Paik Fong

Freelance Translator & Medical Translator

Location:Saint Michael, Minnesota, United States
2 Skills
Education and Certification
• Certificate in Bridge-The-Gap (An internationally recognized medical interpreter training course licensed by the Cross Cultural Health Care Program)
• 12 years of total immersion bilingual education in the English, Chinese and Malay languages.
• Degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology, University of Malaya.
• Completed college level courses in The English Language, The Human Body Systems, Anatomy and Physiology, Interpersonal/Cross Cultural Communication, Business Writing, Cultural Diversity, IT (Concentration in Database Administration and Web Design), Project Management and Clinical Laboratory Technology.

• Arch Language Network training programs for Interpreters (Conducted in collaboration with the University of Minnesota).

• Background Study Clearance with “Direct Contact Services” license issued by Minnesota Department of Human Services (Chapter 245C, Section 241.057).

• AS degree (Honor GPA 3.7) in Computer Information Systems Technology-Saint Paul College, St. Paul, Minnesota.

• Quality Assurance courses at the Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM)

Professional experiences
• Interpreter/Translator as Independent Contractor with the various interpretation/translation agencies in Minnesota, USA (2001 – present)
• Interpreter services provided to the following school districts and government agencies starting 2003:
o St. Paul School District, St Paul, Minnesota
o Early Childhood Learning Center, School District 196, Apple Valley, Minnesota
o Special Education Center of Anoka County, Minnesota
o Eagan and Burnsville School District, Minnesota

o Gatewood Elementary School, Farmington, Minnesota

o Ramsey County Department of Human Services, Minnesota

o Ramsey County Law Enforcement, Minnesota

o Hennepin County Department of Human Services, Minnesota

o Dakota County Department of Human Services, Minnesota

o Ramsey County Court System, Minnesota

o Hennepin County Court System, Minnesota

o Anoka County Court System, Minnesota

Interpreter skills & experiences
• Fluent (speak, read and write) in English, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Fujjien, Taiwanese), Malay and Indonesian.

• Experienced interpreting in medical, legal, immigration, business, social services and educational settings.
• Familiar with the Interpreters’ Code of Ethics, HIPAA, Medical Terminology and a diverse range of medical procedures.
• Skilled in sight translation, simultaneous and consecutive interpreting (face-to-face and phone).
• Translation and proof-reading (Chinese ? English): Bilingual websites, journals, brochures, contracts and agreements, patent applications, user manuals, driver’s licenses, certificates, diplomas, patient education materials, and other documents of foreign origin.

Areas of Expertise
• Health Care
• Biomedicine
• Biotechnology
• Information Technology
• Early Childhood and Special Education
• Clinical Diagnostic Sciences
• Manufacturing
• Quality Assurance
Skills (2) Rating
Medical Translation