About Simon Currie

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I am a native speaker of both Japanese and English having been raised and educated in both Japan and Canada.

With 10 years of experience translating at major Japanese companies, I am especially qualified for IT related Japanese to English translations, but I am also capable of translating other fields such as patents, contracts, websites, business documents, advertisement, music, and sports.

My strength as a translator lies in accurately picking up every nuance in the source Japanese documents and translating them into natural and concise English.

I also have experience leading Japanese-English conferences and meetings, as well as acting as an interpreter at the Nagano Olympics.

Experience:

July 2007 – present

  • EJ Interpreting at techno artist The Orb’s interview for ototoy.jp by writer Kazuhiro Taguchi.
  • Translating part of Namco Bandai Games Inc.’s official PAC-MAN 30th Anniversary website into English.
  • Translated various contracts and legal documents for The Walt Disney Company (Japan) including Disney Mobile (Japan) Download Terms of Use.
  • Translated New National Theater, Tokyo 2008-09 programs for ballet, opera, and plays from Japanese to English.
  • Translated Tokyo Opera Nomori festival 2008 printed programs and greetings from festival organizers.
  • Interpreter at Tokyo 2016 Olympic Games Bid Committee meetings, and translating the Bid Book into English.
  • Translated ThreeBond Co., Ltd. Sports Activities website from Japanese to English.
  • Japanese to English translation of specifications documents for mobile phone photo album application.
  • Translated a digital imaging patent application into English.
  • Translated contracts into English.
  • Sports marketing translations and interpretations.
  • Handling Japanese to English document and website translations for Mozilla Japan (including the official Firefox Rock Festival ’07 site.)
  • Translated Saito Kinen Festival classical concert programs into English.
  • Various other translation work such as newspaper articles and business reports.

July 2001 – June 2006

  • While working as software engineer at Sony Corp. in Tokyo, also performed as consecutive interpreter during meetings and translated technical documents (specifications, manuals, etc.) into English.

1997 – 2001

  • Interpreter/attendant at the medal ceremonies VIP lounge at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics.
  • Performed technical translations at Epson Corp. in Nagano, Japan while spending a year as an intern in 1997-98.
  • Translated wide range of documents into English, including Hino Motors promotional materials, as a freelance translator.
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