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Terminologist (English & French) – Toronto

Alexa Translations

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted June 3, 2018.


About the Company

Alexa Translations helps many of the world’s largest and most prestigious professional services firms, financial institutions, asset managers and consumer product brands with translation solutions that elevate the way they do business.

About the Role

The Terminologist will play a key role to ensure the highest quality delivery of our English and French translation documents. In this role, the Terminologist will also support managing the quality translation management infrastructure and repositories (Translation Memories, Term Bases, Glossaries etc.).

Main Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update the term repositories and translation memories
  • Support the linguistic, operations and project management teams by answering questions relating to ongoing translation/revision/proofreading projects
  • Research terms and phrases
  • Ensure copy style, standard and guidelines are followed in French and English print material
  • Act as the primary point of contact between the clients and the internal linguistic team, in order to better understand and address the client’s preferences, style, tone, reference documents
  • Participate in conference calls
  • Create, update and maintain consistent, personalized client profiles, general stylistic, terminology guidelines and client specific term preferences
  • Support process efficiency initiatives where possible. Work very closely with the linguistic and production teams, leads, supervisors or managers, and/or clients in order to achieve desired efficiencies
  • Standardization of client an industry terminology
  • Assist the project management team with identifying appropriate memories and term bases for specific texts
  • Conduct rigorous terminology searches to an industry or client, for future reference
  • Requirements / Desired skills

  • University degree in Translation and/or a Translation Certificate
  • Fluent in both French and English
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in both English and French
  • Excellent attention to detail and rigorous approach
  • Great knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation rules
  • Wonderful communication and teamwork skills across organization, departments and job levels
  • Positive spirit and attitude
  • Strong MS Office, Adobe (PDF mark-ups) and CAT tool skills
  • Ability to learn news skills and adapt to new processes and technologies
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities
  • Experience in a previous translation and legal fields is an asset
  • Previous experience as a terminologist is an asset
  • Strong research skills
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