Member since May '12

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

Nathan Takase
Japanese-English Language Professional

Local time: 23:50 JST (GMT+9)

Native in: English (Variant: US) Native in English
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Services Translation, Copywriting, Subtitling, Software localization
Expertise
Specializes in:
Tourism & TravelLinguistics
Marketing / Market ResearchAdvertising / Public Relations
Sports / Fitness / RecreationGames / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaPoetry & Literature
Other

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 385, Questions answered: 149
Blue Board entries made by this user  14 entries

Experience Years of translation experience: 12. Registered at ProZ.com: May 2012. Became a member: May 2012.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Japanese (JLPT Level 1 (2007), verified)
Japanese (Kanji Kentei Level 2 (2013), verified)
Japanese to English (JLPT Level 1)
English to Japanese (JLPT Level 1)
Memberships ATA, JAT
TeamsLinguasmith
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Website http://www.linguasmith.com
Conference participation Conferences attended
Professional practices Nathan Takase endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Bio
Freelance Japanese to English translator born and raised in the U.S., living in Japan since 2006.


Education

  • 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.


Experience

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.


Contact

Freelance translation is conducted in partnership with an English to Japanese (native Japanese) specialist.
For more details and contact information, visit us at Linguasmith.

This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 409
PRO-level pts: 385


Top languages (PRO)
Japanese to English281
English to Japanese88
English16
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Tech/Engineering111
Other107
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Bus/Financial32
Social Sciences24
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Mechanics / Mech Engineering23
Electronics / Elect Eng20
Automotive / Cars & Trucks20
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino16
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Law: Contract(s)16
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Profile last updated
Jun 21



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