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Jessica W. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 19, 2012

Jessica W.

Experienced Chinese Translator (Mandarin)
   China
  |   Chardon, Ohio
  |  2:05 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $10

Hello! I am an experienced Chinese translator and English teacher. I have a B.A. from The College of Wooster in Chinese and German Studies. My lifelong passion for reading, writing and studying foreign languages has lead me to spend time living in Germany and in China. I lived in Daqing, China for one year teaching English, and I am now looking for my next career opportunity while working as a Chinese translator.

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Portfolio

News article which I translated from Chinese into English
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2012/07/05/208524.html
Chinese online article which I translated for publication on "Watching...
http://watchingamerica.com/News/173563/hillarys-china-visit-difficult-to-cover-up-americas-awkwardness/
Chinese online news article which I translated into English for "Watching...
http://watchingamerica.com/News/161902/analysts-claim-america-intends-to-draw-japan-and-the-philippines-into-surrounding-china/

Skills (3)

Tested
mandarin to english translation skills
German-English Translation
English

Service Description

I have several experiences translating Mandarin Chinese into English, and can provide timely, quality translations of a variety of texts.
Previous translations have included news articles, business emails, installation manuals, and various other business communications.
Feel free to read news articles which I have translated here:
http://watchingamerica.com/News/author/whale/

I have also completed several independent research projects:

"Huanjing Huayu and Umweltdiskurs: A Critical Analysis of Chinese and German Environmental Discourse". Year long research project including extensive research and writing in both German and Chinese. Completed research using primary sources from news media, government publications, and individual sources. Awarded by Chinese and German department faculty at The College of Wooster with highest possible assessment of "Honors"

Independent Study in Chinese: "Hanyu Wailaici" Semester long research compiling examples of "wailaici" within Mandarin Chinese and analyzing translation methods and groupings of these words. Worked under advisement of Chinese faculty member, conducting all research and writing in Chinese.

Independent Study in German: "Wolfgang Borchert als exemplarischer Autor der Trümmerliteratur". Semester long research discussing the literary distinction of "Trümmerliteratur" and the significance of Wolfgang Borchert as an author. Independently conducted research and analyzed primary and secondary sources in German.


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Employment

Watching America
Chinese Translator
2012 - Present
Finding and translating Chinese news articles which are not available in English http://watchingamerica.com/News/
Sanqiao Three Bridges English School
English Teacher
2011 - 2012
Worked as an English teacher at a private school in Daqing, Heilongjiang, China
Kinetico Corporation
Research and Developement Intern
2011 - 2011
Translated emails, technical documents and business communications from English to Chinese and vice versa - Attended weekly conference calls to assist in interpreting Chinese

Education

The College of Wooster
Bachelor of Arts - Chinese and German Studies
- 2011
IES Study Abroad in Freiburg, Germany
Semester Study Abroad Program
2010 - 2010
CET Academic Programs
Hangzhou Summer Immersion Program
2010 - 2010

Keywords

translation Chinese Mandarin German language
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