My CV


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Professional Experience

1995- Professional Japanese-English Translator
Fields
      - Survey responses (Verbatims): Apple employees, iPhone users, Lenovo dealers, Air France passengers, Fendi customers etc.
      - Focus group feedback: Toothpastes, denture adhesives, contact lenses etc.
      - Discovery documents: Email correspondence, internal reports etc.
      - Localization: Manuals, UIs, Help files etc.
      - Business/marketing: Presales presentations, websites, reports, etc.
      - Sport: FIFA World Club Championship articles, interviews etc.
Software
      - Trados Studio 2017, Memsource, Xliff Editor, Office 2016, Windows 10
Clients
      - Alaya, Etymax, Japan Bytes, Kickwords, Lionbridge, Pop Translation, RP Translate, SDL, SunFlare, Technicis, Telelingua, Tradtech, Transatlantic Translations, Wordbank
 
1994-1995 Nikkei News Bulletin Inc., London
In-house Financial Translator
Translated articles for the Nikkei Weekly and Nikkei's online English language news service.
    
1993-1994 Freelance teacher/translator, Paris
 
1991-1993 Jardine Fleming Securities, Tokyo
Securities Analyst
Analysed stocks in Japanese automobile sector.
Marketed research conclusions in written reports and presentations.
Compiled daily synopsis of rumours and recommendations from Japanese financial press.
 
1989-1990 Kawasho Corporation, London
Operations Manager, Interpreter
Supervised purchase, processing and quality control of fish in Scotland and Finland.
Interpreted for Japanese clients (inspectors and processors).
Organised loading and shipment of goods to Japan, Poland and London.
    
1988-1989 BBC, London
Translator / Researcher
Translated interviews and researched material for the "Nippon" documentary series.


Languages

Japanese
  Fluent
French
  Fluent
German
  Proficient


Professional Qualifications

Level 1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Japanese Ministry of Education)
Diploma in Online & Digital Marketing (Digital Marketing Institute, Dublin)


Professional Bodies

Digital Marketing Institute
Ireland Japan Association (IJA)
Irish Translators' & Interpreters' Association (ITIA)
Japan Association of Translators (JAT)


Education

1983-1988 School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
BA First Class Hons., Japanese & Economics
    
1986-1987 Hiroshima University, Japan
(Japanese Government Scholarship) Japanese, Economics, Literature
    
1977-1982 Winchester College, England
A grades in French, German and Maths A-Levels


Personal Details

  Full name Nicholas James Bennett
  DoB 4 September, 1964
  Nationality British


Contact Details

  9 Mellifont Avenue
Dun Laoghaire
County Dublin
Ireland
 
  Mobile +353 872904329 (WhatsApp/Skype supported)
  Email
  Twitter @njbennett
  LinkedIn nicholas-bennett-b47b236
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Recent Translations
Pre-sales presentation about a new SAP-based accounting system for a Japanese financial group
Subtitles for interview with Japanese participant in the 2019 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
Promotional interviews about the Apple Watch
Design specifications for a service that monitors Instagram posts
Apple employee satisfaction survey (NPP) responses
Blockchain fantasy manga
Chat conversations between Amazon customers and Amazon agents
Presales presentation about a workstyle reform solution jointly developed by SAP
Subtitles for interviews with Shochiku and ANA staff about Shochiku Grand Cabaret
Manual for a wafer handling robot
Presales presentation about SAP SuccessFactors
IT security specifications
Survey responses from Lenovo dealers
Survey responses about face recognition feature in iPhones
Questions, answers and instructions for a Nikon multiple choice customer satisfaction survey
CSR report
Responses to a marketing survey for denture adhesive
Responses to a marketing survey for an amusement park
Responses to an IT partner survey
Warranty for a sonic toothrush
Instructions for a QR code reader app
Member organisations
Digital Marketing Institute (DMA)
Ireland Japan Association (IJA)
Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association (ITIA)
Japan Association of Translators (JAT)
Education record
Hiroshima University (Hiroshima)
Institut Catholique (Paris)
School of Oriental & African Studies (London)
Winchester College (UK)