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MJ - Chinese Translator, Mandarin Interpreter, Mediator, Pipa Performer and Instructor, Copywriter, Entertainment and Creative Consultant in Los Angeles

Chinese Mediator and Translator in Los AngelesMJ is a multi-talented Chinese translator, copywriter, Mandarin interpreter, Mediator, Pipa performer and instructor, entertainment and creative consultant in Los Angeles.  As a Chinese translator and Mandarin interpreter, MJ has translated numerous legal, business, medical, marketing and technical documents, and is a frequent interpreter for conferences and business meetings, court hearings, mediations and arbitrations, as well as legal depositions.  She has been a mediator at the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs and Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center since April 2014. As a Chinese copywriter, she worked for some of the biggest brands such as Tiffany & Co, MetLife, State Farm, China Telecom, etc.  Currently, she works as a entertainment and creative consultant for several companies in the US and China.

Below is her resume.  

MJ's Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

MEDIATOR (APRIL 2014 TO PRESENT)
• LA County Department of Consumer Affairs
• Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center
• First LA County trained Chinese speaking mediator
• Conduct phone and face to face community mediation cases in English and Chinese language
• Conduct on-the-spot mediation in LA County superior court with small claim and unlawful detainer cases in English and Chinese language
• Conduct mediation for employee relation dispute, neighbors dispute, business dispute for government, companies, and individuals

FREELANCE INTERPRETER/TRANSLATOR (OCTOBER 2007 TO PRESENT)
• Certified interpreter for Los Angeles Federal Court
• Provide translation services for legal, business, medical, marketing and technical documents from Chinese to English and vice versa
• Provide consecutive, simultaneous, and telephonic interpretation services for conferences, business meetings, court hearings, proceedings, arbitration hearings, mediations, and depositions
• Provide voice over services for commercials, entertainment, educational and training programs
• Provide localization, editing and proofreading services for games and mobile applications
• Provide subtitling and captioning services for TV, Film, and Commercials
• Provide quality control services for Chinese language used in commercials, educational programs

FREELANCE BUSINESS AND CULTURE CONSULTANT (OCTOBER 2010 TO PRESENT)
• Provide culture-consulting services for US companies and individuals to do business with China. Clients including The Walt Disney, Hilton & Hyland, etc.
• Counsel clients about Chinese and US culture, tradition, customs, consumer behavior to strengthen the business strategy
• Provide clients the appropriate methods and strategies to reach Chinese and US consumers using social media and online resources to market the clients’ services/business
• Counsel clients about setting up WFOE (wholly foreign owned enterprise) and representative office in China and Hong Kong
• Provide creative ideas for marketing campaigns/strategies directed at Chinese consumers
• Provide culture and business event planning services for US and Chinese companies

FREELANCE BILINGUAL COPYWRITER (OCTOBER 2010 TO PRESENT)

HOGARTH WORLDWIDE, LONDON AND WORLDWIDE, UNITED KINGDOM
BILINGUAL COPYWRITER (2013 TO PRESENT)

• Provide bilingual copywriting services

24 SEVEN INC, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
BILINGUAL COPYWRITER AND TRANSLATOR (2013 TO PRESENT)

• Provide bilingual copywriting services

JUNGLEU LLC, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
CHINA PROJECT MANAGER (SEPTEMBER 2009 TO OCTOBER 2010)

• Oversee all the communications with China-focused US-based technology startup’s relationship with China JV partner
• Responsible for establishing EJV in Shanghai and Hong Kong parent company, including overseeing all legal filings
• Work closely with executive team and provide marketing and business strategy for the company
• Perform recruiting and staffing for all the China related projects
• Organize and plan for company events
• Supervise and train interns
• Translate legal and business documents/presentations/marketing materials/websites
• Interpret for meetings, negotiations, presentations on monthly basis in China and US

SWAN CORPORATION, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHAIRMAN (AUGUST 2008 TO JULY 2009)

ADMINISTRATIVE:
• Translate marketing, business, and legal documents from Chinese to English and vice versa
• Interpret meetings, negotiations, presentations on weekly basis
• Assist the day-to-day activities of the Chairman of a corporation in the kitchen and bath industry
• Create and prepare presentations in electronic and printed format in English and Chinese
• Attend business trips and conferences with the Chairman to facilitate meetings and assist in presentations

OPERATIONS:
• Work with the Chairman on devising company strategies, project implementations, marketing analysis, and various research
• Communicate with Chinese business partners and contractors in Chinese at the direction of the Chairman
• Assist with setting up a wholly foreign owned enterprise in China, including working with attorneys and advisors to ensure compliance with local laws and corporation goals
• Manage projects to ensure that the service levels and qualities are consistent with company requirements, the projects are under budget, and deadlines are met; identify and sorted priorities within and among projects; and manage the company’s budget and expenses relating to equipment procurement, leases, contractors, and vendors, including pricing and terms negotiations

JEFFREY J. CHANG & ASSOCIATES, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
OFFICE MANAGER/TRANSLATOR/INTERPRETER (JANUARY 2008 TO AUGUST 2008)

Oversee the efficient and effective running of a professional law office and its day-to-day operations
TRANSLATING/INTERPRETING
• Assist immigration, family, and corporate attorneys in document and correspondence translations
• Interpret for immigration and corporate attorneys with Chinese speaking clients

ADMINISTRATIVE
• Organize firm’s master calendar, includes attorneys’ case and meeting schedules as well as staffing schedules
• Organize, monitor and manage vendors including pricing and payment schedule negotiations
• Prepare, organize and maintain case files, databases, records and client contact lists
BOOKKEEPING
• Oversee firm’s accounts payables and receivables
• Manage attorneys’ billable times and consolidation into monthly and recurring invoices
• Oversee firm’s cash flow management system and bank reconciliation
• Monitor and manage firm’s collections (from invoicing to sending out reminders)

LIAONING NORMAL UNIVERSITY, DALIAN, LIAONING PROVINCE, CHINA
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (SEPTEMBER 2001 TO SEPTEMBER 2003)

Teach classical Chinese instruments, music history and music appreciation classes; Organize student rehearsals and concert performances

EDUCATION:
UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA
Certificate program for Legal Interpretation/Translation in Chinese/English

TIANJIN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, TIANJIN, CHINA
Bachelor of Arts in Chinese music (May 2001)

SKILLS: Mandarin and English (native level in writing, reading, translation, interpretation, and conversation); Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) for both Mac and PC; Photoshop; iWeb; accounting software programs tailored to the legal field; music software; music performance; and event planning.

INTEREST: Music, art, education, gourmet food, yoga, mediation, film, business and technology.