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Mon Oct 21 2002

Jobs: Lexicography: Native Language Speakers, CA USA

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Message 1: Jobs: Lexicography: Native Language Speakers, Amikai, Inc., CA, USA

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 20:47:16 +0000
From: rflournoy <rflournoyamikai.com>
Subject: Jobs: Lexicography: Native Language Speakers, Amikai, Inc., CA, USA

University or Organization: Amikai, Inc.
Department: 
Rank of Job: Native Speakers of Various Languages
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics, Lexicography, Translation,
Machine Translation
Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (CHN); English (ENG); French
(FRN); German, Standard (GER); Italian (ITN); Japanese (JPN); Korean
(KKN); Portuguese (POR); Spanish (SPN)

Description:
 
		SEEKING: Native Speakers of Various Languages

Amikai, Inc., a San Francisco company which develops machine
translation solutions, is looking for native speakers in the following
languages for proofreading and other light language work:

 * Chinese (simplified writing system)
 * Chinese (traditional writing system)
 * French
 * German
 * Italian
 * Japanese
 * Korean
 * Portuguese
 * Spanish

Native speakers are needed for a large-scale project building
dictionaries for a machine translation system. The job will include
the following tasks:

 * Proofreading machine translated texts for errors;
 * Gathering word lists and test data; and
 * Approving the quality of human translations.

Applicants must:

 * Be a native speaker of one or more of the above languages;
 * Be fluent in English;
 * Be knowledgeable about basic grammatical concepts and basic
 problems in translation;
 * Have superior organizational skills and attention to detail;
 * Be familiar with computers, email, and MS Office tool suite; and
 * Have legal work status in the United States.

In addition, preference will be given to applicants who:

 * Have translation or interpreting work experience;
 * Have experience with machine translation software; or
 * Have training or work experience in lexicography.

Amikai's offices are located in the Potrero Hill area of San
Francisco. Hours are flexible, and the workload will vary from week
to week, possibly 0 to 20 hours/week. Because the amount of work will
depend on the progress of the project, this job is best suited for
someone looking to supplement his or her income. The pay is $15/hour.

Please submit resume with cover letter to jobsamikai.com, using the
Subject line "Language Informant:" + your native languages.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr. Raymond Flournoy
	Amikai, Inc.
	343 Vermont Street
	San Francisco, CA 94103
	United States of America 
	Applications are due by 31-Dec-2002


Contact Information:
	Dr. Raymond Flournoy.
	Email: jobsamikai.com
	Tel: 415-863-8534
	Fax: 415-863-4365
	Website: http://www.amikai.com

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