The Mission Support Operation is currently soliciting experienced editors for a language services contract supporting an Intelligence Community customer in the National Capital Region (NCR). Editors will be responsible for checking the accuracy and style of the translation, ensuring adherence to customer standards for grammar, style and format, tracking errors, and providing feedback to writers and management.
Languages Supported: Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Dari, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Hausa, Indonesian, Korean, Kurdish, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, and Urdu.
All work will be performed from the candidate’s home office. The majority of the work will take place Monday through Friday; however, nights and weekends may be required.
Editors will be responsible for ensuring that all products are grammatically correct according to idiomatic American English and meet designated customer style standards. The will develop and maintain a language services quality control and quality assurance program. Editors will monitor the accuracy and completeness of the translated products by systematically selecting jobs from all personnel for review. They will provide effective feedback on product issues to linguists to assist in their development. Editors will track linguist errors to make recommendations on advancement and training.
- US citizen
- A test may be given to assess editing skills
- Have native-level oral and written fluency in English
- Have at least 3 years of professional experience
- Have experience editing, technical writing, or related experience
- Have the ability to review and edit translated media to ensure accuracy, correct syntax and expression usage, and correct use of the English language
- Have strong critical thinking skills, sound judgment,
- Have excellent communication, organizational, and writing skills (English); be able to provide succinct instructions in high-pressure situations, often under time constraints
- Be able to adjust to constantly changing priorities and demand
- Have the ability to provide corrective and constructive feedback to linguists; become a subject matter expert in customer product standards
- Must possess ADVANCED computer skills; including MS Office and Internet Research skills
- Ability to work independently and as a contributor to a virtual team
- Self-starter with curious mindset and desire to solve problems and learn new skills
- Knowledge of Human Language Technology (HLT) such as computer assisted translation (CAT) tools (e.g,. Trados, Worldserver, OmegaT, or other commercial tools), post-edited machine translation, and adaptive machine translation tools.
- Have a bachelor’s degree or higher
- Have previous experience working as a linguist
- Have the ability to accurately provide cultural and ethnic context
- Previous experience working in traditional or non-traditional media (e.g., radio, TV, newspaper, press agency, Internet) or journalism
- Have experience conducting Internet Research
- Have working knowledge of a foreign language
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:Yes
Clearance Level Required:None
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
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