Part-time Freelance Translators/French to English/Science & Technology
We are a UK based international publisher of Science and Technology research based materials. Currently we publish 100 titles (books) annually with our co-publishing partner John Wiley & Sons. ISTE is the number one independent UK and mainland Europe publisher in our sector. www.iste.co.uk
To translate from French to Modern English previously published French texts or, new manuscripts written in French. We now require translators with experience in the following subjects: Digital Signal Processing, Geographical Information Systems, IT/Computer Science, Life Sciences (Biology) and Networks & Telecommunications.
To communicate confidently and fluently with authors in French (spoken and written). Provide regular reports on progress of projects to ISTE.
In the process of completing MA or PhD in science and technology; Good written and oral communication skills in French and Modern English;
Experience: Work experience in translating or working within a science/technology research environment would be desirable. IT skills essential especially of Word and able to format would be desirable. Experience of LaTeX, Photoshop and Illustrator would be desirable.
Personal qualities: Time management skills to keep scheduled dates and prioritise work are essential; Act on own initiative but also be part of a team are essential; be flexible and able to work under pressure are essential; Interpersonal and communication skills especially in conversing with authors who will be Professors of faculties or research companies, Laboratory technicians or top consultants to companies or government departments.
Part-time freelance. Perfect for students looking for completely flexible working hours to fit around study and other commitments.
Salary parameters and contract:
£2100.00-£5040.00 per project subject to negotiation depending on project length and complexity. This equates to an hourly rate of approx. £30 to £40 on translating approx. five pages per hour.
No interview necessary. Suitable applicants will be given a sample translation test to verify the quality of their linguistic ability.
When applicants have passed our test and signed a contract to translate a chosen project.
Method of application:
Apply via online only with cover letter and CV.