Japanese - English translator.
Technical - specialising in wire & cable, optical fibre products, information technology (wave guides, multiplexing etc.) semi-conductors & semi-conductor packaging.
Financial - annual reports & budget proposals.
General - speeches, interviews & press releases.
Skilled proof reader & re-writer.
Trained & experienced English teacher
BA in European Languages & Literature (Essex University): 2:1
MA in Language & Linguistics (London University)
TESOL certificate (distinction)
Graduate Diploma in Japanese (Sophia University, Tokyo)
Other relevent qualifications: Japanese Nouryoku shiken: Grade 2,
JETRO business exam: Grade 3
Currently studying at Westminster University for IOL translation exams.
Member of JAT, ATA & moderator for ProZ Jap-Eng community
2 years as a retail manager for a team of 20 in a blue chip British retail company in London (John Lewis Partnership).
3 years managing a British language school in Tokyo.
2 years working as an in-house translator/teacher for a major Japanese company in Tokyo.
6 years working as a freelance translator, mainly for companies based in Japan via e-mail.
I charge between 16-22 cents per English word depending on difficulty & urgency & am open to negotiation on long projects.