- Exciting projects
- Regular orders
- Communication at eye level
- Streamlined application process
Freelance for Kolibri Online: Join the team!
Kolibri Online is a Hamburg-based international content marketing agency. Since 2008, we have supported our clients on fascinating text creation and marketing projects, from developing long-term content marketing strategies to creative copywriting, content SEO and specialist translations by native speakers in over 25 languages.
Want to find out more about our customers and what we do? We’ve put together a handful of case studies on selected projects.
Kolibri as a client and partner: Who we are and how we work
We promote a corporate culture based on respect and appreciation – both in our daily interactions as a team and in our collaboration with our customers and our external network. Quality, reliability and responsibility are the cornerstones of our work. We also attach great importance to transparency in relation to projects, feedback and communication. In our collaboration with freelancers, we use an intuitive central portal to manage projects and process payments. However, personal interaction is every bit as important to us. We want to get to know the people behind the words.
Benefits for freelancers of working with Kolibri Online:
- Exciting projects for well-known brands
- Clear communication and briefings
- Transparent processes
- Fair and reliable payments
- Long-term collaboration
- Due appreciation for linguistic work
- Constructive feedback from editors and proofreaders
- Collaboration with experienced project managers
The Kolibri team: Overview and contact details
Our partner manager Anne will be your first point of contact at Kolibri Online. She will review your application documents and examine whether your qualifications meet our requirements. In addition, she will provide you with all the information you need to get started with Kolibri Online.
Our Partner Management team also stands ready to respond to any organisational issues you encounter while working with us. Anne looks forward to getting to know you!
Your contact at Kolibri
Kolibri Online GmbH
See what our freelancers say about us:
Communication with Kolibri just works brilliantly. There are fixed contacts and everyone is really friendly and helpful. But the best thing is that the briefings are very detailed and clearly structured. Kolibri is definitely my favourite client.
I’ve been working with Kolibri Online for several years now. The projects are very well organised. I’m always looking forward to the next order.
“Communication with Kolibri just works brilliantly. There are fixed contacts and everyone is really friendly and helpful. But the best thing is that the briefings are very detailed and clearly structured. Kolibri is definitely my favourite client.”
Content Writer (German)
“There’s a lively exchange at Kolibri, which is great for collaboration. Plus, the regular feedback makes it possible to develop and improve together.”
Content Writer (German)
Content Writer (German)
Translator & Content Writer (Italian)
Our services and focus areas
We primarily offer our content creation and translation services in the following languages:
When it comes to writing texts – whether creating new copy or translating existing content – our focus is always on the readers. This means that, as well as providing factually and grammatically accurate content, we always keep the target culture and target audience in mind and produce localised texts and translations that sounds authentic and are precisely tailored to the needs of the target country readership.
Our sectors of focus include:
- Fashion and textiles
- Finance and insurance
- Cosmetics and body care
- Metal industry and metal processing
- Law and legal tech
- Digitalisation and artificial intelligence
- Sport and fitness
- Travel and tourism
- Interior design and lifestyle
No matter whether you can see your specialist fields in the list above or your skills lie in a completely different area, if you think you could add something to our team, don’t hesitate to send us your application. Our customer base is constantly growing, so we are always happy to receive high-calibre applications. We’ll record your specialist fields in our database. This will ensure that our project managers send projects suited to your skill set.
Want to join us? Apply now!
Please note that, in order to ensure we deliver high-quality services for our customers, our translation processes follow the DIN EN ISO 17100 standard. This means that we only work with translators who can demonstrate that they meet one of three criteria:
- a university-level degree in translation, or
- a university-level degree in another specialist area and at least two years’ experience working full-time as a translator, or
- at least five years’ experience working full-time as a translator, with experience in the stated specialist fields.
What will happen after I apply?
Current opportunities: What we’re looking for right now
- For the following target languages, in combination with English:
- with a specialism from: SEO, marketing, transcreation, B2B marketing, the digital sector, ecommerce
- Specialism in SEO and at least one of the following sectors: marketing, ecommerce, B2B marketing or the digital sector for the following languages:
Further benefits for our freelancers
If you’d like to get to know Kolibri Online a little better, check out our blog, where we publish new posts every month about content creation, translation and our day-to-day work at Kolibri. It also includes helpful tips, instructions and contributions from other freelancers in our network, as they share their experiences. You can find further insights on Instagram and LinkedIn. And, to make sure you don’t miss a thing – and to find out more about the Kolibri team and the latest developments in our agency – make sure you sign up to our newsletter.
We have developed SEO training tailored to our freelance copywriters’ and translators’ needs, offering sessions on a regular basis. When you join our network, you’ll gain access to an exclusive discount on our SEO training. You will then be able to apply this knowledge in your work with us and for other clients as well as for your own website. We provide these training sessions online in German and, upon request, in English.
We generally work with CAT tools in translation projects (primarily Trados Studio 2019/2021, but also memoQ). If you don’t yet have a CAT tool licence, we can provide a discount code to help you cover the cost. Our translators can enjoy a 30% discount on memoQ Translator Pro licences.