Translation Project Manager

Central London
£18,000 - £20,000 per annum (depending on experience)
04 Oct 2016
04 Nov 2016

Company Description

Pearl Linguistics is a young and dynamic translation and interpreting company based in the City of London, with a major client list from both private and public sectors. We are an ATC member and work in over 270 languages. We are one of the very few translation companies that were set up by linguists and managed by linguists. Our vision is to be a great place to work.

Pearl Linguistics offers total language solutions to a range of clients, of varying sizes, requirements and expectations. Translation services and interpreting services are provided on-demand in any language and for any environment. Pearl also offers transcription services within tight deadlines and professional voice-over services in a comprehensive range of languages.

Job description

Pearl Linguistics is seeking a translation project manager. In this important role, you will have overall responsibility for supervising all phases of assigned projects, including:

  • managing localization/translation projects
  • developing project strategies/plans/instructions
  • identifying, assigning, scheduling, supervising and training team members for projects (translators, DTP operators, publishers, and other individual resources)
  • negotiating rates with freelance translators and/or agencies
  • liaising with clients and producing project quotations for clients
  • communicating with clients regarding project status, queries from translators, and other issues
  • recruiting linguists / updating the database
  • in-house quality control (figures and layout)
  • obtaining, locating, or creating glossaries and reference documents and managing them
  • performing basic in-house DTP tasks and text preparation


  • <1 year of experience in project management
  • 1st degree level in a language-based subject (a modern language, translation studies, etc.) or equivalent similar qualification
  • Good understanding of translation project lifecycle
  • Fluency in English (oral & written)
  • Fluency or native in any other language
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong commitment to quality and attention to detail
  • Motivated, self-starter, team player
  • A mature person who can take initiative
  • Good all-round IT skills:
    • MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat essential
    • Working knowledge of DTP software packages (Quark, InDesign, Publisher, etc.) desirable or ability to learn as needed
    • Knowledge of translation memory tools (Trados etc.) desirable.