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Mari Takeda-Hunter | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 15, 2012

Mari Takeda-Hunter

Japan-based translator and writer
   Japan
  |   Kawanishi, Hyogo
  |  3:20 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

I'm a Japan-based translator/writer specializing in English to Japanese and Japanese to English translation and localization.

After earning an English Literature degree from Kyoto Women's University, I became a Japanese tour leader.

As a tour leader, I visited more than 20 countries. I led large tours of up to 50 Japanese tourists and translated and interpreted for them. This job gave me my first chance to translate English-Japanese, and I was hooked.

Since then, I've been able to use English and translate English-Japanese in other...

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Portfolio

I wrote this Japanese article on Kuala Lumpur's Little India district as part of a...
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I wrote this Japanese article on Malaysian hot spring resorts as part of a project for...
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I wrote this Japanese article on Malaysia's historic Lenggong Valley as part of a...
http://bit.ly/TfIi4O
I wrote this Japanese article on Malaysia's top shopping malls as part of a project for...
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I wrote this Japanese article on Malaysia's best theme parks as part of a project for...
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I wrote this Japanese article on Malaysian festivals as part of a project for Tourism...
http://bit.ly/TfIotc
I helped translate this English article on Malaysian sales into Japanese as part of a...
http://bit.ly/PmXmlQ

Skills (5)

Tested
Translation English Japanese
English to Japanese Translation Skills Test
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English
English Grammar
English Punctuation
English Spelling

Service Description

I provide high-quality English to Japanese and Japanese to English translation, translation checking, writing, editing, proofreading and transcription services to businesses and individuals.

Some of my specialties include:

* Translation
* Localization
* Writing
* Editing
* Proofreading
* Press releases
* Advertising slogans
* Brochures and pamphlets
* Business letters and e-mails
* Proposals
* Company magazines
* Reports
* Training manuals
* Resumes and cover letters
* LinkedIn profiles
* Blog posts
* Newspaper and magazine articles
* E-books
* Social media content

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Employment

Freelance
English-Japanese Translator/Writer
2005 - Present
* English to Japanese translation. * Japanese to English translation. * Writing English/Japanese articles and blog posts.
AstraZeneca
Administrative Assistant
2011 - 2012
* Processed incoming and outgoing English and Japanese mail. * Answered English and Japanese customer telephone calls. * Organized and distributed Japanese interoffice mail.
AIE Group Japan
Japanese to English Translator
2008 - 2011
* Researched Japanese real estate listings. * Translated Japanese real estate listings into English. * Converted and uploaded photos of Japanese real estate properties.
Hino Motors, Ltd.
Overseas Personnel Assistant
2004 - 2005
* Translated employee contracts from English to Japanese, and from Japanese to English. * Served as an English-Japanese interpreter for video conference calls. * Translated English invoices into...
ANA Sales Co., Ltd.
Customer Service Representative
2004 - 2004
* Answered upwards of 50 telephone inquiries a day in Japanese regarding schedules, accommodations, procedures and policies. * Gave Japanese customers travel advice and recommendations. * Assisted...
Will International Inc.
International Tour Leader
1999 - 2002
* Translated from English to Japanese for tour groups. * Served as an English-Japanese interpreter for Japanese tourists in Asia, North America and Europe.
Tourism Essentials Inc.
International and Domestic Tour Leader
1997 - 1999
* Provided English to Japanese translation on international tours. * Acted as an English-Japanese interpreter on tours to Asia and North America.

Education

Fellow Academy
Basic Elements of Translation Arts
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Kyoto Women's University
English Literature
- 1993

Keywords

English
Japanese
translation
localization
English to Japanese translation
translator
writing
writer
editing
proofreading
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