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Chinese Language Consultant (Contractor)



United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024

About Calm

Calm is on a mission to support everyone on every step of their mental health journey. With the #1 app for sleep, meditation and relaxation as well as a growing library of digital, evidence-based mental health programs, Calm offers trusted support for individuals and organizations alike. Our flagship consumer app provides personalized content and activities – featuring a range of experts and beloved celebrity voices – to help users manage stress, improve sleep and live mindfully. Our workplace and healthcare solutions offer a consumer-friendly approach to clinical content and HIPAA-compliant resources in order to drive positive health and business outcomes. Named a TIME100 Most Influential Company, Calm supports more than 150 million people and 3,500 organizations across seven languages and 190 countries.

Calm is looking for a freelance Chinese Language Consultant to assist our team in delivering a high-quality Calm product and supporting materials in the Chinese language (zh-TW, Mandarin).

Calm is the leading mental health brand, on a mission to support everyone on every step of their mental health journey. With the #1 app for sleep, meditation and relaxation, Calm’s transformational mindfulness content supports users across seven languages in more than 190 countries.

What you will do:

  • Review translated Traditional Chinese scripts and promotional content to ensure linguistic quality and accuracy concerning vocabulary for meditation, mindfulness, and mental health
  • Review translated Traditional Chinese content for the app and web products to ensure linguistic quality and accuracy and a smooth user experience
  • Work with vendors to align their work product with Calm’s brand and style
  • Discuss difficult translations with vendors and the Calm team
  • Create and maintain the Traditional Chinese glossary, ensuring vendor adherence
  • Create and maintain the Traditional Chinese style guide, ensuring vendor adherence
  • Attend audio recording sessions to guide narration talent and ensure alignment between Traditional Chinese scripts and Mandarin voiceovers
  • Evaluate and approve final recorded target Mandarin audio content

Who you are:

  • Native-level Chinese speaker with a profound understanding of English
  • Specialize in written Traditional Chinese (zh-TW) and spoken Mandarin
  • Have experience as a linguist, ideally as both a translator and proofreader
  • Have experience working with Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) tools
  • Have Traditional Chinese writing experience, ideally with both fiction and nonfiction
  • Have experience localizing app user interfaces, and are familiar with best practices
  • Have personal experience with meditation, mindfulness, and/or mental health in Taiwan (and/or Chinese diaspora) and in the Chinese language
  • Are excited about how Calm can make a positive impact in the lives of Chinese speakers

  • This role will be paid on a project basis
  • This is freelance/contract work only. Calm’s budget is approximately $27 - $55 per hour. Please note, the hourly rate will be contingent on the Consultant’s location, services & deliverables and hours required, which will be mutually agreed upon by both parties.
    • Professionals providing the above services typically perform similar services for other clients at the same time - this is welcome and invited.
  • Please submit:
    • CV & link to portfolio

Please note that Calm may leverage artificial intelligence technology in the application review process.

Calm is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans. Please contact Calm’s Recruiting team if you need a reasonable accommodation, assistance completing any forms, or to otherwise participate in the application process. You can reach the Recruiting team at recruitingaccommodations@calm.com

We believe that mental health is health, and every person should be considered in the discussion. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Calm is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create a mindful and respectful environment where everyone can bring their authentic self to work, and experience a culture that is free of harassment, racism, and discrimination.

Calm participates in e-verify. E-verify provides the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.