Translator / Junior Translator
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Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Hong Kong
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.
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
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
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
Advertised: China Standard Time 15 Oct 2021
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