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Chinese Translator in San Jose and Sunnyvale (Also South San Francisco)

Chinese Translation and Interpretation by Chinese Translator and Mandarin Interpreter Chelsea
(Provides Chinese translation and interpretation services in Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, San Francisco, San Jose)

Also see Certified Mandarin and Cantonese Interpreter/Translator in San Francisco and
Chinese Patent Translation Services in San Francisco, CA

From Chelsea:

Dear Clients,

My name is Chelsea. I would love to serve your needs in interpretation/translation. My qualification includes a solid educational background in both English and Chinese languages as well as my years of life and work experiences. In addition, I am a good writer (creative writing is one of my hobbies) and my teaching, media and marketing background makes me a strong communicator. My ability of understanding of people of all walks, of all origins makes me a better interpreter. I have lived in Taiwan for many years but my parents are originally from China (Shandong Province). I came to the US in 1989 and have lived and worked here ever since. My equal exposure of both Chinese and American people, culture and working environment also helps me in the interpretation/translation. 


See Chelsea's Chinese Translation Samples


PH.D candidate in Theater, University of Kansas, Kansas
--all course work finished; focused in directing & theory

M.A. in Theater, University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri
-- focused in directing, literature theory and criticism

B.A. in English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
-- focused in education, pedagogy, linguistics and second-language acquisition


Mandarin Chinese Tutor, Interpreter and Translator, the Bay Area

Nov. 2000 (part time) –present (full time)

Tutoring Mandarin to professional adults. The clients include the employees of major high tech companies in the Silicon Valley.
Developing Chinese language reading materials for English speaking learners;
Currently working as part-time interpreter and translator for Los Angels Chinese Learning Center

Mandarin Chinese Instructor, Google, Mountain View

Oct. 2004-Nov.2005 (one year contract)

Full time on-site Mandarin Instructor for the Google employees. Developed language programs for individuals and groups at different levels. Have taught around 100 employees over the year. The students include engineers, sales, lawyers and employees in the finance and administration.

Director of the Chinese Program, International School of the Peninsula (Palo Alto) 

Jul. 2002- Jun. 2003

Supervised nine faculty and staff and oversaw the daily operation of the school; developed the Chinese curriculum, created new Chinese language textbooks.

Marketing & Broker ApprovalHCL Finance, Inc. (San Jose) 

Aug.2001-Jun. 2002

Designed marketing materials and coordinated advertising; supported sales department.

Also in charge of broker approval and out of state licensing, job included interpreting and handling legal documents, background investigation.

Executive Assistant, EnjoyWeb, Inc. (Sunnyvale) 

Jan 2002-Aug. 2002

Supported the CEO of the software development company on multiple tasks: including scheduling, travel arrangements, conference coordination, market research and database building; handled general office functions.

Director/Head Teacher, Kang-Dze English Language School (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) 

Feb. 1999-Aug. 2000

Supervised a staff of ten employees; created successful ESL language learning program and curriculum for children age 6-10; developed marketing strategies and oversaw the daily operation of the school.

Part time: Also taught TOFEL (Test of English as Foreign Language) the reading section to college-level students in Kaohsiung.

Television Producer (promo & commercial), International Channel (West Los Angeles) Mar. 1995-Aug.1998

Produced specials, demos, promos, commercials and news programs in multiple languages. Work included all aspects of production: creative-writing, translating, budgeting, recruiting crew and talent; directing studio and field productions; conducting post-production editing. Worked closely with local businesses and non-profit organizations in promoting their products and services. 

English Teacher, Taipei Hsi-Sung Middle School and Kaohsiung Feng-Lin Middle School 

Sep. 1982-Aug. 1988

Taught ESL (English as Second Language) to students age 12-14 at the public schools in Taiwan.

Rate: $80 - $120/hour (Mandarin Interpretation)

$0.35-$0.45/word (Written Translation)

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