Localization Academy

Dutch Linguist

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For more than 30 years, TransPerfect has provided comprehensive language and technology solutions to help our clients communicate and conduct business more effectively in a global marketplace. Equipped with a quality management system certified to both the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015 standards, TransPerfect provides a full array of language and business support services, including translation, interpretation, multicultural marketing, website globalization, subtitling, voiceovers, staffing services, e-learning and training, and legal support services. TransPerfect also offers a suite of next-generation technologies that significantly reduce costs and improve consistency throughout the translation process, making TransPerfect the vendor of choice for the world’s leading multinationals.

With annual revenues of over $1.1 billion, TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.

EN > NL Linguistic Specialist

Position summary:

We are looking for a qualified Dutch linguist with experience in translating various types of text for our office in Amsterdam. The successful candidate should be capable of handling a variety of linguistic tasks such as reviewing, post-editing, updating glossaries, creating style guides whilst also being creative with slogans as well as with texts that work in the target culture. You will be working in an international atmosphere and most certainly enjoy the cultural experiences our work environment has to offer.

Position responsibilities:

· Translate/proofread/QM/FE various types of documents (product descriptions, training materials, website content, marketing copy, user interfaces and operating instructions) based on field of expertise

· Perform other language related tasks such as terminology research and glossary maintenance

· Perform language test in running program (where applicable)

· Juggle multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment

· Consult with Project Coordinators/Managers to discuss clients’ expectations

· Broaden your fields of expertise to be able to handle a most versatile range of text material

· Work as a team member to ensure each project is finished as scheduled and according to the highest possible technical/linguistic standards

· Relay linguistic and quality issues (Vs time, client or general process constraints) to other production groups and Translation Team Lead

· Cooperate with Translation Team Lead towards general translation process improvement and future resource deployment (when required)

· Adhere to the Company’s internal procedures in accordance with the ISO standards

Essential skills and experience required:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Translation and Localization
  • Must have excellent communication (written and verbal) skills in English and native level of Dutch
  • Prior translation / proofreading experience and comfortable in different fields of expertise, i.e. technical, fashion, life style or life sciences (travel and tourism is desirable)
  • Familiar with the use of translation memory tools such as Trados or WordFast
  • Self-motivated with a passion for languages
  • Acute attention to detail, spelling and grammar
  • Ability to support multiple projects, experience coordinating assignment of resources
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in all situations, especially under tight deadlines

TransPerfect provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local law.

We celebrate diversity as one of our core values and we have a clear goal: to be an inclusive workplace where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work. Together with passionate, creative and collaborative colleagues, we are working to ensure accessibility is for everyone.