Tamil Linguist, Chennai

Chennai, India /
Quality – Language Quality /
Full Time
Welocalize enables brands to reach and grow global audiences through services and solutions for translation, localization, adaptation, interpretation, and automation. We offer multilingual solutions to transform all content types for local audiences, at every step of our clients’ global business journey. We have 1,500 global team members across offices in North America, Europe and Asia dedicated to helping some of the world’s largest brands operate and succeed internationally.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are looking for a Tamil Linguist to be based in our Chennai office on a permanent basis.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of responsibilities and areas of ownership for this role:

 · Perform mostly IT-themed and consumer-oriented translations in the client-owned translation tool
· Translate various types of content, including marketing, help and UI
· Master or learn the tools associated with translation work (e.g. tools for creating queries or checking the live UI elements)
· Precisely follow the established translation process, e.g. always raise queries when there is a need to
· Learn the style guide and overall client’s requirements, e.g. stylistic preferences
· Improve based on the corrections made by the senior team members as well as the client reviewers
· Keep track of personal error statistics and work on the weak spots
· Take part in the internal trainings and the ones organized by the client
· Participate in the error arbitration process
· Meet the productivity KPIs
· Take part in the internal quality meetings and the quality calls organized by the client for the whole team
·  Constantly analyze own gaps and think of what assistance the senior members and the client can provide to help address those
 
Education and Experience Level:

·   University degree in Linguistics, Journalism or Mass Communication
·  Two or more years of experience in translation or copy-writing
·   Fluent in English(both written and spoken,in a wide range of registers)
·   Fluent in Tamil (with understanding of what conversational and easy-to-read Tamil is)
·   Experience of creating easy-to-read texts
·   Experience of creating content for tech-savvy readers
·  Interest in languages, specifically in English and Hindi
·  Passion for the world of technology

This is a long-term full-time contract job. This is not a freelance role.