Xun Shen

Freelance Chinese Translator & Translator

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Location:Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/xunshen
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Xun Shen
Room 2.05 Sentinel Towers Tower A
Burley Street, Leeds LS3 1LD
E-mail: jessie880901@hotmail.com
Mobile: 07508 094 654

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

09/10 - Present University of Leeds
MA Conference Interpreting & Translation Studies

Course Outline:
• Specialised Translation English - Chinese
• Methods and Approaches in Translation Studies
• Consecutive and Bilateral Interpreting: Chinese
• Simultaneous Interpreting: Chinese
• English for Interpreters

Developed good English to Chinese translation, research and consecutive interpreting skills (all Merits for semester 1 final exams; Distinction for semester 2 technical translation)

Familiar with a multi-lingual and -cultural working environment

09/06 - 06/10 Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China (ranked 52 out of 554 Chinese universities listed in the 2011 Chinese Universities Assessment Report)
BA English

Course Outline:
• 1st & 2nd Year: Elementary Reading, Extensive Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing, Grammar, etc.
• 3rd & 4th Year: Translation, Interpreting, Advanced Reading, Scientific English Reading, Business English Reading, Linguistics, British & American Literature, etc.

Awards & Scholarships:
• 2010 Distinguished Graduation Paper Award
• 2010 Distinguished Graduate Award
• 2008-2009 academic year Second Class Scholarship
• 2007-2008 academic year First Class Scholarship

WORK EXPERIENCE

04/11 – Present Volunteer interpreter, Refugee Council (Leeds)

Responsibility:
• Interpreting (incl. telephone interpreting) for Mandarin-speaking asylum seekers

03/10 - 07/10 Translator, USA Daxue (a Beijing-based international education agency specialised in application for U.S. top 50 universities), Nanjing Branch

Responsibilities:
• Translating recommendation letters
• Proofreading applicants’ essays
• Replying university e-mails

10/09/09 - 25/09/09 Whisper Interpreter & translator, Belgium independent documentary Jiangsu Province Kun Qu Opera Troupe, Nanjing

Responsibilities:
• Whisper interpreting for interviews with actors and actresses
• Transcribing and translating interviews
• Translating legal documents

(References available on request)

INTERESTS

• Peking Opera & Kun Qu Opera: I grew up in the courtyard of Jiangsu Province Kun Qu Opera Theatre until I was eight. This early-age exposure to Kun Qu Opera has given me a taste for music and art. I am capable of singing both the operas and was awarded Second Class Prize in Jiangsu Province Secondary Schools Peking Opera Competition in 2000.

• Popular Singing: I had received 4 years of training in popular singing and have won a number of prizes in singing and performing competitions at university and provincial levels.

OTHER SKILLS

• Familiar with Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel

REFERENCES

• Dr Gracie Peng, Personal Tutor
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
University of Leeds
K.Peng@leeds.ac.uk

• Ms Monica Xu, Manager
USA Daxue, Nanjing Branch
monica_xu@usadaxue.com
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