Situated in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, South East Asia; Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world with an estimated 258 million inhabitants spread across thousands of islands.
The Indonesian population consists of scores of native ethnic and linguistic groups, the most powerful and dominant being the Javanese. Indonesian, known as “Bahasa Indonesia” is the official language of the country, and most residents communicate it. Fluency in another language such as Javanese or Sudanese is also prevalent.
Indonesia enjoys abundant natural resources such as oil, gas, gold and copper and has a strong backbone in agriculture, predominantly cultivating rice, tea, coffee and various spices. These natural resources alongside man-made assets make Indonesia a major trading partner of countries like Japan, USA, Singapore, Australia and Malaysia.
It’s no surprise then that the high demand for native Indonesian speakers and translators is due to the potential for ongoing business interactions in Indonesia.
Translators require more than just the ability speak, read and write Indonesian. A robust comprehension of Indonesian and the translating language, whether English, Japanese or another commonly transcribed vocalization is critical. Vocabulary and grammar must be fluent, accurate and error free, and an in-depth cognition of local cultural differences is mandatory.
Many businesses choose the freelance option when tasked with specific projects, communication requirements or building relationships within an Indonesian community. A few of the benefits of using freelancers include:
The ability to select an expert translator ‘on the ground’ in the region or country they are looking to do business.
Taking advantage of lower costs by employing on a project to project basis.
Identifying a person with the exact skill set required for a particular role, available to start immediately.
Freelancer is a global crowdsourcing marketplace that allows employers to find employees by posting projects and accepting bids from qualified professionals. Freelancer.com was founded in 2009 in Sydney, Australia. However, it has offices throughout the world, including in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.
There are currently over 10,000 Indonesian freelancers available for short or long term employment in a range of roles on Freelancer.com.
Whether you require translation of Indonesian documents, article writing, an interpreter, voice over artist, researcher, proofreader or language transcriber, you can find the perfect person at Freelancer.com. If you need an Indonesian speaker with other specialist skills such as website creation, computer programming, graphic design, marketing or any job type you can think of then searching the Freelancer.com database is the perfect recruitment service.
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