Register as a freelance translator

Surrey Translation Bureau is always on the lookout for qualified and talented linguists. If you would like to register with us and you meet our professional requirements listed below, please get in touch.

Our requirements:

• You must have a recognised graduate qualification in translation, a recognised graduate qualification in another field plus two years’ full-time professional translation experience, or five years’ full-time professional experience in translation or post-editing.

• You must be prepared to take a test translation and sign our Translator Agreement if successful.

• For post-editing work, linguists will also be required to demonstrate appropriate skills by completing our post-editing screening questions.

• You must have a good knowledge of CAT tools, such as Trados Studio (versions 2017 and above) memoQ or Across.

Current recruitment:

We are currently recruiting for the following specific language pairs (no agencies please):

Into and out of English:

• Swedish

• Norwegian

• Danish

• Finnish

• Gaelic (Irish)

Into English (native English level):

• Turkish

• Chinese

• Japanese

• Italian

Out of English:

• Dari/Pashto

We are also looking for any languages in the following areas of expertise:

• EU documentation and institutional texts

• Legal


If you meet our requirements and eligibility criteria listed above, please email your CV to including:

• full contact details

• translation rates per 1000 source words/characters

• revision, editing and PEMT rates per 1000 words (or per hour)

• translation software used

• areas of expertise

• availability and working hours.


Here are some perks of working with us:

Our friendly resource management team is looking forward to hearing from you!

Contact us