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Translator/Linguist, Japanese to English (Part-time) at Transreport Limited

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  • London
  • parttime

About Us


Transreport is a technology company focussing on improving transport for the passengers who use it and the staff working determinedly to operate it. As an organisation with its roots in UK Rail, Transreport has developed many operational technologies to improve the health and safety of workers and passengers alike, whilst developing technologies that ensure customer experience in centric to what transport operators do.


At Transreport, we create a variety of technology solutions to help make travel accessible for all. We are a very young team focused on technology development to help achieve a certain level of social responsibility for the less fortunate in society.


We are now looking for a part-time translator from Japanese to English who will be working with a team that truly aims to revolutionise the lives of millions of people with accessibility requirements in the UK and transform the rail industry in aid of delivering content in our target languages and markets in the most effective and timely manner.



Join us on an exciting journey and become a member of our growing team.



What you’ll be doing:


  • Translation and proofreading of materials related to Japanese projects
  • Translate in real time during meetings
  • Translate and revise work according to the guidelines and instructions provided, including first party terminology
  • Ensure translations are accurate in context and consistent in terminology and imagery
  • Write reports on errors/gaps found and ad hoc translations
  • Contribute to the overall success of the project
  • Support the operations team as required
  • Ensure that all work is completed to the required deadline




What we are looking for:


To succeed in this role, you will need excellent attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. You will be fluent in Japanese to a native level and have a keen interest in Japanese culture, as well as have fluent English language skills. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Japanese/English Translator to be involved in our professional team in London.



  • Have lived in Japan, with experience of using public transport in Japan
  • Willing to work outside of normal hours (e.g., 1am, we occasionally work with our Japanese partners during this period)
  • Required to be fluent in Japanese to a native level, both spoken and written
  • Excellent English language skills, both spoken and written
  • Experience in translation, transcription, localisation, copywriting, or proofreading
  • Knowledge of Japanese local culture for language of expertise
  • Flexibility to work under the pressure of unpredictable schedules and tight deadlines
  • Ability to think outside the box, be flexible and have a positive attitude
  • Excellent communication, language, and organisational skills
  • Good team player
  • **Based in London with the right to work in the UK



The following are not essential but would be well-received by us in respect to this role:


  • Preferably with at least 1 years of experience as a professional translator/interpreter
  • A degree in translation, languages or journalism is an advantage




Employee Benefits/Perks of the Job:

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Tech Scheme
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Work From Home
  • Free Flu Jab
  • Discretionary Bonus (Dependent upon organisational and individual performance)
  • An opportunity to make real impact for the most vulnerable people in society



Job Types: Part-time,

Working hours: 20-40hrs per week

Location: London

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