Trainee Translator
SDL
Cluj, RO
4 zile în urmă

Overview of Job

You will be responsible for delivering translations of the highest quality and accuracy, on time and within budget. Reporting to the Translation Line Manager or Translation Manager, you will receive regular mentoring and feedback on your performance and you will be expected to show rapid development in translation skills and technique.

You will show positive progression towards the role of lead translator, and based on your progression and attainment, you may be required to act as lead translator for appropriate projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Translation of software, technical and multimedia texts and collaterals into your native language
  • Review (editing and proofing, 'revision') of translations done by other translators
  • Understanding and correctly complying with SDL’s linguistic and project procedures and processes
  • Meeting the required standards for quality, throughput and delivery deadlines
  • Managing terminology effectively
  • Linguistic QA testing of localised software, help and websites
  • Linguistic QA checking of localised DTP and audio output
  • Using required translation tools in the most effective way, especially with regard to SDL’s language technology
  • Linguistic support for SDL lead translators and project managers and on your projects
  • Providing linguistic support for other SDL departments such as DTP, Engineering and Audio
  • Accurately recording daily working time through use of Timesheet program
  • Acting as lead translator on designated projects and accounts, judged as appropriate by your Manager and with ongoing support from senior team members
  • Competences and Experience

  • Translating competence
  • Educated to degree level, preferably with a recognised qualification in translation or similar discipline
  • Excellent translation ability in applicable subject areas, being able to produce translations which are accurate, linguistically correct, consistent, complete and adapted to country standards
  • Previous experience in translation and localization preferred eg placement
  • Highly quality conscious
  • Linguistic and textual competence

  • Native speaker in Romanian
  • Excellent command of required source language o Knowledge of major text type conventions for source and target languages
  • Ability to research in depth a variety of subjects to acquire specialised knowledge
  • Knowledge of Internet searching and tools
  • High-level knowledge of cultural standards associated with source and target languages
  • Technical competence

  • Good computer literacy and related technical competence
  • Knowledge of Translation Memory tools preferred
  • Good typing skills
  • Personal competences

  • Motivated self-starter, who can work on own initiative as well being a strong team player
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Flexible and proactive approach to tackling tasks and problems
  • Ability to adapt quickly and use feedback positively for self-development
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