Freelance Japanese Translator

  • Focusrite
  • Remote (High Wycombe, UK)
  • Jul 08, 2022

Job Description


We’re looking for freelance translators to help us localise and proofread our content into Japanese. Content to translate will include both: marketing copy such as news, marketing campaigns and emails, and product-related copy such as user manuals, getting started guides and product descriptions. The translator should be equally comfortable with translation and proofreading tasks.


  • Translate a variety of material from English into Japanese
  • Proofread already translated content
  • Transcreate marketing material, such as product taglines
  • Occasionally collaborate with the Localisation Coordinator and other linguists to create reference material for your language (e.g. glossaries, style guide)


  • Native speaker of Japanese
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • A degree in translation (or language-related subject) or 2 years of experience as a translator
  • Experience in both marketing and technical translation
  • Preferably, interest in the music or creative industries

If you are interested in joining us, please submit your application (CV and a covering letter) in English and include your rates in your application.

About Us

Focusrite plc is a global music and audio group that develops and markets music technology products. Used by audio professionals and amateur musicians alike, its solutions facilitate the high-quality production of recorded and live sound. Our audio technology brands stand together, seeking to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity – ‘we make music easy to make’.

The Focusrite Group trades under eight established and rapidly growing brands: Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation, ADAM Audio, Sequential, Martin Audio, Optimal Audio, Ampify Music and Linea Research. With a high-quality reputation and a rich heritage spanning decades, its brands are category leaders in the music-making industry.

Music technology is an enriching space to work in and we enjoy a Group-wide open-door culture which encourages innovation. This culture, combined with a passion for the inspirational solutions we create, has led to the group winning numerous accolades, including four Queen's Awards for Enterprise and the AIM Company of the Year Award 2021.