Hi I am a Chinese Translator, and I have a BA Chinese (modern and classical) and an MA Applied Translation Studies. I went into studying Chinese already with an aptitude for foreign languages but primarily to do Human Rights work and for my love of the culture and Doaism/Zen particularly.
I ended up doing translation work in asset management, high finance, legal work, none of which is anything I ever wanted to do, but, thankful as I was for a job coming from a single parent working class family, I continued.
I have now been offered a job for a Company who do 100% of the translation and subtitling of TV/FILM/MEDIA for Netflix and also at Cannes. I can’t believe my luck, but I have to raise money for special training and a trip to China to brush up on my spoken Chinese (I have only been translating the written word for the past 10 years and have lost my speaking and listening skills a little).
I am schizophrenic and became involved with some shady people who unfortunately took advantage of my kind nature and left me with bad debt and so I can’t go to the bnk for a bank loan for business growth. Also as a sole trader (self-employed) and not a limited company I can’t apply for any grants and so I turn to the people here to help me realise my dream of translating Chinese Cinema/TV and Media and making it available to English speaking audiences. Stories from ancient times, through contemporary to modern, this is what I love.
I hope to raise £1,500 for this purpose but am naturally grateful for any amount anyone can give, even a penny or two. Thank you.