Hong Kong-based, I am native in Chinese and fluent in English, with an English Degree earned from HKBU. I am capable of English-Chinese (traditional and simplified) translation in most general fields.
I have substantial experience as a full-time, in-house editor writing English e-books over a wide range of topics, including self-help and how-to, history and culture, life and philosophy, health and wellness, and more; on top of that, being an e-book editor, I also translated some books from English into Chinese. My strength is dealing with humanities-related topics that range from history and culture to religion and philosophy.
Apart from e-book writing and translation, I also gained translation experience from other sectors, e.g. financial and commercial translation, and translation of promotional material for a US-based global Christian ministry.
The following shows a sample of my past editorial/translation work. It is extracted from an e-book on China's culture and politics. Regarding the sample, I came up with the English first, then did the translation accordingly.
It is said that the Chinese civilization is the oldest continuing civilization; therefore, China can be regarded as a civilization-state, a concept much broader than a nation-state. The modern China did not come into being until the establishment of a republican regime after the 1911 Revolution.
However, it would be wrong to regard China as a recent creation, as its millennia-old existence as a recognizable and continuing entity substantially predates its status as a nation-state. For most Chinese people, China is more than a sovereign state; it is the embodiment of its civilizational past. Unlike most other countries, what binds the Chinese together is not the identification with a state or nation, but the shared pride of culture, race and civilization that draws its strength from China’s uninterrupted historical continuity.
The awareness of China as a civilization initially took shape in the Zhou dynasty about 4000 years ago, notably with the mandate of Heaven widely accepted as a principle of dynastic governance. In 221BC, when the Qin dynasty was established upon the unification of all Chinese territories, a sense of a united Chinese people was further consolidated. Moreover, for about two millennia, Confucianism has been the core content of the Chinese civilization. Its emphasis on moral virtues, governmental supremacy, stability and unity constitutes the essence of the Chinese art of politics.
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