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£20/h
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Lessons offered by Glynn
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Japanese
  • Vocabulary - Japanese
  • Oral expression - Japanese
  • Oral comprehension - Japanese
  • Written comprehension - Japanese
  • Written expression - Japanese
Levels
  • All Levels

Japanese language tuition offered in Sheffield. I hold a Masters degree in Translation Studies and have 30 years experience with the Japanese language.

Methodology

I worked for some years in Japan and in the UK as a translator of technical for a Japanese multinational.
After retirement I returned to translation and undertook a Masters degree in translation. My method is systematic building on a good foundation in understanding.

Experience

After living in Japan for 3 years, spending 4 years at university and working as a translator for 4 years I changed career and joined the police service. Following retirement I undertook a Masters course and am currently working as a freelance translator.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Lessons offered by Glynn
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Japanese
  • Vocabulary - Japanese
  • Oral expression - Japanese
  • Oral comprehension - Japanese
  • Written comprehension - Japanese
  • Written expression - Japanese
Levels
  • All Levels

Glynn's CV

Curriculum Vitae for Glynn Wakes

Personal Information
Glynn John Wakes
Date of Birth 03/09/1962
England
Contact Details
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E-mail - (concealed information)
Education and experience

2019 – 2020
University of Sheffield
Masters Applied Translation (Japanese to English) (Part-time)
Translation Technology
Intercultural communication
Screen Translation

2018 – 2019
University of Leeds
Masters Applied Translation (Japanese to English) (Part-time)
Methods and Theory of Translation
Specialised Japanese to English Translation: Journalistic, Administrative, Scientific and Technical, Literary.
Audio Visual Translation: Monolingual and Bilingual subtitling

2017
Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2 Passed

1996 - 2017
South Yorkshire Police
2008 -2017
Custody Sergeant,
Responsible for lawful detention and process of prisoners
Manage resources within the custody suite
Liaise with external agencies and management


2005 - 2008
Patrol Sergeant, Sheffield
Supervising teams in Sheffield City Centre and outlying estates.
Crime scene management
Manage problem orientated projects in line with National and local priorities


1991 – 1995
University of Sheffield
BA (Hons) Japanese Studies 2:2

1987 - 1991
Ricoh UK Products, Telford, UK
Translator and Interpreter
My major roles included:
Translating production, technical and quality assurance documents from Japanese and English
Accurately conveying technical conversations on the shop floor
Translation of Japanese quality assurance and production practices, such as Total Quality Management (TQM) and Quality Circles (QC).

1984 – 1987
Chef
Alaska French Restaurant,
Shizuoka City, Japan

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