I have been working as a freelance J-E translator, part-time since 2000, and going full time in 2004. My expertise lies in marketing, advertising and publicity materials. I also have specialised knowledge in linguistics (BA hons) education, arts, social sciences, business.
OS: Windows XP
Software; MS Office XP.
CAT tools; Trados Freelance 6.5.
Qualifications Japanese Language Proficiency grade 1.
BA(hons) English Language and Linguistics
MA Applied Translation Studies, (passed with merit)
Profile Having run my own business in Japan for 10 years, I have much personal experience of business in Japan. I spent a total of 14 years of living in Japan, including 7 years in rural Kagoshima, these experiences have given me an insight into the culture and language not available to most.
Proof reading, post-editing and re-writing service also available.
Recent work Recent projects include;
Back-translation of software documentation
Company publicity documents including 'Responsible care' environmental policy document
Market research survey ( questions and replies) and other marketing related materials such as press releases
Academic Psychology article
Translation and interpreting at art exhibition and workshops
Family register and other general legal documents
Current project Nejimen Saigo saa (Nejime no Saigo san) A play about Saigo Takamori written in Kagoshima dialect. In collaboration with the author and a British playwright I am adapting this play for the British stage.
I can work at around 4-5,000 Japanese characters per day.
In 2004 completed an MA in Applied Translation Studies; theoretical and practical training including use of CAT tools (Trados, Star etc)
Other related work
I work as a demonstrator of CAT tools at Leeds University Centre for Translation Studies.
I proofread J-E translations and do other proofreading such as academic articles, PhD/MA theses etc.