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Freelance Project Coordinator (German-speaking) - 10 hours per week

Freelance Business Development Consultant (German-speaking) - half day per week, flexible hours

In-house Project Coordinator / Linguist (German into English) - 30 hours per week

Freelance German into English technical/creative translators/proofreaders

Freelance French into English technical/creative translators/proofreaders

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Freelance Project Coordinator (German-speaking) - 10 hours per week

As a project coordinator at ecls translations, you’ll take ownership over the successful delivery of translation and review projects.

 

You’ll prioritise the focus on fostering strong relationships with clients and colleagues, and will have a passion for delivering high-quality translations to support our customers with their desired outcomes.

 

You love tasks involving detail and organisation, and thrive in an environment where you’re able to take initiative, problem solve and contribute your ideas to actively shape the company’s development.

 

Your mission

 

In the first two weeks, you’ll be given detailed training on the software, systems and processes we use, along with an introduction to our clients in the technical and marketing sectors and our team of linguists.

 

As project coordinator at ecls, you’ll then be preparing and sending quotes (where required), accepting, logging and scheduling language projects and placing these with the best-suited members of our team. You’ll have oversight over the progress of projects and ensure timely delivery of high-quality translations to our clients.

 

Our values and culture

 

Afficionados – we’re fanatic about all things language and culture and continuously strive to master our craft. You’re already talented at what you do – and we’ll challenge you to become even better.

 

Purpose – we focus on creating value for our partners and on the impact we have for our customers, from start-ups and growing businesses to multi-national corporations.

 

Collaboration – we enjoy positive, open collaboration within our team and with our customers, too. We value integrity, transparency and consistency, and guide our clients with honest advice. With a focus on keeping things simple, we’re continuously improving and developing more efficient processes for the benefit of our clients and our team.

 

You should apply if

 

You’re positive and pro-active with a passion for detail and customer service. You enjoy taking initiative and problem solving.

 

You speak fluent German and have at least 1 year of experience in a similar position in the translation industry. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with various technologies, and like working with numbers. You also have strong written and verbal communication skills and effective time management.

 

Some of the benefits our team loves

 

Hybrid/remote working

Regular training and development opportunities tailored to your role

A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity

 

Feedback from our team members

 

“I particularly enjoy the company spirit and morale at ecls, along with the flexibility of hybrid working. I have been given in-depth training as part of a supportive, empowering team and receive continuous feedback. The role is really varied and there’s lots of potential to develop and grow.” – Isabel

 

What does ecls do and why?

 

At ecls translations, we’re on a mission to help advance global prosperity, harmony and connectedness – one word at a time. We’re an award-winning translation agency specialising in the manufacturing, marketing and technology sectors. With a particular focus on French and German translation, we support local businesses exporting their products and services overseas, PR firms, copywriting companies and embassies, as well as partnering with large LSPs for global companies such as Continental AG, Netflix and Google.

 

Since 2016, we have been helping our clients connect and engage across international borders with our high-quality translations. We’ve been growing year on year and have exciting plans for future growth. If you share our values and are excited about creating exceptional experiences for our customers and supporting them in their success, we look forward to talking to you!

 

Further details

 

Working hours: ~9 hours per week, 36 hours per month (with potential to grow).

Contract type: Freelance consultant.

Salary: Hourly fee to be agreed.

Location: Remote. We work 90% remotely and are scattered around the UK, with a shared office space in the North West.

Equipment: We will provide any necessary software licences (XTRF, XTM, Phrase).

 

The next steps

 

To apply to join our team, please send your CV and covering letter to emma@ecls-translations.com.

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Freelance Business Development Consultant (German-speaking) - half day per week, flexible hours

As a Business Development Consultant at ecls translations, you’ll take ownership over identifying opportunities in our target markets and engaging with potential B2B customers. You’ll prioritise the focus on building relationships and nurturing contacts, and will have a passion for delivering quality customer service. You’re positive and pro-active and thrive in an environment where you’re able to make an impact as a key member of the team.

 

Your mission

 

Your main focus will be on driving the business forward, generating new business via various channels, including LinkedIn, in-person events, telephone and email, and expertly developing relationships with potential B2B customers.

