Working languages:
Japanese to English

Aidan English
Qualified, high quality translation

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Local time: 20:58 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English (Variants: UK, US) 
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Freelance Japanese to English translator offering high quality translation, localisation, proofreading and language tuition services. I specialise in technical translation, particularly for the IT and automotive industries.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Project management
Specializes in:
PatentsMedical: Instruments
Media / MultimediaIT (Information Technology)
Automotive / Cars & TrucksElectronics / Elect Eng
EconomicsBusiness/Commerce (general)
Finance (general)Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 34, Questions answered: 11, Questions asked: 7
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Skrill, Wire transfer, Check
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Translation education Master's degree - Leeds University
Experience Years of translation experience: 13. Registered at Dec 2013. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Japanese to English (University of Leeds)
Japanese to English (University of Sheffield)
Memberships ITI, Yorkshire Translators and Intepreters (YTI)
Software DejaVu, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Passolo, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Training sessions attended Trainings
Professional practices Aidan English endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).

Personal Profile

Freelance Japanese to English translator offering high quality translation, localisation, proofreading and language tuition services.

I specialise in technical translation, particularly for the IT and automotive industries, as well as financial and other related business documents. I can work with or without the CAT tools; Trados, memoQ, Deja Vu, Passolo and OmegaT and can deliver documents in finished or bilingual format

I hold an MA in Applied Translation Studies from the University of Leeds and teach Japanese language classes for local businesses.


  • Trained in translation and project management with SDL Trados 2015, Passolo, memoQ 2015, Deja Vu X2 and OmegaT
  • Language pair: English to Japanese (Journalistic, scientific/medical, technical, literary)
  • Good spoken Japanese
  • Web: Good understanding of HTML/CSS and Javascript
  • Communication: Introduced Wiggio group communication software to Leeds University Centre for Translation Sudies


Specialist Fields

I work on a wide variety of text types, but because of high demand, and because they suit my background, I also make a point of keeping up to date with the specialised language in certain areas, listed here with examples of recent projects.


  • Large quality assurance projects for the automotive industry
  • Safety data sheets for industrial chemicals
  • Patents for household electrical items

Electronics and IT

  • Software for ATM machines
  • Marketing for audio equipment
  • Semiconductor patents
  • Telecommunications patents


  • Risk assessments for medical imaging equipment
  • Newspaper articles on genetic research


  • Investment reports on individual companies
  • Sector-wide investment reports
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: 38
PRO-level pts: 34

Language (PRO)
Japanese to English34
Top general fields (PRO)
Top specific fields (PRO)
Mechanics / Mech Engineering10
Electronics / Elect Eng4
IT (Information Technology)4
Law (general)4
Poetry & Literature4
Automotive / Cars & Trucks4
Business/Commerce (general)4

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Keywords: translation, localisation, technical, automotive, medical, automotive, financial, japanese, english, software

Profile last updated
Nov 13, 2017

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