I'm a freelance photography assistant and writer working in Tokyo. Originally from Ireland, I moved to Tokyo in 2018 and have been working an array of jobs since. A native speaker of English, fluent in Chinese and currently at a conversational level of Japanese, I'm looking to expand into more international workplaces. I currently hold a working visa which is valid until 2020.
Tourist Information Concierge
日本, 東京都, Sumida
Working in a trilingual environment (English, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese) helping customers enrich their experience at Skytree, recommending nearby landmarks or restaurants to visit as well as the selling of tickets for the observation deck. Also working on official translations for Skytree pamphlets and other tourist infographics. Private tour guide to VIP guests from overseas who visit Skytree.
Freelance Writer/Photography Assistant
日本, 東京都, Tokyo
Writing content specific articles concerning a wide range of topics, including culture, travel and lifestyle, etc. with consideration of SEO and social media impact. I also take photographs for professional use, as well as assisting on video shoots (Skills in Lightroom, FinalCut Pro). I undertake clerical tasks too, such as organising and scheduling projects, updating websites and managing social media accounts, etc.
Musashino Abura Soba Society
日本, 東京都, Kichijoji
Take orders in Japanese, prepare ingredients as well as cooking dishes, counting tills and also translating menus into English.
Weir & Sons
Weir & Sons is a high end jewellery shop on the main shopping street in Dublin city. I worked as a sales consultant with brands such as Bulgari, Mikimoto, Gucci and Fope, as well as specialising in engagement rings and other fine jewellery. In my work I would also translate for Chinese shoppers, helping them to purchase in other departments such as silverware and watches, as well as advising them in purchasing in my own department.
Han Sheng Chinese (汉声中文)
I worked freelance, translating university information from Mandarin Chinese to English, as well as writing articles about culture and life in China, app testing, interviews and consultation.
Erasmus 場所 Mandarin Chinese
As part of my BA degree, I spent one year studying Chinese language in Shanghai. While here, I took other modules in Chinese business, culture and also worked as a freelance translator.
Dublin City University
Bachelor of Arts 場所 Double Major: Media Studies and Mandarin Chinese
Studied Chinese language and Media Studies for four years, earning a First Class Honours BA degree. I have taken modules such as PR, Communication Studies, Linguistics, Translation, etc.