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Freelance Cantonese Linguist Consultant
 
Title: Freelance Cantonese Linguist Consultant
Category: IT/Software Development
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
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Description:
We have an excellent opportunity for Linguist Consultants across multiple languages to work with a global company. We are currently looking for native Cantonese speakers. You will be supporting a project for a period of 4-5 months with a possible extension leading to longer term and higher volume work of this kind.

About PTW

Since 1994, PTW (Pole To Win) has been providing outsourced Quality Assurance, Customer Experience and Localisation Services to the Interactive Media, Internet of Things, Technology and e-Learning markets. Our service lines include: Quality Assurance, Quality Engineering, Localisation, Translation, Customer Experience, Talent Acquisition, and Audio Production.

What you will be doing:

• Pronunciation Transcription: transcribe words how they are commonly and correctly pronounced in your language, according to the client’s phonemic transcription conventions.

• Pronunciation Approval: evaluate pronunciation transcriptions for correctness, as well as verify the phonemic transcription, pronunciation sources, internal research, etc.

• Proofreading: edit lines as needed according to the client’s proofreading conventions.

• Evaluate casting clips: listen and evaluate casting tests for suitability according to client’s guidelines.

• Recording QC: perform a number of quality checks on lines composed of audio, text, and additional data annotation fields, assessing the audio for overall recording quality, voice quality, and correct pronunciation.

Requirements

• A degree (BA or MA) in a language related field such as: Linguistics, Literature, Foreign Languages, Speech Therapy, Philology or Translation. Coursework in Phonetics, Semantics or Phonology are also desirable.

• Must be a native level speaker or nearly bilingual.

• Excellent attention to detail.

• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.

• Computer literacy – Able to use different software applications and websites.

• Experience in script creation, audio casting and recordings is desirable.

• Candidates will need to pass a two-hour test related to phonetic transcription using a specific transcription system from the client.

If interested, please send an updated CV as well as your hourly rate and per word rate for the outlined tasks.
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