Hi there! Welcome to The Joy of Translation.
My name is Joy and I am a Chinese-German-English translator from the USA. My road to becoming a freelance translator, like it is for many other language enthusiasts, was a rather windy one. I received my B.A. in business and Chinese at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN (up north near Fargo, ND). I had the fullest intention of moving to China and honing my Chinese language skills for a year or two.
That is until...I met my fiance. This triggered a whole chain of events, including spontaneously deciding to move to Germany and learning the language from zero to C1 in just ten months, which then allowed me to enroll in a master of Chinese-German translation program in Bochum. Ever since, I've been combining my passion and zeal for languages and culture into my translation work.
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"Strong communication skills, Joy highly takes care to deliver exactly what was agreed before with her client."
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— Hubert Kasprowicz