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Job Description

  • Facilitates effective communication between two parties that do not speak a similar language by converting one written language to another.
  • Ensures appropriate relay of concepts and ideas between the source and target languages.
  • Translators predominantly work with business, technical, literary, academic, legal and scientific written materials including letters, reports, articles, books, invoices, advertisements, and educational material, etc.
  • Translators' work incorporates: reading documents, writing and editing copies, writing summaries, consulting clients.
  • Manages work schedules to meet deadlines.

Skills Requirement

  • Speaks, reads, and writes fluently in at least two languages.
  • Good general knowledge, natural curiosity and willingness to learn.
  • Employs computer-assisted translation to compile information into glossaries and terminology databases to be used in translations.
  • An ability to grasp varied and complex issues, react swiftly to changing circumstances, manage information and communicate effectively.
  • Thorough knowledge of the institutions, culture, attitudes and practices in the countries where that language is spoken, normally acquired through residence there.
  • The ability to relay the style and tone of the original language.
  • Must be able to write sentences that maintain or duplicate the structure and style of the original meaning while keeping the ideas and facts of the original meaning accurate.
  • Must properly transmit any cultural references, including slang, and other expressions that do not translate literally.

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