Senior Translator

db Group - Nasr City, Cairo

Applicants for
4 open positions
Experience Needed:
1 to 3 years
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Type:
Full Time
2,500 to 4,000 EGP per month
Arabic, English
4 open positions
About the Job
  • Reading original material and rewriting it in the target language, ensuring that the meaning of the source text is retained;
  • Using Translation Memory software, such as Wordfast, memoQ, across, SDL Trados and Transit NXT, to ensure consistency of translation within documents and help efficiency;
  • Using specialist dictionaries, thesauruses and reference books to find the closest equivalents for terminology and words used;
  • Researching legal, technical and scientific phraseology to find the correct translation;
  • Liaising with clients to discuss any unclear points;
  • Proofreading and editing final translated versions;
  • Providing clients with a grammatically correct, well-expressed final version of the translated text, in the form which the client requests (word, pdf, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Using the internet as research tool throughout the translation process;
  • Prioritizing work to meet deadlines;
  • Consulting with experts in specialist areas;
  • Supplying subtitles for foreign films and television programs;
  • Retaining and developing knowledge on specialist areas of translation;
  • Following various translation-quality standards to ensure legal and ethical obligations to the customer;
  • Collaborating with colleagues by asking and sharing knowledge with the aim to reach the best translation results and help building a professional team.
Job Requirements

You need to show evidence of the following:

  • Fluency in two or more languages; (Preferably English <> Arabic)
  • A good understanding and in-depth knowledge of language/country-specific cultures;
  • Excellent writing skills and command of grammar;
  • Attention to details combined with the ability to work quickly to meet deadlines;
  • You should expect to work to a minimum daily output of 2,000 words;
  • The ability to work as part of a team;
  • The ability to use initiative in a commercial context;
  • Proficiency in the use of a range of computer packages - knowledge of translation-oriented applications and software is helpful, though not essential;
  • Openness to feedback and constructive criticism;
  • Constant eagerness to acquire new knowledge;
  • The ability to work under intense concentration and pressure to submit translations to deadline.
About this Company

db Group is a joint stock multisector business support corporation providing creative solutions for IT Development™, Multilingual Content™, PR & Events™, Business Advisory™ and Media Excellence™.

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