Linguistic Tester Pretest Information

Thank you for applying to our Linguistic Tester role in Austin, Texas and signing the NDA.

If at this moment, you still have not signed the NDA, please make sure you do so before taking our pretest. You can sign the NDA by clicking this link.

Now that the NDA is done, we can disclose who the client is… Apple 😊

Time to test your language skills! Before we begin, we would like to acknowledge that the recruitment process for this position is somewhat tricky, and so we want to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. 

As a reminder please note these important details:

  • This position is onsite in Austin, Texas (will start remotely due to COVID, but you must be in Austin and or planning to relocate in the near future). For this reason, we will only be moving forward with candidates local to Texas. 
  • Work authorization in the U.S. is required
  • Hourly Rate: $25/hour
  • Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-5, (35 hours a week)

There are two tests in the process, and if you pass this first test you will then move on to the second round of testing which is hosted by the client. 

Our first test is intended to:

  • Assess your ability to perform satisfactorily on the client test
  • Prepare you for the client test
  • Give us the chance to provide personalized feedback and coaching on your test

The second test is:

  • The final step in the process, if you pass this test and are accepted by Apple, we can offer you the position! 
  • Please keep in mind we also will need you to complete a background check, as a part of Lionbridge’s standard hiring process

Tips/notes for test-takers:

  • Double-check your answers before you submit them
  • We are looking for people with above a 95% accuracy rate when it comes to their writing abilities, this means little to no errors (grammatical, spelling, punctuation, syntax, etc.)
  • Take it at a time where you have no distractions and have a stable internet connection
  • The first test should not take you longer than an hour to complete 
  • We will get back to you on the results of the test as soon as possible!

What happens after my test is completed?

  • Your test will be reviewed with the rest of your application by our internal teams.
  • If you are selected to move forward in the process, you will be reached out by myself or another member of the Lionbridge recruiting team to discuss the next steps.
  • Unfortunately, due to the high number of applicants, we are not always able to get back to you with an update on your candidacy but be assured, we are reviewing your application carefully!
  • Again, please note that we are only moving forward with candidates who are local to Texas, and can meet the requirement of commuting to the client site in Austin, Texas (once it is safe to do so). 

Thanks for your time and let me know if you have any questions! Good luck!


You should be taking the test in the language of the position you are applying for!

Example: Dutch Content Editor applicants should be selecting Dutch. 


If you are applying to the Hebrew or Arabic Linguistic Tester role, click here to access the test! 

For all other languages, click here to access the test!


Best of luck 😊 


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