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Mr. Carl Freire C.Phil.

Mr. Carl Freire C.Phil.

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Native Language: English
Working Languages: Japanese
Other Language(s) Into English: Japanese into English


I have worked as a translator, journalist, and editor in a variety of capacities since 1991. As a translator, I have handled materials ranging from an academic work about former Prime Minister Koizumi (Routledge, 2009) to a corporate history for Hitachi; from urban planning documents for various municipalities in the Kansai region to quality control materials for an automobile manufacturer; and from a catalogue of electric lighting products for Matsushita to a manual explaining how to operate vaccuum transfer robots used in manufacturing silicon wafers. Currently, I focus on four areas: (1) marketing and advertising materials, (2) annual reports and press releases, (3) academic writing in the social sciences and humanities, and (4) computers and IT. My translation work is helped enormously by the breadth of my experiences as a journalist. My journalism experience includes four years at a trade magazine covering the amusement machine business, one year at a Japanese newspaper, and two-and-a-half years as a general news reporter for the Associated Press. I have written about everything from video games and stock market crashes to Japanese election campaigns and people who restore old houses. Furthermore, I bring a solid academic background. I edited a political science and international affairs journal for five years, and just to round out the picture am also an “ABD” in modern Japanese history for the University of California, Berkeley. CV available upon request.

General Areas of Specialization: Arts/Humanities, Business, Computers, Official documents, Personal documents

Specialized Equipment and Software:

OmegaT for both Windows and Macintosh. Swordfish for Macintosh

Translator or Interpreter: Translator

Other Specializations:

Social Sciences, Journalism, Amusement Industry, Politics/Government, International Affairs

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