Working languages:
Japanese to English

Douglas Thiessen
Specializing in business communications

United States
Local time: 09:50 HST (GMT-10)
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Expertise Detailed fields not specified.
Japanese to English - Standard rate: 0.14 USD per word / 30 USD per hour
Experience Registered at Sep 1999. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Memberships ATA, JAT
Software Powerpoint
About me
Fast, accurate English translations of Japanese texts:

Web Pages
Business Reports
Annual Reports
Company Profiles
Corporate Correspondence
Newspaper & Magazine Articles
Official Documents
All kinds of general texts

Translations can be completed quickly:
10 pages in 24 hrs.

Member of the Japan Association of Translators

See my homepage:
(click the link on this page)


1989: University of Western Ontario
BA in Administrative and Commercial
1995: University of British Columbia
Japanese Language and East Asian


April 97 -present
Freelance translator:
Agencies and private clients
- translating marketing and financial reports,
advertising and web sites.
- media articles relating to Internet and
telecommunications technology.
- providing accuracy under tight deadlines
(about 10 pages in 24 hours)

April 95 - Dec. 95
Multilingual Tour Guide:
Rocky Mountaineer Railtours, Vancouver
- providing tour commentary in Japanese and German

Sept. 89 - March 92
EFL Instructor: GEOS Language System, Osaka.
- promoted to Senior Instructor.


Annual reports: "Message from the President"
Software specifications for Internet banking
Insurance product information
Instructor's guide for sales training
Automobile specifications and motor show publicity
Speeches for automobile industry executives
Web site for a food services company
Training guide for airline check-in personnel
Advertising for long-distance telephone service provider
Internet advertising guide
Article on the Japanese pension system
and many other related translations


Toshiba Satellite: Windows XP
MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint 2000
(all Japanese versions)


- Level 2: International Japanese Proficiency Exam
- 1st prize-winner: Testing Translation Competition
Daily Yomiuri Newspaper (25 Sept 97)
- 3rd prize-winner: 1996 DHC Translation Contest
- prize-winner: 1993 B.C. Japanese Speech Contest
Good written and spoken French and German


Travel (went around the world), Internet, current affairs,
Japanese and Asian culture, art history, design, writing,
skiing, swimming, cycling, hiking
Keywords: financial reports, contracts, marketing, advertising

Profile last updated
Nov 29, 2013

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