German Translator Application

Freelance German Translator

Did you grow up in Germany or speaking German with your family? Do you have an advanced proficiency in German and a native or bilingual proficiency in another language? Do you like to relax, stretch out, and work in the comfort of your own home? Are you ambitious and motivated but like to make your own schedule? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider filling out the form below and applying to join our team as a Freelance German 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.

Qualifications

  • Advanced proficiency in the source language, meaning:
    • Advanced comprehension the grammar, syntax, and nuances
    • Ability to understand contextual idioms and metaphors
    • Understand formatting, styling, punctuation, spelling, and other elements of professional presentation
    • Capacity to differentiate between the settings of use of the language (e.g. business, scientific, legal, literary, informal, etc.)
  • Native/bilingual proficiency in German
  • 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

Application Form

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Working at ATA Translation

Whether you are passionate about your language skills or are interested in international business, ATA Translation offers opportunities for employees to grow as career professionals.

The shared desire to grow professionally is a common thread connecting our diverse community of employees, and we believe in creating an environment that enables our employees to grow as members of a team and as individuals.

Our company strives to create a supportive and uplifting work environment by valuing employees as individuals. We contribute to the personal wellbeing of our employees, celebrating of our colleagues’ successes and milestones and participating in company-wide social activities like karaoke and bowling. Our staff is our one big family; we work and celebrate together.

ATA Translation offers salaries that typically exceed the expectations of its employees