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Tomomi G. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 9, 2014

Tomomi G.

Professional Translator (English - Japanese)
   United States
  |   Sammamish, WA
  |  10:39 pm Local Time

Overview

I chose my career as a translator not simply because I'm a native Japanese speaker. My 12 years experience working in the U.S companies serving Japanese client taught me the importance and joy of accurate communication.

Translation is not always just a simple act of changing one language into another. Especially when you are trying to localize your business' website / application / email campaign etc. You need help from someone who understands the target audience. A direct translation is not always the best way to go. I enjoy getting to...

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Jan 21, 2014|Translation|Private|Completed
Dec 30, 2013|Japanese <-> English Translation|Private|Completed
Dec 28, 2013|Japanese <-> English Translation|Private|Completed
Dec 4, 2013|Web Content|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

Localization of YouVersion Mobile Apps (100 million users)
http://www.youversion.com
Japanese translation lead for YouVersion (100 million users)
http://www.youversion.com
English-Japanese translation / localization for iPhone/iPad game
- Localized contents using Word Press multi language platform.
http://www.theamericanguitaracademy.com/
English to Japanese translation for an Australian Jazz Band's Website
http://www.irwellstreet.jp
Translated their user interface and created Japanese puzzles for localized version
Translated FAQ contents to help Japanese users while making sure FAQ contents are...
https://www.dropmyemail.com/ja/faqs
- Translated website content. - Checked the localized text throughout the site to...
http://www.healthorganic.com.au
Translated FAQ for Enterprise contents to help Japanese businesses while making sure...
https://business.dropmyemail.com/ja/faqs

Skills (2)

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English-Japanese Translation
English to Japanese Translation Skills Test
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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Service Description

I've been a part of YouVersion Bible Application localization efforts for a little over a year. Their mobile app, available in multiple versions and at least 45 languages, has reached nearly 100 million downloads from across the globe

This project gave me opportunities to work with translators from all over the world. We meet monthly to learn from each other how we can improve the process and quality of the translation we provide. My role on this project is a Japanese translation team lead. Besides translating App's UI, website, email messages, blog posts etc., I manage the team?s workflow to ensure quality and timely delivery for product updates / launch. Maintaining consistency throughout multiple applications and other related projects has been a very rewarding challenge.

This experience also taught me the importance of understanding the audience you are targeting and carefully choosing words that are most appealing to them. I also learn to work with developers to understand the context of words, such as App's functionality, to provide the best user experience.

I was also a business owner for 7 years, maintaining my own Japanese e-commerce website. I designed and managed my website, wrote industry related blog articles, created newsletters, processed orders and provided excellent customer service.

Being a business owner taught me to have a sense of ownership in my work, and I apply the same work ethic to any kind of work I take on. It also taught me to be...

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Employment

YouVersion
Japanese Translation Team Lead
2011 - Present
• Manage the team’s workflow to ensure timely delivery for product updates / launch • Maintain the consistency throughout multiple applications and documents by creating a glossary • Report overall...
shopusa
owner
2003 - 2010
• Managed sales and created a customized experience for clients • Processed all online orders from web store and Japanese auction site • Managed inventory using custom-built software • Provided...
Seattle Japanese School
Teacher
2002 - 2004
• Classroom teacher for an 8th grade class (approximately 30 students) • Prepared materials and taught 8th grade math classes in Japanese • Helped organize school events • Led parent / teacher...
Asian Pacific Travel
Travel Agent
2000 - 2001
• Helped company enter Japanese market in greater Seattle area • Managed company’s Japanese clients and all other clients traveling to Japan • Booked flights using Apollo and Sabre Global...

Education

Bellevue College
International Business Profession Program
1999 - 2000
Ritsumeican University, Kyoto Japan
Bachelor of Arts - International Relations
1995 - 1999

Keywords

Japanese translation
Japanese translator
localization
native Japanese
professional translator
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