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German proofreader and localization assistant (Freelance)

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, AmsterdamProduct & Innovation


As a freelancer for team product, you will wear two hats in order to improve our current and future German content. You will primarily be working with the team’s localization coordinator but may get in touch with other colleagues in order to share feedback.

Team product produces various content in German ranging from software text and survey questions to support pages and sales documents.

  • As a proofreader, you will go through our current and new German content. You will make sure our texts are up to our standards and fluid to read.
  • As a localization assistant, you will help maintain and improve our translation support structure (such as style guides and Translation Memories) and report possible incidents (such as possible gaps and errors in glossaries). Finally, you will run visual checks and will make corrections whenever possible (e.g. Layout edits. Translated PowerPoint text blocks may overlap and must be shortened or rewritten for aesthetic and/or commercial reasons).

Hours: We expect to start with about 2 days of work per week, so 16 hours.


You are a German language copywriter or proofreader with an eye for details and excellent communication skills. You are interested in supporting localization workflows.

While you can work on your own, you are also someone with excellent teamwork skills: collaboration, time management and problem solving (e.g. terminology translation brainstorms).

Besides that:

  • Relevant (ongoing/completed) study or background in translation, German language or literature or comparable field of study.
  • Translation experience and working with a TMS are a plus.


Effectory – Europe’s leading provider of Employee Listening solutions – is a thriving SaaS company with more than 200 entrepreneurial, young, and ambitious professionals who help organizations to collect feedback and ideas from their employees. Our mission is to make the working world a better place. Based in the center of Amsterdam, Munich, Malmö and Cape Town, our teams collaborate with more than 1.200 clients in over 110 countries in industries as varied as Retail, Production, Business & Financial Services and Non-Profit.

Historically we have a strong foothold at the Dutch market which was our place of birth and we can't be stopped! To meet our growth ambition, we are determined to only hire eager and enthusiastic employees who help infuse our business with even more energy.

Effectory’s mission

Improve the working lives of millions of people by harnessing the power of employee feedback. Organizations boost themselves from within when they embrace their people’s knowledge and expertise. ​By asking the right employees the right questions at the right time, businesses get insights that help them make data-driven improvements and avoid biases, blind spots, and assumptions. ​​Employee listening is the secret weapon that any organization can use to achieve its business and sustainability goals and be a world-class workplace.


While working from our wonderful office overlooking the Amsterdam canals (Cultural Heritage), we offer you a front row seat in one of the most progressive thinking and mission driven companies -- but you won’t be sitting still.
Hourly rate to be determined in consultation with you.


  1. You want this job: submit your application via the link below. Mention your current weekly availability and hourly rate.
  2. We are intrigued: join a phone or video call to further introduce yourself and ask questions
  3. We want to see you in action: you complete an assessment
  4. The final hurdle: we agree on terms & conditions, we sign and you start!
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Product & Innovation