Freelancer Translator

Our Freelance Translators are the backbone of the translation portion of Ata Translation – the thousands of independent workers – who help us translate such a wide variety of projects and documents into hundreds of languages. And we’re always looking for more talented language experts to join our ranks.

We take pride in producing high-quality translations with quick turnover, and we expect each of our freelance partners to adopt the same principles of quality, speed, and care. All projects are directed by a Project Manager, who communicates the clients’ needs and expectations to the Freelance Translator with each project.

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Qualifications & Requirements

  • Advanced proficiency in the source language of the language combination, meaning:
    • Advanced comprehension of the grammatical structures, syntax, and nuances of the language
    • Ability to understand idiomatic phrases and metaphoric references (if relevant)
    • Understanding of accepted formatting, styling, punctuation, spelling, and other components of professional presentation in the language
    • Capacity to differentiate between the settings of use of the language (e.g. business, scientific, legal, literary, informal, etc.)
  • Native/bilingual proficiency in the target language of the language combination
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Translation, Language/Area Studies, OR 2+ years of experience working as translator
  • Proficiency with a word processing and document-editing programs (Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, etc.)
  • Ability to work quickly, on tight deadlines, and remain in constant communication with a project manager based remotely
  • Certifications/specializations preferred but not required


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