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Joseph Native in: English

 Overview

I am an independent freelance translator that focuses on video game and manga translation. Over the past year I have been working as a general translator, editor and proofreader. More recently I have started to focus on video game projects, including creative writing, translation and localization. I have been learning Chinese for over four years, and studied formally for one year in Hangzhou on a fully-funded scholarship program. I enjoy writing and translating a wide-range of content, particularly science fiction and fantasy genres. I am highly experienced in planning and organizing assignments, working to tight deadlines, and juggling several projects at once.


 Education

Zhejiang University of Technology
2016-2017 British Council Study China Scholarship
HSK 5, Official Chinese Language Proficiency Exam; 87%
University of Birmingham
2011-2015 Chemistry MSci, First Class Honors
Dissertation: Design and synthesis of ‘phosphoramidate’ prodrugs as therapeutics for cancer and Parkinson’s disease
Northampton School for Boys
2005-2010 A-levels: Chemistry (A), Mathematics (A), Biology (B)
GCSEs: 3(A*), 6(A), 1(B) Mathematics (A*) and English Literature (A)


 Work Experience

Freelancer

Oct 2018 – Present

    Freelance translator, editor, copywriter and transcreator. Work in various fields, but focus on video game translations.

北京昆仑, Writer

Mar 2018 – Oct 2018

    Planned and wrote a story dialogue that allowed players to select different dialogue options that affected the game's story in various ways. Ensured that all branches were interesting and made logical sense when chosen by players. Wrote premium content that could be accessed by purchasing in-game currency.

绿洲游戏公司, Translator

Oct 2017 – Mar 2018

    Translate and proofread in-game content for various video game genres, including: RTS, RPG and MOBA. Localize content to ensure that the game’s script is suitable for the target audience. Create characters and design items then write their corresponding descriptions. Translate SEO content and other marketing information.

 

Blueprint Building Services Solutions, Online Administrator

Sep 2015 – Sep 2017

    Managed the company’s online image by updating its website and social media accounts. Discussed agreements, contracts and invoices with clients through emails and phone calls.
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4 reviews

CAT Tools

MemoQ, Memsource Cloud, SDL Trados Studio, MarsCat


Work History

20979.72 hours worked 1541 jobs


Availability

Monday 9:00 - 18:00 Tuesday 9:00 - 18:00 Wednesday 9:00 - 18:00 Thursday 9:00 - 18:00 Friday 9:00 - 18:00 Saturday 9:00 - 18:00 Sunday 9:00 - 18:00

Recent Activities

Tasks Completed: 1541

 
Dec 09, 2021  

Approved at 08:18 am on 19 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 2250 words
  •  Gaming and Video Games
Dec 10, 2021  

Approved at 08:17 am on 20 Dec 2021

English to English Style

  • 8000 words
  •  General
Dec 06, 2021  

Approved at 08:04 am on 16 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 27387 words
  •  Legal and Contracts
Dec 01, 2021  

Approved at 08:15 am on 11 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 1041 words
  •  General
Nov 22, 2021  

Approved at 08:16 am on 02 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 479 words
  •  General
Dec 08, 2021  

Approved at 08:00 am on 26 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 15018 words
  •  Legal and Contracts
Nov 22, 2021  

Approved at 08:00 am on 02 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 1264 words
  •  General
Dec 12, 2021  

Approved at 08:05 am on 23 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 8019 words
  •  General
Nov 23, 2021  

Approved at 08:00 am on 06 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 14244 words
  •  General
Nov 30, 2021  

Approved at 08:03 am on 11 Dec 2021

English to English Style

  • 375 words
  •  General