Freelance: Foreign Language Content Contributor

Description

Transparent Language is a leading provider of best-practice language-learning software for consumers, government agencies, educational institutions, and businesses. Since 1991, Transparent Language has helped millions of individuals learn new languages quickly, easily, and effectively. More than 12,000 schools and universities use our products.

While projects vary at any given time, we are always accepting resumes for talented professionals available for contract work in the following areas:

Content Creator

Creates original language-learning content based on guidelines provided by Transparent Language; proofreads language-learning content based on guidelines; designs leveled courses for beginning, intermediate, and advanced adult learners.

Requirements

  • Experience teaching the target language, preferably at the university level
  • Exceptional understanding of grammar structure of the target language (and English)
  • Ability to work remotely, using a variety of programs, such as Skype and Google docs
  • Ability to work with multiple contact people and language team members
  • Basic PC skills and proficiency with MS Office products
  • Willingness and aptitude for learning new software applications
  • Creativity and passion for language learning

 

Editor/Proofreader

Edits translations, in MS Office or software engines, for flow/presentation, accuracy, and consistency; fixes typos, punctuation, and grammar mistakes; offers solutions and clarifications on issues found.

Requirements

  • 1-2 years experience editing/proofreading language materials
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic PC skills with good working knowledge of MS Office
  • Native or near-native speaker of the target language

Translator/Localization Expert

Translates text for specific target markets, based on templates provided by Transparent Language; localizes software applications and web content.

Requirements

  • 1-2 years experience translating/localizing language materials
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic PC skills and proficiency with MS Office products
  • Knowledge of current software application terminology
  • Experience using translation memory systems
  • Native or near-native speaker of the target language

Voice-over Artist

Records target-language text in our sound studio or remotely, using Transparent Language’s recording software.

Requirements

  • Native speaker of target language (no outside accent influence, please)
  • Must have a clear, pleasant voice
  • Ability to take direction well and be detailed-oriented
  • Ability to learn/train on new computer programs, such as recording software
  • Access to appropriate recording equipment (quality microphone/headset) to record remotely

Languages of Special Interest:

Tagalog Indonesian Ukrainian Polish
Thai
Albanian Amharic Arabic Arabic (Iraqi)
Arabic (Levantine) Arabic (Modern Standard) Arabic, Syrian Armenian
Baluchi Bambara Bengali Cambodian (Khmer)
Chichewa Chinese (Cantonese) Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese, Wu
Dari Farsi French Fulani
Haitian Creole Hausa Hebrew Hindi
Igbo Illocano   Javanese
Kazakh Kongo Korean    Kyrgyz
Lao Lingala Maguindanao Myanmar
Nepali Norwegian Pashto Pashto (Afghanistan)
Pashto (Pakistan) Portuguese Punjabi Quechua
Russian Shona Sinhala Somali
Sotho (Northern and Southern) Spanish (Latin America)   Tajiki
Tamasheq Tamil Tausug  
Tigrinya Turkish Urdu Uyghur
Vietnamese Wolof Xhosa Yoruba
Zarma

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