Working languages:
English to Chinese
Chinese to English

David Shen
Careful translation and prompt service

Seattle, Washington, United States
Local time: 07:30 PDT (GMT-7)

Native in: Chinese Native in Chinese
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling
Specializes in:
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingTextiles / Clothing / Fashion
Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)History

English to Chinese - Standard rate: 0.25 USD per word / 60 USD per hour
Chinese to English - Standard rate: 0.20 USD per character / 100 USD per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 69, Questions answered: 41, Questions asked: 10
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Hangzhou University, Jiao Tong University Shanghai
Experience Years of experience: 30. Registered at Aug 2005. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Chinese (International programs, US universities 1990s, verified)
English to Chinese (Interpreter, Office of Foreign Affairs China 1980s, verified)
Memberships NCTA
TeamsHighly Specialized Chinese-English Translations
Software OmegaT, MS Word, Excel, OpenOffice, Photoshop, Powerpoint
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Events and training
Professional practices David Shen endorses's Professional Guidelines.
Translator for the Visual and Performing Arts

Excellent communication skills in both English and Chinese, written and verbal. Extensive background as translator and interpreter.

Specializing in art, culture, design, fashion trends and related fields, I started translating for magazines and publishers in 1986. My recent translation projects include the exhibition "Confucius: His Life and Legacy in Art" at the China Institute in New York (Feb-Jun 2010), and a book on Chinese jade collection from Neolithic to Qing published by Marquand Books, Seattle.

Professionals in museums, the textile and fashion industry, artists and designers are my usual clients/friends. I also have a good record of working with theatrical productions.

As an English major, I worked as a professional translator for the China National Academy in the Office of Foreign Affairs before immigrating to the US in 1989. Since then I have worked as an interpreter for the following US universities: Univ. of Minnesota, UC Santa Cruz, San Francisco Art Institute. Currently I live on the central coast of California and work on my translation projects.

My most proud experience was interpreting for CBS News, "Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt," aired May 14, 1989, interviewed by Estella Popkin and Bill Geist, CBS News, New York.

Thank you!

David Shen

Updated: May, 2010
Keywords: Chinese English translator, Mandarin interpreter, art history painting design fashion silk costume drama opera, linguist editor proofreader

Profile last updated
Jun 8, 2020

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