Pratham Books is looking for a dynamic Tamil Language editor, having full command over written, spoken and grammatically correct Tamil language and expertise in the translation process. The person needs to have a live connect with Tamil language and literature. The person will be responsible for anchoring the process of book development from translation of the manuscript in Tamil language to all the steps, which are needed to get the final books. The person will lead an outsourced team of translators, reviewers and proof readers, will work with the language and design team and will be responsible for the timely execution of all the processes involved.
- Send out the original English scripts for Tamil translations. Give inputs to the translator, see if the review is needed and get the copy proof read. Sign off the final ready to print Tamil PDF.
- Build a system to put the translation and correction processes in place.
- Track the workflow, observe the timelines, identify the bottleneck and communicate.
- Build a strong team of English- Tamil translators, reviewers and proof readers.
- Ensure the quality of translated work
- Keep in touch with the new trends and challenges in translation.
- Identify language experts in Tamil and send some of the translations for quality check.
- Preferably a degree, in Literature/Journalism/Mass Communication/Media /Language (Tamil)
- Experience of working in an editorial position in a publishing house and should have hands-on experience in translation, review, proofreading and production related processes.
- Excellent communication skills in Tamil and English.
- Sharp eyes to check copy
- Ability to multi-task and be a team player
- Good technology skills
- Passion for children’s literature