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Working languages:
Japanese to English

Alex Farrell
Diligent Research --> Quality Product

Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Local time: 16:31 JST (GMT+9)

Native in: English 
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Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified site user
Services Translation
Specializes in:
Government / PoliticsHistory
Sports / Fitness / RecreationJournalism

Preferred currency JPY
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 12, Questions answered: 7, Questions asked: 10
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Experience Years of translation experience: 8. Registered at Jan 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
Forum posts 54 forum posts
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Professional practices Alex Farrell endorses's Professional Guidelines.
About me
If you need to know what's happening in Japanese politics, business and technology in clear and concise English -- the international language of our time -- then I can help with my 6+ years experience as a full-time Japanese to English translator, an academic background in Asian history, culture, politics, diplomacy and economics, and of course over a decade living and working in the Land of the Rising Sun.

My translation and localization experience has involved:

News Articles
Newspapers, news websites, trade journals, etc.
Subjects: international affairs, business, science & technology, defense and more

Research Papers
Subjects: international relations, history (particularly of Japan and East Asia), government policy, various sciences (seismology, energy, astronomy)

Science & Technology
General and somewhat technical information regarding astronomy, energy, IT and various other subjects

Pamphlets, websites, video subtitles, etc.

My translations into American English involve diligent research of background information to provide quality products that meet your standards. I value communication between myself and the client to clarify the various ambiguities that may come up in the course of an assignment. This means that you will get more than your money's worth. Feel free to contact me so we can discuss your translation needs in detail.


Master of Arts, International Relations, Salve Regina University, 2009
Bachelor of Arts, History, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001

Notable Projects

* News *

Asahi Shimbun

Articles for Asia & Japan Watch (AJW), the online edition of The Asahi Shimbun, which is one of Japan's leading daily newspapers with a national readership.

Northrop Grumman

News article translations for market research, particularly with regards to unmanned aerial systems.

Airport News Japan

All Content

Minkei News Hong Kong

All Content

* Astronomy & Aerospace *

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Selected "Feature Stories" and "Specials" (JAXA Main Website).

Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)

Episode summaries for astronomy documentary series Cosmic Front and other content at the NHK Space Channel website (since October 11, 2011)
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 16
PRO-level pts: 12

Language (PRO)
Japanese to English12
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences4
Top specific fields (PRO)
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.4
Computers (general)4

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Keywords: defense, aerospace, aeronautics, aviation, aircraft, airports, renewable energy, history, government, politics, Japan, Japanese, Kyoto, Kansai, Osaka, Kobe, Kinki, political science, international relations, international affairs, international organizations, political analysis, foreign affairs, diplomacy, research papers, news, newspaper, article

Profile last updated
Nov 10

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