Working languages:
Chinese to English
English to Chinese
Japanese to Chinese
Japanese to English

Lincoln Hui
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Hong Kong
Local time: 08:45 HKT (GMT+8)

Native in: Chinese (Variants: Cantonese, Traditional) Native in Chinese, English Native in English
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I am a Hong Kong-based freelance translator natively proficient in Chinese and English. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in History from Penn State University with minors in Japanese and Music Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate in Translation from the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education. I have also pursued graduate studies at the Master's level in music (conducting) and music history.

I primarily offer translation services in Chinese to English and English to Chinese. Growing up in a fully bilingual environment, I am among the few translators who can claim full native-level proficiency in both languages and back it up with quality results as a professional translator in both language pairs, with excellent command of both languages and an intuitive understanding of language flow, complemented by experience. My translations distinguish themselves by combining the best of both worlds with complete understanding of the source text in either language, and presenting it in a natural and idiomatic manner in both target languages. I also hold an N1 certificate on the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and I offer translation service from Japanese into English and Chinese for select domains.

While I am able to work in a variety of fields, I possess specialized experience or knowledge in several select fields as detailed below. In addition to translating from text, I also offer transcription and audio/video translation services from Cantonese and English

I. Audio Translation and Transcription
II. History
III.IT/Computers and Electronics
IV. Marketing
V. Music
VI. Tourism
VII. Video Games
VIII. Miscellaneous

Audio Translation and Transcription

I am an experienced transcriptionist and highly proficient at translating from audio. I have translated law enforcement interviews, customer interviews, social work interviews, focus groups, business meetings, among others, in both English to Chinese and Cantonese to English.


I hold a Bachelor of Arts in History from Penn State University and have worked on several projects related to military history, a particular interest of mine. I have translated a number of articles on Hong Kong history and was lead translator on a major project on a historic museum, as well as a documentary on a major contemporary historical figure.

IT/Computers and Electronics

I have extensive experience translating content in the IT field, ranging from computer hardware and software to services and consumer electronics. My translations have been used by major electronic equipment manufacturers and IT service providers. Content types have included product brochures, marketing pamphlets, specification sheets, advertisements, discussion forum videos, and other marketing and technical content.


I have worked with marketing content such as advertisements, product brochures and pamphlets, and press releases in a variety of fields, including IT, consumer electronics, tourism, wine and liquor, automotive and dining. I particularly specialize in surveys and questionnaires, including consumer and user experience surveys as well as respondent answers.

My work in this field has been used by numerous major and minor clients in the banking and financial, dining, tourism and hospitality, automotive, luxury products and real estate development industries.


I completed a minor in Music Studies at Penn State University and pursued graduate studies in choral conducting and music history. I am a proficient pianist and have worked professionally as an accompanist since 2008; I have also studied voice, organ and flute. I have taught music theory, score reading and aural skills in both classroom and individual settings to students with a wide range of abilities, from complete beginners to young intermediate students to established music teachers seeking an advanced certificate. As a conductor I have founded and performed with my own chamber choir and orchestra, and from 2016-2017 I served as Assistant Conductor of the Toledo Choral Society in Toledo, OH. Since the start of 2019 I have sponsored and conducted chamber orchestra performances under the name Porokaza Camerata.

My Chinese translation of Indivisible by Four: A String Quartet in Pursuit of Harmony, an account of the Guarneri Quartet by its first violinist Arnold Steinhardt, is expected to be published in 2019 in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau by Red Publishing.


I have done extensive translations for leading tourism service aggregator/agency websites. My work covers a wide range of content, including hotel descriptions, terms and conditions, mobile app instructions and support FAQ, as well as extended blog articles introducing various tourist destinations and landmarks from Hong Kong to Fukuoka to Zagreb.

In addition to projects for travel websites, I have translated various newspaper and magazine tourism articles, as well as extended articles on historical buildings of Hong Kong.

Video Games

My English to Chinese and Japanese to Chinese translations have been used by numerous developers and publishers, including some of the leading game publishers in the world. I have been involved in the localization of numerous titles and franchises, including two major football/soccer titles, IP-derived games and a number of major mobile action and strategy titles. I have also worked on numerous product information and marketing material for a major video game accessory developer.

In Chinese to English, I have been lead translator or major translator of over a dozen Chinese MMO titles for PC and Android/iOS platforms. Genres have included MMORPG, strategy, card game and management simulation.

As a gamer, my interests encompass virtually every genre. I particularly enjoy strategy games, role-playing games and first-person shooters, and I follow the latest developments in the gaming world closely.


I work regularly with a wide range of content outside of my primary working areas, including fiction, instruction and safety manuals, company reports, topical news/magazine articles, basic legal content, etc.

In addition to standard translation and proofreading/editing services, I also provide language-related consulting services on various matters, in order to meet specific client requirements or help them better understand their needs.

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: 1075
PRO-level pts: 886

Top languages (PRO)
English to Chinese602
Chinese to English98
Japanese to English73
English to Japanese16
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Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences59
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IT (Information Technology)389
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters59
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion34
Medical (general)32
Business/Commerce (general)30
Law (general)23
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.20
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects29
With client feedback7
100% positive (7 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
Chinese to English13
English to Chinese13
Specialty fields
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino11
Government / Politics3
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama2
Sports / Fitness / Recreation2
Marketing / Market Research2
Advertising / Public Relations1
Tourism & Travel1
Education / Pedagogy1
Poetry & Literature1
IT (Information Technology)1
Other fields
Finance (general)3
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.2
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng1
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