Working languages:
Japanese to English

Carl Freire
Natural language, naturally.

Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
Local time: 09:09 JST (GMT+9)

Native in: English Native in English
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I have worked as a translator, journalist, and editor in a variety of capacities since 1991. As a translator, I have worked on materials ranging from a political science book about Prime Minister Koizumi (Routledge, 2010) to a corporate history for Hitachi; from urban planning documents for various municipalities in the Kansai region to quality control materials for an automobile manufacturer; and from a catalogue of electric lighting products for Matsushita to a manual explaining how to operate vaccuum transfer robots used in manufacturing silicon wafers.

My journalism experience includes four years at a trade magazine covering the amusement machine business, one year at a Japanese newspaper, and two-and-a-half years as a general news reporter for the Associated Press. I have written about everything from video games and stock market crashes to Japanese election campaigns and people who restore old houses. I also edited a political science and international affairs journal for five years, and just to round out the picture am also completing a dissertation in modern Japanese history for the University of California, Berkeley.

For fun, I've been writing songs for two decades and have been playing guitar even longer than that. I also like to explore Tokyo by bicycle and investigate new cookbooks.
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: 65
PRO-level pts: 55

Language (PRO)
Japanese to English55
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences31
Top specific fields (PRO)
Business/Commerce (general)12
Government / Politics12
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.4
Advertising / Public Relations4

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Keywords: tourism and travel, advertising, marketing campaign, journalism, business news, city planning, urban environment, product manual, hotels, Japanese history, scholarly journal, academic journal, Japanese religion, folklore, sociology,

Profile last updated
Jan 23

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