LINGUIST List 12.1483

Mon Jun 4 2001

Jobs: Dutch Linguist at eBay Inc., California USA

Editor for this issue: Heather Taylor-Loring <>


  1. Diana Anderl, Dutch linguist: at eBay Inc., California U.S.A

Message 1: Dutch linguist: at eBay Inc., California U.S.A

Date: 1 Jun 2001 01:54:09 -0000
From: Diana Anderl <>
Subject: Dutch linguist: at eBay Inc., California U.S.A

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Dutch linguist
Other Desired Areas: HTML, ability to read code
University or Organization: eBay Inc.
Department: Staffing
State or Province: California
Country: U.S.A
Final Date of Application: June 20, 2001
Contact: Diana Anderl

Address for Applications:
2145 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose
CA 95125

Responsible for translating, proofing, and editing translations of new
features, promotions, graphics, user interface elements, and other
site content. Also carries out other language-specific dutes.

As part of the localization team within product development, works
with developers, engineers, and project management to ship eBay's
international sites on time and with high linguistic quality. You
will play a crucial role in our effort to create a global

Works with product marketing and content managers/editors to establish
and protect the tone and style of the translations. Works with
quality assurance to ensure localization issues are addressed before
shipping live to site. Works with other translators, in-country
marketing, content specialists and project management to coordinate
translation efforts. Must be able to take initiative and be flexible
to help deliver translations quickly in our dynamic environment.

Will also be closely involved with:
- developing terminology used on the site
- researching commercially available software and specifying
requirements for the development of internal tools to help in the
translation process
- contributing to the definition and establishment of the localization

Skills required:
-Native fluence in Dutch and deep understanding of Dutch culture is
essential, knowledge of the internet culture especially helpful
- Proven track record of translating for the consumer market
- Familiarity with translation technologies and production processes
- Working knowledge of HTML strongly desired, experience with software
localization and code issues helpful
- Understanding of product development life cycle in a software
environment is helpful.
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