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Melina H.

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Seven years' experience editing, rewriting and polishing business communications

<span>text tokyo provides a range of text development services including copywriting, structural and line editing, proofreading, audio transcription and Japanese-to-English translation to individuals and organizations operating in both the creative and business sectors. Serving everyone from small business owners, academics and NPOs to designers, filmmakers, chefs and artists, we have a proven track record in developing tight, concise, effective communications that let our clients share their projects and ideas with a global audience. text tokyo is owned and operated by Melina, an Australian native </span><span exttxt="now living in Taiwan via Tokyo. Melina has over 10 years experience working with the written word in a variety of contexts, including in the legal, financial, business and marketing sectors. Her professional roles have included long stints as business translation editor (Tokyo), where she worked on projects for some of Japans largest corporations, court reporter (Melbourne), where she created official court transcripts for both federal and state Australian courts, and copywriter/editor (freelance), where she has worked with clients from all over the world to create and perfect website copy, press releases, marketing & promotional materials and more." class="profile_ext">... </span>Â <a class="profileToggle" href="javascript:void(0)">Read more</a>
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For this series of children's art workshops in Tokyo, I edited the English version of the program description, which appeared both on the web and as a brochure.
Promotional materials for kid's workshops (Tokyo)
I wrote the press release for the debut DVD by up-and-coming NY-based visual artist, Shantell Martin. My copy, which I provided in three versions of varying length, was widely distributed and subsequently appeared on a number of popular sites, as shown here.
Press release for debut DVD (international)
For this series of promotional pdfs advertising Mongolian ger hire as a luxury accommodation option at various Australian outdoor music festivals, I crafted appealing copy and performed basic desk top publishing tasks to create a professional and effective marketing tool that could distributed both electronically and physically.
Promotional pdfs for Mongolian ger hire (Melbourne)
text tokyo provided the English translation for this trilingual website promoting a new Japanese-style catering company.
Website copy for Japanese-style catering (Berlin)

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text tokyo
Jan 2008 - Dec 2023 (16 years)
As founder, manager and chief bottle-washer for text tokyo (http://www.text-tokyo.com/), I have contributed my extensive written communications expertise to numerous small projects. Services include copywriting, editing, proofreading and translation. (Although not a translator myself, I have a solid network of skilled and experienced Japanese-English translators I can call upon.)

Freelance transcriber

Esapp
Jan 2006 - Dec 2022 (17 years)
Based in Japan, Esapp provides a range of communication, cross-media and event-planning services. Over the last five years (and counting), I have consistently delivered fast and accurate transcriptions of seminars, interviews, roundtable discussions and other events on topics that include maritime affairs, Japan-US relations, international peace-building, medical and drug trials, public utilities and carbon trading schemes.

Translation editor

Inter Group Corporation
Jul 2007 - Oct 2011 (4 years, 4 months)
Inter Group Corporation (http://www.intergroup.co.jp/group/intergroup.pdf) is a long-established communications consultant with branches right across Japan. Working for four years in the translation section of the Tokyo office, I rewrote and copyedited Japanese-to-English translations of materials used in the communications activities of major multinationals operating in a range of sectors, including finance & trade, automotive, IT & electronics, real estate, entertainment, and consumer products. Ha

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