Japanese <> English Language Expert and Project Coordinator
Culture Flipper is seeking an organized and precise communicator with linguistic talent who flourishes in a fast-paced, multicultural team environment.
Working with a team of Language Experts, Writers, Editors and Terminologists, your role will be to facilitate our localization process from English into Japanese and vice versa as a Project Coordinator while participating in the localization process as a Language Expert.
This role will include the following responsibilities:
・Accept tasks from clients, ensuring access to all information necessary
・Assess task objectives and create the best workflow accordingly in collaboration with other team members
・Coordinate projects daily to deliver on time. Managing time and resources is key
・Develop and maintain critical issue logs with our quality management group and editors
・Deliver work to clients with real time communication
・Provide feedback for Japanese and English writers and language experts
・Coordinate with Project Managers & Coordinators in order to meet clients’ needs
・Translate from English into Japanese with native fluency while maintaining terminology consistency and conforming to the style guides
・Review and comparative-edit Japanese translations against the English source to ensure consistency and quality.
・Develop documentation and style guides for Japanese.
・Track and analyze quality issues to implement pre- and post-delivery quality feedback both from internal QA steps and the client
・Communicate with other Language Experts, Editors and Subject Matter Experts with clear, accurate details and instructions
・Understand the cultural context and linguistic nuances of Japanese and English text as well as their straightforward meaning
・Update CAT tool Termbase and Glossaries in collaboration with Terminologists, Language Experts and Subject Matter Experts in Cryptocurrency
・Run the final QA for delivery
You must have the following:
・5+ years of experience in translation, particularly literary translation, interpretation or localization
・2+ years of interactive project coordinating experience, preferably in the media or localization industries
・Effective communication skills
・Ability to discern great writing from good writing
・Capable of problem-solving on a deadline
・QA Experience a plus
・Experience in CAT tools a huge plus
・Near-native-level knowledge of Japanese and English including spelling, grammar, punctuation and nuance
・Proficient working knowledge of the AP Stylebook (for English) and the Japanese print and online media industry standard style guidelines
・Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
・Strong collaboration skills and ability to thrive in a team environment
・Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
・Cryptocurrency or Fintech industry experience a huge plus
Job Type: Freelance
Application Process: Application > Written Test > Interview
About Culture Flipper:
Culture Flipper is a multicultural content creation agency providing localization that blends seamlessly into diverse regions and markets. Our team members are located around the globe, primarily in North America, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Europe. We are constantly expanding and growing into new markets and regions. The team includes Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese and English language experts, copywriters, editors, typographers, graphic designers, illustrators and more. Specializing in the entertainment industry, Culture Flipper localizes everything related to video content, from movies and TV shows to video games and multimedia interactive installations. Our thorough localization process goes beyond mere translation. Titles, product and campaign slogans, trailer and poster copy, press releases, manuals and synopses become natural and memorable in their target languages thanks to Culture Flipper’s deep understanding of trends and cultural context in both the source and target countries. Culture Flipper is a California corporation established in January 2017. We are a diverse and inclusive multicultural agency.