Alpha CRC Ltd.Alpha CRC Ltd.

English into Simplified Chinese Translator (relocation to Cambridge)

London, United Kingdom

Where language matters:

Translating for the 21st century at Alpha

Are you keen to get into the exciting world of translation and localization? Do you feel competent and eager to translate from English to Simplified Chinese? Do you love working on a wide variety of source materials and for different international clients? Are you an All-rounder? Do you want to see how to adapt translations to different brand tones of voice? Do you enjoy working with translation technologies and achieving high-quality results? Do you want to be part of a thoroughly international team of professionals?

If you can answer “yes” to all of the above, this position as an English to Simplified Chinese translator at a world-leading localization provider in Cambridge, UK, could be for you. If you are a young graduate, this is your opportunity to get into the universe of translation/localization.

The opportunity

Our Simplified Chinese team is looking for a new colleague: an up-and-coming translation professional, an all-rounder who has the talent and the curiosity to handle a variety of
linguistic tasks such as translating user guides, help-desk materials, product descriptions, web content, press releases, scripts and subtitles for videos. If you already have some experience in translating, or if you are an ardent blog-writer, even better! Successful candidates will be passionate about translating and about quality, and be interested in IT, technology and the world.


Main tasks

You will be involved in translating product descriptions, training materials, website content, banners, taglines, marketing copy, user interfaces and operating instructions for lifestyle clients (mainly fashion and beauty, but also household goods, etc.).


Key requirements

• Translation/Transcreation experience, including in fashion, textiles, cosmetics or similar

• Passion and knowledge about Fashion and Lifestyle

• High standard of translating to your mother tongue, plus very good English

• Ability to write fluently in a style and register adapted to the target audience

• Ability to produce excellent translations even under time pressure

• Familiarity with CAT tools, preferably including MemoQ and Smartling

• Ability to think outside the box

• Flexibility and a positive attitude

• Good communication skills

• Professional approach and commitment to quality

• Able to work autonomously as well as within a team

• Good time management

Optional skills

· Ability to translate/transcreate marketing-type messages

· Subtitling of videos

· Familiar with MemoQ and Trados, Smartling or other CATs


Working in Cambridge

Known the world over for its prestigious university, Cambridge is a beautiful historic city that attracts millions of visitors. However, it’s also a youthful, multicultural hub and home to some of the world’s leading hi-tech firms.

Compact and accessible, there’s no shortage of pubs, bars and cafes in which to meet friends and colleagues. From museums, parks and galleries to nightclubs and restaurants, the UK’s most bike-friendly city is full of things to see and do, as well as being only a 50-minute train ride from one of the world’s most famous capitals: London.

Working in Berlin

In one of the world’s most famous capitals, working in our Berlin office is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy everything this historic yet youthful city has to offer. With its vibrant arts scene, buzzing nightlife and diverse food culture, there is something for everyone in Berlin. Bike-friendly and more affordable than many other European cities, you are bound to enjoy your leisure time in this cultural hotspot.

How to apply

Send CV with letter of motivation.

For successful candidates, unless you already have the right to work in the UK, Alpha will act as your sponsor, and you will need to obtain a visa before entering the UK. This is a relatively straightforward process, and we are here to help. Some relocation assistance may be provided.

Updated: 4 days ago
Job ID: 5854075
About Alpha CRC Ltd.
201-500 employees
Cambridge, UK
Alpha has been at the forefront of the translation, localization and now globalisation industries since 1987, and is a global localization provider.
Cambridge, UK
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