Requirements for freelancers

To work as a freelancer for PRODOC, you must meet the following requirements for technical translations:

ISO 17100 requirements

In accordance with ISO 17100, at least one of following three qualifications must be met in order to translate for us:

  • Formal higher education (recognized degree)
  • Comparable education in another specialist field with at least two years of documented translation experience
  • At least five years of documented professional translation experience


We prefer engineers, technicians or software-developers who enjoy language and linguistic expression.
However, we do of course welcome professional translators who have experience or knowledge in our core translation areas.

Language qualification

You normally only translate into your native language.
Your are perfect in German and/or English.
You have lived in German- or English-speaking countries or – even better – worked in your area of expertise to gain the necessary German/English proficiency.

How to become a PRODOC freelance translator

  • You can find further information for freelancers working for PRODOC in our translation wiki.

  • In addition to information about collaborating with PRODOC, you will find more interesting info about technical translations in our translation wiki