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Member since May '05

Working languages:
German to English
Japanese to English
French to English

Richard MORT

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Affiliations Blue Board: Native Checker Employer: NativeChecker
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Tourism & TravelEngineering (general)
Marketing / Market ResearchScience (general)
Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)

Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 11, Questions answered: 4, Questions asked: 3
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Manchester
Experience Years of translation experience: 20. Registered at May 2005. Became a member: May 2005. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Japanese to English (JLPT)
German to English (University of Manchester, verified)
French to English (University of Manchester, verified)
Memberships ATA, CIOL, JAT
Software Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, STAR Transit
CV/Resume English (PDF), French (PDF), Japanese (PDF)
Training sessions attended Trainings
Professional practices Richard MORT endorses's Professional Guidelines.
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
  • Buy or learn new work-related software
  • Improve my productivity
  • Other



20 years of technical and tourism
from Japan

Welcome to my page. I have two decades of experience meeting translation needs for clients in Europe and worldwide from Japan. Please see some examples of my work to date:

Tourism translation/editing/copywriting

I live in Japan, the fastest-growing tourism market in the world and regularly handle translation for hotels, travel agents, and tourism companies. The Japan National Tourism Organization and Kobe City entrusted key work to me. Personally, I have travelled extensively within and outside Japan to 30 countries, stayed in every level of accommodation and understand what tourists want and need in today's market.

Tours I created (EN)
A recent hotel translation in Kyoto (JP>EN)

Technical translation/editing

Technical areas I excel in include specifications: EU tenders, cahiers des charges, manufacturing upgrades and manuals. I have worked for companies such as Hitachi, Mitsubishi and BMW and am more than comfortable with such work, which offsets the tourism. I recently managed and completed a 200,000 character job from Japanese to English for Panasonic on e-learning (electromagnetics).

A translation of 20,000 words for the We Network cluster (FR>EN)

BMW innovation (DE>EN)
I translated Hitachi materials for use in Taiwan (JP>EN)

There are not so many members in Japan but I
believe my ability to bridge Europe and Japan is a key asset and I would be
happy to use those qualities. I have strong bonds with the Chambers of Commerce
of France and Germany in Japan and a thriving network of colleagues, mainly in
Europe and the USA, with whom I engage on a daily basis.

I remain calm at all times, have extremely high pain
tolerance, tunnel vision and an active social life outside translation which
gives me the downtime I need to give 150% when 'at the coal face.' If you would
like to know more:

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I have the latest translation software if needed and
regularly assist colleagues and companies from Europe who approach the end of
their day (16:00) without a solution - I take such work overnight in Japan and
have it waiting in the morning. I've done this regularly and even semi-miracles
at times. Most recently for my Chartered Linguist colleague Alina CINCAN

(more samples below and on request)

DE > EN and JP > EN



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: 11
(All PRO level)

Language (PRO)
French to English11
Top general fields (PRO)
Top specific fields (PRO)
Education / Pedagogy4
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion4
Cosmetics, Beauty3

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Profile last updated
Nov 28, 2019

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