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Matthew Edwards Elena Edwards

Japanese-English translator

Matthew first became interested in the Japanese language and culture when he had the opportunity to take a Japanese 'taster' at the age of seventeen. He then went on to study Japanese at Cambridge University, graduating in 1994 with a first class honours degree. After graduation, Matthew worked for several years as a broker in the reinsurance sector, arranging reinsurance covers for Japanese insurance company clients. During this time, he travelled regularly to Tokyo and developed a strong understanding of Japanese business culture. Prior to becoming a full-time translator in 2001, Matthew also worked for Sony's Investor Relations division, liaising with European institutional investors in the company across all of its business segments.

Matthew is a qualified Member of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting (for Japanese to English translation) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, as well as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Click here to view examples of Matthew's recent translation projects. Matthew's CV is available on request.