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My name is Ian Davies and I live in Tokyo. I'm a linguist specialising in translation, language learning and web development.

Please use the links below to explore my range of services.

Below you can find out about my various services.


I translate from French, Italian and Spanish, rendering the text in English to convey the message that the original author intended. I've translated over 1.5 million words to date, and I have an MA in translation studies.

I specialise in IT and technical translations, but I also do regular work within the tourism, film and video game industries.

I also offer proofreading, editing, QA and subtitling services.

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I teach English and other languages to adults and children in the Tokyo area, with an emphasis on communication and pronunciation.

I'm Cambridge CELTA and CELTYL certified, and I help learners meet their English learning goals in a communicative way, raising students' confidence and equipping them with the tools to express themselves.

I also provide teacher training and corporate skills workshops.

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I code PHP, Java and HTML/CSS for websites and mobile applications, and I can create customised content management systems, online shops, and email systems to match your business needs.

For an example of my more recent work, see acornsaddlery.co.uk.

I also offer tech consultancy and IT support for small businesses and individuals.

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