Jordan Taylor

Language Services


Jordan Taylor


I am an experienced Japanese to English translator specializing in fantasy and science fiction literary translation. I also have experience in technical translation, specifically within the automotive manufacturing field. I am a native American English speaker with strong interests in translation, learning, and technology. Language and reading are two of my passions, and I continuously aim to improve my translation and writing skills.


  • Literary translation
  • Automotive manufacturing
  • Plastic injection molding
  • Design and development
  • Fine art and design


Freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter
August 2018 – Present

Currently working as a freelance translator, focusing in literary Japanese to English translation as well as engineering and business related translation. Also certified as a community interpreter in Northern Ireland.

Japanese Translator/Interpreter and Engineering Support Staff, Nissen Chemitec America
London, Ohio — March 2016 – July 2017

Moved to new model/engineering department to provide Japanese <> English interpretation for departmental meetings, and translations for a variety of technical documents and correspondence. Also responsible for managing drawings and CAD software, assisting with new model trials and orders, and coordinating activities with outside departments.

Japanese Translator/Interpreter, Nissen Chemitec America
London, Ohio — October 2015 – March 2016

Acted as primary in-house translator/interpreter while co-worker was on leave. Interpreted simultaneously for financial, HR related, engineering, and production meetings. Translated emails, meeting minutes, engineering documents, etc.

Bilingual Sales and Marketing Specialist, Global Vision Technology, Inc.
Dublin, Ohio — August 2013 – October 2015

Designed and launched new company bilingual website. Conducted CAD software sales activities with Japanese and American customers, held meetings and provided minor first-line support.


Master of Arts in Translation, Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom — September 2017 - December 2018, graduated with distinction

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Michigan State University
Lansing, Michigan — August 2008 – May 2013
Double major in Studio Art and Japanese, GPA 3.8 out of 4.0


  • JLPT N1 certified Japanese language skills.
  • Experienced in Trados and OmegaT translation software.
  • Skilled with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Honda certified in ENOVIA DMU with additional training in CATIA basics.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver.
  • Experienced in HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and Python.