Translator English to Canadian French - Cambridge, UK

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Media, Design, Other
East Anglia
£240,000 to £280,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£240000 - £280000 per annum, Benefits: salary negotiable - depending on experience and skills
Centric People
Job Ref:

Job title: Translator – English into Canadian French

Location: Cambridge, UK

Salary: £24,000 - £28,000 per year (DOE)

Contract type: Permanent

Benefits: Annual leave 20 days (after 2 yrs: 22; after 4 yrs: 24) + 8 days bank holidays

About the company

Our client has been at the forefront of the translation, localization and now globalization industries since 1987, and is now a Global Top 10 Localization Provider. They’ve built an in-house production model for the world’s most demanding companies.
They are a warm, lively and welcoming firm with over thirty nationalities represented in its eighteen offices. Every individual adds their own personality to our culture, and allows us to paint a bright, vivid and multi-faceted picture of the world, in micro, in each place. In the end, being part of the team is about more than work. We have activities ranging from summer paint-ball to cookery contests; book exchange to film watching, taking place across all our thirteen countries.

Their global client list currently counts more than 1000 companies and covers a number of verticals:

- IT/Software/Online
- Games and Media
- Automotive
- Luxury and Branded goods - FMCG and Durables

The current vacancy is for a dedicated translation professional who can competently handle a variety of linguistic tasks: translating user interfaces, error messages, Help desk materials, product descriptions, web-content, and perhaps

also marketing materials that really work in the target culture. If you have copywriting talent – even better! Successful candidates will be passionate about translating, have good time management, be curious and interested in IT and new technologies, and have a customer-focused attitude.

Main tasks
Successful applicants will mainly be involved in translating product descriptions, end-user documentation, Q&A, training materials, website content, mostly in the areas of IT, new technologies and e-commerce.
You will be doing terminology work, create/maintain style guides, and be involved with linguists internally and on the client side. Commitment to quality and time management is essential.

Key requirements

- Canadian French to native leve
- 2-3 years translation experience
- Excellent command of your native language
- Good command of English
- Willingness to learn and to go the extra mile
- Ability to review work of others, edit and provide feedback
- Translation experience in IT and technology
- Ability to work under pressure without impacting quality
- Good time management
- Good communication skills
- Professional approach and commitment to quality
- Able to work autonomously as well as within a team
- A good eye for detail and ability to pay attention to multiple references

Optional skills

- Familiar with CAT tools i.e MemoQ and Trados
- Keen interest in IT and new technologies
- Ability to translate/transcreate marketing-type messages
- Experience translating for the e-commerce and finance sector
- Experience adapting EU-Portuguese for the Brazilian market
- As an additional source language, French might be useful

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, then apply today!
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Contact Details:
Centric People
Tel: 01484 90 30 40
Contact: Jacqui Campbell

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