About: Laura Brown
Native speaker of U.S. English, BA and MA in Chinese including 6 years of residency in Mainland China.
Over 900,000 words translated of marketing/advertising materials, financial reports and presentations, website localization projects and consumer survey data.
5 years of successful employment as a Public Relations Coordinator and Office Manager for firms in New York and Los Angeles.
Highly experienced with CAT tools; I can work with Wordfast Pro 4, MemoQ, or SDL Trados file formats.
I have experience with subtitling software including Annotation Edit and MacCaption and graphic design software including Adobe Photoshop and Inkscape.
Serving as Chinese-English interpreter for the 2015 US State Department visit to the Shaanxi Normal University campus in Xi'an, China
Master's from Columbia University in East Asian Languages and Cultures (2012)
Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University in East Asian Studies and Film Studies (2009)
Credentials and Professional Organizations
Member of American Translators Association (ATA) [link]
- Member of Colorado Translators Association (CTA) [link]
Member of ProZ Certified PRO network [link]
Member of LinkedIn Profinder network [link]
HSK 6 Certification (May 2014)
Member of Los Angeles Translators and Interpreters
Translator with Indie Localizers, a website localization / game translation company [link to profile]
I have translated content for companies and organizations including:
Xiaomi (Mi home)
Want Want China
China Everbright Limited
Xiamen Municipal Government
Nanjing Xiaozhuang University
MIT-Ningbo Supply Chain Management Program
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Programs and documentaries I have subtitled include:
Wangdrak's Rain Boots (2017, dir. Lhapal Gyal, Official Selection, 2018 Berlin International Film Festival)
The Divorce Lawyers (Season 1)
US Birth Tourism Revealed
Fashion Impression (CCTV)
Amazing Journey (CCTV)
Documentation of the World (CCTV)
Journalist on the Spot
The Odyssey of Dragon
A Face in the Crowd (Vice on HBO)
Year of the Dog (Vice News Tonight on HBO)
Chinese Women are Getting Rich by Simply Livestreaming Their Days (Vice News Tonight on HBO)
China's Hottest Boy Band is Made Up of All Girls (Vice News Tonight on HBO)
AI Sex Dolls are Driving China's Sexual Revolution (Vice News Tonight on HBO)