Inhouse translator (German > English)
What we are looking for
We are currently looking to recruit a German to English financial translator to work at our offices in Aldershot on the Hampshire/Surrey borders. Candidates must have native-speaker command of English and proven expertise in the area of accounting or financial services. The following would constitute our ideal applicant profile:
- Completely fluent in German
- Professional qualifications / work experience in the fields of finance, accounting or financial markets
- Outstanding writing skills in English
- Lived and worked for an extended period in a German-speaking country
- Educated to at least degree level
- Previous experience of translation and/or copywriting
- Good computer literacy
- Previous experience with Adobe InDesign
In more general terms, candidates should have a genuine interest in translation/writing, must be able to work under pressure to deadlines when necessary and be able to accept and learn from constructive criticism as part of a translation team.
What we offer
We offer an informal but thoroughly professional working environment, the opportunity to work as part of a team of highly competent translators for a range of demanding but generally cooperative and helpful customers, a competitive salary, a discretionary bonus scheme and a pension plan for permanent staff positions.
The precise terms and conditions, including working hours, are subject to negotiation and the individual profile of applicants. All applicants are expected to complete test translations as part of the selection process.
Please respond in the first instance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, attaching your CV and any other information you consider pertinent.
LingServe may offer temporary (three-month or six-month) internships from time to time.
The primary duty of an intern at LingServe is to act in a support role to enhance the efficiency of colleagues in translation and project management. Due to the nature of the work and our focus at LingServe on German/English translation, potential candidates must be either native English or German speakers.
Duties include the following:
- Pre- and post-translation maintenance of customers' online content management systems.
- Preparation and formatting of texts for optimum compatibility with CAT tools.
- Terminology management including alignment of source/target texts.
- Review and revision of translations.
- Ad-hoc project work and office duties.
Interns are given training and hands-on experience with at least one commonly used CAT tool and are able to work on live translation projects, with feedback and support from senior translators.
Internships are available for a period of up to six months and the position is remunerated. The hours of work are negotiable and can be arranged flexibly. Age has no bearing on suitability for an internship.
We believe that those who would gain most from the experience of working as an intern at LingServe are recent Translation MA graduates or Quereinsteiger considering a career change to translation from a different walk of life.
We would be interested in hearing from freelance translators who satisfy the criteria specified above for the position of inhouse German to English financial translator.
Please note, however, that we require our freelance translators to use Transit CAT software. As we are unable to guarantee any specific volume of work, this may represent a barrier for anyone not already working with Transit.