If you are bilingual, this opens a lot of possibilities for work-from-home jobs, such as bilingual call centers, translation jobs, interpretation, localization, online teaching and more. Of course, each of these jobs takes a different skill set in addition to your language capability. To see more of these kinds of jobs, go to this list of work at home bilingual jobs.
However, if translation is what you have experience in scroll down to see companies hiring home-based translators.
For even more... home-based job options, see this list of work-at-home jobs at more than 200 companies or to simplify use this index of work-at-home job lists to narrow your search to the areas where you have expertise.
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Translation Jobs From Home
Many translation jobs are done by freelancers, but some companies do hire home-based translators as employees. This list includes translation opportunities for both independent contractors and employees with skills in a variety of languages.
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Company hires independent contractors as translators and on-site interpreters. University degree is required. Email resume to apply,
Languages include: English, Dutch, Haitian Creole, Korean, Hebrew, Farsi, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Japanese, Arabic, Mandarin, French, Amharic, Portuguese
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Company mostly provides captioning and transcription services but also hires translators to work at home and in its office in Orange County, CA.
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Localization and translation agency hires experienced translators and other localization professionals to work at home as independent contractors.Continue to 5 of 17 below.
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American High-Tech Transcription and Reporting
Firm offering transcription and translation services to government, law enforcement, corporations and other organizations hires both on-site and work-at-home translators. Applicants must pass and pay for FBI and state criminal background checks with fingerprints. Translators must be certified in their language through either a state or federal court interpreter's program, ATA, ATLA, ACTFL, or other certifying agency.
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In addition to translation, this company hires language professionals in search evaluation, transcription, and interpretation.
Languages include:Arabic (Egyptian, Gulf, Iraqi, Levantine, MSA, Syrian, Maghrebi Algerian, Libyan, Moroccan, Tunisian), Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Bakhtiari (Iran), Basque, Bulgarian, Cantonese, (China PRC, Hong Kong), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, English (Australian, Canadian, Gulf, Indian, Irish, New Zealand, Singapore, South African, UK, US),... Estonian, Farsi, Finnish...See full list
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This company offers IT-enabled business solutions and services to businesses. Jobs in its database indicate whether remote. Hires for telecommute jobs in IT, management and translation.
Languages include: Arabic, Armenian, Azeri, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish,... Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese.Continue to 9 of 17 below.
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Canadian company assists clients with translation and cultural adaptation needs. Its translation jobs are for both translators and translation reviewers.
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This company hires work-at-home interpreters for telephone work. Must live in United States, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico or the United Kingdom.
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This company hires linguists on a freelance basis for translation jobs as well as on-site and telephone interpretation and transcription services. To apply, register in company’s database.
Languages include: Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, English, French, German, Russian, Bengali, Hindi, Portuguese, and more.
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Global localization company provides translation and localization to business clients as well as "global crowdsourcing solutions for clients with international search engines and online marketing initiatives." Its Internet assessor jobs (similar to Google's ads quality rater).
Languages include: English, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Faroese, French, German, Icelandic, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kurdish, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Spanish, Mongolian, Quechan, Portuguese,... Russian, Tatar, Zulu, Basque, Catalan, Galician, Swiss German, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Dutch, Danish, Polish and Welsh.Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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Hires experienced freelance language specialists as independent contractors. Minimum requirements are 3 years professional experience in translation or interpretation, college degree, and knowledge in specific subject areas, such as legal and financial matters, marketing writing, medical and general business. Also has freelance opportunities for desktop publishers and localization engineers.
Languages include: Afrikaans, Amharic Arabic, Burmese, English, Estonian, Farsi, French, German, Hebrew,... Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish, and more.
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This company hires telephonic interpreters and translators for the medical industry. U.S. citizenship/work permit and experience in medical industry required.
Languages include: Assyrian, Amharic Arabic, Bengali, English, Estonian, Khmer, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Spanish, , Swedish, Tagalog, Catalan, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese, Navajo, Yiddish, and more
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Global information management company hires freelance translators for translation jobs. The company is a supplier of localization services to the IT, engineering, e-business & multimedia sectors, and experience in those and other business sectors is helpful. Requirements are a minimum 2 years freelance (or 1 year in-house) translation experience, but the company says it accepts "translators with relevant alternative experience or qualifications."
Languages include: English, Chinese,... German, Italian, Korean, Swedish, Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish, and more.
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Santa Monica, CA-based company hires for freelance translation jobs in more than 100 different languages from anywhere in the world. Other positions include sales managers and reps, interpreters, desktop publishers and voice talent.
Languages include: English, Thai, Korean, Farsi, Dutch, Japanese, Arabic, and more.Continue to 17 of 17 below.
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WorldLingo hires freelance translators, proof readers, editors, journalists, desktop publishers, interpreters, & voice-over artists. Requirements for generalist translators or proofreader are 5 years continuous translation experience in a commercial environment, membership of the professional translation association, university degree from a recognized institution and Trados 5 Freelance.
Languages include: English, Danish, Haitian Creole, German, Korean, Hebrew, Farsi, Laotian, Estonian,... Russian, Spanish, Polish, Japanese, Arabic, German, French, Amharic, Portuguese, and more.