Sunny Johnston

Freelance Legal Translator & Medical Translator

Location:Pasadena, California, United States
Phone: (310)2107070
2 Skills
YongJia “Sunny” Johnston (310) 210 7070 cell
• Federally approved Mandarin interpreter for the U.S. District Court, Central District of California
• California Court Certified Mandarin Interpreter License #301304
• Registered with the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside & San Bernardino Counties
• National Board of certification for Medical Interpreters
• CCHI certified AHI interpreters
• Experienced Chinese language instructor for college-level Chinese
• Web On-demand Chinese language instructor for Steven Academy

Advanced Interpreter’s Summer Training BeiJing, China Aug. 2011
• Attended intensive summer training sponsored by the Translators Association of China and the Monterey Institute of International Studies

USC Annenberg School for Communications Los Angeles, California 2007-2009
• M.A. in broadcast journalism, emphasis on broadcast, print & online platforms

UCLA Extension Los Angeles, California Aug.-Dec. 2003
• Studied legal interpretation & translation

Pepperdine University Malibu, California 1999-2003
• B.S. in international business, emphasis in corporate, contract & real estate laws

• Interpreter for the plaintiff in a federal lawsuit: HuaNan commercial bank v. HSBC involving 6 Taiwanese banks suing HSBC over $500 million
• Interpreter for the plaintiff at trial in a federal lawsuit: Protech v. Velox over contractual disputes
• Interpreter for the defendant in various stages of legal procedure U.S v. LDQ over importing and selling fraudulent DVDs
• Expert witness for the plaintiff in a divorce case involving two real estate appraisal reports in Chinese
• Expert witness for the defendant in a divorce case involving a handwritten real estate gifting document in Chinese
• Translated extensive legal, contractual & written correspondence for a lawsuit involving breach of contract for a wood import-export company
• Instructor for court interpreters for continuing education weekend seminar

• CORT(A Warren Buffet Company) & Oursjia International Negotiation
• Business/language/consulting for CORT’s international negotiation
• Conducted pre-meeting research and generated post-meeting executive memos
• Provided simultaneous and consecutive interpretation for top level CORT & Oursjia executives

Sony Productions 2010
• Mandarin dialogue trainer for actress Jamie Chung in the upcoming feature film Premium Rush (Release Date: January 13, 2012)
• Translated a portion of the dialogue for movie script

Steven Academy 2009
• On-Demand College level Chinese language instructor
• Taught reading, writing, speaking and grammar in episodic format to web learners

Sunshine Language & Services Owner/Consultant/ Instructor Present
• Set up, organize and contribute content to the various aspects of an online language service
• Teach Mandarin Chinese to students of foreign and Chinese backgrounds in small group settings
• Teach Mandarin Chinese at the Community Services Education in Glendale Community College
• Translate/interpret for various organizations and clientele
• Language, cultural and negotiation consultation

LA Translations Instructor Present
• Teach court interpretation theories and ethics
• Teach interpretation skills in all three modes of interpretation: simultaneous, sight and consecutive
• Prepare students for the State certified court interpreter’s exam

Agency work Freelance Interpreter/Translator 2006-Present
• Retained by more than 15 interpretation agencies
• Provide quality interpretation and translation work in legal, medical and entertainment industries
• Provide genuine and professional voice over work for entertainment and PR agencies
• Voiced-over more than 20 commercial and corporate training videos
• Interpreted for Gong Li, an International A-list actress on the film Miami Vice

Legal /Court Work Freelance State and Federal Court Interpreter Present
• California Certified Court Mandarin Chinese interpreter for the Superior Courts of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
• Federally approved court interpreter
• Provide interpretation services for clients in civil, criminal, immigration, political asylum, traffic court, etc.
• Provide interpretation services for private law firms and governmental agencies such as the Federal Public Defender’s Office in LA & Riverside

Annenberg Radio News Reporter Sept.-Dec. 2008
• Pitched and reported news and feature stories
• Interviewed newsmakers
• Edited audio files for weekly stories

• 1st Shao Lin Summit 2011
• Aspect Software telephonic simultaneous interpretation 2011
• Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2011
• US-China Film Summit 2010
• VMWorld 2009 Convention in LasVegas 2009
• Symantec Annual Sales Meeting in LasVegas in 2008
• City of El Monte Building Initiative Meetings in 2008
• East Los Angeles Regional Center-Second Annual Summit conference 2007
• East Los Angeles Regional Center-First Annual Transit Summit 2006

COMPUTER SKILLS Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Audition, Vegas video & NJ-star
LANGUAGE SKILLS Fluent in English & Mandarin Chinese, reading, writing, speaking & typing