Technical Translator - German to English (native English only, office-based) - Buckinghamshire

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£26,000 - £28,000 - Translation & Localization
Ref: 40 Date Posted: Wednesday 05 Sep 2018
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This is an exciting opportunity to work with a global leader in the building industry; providing innovative designs and installations in more than eighty countries worldwide.  


Linguistica International are assisting our client in finding an experienced technical translator fluent in both English and German to optimise the translation process at their UK base.


About you


Whilst English is your mother tongue, you hold a graduate degree in the German language with near native fluency in both your written and verbal communication. You may also hold an official qualification in translation, giving you the skills you need to break the language barrier for our client.


You are able to flow between German and English seamlessly; demonstrating your extensive knowledge of both grammar and nuances between the two languages. Your attention to detail, IT literacy, and experience in utilising CAT tools will be invaluable in this role.


You pride yourself on your ability to work accurately and effectively under pressure. You’re flexible in your work and can adapt to a fast-paced, constantly-changing environment; always striving to meet deadlines and deliver the highest possible quality final product.


What you’ll be doing


Each day, you’ll be translating a wide range of technical documentation from German into English; utilising your outstanding translation and written communication skills to ensure every piece you complete reads as fluid, original English.


From order and fabrication manuals and operating instructions to more technical computer applications and test reports, it’ll be up to you to make sure each document is completed to the highest possible standard and is fit for publication.


As a creative and detail-oriented individual, you will also be responsible for translating our client’s German marketing, advertising, and corporate communication texts; injecting sufficient flair to effectively convey the message and reflect their brand in the English language.


Your inquisitive nature will be your greatest asset as you research appropriate sources to attain the level of technical knowledge about your products required to produce a comprehensive and accurate translation.


In addition, you will also contribute to our client’s extensive collection of company-specific terminology. As you learn new terms from subject experts and specialists, within your reference material, and through your own research, you will enter these onto the constantly updated terminology database to assist in future translations.


You’ll also assist the Translation Services Manager by sharing responsibility for project management from time to time; from cost estimation and scheduling, all the way to outsourcing expert assistance and troubleshooting.


You’ll be involved in every step of the translation project lifecycle; processing new enquiries with your team, logging all incoming projects on our client’s top-of-the-range database, and analysing your translations against the translation memory. Once your translations are complete, you’ll be able to format and prepare these documents ready for publication.