Consultancy Call: Translators

3 minutes read | First published: April 9, 2019

Tactical Tech is an international NGO, with an office in Berlin, working to investigate the impact of digital technologies on society.

We are inviting experienced translators to submit applications, who would like to be included on our consultancy roster of translators, and contacted when project work becomes available. We are looking for translators who can translate from English.

Interested Candidates should have:

  • at least 3 years practical experience as a translator;
  • one of our core languages as their native language;
  • understanding of issues around data and privacy;
  • experience translating materials that have been used as a learning resource, public awareness or education;
  • fluency in spoken English;
  • ability to deliver on-time under tight deadlines;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • an understanding of the geopolitical contexts in which Tactical Tech's work is carried out.

If you are interested in collaborating with us please email your expression of interest to be included on the roster to (tag: Translator) with your CV, references, your per-word rate and your translation of the text below. Please submit these documents as a pdf. The PGP Key fingerprint for is: B468 3189 57AF DB42 ACF2 DD8B 2F2E D124 AF9E C238.

Only successful candidates will be contacted, when project work becomes available. We do not have the capacity to respond to individual phone and email inquiries.

Test Translation Piece

What are digital traces?


Through your computer, mobile phone, and other digital devices, you leave behind hundreds of digital traces (also called data traces) every day: bits of information about you that are created, stored, and collected.


When your digital traces are put together to create stories about you or profiles of you, these become your digital shadows. These can give others huge insight into your life; and they can also be totally wrong. Either way, once they're out there, they are almost impossible to control....


BEHAVIORAL DATA is created when we interact with our computer or mobile phone. This kind of data gives insight in what we do, with whom, how often and where.


The moment you turn on your mobile phone, it starts creating data traces about you. Where you are, who you are talking to, when and for how long, and where you go, and even what time you wake up and go to sleep. Read more about mobile phone tracking here.


DERIVED DATA is data about us that is inferred from other data. Data brokering companies create group profiles on the basis of shared characteristics, based on social media networks, location data and/or browsing behaviour. Our individual profiles can get tied to one or more group profiles, binding the group characteristics (data traces) to us. We have no control on what group profiles we belong to, nor what inferred data traces are created.