“Translate meaning, not words” –
The Golden Rule of Translation.

About Hayataki – Native Japanese Translator

My name is Masaharu Hayataki, a native Japanese translator with 9 years of experience in translation, transcreation, editing, proofreading, writing, copywriting, and marketing (specialized in the Japanese market).

My rate is 0.13 USD per word before the crowdsourcing commission, fees for transfer, currency conversion, and tax. 0.13 USD per word is what you pay.

The market price of EN-JP translation is 0.09- 0.13 USD per word. (Source: So, 0.13 USD is a very good price for hiring a professional, native Japanese translator with copywriting experience.

Do you still find me expensive? Then, hear me out.

“They’re humid, prepossessing Homo sapiens with full-sized aortic pumps”

In popular sit-com “friends” Episode 10.05, Joey writes an adoption letter for Chandler and Monica with the help of a thesaurus. This sentence “They’re humid, prepossessing Homo sapiens with full-sized aortic pumps” was originally “They are warm, nice, people with a big heart”.

Well….even Google Translate is not this bad but you get the point. I think it’s safe to say, Monica and Chandler would have been rejected if the agency read the letter.

Whatever your business goal is, machine translation or non-native translators are not good enough. You need a native Japanese translator who cares about your goal.

Service detail

  • Daily output: 2000-5000 words
  • Service includes translation, editing, 2 machine proofreading, and 2 manual proofreading
  • Price: 0.13 USD per word for English to Japanese translation (The market price of translation, native and non-native, is 0.9 – 0.13 USD per word)
  • Payment Method: Paypal, Upwork, Wire Transfer, Credit Card

Why hire Masaharu Hayataki?

When you write your resume, do you just dot down anything that comes to your mind? When you write contents for your website, DM or any other sales and marketing materials, do you hire just random guy with a high school diploma? No. You spend days to finish them and hours to choose just one word or others.

That’s what I do. You can find cheaper translators. You can find translators who deliver a translation for 1/10 of my price. However, many reputable translation agencies and big companies hire me to translate their important texts, because I translate your texts like I write my resume.

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