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Brandon Native in: English

 Overview

Flexible, dedicated and resourceful language professional with refined interpersonal communication and problem solving skills. Seeking to utilize my project management, marketing and customer service skills. My communication skills in the areas of native written and oral English and near-native Mandarin Chinese, coupled with my understanding of real world working knowledge of PRC China life and business culture will bring added value to your organization.

I moved to China in 2009 to work for an international trading company. I began teaching English in September 2009 and it soon became a large part of my life. I met my wife in 2010, after moving to China. We married in 2011.

We enjoy traveling and sightseeing, domestically and internationally. I enjoy playing a variety of sports, in particular, basketball. An interesting hobby of mine is collecting basketball and running shoes. I consider them a form of wearable art. Thankfully my wife shares my interest and we can enjoy this hobby together.


 Education

2002-2004 Kennesaw State University Georgia, USA Course focus: Business Administration and Communication

2008-2018 University of Science, Arts & Technology Montserrat Bachelor of Education English

2008 Canadian Institute of English Georgia, USA Certification to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification to Teach Mandarin Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages


 Work Experience

2010-Present Counter Space Industries USA, China CEO & General Manager Freelance translator specializing in Simplified Chinese to US English. Fields of expertise include business management, manufacture, sales and marketing. Experienced in medical and healthcare, insurance, legal translation. Translation specialties include legal contracts, marketing materials, survey responses, website copy (localization) and public discourse copy. Independent consulting organization focused on US and China business relations. Help customers prepare to successfully face challenges related to Sino-US business. Specialties include project management, factory qualification and general sourcing.

2013-2014 Liberty Mutual Insurance USA Customer Service – Mandarin Chinese Provide in-office and telephone support for both English and Mandarin Chinese speaking clients. Support services prov

ided included payment, appointment setting for the local Chinese agent, claims inquiry responses and qualifying new sales leads. As a licensed insurance agent in the states of Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and California, my tasks included the processing and sale of Personal Property and Liability insurance policies for those states. Responsibilities also included new business follow-up, target planning and reporting for policy holders. 2013-Present CyraCom International Inc. USA Contract Interpreter – Mandarin Chinese Over-the-Phone interpretation for clients in healthcare, business and government specializing in interpretation between Mandarin Chinese and English. On-Site Face-to-Face interpreting for clients in healthcare, business and government. 2006-2013 Nu-Tide Industrial Alpharetta, GA - Qingdao, China Sales Manager Management of new business and sales rep development, oversight of growth of business among existing customer base. End-to-end oversight and management of new projects; from R&D review through production to introduction into customer supply chain, including 3PL consolidation. Acquisition and application of knowledge related to manufacturing and production; including supplier identification, material purchasing and quality inspection. Relationship maintenance skills to maintain effective communication across various departments within the company as well as customer satisfaction. Skilled in use of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint Outlook to facilitate work related tasks.

2 TEACHING EXPERIENCE TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2009-Present

English Language Qingdao, China Independent Adult Language Consultant Understand and address the needs of adult clients looking to improve oral and written English. Develop and implement short term language improvement courses. Identify and correct incorrect or poor language habits in clients.

Qingdao No. 2 High School - Science Teacher Prepare and teach high school Biology, Chemistry and Earth Science courses in English. Prepare and grade student exams, providing feedback to students and other faculty members. Work alongside other faculty members to ensure continuity in subject matter in the department.

Korean International School Qingdao (KISQ) Substitute Teacher Substitute homeroom teacher for kindergarten and first grade aged students. Prepare and teach a wide range of skills including vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing. ESL Tutor English language tutor for small to medium sized classes of students from elementary and middle school. Identify and address the specific needs of the class and individual, adjusting and introducing subject matter to ensure participation.

From 2010 to 2018 over 3,640 teaching hours from paid teaching activities. An additional 4,200 hours were spent in volunteer teaching activities during that same period of time.

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Work History

6895.07 hours worked 290 jobs


Recent Activities

Tasks Completed: 290

 
Dec 15, 2021  

Approved at 08:00 am on 28 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 2341 words
  •  Technical and Engineering
Nov 26, 2021  

Approved at 08:00 am on 08 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 466 words
  •  General
Dec 19, 2021  

Approved at 08:05 am on 29 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 316 words
  •  General
Dec 06, 2021  

Approved at 08:25 am on 16 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 647 words
  •  General
Dec 07, 2021  

Approved at 08:18 am on 17 Dec 2021

English to English Style

  • 300 words
  •  General
Dec 14, 2021  

Approved at 08:24 am on 24 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 228 words
  •  Medical and Healthcare
Dec 03, 2021  

Approved at 08:32 am on 13 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 186 words
  •  Medical and Healthcare
Dec 14, 2021  

Approved at 08:14 am on 24 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 300 words
  •  General
Dec 15, 2021  

Approved at 08:08 am on 26 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 350 words
  •  General
Dec 14, 2021  

Approved at 08:12 am on 24 Dec 2021

Chinese Simplified (Mandarin) to English

  • 9274 words
  •  General