Member since Jun '13

Working languages:
English to Chinese
Chinese to English

David Lin
English or Chinese at your fingertips

United Kingdom
Local time: 23:45 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: Chinese 
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Perfect translation, effective communication - If this's what you want, contact me by email or phone. I will oblige.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, MT post-editing, Transcription, Training, Desktop publishing, Project management, Sales, Operations management
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsBusiness/Commerce (general)
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVsMedia / Multimedia
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersEducation / Pedagogy
Human ResourcesTourism & Travel
Computers (general)Environment & Ecology

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 1027, Questions answered: 478
Blue Board entries made by this user  7 entries

Payment methods accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Wire transfer, PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Glossaries Advertising/Public Relations, Architecture, Art, Business/ Finance, Cinema, film, TV, drama, Cooking/Culinary, Education, food & drink, General/Conversation/Certificates, Geography

Translation education Other - DPSI with distinction in Translation
Experience Years of experience: 15. Registered at May 2013. Became a member: Jun 2013.
Credentials English to Chinese (DPSI Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
Chinese to English (DPSI Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
Memberships CIOL, NRPSI
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, DejaVu, Frontpage, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordbee, Wordfast, XTM
CV/Resume CV available upon request
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A very experienced translator and interpreter with unique quality of works. Have been a full member of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Linguists (MCIL) since 2010 and listed in the highly recognized National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI) since 2012, both in the United Kingdom. Possessed graduate level of education - M.Sc. (U.S.A.)  Languages mastered: Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin) and English.

Areas specialized: Transcreation, travel/tourism/hospitality, marketing, media, film/TV, finance, commerce, management, education and social media SEO technology.

Areas covered since 2006: All public services - Law, police, court, prison, immigration, housing, social service, health and mental health. Worked for a high-street solicitors firm in London for nearly two years specializing in legal translation (English law) in the Chinese language for a variety of businesses and cases.

Have done news translation since 1995. My journalism training adds values of accuracy, timeliness and research to my current translation works.

Being a Pearson Assessment Associate (Approved Language Examiner) and the teaching experience in the Chinese language at GCSE level (secondary school graduates) are another display of my excellent language proficiency. They reflect my profound knowledge in education and school management.

End clients including: HSBC, Google, Microsoft, Merrill Lynch, Motorola, Western Union, General Cable, BMW, Volkswagen, Jaguar, Land Rover, Thermal Fisher, DELL, Dolce and Gabbana, Platinum Guild International, Nestlé, Nespresso, Iggesund, IKEA, Mulberry, Unilever UK & Ireland, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airline, Emirates Airline, Mexico Tourism Board, Czech Tourism Board, Walt Disney World, LEGO Group, LEGOLAND, Jbuilder, Dulux, Dyson, KONE China, Fitness First, Munters, Savanta, The Lord Mayor of London, BBC News, BBC 4, National Geographic Channel, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Royal Academy of Dance, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Royal Museums Greenwich, Titanic Museum Belfast, University of Southern California Pacific Asia Museum, Laureus, EUROCONTROL, Welsh Language Initiatives, AbilityPath, International Development Law Organisation and Champions for Change (Health) Movement.

I have extensive travel experience - from my hometown Hong Kong to most countries in the Far East including China, Bhutan and Myanmar, Central Asia, the South Pacific, Australasia, the Middle East, West and Eastern Europe and South America. Studied Christian theology towards a Master of Theology degree. Have lived and worked professionally in London since 1994.

Issues that are close to my heart: Social justice, people on the margins, peace and reconciliation and the integrity of nature.

I also serve as a Mentor and a Forum and KudoZ Online Moderator.

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: 1063
PRO-level pts: 1027

Top languages (PRO)
English to Chinese771
Chinese to English256
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Law (general)166
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion75
Tourism & Travel64
Finance (general)62
IT (Information Technology)52
Law: Contract(s)48
Construction / Civil Engineering48
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