Document translation sample job description

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Document translation sample job description (Word document)

Job Responsibilities:

  • With in-depth knowledge of the English language, perform translation of written text from foreign language(s) into English (and vice versa) in various business and social settings.
  • Translate a variety of material, particularly formal legal, technological and engineering documentation, from foreign language(s) to English and vice versa, with attention to fact and nuance, so that the intent and tone of the original meaning is preserved.
  • Edit, standardize, proofread, revise and finalize translated material prepared by other employees and contractors.
  • Organize translated material and finalize translation according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.
  • Research legal, technical and scientific phraseology pertinent to the assigned projects.
  • Advise clients and translation team members about matters of English custom, culture and protocol.

Job Deliverables:

  • Proposal documents translated from LANGUAGE to LANGUAGE.

Job Out of Scope Items:

  • Original document development

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years experience translating technical documentation. Proposal translation experience a plus.
  • Technical Knowledge – This position requires the individual to have an excellent background in technical translation and technical writing, especially in proposal, contractual and engineering settings.
  • Writing – Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the reader/audience.
  • Information Gathering and Researching – Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information.
  • Information Organization – Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information.
  • Active Learning – Working with new material or information to grasp its implications.
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, grammar, and history.

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