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Our Staff

Rodney John Hellyer

General manager – Translator (Japanese into English), interpreter, Japanese speaking guide

Graduate diploma in Translation Studies from the University of Auckland
Member Translator of NZSTI (New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters)
Japanese Language Proficiency Test 2012 – N1 (Level 1)

6 years work experience in the Japanese hotel industry
Over 15 years experience in translation

Translation: technical books including operation manuals, owner’s handbooks, workshop manuals

Makiko Hellyer

General manager – Translator (English into Japanese), interpreter, Japanese speaking guide

BA in Anthropological Psychology from the University of Tsukuba, Japan
Certificate in Liaison Interpreting from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), NZ
Graduate diploma in Translation Studies from the University of Auckland, NZ
NAATI Accredited Translator (E to J)
Member Translator of NZSTI, Associate Interpreter of NZSTI
Passed Grade 1 of the EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency

Translation: manuals, web-sites, product infos
Liaison interpreting in a various situations: New Zealand public service departments, businesses and farms

Yosefu Ueno

Translator (English into Japanese) & interpreter

MA in Translation and Interpreting (Macquire University)
Graduate Diploma in Teaching Japanese (University of Technology, Sydney)
NAATI Accredited Professional Translator (English into Japanese)
Member translator of NZSTI

Lived in Australia for 11 years, and lived in the US for 2 years
20 years of experience in Translation since 2000 – translated technical documents for a major computer service & consulting company as an in-house translator, and also worked as a journalist/translator for an Australian agency of a Japanese economic/business news agency. As a freelance translator, Yosefu also translated in-flight magazines for a major Australian airline company.

Translation: Information communication technology, sales materials, government agency, aviation, legal, current affairs, literature

John Letcher

Translator (Japanese into English), interpreter and sales representative

Diploma in Japanese studies at Auckland Institute of Technology (now Auckland University of Technology)
Lived in Australia for 2 years, and also lived in Japan for 9 years

Experienced Japanese speaking tour guide.
Held roles at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Auckland office, and was a sales representative at Cambridge University Press Japan for nine years before returning to New Zealand.

Translation: Business documents, marketing material, automotive and native check
DTP: Decals and manuals for local and overseas customers