Working languages:
Japanese to English
English to Japanese

Drew Martinek
Standing by my work, letter by letter.

Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
Local time: 02:13 JST (GMT+9)

Native in: English Native in English
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Accurate and Reliable Japanese to English, English to Japanese Translation and Voice-over Work
Account type Freelancer
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Voiceover (dubbing), Transcription
Expertise
Specializes in:
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingConstruction / Civil Engineering

Rates
Japanese to English - Rates: 0.05 - 0.25 USD per word / 10 - 25 USD per hour
English to Japanese - Rates: 0.05 - 0.25 USD per word / 10 - 25 USD per hour
Preferred currency JPY
Payment methods accepted PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Experience Registered at ProZ.com: Aug 2008.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Adobe Sonar 4.0, JquickTrans, Logic Pro 8.0, Powerpoint
CV/Resume CV available upon request
About me
Objective

Employment in international business/Japanese to English translation and interpretation related field.



Education

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 2004-2008
BA in Asian Languages & Literatures: Japanese Literature and Culture.
Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2

Nanzan University (南山大学), Nagoya, Japan 2008
Concentrated study of Japanese linguistics and arts at the Center for Japanese Studies (外国人留学生別科)
Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.4



Merits & Achievements

February 2013 Attainment of the Teacher of Distinction Award (最優秀教師)

July 2011 Attainment of Level 2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (日本語能力試験2級)

April 2008 Certification by the Minnesota Literacy Council to tutor English as a second language



Previous Work

March 2010 – Present
AEON, Inc. (株式会社イーオン) Tajimi-shi, Gifu-ken, Japan
Language Teaching and Translation/Interpretation
• Teaching business and everyday English to Japanese speakers of all ages through creative teaching methods involving incorporation of major teaching philosophies and a comprehensive bilingual understanding.
• Providing service to native Japanese customers through proper Japanese etiquette and linguistics.
• English to Japanese/Japanese to English interpretations of weekly business meetings, consultations between Japanese students and non-Japanese teachers, and translations of policy manuals and business related memos within the company.

September 2009 – Present
Eastern Corner Gallery (Self-employed Internet Shop)
Art Sales
• Advertising personally made art pieces to customers through personally written advertisements and constant website maintenance.
• Creating custom art pieces to the satisfaction of the needs of various customers.
• Delivering products to customers through reasonable prices and by meeting strict shipping deadlines domestically and internationally.

August 2009 – March 2010
MLC Learning Center Northeast, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Teaching
• Creating lesson plans and materials for two hour lessons once a week.
• Inspiring and motivating learners to actively use English in and outside of class.
• Responsible for evaluating each lesson and informing next day’s teacher of what was covered, what materials were used, what was difficult for students, and any helpful information to keep continuity in lessons to come.

June 2007 – March 2010
Val-U Liquors, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Retail Sales
• Accountable for serving customer needs by providing prompt, courteous service and assisting with product recommendations and selections as appropriate.
• Identifying opportunities to increase sales.
• Responsible for opening or closing the store alone by securing the premises, balancing cash registers, taking inventory, making bank deposits, delivery and product pick-up, preparing for next day’s sales, and upper management.

April 2006 – February 2007
Surdyk’s Wine & Spirits, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Retail Sales
• Accountable for serving customer needs by providing prompt, courteous service and assisting with product recommendations and selections as appropriate.
• Identifying opportunities to increase sales.
• Responsible for opening or closing the store by securing the premises, balancing cash registers, organizing time for multi-task projects, preparing for next day sales, and managing any exceptional situations.

August 2004 – March 2005
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Burnsville, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Retail Sales
• Accountable for serving customer needs by providing prompt, courteous service and assisting with product recommendations and selections as appropriate.
• Identifying opportunities to increase sales.
• Responsible for opening or closing the store by securing the premises, taking inventory, balancing cash registers, creating store-wide displays, preparing for next day sales, and managing any exceptional situations.

June 2003 – July 2004
Leonardo’s Take & Bake Pizza, Apple Valley, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Retail Sales
• Accountable for serving customer needs by providing prompt, courteous service and assisting with product recommendations and selections as appropriate.
• Identifying opportunities to increase sales.
• Responsible for preparing for next day sales, sanitary safety, advertisement pursuits, and managing any exceptional situations.

August 2000 – September 2002
Von Hanson’s Meat Market, Apple Valley, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Retail Sales
• Accountable for serving customer needs by providing prompt, courteous service and assisting with product recommendations and selections as appropriate.
• Identifying opportunities to increase sales.
• Responsible for preparing for next day sales, sanitary safety, and managing any exceptional situations.



Personal Skills

Patient, enthusiastic, team worker, independent, attentive, determined, motivated, punctual and always open to suggestions.



System Skills

• Word-processing (various versions of Microsoft Office, etc.)
• Slideshow Presentation (various versions of Microsoft Office PowerPoint)
• Audio Recording (Logic Pro 8.0, Adobe Sonar 4.0)
• Graphic Design (Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Adobe Flash)



References

Available upon request.
Keywords: Closed Captioning, Editing, Other, Proofreading, Subtitling, Teaching, Transcription, Translation, Voice-Over


Profile last updated
Jun 30, 2014



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