Application: Part-Time Translator

Therapy Insights helps speech, occupational, and physical therapists save time and change lives by developing patient education handouts, therapy interventions, clinical tools, and continuing education courses. Our new Cultural Expansion Cooperative will be launching late summer 2021 and is on a mission to foster conversations, create resources, and hold space so that a broader base of backgrounds, life experiences, and cultures can be integrated into the fields of speech, occupational, and physical therapy.

We are looking for translators and translation reviewers to work with our Cultural Expansion Cooperative team to translate patient education handouts.

Translators will work remotely within a team of collaborative clinicians located across the country. Each month, translators will be responsible for translating 2-16 handouts per month based on your availability as well as demand from our Cultural Expansion Cooperative member base.

Role responsibilities:

  • Translators: Translate content from English into native or fluent language. Review final designs.
  • Translation reviewers: Review translated documents for translation accuracy and cultural awareness and write a brief (1-2 sentence) cultural commentary about the piece, providing any context a clinician might need when sharing the resource to patients. For example, we would like someone with expertise in South American Spanish to review a document translated by someone with expertise in Mexican Spanish and provide any clarifications of lingual nuances so that clinicians can most effectively share these resources with their patients.

This part-time translator position is right for you if you:

  • Are passionate about improving access to health literacy patient education handouts for people whose primary language is not English.
  • Have strong organizational skills.
  • Have effective time management skills.
  • Have the ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Have a strong background in speech, occupational, or physical therapy.
  • Want to be a part of a mission that serves those who serve others, ultimately changing lives and empowering both clinicians and patients to optimize quality of life around the world.

Experience required:

  • Clinical experience SLP, SLPA, OT, COTA, PT, or PTA
  • Google Docs

Compensation:

  • $40 USD per piece of content translated (generally 1 to 2 pages of text)
  • $20 USD per translation review + cultural commentary

Timeframe:

  • Applications open: Monday, May 17, 2021
  • Applications close: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
  • Interviews take place via Zoom: May 27-30, 2021
  • Final decision: June 1, 2021
  • Position starts: Successful applicants will assist with the launch of the Cultural Expansion Cooperative by translating our first pieces of content. First translations will be due June 15th. After that, there will be a rolling schedule where you are given English text on the 3rd of each month with all translations due on the 15th.
    • Note that if you are a translation reviewer, you will have between the 15th and 20th of each month to review translations and write the brief (1-2 sentence) cultural commentary.

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