I am a native English speaker from New Zealand and have a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Canterbury, majoring in Japanese. Since graduating university I have been continuing to study and use Japanese every day. I lived in Japan for 2.5years until April 2018. I was teaching English to school students and company employees, as well as doing translation and proofreading work through my company.
I have returned to my home country in order to continue my studies - I am currently studying to sit the Japanese Language Proficiency Test in December 2018, then from February 2019 I am planning to study the Diploma in Translation through Auckland University of Technology which will qualify me to do legal and medical translations as well as the general translations I already do.
Being a freelance translator is my ultimate goal and I would love to continue doing general translations while I study towards expanding my skills.