EXPERIENCE
  • Professionally translating Japanese to English for 15 years.
  • Six years as in-house translator for translation/multilingual DTP company in Tokyo, and nearly ten years living and working in Japan.
  • Translated and edited over 20,000 pages of software and hardware documentation, user guides, technical specifications, and business documentation.
  • Lead translator for several localization projects of Bluetooth software products.
  • Translated up to 15,000 target words a week and constantly delivered product on schedule.
 SKILLS
  • Native-level Japanese fluency. Received certificate of Japanese Language Proficiency.
  • Constant eye for detail, very strong organizational and time management skills, and solid information research experience.
  • Expert user of Windows 7 (Japanese and English), SDL TRADOS, MultiTerm, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat Pro, and Photoshop
  • Strong understanding of HTML and XML
 EDUCATION
  • B.A., Japanese Language and Literature (Translation Specialization), University of Washington
  • B.A., Japan Studies, University of Washington
  • Intensive Japanese language and international business courses at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo.
 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • American Translators Association (ATA), Active Member
  • Japanese Language Division of ATA
  • Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS)
  • ProZ.com Certified PRO