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English, Finnish, Swedish, Mandarin Chinese (simplified and traditional), French
B.A., Chinese, Georgetown University - May 2007
Summa cum laude, Honors Thesis with Distinction
Significant linguistics coursework
Mandarin Chinese – Advanced Mid (8 out of 10 levels) on ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Test for Mandarin Chinese
French – 3 out of 3+ on ALTA reading test and 4+ out of 5 on ALTA translation test
Swedish – 3 out of 3+ on ALTA reading test and 4+ out of 5 on ALTA translation test
Native speaker of Finnish and English
Excellent English writing skills – highly commended for providing quality translations in English
Areas of translation experience:
Legislation & government bills & proposals
Contracts & financial documents
Tender / contract bidding / public procurement documents
Scientific / technical
Finnish, Swedish, Chinese and French to English, Mar 2016-present: Translate pension and medical documents for ongoing project.
Finnish to English, Sep 2019: Translated a call for tenders from the Finnish government.
Chinese to English, Feb-Jun 2019: Translated most of (4/5 batches) a Chinese book on information systems (~93,000 words).
Chinese to English, Nov-Dec 2018: Translated half of a Taiwanese book on 20th century Chinese history (~65,000 words).
French to English, Sep 2018: Translated French government documents (~14,000 words).
Finnish to English, May 2018: Translated ~12,000 words of tourism information for a Finnish city, now published on the city's official tourism website.
Swedish to English, May 2018: Translated 23,000-word portion of government proposal for a new law.
Chinese to English, Feb-Mar 2018: Translated and reviewed company annual reports, investment-related news and government policy statements, totaling ~23,000 words.
Finnish to English, Mar 2017: Translated a new Finnish law that took effect on Jan 1, 2017.
Chinese to English, Jan-Mar 2017: Reviewed translation of technical scientific papers, highly commended by supervisor for excellent work.
Chinese to English, Apr-Aug 2016: Translated 150,000+ words general/scientific articles from Chinese journals.
Finnish to English, Feb 2015: Translated interviews and shipping documents, completing 11,000+ words in two days and formatting text into complex tables.
Chinese to English, Sept 2014: Edited a translation of a technical manual of ~18,000 words. Highly commended by supervisor and the customer for quickly completing this rush job and providing high quality English translation.
Chinese to English, Sept-Nov 2013: Translated a policy manual of ~60,000 words. Average translation rate ~500 words/hour. Highly commended by supervisor for speed, English writing skills and formatting.
Other Professional Experience:
Legal & business: Assistant to immigration and business attorney from 2007 to 2017. Very familiar with immigration procedures, esp. work visas, family immigration, L-1, and NIW/outstanding ability.
Creative & entertainment writing: Writes novels and short fiction, usually in science fiction/fantasy genres, writes music album reviews for local magazines and websites, and writes and manages several blogs on music and social justice issues.
Education: Taught Chinese and French in the public school system to grades 6-8; familiar with today's education methods, strategies and priorities. Designed curriculum and final exams for the county's Chinese language program.
Maritime: Boat Crew member in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary; has worked and volunteered in tall ship sailing since 2007.
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