Freelance Translation Contractor - Chinese to English

Remote /
Freelance /
We're seeking to hire a part-time Chinese to English Translator who will localize Chinese text into English on multiple web comic projects, working cooperatively with members of the localization team.

What Freelance Translators Do:

    • Translate Chinese webcomics of various genres including but not limited to romance, fantasy, action fantasy, comedy, and drama. 
    • Create and update the name list of all characters and locations, as well as significant series-specific jargon
    • Work cooperatively with the localization team, making edits as necessary 
    • Communicate with localization team about relevant progress or issues through designated channels

Freelance Translators Expertise

    • High level of proficiency in Chinese and English languages
    • Cultural fluency in both the cultures of the creator as well as the audience
    • Excellent communication skills to maintain friendly and timely communication with a diverse array of individuals across a variety of timezones and differing project schedules 
    • Familiarity with Slack, google docs, and digital storage platforms like DropBox is a plus
    • Ability to manage time effectively and adhere to strict deadlines
    • A love of storytelling and a respect for creators

About Tapas Media
Tapas Media, Inc. is a next-generation media company offering bite-sized content through its online mobile platform, Tapas. Tapas Media properties, which consists of the popular Tapas mobile app and Tapas, boasts over 8 billion views to date from more than 8.6M registered users - primarily in North America. Tapas Media provides a best-in-class reading experience for fans of storytelling on mobile devices and on the web, featuring original series – under Studio Tapas, the division dedicated to producing and publishing original webcomics and novels – licensed webcomics, and a successful digital novels division. Tapas have a devoted community side of the platform, Tapastry, which provides a destination for any creator to share their stories and find their audience. Founded in March 2012, Tapas has gathered over 63,000 creators, 96,000 series, and more than 1.6M episodes. Tapas has multiple partnerships across various multimedia platforms including Scholastic, Zoic Studios, Vault Comics, BOOM!, Hachette Book Group, Ten Speed Press (Penguin Random House), Kakao Entertainment, Podium Audio, Frolic Media, Madison Wells, and more. Tapas is the 2020 Ringo Award winner for Favorite Publisher. Tapas received their first Eisner nominations in 2021 and recently made a name for itself in its half-billion-dollar acquisition by entertainment giant Kakao Entertainment.

For more information, please visit Tapas.

At Tapas Media, we’re committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe that the enriched diverse perspectives of our employees, readers, and creators help deliver our unique content. We welcome prospective candidates from all backgrounds, race, ethnicity, gender, age, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, culture, language, and education.