Working languages:
English to Swedish
Japanese to English

I am eager, willing, precise and I care.

Local time: 10:18 +03 (GMT+3)

Native in: Swedish Native in Swedish
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Voiceover (dubbing)
Specializes in:
Electronics / Elect EngPoetry & Literature
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Experience Years of translation experience: 1. Registered at Jan 2013. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Abbyy OCR, Powerpoint

Hello! I'm frank. Well, really my name is Joseph, but I am always frank.

To be frank with you, I am a beginner in the trade of translations. However, I do offer two true advantages over more experienced translators:

1. I'm cheap. (Interpret that anyway you like, but I'm talking about money!)

- I charge low to get my foot in the door.

2. Since I am a beginner, I always have to be very, very meticulous about nuances and semantics extracted from the larger and the smaller context. Engaging the autopilot is not for me! I truly care about the nuances, the emotional experience and the colors of the language.

Other than that, I am a guy who have seen and done a lot.

At the age of 17, I said goodbye to my family and moved to Japan for a year.

Since then, I have been to "The land of the rising sun", or more accurately "The origin of The Sun", three more times. I traveled, I worked, I studied. Most of all, I studied the people and the language.

At an even earlier age, I had foreign language TV channels such as British SKY, German Deutche Welle, French TV5, and Italian Rai Uno. Now I have all these words floating around in my head, and suddenly, without warning, I understand. It gets me every time. I never studied French, so how did that just happen?!

Later on, I lived in Norway and learned that language too. It may not seem like much of a challenge to a Swede, but if you look around - how many Swedes know how to use Norwegian in a natural way?

Now, I live in Turkey and I study Chinese.

I have always loved how using someone else's language can instantly change the connection between two or more people in a fantastic way.

I want to hone my language skills, become an entrepreneur of languages. Translating, teaching, promoting and networking. I am eager, willing, precise and I care about quality.




Alternative version:

Dear Sir/ Madame!

I am but a puppy, but a very clever, unusual puppy.

If I look at you with my blue puppy eyes, will you give me a chance?

Would you give me a task?

Would you take a chance on me?

Gonna do my very best and it ain't no lie.

If you put me to the test, if you let me try.*

With Regards, Joseph P. M. Eriksson.

* Yes, that was partially ABBA.

Profile last updated
Jan 27, 2013

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