Member since May '19

Working languages:
English to Chinese
Chinese to English

Q.Dai
Certified Translator, MA in Translation

China
Local time: 14:33 CST (GMT+8)

Native in: Chinese (Variants: Simplified, Mandarin, Traditional) Native in Chinese
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Translation as a lifelong career
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing, Website localization, Software localization, Transcreation, Transcription, Copywriting
Expertise
Specializes in:
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingComputers: Hardware
Computers: SoftwareComputers: Systems, Networks
IT (Information Technology)Internet, e-Commerce
Media / MultimediaPrinting & Publishing
SAPSurveying

Translation education Master's degree - The University of Sheffield, UK
Experience Years of translation experience: 6. Registered at ProZ.com: May 2019. Became a member: May 2019.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Chinese (MA in Translation Studies, The University of Sheffield)
English to Chinese (CATTI 2 Certified English-Chinese Translator)
Chinese to English (MA in Translation Studies, The University of Sheffield)
Chinese to English (CATTI 2 Certified Chinese-English Translator)
Memberships TAC
Software Across, Alchemy Publisher, CafeTran Espresso, Catalyst, DejaVu, Easyling, Fluency, Fusion, Heartsome, Helium, IBM CAT tool, Idiom, J-CAT, Lilt, Lingotek, LocStudio, LogiTerm, MadCap Lingo, MateCat, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, MetaTexis, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Multicorpora, Multilizer, OmegaT, Passolo, SDL Online Translation Editor, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Smartling, STAR Transit, Swordfish, Translation Workspace, TransSuite2000, Uniscape CAT tool, Wordbee, Wordfast, XTM
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Training sessions attended Trainings
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Bio

I am a Full-time Freelance Translator working with the language pair: English and Chinese. My translation credentials come from two aspects: education and work experience.

EDUCATION

BA in English (educated in China)

In the period of undergraduate study:

  • Worked hard on a variety of fundamental English courses, which laid a good language foundation for translation;
  • Passed the TEM-4 and TEM-8 (compulsory English language Tests for English Majors Band 4 and Band 8 in China) with high grades;
  • Took translation courses by which my interest in translation was sparked off and from which I got a basic understanding of translation;
  • Participated in the 17th Foreign Language Translation Contest of Hubei Province, China and won the 3rd Prize of Written Translation for English Majors;
  • Awarded the title of “Merit Student of University”, the title of “Merit Student of School of Foreign Studies” and the National Encouragement Scholarship of 5,000 RMB.


MA in Translation Studies (educated in the UK)

In the period of postgraduate study:

  • Equipped with more translation theories that provide techniques/strategies for translation practice;
  • Acquired a greater ability to reflect on the problems/difficulties encountered in translation and turn to theories/experience for solutions;
  • Recognised the necessity of more factors to be considered into translation including translation brief, text type, register, style, tone, readership, purpose, function, context, culture, etc.;
  • Developed a deeper and broader awareness of linguistic conceptual issues bearing upon translation practice;
  • Further strengthened my competences in languages, intercultural communication and translation technologies.

WORK EXPERIENCE

I entered the translation profession in July 2012 immediately after graduation from university. Until now, I have translated over 2.5 million words.

07/2012 - 09/2017    Full-time In-house Translator/Reviser/Proofreader at translation companies. During the five years:

  • Engaged in various translation projects covering different fields and gained rich translating/revising/MT post-editing/proofreading experience;
  • Developed excellent skills in Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT), research and time management and high sensitivity to details, which guaranteed top quality and on-time delivery even under a tight deadline and the pressure of multitasking;
  • Familiar with every step in the translation industry workflow, especially the procedures for translation quality assurance, which led to the successful completion of translation projects;
  • Passed CATTI 2 (China Accreditation Test for Translators and Interpreters Level 2, which has a low average pass rate of about 11%) and became a CATTI 2 Certified Translator in China.


10/2018-    Full-Time Freelance Translator

In summary, I am a well-trained experienced professional translator. My translation education and translation experience enable me to combine translation theories with translation practice, which qualifies me to work more professionally in the translation industry.

Having worked in the translation industry for almost 6 years, I totally understand the importance of translation quality to clients. As a very professional translator who always values quality most in translation, with all my translation credentials above, I will offer you the quality worth what you pay for it.

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Profile last updated
Oct 16, 2019



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