Jia Xin Wu

San Leandro, California, US 10:10 PM (MDT) Local Time

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About

I worship our inner-child and apply that sincerity and creativity to work -- voice-overs, translation, language consulting. My top priority is to work with the client to bring something that will be unique in the sea of voice-overs, is audience (user) friendly, and just sound good.

... and sounding good is no easy feat -- my 20-year journey as a Chinese-American immigrant had showed me that pain! Robotic translations and soul-less voice-overs have and continue to turn me and loved ones away in a dehumanizing manner. In the other extreme, unnecessarily formal tones and word choices are hard to stomach.

Balance, creativity, and sincerity will be the top 3 qualities I bring to work with you.

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English (North American), English, Chinese, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin)

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Voice Ages

Child (5-12), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54)

Accents

British, Cantonese, Indian (India), Mandarin, North American, Singaporean

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Voice Over Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Telephone, Television, Videogames

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Studio

Turnaround Time

24 hours

Live Directed Sessions

Phone Call, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)

Microphone

AKG C214

Special Equipment

sound shield, foam noise absorbers, pop filter

Service Overview

Voice Over

I, myself, am very critical of the things I hear, and I love a voice character that can genuinely strike an emotional chord, so I am always improving on my voice recordings to provide a yet larger variety of qualities

- professional, something different, learner's attitude, fast turn-around
- language: Mandarin (mainland and Taiwanese accents), Cantonese (native), English (Asian, American, British, Indian accents)
- voice age: 4-40 for females, 4-12 for males
- character voices available
- experience: audiobooks, stories, feature/short films, corporate videos, ads, jingles, documentary
- professional recording and editing suite
- available to record in-studio in California

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Skill Details

Industry Expertise

Advertising, Communications, Government, Health Care, Social Services

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Skill Overview

English to Cantonese

As a Chinese American, I know the pain of seeing bad or robotic-sounding translations, it is really very dehumanizing and turns the viewer away. It is also very important to me that the translation captures the a certain emotion, because Cantonese is a very animated and expressive language.
As a Cantonese voice actress, I understand that this is exacerbated by the lack of uniformity in written Cantonese and the community's hesitancy to literally write it out.
So I focus on making the translation easy to speak and capturing the client's desired tone of the piece. I also do my best to use universally accepted words in Cantonese, knowing the language is meant to be spoken, and various written words can usually mean the same thing.
I provide translation, localization, and machine-translation post-edit services.

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English to Cantonese Experience

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Skill Details

Industry Expertise

Communications, Education, Government, Health Care, Social Services

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Skill Overview

English to Mandarin

As a Chinese American, I know the pain of receiving bad or robotic-sounding translations, it is really very dehumanizing and turns the reader away.
So I focus on the local parlance of the Chinese language and making the translation easy to read for the audience, while not losing the essence of the English original. For material outside the US, I frequently do research into the local context as well.
I provide translation, localization, and machine-translation post-edit services.

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English to Mandarin Experience

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Skill Overview

Chinese to English

I am very diligent in the choice of words and similar proverbs/idioms for the language pair. I am a native Cantonese and Mandarin speaker and can translate both written Cantonese and Mandarin into English.

I focus on working closely with the client to emulate the voice in the original Chinese piece, while being aware of differences in cultural context.

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Skill Overview

Cantonese to English

I am very diligent in the choice of words and similar proverbs/idioms for the language pair. I am a native Cantonese speaker and understand standard, as well as less standard, written Cantonese.

I focus on working closely with the client to emulate the voice in the original Chinese piece, while being aware of differences in cultural context.

I provide translation, machine-translated post edit, and language consulting

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Cantonese to English Experience

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Reviews

5.0

Takes Direction Very Well

1 person said Jia Xin followed directions to deliver the project.

Excellent Quality

1 person said Jia Xin’s final deliverable quality exceeded their expectations.

Voices.com (Sara Hunt)

Jul 6, 2021

Voices

Jun 7, 2021

Amazing work on this project! Thank you.

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Voices

Mar 10, 2021

Fantastic work on this project!

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