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LINGUIST List 17.2125

Mon Jul 24 2006

Jobs: Italian & General Linguistics: Consultant, Butler Hill Group

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        1.    Courtenay Hendricks, Italian & General Linguistics: Consultant, Butler Hill Group, WA, USA


Message 1: Italian & General Linguistics: Consultant, Butler Hill Group, WA, USA
Date: 23-Jul-2006
From: Courtenay Hendricks <cahbutlerhill.com>
Subject: Italian & General Linguistics: Consultant, Butler Hill Group, WA, USA


University or Organization: Butler Hill Group
Web Address: http://www.butlerhill.com
Job Rank: Italian Linguistic Consultant
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics
Required Language(s): Italian (ita)

Description:

Freelance work for linguists

The Butler Hill Group, a virtual computational linguistics consulting
company, seeks a linguist for Italian to perform a number of tasks related
to a natural language processing system under development. Primary
responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: evaluating
machine translation output and reporting major linguistic errors in the
target language to the developer team, consulting with linguists and
developers during the development process, and then performing quality
assurance (testing) of system output. Sample background tasks might include
verifying customer feedback, manually creating syntactically annotated
datasets, and inspecting parallel training data.

Qualified candidates must be native speakers of Italian and must
demonstrate excellent communication skills in English. They should also
have an academic or professional background in linguistics, especially
syntax, strong computer skills in a Windows environment, and have
detail-oriented personalities. The ideal candidate would be interested in
becoming an integral member of a virtual team of linguists working remotely
from his or her current location. The work hours will be variable, in the
range of 2-15 hours / week, although we are usually able to anticipate
which weeks will be busier than others. This is an ongoing project, so we
are looking for individuals who are seeking a longer-term commitment for
part-time work. Some travel may be required.

This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate student or junior faculty
seeking supplementary income as we are willing to accommodate many unusual
scheduling and telecommuting requirements. Our client is based in the
Seattle area, (Pacific Standard Time zone), so although there is no
geographic requirement regarding remote work location, all linguistic
consultants will be expected to be timely in their communication and
regularly available for some email or phone correspondence during the
client's regular business hours (9h00-17h00 PST).

US residents must have any-employer US work authorization valid for the
next 12 months. Unfortunately, the Butler Hill Group cannot sponsor
employment visas.

This position requires a high-speed Internet connection (DSL or cable).
Furthermore, we ask that you have regular, secure access to a personal
computer (i.e., not a public computer), run a recent version of Windows
(e.g., XP) and have proficiency using Microsoft Office.

We offer a competitive, professional hourly rate, paid as 1099
self-employment income. We would like to hire for this position and begin
training our new Italian Linguistic Consultant as soon as possible.

To apply, please email a recent resume or CV, in English, along with a
cover letter (in the body of your email) verifying or specifying the
following information:
- US work authorization (if applicable)
- Availability (hours per week & vacation schedule, if known) from early August,
2006 through the end of 2007
- all languages spoken and reading proficiency level / fluency in each language
- current version of Windows and currently installed MS Office applications
(please specify proficiency level in each application)

**Please include the language you are applying for in the subject line of
your email. You may address your cover letter to Courtenay Hendricks.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Address for Applications & Contact Information:
Courtenay Hendricks
Email: cahbutlerhill.com
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