袁锦昌

YUEN KUM CHEONG

袁锦昌曾是国家公园局的一名园林设计师,之后调派到国家发展部负责城市绿化政策制定的工作,为新加坡的花园城市略尽绵力。后来,他任职于国家艺术理事会协助发展艺术与文化产业,继而到新加坡知识产权局出任公共关系、外展和企业发展处长。他也考获新加坡国立大学亚太高管工商管理硕士学位。

2013年,锦昌怀着对中、英语文和文化的热忱,结合20年的公共部门和私营企业经验,自组翻译公司袁译坊(yuensdo.com)。2018年,他考获南洋理工大学笔译与口译硕士学位,也完成北京外国语大学高级笔译与口译培训课程。

锦昌目前致力于汉、英互译的笔译和口译工作,主要客户是新加坡公共机构和私营企业。除此以外,他也提供与语言相关的服务,包括文本编辑、转录等。锦昌负责了以下出版物的翻译:
• 《情牵石岛 心系敏江》 Pulau Ubin – Our Heart And Soul,汉译英,2019年。
• 思想中国网站* ThinkChina (thinkchina.sg)的多篇汉译英翻译,包括:
o 《何时能见到一个科学生活的中国》,郑永年教授著,Wuhan coronavirus: China needs less politics, more science,2020年1月;译文2020年2月7日转载于《南华早报》、2020年2月5日转载于《商业时报》。
o 《一带一路如何吸引私人部门的参》,顾清扬教授著,Why the BRI needs global private investors? 2019年10月;译文2019年10月23日转载于《商业时报》。
* 思想中国是新加坡报业控股《联合早报》以中国为主题的英文电子杂志。
• Garden City Singapore – The Legacy Of Lee Kuan Yew (Sponsor Edition) 《掀开花园城市的绿幔——李光耀的愿景与硕果》(赞助商版),专选内容的英译汉,2013年。

锦昌是新跃社科大学的翻译课程兼职老师(2018年起),也是南洋理工大学翻译硕士课程的客座老师(2020年起)。2018年,他受委通讯及新闻部全国翻译委员会华文咨询团成员,也是获得通讯及新闻部翻译人才培育计划资助的的首批翻译从业员之一。

锦昌热衷于艺术创作,受委在新加坡绘制壁画和画作,包括于2020年在滨海湾花园奇幻花园里展示集陶瓷艺术、花卉和景观为一体的艺术装置。(yuenkcgallery.com)

锦昌有意与志同道合人士在出版物、翻译、口译和艺术方面合作。请发电邮至 yuenkc@yuensdo.com 联系。

Yuen Kum Cheong began his career as a landscape architect and planner, contributing towards Singapore’s Garden City, at the National Parks Board (NParks). After a stint in greenery policy-making at the Ministry of National Development (MND), he changed course to the arts and culture industry with the National Arts Council (NAC). His last position in the public sector was Director of Public Relations, Public Outreach and Enterprise Development at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). While in public service, he completed the Asia-Pacific Executive MBA programme at the National University of Singapore.

With a strong interest in culture and language, and putting the 20 years of public and private sector experience together, Kum Cheong started his translation company, Yuen Studio 袁译坊 (yuensdo.com), in 2013. In 2018, he completed the Master of Arts (Translation and Interpretation) at the Nanyang Technological University, including the Advanced Translator / Interpreter Training Programme at the Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Kum Cheong currently takes on English-Chinese and Chinese-English translation and interpretation assignments for various industry domains for public agencies and local private companies with their sights set on the Chinese market. He also provides other language-related services, including copy-editing, transcription and language advisory.

Kum Cheong has been involved in translation in the following publications:
• Pulau Ubin – Our Heart And Soul 《情牵石岛 心系敏江》 – Chinese-English translation, 2019.
• Many Chinese-English translations for ThinkChina 思想中国 (thinkchina.sg), an English language e-magazine with a China focus and powered by Singapore Press Holdings’ flagship Lianhe Zaobao, including, among others:
o Wuhan coronavirus: China needs less politics, more science 《何时能见到一个科学生活的中国》 by Prof Zheng Yongnian, Jan 2020; re-published in South China Morning Post (7 Feb 2020) and Business Times (5 Feb 2020).
o Why the BRI needs global private investors? 《一带一路如何吸引私人部门的参与》 by Prof Gu Qingyang, Oct 2019; re-published in Business Times, 23 Oct 2019
• Garden City Singapore – The Legacy Of Lee Kuan Yew (Sponsor Edition) 《掀开花园城市的绿幔 – 李光耀的愿景与硕果》(赞助商版) – English-Chinese translation of selected portions, 2013.

Kum Cheong is an Associate instructor in translation at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (2018 till present) as well as a guest instructor in Translation and Localisation at the Nanyang Technological University (2020 till present). He is a member of the Chinese Resource Panel of the National Translation Committee under the ambit of the Ministry of Communications and Information (2018 till present). In 2018, he was also a recipient of the Translation Talent Development Scheme Co-Sponsorship Grant awarded by the Ministry of Communications and Information.

He currently also paints wall murals and commissioned artworks, with completed murals and displayed canvas paintings in various parts of Singapore, including a display in Floral Fantasy at the Gardens By The Bay. (yuenkcgallery.com)

Kum Cheong is keen to work with like-minded people on publications, translation and interpretation and the arts. Email: yuenkc@yuensdo.com

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