Team of Court Certified Chinese Interpreters
Yu-Jin, Chinese Translator and Mandarin (Taiwanese) Interpreter in Chicago

Chinese translator in ChicagoA journalism-passionate graduate student from Roosevelt University, Yujin originates from a different culture in east Asia (Taiwan).  In Chicago, as a freelance Chinese translator and Mandarin interpreter, she carries out her translation and interpretation skills with a distinct observatory character.  As a freelance Mandarin Chinese speaking journalist, she is also equipped with strong interview skills, unique writing style, technological specialties, bilingual capability(Chinese/ English) and a broad perspective.

Work Experience

INTERNSHIP, COOK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, CHICAGO, IL --- 2010-2010
Worked in the Press Department. Shot videos at press conferences, documented individual projects, and sheriff--Thomas Dart’s official video news release. Edited video using Final Cut Pro, Photoshop. Responsible for script writing, alone with voice over. In addition to sound effect production and editing. Photographed sheriff and Cook County Board members at City Hall and County Hall. Conducted project productions, and interviews, as well as translation and interpretation between Chinese and English for Sheriff’s Police and Chinese Delegation. Researched and analyzed for the sheriff’s website. Sound effect production and editing. Summarized most wanted fugitives’ information for the sheriff’s monthly TV show. Also worked at the Department of Corrections for a month, later on produced a project on the collaboration between Cook County Sheriff’s Office and consul generals from all over the world. Examined CRF ‘s(social workers) working efficiency when completing inmates’ requests. Planned a tour at the county jail for consulate general. Interviewed undercover correctional officers. Generated daily news clips of CCSO.

ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR, WELLS ENGLISH, TAIPEI, TAIWAN --- 2008-2009
Instructed adult students in English pronunciation( phonics) , daily conversation, grammar, and business English.

ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR, GIRAFFE ENGLISH, TAIPEI, TAIWAN---2008-2009
Instructed students ranging in age from 8 to 13 in English pronunciation( phonics), basic conversation, grammar, and drama.

BILINGUAL MUSEUM TOUR GUIDE, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF TAIWANESE LITERATURE, TAINAN, TAIWAN---2005-2008

Conducted tours for exhibits featuring Taiwanese writers, history of Taiwanese architecture, and Taiwanese aboriginals for the general public, schools, government organizations, and foreign media press. Participated in the editing of a bilingual brochure about permanent exhibits.

ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR, SESAME STREET ENGLISH, TAINAN, TAIWAN---2005-2008
Instructed students from ages 5 to 15 in English pronunciation, grammar, conversation, drama, and speech.

Education

Roosevelt University, Chicago. IL--- MA in Journalism, Department of Communications
Have completed editing, editorial and columnist writing, investigative reporting, magazine writing, news broadcasting, documentary storytelling, and visual journalism courses. Have highly developed interview skills, writing ability, and critical thinking skills. Produced video reporting on Chicago holiday decorations, and horse-drawn carriages in downtown Chicago. Conducted podcast reporting regarding consumer issues, as well as investigative reporting on education, specified on government loans and consortium agreement between universities. Wrote on culture observation in editorial and op-ed course. Will finish a video project on whether or not technology has bridged the gap between wealthy and poor, especially pre-med and medical students, along with another video reporting project on the factors causing different colored-teeth among the members of various ethnic groups.

Chung Jung Christian University, Tainan, Taiwan--- BA in Translation and Interpretation
Sight translation, consecutive interpretation, simultaneous interpretation on various topics, including : economics, technology, news, and politics.

Skills

Final Cut Pro
Photoshop
idesign
DreamWeaver
Illustrator
imovie
Garage Band
Sound Effect
WIndows Office