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French-English Translator-Reviser

Who we are

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa–Cornwall is an archdiocese that includes part of the Province of Ontario and the suffragan dioceses of Hearst, Pembroke and Timmins.  On 6 May 2020, Pope Francis amalgamated the Archdiocese of Ottawa and the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall to create the Archdiocese of Ottawa–Cornwall.  The Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall is a religious, non-for-profit organization that serves 525,387 Catholics in 127 parishes.

Title

French-English Translator - Reviser

Reports To

Director of Communications and Mission Promotion, Communications and Mission Promotion Department

Summary

The French-English Translator-Reviser will work with various clients, employees and management on translating various projects and assignments as required. Responsibilities will include reading original material/documents and rewriting them in the targeted language, researching legal, technical, and scientific phraseology to determine correct translations and liaising with clients and coworkers to discuss translation requirements and any unclear points. The French-English Translator-Reviser is also expected to provide sound advice to management and coworkers on how to effectively manage and interpret translated material and consult with clients, management and coworkers when translating specialized areas of information. This position also requires proof-reading and revising materials written by diocesan staff and volunteers.

Core Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Job Duties

  • Read original material/documents and rewrite in the targeted language; ensuring the content, meaning, and feeling of the original/source text is retained in the translation.
  • Identify and resolve any conflicts related to the meanings of words, phrases or concepts when translating between languages.
  • Proofread, revise, and edit final translated versions; ensuring that technical terms and terminology remain consistent throughout the translation.
  • Refer to reference materials such as dictionaries, thesauruses, encyclopedias, etc. to find the best word/terminology equivalents and ensure translation accuracy.
  • Compile terminology and information about the content and context of information to be translated, including technical terms such as legal or medical material.
  • Use the internet and email to research legal, technical, and scientific phraseology to determine correct translations throughout the entire translation process.
  • Liaise with clients and coworkers to discuss translation requirements and any unclear points.
  • Provide sound advice to management and coworkers on how to effectively manage and interpret translated material.
  • Consult with clients, management and coworkers when translating specialized areas of information and retain and develop specialized knowledge.
  • Use appropriate software for presentation and delivery.
  • Follow ethical codes that protect the confidentiality of information.
  • Other duties shall be assigned as required.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) in French-English Translation or an equivalent study.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in English-French Translation.
  • ATIO and/or CTTIC certification.
  • Complete knowledge of the English and French languages with the ability to write appropriately/professionally in each.
  • Should be aware of different styles of writing and principles of editing in both English and French.
  • Should know the sentence structure of indirect speech and different figures of speech in the source language like hyperbole, irony and meiosis.
  • Strong verbal communication skills in English and French.
  • Attentive to different knowledge-providing sources like dictionaries, thesauri encyclopedias, and lexicons, and how to utilize them.
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills.

 

WORK CONDITIONS AND LOCATION

  • Permanent, Full-Time: 37.5 hours per week;
  • 1209 Michael Street, Ottawa;
  • Manual dexterity required;
  • Interacts with clients, employees, management and the public at large;
  • Overtime is paid or compensated upon prior approval;
  • Travel may be required;
  • Casual work environment with individual workstations;
  • Occasional telecommuting upon pre-approval of the line manager;
  • Benefits after 3 months;
  • Pension plan after 24-month of continuous service;
  • Free parking;
  • Office closure during Christmas celebrations.

How to apply

Send a cover letter and resume to: Via Isarta indicating your name and the position title in the subject line

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

NOTE

Under section 24(1)(a) of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall has the right to give preference in employment to Roman Catholic applicants.

Application deadline

August 15, 2022

In compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If contacted for an interview, applicants should make any accommodation needs known at that time.

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