Member since Jan '17

Working languages:
Chinese to English
Indonesian to English

Cheryl Olson
Thirteen years experience in ZH-EN/ID-EN

United States
Local time: 11:25 MDT (GMT-6)

Native in: English (Variant: US) Native in English
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Jun 26, 2019 (posted via ProZ.com):  Just completed a ZH>EN translation of an academic paper regarding a particle filter-based track-before-detect algorithm ...more, + 8 other entries »
Total word count: 600888

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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Expertise
Specializes in:
Military / Defense

Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 8, Questions answered: 6, Questions asked: 1
Project History 24 projects entered
Project DetailsProject SummaryCorroboration

Translation
Volume: 31990 words
Duration: Jul 2020 to Sep 2020
Languages:
Chinese to English
Documents for legal proceedings



General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters, Computers: Systems, Networks, Law: Contract(s)
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 19198 words
Duration: May 2020 to Jul 2020
Languages:
Indonesian to English
Internet content

Coronavirus, music industry, speaking with authority, ride shares, vlogging

General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 1.5 hours
Completed: Apr 2020
Languages:
Chinese to English
Service lift user instructions



Safety, Mechanics / Mech Engineering, Manufacturing
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 98 hours
Duration: Jul 2019 to Sep 2019
Languages:
Chinese to English
Protective engineering academic papers



Physics, Military / Defense, Construction / Civil Engineering
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 31 hours
Duration: May 2019 to Aug 2019
Languages:
Chinese to English
Household product marketing surveys



Science (general), Furniture / Household Appliances
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 11 hours
Completed: Sep 2019
Languages:
Chinese to English
Academic paper on Obama Nuclear Posture Review Report



Government / Politics, History, International Org/Dev/Coop
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 560 words
Completed: Jul 2019
Languages:
Chinese to English
Head of Chinese Skating Association interview



Sports / Fitness / Recreation, Management, International Org/Dev/Coop
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 80 hours
Duration: Jun 2019 to Jul 2019
Languages:
Chinese to English
Multi-missile communications academic papers



Telecom(munications), Military / Defense, Aerospace / Aviation / Space
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 29 hours
Completed: Jun 2019
Languages:
Chinese to English
Weapons/systems academic papers



Military / Defense, Mathematics & Statistics, Computers: Systems, Networks
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 28483 chars
Duration: May 2018 to Jun 2019
Languages:
Chinese to English
Chinese lesson creation

This ongoing project requires vast knowledge and research on a variety of specialized topics, as well as understanding of ancient Chinese texts, which occasionally appear in the lessons. The difficulty of the articles ranges from level 2 to level 3+ on the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale.

Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., Science (general), IT (Information Technology)
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 55 hours
Duration: Apr 2019 to Jun 2019
Languages:
Chinese to English
Protective engineering academic papers



Physics, Military / Defense, Construction / Civil Engineering
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 388 chars
Completed: Jun 2019
Languages:
Chinese to English
Marketing content for global hotel booking brand



Tourism & Travel, Advertising / Public Relations
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 916 chars
Completed: May 2019
Languages:
Chinese to English
Commentary on a Guigang Smart City promotional video

Short assignment on feedback from various community members, including municipal leaders, government department personnel and citizens regarding a Guiyang Smart City promotional video.

Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., Science (general), Government / Politics
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 82 hours
Completed: Apr 2019
Languages:
Chinese to English
Protective engineering academic papers



Physics, Military / Defense, Construction / Civil Engineering
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 2774 words
Completed: Jun 2018
Languages:
Indonesian to English
Procurement guidelines



Business/Commerce (general), Economics, Transport / Transportation / Shipping
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 4 hours
Completed: Jun 2018
Languages:
Chinese to English
Linguistic review



General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 298 hours
Duration: May 2018 to Dec 2018
Languages:
Chinese to English
Military defense academic papers

Similar material that I had translated in the previous iteration of the project, but starting to open up into more technical translations with a higher volume of academic papers.

Physics, Military / Defense, Construction / Civil Engineering
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 624 hours
Duration: Feb 2018 to Jul 2018
Languages:
Chinese to English
Military defense documents

An interesting project which included historical accounts of the Korean War, ancient Chinese art-of-war texts, psychological warfare insights, general information on tunnel fortifications, etc.

Psychology, Military / Defense, Construction / Civil Engineering
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 65073 words
Duration: Jan 2018 to Jul 2018
Languages:
Language lesson creation

Chinese lessons were edited, and lessons in other languages were proofread only.

Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., Science (general), IT (Information Technology)
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 12008 chars
Completed: Jan 2018
Languages:
Chinese to English
Global brand shipping documents



Transport / Transportation / Shipping, Internet, e-Commerce
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 43440 chars
Duration: Nov 2017 to Dec 2017
Languages:
Chinese to English
Machine translation R&D project

After working on the Indonesian to English project, I was asked back to participate in the Chinese to English project, with a set of sentences focused on finance.

Finance (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 972 chars
Completed: Nov 2017
Languages:
Chinese to English
Global brand speech presentation



Retail, Business/Commerce (general), Advertising / Public Relations
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 800 words
Completed: Oct 2017
Languages:
Indonesian to English
School certificates



Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 54376 words
Duration: Feb 2017 to May 2017
Languages:
Indonesian to English
Machine translation R&D project

Sentences were randomly taken from the internet covering a wide variety of subject matters, language difficulty and language registers.

Internet, e-Commerce, General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters, Advertising / Public Relations
 No comment.


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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Translation education Other - University of Hawaii'i at Mānoa
Experience Years of experience: 13. Registered at ProZ.com: Mar 2010. Became a member: Jan 2017.
Credentials Chinese (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, verified)
Indonesian (Defense Language Institute, verified)
Chinese to English (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software MateCat, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Smartcat
Website http://www.clomandarin.com
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Training sessions attended Trainings
Professional practices Cheryl Olson endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
Bio

I lived in China for six years and have over ten years experience in Chinese and Indonesian translation. My specialty fields include military, science, and economics, with a particular interest in academic papers.

I have a Master's degree in Chinese Language from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and an AA degree in Indonesian Language from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.

Expand "Display standardized information" above to get a detailed view of my recent project history and visit LinkedIn for a more in-depth look at my work history: www.linkedin.com/in/cheryl-l-olson.

This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects24
With client feedback0
Corroborated0
0 positive (0 entries)
positive0
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Editing/proofreading13
Translation11
Language pairs
Chinese to English19
Indonesian to English4
1
Specialty fields
Military / Defense7
Physics4
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.3
Business/Commerce (general)2
Government / Politics2
Economics1
Finance (general)1
Sports / Fitness / Recreation1
Tourism & Travel1
Other fields
Construction / Civil Engineering5
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters4
Science (general)4
Advertising / Public Relations3
Internet, e-Commerce2
IT (Information Technology)2
Computers: Systems, Networks2
Transport / Transportation / Shipping2
International Org/Dev/Coop2
Furniture / Household Appliances1
Manufacturing1
Telecom(munications)1
Law: Contract(s)1
Aerospace / Aviation / Space1
Psychology1
Retail1
Safety1
Management1
Mechanics / Mech Engineering1
History1
Mathematics & Statistics1
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs1
Keywords: Mandarin, Chinese, Indonesian, military, national defense, weapons, finance, economics, political, business, commerce, banking, general, academic papers


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