LINGUIST List 23.2585

Fri Jun 01 2012

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

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 01-Jun-2012
From: Aidan Brennan <>
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 Mouthteam, evaluating text data to help generate a readable script for speechsynthesis 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 DataEvaluator" or "U.S. Spanish Speech Data Evaluator" in the subject line.

Application Deadline: 22-Jun-2012 Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Aidan Brennan Email:

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