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Axel Turnquist | Elance
 
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Axel Turnquist

Chinese-English Translator
   United States
  |   Brooklyn, NY
  |  11:33 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $38

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Physics from the University of Washington, Magna Cum Laude, 2012.

After graduating, I moved to China and lived/worked for 3 years primarily as an English teacher at a training school in Suzhou for adults called Meten.

In Nov. 2014, I passed the HSK Level 6 test in Suzhou, China.

Apart from Mandarin Chinese, I also speak Japanese and Spanish.

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Nov 26, 2015|Academic Writing|$90|Completed
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A particularly interesting excerpt from a novel written by a Taiwanese author Echo.
A particularly interesting excerpt from a novel by Taiwanese author Echo.
A translation of a particularly interesting excerpt from a novel by Taiwanese author Echo.
I chose articles from a Chinese aggregate website that would be interesting to both a...

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Tested
Academic Writing
ESL Teaching
English Proofreading
English Tutoring
LaTeX
Mandarin
Scientific Writing
Mathematics
Physics
Translation Mandarin English

Service Description

As a specialist in Chinese-English translation, I ensure that the essential content of the Chinese source text is accurately reflected in the English output and that the English output is rendered in proper diction and well proofread.

As a English teacher for more than two years in China from 2013-2015, I became well aware of the pitfalls of Chinese-English translation and the importance of proper grammar in professional writing. I was responsible for teaching a translation class offered biweekly that stressed the importance of ensuring:

1) The essential meaning was conveyed from Chinese into English
2) The word choice was catered to the intended audience

My educational background serves to fortify my ability to produce a wide variety of texts, from academic texts, to business texts, to magazine articles, and even casual dialogue. I graduated magna cum laude from the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Washington, B.S. in Physics.

My Chinese aptitude can be shown in my passing the HSK Level 6 Written Exam in November 2014. I have made even more significant progress since then.

My English writing skills and analytical skills can be shown recently by my success in the GRE test also taken in November 2014. I achieved a 168 in Verbal Reasoning, 168 in Quantitative Reasoning, and 5.5 in Analytical Writing.

In translations, I am a person who values most the success of a translation to communicate the essence of the original meaning and the importance of...

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Employment

Meten English School
Foreign Teacher
2013 - 2015
Work included teaching classes of various sizes and levels (intermediate, and advanced), dealing with language problems and questions between English and Chinese on a daily basis. 25 in-class...

Education

University of Washington
Bachelor of Science, Physics
2008 - 2012
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English
Translation
Magazine
Academic
Website
Accuracy
Proofread
Simplified
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