Localization Academy

Swiss German Linguist – Remote

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Work Location: Remote in Switzerland/ Work from home

Work Schedule: Part-time, flexible

Engagement Model: Freelance

Language Needed: Swiss German

Project Duration: 3 months

Work Schedule: 10-15 hours per week

Start Date: January 2024

DataForce by TransPerfect is currently looking for a remote Linguist with fluency in Swiss German to join our team on a freelance basis. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative project involving data training for text-to-speech technology.

Role Summary

The ideal candidate will have a BA or higher degree in Linguistics or has taken 3 or more courses in undergraduate or higher-level courses in Linguistics, including Phonology/Phonetics. 

This is a freelance remote engagement. This role requires a high level of independence, adaptation, and accuracy – a love of attention to detail will help to succeed in this role!


  • Evaluating linguistic material for its adherence to Swiss German
  • Proofreading to see that text is being normalized in a manner appropriate for Swiss German
  • Phonetic and/or phonemic transcription (will be evaluated at the interview stage)
  • Recordings QA – check that recordings are being uttered appropriately by the voice talents (no background noises, lip-smacking, disfluencies, or idiosyncrasies such as sibilance); 
  • Voice evaluation – evaluate that voice samples follow the client-defined criteria
  • Miscellaneous linguistic tasks including but not limited to phonetic and/or phonemic transcription.


  • Idiomatic fluency in Swiss German;
  • Experience in phonetics, phonology or sociolinguistics;
  • Minimum undergraduate degree in linguistics or related field; 
  • Prior experience with linguistic data, especially voice or phonetic data;
  • Prior experience supporting the development of Text-to-Speech technology; 
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to turn around deliverables on a tight schedule;
  • Good communication skills, including discussions in English;
  • Reliable.

Please note, after you apply, you will receive an email with further instructions, you would need to check your SPAM folder as well, as the emails sometimes end up there.

In case you have any questions about this role contact us at: DataForce.Sourcing@transperfect.com

DataForce by TransPerfect is part of the TransPerfect family of companies, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, with offices in more than 100 cities worldwide.

We offer high-quality data for Human-Machine Interaction to some of the most prestigious technology companies in the world. Our department focuses on gathering, enriching and processing data for Machine Learning in different AI domains.

To learn more about DataForce please visit us at https://www.transperfect.com/dataforce

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