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Translator / Junior Translator

Apply now Job no: 496903
Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Hong Kong
Categories: Translator

Position Summary

We are seeking a translator to undertake translation work of both Chinese documents into English and English documents into Chinese (both simplified and traditional).  The translation work will be expected to be in a manner where people reading the translation are unable to tell that the document is not in its original language.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Holds a recognised qualification in translation (certificate or degree).

  • At least 2 years’ of translation experience within a professional services firm

  • Familiar with computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools in which a computer database of previously translated sentences or segments (Translation Memories) may be used to translate new text.  

  • Ability to annotate PDF documents

 

Desirable

  • Previous experience working in a law firm

  • Previous experience / knowledge in using Indesign/Illustrator for text or basis edits, i.e. (fonts, colouring, size, positioning, etc)

  • Able to perform simultaneous translations for Mandarin to English or vice versa

     

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Able to speak, read, and write fluently in English; ability to read and write/type both simplified and traditional Chinese characters, as well as speak fluent Mandarin

  • Ability to produce simplified Chinese translations targeting mainland Chinese readers without using expressions/ phrases / terms from Hong Kong SAR or Taiwan Chinese that may confuse the target audience 

  • Ability 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

  • Ability to properly transmit any cultural references, including slang, and other expressions that do not translate literally, in both English and Chinese

  • Experience working on medium / large project teams, involving large document translations

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

  • Pro-active, solution-oriented, analytic approach to problems

  • Strong focus on quality

  • Strong work ethic

 

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