I’m Christina. It’s a pleasure to meet you!
As you can see in the header, I like to describe myself as “Jack of all trades, mastering some.” In essence, I wear a lot of hats, with some hats used way more than the others. These few hats are:
- Translator and Proofreader (plus Subtitler, sometimes)
- Creative Writer
Let’s delve into each one, shall we?
Translator and Proofreader
I’ve been working as a freelance English-Indonesian translator and proofreader since 2017. You can see my translation portfolio here. Please keep in mind that there are only a few I can share.
I can also make subtitles in addition to transcribing or translating. I usually use Aegisub to make subtitles.
I am training to become an English interpreter at my church since the start of 2021. I still need to work on my stage fright, though I am pretty sure I can work well in a more personal setting such as meetings.
Writing fiction has been my hobby since I was a child. To hone my creative writing skills more, I took Wesleyan University’s Creative Writing specialization on Coursera in 2017 and 2018.
By the way, I have a writing blog!
I participated in the English Tutor program at my university back in 2014. An English Tutor teaches basic English to first-year students.
At home, I help my youngest sister study Physics and Chemistry. Fun fact: I was a Chemistry nerd back in high school.
“That’s a lot of hats!”
Yes, indeed. Now you can see why I describe myself as I do.
“I wonder what else you can do.”
In addition to the three skills mentioned above, I also code for fun (and for money, sometimes). I built this website’s theme based on the WordPress Bootstrap Starter theme.
I can also draw manga-style. I’m bad at backgrounds, though.
Oh, and I can play classical guitar, too. I passed the Guitar ABRSM Grade 3 Exam in December 2019.
“Great, but can I see your resume?”
Sure! Here you go!
“Last question: if your name is Christina, why ‘Kurisu’?”
“Kurisu” is how you’d write “Chris” in Japanese Katakana, like this: クリス
Fun fact: The Japanese use katakana to write foreign words, but based on how they sound instead of how they’re spelled. For example, my first name “Christina” becomes “Kurisutina/Kurisuchina” (クリスチナ), and “guitar” becomes “gitaa” (ギター).
All right! If you have more questions for me, please use the contact form on the Contact page.
I hope you enjoy looking around!