English Editor

Any city, remote workSpecialist
Yandex is looking for an English Editor to work on texts for a wide variety of Yandex apps and services, including user interfaces, help pages and tech docs, and various marketing materials. The ideal candidate enjoys improving translated texts to make them engaging and easy to understand, as well as learning about new technologies and communicating with team members to craft localized texts that provide the best possible experience for our users.

Responsibilities:

  • edit texts translated from Russian to English in interfaces, help pages and tech docs, marketing materials, and other types of texts:
    • сorrect typos, grammar, and punctuation errors;
    • verify terminology and word choice;
    • improve style and readability;
    • сheck facts and logic;
  • follow glossaries and style guides, investigate new terms and submit updates as necessary;
  • evaluate quality of translations submitted by team members, freelance translators, and agencies;
  • perform linguistic testing (review localized interfaces to find errors and ambiguity);
  • provide consulting on language-related questions;
  • strive to create the best possible products in English.

Requirements:

  • native English speaker with excellent knowledge of Russian;
  • degree in English or linguistics or experience translating or editing in IT (at least 3 years);
  • experience using CAT tools and interest in learning new tools;
  • basic understanding of tags and markup like HTML and XML;
  • familiarity with internet and IT terminology;
  • ability to understand complex technical concepts;
  • strong attention to detail;
  • excellent communication skills and ability to explain editorial decisions;
  • motivation to see projects through to the end.

Preferred:

  • copywriting skills;
  • voice-over experience.