Put your passion for language to work – anytime, anywhere
Our freelancers work remotely, they choose which projects to accept and are paid per project. And they do it on their own time – night owls, early birds and everyone in-between – while making sure to respect our deadlines.
Freelancers who work with us aren’t just names on a screen – they’re at the core of what we do, and their success is truly our success. That’s why we provide comprehensive feedback on projects and recognize outstanding freelancers for going above and beyond.
What makes a great translator or transcriptionist?
As professionals are well-aware, this work takes much more than just knowing two languages. Our freelancers possess the relevant education, training and experience to handle projects requiring specific tools and skill sets. Beyond those credentials, our freelancers are detail-oriented, able to follow complex instructions and interested in researching unfamiliar terms or concepts as needed. They also respond promptly and clearly to emails, and show flexibility in adapting their work, both to incorporate feedback and to accommodate our clients’ evolving needs.
Freelancing isn’t for everyone. Our most successful (and satisfied) professionals are organized, motivated self-starters who are able to work independently while regularly communicating with us and sharing updates on their assignments.
If that sounds like you, it’s time to get in touch!
How do I get started?
There are two steps to joining our team of freelancers. First, read through our application guide. This document will help you understand HOW to apply for a freelance position with us. Second, fill out and submit an application. Please don’t submit a quote request form on our website or email us – the application is the best way for us to get to know you. If your skills and experience match our needs, our Vendor Manager will then reach out to guide you through the on-boarding process. Thanks for your interest!
Which languages do you offer?
MLC provides translation and transcription in over 75 languages. We handle specialized projects in all fields, including government, education, law, manufacturing, finance, medicine and hospitality.
As a freelancer, do I need any special equipment?
Our freelancers are free to use the technology of their choice. For translators, mastery of CAT tools are preferred and can certainly be an advantage when working on complex projects. For transcriptionists, we encourage the use of a transcription pedal and transcription software so that you can manipulate audio files by pausing, slowing down, rewinding, etc., in order to increase efficiency and accuracy.