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LINGUIST List 17.2973

Wed Oct 11 2006

Jobs: General Ling; Norwegian & Bokmål: Consultant, Butler Hill Group

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        1.    Courtenay Hendricks, General Linguistics; Norwegian & Bokmål: Consultant, Butler Hill Group, CT, USA

Message 1: General Linguistics; Norwegian & Bokmål: Consultant, Butler Hill Group, CT, USA
Date: 09-Oct-2006
From: Courtenay Hendricks <chendricksbutlerhill.com>
Subject: General Linguistics; Norwegian & Bokmål: Consultant, Butler Hill Group, CT, USA

Organization: Butler Hill Group
Web Address: http://www.butlerhill.com
Job Rank: Rank Open
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics
Required Language(s): Norwegian, Bokmål (nob)

The Butler Hill Group, a virtual computational linguistics consulting company,
seeks a linguist for Norwegian 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 or near-native speakers of Norwegian and
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).

If you are US-based, you must have "any-employer" work authorization (e.g.
citizenship or permanent residency). If you do not reside in the US, you do not
need US work authorization. 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. The Butler Hill Group does not employ consultants directly. All
consultants are paid as 1099 freelancers. The start date for this position will
be mid to late October.

To apply, please email a recent resume or CV, in English, along with a
cover letter (in the body of your email) specifying the following
information, to chendricksbutlerhill.com:
- US work authorization or country you are residing in
- Availability (hours per week & vacation schedule, if known) from October 16th
through June 2007
- 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 Ms. Courtenay Hendricks.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Contact Information:
Ms. Courtenay Hendricks
Email: chendricksbutlerhill.com
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