Creative Linguist/Reviewer – Japanese [JA]

Application form:
Please upload samples that are relevant to this content type.

Please apply through upwork and provide your translation/editing rates:
– Hourly
– Per word for transcreation (upsell and social media)
– Per word for keywords localization


An industry-leading end client in the graphic design field with high quality and efficiency expectations. Creativity and attention to detail are key for the linguist/reviewer. Interpersonal skills are valuable to ensure effective team collaboration as the nature of this role requires regular communication with other linguists, client language manager and internal project managers. Previous experience in optimized content localization for search engines is strongly preferred.

Scope of work:

Team collaboration on the creative localization of keywords for SEO optimization, highly visible social media posts and upsell web dialogues, utilizing multiple market intelligence assets

Translation of keywords for SEO optimization
Creative localization of paid social media posts
Transcreation and ideation from English source of compelling content that properly communicates the brand identity
Collaborate at regular briefing and feedback sessions

What we are looking for:

Native Japanese linguists who should have proven experience in the target market and its culture and possess strong marketing and copywriting skills. For being successful in this role, a strong understanding of SaaS marketing and upsell practices, as well as high-level understanding of design applications and their features.
A strong command of web-based collaboration and content management tools is required (Google Apps + client proprietary tools).


Degree in linguistics, marketing, writing, translation or related
Highly creative with a portfolio of examples of work in transcreation, marketing, copywriting or related
Proven experience in highly-visible content localization, transcreation, and translation using industry-standard linguistic instruments (Style Guide and Knowledge base)
Proven experience in optimized content localization
Desire to collaborate and grow with the team
Reside in the target country/market you are applying for
Ability to clearly express creative ideas and communicate with client both in written form and orally as well as proactively make suggestions
Bilingual level command of English (written and oral)

Tech requirements:

Good command of web-based collaboration tools, such as Google Apps and conferencing/video-conferencing services
Good command of web-based CAT and reference tools
Stable Internet connection with a backup