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    Posted: 06/05/18
    Job Type: Full Time
    Location: Ottawa

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Linguistic Services and Official Languages, the Translator-Editor is responsible for providing high-quality linguistic services in English and in French to multiple clients at the RCM in support of the in-house, national and international operations that uphold one of Canada's flagship brands.  

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Translating independently, without supervision, a wide variety of texts from English into French (and occasionally from French into English) including complex, critical and specialized texts, and sensitive ministerial correspondence
    • Editing regular and specialized French texts (and occasionally English texts) translated by suppliers before delivery to internal clients who may include the Board of Directors, the CEO, Vice-Presidents, etc.
    • Proofreading print-ready literature in English and in French for high-profile products, including numismatic certificates, packaging, Web materials, etc. aimed at national and international clients
    • Adapting advertising and marketing texts and slogans with localized, culturally-accurate equivalents
    • Advising clients regarding French and English grammar, terminology and style
    • Occasionally coordinating special projects
    • Helping to update the electronic in-house terminology database
    • Negotiating with clients and suppliers about deadlines
    • Ensuring Lean and efficient use of resources (optimizing choice of texts for in-house translation vs. Outsourcing, coaching clients on best practices, etc.)
    • Performing any other related tasks as directed by the Senior Manager, such as occasionally replacing the Administrative Coordinator with coordination tasks or the Editor-Terminologist.


    • B.A. in Translation from a recognized university in the English to French combination; the French to English combination will also be considered
    • Five years experience in translation and editing
    • Outstanding mastery of written French, including ability to craft elegant, culturally-sensitive texts
    • Proficiency in either financial or technical fields, or both, is a major asset.
    • Thorough knowledge of English; the ability to translate idiomatically from French into English will be considered as a key asset
    • Meticulous attention to detail, especially for proofreading print-ready or Web-ready deliverables
    • Knowledge of translation memory and terminology management software, especially Multitrans/Flow
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software package and Adobe Acrobat
    • Ability to maintain a positive and cheerful attitude at work with colleagues and clients, even when working under pressure
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work in fast-paced, multidisciplinary corporate and manufacturing environments.
    • Resourcefulness and creativity.


    If you qualify for the mandatory requirements, and if the above describes your abilities and interests, please forward your resumé and cover letter in confidence to:
    Royal Canadian Mint, Human Resources,
    320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G8
    Fax : (613) 998-0272
    e-mail :

    While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

    The Royal Canadian Mint promotes equity in employment: As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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