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Freelance Translator – German – Global

, Netherlands

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Location:  Global

Booking.com B.V., part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq:PCLN), owns and operates Booking.com™, one of the world's leading online hotel reservations agencies, by room nights sold. Our website attracts millions of unique visitors each month, from both the leisure and the business markets worldwide.

We are currently looking for freelance translators, who can translate hotel and travel-related texts from English into German for our website.

You will be required to take an unpaid translation test of around 300 words, as is standard in the freelance translation industry. This test is aimed at assessing your translation capabilities in the target language and will not be used for our website.

Requirements

  • Native level of German;
  • Able and willing to translate a minimum of 10.000 words per week;
  • High level of English;
  • Experience in translating texts from English into German;
  • Experience in using CAT tools;
  • Uninterrupted internet access;
  • Able to apply received feedback.
  • Willingness to take an unpaid translation test of around 300 words. Your test translation will not be used on our website;
  • Proof of self-employment and/or all required tax documentation - precedence will be given to candidates who are available immediately and able to provide proof of self-employment and/or tax documentation within 48 hours;
  • Experience in translating and localisation of texts in such fields as: Hotels, Destinations and regional content, Travel, Marketing and advertisement, and Websites;
  • Experience in creative and commercial copywriting (guides, brochures, inspirational materials) is a plus;
  • Reliable, independent, professional, detail and quality-oriented, with excellent communication skills;

What we offer

  • Compensation of EUR 0.03 per word, with a sliding scale depending on the percentage of the translation memory match. Please note that these rates are fixed and non-negotiable.
  • Prompt payment and self-billing invoicing;
  • Extensive translation resources;
  • Free translation system – no need to purchase additional software;
  • Comprehensive administrative and technical support;
  • Potential long-term cooperation;
  • A paid probation period to coach you in Booking.com’s writing style and to evaluate your translation potential;
  • Detailed feedback on the quality of your work.

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