Freelance Translator Positions

Job description

Translation of patents and patent related documents


Persons with a background in a specific technical field who have patent translation experience

Technical Fields for recruitment:

  • Optics. (Japanese to English translations)
  • Audio. (Japanese to English translations)
    *Understanding of Mathematics.

Additional requirements

All applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Applicants must have a separate e-mail address designated for translation work
  • Applicants must have a bank account at a Japanese branch

Application procedures

Please specify and send the following information by e-mail, along with your resume:

  • Contact details at which you can be reached during our business hours (M-F 8:30-19:30)
  • A separate e-mail address designated for translation work only
  • Your desired workload
  • Your translation experience (e.g., Japanese to English, English to Japanese, or both)
  • Your preferred technical fields
  • Your word processor and MS Word version (must be MS Word 2000 - 2003)
  • A list of any translation software you use
  • If possible, submit a sample of a translated patent specification, including claims

Application documents to be attached

Your resume and a photo of yourself

* Applicants who are unable to submit a sample of their work will be requested to take a trial evaluation.

Contact information


Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office
International Affairs Department, Translation Section
Sapia Tower, 1-7-12 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 JAPAN
Phone: +81-3-6895-4600