Member since Jun '20

Working languages:
Japanese to English

James Plastow
Electrical Engineer + 17 Years in Japan

United Kingdom
Local time: 07:04 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English Native in English
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing
Specializes in:
Computers: HardwareComputers: Software
Computers: Systems, NetworksElectronics / Elect Eng
Energy / Power Generation

Japanese to English - Rates: 0.06 - 0.06 GBP per character
KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions answered: 6
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Experience Years of experience: 5. Registered at Jun 2019. Became a member: Jun 2020. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Japanese (JLPT Level 1, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume English (PDF), Japanese (PDF)
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Screen new clients (risk management)
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical skills
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
  • Improve my productivity

After graduating
in electrical engineering at Imperial College in 1999, I worked in Tokyo for fourteen
years in manufacturing. I became a full-time technical/business translator in 2015
and have completed thousands of translation projects since then.

Nationality         British                                  

2012       Warwick
University Business School, United Kingdom, MBA (distance learning)
2008         Japanese Language
Proficiency Test Level 1
2000       Loughborough University,
United Kingdom, MSc in Renewable Energy Technology
1999         Imperial College, United
Kingdom, BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

From 2015   JPT
Translation Ltd:   Self-employed Japanese-English
2002-2015   MSK, Suntech, Solar Frontier,
RES Japan:   Various roles at three solar
panel manufacturers and a wind

                      farm developer in
Tokyo (sales & marketing, product management, project management, etc.)
2000-2002   IT Power:   Renewable energy consultant in Reading, UK (wrote
reports for World Bank, EU, NEDO, etc.)
1995-1996   Project Trust:   Volunteer English teacher in Toya Village,
Hokkaido, Japan on gap year

and Presentations
Master's Thesis published in IEEE Power Engineering
Numerous magazine articles and presentations at international exhibitions

Translated many business materials from Japanese into
English since 2002.
Completed about 500 projects a year since 2015, including major corporate
and government projects.

Science and technology, general business, electric
power, semiconductors, environment, CSR,
IT, internet, automotive, etc.

Document Types
Manuals, annual reports, product catalogs, magazine articles, press releases, websites, standards, financial reports,

Software Used
Trados 2017, Windows 10, Microsoft Office 365

"Despite tight deadlines, he always gives us a
good translation and he has helped us a lot. Every time I see his highly
professional translations, I feel grateful and impressed."
K San, Company OS

"He is a
sincere, professional translator. It's lucky for us to get to know him."

E San, Company O

you. Trust you James, it’s very nice English. I couldn’t write such good
English no matter how long I tried."

N San, Company R

Keywords: Japanese, engineering, IT, technology, software, hardware, internet

Profile last updated
Aug 20, 2020

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