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Proofreader / Quality Manager - English into German (Translation background)

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15 Sep 2021

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Position Summary:

The position of Quality Manager is a key player at TransPerfect. Your particular language skill will allow you to finalize the end product before it goes to the client.

Position responsibilities:
  • Proofread all translated documents for grammar, punctuation and spelling errors
  • Format all translated documents to mirror the original source document
  • Give feedback to Project Manager re translated text in the form of a Q score
  • Suggest subjective changes regarding style, smoothness, and feel of translated documents
  • Utilize reference materials to maintain consistency across projects for individual clients
  • Create glossaries for individual clients to complement reference materials
  • Operate computer assisted translation (CAT) tools to improve efficiency
  • Efficiently maintains formal disciplined operations procedures across a variety of client projects
  • Track project-specific non-conformances and resolutions
  • Assist with making new department processes while improving on existing ones (improve productivity, profitability)
  • Maintain strong relationships with contract translators, editors, and proofreaders
  • Investigate client complaints regarding translations - holding both freelance and full-time employees accountable
  • Be responsible for any errors/omissions associated with their translation projects
  • Track and report on company-wide quality metrics
  • Juggle overlapping projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Perform other special projects or duties when required

Essential skills and experience required:
  • Requires a three-year degree or higher, preferably in a foreign language
  • Native Level of German
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills in English
  • Ability to support multiple projects by keeping accurate and up-to-date project specs
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in all situations, especially under tight deadlines
  • Satisfactory results on company tests
  • Minimum passing grade (subject to individual language) on appropriate foreign language test, as applicable
  • Prior translation industry experience preferred

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