Senior English - Arabic Translator/ Reviewer

Ideas Professional Translation - Cairo

Applicants for
5 open positions
Experience Needed:
3 to 5 years
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Type:
Freelance / Project
Arabic, English
5 open positions
About the Job

Main Duties:

  • In depth-Understanding the source language text, rendering it correctly in the target language with the appropriate meaning, style and register to the target audience.
  • Trans-creating may also be part of the job, which is a mix of translation, localization and copy writing, where the text is culturally and linguistically adapted to suit the reader.
  • Making sure that the intellectual and structural content of the source language is maintained in the target language.
  • Conducting any required research, using specialized dictionaries, thesauruses, and online sources, to find the most accurate translation of the source text.
  • Read, understand and follow all instructions of the project he/she works on.
  • Proofreading and editing the translated material.
  • Adhering to the Translation Style Guide approved to work accordingly.
  • Making sure that their translations meet the applicable standards through sufficient research, checking by performing second and total final revision.
  • Maintaining an ethical code that protects the confidentiality of information.
  • Revises translations done by others.
  • Ability to use Translation Memory software, such as Wordfast, SDL Trados to ensure consistency of translation within documents and help efficiency.
  • Monitors and makes suggestions to improve performance and accuracy.
  • Maintains and builds our English-Arabic glossaries for words and terms.
  • Quality Control of the English content.
  • Prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
  • Collaborating with colleagues by asking and sharing knowledge with the aim to reach the best translation results and help building a professional team.
  • Translation may include a variety of documents that can be commercial, Educational, Legal, marketing materials, documentary films/ movies' script or technical.
Job Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in English Arts, Translation & Linguistics, or any other relevant field.
  • Preferable postgraduate studies in translation field such as the AUC translation diplomas.
  • 3 -5 years of translation experience
  • Excellent writing skills and command of grammar.
  • Attention to details combined with the ability to work quickly and under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent writing & grammar skills of English and Arabic
  • Time management skills
  • Problem-solving & effective communication skills
  • Working as a part of a team
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