Member since Dec '13

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English to Chinese
Chinese to English

Mi La
Bestselling Book Translator&DTP

Local time: 19:23 CST (GMT+8)

Native in: English Native in English, Chinese (Variants: Traditional, Simplified) Native in Chinese
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Nov 29, 2020 (posted via  COVID Interview NGO - Transcription and Translation-Chinese to English ...more, + 6 other entries »
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Freelance Translator with 6 yrs of solid experience in Books, Publishing, Commerce & Finance, Marketing, Journalism, Textile, Fashion, Medical Equipment, Food & Beverage, Travel & Tourism, Education, Science, E-learning, Terrorism, Current Event, History, Music, Art, Human Rights, Biology, Literature, Psychology, Economy, Health, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Engineering, Computer, Games, IT, Communication, network, General sectors

8 yrs experience working as a full-time translator for Shell China Ltd, a Fortune 500 MNC, involving translation and editing technical and commercial documents of the Group, including marketing , annual reports, cooperate communications, press releases etc.

Published Translation Works totaling at 700, 000+ words for top-tier publishers in China
imported Penguin Classics and bestselling books of New York Times etc.

Native Mandarin speaker,

My CAT: SDL Trados 2015, Wordfast Pro 3.3 Illustrator, Framkmaker, Indesign, Photoshop DTP

MOOC Course Translation/Proofreading (including 90,000+ words of massive open online courses from MIT, Harvard, Kyoto University, TU Delft, Wellesley College, Boston University, Cornell University, McGill University, University of Toronto, Rice University, University of Queensland etc )
(-Behavioral Medicine: A Key to Better Health
-Fundamentals of Immunology, Part 1
-Fundamentals of Immunology, Part 2
-Introduction to Biomedical Imaging
-Representations of HIV/AIDS
-Fundamentals of Clinical Trials
-Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part I
-Genomic Medicine Gets Personal
-Take Your Medicine - The Impact of Drug Development
-China non-UV Stress Insult Study Screener
-Aeronautical Engineering,
-Autonomous Mobile Robots,
-Alien Worlds: The Science of Exoplanet Discovery and Characterization,
-Relativity and Astrophysics,
-Fundamentals of Neuroscience,
-The Art of Poetry,
-Learning From Data,
-Shakespeare: On the Page and in Performance,
-Discrete Time Signals and Systems,
-Neuronal Dynamics - Computational Neuroscience of Single Neurons,
-Early Christianity: The Letters of Paul,
-War for the Greater Middle East,
-International Human Rights,
-United States Health Policy,
-Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science,
-Tropical Coastal Ecosystems,
-Jazz Appreciation etc. )

Subtitles and transcriptions (translation, check and editing)
Expendables II starred by Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone
Documentaries Comic, Films etc of NHK, CBS and BBC

Published Translation Works

International Marketing Strategy (110,000 words), by Isobel Doole & Robin Lowe
(Tsinghua University Press, a bestseller textbook)

The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die
(The latest work from Niall Ferguson, bestselling author of Empire, The Great Degeneration is based on his 2012 BBC Reith Lectures 'The Rule of Law and Its Enemies')

Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce and Culture
STARBUCKED will be the first book to explore the incredible rise of the Starbucks Corporation and the caffeine-crazy culture that fueled its success. Through a cast of characters that includes coffee-wild hippies, business sharks, slackers, Hollywood trendsetters and more, STARBUCKED explores how America transformed into a nation of coffee gourmets in only a few years, how Starbucks manipulates psyches and social habits to snare loyal customers, and why many of the things we think we know about the coffee commodity chain are false.

Barack Obama
(By Heather Lehr Wagner, the exciting biography of a dynamic presidential hopeful)

Pursuit of Happyness
(Also a major motion picture starring Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness" is the inspiring, rags-to-riches story of the charismatic Chris Gardner - a once homeless father who raised and cared for his son on the mean streets of San Francisco and went on to become a crown prince of Wall Street.

Commentarii de Bello Gallico (by Caesar J., on Gallic War; Roman historiography) Penguin Classics

Soon to be published

No Place To Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

The story of one of the greatest national security leaks in US history. In June 2013, reporter and political commentator Glenn Greenwald published a series of reports in the Guardian which rocked the world. The reports revealed shocking truths about the extent to which the National Security Agency had been gathering information about US citizens and intercepting communication worldwide, and were based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden to Greenwald. Including new revelations from documents entrusted to Greenwald by Snowden, this essential book tells the story of Snowden and the NSA and examines the far-reaching consequences of the government's surveillance program, both in the US and abroad. Glenn Greenwald is the author of several US bestsellers.

Fruits of Solitude in reflections and maxims relating to the Conduct of Human Life (Translator & Editor)
(by William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) was an English founder and "Absolute Proprietor" of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future U.S. State of Pennsylvania. His interpretation and defense of Quaker doctrine remain important; and the “Fruits of Solitude,” here printed, is a mine of pithy comment upon human life, which combines with the acute common sense of Franklin the spiritual elevation of Woolman.

After America – Get Ready for Armageddon by Mark Steyn
Mark Steyn's "New York Times" bestseller, featuring a new introduction and updated throughout, "After America" takes on Obama's disastrous plan for our nation, and reveals exactly what a post-American world will look like if we don't change our ways soon.

Leading Apple With Steve Jobs: Management Lessons From a Controversial Genius
A former Senior VP of Apple shares how Steve Jobs motivated people to do the best work of their lives, Jay served as Steve's right-hand man and trouble-shooter, overseeing all corporate operations and business planning, as well as software development and HR. In Leading Apple with Steve Jobs, Jay details how Steve managed and motivated his people—and what every manager can learn from Jobs about motivating people to do the best work of their lives.

Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing (New York Times Bestseller)
In TOP DOG, Bronson and Merryman again use their astonishing blend of science and storytelling to reveal what's truly in the heart of a champion. The joy of victory and the character-building agony of defeat. Testosterone and the neuroscience of mistakes. Why rivals motivate. How home field advantage gets you a raise. What teamwork really requires. It's baseball, the SAT, sales contests, and Linux. How before da Vinci and FedEx were innovators, first, they were great competitors.

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Keywords: Freelance Translator (subtitling/transcription) with 6 yrs of solid experience in Books, Publishing, Commerce & Finance, Marketing, Journalism, Religion, Food & Beverage, Travel & Tourism, Education, Science, E-learning, Terrorism, Current Event, History, Music, Art, Human Rights, Architecture, Biology, Literature, Psychology, Economy, Energy, Health Care, Medical, Oil & Gas, TV, Drama, Agriculture, Trade, General sectors editing technical and commercial documents of the Group, including marketing, annual reports, cooperate communications, press releases etc. Published translation works totaling at 700, 000+ words for top-tier publishers in China,  imported Penguin Classics etc, including International Marketing Strategy (110, 000 words), a bestseller of textbook for Tsinghua University Press

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