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Translator English-French

Shelter Movers Waterloo Region

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Shelter Movers provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children fleeing abuse. We are the only organization of our kind in Canada, and our volunteers are no less exceptional. Every year, in collaboration with community partners, our volunteer teams contribute over 15,000 hours to support people transitioning to lives free of violence and abuse.

At our core, we aim to remind survivors of their intrinsic worth and the power they are reclaiming in their decision to leave an abusive relationship. At the end of the day, our story is made up of many stories, starting with those of survivors.

The translator's duties include reading and thoroughly understanding the context of a given document, using translation tools, as well as revising translated texts. This position requires attention to detail and mastery of both written and spoken French and English.
-Read the given content and search for sector-specific terminology
-Convert texts and audio recordings from English to French and vice versa
-Become familiar with the terminology and tone used by Shelter Movers
-Ensure that the translated content conveys the original meaning and tone, taking into account the target audience.
-Proofread translated texts for accuracy of grammar, spelling and punctuation
-Follow up with team members to ensure that the translation meets their needs
-Modify the content, taking care to keep its original format (e.g., font and structure).

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Orientation and training will be provided.
Working Conditions: This is a work from home, volunteer position.


Time Commitment

Duration: 4 - 6 months
Approximately 2-3 hours a week but may vary based on organization's needs.

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Communication/Public Relations, Library/Research , Accessibility
Skill(s): Communicate in Plain Language, Public and Media Relations, Written Communication, Translation, Computer Skills
Transportation: NONE Needed

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Waterloo Region
1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
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