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Korean to English

Youngsun Kang
Scientifically knowledgeable & Accurate

Pusan, South Korea
Local time: 05:11 KST (GMT+9)

Native in: Korean 
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Services Translation, Transcreation, Copywriting, MT post-editing, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Website localization
Specializes in:
PhilosophyArt, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Science (general)Medical (general)
Medical: PharmaceuticalsPsychology
Law (general)Law: Contract(s)
Government / PoliticsJournalism

English to Korean - Rates: 0.06 - 0.09 USD per word / 25 - 39 USD per hour
Korean to English - Rates: 0.06 - 0.09 USD per character / 29 - 45 USD per hour
Payment methods accepted PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 10
Experience Years of experience: 6. Registered at Nov 2019. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
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Software memoQ, Microsoft Office Pro, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume English (DOCX)
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About Me

I am a researcher/writer in philosophy and arts, and currently working on my book about the riddle of human consciousness. For the last five years, however, being as a science enthusiast and aspiring academic, my daytime job was to provide graduate students with personalized linguistic service for their English papers. I have translated hundreds of theses and articles regarding various scientific fields including physics, biology, neuroscience, psychology, medicine. Now I want to expand my horizon and become a full-on freelance translator.

Modern day philosophers are the ultimate all-rounders of academic fields because of the nature of the challenge they are collectively facing. While science has been extremely successful in answering many of the serious questions concerning our existence in this physical reality, and thus eliminating the classical role of philosophy, the final frontiers of science are ironically being filled with ever-growing doubts and confusion. That is because those important unanswered questions require multidisciplinary approach and convergent scientific thinking, and no scientist can be Mr. know-it-all, no matter how good he is in his few chosen areas of expertise. Take the study of consciousness: it requires knowledge of quantum physics, theory of computation, evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience, and even liberal arts, all at the same time. 

That is where the role of modern philosophy kicks in. We are the critics of the science itself, and our sole mission is to bring about logically coherent thinking from the ground-up approach—after all, what everyone is looking for is some ground-breaking answer to their own existence. 

And such diverse erudition could as well be your asset, if you include me in your freelancer pool. I can read through the most intellectually challenging texts and understand them like they are some entertainment. I can deal with highly abstract concepts and sophisticated logic with no problem, and convey all the subtleties across the linguistic barrier between this Greek/Latin-based lexicon and the Chinese-based one. I place high value on work ethics and am ready to adapt myself to the niche needs. I am also a firm believer of human creativity that machine translation may never fully replace.


l  Degree:

-     Bachelor of Fine Arts at Hongik University, Seoul

l  Graduation:

-     February 22, 2007



l   Daily output:

-     500 words per hour / 4,000 words per day

l   8 working hours daily / Available 6 days a week


Translation Career

Over 5 years of experience and 1,000+ translation works in the following fields:

l   Format:

Scientific essays, Theses, Clinical trials, Contracts, Legal documents, Surveys, News

l   Specialization:

Philosophy, Neuroscience, Biology, Physiology, Pharmaceuticals, Psychology, Social science,
Law, Politics


Due to the nature of my previous career as a personalized linguistic service
provider in academic environment, most of my clients were individuals and not
companies. So I can only present you with a portfolio that I have worked on for
my own personal interest/educational purpose, instead of the list of my past
clients’ names and their works’ titles.

Below are some of the sample translation works that I have accumulated over the past

Portfolio/Sample Translations

A New Theory Explains How Consciousness Evolved

The Atlantic | Jun 6, 2016

A Bold New Theory Proposes That Humans Tamed Themselves

The Atlantic | MARCH 2019 ISSUE

The first complete mapping of cerebral functional lateralisation

Medical Express | Mar 29, 2019

Social exclusion fuels extremism in young men

Neuroscience News | Aug 11, 2019

'Like a hug from everyone who loves you' — how MDMA could help patients with trauma

The Pharmaceutical Journal | Oct 15, 2018

Psychedelic renaissance: could MDMA help with PTSD, depression and anxiety?

The Guardian | Apr 14, 2019 

MDMA Makes Octopuses Want to Mingle, Too

Discover Magazine | Jul 27, 2018

Faculty beliefs about intelligence predict racial achievement gaps in STEM classes

Indiana University | Feb 15, 2019

Music Lessons Improve Children’s Cognitive Skills and Academic Performance

Neuroscience News | Mar 29, 2018

Keywords: korean, philosophy, research, science, medicine, biology, neuroscience, pharmaceutical, psychology, abstract, transcreation

Profile last updated
Feb 12, 2020

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