I have been working as a freelance Chinese to English technical translator since 2001. During that time I have worked with many translation agencies, individuals and direct clients, always with good results.


UK English is my mother tongue, although I can also translate into US English when requested. I can speak and read Modern Standard Mandarin Chinese, both traditional and simplified characters. I spent nearly 10 years in Beijing and Taipei.


To get in touch with a project, the best option is to email me at david AT davidsmithtranslation DOT com. I currently reside in London, in the UK. I work between around 9 and 5 UK time, and do not work weekends or evenings.