Freelance Japanese to English translator born and raised in the U.S., living in Japan since 2006.
Passed JLPT Level 1, 2008
Intensive Japanese University Preparatory Course, Edo Cultural Center Japanese Language School (Tokyo, Japan), 2007-2008
B.A. in Japanese Language and Area Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Tokyo, Japan), 2008-2012
15-month immersion university preparatory course was conducted fully in Japanese. Four year undergraduate degree also conducted in Japanese with Japanese classmates.
Five years of freelance Japanese to English translation. Prior to beginning freelance translation, I held a position for one year that included Japanese to English translation as well as developing Japanese learning materials for English speakers.
Strong English composition skills and an abundance of creativity give me the perfect foundation to provide translations for marketing texts, game and application localization, subtitles, and more.
I also have extensive experience with computers and technology, including hardware, software, and networking:
Region 10 Certified PC Technician, 1999
Repairing and troubleshooting x86/PC systems for 22 years, Macintosh systems for 13 years
Programming experience with BASIC, Pascal, C++, Java, Perl, Ruby
Multi-campus school district network administration experience, CISCO certification class assistant teacher
Other areas of work include linguistics, corpus linguistics, natural language processing, general business, retail and advertising, catalogs, health and fitness, nutrition, internal martial arts, cooking, literary translation, philosophy, and more.
Freelance translation is conducted in partnership with an English to Japanese (native Japanese) specialist. For more details and contact information, visit us at Linguasmith.
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