Member since Jun '20

Working languages:
Chinese to English

Florence Taylor
Chinese-English Translator

Scotland, United Kingdom
Local time: 13:13 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English Native in English
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What Florence Taylor is working on
Nov 7, 2020 (posted via  Currently doing a Masters in Chinese-English Translation ...more »
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling, Transcription
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsCinema, Film, TV, Drama
Internet, e-CommerceMarketing / Market Research
Tourism & TravelCooking / Culinary
Cosmetics, BeautyFolklore
Food & DrinkGeography

Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Oxford
Experience Years of experience: 1. Registered at Feb 2020. Became a member: Jun 2020. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
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Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Work for non-profits or pro-bono clients
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Buy or learn new work-related software
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Transition from freelancer to another profession
  • Improve my productivity

I have a BA in Oriental Studies (Chinese) from the University of Oxford, and have been studying Mandarin for almost seven years. I can read simplified and traditional Chinese characters, and recently started doing freelance translations on other websites in Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) - English. From my degree, I have a basic knowledge of Classical Chinese, as well as Chinese history and culture. Since graduating I have maintained my Chinese by consuming as much Chinese media as possible, through listening to music and podcasts, to watching the news, reality and entertainment shows, and dramas. This has given me a rounded knowledge of different tones of speech, idioms, slang, and other cultural references. I am still a newcomer to the professional translation world and have never used any CAT tools or other software, and I do not have any other translation qualifications or certifications beyond my degree. However, I have had very good feedback from my previous customers, and I am always open to learning to use new tools and software.

I am currently studying full-time for Masters degree in Chinese to English translation until September 2021.

Keywords: chinese, mandarin, music, television, film, news, subtitling, transcription, translation,

Profile last updated
Nov 7, 2020

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