Created in 1982 as a local translation service to the United Nations, 1-800-Translate has rebranded as Responsive Translation Services and now specializes in medical, testing and legal translation as well as real-time telephone interpreting. This is a Fortune 500 company where many of the job openings can be performed off-site and from home.
Types of Work-at-Home Opportunities at Responsive Translation Services:
The company offers work-at-home positions in sales, management and translation/interpretation.
Project managers: In these freelance positions, which are offered on a temporary and/or part-time basis, managers put together teams of translators to work on projects. and must handle all aspects of a translation engagement. Successful candidates need skill sets, which include managing diverse teams efficiently; experience with machine translation, desktop publishing, and audiovisual or software localization; great communication skills and proficiency in English. Candidates should reside in a North or South American time zone. Knowledge of Trados is a must. Experience in pre- and post-edited machine translation workflows is a valuable plus.
Linguist: Freelance translators and interpreters may submit resumes to the pool from which the project managers build their teams.
Which languages are needed will vary. Also freelance translators with more translation projects than they can handle can sell their leads to Responsive Translation Services. Linguists experienced in the post edit of machine translation.
Sales/Business development: The company has various sales positions available at times and these are also remote positions.
Experience in qualifying sales prospects via email, social media, and phone research is helpful.
According to Responsive Translation Services, the jobs require either previous history in translation or sales depending on the job. Many of these jobs require their workers to be internet savvy and have a broad range of technical ability. For all of the above positions, applicants must be in North American or South American time zones.
Applying to Responsive Translation Services:
Submit a resume and cover letter to the company’s website.
For more companies, like 1-800-Translate, see this list of translation jobs from home.