English-French Translation Editor

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by Mosqoy

Published

06/18/2018

Start Date

06/30/2018

End Date

06/30/2019

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Victoria
British Columbia
Canada

Description


POSITION DESCRIPTION

Mosqoy’s translators play an integral part of the organization, as they are the bridge across cultures, communicating our materials and stories between languages and countries. Without these positions, we do not successfully uphold our values of accessibility, relationships, fairness, and inclusivity. The Editor will proofread written material from our website that has been translated from English to French by our translators. See our website here.


ORGANIZATION

Mosqoy is a registered Canadian charitable organization that works in remote communities of the Peruvian Andes, promoting opportunities for economic development while nurturing their threatened indigenous Quechua culture. We operate two social enterprises that support our three main programs: the Q’ente Textile Program, which supports indigenous communities and women weavers by revitalizing textile traditions and selling their fair-trade products; the T’ikary Youth Program, which offers promising youth of the region opportunities for post-secondary education; and the Mink’a Knowledge Exchange Program, which encourages responsible travel and consumption in the Global North (like Canada) through courses, workshops, and our Mosqoy Field School. For more information, please visit www.mosqoy.org or www.facebook.com/mosqoy.


DETAILS

● Volunteer position

● Remote work with opportunities to attend Mosqoy events in Victoria, Canada or Cusco, Peru

● Varies depending on workload (approx. 2-3 hours per week)

● Minimum 1-year commitment

● Start date: Flexible (as soon as possible)


DUTIES

● Proofreading written translations in French to improve on errors, clarity, and meaning

● Working in collaboration with our English-French Translators to ensure continuity of written communication across the website

● Optional: Translating written material from English-French


REQUIRED SKILLS

● Native language French (Canadian French preferred) or very high level of proficiency

● Fluency in English

● Ability to identify and correct errors of grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and meaning in French

● Ability to communicate themes of cultural preservation and international development in French using the most updated terms

● Ability to work as part of a virtual/distributed team

● Ability to work independently on deadline

● Accountability and trustworthiness


ASSETS

● Coursework or studies in translation/interpretation

Remote

Ok

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

For further questions, or to apply, please contact our Recruitment Officer at recruitment@mosqoy.org. Complete applications consist of 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references.

Application Deadline: The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. First-come first-serve basis.


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