Working languages:
Chinese to English
English to Chinese
English (monolingual)

SYTham
Chinese <> English translator

Singapore, Singapore
Local time: 18:51 SGT (GMT+8)

Native in: English Native in English, Chinese Native in Chinese
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling, MT post-editing
Expertise
Specializes in:
Law (general)Marketing / Market Research
Medical (general)Advertising / Public Relations
Food & DrinkCosmetics, Beauty
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersJournalism
Tourism & Travel

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Volunteer professional humanitarian translation services-

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Words translated: 6,197
Rates
Chinese to English - Rates: 0.10 - 0.20 SGD per character / 55 - 65 SGD per hour
English to Chinese - Rates: 0.10 - 0.20 SGD per word / 55 - 65 SGD per hour
English - Rates: 0.10 - 0.20 SGD per word / 55 - 65 SGD per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 59, Questions answered: 26, Questions asked: 53
Project History 32 projects entered    1 positive feedback from colleagues

Blue Board entries made by this user  2 entries

Payment methods accepted Check, Wire transfer, Paypal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Master's degree - University of Manchester
Experience Years of translation experience: 9. Registered at ProZ.com: Jun 2010.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Chinese to English (University of Manchester, verified)
English to Chinese (University of Manchester, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Website http://siangyutham.weebly.com
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Conference participation Conferences attended
Professional practices SYTham endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Bio
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Native English and Mandarin Chinese speaker in Singapore. I live in a multilingual environment and use both languages on a daily basis. Singapore English adheres to the British English conventions of spelling and grammar. I also work with American and British English. Direct clients preferred.

My areas of interest are agriculture, international development, art, design, tourism and travel. I also do forward translations, back translations, proofreading and linguistic validation of medical questionnaires.

Education
BA(Hons) Arts (Linguistics, English Language major)
MA Translation & Interpreting Studies
IoLET Level 6 Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (Law Option)

Translation experience
1.5 years in-house subtitling and translating experience.
Translations I have done include:
Documents on agriculture, finance and human rights for China-Europa Forum
Documents on immigration for UK Border Agency
Subtitling and copywriting for the media industry
Theatre scripts
Medical questionnaires (forward translation, back translation, proofreading)
Instruction manual for fitness equipment
Art exhibition captions and designers' profiles
Interpreting experience
I was selected as one of four students from my school to visit the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) as a trainee interpreter in 2010 and received feedback from professional interpreters.

Public service interpreting for the National Health Service (NHS)
Simultaneous interpreting at the dbAccess Asia Conference
Consecutive interpreting at the opening of Dior Backstage Studio @ ION Orchard, Singapore International Coin Fair 2015.

I have proofread a book titled "Processes and Process-Orientation in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning" (credited: Tham Siang Yu).

Linguistic background
There are four official languages in Singapore: English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. Singaporeans receive bilingual education. English is the medium of instruction in Singapore and is taught in school as a first language for all students. The ethnic mother tongue (Mandarin, in my case) is concurrently taught as a second language.

What my clients say:
“We can tell that you put in a lot of thought and effort to bring us the best translations you can provide in your capacity as a translator. My colleague was praising the translations, saying that on the whole, the word choices are apt and essence of the concepts seems to be captured. Keep up the good work!”

“Siang has consistently presented high quality deliverables that are at once timely and accurate. I would be happy to have someone of her calibre on my team and I would recommend her services to anyone.”
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Total pts earned: 59
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Top languages (PRO)
English to Chinese48
Chinese to English11
Top general fields (PRO)
Other28
Tech/Engineering19
Bus/Financial4
Art/Literary4
Marketing4
Top specific fields (PRO)
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion24
IT (Information Technology)16
Internet, e-Commerce4
Engineering (general)4
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings4
Cosmetics, Beauty4
Engineering: Industrial3

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

Project History Summary
Total projects32
With client feedback0
Corroborated1
0 positive (0 entries)
positive0
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Translation29
Subtitling2
Transcription1
Language pairs
Chinese to English23
9
English to Chinese6
English1
Specialty fields
Marketing / Market Research12
Food & Drink5
Law (general)4
Medical (general)4
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama2
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion2
Business/Commerce (general)2
Cosmetics, Beauty2
Psychology2
Tourism & Travel1
Finance (general)1
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting1
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters1
Other fields
Agriculture3
Media / Multimedia2
Law: Contract(s)2
Mechanics / Mech Engineering2
Medical: Pharmaceuticals2
IT (Information Technology)2
Medical: Health Care1
International Org/Dev/Coop1
Retail1
Religion1
Computers: Software1
Wine / Oenology / Viticulture1
Telecom(munications)1
Automotive / Cars & Trucks1
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Profile last updated
Oct 22, 2015



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