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Spanish Translator/Copyeditor (4680492)

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Aquent’s large D.C. association client is seeking an experienced Spanish Translator for a long-term contract. The Translator will read through original material and rewrite it in the target language, ensuring that the meaning of the source text is retained. The Spanish Translator also will:
• Research background information on the topic of the document for review or translation
• Use specialist dictionaries, thesauruses and reference books to find the closest equivalents for terminology and words used
• Provide linguistic clarification and explanations, and sources, upon request
• Use the internet and email as research tools throughout the translation process
• Consult with experts in specialist areas (i.e. for legal or medical translations)
• Update of style guides and creating terminology lists
• Perform administrative tasks (occasionally), such as scheduling, financial record keeping, coordinating meetings and conferences coordinate and follow up on translations requests
• May work on special projects (such as creation of internal manuals, update of translations memories, etc.)
• Support contracts management of vendors services.

Requirements:
• B.A equivalent, certificate, or similar in translations studies, Spanish studies, etc.
• Proficient with CAT Tools, Translation Memories or Translation Workflow
• Experience in proofreading and copy editing Spanish material
• Strong communication skills and organizational skills
• Strong Spanish grammar skills including notions of Spanish typographical conventions (punctuation, capitalization)
• Additionally, familiar with Spanish grammar and Spanish style bibliographical references
• Familiar with different varieties of Spanish (i.e. regionalisms), as well as "standard" Spanish.
• Spanish native speaker
• Must be able to multi-task and prioritize

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