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Job Information:Job Type No. TJ02

Job Title English Proofreaders
Job Type

* In-house English proofreaders are generally based in the international department of major Japanese companies handling communications with overseas clients, partners and subsidiaries. English proofreaders work alongside Japanese translators and other Japanese staff transforming documents written by non-native speakers into professional documents for external use. It is also sometimes necessary to check the meaning of the document against the original Japanese version.

Typical documents you may be asked to proofread depending on industry:

  • General Business: Business letters and documents, advertising and marketing materials, company brochures, websites and other online materials
  • Financial: Annual reports, Investor Relation documents, Equity Reports
  • Technical: User and technical manuals, research papers, product brochures
Contract Type Generally Haken but occasionally Temp-to-Perm and Shokai contracts available
Skills Required
  • Native English with excellent English writing skills
  • Proofreading experience generally required
  • Specialized knowledge in related field (* in some cases relevant knowledge/ experience is more important than specific proofreading experience)
  • Business level Japanese often highly desired as it is necessary to communicate with non-English speaking colleagues
Working Time Full and Part-time positions (however many contracts tend to be part-time)
Location Mainly Kanto
Salary 2,000 - 2,700yen/hr depending on level and number of hours required
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