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Help global brands reach the world. You'll be working with professional and hardworking colleagues across different teams to create high-quality translations for the world's largest companies. 

Join qualified and motivated subject matter experts across Life Sciences, Financial Services, Legal, High-tech, Marketing and Creative Services, Retail, Travel, Hospitality and Tourism to bring meaningful changes in the communication between people and businesses around the world.

Why work with us?

We are collaborative

We build collaborative partnerships between our network of more than 1,400+ in-house translators and our external team.
We are collaborative
We are reliable
We offer variety
We give you access
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What do our freelance partners say about us?

To work with SDL is always a pleasure. They are nice people to talk to, their project teams are highly skilled, very professional and cooperative.

Freelancer working with SDL since 2002

How do I apply?

Applying to SDL is easy and intuitive via our online vendor portal, SDL Workzone. Please complete the short form below to start your application.

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You will be providing your Personal Data to SDL to enable us to consider your application to become a Freelance Translator. We ask for a business email address and any address you provide will be treated as a business email address. If your application is successful your Personal Data will be used by SDL in the administration of your relationship with SDL as fully detailed in an agreement which you will sign. If on your first application to become a SDL Freelance Translator you do not achieve the standards we require your Personal Data will be kept in our records for 2 years in case you should reapply. If you do achieve the necessary standards we will keep your personal data for a maximum of 5 years to enable us to consider you for your first engagement. Once you have received your first engagement your data will be processed in respect of engagements with you and will be kept for up to 6years after your last engagement. For more information please read our Privacy Notice which explains what we do with your Personal Data and that we may transfer your Personal Data outside the European Union. By registering on our site you are agreeing to the terms of our Privacy Notice and the use of your Personal Data as explained in this paragraph. As part of your application process, your Personal Data will also be used to create a profile for you on a forthcoming destination for anyone in the translation community. More details about this website will be shared with you closer to launch planned for later this year.

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