Working either full-time or part-time as a translator or transcriptionist is a great fit for the Military Spouse lifestyle.

If you speak more than one language and are looking for work-from-home opportunities, check out some of these online freelance translation positions.

If you’re not multi-lingual or not interested in translation work, you might also want to consider transcription opportunities. There are currently tons of open positions for you to work as a contractor, transcribing recorded audio into written text from your home, on your time!

American High-Tech Transcription and Reporting, Inc.

Looking for qualified, independent contractors who would be available to transcribe 2 recorded hours of audio each week during standard business hours.  The company is also looking for translators who are certified in their specified language through a state or federal interpreter program such as ATA or ATLA.

If you’re not experienced in transcription or translation, don’t worry! Check out a local or online certification program and opportunities such as those listed above to build your resume with valuable experience before applying to more competitive positions.


As an opportunity for more experienced freelance translators, this firm is looking for individuals who have a knowledge of software localization and financial, management or human resources translation.


Welcoming individuals of all nationalities and locations, this is a great resource for MilFams who have PCS’d internationally. They have opportunities for writing, translating, researching and data processing. Since all opportunities are web-based, you can take on as many or as few tasks to complete wherever you’re located, on your time!

Always keep your options open by doing a general search for translation opportunities in your preferred language, or freelance transcription positions at Indeed. The filtering options will also help you narrow down details that meet your professional needs.

Pacific Interpreters

Telephone interpretation contracting work is available for you to schedule at times that fit your schedule and can be completed from home. This firm also offers document translation opportunities in over 80 languages. Translation documents range from medical and social service materials to government documents.


These resources are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to translation and transcription employment resources. There are so many opportunities out there for you to supplement your family’s income.


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