translation help needed (Spanish/English) [closed]

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I don't speak Spanish.  With the help of Google translation, I took the basics of one of the welcome messages from http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Welcoming_New_Members#Confirming_Volunteers

Following is "Spanish version" (I hope) and what it's supposed to say (according to Google).  Does it?  Can you improve on it or maybe help create some variations?  Thanks!

¡Hola y Bienvenidos a WikiTree!

Si necesita ayuda para comenzar – en calidad de invitado o miembro – vaya a las páginas web: <a href="http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:WikiTree_Help">Help</a>, <a href="http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/How_to_use_WikiTree">How to Use WikiTree</a>, y <a href="http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/">G2G forums</a>. Si usted no habla Inglés, utilice <a href=http://translate.google.com/#en/es/>Google translate</a>.

¡Espero que encuentre lo que está buscando aquí, y gracias por unirse a nuestra comunidad!

Hello and welcome to WikiTree!
If you need help getting started - as a guest or member - go to the website: Help, How to Use WikiTree, and G2G forums. If you do not speak English, use Google translate.
I hope you find what you are looking for here, and thanks for joining our community!

closed with the note: translation confirmed as OK to use, so no more help needed.
in Policy and Style by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (351k points)
closed by Liz Shifflett
s'ok - I just used that for a person who commented "si" with the volunteer option. I'll let you know if I get any feedback on it from him. But it also occurred to me, that with the "as a guest or member," this should work for a regular welcome better than a confirmation welcome (confirmation welcome doesn't need the "guest or member" bit).

Cheers,

Liz

Liz- have you tried any other translators? I know when it comes to the Czech language it seems to be way off sometimes or doesn't take into account that Czech and Slavic use different diacritics. I don't know how good google translator is for Spanish. Never tried using it for Spanish. Seems like different tools work better than others for specific languages.

I use this one because it's works better with Czech. Have no idea how well it works for Spanish.

http://www.translation24x7.com/

Thanks Michelle! I'll keep this in mind for the next time. I guess I should have closed this question after I got an answer from the translator (below). Cheers, Liz
I know my comment wasn't really related to the question. I just thought I'd throw that option out there.

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I am a certified translator and it looks fine. google translation has improved a great deal. I think it is wonderful that you are placing greetings in other languages. hope to see more of it.
by Gloria Lange G2G6 (9.9k points)
selected by Liz Shifflett
Thanks so much!

I've added the Spanish welcome to http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Welcoming_New_Members#Confirming_Volunteers .

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