Japanese Translator

November 28, 2023
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Title: Japanese Translator (Japanese >English) Hours: Monday - Friday, 09:00 – 18:00 (circa) Type: Remote

PTW is currently recruiting a Japanese Translator for our global Translation operation. We're looking for candidates with advanced language skills and in-depth cultural knowledge of Japanese.

You will be responsible for correctly translating video game content and acting as an interpreter to change other associated text into Japanese from English. You will follow product-specific guidelines to ensure the maximum linguist quality and adherence to all relevant conventions. You will be working as part of a team of language specialists to produce high-quality translations, either by translating yourself or reviewing documentation.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Create or help create glossaries and style guides following pre-defined guidelines from the client.
  • Create or help create characterisation documents
  • Carry out translation work following provided guidelines and instructions, including First Party terminology.
  • Carry out revision work following provided guidelines and instructions, including First Party terminology
  • Work as part of a larger team of translators or revisers
  • Provide linguistic feedback for work carried out externally.
  • All work is carried out by meeting the outlined deadlines and industry- standard productivity figures.
  • Be responsive in email and chat communications, ensuring clarity in all messages sent
  • Adhere to company Security, Confidentiality and Health and Safety procedures and ensure the compliance of the team.
  • Adhere to the company IT and HR procedures and ensure the compliance of the team.
  • Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and align with the values of the organisation.
  • Requirements

    Knowledge, Experience, and Skills (preferred)

  • Native-level fluency in Japanese and English, particularly reading & writing.

  • Strong understanding of the Japanese culture.

  • Experience within the translation industry or working professionally as a Translator.
  • Excellent knowledge of business software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office, memoQ, Plunet).
  • Be proactive with clear and effective communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Good organisation and problem-solving skills and have a “can-do” attitude and positive thinking.

  • The ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines and stay focused.

  • Excellent accuracy, attention to detail, and organizational skills.
  • Sound research and translation judgment skills, and have self-motivation, adaptability, and professionalism.
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