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LINGUIST List 23.2585

Fri Jun 01 2012

Jobs: English; Spanish; General Ling; Phonetics: Speech Data Evaluator, Word of Mouth

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Date: 01-Jun-2012
From: Aidan Brennan <DataOpsMangmail.com>
Subject: English; Spanish; General Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Data Evaluator, Word of Mouth, California, USA
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University or Organization: Word of Mouth
Department: Data Ops
Job Location: California, USA
Job Rank: Speech Data Evaluator

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Phonetics; Speech Data Evaluation

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Spanish (spa)


Job Title: Speech Data Evaluator (U.S. English or U.S. Spanish)

The Speech Data Evaluator works on the target language's Word of Mouth
team, evaluating text data to help generate a readable script for speech
synthesis and linguistic rules for either U.S. English or U.S. Spanish.

This includes:
- Proofread script sentences for language/typing errors, style, readability,
sentence length etc;
- Edit script sentences to maximize phonetic coverage;
- Evaluate calculating phonetic coverage of the script;
- Label text for disambiguation, expansion.

Job Requirements:
- Linguistic background helpful;
- Keen ear for phonetic nuances;
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts;
- Excellent oral and written communicator;
- Experience editing or proofreading written content.

In addition, the candidate should be:
- Computer-literate;
- Able to work full time;
- A native speaker of U.S. Spanish and fluent in English (for the U.S. Spanish role);
- A native speaker of U.S. English (for the U.S. English role).

Linguistic background is not necessary, but preferred.

Project duration: 6 months (with potential for extension).

Please email your CV and cover letter with either "U.S. English Speech Data
Evaluator" or "U.S. Spanish Speech Data Evaluator" in the subject line.

Application Deadline: 22-Jun-2012

Email Address for Applications: DataOpsMangmail.com
Contact Information:
Aidan Brennan
Email: DataOpsMangmail.com

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