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Korean Translator

 

Amber Hyun Jung Kim

 

2022.01.03

 

PROFILE

 

Amber Hyun Jung Kim is a freelance Korean-English conference interpreter and translator based in Seoul, Korea. She earned her B.A. in political science at Seoul National University and graduated from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Graduate School for Interpretation and Translation with a degree in conference interpretation.
Amber has interpreted in over 1,500 international conferences and meetings for both public and private sector clients in subject areas ranging from policy, legal action, business and finance, IT, energy, trade, and others.
For nearly 20 years, Amber has been translating fiction and literary works; she has received the 2014 Korea Times Modern Literature Translation Award Commendation Prize in Fiction as well as multiple Literature Translation Institute of Korea grants. Amber is a regularly contributing translator for institutions such as LTI Korea and the Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea. She continues to pursue her twin passions of conference interpreting and literary translation.

 

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The translator at the 2014 London Book Fair with the author Kim Young-ha Kim.
South Korea was spotlighted at the 2014 Fair and Amber served as interpreter for several press events and
roundtables for the Korean delegation.

 

EDUCATION

 

B.A. in International Relations, Seoul National University, March 2007
M.A. in Korean/English Conference Interpreting, Graduate School of Interpretation and Translation, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, February 2009

 

EMPLOYMENT / HONORS

 

Freelance conference interpreter/translator, 2009-current
ACI Interpreter, European Parliament, 2010-current
Lecturer, Graduate School of Interpretation and Translation, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, 2011-2017
Instructor, Visual Media Translation, Hankyoreh Culture Center
Grant Recipient, Literature Translation Institute of Korea
Recipient, Commendation Prize in Fiction, the 45th Korea Times Translation Awards

 

SELECTED PUBLISHED TRANSLATIONS

 

Park Min-gyu’s Pavane for a Dead Princess (Dalkey Archive Press, 2014) (reviewed by The New Yorker)
Eun Hee-kyung’s Nobody Checks the Time When They’re Happy (White Pine Press, 2017)

 

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OTHER TRANSLATIONS (short stories, excerpts, and others)

 

 

OTHER LINKS

 

 

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The translator preparing ahead of the 2018 ASEM Summit.

 

 


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