I am a skilled freelance translator, proof reader and interpreter working primarily from Japanese into English. I have extensive experience working professionally in Japanese in a variety of situations which has given me the ability to understand and interpret the language in context. I am fast, efficient and reliable.
Summary of professional experience
3 years working full time as an in house translator, interpreter, teacher and advisor at Yanagawa (Private) High School, Japan. I was responsible for all Japanese to English translations and proof reading in the ICC International Department. I also managed 6 classes of high school students and was the sub-homeroom teacher for all three years of the ICC Department. I provided interpreting to guests visiting the school, as well as at job interviews and public events in which the school was involved. I also was involved in translating and presenting a business plan to a major international company*. Many of my classes were taught almost entirely in Japanese, including high-level grammer classes.
Translation / Interpreting Expertise
Geography and the environment
Job interviews (consecutive interpreting)
A wide range of administrative documents including legally binding pledges and contracts.
Business plans, business e-mails, accounting spreadsheets
Modern literature, novels
Cinema, news, media, video games, comics
Level 1 (Highest) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test
English Literature (BA, hons) Exeter University
Proficient with a wide range of applications in both English and Japanese
*Cannot be named due to a privacy agreement to the school