Working languages:
English to Japanese
Japanese to English

experienced technical J->E translator

Kofu, Japan
Local time: 04:25 JST (GMT+9)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Transcription, Sales, Operations management
Specializes in:
Automotive / Cars & TrucksBusiness/Commerce (general)
Law (general)Engineering (general)
Aerospace / Aviation / SpaceChemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
Construction / Civil EngineeringElectronics / Elect Eng
Engineering: IndustrialMechanics / Mech Engineering

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 28, Questions answered: 25, Questions asked: 3
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Experience Years of translation experience: 15. Registered at Feb 2009. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Japanese to English (JLPT1)
English to Japanese (JLPT1)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Dreamweaver, Frontpage, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
2007 - Level 3 Certification
CV/Resume English (DOC)
Professional practices gordonmurray endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).

Thanks for taking the time to read through my profile. I’m a professional Japanese to English / English to Japanese translator with seven years of experience in numerous fields.

I was born in the UK, but raised in Australia, and later settled in Japan. During my undergraduate studies in Australia, I studied chemistry and mathematics, with honors in chemistry. I initially came to Japan in 2001 to use a synchrotron facility (at the time, the Australian synchrotron project hadn’t even been approved!) – and never looked back. I studied Japanese intensively, and rapidly developed skills that enabled me to work as a translator.

By 2003 I was back in Australia studying for my MBA. While I was studying, I was also working full time as a translator at an engineering company who specialized in importing machines from Japan, reprogramming and altering the machines to work for Australian standards, and then selling the machines to end users. I had several roles – in technical, business and logistics fields. I found this experience extremely rewarding, and still keep a very close relationship with this company to this day.

I went back to Japan in 2005 after finishing my studies, and entered TDK, where I was involved in research and development. However, considering I was the only native English speaker at our facility, I was frequently involved in translation and interpreting, as well as assisting logistics, towards the end of my term at TDK, my role had morphed from a purely research role to more of an international services role. While at TDK, I also earned a Master of Science in Chemistry from Yamanashi University, where the classes were conducted purely in Japanese.

I passed level 2 of the Japanese language proficiency test in 2003, and later passed level 1 of the Japanese language proficiency test in 2006.

Current and former clients include:
(in Japan)
- TDK,
- Achilles,
- Tokyo gas,
- Nihon Polyurethane
- Sanyo,
- Nissan,
- Mitsubishi Chemicals

- Australian Government, Department of Trade (“AUSTRADE”),
- Victorian Government, Department of Infrastructure,
- Holden (a part of General Motors),
- Carlton United Breweries,
- PPN,

South Africa:
- South African Breweries

I have keen interest in all things business & technical, and could help you in a range of fields including:
- Any J->E, E->J technical translations (especially anything related to the broader chemical industry)
- Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic & Industrial process engineering translations,
- Chemistry consulting in the polyurethane or electronic materials fields,
- Business, financial and legal document translations,
- General email translations.

Feel free to give me a call, or send me an email – I’m always happy to help people out!

- Gordon Murray.
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Total pts earned: 28
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Language (PRO)
Japanese to English28
Top general fields (PRO)
Top specific fields (PRO)
Business/Commerce (general)8
Electronics / Elect Eng4
Mechanics / Mech Engineering4
Automotive / Cars & Trucks3

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Keywords: Japanese, English, Translator, translation, translation company

Profile last updated
Mar 9, 2016

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