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Recruiting a South African English language specialist: Job 00055693

Source language(s): English
Target language(s): English

Details of the project: Looking for creative language specialists with outstanding writing skills and creative minds to participate in a project that will help shape the future of chatbot technology in many languages.

For you specifically, we will be working with English for the South Africa market.

As a language specialist, your job is to imagine a particular customer support situation and then write up examples of things you (and other people) might say on the phone. We call these statements “utterances”.

For example, we may ask you to imagine that you want to change your flight for a trip you have already schedule.

We may also ask you to include a date in your utterance.

You would then write up several different things you or someone might say in that situation. Each one of the utterances you write would need to be different, using different kinds of words, different styles. You need to be very creative and write variations of each sentence in a way that uses as many new words as possible and use a completely different sentence structure. When you write an utterance we want you to think about the kinds of references someone from your country would make. Specific companies, specific government entities, specific local currency, specific local slang, specific local brand names., etc.

The specific job task will be to create one sheet of utterances per task. On the sheet there will be several prompts (scenarios) and the creator will create several variants for expressing an utterance that relates to the prompt. All specific rules regarding spelling, grammar, punctuation, glossary term usage, and other specialized conventions (orientation will be provided) MUST be followed. If not, the creator will be provided with feedback and ask to edit their sheet of utterances until it complies with our quality standards.

Schedule: Approximately 10-25 hours per week
Location: Remote
Start Date: Immediate
Duration: About 3 months, with possible extension
Pay Rate: $10 USD per sheet of utterances (1 sheet = 70 utterances)

Creators will receive project orientation and training (approx. 2 hours, unpaid). Orientation will include some short online modules, and training materials to use alongside the completion of actual production tasks.

Payment will only kick in once you successfully complete your first task.

This job is already available.

Special requirements to the applicants: Native-level fluency in target language (written and spoken). Great spelling and grammar are required.

Ability to follow nuanced linguistic instructions (e.g. Do not use numerals in your writing. Write out all numbers. Do not use “1”. Do use “one”).

Ability to communicate questions quickly and succinctly in English.

Ability to hit demanding deadlines by learning how to work in efficient ways.

Rich vocabulary, knowledge of local-market conditions, knowledge of local-market slang.

Ability to analyze writing prompts (scenarios) and adapt them to local cultural reality.

Efficient online research skills.

Preferred: documented work experience as a writer (teacher, linguistic student, journalism, creative writing, preferred).

Comfortable using multiple Content Management Systems/Learning Management Systems and messaging platforms.

Being highly responsive, and have a fast typing speed.

We want to pay for this job 10 EUR per hour

Who can apply: Freelancers only

Deadline for applying: 05/22/2021

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Posted on Monday, 03 May 2021, 13:20:23

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