Volunteer Opportunity: Translator/Proofreader (EN-FR)

The Montreal Global Hub is looking for volunteers to join its 2018 team of translators! If French is your first language and you are looking for experience or to enrich your portfolio, this opportunity is for you.

Future Earth International is a major international convenor that fosters a culture of an engaged research based on the co-design and co-production of knowledge and tools. Our mission is to accelerate transformations to global sustainability through research and innovation.

 

Multilingual communication broadens the impact of Future Earth’s work, attracts and fosters audiences from around the globe. The Montreal Global Hub is seeking translation/proofreading volunteers with an interest in sustainability and research to assist in translating documents and other written communication pieces into French.

 

Key Role Responsibilities:

  • Translate from English to French communications of varying complexity such as presentations, newsletters, bulletins, social media posts, blog posts, meeting transcriptions, etc.

  • Check texts for simple and complex errors such as spelling mistakes and grammar errors

 

Candidate qualifications:

  • French native speaker: Excellent written and spoken, fluent in English

  • Pursuing studies in Translation is an asset

  • Professional experience translating from English into French is an asset

 

Key Competencies:

  • Strong terminology research capabilities

  • Ability to juggle priorities, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

  • Attention to detail, focus on quality

  • Web and social media experience an asset

 

Application procedure:

Applicants to this position are requested to submit this online form along with two (2) samples of translation work (please note this document must be attached in the form). There is no closing date for applications, we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. If you are qualified and interested in this role, please apply today!