Japanese–English Language Services Tailored to Unique Purposes

Let a skilled, experienced professional handle your translation, so you can focus on what you do best.

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Word choices affect your communication and your outcomes.
You want to know your message won’t get lost in translation.

I help creative, passionate, innovative Japanese people communicate with the world in English. First I get to know you and learn about what you do. Then I help you craft your “English voice” for international audiences.
Easy, peasy, Japan-easy.

With high-quality, natural English translation, you can:
• enhance your communications
• unlock new markets
• find collaborators worldwide
• broaden the scope of your activities

Speaking to the world in English opens up endless possibilities. That means more opportunities for you. See where great English content can take you.

Ready to reach a global audience? Email me to discuss your needs.


Company Name and Logo

South Paw Translation is the trading name of NAATI Certified Japanese to English translator Melanie Taylor. Melanie chose this company name to represent herself as a creative left-handed translator who hails from the South Pacific. The company logo reflects Melanie’s friendly nature, her connection to Japan, and her hands-on, handcrafted approach to her work.


Professional Affiliations


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【ウェブサイト翻訳】かつての日本在住歴も長く、ネイティブの日本人と全く変わらないほど日本語が堪能な翻訳家さんです。日本語ならではの繊細で複雑なニュアンスを的確に英訳してくれます。

Bt_arts, Photographer, Designer (Japan)

【創作翻訳】2019年2月発表のアルバム「遥かなる風」のライナーノーツ英文表記のため、翻訳をお願いしました。特に、収録曲の曲名や、アルバム名などの英訳の際に、曲への想いや背景など丁寧にご取材いただき、とても素敵な英語の曲名が生まれました!ありがとうございます。とても満足しています。

阿部一成、篠笛演奏家

Kazunari Abe, Shinobue (Bamboo Flute) Performer (Japan)