Taste Translation offers specialised Japanese to English translation for fine food and drink, in particular for sake, coffee and chocolate.
My name is Arline Lyons, and I'm a translator and localisation project manager with 20 years' experience of Japanese language and culture. I worked as a project manager with large translation companies before setting up my own business to concentrate on using my language skills.
I decided to find out more about sake after translating promotional material for breweries, and took the WSET Level 3 course in sake in March 2017. I also enjoy exploring other forms of tasting, such as coffee cupping, and plan to add more types of food and drink to my portfolio in the near future.
I have a BSc in biology, which lets me follow manufacturing and brewing processes right down to the molecular and microbiological levels. I also translate manufacturing and safety documentation such as material safety data sheets, manufacturing audits and food safety inspections.
I'm based in Zürich, Switzerland, but can frequently be found in London, Dublin, and other European cities.