- Whistler, CA
- £20 /hr
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I have 15 years’ experience as a Japanese to English / English to Japanese translator.
I have a Japanese mother and an English father. I grew up in Japan, then moved to themore...I have 15 years’ experience as a Japanese to English / English to Japanese translator.
I have a Japanese mother and an English father. I grew up in Japan, then moved to the UK when I was 11 which has allowed me to become fully bilingual both in written and spoken Japanese and English.
I obtained a Masters in Mathematics from Oxford University, followed by a Masters in Advanced Japanese Studies at Sheffield University.
I worked in the City, in various companies (listed below), as an Actuarial Analyst for 10 years. Most of the work was related to Japanese business and so required the understanding and use of Japanese language.
During my time in the City, I also worked at London Metropolitan University as a Tutor in Advanced Japanese Translation and Interpretation. This was a post-graduate course aimed at those wishing to become fully qualified Japanese to English translators. My role was to support and assess the students’ work.
I have worked as a freelance on and off now for 15 years - and in this time I have translated a whole variety of documents ranging from moral philosophy to manuals for various appliances as well as maths text books.
Due to my bilinguality, I translate at a very fast pace with accuracy (as commented on by many translation agencies and clients) and I work as a new translator assessor at several agencies.
March 2010 – March 2012: Actuarial Analyst, Willis Re – Japan Team
September 2007 – March 2010: Actuarial Consultant, EMB
January 2005 – September 2007: Risk Analyst, Tokio Marine Global
October 2003 – December 2004: Actuarial Analyst, CMGL
September 2003 – September 2004: Tutor in Translating,
London Metropolitan University
July 2001 – September 2003: Actuarial Analyst, Equitas
MA in Advanced Japanese Studies, Sheffield University (2004)
MA in Mathematics, Oxford University (2001)
6 A-level, Grade A’s (1998)
– Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Japanese
10 GCSEs, 8 Grade A*’s, 2 Grade B’s
Japanese Language Proficiency Test Grade 1
Japanese to English translator
Absolutely amazing job - I would 100% recommend Emma to anyone looking for translation. She is brilliant and completely fluent!!
Emma - really looking forward to hopefully working with you again in the future!!
A pleasure to work with you Emma, accurate transcription on an unusual subject, with great communication. Will be in touch next time!
Emma was great to work with. She was easy to reach and delivered on time. I would definitely request her services again in the future!
Emma was speedy, accurate and nice to work with.
Nice translation delivered on time. Well done
I was pleased with the translation but it was delivered a bit late this time. Emma explained that she has been under pressure with work and other projects. Also, I may not have made the deadline clear at the start of the job so we have agreed to communicate better. I am happy to continue working with Emma on this basis.
quick and great work
What an amazing lady with wonderful work ethic. Fast turnaround and a pleasure to work with