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Japanese to English
English to Japanese

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October 2018

Manako Ihaya - Ihaya InterConnect
Best of both Japanese and U.S. worlds

Foothill Ranch, California, United States
Local time: 13:02 PDT (GMT-7)

Native in: Japanese Native in Japanese, English Native in English
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Services Interpreting, Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Law: Patents, Trademarks, CopyrightMedical: Pharmaceuticals
Business/Commerce (general)Law (general)
IT (Information Technology)Computers: Systems, Networks

Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 74, Questions answered: 48, Questions asked: 4
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Currencies accepted U. S. dollars (usd)
Translation education Other - Studied translation and taught English at Simul Academy in Tokyo, completed Court Interpretation course at UCLA Extension in Los Angeles
Experience Years of translation experience: 29. Registered at Nov 2002. Became a member: Nov 2002. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials Japanese to English (American Translators Association, verified)
Memberships ATA, JAT, NAJIT, IAPTI
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Wordfast
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Professional practices Ihaya InterConnect endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
In addition to being a translator and interpreter myself, IHAYA INTERCONNECT also operates as an agency, providing clients with quality interpreters and translations in multiple languages.

As a consecutive and simultaneous interpreter, my experience includes interpreting at depositions (patents, product liability, breach of contract, antitrust, among others), courts, arbitration, business meetings, conferences, medical lectures, PMDA audits, focus groups and presentations, training sessions and tours. I travel globally, including to Japan to interpret at depositions at the US Embassy/Consulates. Can also provide portable simultaneous interpreting equipment for up to 10 people if necessary.

As a translator, I currently only accept assignments from direct clients. I translate from Japanese to English and vice versa, also providing editing and proofreading services. Over the years, I have translated various brochures and marketing materials, annual reports, legal documents, deposition transcripts, IT manuals and procedures, medical equipment manuals, newsletters, HTML pages, movie, TV, video and videogame scripts, and a variety of other materials.

ATA-certified for translation from Japanese into English since 1999; certification exam grader since 2008. Native ability in English and Japanese, having been raised and schooled evenly in Japan and the United States. Completed translation courses at Tokyo's Simul Academy, later teaching other classes there. Completed UCLA Extension's Court Interpretation course. Former editor/writer at The Japan Times, the largest English-language newspaper in Japan. Business, legal, software and other translations. Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Sophia University in Tokyo.

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