Jeffrey salazar



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JEFFREY SALAZAR


Professional Japanese Translator

jeffdsalazar@gmail.com

+1 762-383-5172

Skype: jeffsalazar86

609 Virginia Ave NE Apt 8112 Atlanta, GA 30306


PERSONAL SUMMARY


A talented and reliable translator with a demonstrated ability to quickly absorb and integrate new ideas and translate with passion and consistency. Is capable of clear communication with people from a wide range of social and professional backgrounds. Polite, articulate and conscious of diversity and multicultural issues. Flexible in the ability to adapt to challenges when they arise while also remaining aware of professional roles and boundaries. Would like to work as a translator for an expanding company that offers opportunities for career development.

MOTHER TONGUE: English

SERVICES: Japanese <> English translation, proofreading, and localization

RATES: $0.10 USD/source word for translation, $0.15 USD/source word for proofreading

CAPACITY: 1,000 words/day for translating, 500 words/ day for proofreading

SPECIALIZATIONS: Business, websites, tourism, journalism, certificate and technical translation

EDUCATION


Kai Japanese Language School Tokyo, Japan

Level 3 Completion, Attended Sept 2014 - June 2015


DePaul University Chicago, USA

Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, July 2014



  • Japanese Studies minor

  • summa cum laude, 3.6 GPA


Kanda University of International Studies Chiba, Japan

Japanese Studies, Economics, Attended Fall 2013



  • Language Exchange Program

  • Badminton Club

EXPERIENCE


MotaWord June 2016 – Present

Over 2100 words translated. Multiple projects completed including college transcripts, birth certificates, income tax reports, and other documents of certification.


S&H Entertainment Localization March 2016

Translated posts submitted by users on a gaming forum. One particular conversation contained offensive slang being considered for disciplinary action and future filtering. Prepared a report assessing filtering potential.


Freelance Translator Atlanta, GA

June 2015 – Present

Translated over 5700 words from Japanese to English for various clients and personal training. Completed works include technical documents, corporate reports, historical and cultural writings, brochures and pamphlets, encyclopedia entries, news articles, and weather and agricultural reports.


Private Instructor Atlanta, GA July 2015 Present

Assist many adult and child students in understanding basic and intermediate concepts in Japanese grammar as well as conversation and kanji practice. Foster a love for Japanese culture that will inspire them to learn.


Priest Assistant Tokyo, Japan

Tomioka Hachiman Shinto Shrine September December 2013


Helped priests with daily rituals such as weddings, blessings, food offerings, & cleaning. Studied calligraphy.

SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Japanese (Professional working proficiency)

  • OmegaT CAT Tool

  • Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word)

*Past translations and writing samples available upon request


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