HELLO, I'M KEITH

translator / editor / transcreator / transcriptionist / copywriter / lyricist

HELLO, I'M KEITH

translator / editor / transcreator / transcriptionist / copywriter / lyricist

HELLO, I'M KEITH

translator / editor / transcreator / transcriptionist / copywriter / lyricist

HELLO, I'M KEITH

translator / editor / transcreator / transcriptionist / copywriter / lyricist

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Estimation of transcription workload 謄寫工作量估計

譯者不應該高估一日的工作量,謄寫工作尤其需要小心。表面上來看,一日之內謄寫40至60分鐘的清晰錄音或錄影檔案或者辦得到。 如果工作八至十小時,閣下或可以寫完所有字句。若客戶要求非常仔細的時間碼紀錄,例如每一句或每一個講者的時間碼紀錄,大概還需要三至四小時。若將工作分開兩天完成,大概是相當安全的安排,除非你有足夠耐心一整天只處理同一個案子。 更安全的工作安排就是連續兩天謄寫30分鐘的錄音檔,第三天才寫時間碼紀錄。第一天謄寫40分鐘的檔案,第二天再寫20分鐘加上時間碼,亦是行得通。 Translators should not...

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Translation word count each day 一日翻譯量

做了翻譯十多年,好多人問過我這個問題。說實在的,早期可能大概會計算一下,後來經驗比較多之後就不大在意了。業界一般認為譯者每日翻譯字數應該以兩千字為極限。或許有譯者緊守這個字數,以免超出極限之後的翻譯質素滑落。 這一個限制有其道理,但我也已經過了這個階段。接案比較忙的時候,白天處理英譯中字幕、中譯英文件,晚間將中文漫畫或小說翻譯成英文,亦是可能。曾經試過半夜兩點依然譯著小說,頭腦像是準備進入淺眠階段,第二天檢查前一夜我譯出來的英文,其實錯誤很少,所以後續的校對也順利。...

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Reading journey 閱讀之旅

After graduation from NTNU, I have been reading English books of a wide variety of genres. Several years back I enjoyed reading Jeffrey Archer, particularly the Clifton Chronicles. Before Jeffrey Archer, I was reading Haruki Murakami novels and John Simmons's books on...

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Travel guide for translators and interpreters 譯者商旅指南

香港赤臘角機場的混亂場景讓人始料未及,這般光景確實前所未見。在一個星期中,有些日子的抵港和離港航班在下午較遲的時候一律取消,機場管理局的理由是示威者佔據的情況干擾了機場運作。據聞有些登機出口遭示威者阻擋,他們聲稱旅客應該理解並且犧牲一些,以協助達到他們的示威目標。 若有筆譯和口譯同仁因公赴港工作或轉機,都有可能受困於這個可能癱瘓的機場中。如同亞洲新聞台記者 Roland Lim報導,旅客可以搭高鐵到深圳或珠海機場離開那個區域。另一個方法就是搭船或經港珠澳大橋到澳門。我順便一提,去哪裡轉機也好,必須確保自己有合適的旅行證件與簽證。...

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Random Talk – Thinking the Unthinkable

With the theme of Thinking the Unthinkable, we discussed about what was going on in Hong Kong and how the No China Extradition movement started. On issues back home, Bot discussed the possibility of Chinese Malaysian students scoring A for Jawi, if it is to be made a...

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Political crisis and mental health 政治危機與精神健康

我一直從東南亞觀察香港局勢發展,最近相當震撼的事情是網路清談節目提及多達百分之十的香港人患上抑鬱症。現時的政治危機爆發之前,這個比例約莫百分之二。 除了抑鬱症與焦慮症,我反而擔心更多人患上創傷後壓力綜合症 (PTSD)。若看過白衣暴徒攻擊元朗地鐵站乘客與民眾的片段,心裡一定非常不好受。我個人不敢看那些恐怖襲擊片段。聽說有些香港人看過之後開始有情緒困擾的問題。 若閣下知道自己無法承受觀看恐襲片段的壓力,還是不看為妙。若有必要,閣下亦可遠離政治訊息,使用手機或社交網站時盡量不看政治。 若飽受困擾,請立即諮詢精神健康專業人士。...

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Testimonials

Subtitle Translation – ENG and CH (both ways)

I’ve been working with Keith for a couple of years now – he’s very responsive and takes feedback well. He hasn’t missed a deadline yet, and is very easy to work with.

Avinash (Malaysia)

Chinese to English Booklet Translation

合作經驗非常愉快,不論是交件時間或者溝通的品質,軟性或者硬調文章都能駕馭,讓後續編輯省時省力。

俊毅 (Taiwan)

Novel – Chinese to English Translation

Keith has done an exceptional job with my translation project. Quality of work was to a high standard and he always delivered milestones ahead of schedule. Highly recommend.

Mowen Lee (Australia)

Cantonese & Mandarin to English Transcription

Keith completed the transcription successfully and on time. Thank you!

Jill Kushner Bishop (United States)

Cantonese to English Translation (News)

A very cooperative guy. A pleasure to work with.

Daniel Fericks (Hong Kong)

Mandarin (Taiwanese dialect) translation / subtitles

Very skilled!

Matthew Vascellaro (United States)

Cantonese to English Transcription

A good translator. His hard work and good skill made this project a big success. Well done!

Kaly Chan (Hong Kong)

Chinese to English Translation

Keith is a professional and responsible translator, and I will definitely look for him again for future assignments.

Winnie Yee (Singapore)