Being bilingual opens you up to lots of opportunities to work remotely, such as working in the field of translating. You can work in bilingual call centers, localization, interpretation, online tutoring, and so much more.
Even if you’re at the top of your language capability, you will require a different skill set for each of the above jobs. Furthermore, responsibilities will vary according to the language(s) you speak. Freelancers do most of the translation jobs, but some companies hire home-based translators.
We have compiled a list of companies that employ both employees and independent contractors with language skills. If you have a bilingual skill, ensure to use the keyword “bilingual” in your job search. Below are some companies that offer work in translating; follow along as you approach your job search.
American High-Tech Transcription and Reporting
This is a firm offering translation and transcription services to corporations, government organizations, law enforcement organizations, plus other organizations. This company hires both remote and on-site translators.
To apply, you must pass and pay for the FBI background check and also go through some criminal background checks with your fingerprints. As a translator, you must be certified in their language through a federal court interpreter’s program, ATLA, ATA, ACTFL, or other agencies.
This company hires both on-site and home-based customer service agents. They hire from several U.S. states for part-time and full-time positions. If you are proficient in French and Spanish, you will stand out among other applicants.
This is a worldwide crowdsourcing company that hires independent contractors for writing, translating, researching, and data entry jobs. Payment is per piece. You will have to register and go through an assessment before the company begins accepting tasks for payments.
Connections Academy is basically “a school without walls”. It is an online educational program teaching K-12 students across various states in the U.S. They only hire certified teachers for their teaching platform. This company only employs foreign teachers for K-12 French, Spanish, and German.
This company only hires freelancers for translating jobs plus telephone and on-site interpretation and transcription services. To apply, head over to their website and register through the company’s database. Languages preferred here include Portuguese, Japanese, English, French, German, Bengali, Russian, Chinese, and so much more.
Linguistic Systems Inc.
This is another company that hires translators. To be eligible, you must have at least two years of experience, access to your email, and a college degree. The company is always looking out for professionals with outstanding skills in fields such as Software, medicine, engineering, and finance.
If you are a narrator or translator living in England, you stand a high chance of being hired. Typical jobs will include translating short texts. Additionally, you must be qualified to work in the US.
This company provides localization and translation services to business clients. They also offer crowdsourcing services for clients with online marketing initiatives and search engines. Languages preferred include Albanian, English, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Korean, French, Russian, Chinese, Telugu, Japanese, etc.
Are you proficient in speaking more than one language? If so, then translating should be your number one choice for a new job or side gig. The beauty of this career is that you do not need any formal education to begin.
Identify a potential company you would like to work for, visit their website, and apply. Best of luck to you in your job quest!