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Mark Rijnties

Freelance Translator Dutch・English・Japanese

Summary

Native Dutch freelance translator based in the Netherlands. Currently studying International Studies at Leiden University whilst engaging in freelance work. I am due to graduate this study towards the end of May 2017. I have a perfect command of the Dutch, English, and Japanese languages, and I have experience translating these languages within the context of a variety of fields. 

In my free time I enjoy going out, reading books, listening to music, playing video games, and traveling. I love going to foreign places and meeting new people, something which my language studies has enriched immensely. My goal is to use my language skills to bring people together and facilitate smooth communication between people from different backgrounds.

Work History

Jun 2015Jun 2016

Begiragons Translations: Japanese -> English

MEGWIN TV

This job involves writing subtitles for YouTube videos for the channel Begiragons. My job was to do both timings and translations for videos which were usually somewhere in between 5 min ~ 15 min in length. 

Feb 2016Feb 2016

Translation/Research: English -> Japanese

Nagano System Development Co. Ltd.

My job was to research the recent implementation of Programming lessons in primary school curricula in various countries across Europe and beyond. I researched and translated the primary school curricula of the United Kingdom, Estonia, Finland, and Israel. All from English to Japanese. I also translated the contents of the individual programming lessons, what children were taught at what specific age, and how programming was implemented in the daily curricula.

Feb 2015Feb 2015

Translation Smartphone Game: Japanese -> English

ATRIA-LINE

A small translation from Japanese to English of the menu and contents of a smartphone game called TAP. 

Aug 2012Aug 2014

Conyac Crowdsourced Translations: English - Japanese - Dutch

anydoor Inc.

For a period of two years I sporadically did translations on a website called Conyac. People in need of translations would pay a small amount of money to have other people translate documents to a language of their choice. 

Sep 2013Sep 2013

Translation for Nagano prefectural offices: Japanese -> English

Nagano Prefecture, JCI Komagane subdivision

This translation job involved translating a variety of documents, PowerPoint slides, and research data from Japanese to English. The contents were as follows:

A: Research data and speculations on how to improve tourism in Nagano prefecture in Japan. The data compromised graphs and tables of the number of foreign visitors, the distribution of these visitors (based on age, location, gender, etc.), and also descriptions of areas with high touristic potential. 

B: A translation of a large number of documents and PowerPoint slides by the Nagano prefecture Industrial Technology Institute. A Malaysian delegation of the JCI visited Nagano prefecture in Japan for a technical training. The documents I translated were mainly introductions to the R&D within the prefecture. Topics such as agriculture, renewable technologies, and so on were covered.

Language Certifications

JLPT N1 

The JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is the officially administered test to determine the linguistic level of Japanese speakers. N5 being the lowest and N1 being the highest level.

TOEFL iBT 114/120

The Test of English as a Foreign Language. The certifications have an expiration date of two years which expired last year, but I trust that my English hasn't deteriorated to the point that these results are no longer accurate.

Education

Sep 2014Present

Bachelor International Studies

Leiden University

In my studies I focus on the politics, economy, culture, and languages of East Asia. I am due to graduate towards the end of May.

Sep 2016Feb 2017

Foreign Exchange Japan

Waseda University

I participated in an exchange programme with Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. Here I took classes focusing on advanced Japanese language skills acquisition, media studies, politics, and other subjects.

Sep 2006Jun 2012

VWO High School diploma

Rembrandt College

Language Certifications

Aug 2014Present

JLPT N1

Japan Foundation & Japan Educational Exchanges and Services

The JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is the officially administered test to determine the linguistic level of Japanese speakers. N5 being the lowest and N1 being the highest level.

Feb 2014Feb 2016

TOEFL iBT 114/120 

ETS, Educational Testing Service

The Test of English as a Foreign Language. The certifications have an expiration date of two years, but I trust that in the last two months my English hasn't deteriorated to the point that these results are now inaccurate.