Professional Japanese Translator
609 Virginia Ave NE Apt 8112 Atlanta, GA 30306
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
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
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