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Desktop Publishing Specialist

Company name
TransPerfect Translations, Inc.

Corvallis, OR

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As a result of continued demand for our products and services,, Corvallis is looking to for a bright, self-motivated Desktop Publishing Specialist to join our “startup within an established company” and work on language translation projects for our global clients. Your work will directly impact live websites, technical documents, and computer-based training programs of our worldwide client base with new clients being added every week.


The position of Desktop Publishing Specialist is a key player at Through a mix of project management and hands-on desktop publishing, you will define, develop, and manage the client project lifecycle as it pertains to the multi-media needs of the job.


Preflight projects before translation

Verifying we have all necessary assets to complete the project

Providing font recommendations so that the fonts support the character set of the target language

Quoting the time required for the scope-of-work on given projects

Prepare files for translation with activities such as extracting, cleaning up extractions, cutting and pasting, road-mapping

Cleaning up translated files in the source file format after translation which includes:

Following established style guides

Managing test expansion issues

Applying established templates and paragraph formatting to raw text or text that may not be formatted properly

Localizing graphics

Troubleshooting issues

Implementing changes as requested by the production team

Ability to create entire documents in: InDesign, MS Word, etc

Proof own work before delivery which includes:

Checking preliminary and final proofs for errors and makes any necessary corrections

Perform file management according to procedures

Identify efficiency strategies and implement them

Report on activity using required tools

Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve

Required Skills:

Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college or university

Strong attention to detail

Ability to manage your own schedule and work with changing demands/priorities

Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Work with and meet established deadlines

Cooperate with people from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures

Work independently as well as part of a team, regardless of distance

Ability to thrive in a production environment, instead of a creative environment

Desired Skills:

1-2 year experience in multilingual desktop publishing

Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, version 2003 and later), Internet software

Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, FrameMaker, Photoshop, and PowerPoint

Knowledge of other desktop publishing tools (Quark Express, Corel products)

Knowledge of eLearning publishing tools (Flash, Lectora, Captivate, Articulate products)

Knowledge of foreign language a plus

Company info

TransPerfect Translations, Inc.
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Company Profile
TransPerfect Translations was founded in 1992 by Elizabeth Elting and Phil Shawe. Their mission: to provide the highest quality language services to leading businesses worldwide. With no external financing, TransPerfect grew from its beginnings as a two-person company operating from an NYU business school dorm room into one of the world's premier language and business services companies.

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