Japanese Communications and Support Translator (JP→EN)

Advertised on : 28 Dec 2017 | Closing date : 28 Mar 2018

  Job Reference : 09757

Japanese Communications and Support Translator (JPEN)



£10.00 per hour


Contract Type

3 month temporary



City of London


Company Profile

Leading international localisation company.


Main responsibilities

• Communicate via email with client companies discussing linguistic matters pertaining to translation of text and share the results of discussions with fellow in-house translators.

• To translate in-game and related text from the source language to the target language.

• Ensure translations are consistent with the source text, as well as grammatically correct and culturally appropriate for the target market.

• Prepare and maintain terminology glossaries, databases, and other linguistic-related reference materials.

• Conform to the clients’ and format holders’ standards.

• Use localisation tools as required (text files, translation memory tools, CAT tools).

• Raise any issues or problems found with the Team Supervisor and/or Project Coordinator.

• Meet daily translation targets set by the Team Supervisor or Project Coordinator.

• Judge the linguistic quality and accuracy of existing translations for the translation team or testing team.

• Perform functional, technical and linguistic checks of manuals and other game-related files.


Candidate Requirements

  Fluent understanding of Japanese.

  Educated to a high standard of English language, with a deep understanding of grammar and spelling.

  Previous translation experience.

  Good communication skills (verbal and written)

  A keen eye for detail.

  Good office skills

  General interest in games, either PC, console, or smartphone

  Good team member

  Willingness to learn through experience.

  Knowledge of CAT tools and other translation-related software would be useful

  Client-facing communication or customer service experience would be beneficial.

  A language based degree would be desirable


Starting Date

Monday, 8th January 2018


Working Hours

Flexibility to work unsociable hours – at times will be required to work shifts, weekends or overtime during the week



Candidate must be fully eligible to work in the UK as no VISA support will be provided.


Functional Areas : Office Professionals;Translator / Localisation
Type of Employment : Temporary
Work Location : (London)
Salary Description : £10 hourly

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