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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Read ferociously for more career choices 博覽群書覓出路

如今疫情肆虐全球,各行各業正經歷前所未見的考驗。翻譯行業亦不例外。除了客戶預算減少,有些客戶經營多時的公司也可能面臨倒閉危機,以至於譯者的工作機會開始減少。 面對這個情況,譯者兼商業寫作人有兩個選擇。第一、不斷進修,磨練筆鋒之後繼續筆耕;第二、半隱退狀態,進而從事其他低門檻的工作,例如開始兼職開車賺外快。我的選擇是第一個選項,雖然我聽過很多人選擇第二項。...

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Desirable difficulties 寫作人必需之挑戰

美國作者 Malcolm Gladwell 寫的《以小勝大》(David and Goliath) 書中提到,做人最好有一些困境、有一些挑戰,這樣才能變得更強大、更有能力。這個理論放在寫作人的工作上,亦是成立。 譬如,寫作人若安逸怠惰,讀的書都是在他水準之下的作品,那麼他筆下的作品,亦不見得會有突破。反之,若不斷挑戰自己,常常接觸自己水準之上的作品,除了見識可以慢慢擴展,亦可磨練筆鋒。...

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Best timing for proofreading 校稿最佳時機

翻譯或者寫文案總是需要校稿。文字功力若發揮得比較好,則第二天校稿祇需要將稿件讀一次就好了。若第一稿不是很有把握,則之後的校稿會比較辛苦,二校、三校亦不出奇。 校稿亦講究時機。若是檢查文件,我最佳的時機是上午時段。由於睡醒之後的思路比較清晰,這個時候校訂自己前一天譯或寫的文字,總是比較容易找到錯誤並且選用比較好的文字。有些急件必須早上寫完,中午、下午時間交稿,則可以趁午睡之後審稿。 當然,有些文件譯完就馬上交,則必須確保譯和審都頭腦清晰,才能應付十萬火急的商業文案。 Translation and copywriting...

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Writing ABC doesn’t make yours an English copy 寫ABC不代表你會寫英文文案

看過很多招牌或產品名稱寫漢語拼音,而不是實實在在地寫相對應的英文名稱或字詞,我看了常常覺得一頭霧水。如果祇寫漢語拼音而祇有懂得華語又精通漢語拼音的人才能夠明白,那寫來又有何意義? 就品牌的意義來說,這是不是意味著你的品牌與產品祇跟懂得華語又精通漢語拼音的人溝通?其他不知道你寫什麼的人,就不值得理解你是賣什麼東西?遇上不知道你寫什麼的人,你每次都要費勁一直解釋自己在賣什麼?...

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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)