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David Z. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Nov 4, 2015

David Z.

Chinese translator & teacher
   United Kingdom
  |   Portsmouth, Hampshire


Minimum Hourly Rate $11

Many years of experience of freelance translation between English and Chinese, having worked on various projects from business, media, cosmetics, legal, medical, technical to engineering. Using CAT tools of Trados, MemoQ, Deja Vu, Also worked as part time lecturer in translation at University of Portsmouth since Feb. 2010.
With a PhD in sociology and MSc in health psychology, I also have experience of teaching statistics and data analysis using SPSS, STATA, Excel.

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Skills (10)

Translation English Chinese
Data Analytics
Teaching Mandarin Chinese
social research
Academic Writing
Book Writing
Business Writing

Service Description

Services I can offer:
1. High quality expert level translation between English and Chinese on virtually any subjects, fast delivery at reasonable rates.
Experience. Over 10 years of freelance translation and interpreting for translation agencies in the UK and direct clients.
2. Data analysis, statistic analysis
Experience. Had advanced trainings in statistics in my PhD in sociology and MSc in health psychology. Worked as research assistant at University of Plymouth, processing and analysing large dataset using SPSS, Excel and Access. Taught research methods at University of Portsmouth, including quantitative data analysis using SPSS.
3. Teaching of sociology and Mandarin Chinese
Experience. Taught sociology modules at University of Essex while doing my PhD there. Taught sociology modules at University of Portsmouth. Taught Mandarin Chinese at Henry Court College, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Chinese School to adult, undergraduate and secondary students, and on private tuitions to business people.

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University of Portsmouth
Part time lectucrer
2008 - 2013
Taught sociology and research methods modules to undergraduate and postgraduate students; since Feb. 2010 taught translation studies (English to Chinese) to undergraduate and postgraduate students
Translation agencies
freelance translator and intepreter
2003 - 2013
Freelance translation and interpreting for agencies in the UK, working on various projects and assignments on a wide range of subjects, from business, legal, medical and health care, technical to...
Henry Court Commmunity College
part time language tutor
2007 - 2008
taught Mandarin Chinese to adult and secondary students
University of Plymouth
Research assistant
2001 - 2002
Working on statistical data analysis, using Excel pivot tables, Access and SPSS, report writing
University of Essex
teaching assistant
1997 - 2000
Teaching sociology modules to undergraduate students, in return for studentship
Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences
Research fellow, academic translator
1993 - 1997
duties including research on socio-economic development, sociology and social policy; translation of academic information, simultaneous/consecutive interpretation for conferences, trade fairs,...
Polish Consulate General in Guangzhou
1992 - 1993
Duties included translation of official documents from English to Chinese and vice versa, interpretation for the Consul General, liaising with local government departments, organisations and...
Guangzhou institute of Science and Technology Info
In-house translator
1988 - 1992
Duties included translation from English to Chinese and vice versa in areas ranging from business and trade, engineering, textile, telecommunication, transportation, road and bridge, automation,...


University of Bedfordshire
MSc in health psychology and management
2006 - 2007
University of Essex
PhD in Sociology
1997 - 2000
Central China Normal University
BA in English and literature
1980 - 1984
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English-Chinese translation Data analysis Teaching sociology and Mandarin Chinese Social research
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