Member since Aug '03

Working languages:
French to English
Japanese to English
Chinese to English
Spanish to English

Germaine A Hoston
Precise, prompt, & in impeccable English

Local time: 03:45 PST (GMT-8)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Blue Board affiliation:
Services Translation
Specializes in:
HistoryGovernment / Politics
Law (general)Law: Taxation & Customs
Marketing / Market ResearchFinance (general)
Human ResourcesSocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
InsuranceInvestment / Securities

French to English - Rates: 0.13 - 0.15 USD per word / 40 - 50 USD per hour
Japanese to English - Rates: 0.18 - 0.20 USD per character / 50 - 75 USD per hour
Chinese to English - Rates: 0.18 - 0.18 USD per character / 50 - 75 USD per hour
Spanish to English - Rates: 0.10 - 0.14 USD per word / 35 - 45 USD per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 132, Questions answered: 104, Questions asked: 563
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Glossaries ghoston
Translation education Other - Ph.D. from Harvard
Experience Years of experience: 40. Registered at Jul 2001. Became a member: Aug 2003. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Japanese to English (20 years experience)
Chinese to English (20 years' experience)
Japanese to English (Ph.D. Comparative Political Economy, Harvard Unive)
French to English (Ph.D. Comparative Political Economy, Harvard Unive)
Chinese to English (Ph.D. Comparative Political Economy, Harvard Unive)

Memberships ATA, American Political Science Association, Association for Asian Studies, American Historical Association
Software Adobe Acrobat, DejaVu, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, STAR Transit, Wordfast
Professional practices Germaine A Hoston endorses's Professional Guidelines.
I have had over twenty-five years of professional experience translating while engaged in university teaching, research, and publishing about comparative political and economic development (China, Japan, France, and Russia), foreign affairs, international business and finance, and comparative philosophy. (Full curriculum vitae available on request.) More recent commercial translation experience includes financial documents and patents, as well.

This background in the field enables translation that is as precise and well-written as the original.

MA and PhD Harvard University, Chinese and Japanese Politics
BA Princeton University, Political Science and East Asian Studies
Have worked/resided in France, Japan, Hong Kong.
A solid record of research and publishing coupled with concrete experience in business (IT), and leadership in NGOs and inter-university relations enables me to provide high-quality, insightful, accurate translation. Life insurance license (California, USA) and Series 65 securities license (Investment Advisor Representative). I offer only the highest quality of work and customer service, promptly, at competitive prices.

From $0.10-0.14 per English word (MS Word count of translated text) for documents on development, business, and finance; 0.12-0.25 per English word for specialized legal and IT documents. Estimate quoted on a per project basis, depending on length and condition of source text and due date and time available for work.

Send me a small (about 200 words) excerpt from a prospective assignment for translation at no charge.
Keywords: politics, international relations, foreign affairs, business, international commerce, economics, finance, IT, pc, philosophy, development

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Aug 7, 2020

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