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Job 64287: Looking for an English into Slovenian freelance subtitle editor / translator

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Looking for an English into Slovenian freelance subtitle editor / translator: Job 00064287

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

Details of the project: Looking for an English into Slovenian freelance subtitle editor / translator

Freelance subtitle editors / translators are responsible for creating subtitles in their native language for a wide range of film or television output in a way that conveys the intentions and information of the original language to viewers.


• Translating subtitles from English into native language and proofreading of subtitles in native language ensuring subtitles meet the following criteria:

• Subtitles provide an accurate and clear translation

• They conform to linguistic, text-typological, and communicative rules and conventions of the target language and culture.

• They convey in denotation and connotation (precise meaning and different layers of meaning, explicit and implied) an accurate and complete message.

• They are consistent in terms of lexical choices, syntactic structures, capitalization, form of address, use of punctuation, formatting, transliteration.

• Address the target audience appropriately (i.e. avoid profanity or regionalisms, attention to use of formal and informal address, word choice to reproduce register, condensing for readability).

• Subtitles comply with specified time and formatting requirements.

• Subtitles reproduce the fluency and spontaneity of the spoken language.

• Subtitles must look natural and idiomatic to the native speakers in the areas where the language is spoken.

• Creation of subtitles in native language from the provided script

• Matching subtitles in your native language to the original audio with the provided script as reference.

• Timing / retiming of subtitles in your native language to original audio with the provided script as reference.

• Quality Checks (consistency, synchronization, accuracy)

§ Read-through of existing subtitles to ensure consistency in translation or transliteration of common terms and proper nouns.

• Watch-through of existing subtitles to flag inaccurate timing, missing or unnecessary subtitles.

• Performing technical checks on subtitle files in order to ensure the formatting conforms to the specified requirements.

• Identifying and explaining the nature of changes / fixes made to subtitle files and filling out reports for client review.


Candidates must meet the following criteria:

Education, Experience and Competencies:

• Have a bachelor’s degree and/or experience related to Translation, Subtitling, Literature, Journalism or Communication

• 2 years of experience in the translation field

• Be computer-oriented and have good knowledge of MS Office Suite

• Have broad cultural literacy and affinity for North American cinema and television

Language Skills:

• Be a native speaker of the target language

• Excellent writing skills in native language (impeccable spelling and grammar)

• Ability to produce subtitles in electronic format in native language

• Ability to convey the message from the original language into native language ensuring viewers' understanding of the movie

• Ability to condense text while retaining the meaning

• Possess a strong knowledge of English Language.

• Mastery of spoken English, puns and idiomatic expressions

• Able to communicate in English through e-mail or phone with the Translation Coordination team (clarify expectations – timeline, deadline, project specifications)

• Knowledge of other languages is an asset

This job is potential.

We want to pay for this job 0.05 EUR per word

Who can apply: Freelancers only

Deadline for applying: 11/30/2022

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Posted on Thursday, 03 Nov 2022, 14:34:04

Number of applications already submitted for this job: 2

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