 

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Contacting potential new clients requiring translation support from German and French into English in the technology, manufacturing and marketing sectors (and identifying key decision makers).
  • Gathering information regarding clients’ current challenges, goals and needs to help us tailor our services and add maximum value.
  • Attending client industry events as well as translation industry events and further networking opportunities.
  • Creating proposals for new business, presenting to potential clients and highlighting the benefits and value.
  • Negotiating and reaching agreement on proposals, ensuring customer satisfaction and maintaining long-term relationships.
  • Staying updated with industry trends, competitors and market conditions to effectively position our services.

Our values and culture

 

Afficionados – we’re fanatic about all things language and culture and continuously strive to master our craft. You’re already talented at what you do – and we’ll challenge you to become even better.

 

Purpose – we focus on creating value for our partners and on the impact we have for our customers, from start-ups and growing businesses to multi-national corporations.

 

Collaboration – we enjoy positive, open collaboration within our team and with our customers, too. We value integrity, transparency and consistency, and guide our clients with honest advice. With a focus on keeping things simple, we’re continuously improving and developing more efficient processes for the benefit of our clients and our team.

 

You should apply if

 

You’re known for being a great listener with excellent written and verbal communication skills. You speak fluent German and have an established network of contacts, with proven experience in a business development role either within the translation industry itself or within the technology, manufacturing or marketing industry in Germany. You love being organised and are driven with a passion for delivering customer excellence and a keenness to bring your energy and knowledge to our friendly, supportive team.

 

Some of the benefits our team loves

 

Attractive commission structure

Remote/hybrid working

Regular training and development opportunities tailored to your role

A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity

 

Feedback from our team members

 

“I particularly enjoy the company spirit and morale at ecls, along with the flexibility of hybrid working. I have been given in-depth training as part of a supportive, empowering team and receive continuous feedback. The role is really varied and there’s lots of potential to develop and grow.” – Isabel

 

What does ecls do and why?

 

At ecls translations, we’re on a mission to help advance global prosperity, harmony and connectedness – one word at a time. We’re an award-winning translation agency specialising in the manufacturing, marketing and technology sectors. With a particular focus on French and German translation, we support local businesses exporting their products and services overseas, PR firms, copywriting companies and embassies, as well as partnering with large LSPs for global companies such as Continental AG, Netflix and Google.

 

Since 2016, we have been helping our clients connect and engage across international borders with our high-quality translations. We’ve been growing year on year and have exciting plans for future growth. If you share our values and are excited about creating exceptional experiences for our customers and supporting them in their success, we look forward to talking to you!

 

Further details

 

Working hours: 1 x half day per week to begin with.

Salary: Half-day rate plus attractive commission structure.

Location: Remote; ideally candidate will be based in Germany.

 

The next steps

 

To apply to join our team, please send your CV and covering letter (in English or German) to emma@ecls-translations.com by EOB Friday 24th November 2023 and we look forward to inviting you to an interview with us.

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In-house Project Coordinator / Linguist (German into English) - 30 hours per week

As a project coordinator / linguist at ecls translations, you’ll take ownership over the successful delivery of translation and review projects. You’ll prioritise the focus on fostering strong relationships with clients and colleagues, and will have a passion for delivering high-quality translations to support our customers with their desired outcomes. You love tasks involving detail and organisation, and thrive in an environment where you’re able to problem solve, contribute your ideas and actively shape the company’s development.

 

Your mission

 

Within the first two months, you will get to know our client accounts and team members, processes and systems. We’ll provide you with detailed training and development in the areas of project coordination, translation and proofreading for our technical and marketing clients. Longer term, you’ll be given the opportunity to develop in line with your personal and professional goals as part of a growing team of passionate linguists.

 

As project coordinator (which accounts for around 20% of the role), you’ll be preparing and sending quotes, accepting, logging and scheduling translation projects and placing these with the best-suited members of our team. As linguist (which accounts for the further 80% of the role), you’ll be translating, post-editing and reviewing German into English texts in the fields of manufacturing, marketing, technology and entertainment. You’ll have a keen eye for detail, checking for accuracy, correct meaning, terminology and adherence to reference material as well as providing feedback to our translation team. You’ll also be tasked with adapting text from US English into UK English in the fields of technology and HR.

