Working languages:
Japanese to English
English to Japanese

Ben Jones
ITI Fellow with 30+ years' experience

Birchington, England, United Kingdom
Local time: 18:04 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English Native in English, Japanese Native in Japanese
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Subtitling, Desktop publishing, Project management
Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
Engineering (general)Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
Law: Contract(s)Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright
Law: Taxation & CustomsMusic
OtherTourism & Travel

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 55, Questions answered: 18, Questions asked: 6
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check, BACS, Cash, Paypal
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Currencies accepted Euro (eur), Pounds sterling (gbp), Japanese yen (jpy), U. S. dollars (usd)
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Experience Years of translation experience: 35. Registered at Jan 2001. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Japanese to English (Institute of Translation and Interpreting, verified)
English to Japanese (Institute of Translation and Interpreting, verified)
Japanese to English (Society of Authors: Translators Assoc., verified)
Japanese to English (The Translators' Association, verified)
Memberships ITI, SoA:TA, TTA
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Dreamweaver, FrameMaker, IBM CAT tool, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, AutoCAD clones, EPS files for Quark, HTML/XML, IntelliCAD, Macromedia Flash, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Visio, Robohelp, TurboCAD, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Contests won 6th Translation Contest: English to Japanese
I tackle Japanese-English and English-Japanese translations in almost all areas except medicine / pharmaceuticals. Subjects I handle regularly include patents and technical manuals (automotive, engineering, chemical, etc.), legal materials (contracts, certified translation of birth/marriage/death certificates and 'Koseki' family registers, etc.), shipping disputes (arbitration, mediation, etc.), finance (accounts, tax, transfer pricing), advertising (websites, brochures, catalogues, posters, press releases, etc. including typesetting/DTP), business cards, and the like. I am qualified by the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) for both Japanese-English and English-Japanese translation, and in March 2009 became the first Japanese linguist to be elected a Fellow of the institute.

I also do interpreting (consecutive only), most often in London or South-East England, but sometimes also at other locations throughout Europe, and occasionally over the phone.

Thanks to over 30 years' experience, including a period as Coordinator of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting's Japanese Network, and a further period as a Director of the Institute, I have a wide range of contacts for most oriental languages, and can arrange e.g. French-Japanese or German-Japanese translations, or Thai and Chinese typesetting, form a team of translators to take on large multilingual assignments.

I do not respond to offers of e.g. 50,000 characters in a week using TM at a rate of US$0.10 per source word; I am only interested in work that requires expertise and is paid accordingly.

More details can be found on my website.
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English to Japanese2
Japanese to English1
Specialty fields
Law: Taxation & Customs1
Law: Contract(s)1
Advertising / Public Relations1
Other fields
Petroleum Eng/Sci1
Environment & Ecology1
Energy / Power Generation1
Government / Politics1
Electronics / Elect Eng1
Keywords: advertising, websites, internet, html, finance, contracts, legal, technical, patents, manuals, typesetting, DTP, business cards, project management, uk, london, accredited, certified, certification, notarized, notarization, legalized, legalization,

Profile last updated
Nov 24, 2018

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