French to English translator – K-12

Occasionally, we need talented translators for printed and digital educational materials in many domains. Once you submit your CV, you will appear in the human resources database, which is consulted regularly by our staff to meet their French-English translation needs.

General responsibilities

  • Translate texts from French into English, using a natural style that is suitable for the intended audience
  • Perform relevant terminological research and provide sources, as needed
  • As needed, work with specialized adapters, scientific revisers and the project editor to ensure that the terminology is correct and the project runs smoothly
  • Respect the given deadlines
  • If needed, for large projects, work with other translators to ensure that the terminology and format remain uniform

Desired skills

  • Degree in translation
  • Experience/knowledge of translation in specialized educational texts
  • Ability to translate French into natural, fluid English
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style and Canadian spelling
  • Sense of organization and thoroughness
  • Specialization in the subject of the text is desirable
  • Good knowledge of general software used to create a clean, uniform presentation
  • Use of translation software is undesirable
  • Knowledge of MEES programs an asset

If you wish to apply for a freelancer position, please e-mail a cover letter and résumé to: pigistes.cv@pearsonerpi.com

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