[Elsnet-list] Part-time language consultants wanted

Ditte Kimps ditte.kimps at nuance.com
Tue Feb 6 15:39:41 CET 2007


Part-time Language Consultants Wanted


 

Nuance Communications, Inc., a world-wide leader in speech technology, is seeking part-time language consultants to enhance our language dictionaries. 

 

All work will be done off-site (e.g. at your home).

 

Positions are available for the following languages:

 

Arabic (Jordanian) 

Basque 

Catalan 

Cantonese (Hong Kong) 

Czech 

Danish 

Finnish 

Greek 

Hebrew 

Hindi 

Hungarian 

Japanese 

Korean 

Mandarin (People's Republic of China) 

Mandarin (Taiwan)

Norwegian 

Polish 

Portugese (Brazilian) 

Portugese (Portugal) 

Russian 

Slovok 

Slovenian 

Spanish (Argentinian) 

Spanish (Columbian) 

Swedish 

Turkish 

 

Responsibilities: 

- Evaluating design and quality of pronunciation dictionaries

- Merging pronunciation dictionaries

- Evaluating and correcting dictionary entries

- Identifying new entries for general and specialized dictionaries. 

- Writing phonetic transcriptions for new and existing entries. 

- Serving as language expert resource for engineers and researchers.

 

Requirements: 

- Native or near-native fluency in one or more of the languages listed above.

- Completion or near-completion of undergraduate degree in linguistics. 

- Knowledge of International Phonetic Alphabet. 

- Familiarity with a text editor such as emacs or vi. 

- Ability to work independently. 

- Up-to-date computer. 

- Home internet connection. 

 

 

Helpful Skills: 

- Expertise in medicine, law, or technology. 

- Knowledge of UNIX. 

- Ability to program in a scripting language. 

 

A minimum of 20 hours of work is needed for each language for this project.  Some languages will require much more time, with the likelihood of additional sporadic tasks over the next four to six months. Pay is $12-18 per hour, depending on experience (equivalent payment in other currencies, e.g. euros, is also possible).

 

To apply, please submit your resume or CV and a brief statement describing your experience and abilities to vocrequest at nuance.com. We will consider only electronic submissions. No phone calls, please. 

 

Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2007.

 

(Positions may be filled before that date if qualified applicants are found.)

 

_____________________________________________

Ditte Kimps
Dutch Language Specialist

NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, Belgium.
Dictaphone Healthcare Solutions
Twin Squares, Building Vendôme
Culliganlaan 1b, B-1831 Diegem

tell. +32 2403 1740   Office

NUANCE.COM <http://www.nuance.com/> 
The experience speaks for itself (tm)

 
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