English language services

Services to help you communicate in English

English is our window to the world.
Let’s keep it clear and shining.

Helping SMEs, health care providers, researchers, and innovators.
From Fukuoka to the global stage.

Translations from Japanese

Translation

Choose this service for an English translation of a Japanese text. Basic and premium services are available for a range of needs.

Translation check

Choose this service to confirm that your English translation is appropriate and natural, and that there are no mistakes. This service is also known as a “native check.”

Cross check

Choose this service when you need a phrase-by-phrase comparison of a Japanese source text and its English translation.

Global English services

Editing

Choose this service to correct and improve writing by native and non-native speakers of English.

Writing and rewriting

Choose this service to create and improve original English-language content to suit your needs.

Wide range of clients

SMEs
Manufacturing
Services
Domestic and international sales
Inbound tourism
Web content providers
Health care providers
Hospitals
Clinics
Medical practitioners
Researchers
University researchers
Independent research agencies
Graduate students
Innovators
Entrepreneurs
Consultants
Publishers and authors

Extensive experience

Advertising copy
Articles of incorporation
Company rules and procedures
Correspondence
Court decisions
Educational materials
Fiction and non-fiction editing
Forms and application documents
Health care explanations
Informed consent
Manuals
Presentations
Product and service promotions
Proposals
Reports
Research papers
Tourist guides
Web content

Work flow

For corporate clients

Inquiry

Estimate

Confirm estimate

Approve estimate

Work

Delivery

Invoicing

Payment

Payment can be made online, or by domestic Japanese bank transfer.

We will send you an invoice and payment information according to the method you choose.

Payment is due by the last business day of the month following the invoice date (for online payments, within 30 days).

Please let us know if your accounting section has any particular requirements, such as specific invoice forms.

For individual clients

Inquiry

Estimate

Confirm estimate

Approve estimate

Invoicing

Payment

Work

Delivery

Payment can be made online, or by domestic Japanese bank transfer.

We will send you an invoice and payment information according to the method you choose.

For first-time individual clients, payment is required before work begins. Your delivery date will be calculated from the date we confirm receipt of your payment.

For repeat individual clients, you have the option of advance payment or payment by invoice after delivery of the finished work. In the case of payment by invoice, payment is due by the last business day of the month following the invoice date (for online payments, within 30 days).

We reply to inquiries by the end of the next business day.

Business days are Monday to Friday, excluding national holidays.

Business hours are from 09:00 to 18:00 JST.

Thank you! Let’s get to work!

Chris Ryal

Full-time support for English communication

I have been a freelance editor for 30 years, and a full-time freelancer in Japan for the past 20 years. In my long-term relationships with major translation agencies, translators, private companies, and individuals, I have worked on thousands of translations from Japanese to English, as well as English-language documents written by native speakers of Japanese. I typically take on more than 300 assignments a year, ranging from a single business document to an entire website, and from research papers to hospital admissions packages.

I specialise in translations from Japanese to English, and in English language writing by native speakers of Japanese.