LINGUIST List 32.3650

Fri Nov 19 2021

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Freelance Linguist, TELUS International

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 19-Nov-2021
From: Tyyne N <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Freelance Linguist, TELUS International, Remote
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University or Organization: TELUS International
Web Address:
Job Title: Freelance Linguist

Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): Arabic, Gulf (afb)
                            Arabic, Hijazi (acw)
                            Arabic, Najdi (ars)
                            Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Danish (dan)
                            Dutch (nld)
                            Finnish (fin)
                            German (deu)
                            Hebrew (heb)
                            Indonesian (ind)
                            Khmer, Central (khm)
                            Khmer, Northern (kxm)
                            Korean (kor)
                            Lao (lao)
                            Malay (zlm)
                            Norwegian Bokmål (nob)
                            Norwegian Nynorsk (nno)
                            Pashto (pus)
                            Polish (pol)
                            Swedish (swe)
                            Thai (tha)
                            Vietnamese (vie)


TELUS International is looking for remote freelance Linguists to work as language consultants for various languages. Linguists will be dealing with tasks covering written and spoken modality differences of the target language which will be used to support and improve AI-led conversational interfaces – virtual assistants. The tasks require a good understanding of spoken and written modality differences of the target locale.

Key Qualifications and Requirements:

Idiomatic fluency in one of the following languages:
- Arabic (UAE)
- Arabic (Gulf: Bahrain/Qatar/Kuwait/Saudi Arabia)
- Norwegian
- Swedish
- Danish
- Finnish
- Dutch (Netherlands)
- Polish
- German
- Hebrew
- Indonesian (Indonesia)
- Malay (Malaysia)
- Thai (Thailand)
- Vietnamese
- Khmer (Cambodia)
- Korean
- Pashto
- Lao (Laos)

- Degree in Linguistics or phonetics
- Ability to work in an English-speaking environment
- Ability to work with data sets in Excel and CSV formats
- Adjudication and quality assessment on natural utterances in spoken and written modalities
- Semantic annotation
- Comprehensive QA reporting, including threshold metrics for locale naturalness
- Data curation, management, and delivery
- Python script execution is a plus
- Flexibility to respond and react to changing priorities quickly and efficiently
- Excellent verbal and written communication, team player mentality, collaborative in nature, attention to detail, and proven ability to manage priorities
- Client-facing communication
- Availability to work on a remote freelance basis
- Availability to work up to around 15-20 hours/week starting asap/January till July 2022, with a possibility of extension
- Availability to work during Pacific Time when required.

To apply, please send us your CV in English to the application email below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Tyyne N

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