Title: Japanese Translator (Japanese >English)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 09:00 – 18:00 (circa)
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
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
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.
Knowledge, Experience, and Skills (preferred)
Native-level fluency in Japanese and English, particularly reading &
Strong understanding of the Japanese culture.
Experience within the translation industry or working professionally as a
Excellent knowledge of business software applications (e.g. Microsoft
Office, memoQ, Plunet).
Be proactive with clear and effective communication skills (verbal and
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.