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Freelance Translator Opportunities

With over 55 offices in 38 countries, 1,000+ in-house, in-country translators and 20 years of market leadership, it's no wonder the world’s top brands rely on SDL’s language expertise. We are always looking for the very best talent to join our team of freelance translators.

Why work with us?

We want to be the number one language service provider for the freelancer community.

We are collaborative. We build collaborative partnerships between our network of more than 1,000 in-house translators and our external team.

We are reliable. When it comes to payment, we are prompt and reliable, so you don't have to waste valuable time chasing invoices.

We offer variety. SDL supports global household-name clients and domains, giving you a wide variety of translation content.

We give you access. SDL Workzone will be the go-to portal for collaboration between you and the SDL Talent Management team.

We care. Our freelancers are part of our team. We run events and publish regular newsletters so you can get to know us better.

Who are we looking for?

We are especially interested in hearing from qualified and motivated individuals with experience in the following sectors:

  • Life Sciences
  • Hi-Tech
  • Marketing & Creative Services
  • Financial Services
  • Automotive & Manufacturing
  • Retail & Consumer
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Legal & Patents

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How do I apply?

SDL-workzone Applying to SDL is easy and intuitive via our online vendor portal, SDL Workzone. Please complete the short form below to start your application.

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