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Desktop Publisher

Company name
TransPerfect Translations, Inc.

Andover, MA

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The position of Desktop Publisher is a key player at ArchiText, a division of TransPerfect. You will be a part of a team of full-time and freelance graphic designers/typesetters. Through a mix of project management and hands-on desktop publishing, you will define, develop, and manage the client project lifecycle. In addition, you will assist your team with analyzing, and troubleshooting foreign language data to be used in publishing products.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Preflight projects before translation:

1. Verifying we have all necessary assets to complete the project

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

3. 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:

1. Following established style guides

2. Managing text expansion issues

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

4. Localizing graphics

5. Troubleshooting issues

6. Implementing changes as requested by the production team

• Ability to recreate entire documents in: InDesign, Publisher, MS Word, Illustrator, etc

• Recreation of graphic elements in Photoshop, Illustrator, etc

• Proof own work before delivery which includes:

1. 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

• Act as a backup for engineer

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, Vizio, InCopy, Photoshop, and PowerPoint

• Proven experience in Adobe Suite (Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator and PhotoShop)

• Knowledge of other desktop publishing tools (Quark Express, FrameMaker)

• Knowledge of Windows and Mac Platforms

• 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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