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Japanese Linguist (Remote)

Provo, UT
  • Posted: over a month ago
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Job Description

Position Overview:


Reporting to the relevant Team Leader, Language Services Manager, or Assistant Director, and as an integral part of Questel’s Language Services Team, this role is responsible for producing high-quality, accurate translations of technical documents, and for revising these documents when necessary. 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Perform translation and/or MT post-editing of documents provided by clients in the qualified language pair of Japanese and English
  • Read, revise, and evaluate translated documents to detect errors in meaning, accuracy, usage, terminology, spelling, grammar, style, tone and syntax
  • Edit translated documents to ensure a true and accurate representation of source document content, adherence to style guides, and compliance with client-specific and country-specific publication specifications
  • Conduct quality control of translations in one or more qualified language pairs (language pairs include English and/or one non-English language)
  • Evaluate in-country translator performance and provide support and guidance to translation vendors
  • Manage translation memory and term bases using Questel’s internal system
  • When required, provide some training to new members of staff once fully trained
  • Work on special projects and other duties as assigned by management


Qualifications & Skills:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in languages, translation, or a technical discipline or excellent command of source and target languages, and at least 1 year professional translation experience.  In addition, any combination of education, experience and training which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:


  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and to work to deadlines
  • Experience with CAT tools preferred
  • Ability to comprehend difficult texts in the source language in a wide range of subject matters
  • Knowledge of editing and proofreading best practices
  • Ability to detect errors in meaning, usage, terminology, spelling, grammar, style, tone, and syntax
  • Ability to follow country-specific editing guidelines and editing formats
  • Exceptional research skills, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively multi-task in stressful situations
  • Ability to work independently, but also collaborate with others as a team
  • Highly motivated with a willingness to take initiative and complete assignments
  • Ability to stay on task with minimal supervision and regularly report on progress
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Participate in a culture of responsiveness to strengthen relationships and ensure the needs and time of others are met and respected

Supervision Received:


Supervision is provided by the relevant Team Leader, Language Services Manager, or Assistant Director


Supervision Exercised:



Physical/Sensory/Mental Demands:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Consistently standing and/or sitting with the ability to meet with other team members
  • Consistently operating a computer and other office productivity machinery
  • Remembering names and details
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all information that is or will be confidential and proprietary to Questel or Questel’s clients


Additional Requirements:


Verification of identity and criminal records check




Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Equal Employment Opportunity - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.



Provo, UT
84601 USA



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