Donte M Frazier

Freelance Translator & Technical Writer

Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 Skills

Roosevelt University, Chicago IL
M.A. in Training & Development

DePaul University, Chicago IL
B.A. in Japanese Studies
B.S. in Information Systems
Minor in Chinese Studies


• Japanese Proficiency Exam Level One Certification
• Business level fluency in both English and Japanese (Written & Spoken)
• The ability to work in a professional, diplomatic and tactful manner with all level of corporate clients and management from different countries.
• Technological Skills – proficiency in Windows & Apple Systems, MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PP, Outlook), Web Design (Dreamweaver), Japanese & English Versions
• Six years of experience living & working in Japan
• Six years in the Education and Translation Industries, which has allowed me the opportunity to learn firsthand how to delegate and manage employees as well as students


Technical Assistant (1999-2003)
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw Law
Chicago, IL

• Maintenance of Network Infrastructure
• Facilitation of client meetings, with a specific focus on resolving inquiries and complaints

Chief Web Designer (2002-2006)
DePaul University’s Student Records Dept.
Chicago, IL

• Responsible for the design, modification and maintenance of the Academic Resource Center’s 2.0 website
• Provided Counseling and Tutoring services to students

Instructor & Cultural Liaison
Japan Board of Education (2006-2011) Fukuoka City Board of Education
Fukuoka, JP

• Facilitated the development of English Teaching Programs & Teacher Training workshops
• Administrative Developer of workshops for the purpose of training prospective foreign teachers
• Lead Supervisor and Activities Director for the YASUKOGEN English retreat (2009, 2010), with responsibilities including translation, supervision, activity development and implementation.
• Facilitated intercultural communication between English and Japanese employees
• Created, Translated and Provided Interactive content for over twenty-five Fukuoka area Japanese schools from Elementary to Junior High
• Directly employed by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs under The Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR)

Freelance Translator/Copy-Editor (2006-Ongoing)
By Contract
Chicago, IL

• Fields of expertise include Mechanics, Tech/Engineering, Marketing, Business/Commerce ,Computers, Software, Conversation, Greetings, Letters, IT (Information Technology), e-Commerce, and Computers (general)
• Additional fields include Advertising, Public Relations, Transportation, Shipping, Tourism & Travel, Textiles, Fashion, Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts), Military/Defense, Market Research, Management, Linguistics, History, Government/Politics, Geography, Food & Dairy, Environment & Ecology, Automotive, Cars & Trucks, Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting, and Journalism
• Have worked for a range of high-profile corporations and companies such as EDISENSE, Nissan Motors, Hawaii's Hulihe'e Board of Tourism, Tokyo's Hysteric Glamour, UNIQLO, Mitsubishi, Accent Translations, EARNESTWAY Translations, and DW Global
• Daily output as high as 5000 characters/3000 words per day

Available upon request
Skills (2) Rating
Technical Writing