Member since Apr '21

Working languages:
English to Japanese
Chinese to Japanese

Akira Saito
Specialized in computing, CPT

Chia-i Chia-I, T'ai-wan, Taiwan
Local time: 06:47 CST (GMT+8)

Native in: Japanese Native in Japanese
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Specializes in:
Computers: Software
Preferred currency USD
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer
Experience Years of experience: 3. Registered at Apr 2021. Became a member: Apr 2021. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
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Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Screen new clients (risk management)
  • Build or grow a translation team
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical skills
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Transition from freelancer to agency owner
  • Improve my productivity
I was born in Shizuoka, Japan. I studied at an elementary, junior high, high and 2-year English language school there. When I was 20 years old, I went to England to study at a university. I majored in Computing there. After I completed my BS degree, I enrolled a Master's degree at University of Surrey, majoring in E-commerce. After completing the degree, I came to Taiwan to find a job. I started working as an export sales representative at a plastic manufacturing company in 2003. I handled all the sales procedures such as order taking and logistic arrangements between my customers in all over the world and the factories in Taiwan and China. Since 2007, I have been teaching Japanese at an evening adult school as well. I also obtained tour manager and tour conductor licenses in Taiwan and Japan. I resigned the sales representative job in the end of 2017, and launched my career as a freelance translator in the very beginning of 2018. I found a few translation agencies via Japan Association of Translators and I have been cooperating with them. I have been translating almost everyday. I mainly translate materials in computers and information technology fields. However, I would like to challenge more different topics as my translation career will still go on for long. Since I have enough experiences and gained confidence, I would like to get jobs in better conditions so that I aim to find end clients via Proz. I also hope to meet more excellent translation agencies for improving my career as a freelance translator. I passed the exam of Certified Translation Professional in December 2020.     
Keywords: Japanese, computer, tourism, networking

Profile last updated
Apr 18

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