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Junior Language Editor

Job Description: 

Our client in the Education Industry is seeking to appoint a dynamic Junior Language Editor to join their team in Centurion.

Job Description:


  • Read through texts (both hard and soft copies) for spelling, punctuation, terminology or grammatical errors.
  • Factual editing.
  • Ensure that texts comply with the company’s style guide.
  • Ensure that Afrikaans and English texts correspond.
  • Rewrite text when necessary.
  • Ensure that templates are adhered to.
  • Liaise with authors/subject matter experts to ensure quality of content.
  • Edit context.
  • Edit images (check quality, translate).


  • Translate texts from Afrikaans to English.
  • Translate texts from English to Afrikaans.
  • Edit texts while translating.
  • Ensure Afrikaans and English texts correspond.
  • Ensure original meaning is not lost in translation.
  • Ensure good language (1st language) is used when translating.
  • Ensure consistency in terminology across products.

Proofreading: Same as editing, as well as:

  • Proofread proof books.
  • Compare Afrikaans and English layout to ensure that they correspond.
  • Check layout to ensure templates are adhered to, including headers & footers, index, page numbers.
  • Check images.

Adminsitration & management:

  • Adhere to manager processes.
  • Prioritise work to meet deadlines of assigned subjects.
  • Liaise with ES, freelance editors and illustrators to ensure timely delivery of products and quality of content.


  • Contribute to the company style guide.
  • Support colleagues with workload.
  • Be effective and positive when executing activities.
  • Report to Team Leader daily to monitor progress.

Education & Requirements:

  • Degree or Diploma in Languages, Translation, Journalism or Equivalent
  • Post-graduate qualification in Languages, Translation, Journalism or Equivalent (would be an added advantage)
  • 2 years experience
  • Editing, proofreading, translations
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Internet Explorer or equivalent (Chrome, Firefox)
  • InDesign
  • Afrikaans (fluent)
  • English (fluent)
  • Flexibility to work longer hours, at home and over weekends when necessary to meet deadlines
  • Research skills
  • Accuracy
  • Attention to detail
  • Wide general knowledge
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team, as well as on your own
  • Good communication skills
  • Good planning, organisational and time management skills


Centurion, South Africa,


Creative Leadership Solutions


No education

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Working Experience: 

2 to 3 years

Contract Type: 

Full Time



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