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TermNet - International network for terminology


TermNet member Microsoft has an immediate opening for a seasoned English terminologist in Redmond, United States


Job Title: Terminologist
Job Category: Content Publishing 
Job Code: 253068

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and provide terminology management guidelines as needed.
  • Research and write definitions where appropriate. Determine the translatability of terms that have context information but no definitions. Be able to recognize and correct conceptual mistakes.
  • Understand the interconnectedness and relationships among people, processes, and tools.
  • Communicate complex concepts in both writing and verbally (especially over the phone)
  • Consult with teams who need specialized help.
  • Project management with outstanding communication skills to deliver customized terminology management support to Content Publishing teams.
  • Effectively balance and resolve conflicts between quality, schedule, and resources


  • Degree in terminology management, computational linguistics, lexicography, information science, technical communications, or equivalent (advanced degree preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience with terminology management tools and database
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic understanding of database design
  • Previous experience in content publishing (at least 2 years in an editorial role)
  • Understanding of writing for international audiences, machine translation or localization issues.
  • Experience working with IT Pro terminology
  • Demonstrated skill in negotiations, able to meet deadlines
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational & communication skills

Candidates must have a work permit for the United States.

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