Working languages:
English to Japanese
French to Japanese
Japanese to English

passionate about languages and thoughts

United Kingdom
Local time: 17:14 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: Japanese Native in Japanese, English Native in English
KudoZ leader This person is a top KudoZ point holder in French to Japanese
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
Data security Created by Evelio Clavel-Rosales This person has a SecurePRO™ card. Because this person is not a Plus subscriber, to view his or her SecurePRO™ card you must be a Business member or Plus subscriber.
Blue Board affiliation:
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Subtitling, Desktop publishing
Specializes in:
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingPoetry & Literature
PhilosophyMedical (general)
Medical: Health CarePsychology
RetailTextiles / Clothing / Fashion
Cosmetics, BeautyGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 139, Questions answered: 46, Questions asked: 4
Project History 3 projects entered

Payment methods accepted Check, Wire transfer | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Translation education Other - University of Tokyo
Experience Years of experience: 12. Registered at Sep 2004. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Japanese (Institute of Translation and Interpreting)
Memberships ITI, JTA
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
Professional practices tappi_k endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
I am a UK based linguist with over ten years' working experience in English, French, Scottish Gaelic and Japanese. I worked for a Japanese publishing firm for eight years before becoming a complete freelancer in 2004.

I have translated a number of books covering broad range of subjects including business, culture, media, fashion, cooking and gastronomy. I have also translated mottos and slogans for administration of multinational companies with headquarters in Japan.

I studied contemporary philosophy and theory of art at postgraduate level, and have read intensively in literary theory and cultural studies. I have a doctorate in Cultural Studies and Theory of Art from the University of Tokyo, and have completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Glasgow. I also trained as an art psychotherapist, and am a registered member of British Association of Art Therapists. As a qualified psychotherapist, I do my best to keep up to date with current developments in the fields of general medicine and health care, as well as psychology and psychiatry. I have translated a number of academic articles written by my fellow researchers and clinicians (J < E, E < J). I am also a poet and short story writer published both in Japanese and in English.

I also have a very high command of the French language, having lived in France for five years.

In addition to my translation experience, I am also a professional researcher/critic of art, teaching part-time as a lecturer in a UK university, and my writings have been widely published in Europe and Japan.

If you are looking for a professional linguist with specialist knowledge in art, thoughts, and medicine, I can guarantee an excellent result, paying particular attention to readability and style.

In short, I am passionate about my languages!

I offer competitive rates and am willing to negotiate. I work quickly but thoroughly.

A full CV (J + E) is available upon request.

A quick (partial) list of my clients: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.; Toyota Motor Corporation; National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto; Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; Diamond Museum, Antwerp, Belgium; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; Musée du Louvre, Paris; The Yomiuri Shimbun Newspaper; NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation; BBC Radio 4; University of Glasgow, UK; Cartier Japan; HMV Music Store; Dazed and Confused Japan; Vogue Japan; Virgin Atlantic; Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; NHS Lothian and more.
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 275
PRO-level pts: 139

Top languages (PRO)
English to Japanese80
Japanese to English47
French to Japanese4
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences28
Pts in 2 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters20
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting16
Education / Pedagogy12
Poetry & Literature8
Law (general)8
Pts in 11 more flds >

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects3
With client feedback0
0 positive (0 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
English to Japanese3
Specialty fields
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting2
Other fields
Keywords: art, philosophy, PR/media, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, literature, poetry, academic dissertations, children's literature, journalism, copy writing, interpreter (conference, Kaizen/Lean manufacturing, academic)

Profile last updated
Mar 2, 2015

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