Shawn has completed more than 3,000 translation and localization projects over the past 20 years. Here are some of the major projects that he has accomplished and testimonials from some of the satisfied clients he has worked with. You can also view several translation samples as well as his resume.


Toshiba Corporation
  • Lead translator for localization of Bluetooth software applications for Windows mobile devices (translation of documentation, online help files, user interface; development of terminology glossaries and stylistic guidelines).
  • Translated technical reports and specifications for liquid crystal displays, wireless technology, and semiconductor devices.
  • Translated CD-ROM user interface, video scripts, and product guide for promotion of advanced nuclear power plants.
Sharp Corporation
  • As lead translator/rewriter, translated and edited operation manuals, user interface, technical specifications, and technical reports for high-end consumer electronics products.
NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
  • Translated smartphone specifications and documentation.
Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Translated operation manuals, technical specifications, and reference materials on mobile telecommunications, iris recognition technology, and semiconductor devices.
Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.
  • Translated popular Mujirushi Ryohin product Web site and corporate information.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
  • Edited over 800 translated pages of affidavits, depositions, corporate bylaws, and other legal documentation.
DaimlerChrylser Japan Ltd.
  • Translated Mercedes-Benz automobile print advertisements, marketing reports, and marketing collateral.
Japan Red Cross Society
  • Translated video script on Japan earthquake relief efforts.

"Shawn (Pacific Translations) accurately understands the original document and provides translations with excellent quality and readability. He quickly and flexibly handles jobs with tight deadlines and unscheduled work, so I can confidently rely on him to do the job. I truly value the professional attitude that he brings to the business." Product Manager, Rubric
Torindo Co., Ltd.
"Shawn has been responsibly involved in several major long-term and very large-scale projects through to their completion. Not only do his translations accurately convey the intended meaning, but he also carefully refers to supplied reference materials in order to provide translations that fit with existing text. It is also comforting to know that he always responds quickly to any inquiries we may have." Torindo Co., Ltd.
Pacific Dreams, Inc.
"I am always grateful for his high-quality and timely turnaround. His work is not only prompt, but also careful. He has a thorough knowledge of HTML and other tools, so he can handle complicated files very well. I always feel reassured when assigning him a project." Project Manager, Pacific Dreams, Inc.
Japan Communications Inc.
"We are continually thankful for Shawn's quick and accurate work. He enthusiastically handles translation jobs even under the most difficult situations. He also constantly brings points to our attention to help create a higher quality translation in the end. Shawn is a reliable translator to whom you can easily trust a large translation project."
Comsus Co., Ltd.
"We are extremely happy with the quality of your editing/proofreading, and are pleased to have you working with us to maintain and improve our products' quality level and our company's reputation."
Other prominent companies
"Shawn carefully researches and understands the source content, even for difficult documents, and provides us with natural, easy-to-understand translations. We truly appreciate his continuous, rapid response to our needs."
"We greatly appreciate your attention to detail and the level of professionalism you continue to show. Thank you so much!"
"Shawn is quick to respond to our communications, always meets our deadlines, and carefully follows our instructions, thereby efficiently carrying out the job, and for that we are extremely grateful."
"I'm happy with the translations. Shawn has done a good job with both the terminology and the feel of the technical marketing. I'm picky, and many previous vendors have heard my complaints about poor workmanship, so it's actually saying something when I'm happy."
"Shawn provides high-quality translation work and professionalism as a freelance translator. He is extremely reliable, and he is an essential translator for all our projects."
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