 

Our values and culture

 

Afficionados – we’re fanatic about all things language and culture and continuously strive to master our craft. You’re already talented at what you do – and we’ll challenge you to become even better.

 

Purpose – we focus on creating value for our partners and on the impact we have for our customers, from start-ups and growing businesses to multi-national corporations.

 

Collaboration – we enjoy positive, open collaboration within our team and with our customers, too. We value integrity, transparency and consistency, and guide our clients with honest advice. With a focus on keeping things simple, we’re continuously improving and developing more efficient processes for the benefit of our clients and our team.

 

You should apply if

 

You’re positive and pro-active with a passion for detail and customer service. You have either a Master’s degree in Translation Studies, a degree in another specialisation plus 2 years’ experience in translation, or 5 years’ experience in professional translation.

 

You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, have experience translating and proofreading German into English texts in the technical and marketing fields and like working with numbers. You also have strong written and communication skills and effective time management.

 

If you have experience translating and proofreading texts from French into English in the technical and marketing fields, client-facing experience, and knowledge of CAT tools (such as Studio, XTM and Phrase), that would be a bonus.

 

Some of the benefits our team loves

 

Competitive starting salary

Generous pension scheme

Hybrid working

Subsidised sports and social events

28 days annual leave including bank holidays

Your birthday off

Regular training and development opportunities tailored to your role

A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity

 

Feedback from our team members

 

“The work at ecls is varied and interesting. You feel part of a positive, friendly and supportive team where you’re appreciated and your opinion matters. You’re able to contribute, provide input and are involved in key aspects of the business.” – Becca

 

“I particularly enjoy the company spirit and morale at ecls, along with the flexibility of hybrid working. I have been given in-depth training as part of a supportive, empowering team and receive continuous feedback. The role is really varied and there’s lots of potential to develop and grow.” – Isabel

 

What does ecls do and why?

 

At ecls translations, we’re on a mission to help advance global prosperity, harmony and connectedness – one word at a time. We’re an award-winning translation agency specialising in the manufacturing, marketing and technology sectors. With a particular focus on French and German translation, we support local businesses exporting their products and services overseas, PR firms, copywriting companies and embassies, as well as partnering with large LSPs for global companies such as Continental AG, Netflix and Google.

 

Since 2016, we have been helping our clients connect and engage across international borders with our high-quality translations. We’ve been growing year on year and have exciting plans for future growth. If you share our values and are excited about creating exceptional experiences for our customers and supporting them in their success, we look forward to talking to you!

 

Further details

 

Working hours: 25–30 hours per week, core hours; 9.30am–4pm, Mon.–Fri. (can be flexible).

Contract type: Permanent.

Salary: £23,000–£26,000 per annum (pro rata) depending on experience.

Location: We work 90% remotely and are scattered around the UK. We have a shared office space in the North West, so being based there would be ideal.

Equipment: We will provide a company laptop and software licences (Studio, XTRF, XTM, Phrase).

 

The next steps

 

We’ll ask you to complete two timed tests of around 1 hour each (translation and proofreading) and then invite you to an interview with us. To apply to join our team, please send your CV and covering letter to emma@ecls-translations.com.

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DE-EN TECHNICAL/CREATIVE TRANSLATORS/PROOFREADERS

  • We are currently looking for freelance German into English translators with experience in the translation and proofreading of technical documentation (e.g. manufacturing, technology, automotive, engineering) to meet growing demand in these fields. If, like us, you value quality, customer excellence and integrity, and you’d like to join a growing team of friendly language specialists with a real passion for what we do, we would love to hear from you.

    Please send your CV and covering letter to: emma@ecls-translations.com

FR-EN TECHNICAL/CREATIVE TRANSLATORS/PROOFREADERS

We are currently looking for freelance French into English translators with experience in the translation and proofreading of technical documentation (e.g. manufacturing, technology, automotive, engineering) or creative documentation (e.g. entertainment, websites, marketing, scripts) to meet growing demand in these fields. If, like us, you value quality, customer excellence and integrity, and you’d like to join a growing team of friendly language specialists with a real passion for what we do, we would love to hear from you.

Please send your CV and covering letter to: emma@ecls-translations.com.

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