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  1. Ishpreet K.

    Ishpreet K.

    Japanese Language Interpreter

    India - Last active: 19 days ago

    I have worked as a freelancer on few projects. Right now I am teaching Japanese Language to some Engineers from different companies. And also giving online classes for Japanese Basic and as well as English classes to Japanese people. I am working with a travel company as Tour Interpreter. I have taught English to Japanese people at corporate level.

    $25.00 /hr
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  2. Jennifer Heinmiller

    Jennifer Heinmiller

    Lexicographer Extraordinaire

    United States - Last active: 12/12/2014 - Tests: 3

    -Professional experience copy editing, copy writing, researching, proof-reading, and content writing. -Proficient in Japanese (JLPT N2) and Japanese-English translation. -Extensive knowledge and experience editing according to various style manuals, including Chicago, APA, MLA, and AP. -Superior English grammar skills and document editing/composition. -Master of Arts in Linguistics (2011) -TESOL Graduate Certificate (2011)

    $22.22 /hr
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  3. Ippei Suzuki

    Ippei Suzuki

    Japanese Voice Over / Translation professional

    United States - Last active: 01/20/2014

    Please visit www.suzukiconsulting.com for more details. I have had the privilege of running an IT consulting business between the US and Japan for 20+ years. Never stop growing and innovating, has been the lesson learned, as nothing stayed the same throughout my carrier, except for one rule: business success depends on the quality of communication you establish between your partner across the border. For Japan, language has always been, and will continue to be a barrier to establish such communication. Sometimes you will find a partner that has excellent English skills, but consider yourself one of the lucky few who found one. Most of the Japanese companies prefer localized contents, which you will need to generate, in order to penetrate the Japanese market you deserve to engage with. My role is to help you localize your English contents into Japanese to build this partnership, and expand your business into Japan the most cost effective and shortest time possible. Among all the translation companies, localization firms, I uniquely focus on the following key factors. 1) Focus on VIDEO CONTENTS Video contents (webinars, conferences, training videos, promotional videos, etc…) attracts the audience way more than printed/web material, and it can pack more information that any other media form. I can say by fact, very few Japanese companies read white papers but spend more time on YouTube searching for contents there. 2) Focus on Technical Contents in natural language. Traditional translation companies are often criticized on how ‘unnatural’ their translations are. They may be grammatically accurate, but one can easily tell a translation done by a person who is not familiar with the audience. My translation comes from real world business experience, and will ensure that it delivers your message to the audience in their ‘real world’ language. 3) Focus on timely delivery My voice over + caption work in Japanese is very fast. While I ensure the quality of the translation is top level, I deliver my output in a very short period of time. Most translation companies need to watch the video, take notes, translate the notes and then record phrase by phrase. I have the talent to directly record Japanese voice over with no notes, just by hearing the sound track in parallel. This makes me at least twice as fast as any translation company in Japan. 4) Professional recording equipment My other profession is a local recording musician in Southern California. I own professional recording equipment, which I use for this voice over translation work. You can expect CD level sound quality as for my output, which only very few translation companies can deliver (and most of charge VERY expensive rates). All of this know-how comes from my past business experience with Japanese and US high tech companies throughout my 20+ years in the industry. I have been born Japanese, and most of my education and professional career has been in Japan or in relationship with Japanese companies. I have connections with most of the large IT corporations in Japan, and made numerous business deals with them in my past. My recent deals have been in the Cloud Computing and Big Data market, so I continue to thrive in the cutting edge segment. I also lead a dedicated team of translators who are active experts in Korean and Chinese, so their translation quality is extremely accurate with full understanding of what the audience expects. I welcome quote comparison with other translation companies. Of course there will be more inexpensive offers, but I will be happy to explain why they are lower, and seek your decision with respect. Either way, I will guarantee you that my rates are the best you can get, matching the quality and speed you expect. Please free to contact me for reference translations, plus I will also provide you with a free sample translation of your contents so you can evaluate.

    $250.00 /hr
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    ESL tutor

    Philippines - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 4

    I have been and online English tutor for almost 3 years. My first students were Koreans then I changed company and now I am teaching Japanese students. During my stay in the Korean company, I was a lesson plan maker and proofreader for the teachers. I am flexible and can easily adjust to changes. I take every change as a challenge. My typing speed is 47wpm.

    $25.00 /hr
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  5. Eric Liang

    Eric Liang

    Japanese/Chinese Translation and Consulting

    United States - Last active: 09/16/2014 - Tests: 4

    Who am I:  ☆ Native speaker of Japanese and Chinese  ☆ From University of Washington  ☆ 3-year experience in Japanese translation and consulting service  ☆ Multi-culture and multi-languages (Japan, China, US) What I offer:  ★ Translation and Interpretation (Japanese, Chinese, English)  ★ Consulting service in Business, Environment, Hospitality, Law, Design  ★ Private/group tutoring or training

    $15.00 /hr
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  6. George Leslie

    Japanese to English Translator

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago

    15+ years experience in translation. One of only about 40 JE translators in the US tested and certified by ATA. Focus on Business, Technical, and Legal translations. Education: BS from MIT in Industrial Management, MS from MIT Sloan Management School, MA in International Relations from San Francisco State. Residence in Japan: 8 years of residence in Japan (Naval Officer, post grad study, international marketing at Sony. Work experience: In Silicon Valley, management positions involving US-Japan business (semiconductor equipment, electronic entertainment, etc.). Also worked for Japan Management Association's for-profit consulting company, focused on applying Japanese productivity methods to US manufacturing companies in industries such as automobile parts, printers, disk media, etc.

    $48.00 /hr
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  7. Kevin T.

    Kevin T.

    Business Consultant and Japanese to English translator

    Japan - Last active: 01/10/2014 - Tests: 1

    English lanugage business consulatant in Japan for more thant twenty-eight years with a high-level, experiential-understanding of communication in Japanese language. Thirteen years professional experience negotiating and writing legal documents in English.

    $44.44 /hr
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  8. Heidi Cherachat

    Japanese/English translator and Japanese tutor

    United States - Last active: 10/26/2014 - Tests: 1

    As a graduate of an international bilingual school in central Japan, not only did I learn how to speak, read, and write Japanese fluently, but I also learned about the culture from first hand experiences. Since then I have been translating documents from Japanese to English and from English to Japanese. I am familiar with the Japanese business language and as such have translated product information, manuals for vehicles, instructions, business letters, and I have provided simultaneous interpretation. In addition to translating and interpreting Japanese, I also have several years of experience as a tutor, English or Japanese, for young kids and adults. I have a passion for the Japanese language and culture as well as a passion to excel and provide the best possible translation.

    $25.00 /hr
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  9. Takuya Yanagisawa

    Japan National Certified Tour Guide in English

    Japan - Last active: 02/07/2013

    If you are looking for the nationally certified interpreter tour guide in Kansai area, I am right here for you. I welcome you to guide the areas such as Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, and Kobe area as well as Yubara Onse, HIruzen Kogen as well as the Shimanami Kaido area such as Onomichi, Innoshima, and Fukuyama. And if you are looking for the experience such as Japanese cooking or visiting traditional Sake Breweries, I am the right guide for you. Also, with over 20 years of experience in the business development for both Japan and overseas market, I am always willing to assist to develop the new market for your innovative and unique value added products. I have more than enough network which I have built. Please feel free to contact me for further venture.

    $50.00 /hr
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