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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

LITERARY TRANSLATORS and EDITORS NEEDED 
(NATIVE SPEAKER OF TARGET LANGUAGE ONLY)

ENGLISH INTO FRENCH, PORTUGUESE, SPANISH, ITALIAN, GERMAN, RUSSIAN AND ARABIC

ALSO NEEDED: PROJECT MANAGERS

Please register with us here whether you qualify for this project or not. Registering with us makes it easier to contact you for this and other translation projects. 

http://www.worldlanguagecommunications.com/careers

DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT: 
We are seeking highly skilled classic literary translators, editors and project managers for 4 English language versions of Chinese books, each written over 100 years ago, into the seven languages listed above.  These books range from 735,000 words to over 1 million words each.



This translation will start in the 3rd week of May. We will be hiring 28 translators, 28 editors and 4 project managers. 


DURATION OF PROJECT: 
Approximately 2 years

TERMS OF PAYMENT: 

All payments will be made monthly or bi-weekly as batches are delivered to us. 


FOR PROJECT MANAGERS
Project Managers do not have to be based in Los Angeles. All payments to PM's will be made monthly or bi-weekly as batches are delivered to us by the translators and editors. Each project manager will be supervising one book; 7 translators and 14 editors. 

You MUST have project manager experience in the translation industry to be considered for this job. It is not necessary to be fluent in the target languages but a strong command of English is absolutely necessary. 

To be considered, please email your resume to careers [at] worldlanguagecommunications.com
In the subject field write: LITERARY TRANS.PROJECT MANAGER



FOR TRANSLATORS AND EDITORS: 
We are being highly selective in our selection process and only literary translators who are 100% native speakers of French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Arabic will be considered.

If you feel you meet this requirement, read the requirements below, answer each of the 5 questions and email your CV as well to: careers [at] worldlanguagecommunications [dot] com

Make sure to put in the subject heading of the email: LITERARYTRANS.YOURLANGUAGE and including the following attachments. For example: LITERARYTRANS.ARABIC or LITERARYTRANS.PORTUGUESE

1) At least a 2-page translation sample of a classic literary work from English into your native language. Provide both the English source and the translated sample. This work can be classic literature, poetry, or literary criticism.

2) Make sure to note the year the English source text was originally written.

3) Your resume with detailed experience translating classic literary work from English into your language.

4) References and contact info for those who you have specifically translated classic literature from English.

5) Your availability for the next 6 months to a year and your rates.

Thank you.


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