Working languages:
English to Japanese
French to Japanese
Japanese to French

Maki Matsumoto
English / French <> Japanese

Local time: 07:55 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: Japanese Native in Japanese
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Subtitling
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsBusiness/Commerce (general)
Education / PedagogyFood & Drink
Poetry & LiteratureTourism & Travel
Computers (general)General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Computers: SoftwareTextiles / Clothing / Fashion

Preferred currency USD
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Money order, Check
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Translation education Master's degree - The Australian National University (ANU)
Experience Years of translation experience: 18. Registered at Jan 2007. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Maki Matsumoto

86, rue Bryant
Sherbrooke (Québec), J1J 3E4

Language Combinations: English, French, Japanese Specialized Field

Business General, Software, Computers, Letters /Greetings/Conversations, Company brochures, Catalogues, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Newspapers and Articles, Research papers, Website contents, Travel & Tourism, Southeast Asian Cultures, Anthropology, Literature, International Relations, Politics, Cultural Studies, History, Foods, Health, Journalism, Religion, Buddhism, Film and Cinema Studies, Music, Fashion & Textiles, Radio and TV broadcasting, Women Studies, Computational Neuroscience, Environment & Ecology etc.

Professional Experience

January 2003 – Present: Freelance Worker, Sherbrooke, Canada

Freelance translator

English / French > Japanese Translation

- On-line dictionary (translation, annotation and proofreading,
- E-learning materials (Japanese Linguistics Course Editor for Mango Languages, available at
-Translation and editing of the CD-ROM bilingual directory of 400 Canadian agri-food companies for the Agri-Food Export Group Quebec-Canada
(English / French to Japanese, available at
- Software installation instructions, localizations (Skype, GogoPay, CallingID, etc.).
- Legal documents on immigration and adoption (Espace Paris Adoption)
- Market Research (Opinionway, GMV Conseil)
- Furniture assembly instructions (cafekid, Costco)
- Fashion related advertisements and lists of brand names
- Biographies (Patrice Korian:
- Tourism related documents, company and hotel brochures, newspaper articles,
website contents, newsletters, etc (Niagara Helicopters Ltd., Le Méridien Dubai, InterContinental Abu Dhabi, etc.).
- Documents on Buddhism (meditation, Zen, Non Violent Communication, etc.)
- Documents on Parenting

Japanese > English Translation

- Advertisements of hotels, E-mails and letters, food labels, research papers, legal documents etc.
- Medical related reports (University of Sherbrooke Hospital Center/ Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke)

French/English <> Japanese Interpretation

- Part-time interpreter for Niedner (tyco fire& security), Coaticook, Canada (2008-)
- Volunteer Interpreter for the Japanese delegation during their participation to the IAAF World Youth Championships in Sherbrooke, Canada (2003).

Language Instructor:giving private and group lessons of English and French to local Japanese students.

September 2001 - May 2002:

Research Assistant & In-house Translator
Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Kyoto, Japan

- Translation of technical documents, articles and website contents from English to Japanese (Computational Neuroscience)
- Research of information and preparation of official documents
- Management (editing and updating) of the department's websites
- Communication with foreign partners in English
- Participation to various research projects assisting the researchers with their works

April 2002 - June 2002:

Language Instructor, Shigisan School of nursing, Nara, Japan.

- gave English reading classes.

March 2000 – May 2000:

Volunteer Translator, Liaison Office of H.H. Dalai Lama for Japan and East Asia, Tokyo, Japan

- Translation of news articles on Dalai Lama and Buddhism


- Master of Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (2001)

- Doctoral program (coursework) in English Literature (2000), Nara Women's University, Nara, Japan (2000)

- Master of Arts in English Literature, Nara Women's University, Nara, Japan (1997)

- Bachelor of Arts in English and English Literature (1995)

- Certificate of French (Micro-program), Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Canada (2007)

Summary of qualifications

- Outstanding ability to appreciate the nuances and connotations of the original language.

- Superb command of English, French and Japanese language and grammar.

- Extensive knowledge of vocabulary in these three languages.

- Educational background in English literature and language (with a M.A.).

- Solid writing and editing skills.

- Excellent skills in research activities.

- Ability to review and rewrite other translations.

- Remarkable ability to work independently and in a team environment.

- Superior ability to achieve immediate and long-term goals.

- Computer proficient with Windows applications, MS office and Internet Explorer.

Languages Japanese: native speaking, reading, and writing.

English: fluent, 20years. Specialized in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

French: advanced, 13 years.

- Completed a two-year FSL course (1991-1993, Nara Women's University – Nara, Japan)

- Advanced level French writing courses (2006, Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Canada)

Vietnamese: Intermediate, 4 years.

-Completed University level intermediate language courses

(2000-2001, The Australian National University – Canberra, Australia)


Language, reading, traveling, yoga, film, fashion, music, dance, family activities, environment & ecology, hiking.
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Jan 2, 2012

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