I create the reading experience
your audience deserves.
Greetings from North Bethesda, Maryland!
I'm Sijin (pronounced "Sea-jean," impossible to say without a smile), owner of Translaxian LLC. I've been doing English-Simplified Chinese (Mainland) translation full time since 2015 and I passed the certification exam of the American Translators Association on my first try in 2016.
I'm the translator you hire to add the magical touch that delights your audience when just good enough is not enough. Because to me, translation is an act of passing on the transformative power of words, where I get to pour my heart into amplifying the message that springs from you soul.
I cannot say enough about how consistently excellent Sijin’s English-to-Chinese translation is. On the foundation of meticulous care with accuracy, she invariably turns out elegant prose.
She is a pleasure to work with—always willing to discuss suggested edits (which are few) and always returning brilliant alternatives that are sourced from a deep appreciation of the importance of language and the joy in rendering one into another. I’ve worked with Sijin over many years, and we entrust her with our most important texts.
Mi Ling Tsui
Communications Director, Human Rights in China
Sijin is both professional and easy to work with. She is always quick with a response and speedy turnaround time. She always shows great cooperation and flexibility even with the most difficult rush jobs. With Sijin, we never worry about accuracy nor formatting. For all our Mandarin language needs, we only go to one professional translator: Sijin.
Taoufik Ben Ammar, Ph.D.
Chairman, Capital Communications Group, Inc.
Your investment in top-quality translation
reflects your commitment to your audience.
And I make sure your investment is worthwhile by only taking on projects that I am 100% certain I can do an excellent job of. Here's what I do best:
Sijin has been working with Glocalize for the past 3 years as a Chinese linguist, both authoring and QCing timed-text subtitles for our video streaming media clients.
Foremost, Sijin's linguistic expertise is exceptional. She possesses full native fluency in both English and Chinese, as exhibited by exceedingly high-performance metrics in all her delivered tasks. Early on she demonstrated a keen attention to detail and the ability to locate and correct errors in translated work, earning her a spot on our Quality Control team.
As a QCer, she contributed unfailingly to the technical and linguistic refinement of other translators’ subtitling work. Her experience in translation covers diverse subject matter, her communication skills are exceptional, and her work ethic and problem-solving skills unmatched, making her an ideal candidate for any localization project, big or small.
Multinational Localization Company
Sijin translated my Master's Degree certificate from Chinese to English and she did an amazing job! She was punctual, precise and I couldn't be happier with the result. Working with her was a pleasure and I was really impressed by her professionalism.
Junior Incentive Travel & Events Planner
Just so we're clear...
My full scope of services
English-to-Chinese translation in any field or industry meant for a general audience
English-to-Chinese localization and transcreation
Certified personal and official document translation from Chinese to English or from English to Chinese
English-to-Chinese audiovisual translation (subtitling)
English-to-Chinese translation review, proofreading, editing, quality control
Chinese-to-English translation and localization (highly dependent on the nature of the text)
Remote community interpreting (occasional)
What I don't do
Translate into Traditional Chinese
Translate from or into Cantonese
English-to-Chinese translation for specialized legal, financial, medical, science, or engineering text meant for industry insiders and experts
Simultaneous or conference interpreting
On-site community interpreting
Don't see what you are looking for?
Feel free to shoot me an email to see if my linguistic skills can serve your needs. I'll be happy to tap into my network of fellow language professionals if I can't personally help you out.
Let me help you advance your mission
through the art, craft, and science of words.
I have a discerning palate for what I call the flavors of words, with which I pick up the nuances and read between the lines. I take tremendous pride in my ability to compartmentalize the English and Chinese sections of my brain, so to speak, which allows my rendition to flow naturally instead of sounding stiff or "translated."
I'm drawn to the craftsmanship aspect of translation and take great pleasure in pondering over words and turns of phrase. I work best when given ample time to think and create. If you appreciate the artistic charm of a translation well done, then our collaboration will be a delight.
I have contacted Sijin in order to translate my Master's degree diploma from Chinese to English and I am extremely pleased with her professionalism and rapid response. She has provided a service of high quality with a keen attention to detail. Furthermore, in all the emails exchanged she has always been kind. In short, I would recommend her services for any professional, researcher and/or student that needs their documents to be translated with the utmost attention and professionalism.
I’ve been working on a few subtitle translation projects with Sijin in the last couple of years. The quality of her work has always been of a high standard, and it’s always a pleasant experience to read her translations.
UK-based Chinese Translator
Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists
Junior Researcher and Assistant Professor