Robin Griffin

Japanese-English Translator, Editor, Proofreader, Subtitler

My passion for Japanese language started early when I first picked up a Game Boy Color. I have since dedicated myself to the study of linguistics and Japanese language, and pride myself in creative translations that capture the meaning, intent, and impact of the source text. My free time is spent playing video games, exploring the greater Seattle area, and snuggling my cats.
Let's get in touch!

My services include:

  • Japanese-English Translation

  • English Editing

  • English Proofreading

  • Subtitling

  • Audio Editing

Interests & Experience:

  • Gaming (Video Games & Table Top)

  • Technology & Media

  • TV & Entertainment

  • Non-Profit Organizations

  • Literature & Comics

  • News & Blog

  • Podcast Editing


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Education:University of Michigan
MA in Japanese Studies (2019)
BA in Asian Studies (Japanese), Linguistics (2016)
Doshisha University
Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (2018)

Skills & Proficiencies:

  • JLPT N2 (2016)

  • Editing & Proofreading

  • Translation & Localization

  • Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Audition, Premiere)

  • CAT Tools

  • Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Web Design

  • Audio & Podcast Editing

  • Social Media Management

  • Project Coordination

Awards:Runner-Up in 18th Annual Contest for New and Aspiring JP-EN Translators, The Japan Association of Translators (JAT)Shortlisted in 6th Annual Japanese Literature Publishing Project Translation Competition (JLPP)

Portfolio & Samples


  • 2022: Card dueling and collection game localization for world-renowned franchise, mobile release

  • 2022: Puzzle adventure spin-off localization for classic title, mobile release

  • Release TBA: Sports game and RPG localization for upcoming AAA console release


  • "Space Theater" - science fiction manga translation, Red String Translations (original manga by utsue_k)

  • "Mary" - science fiction manga translation, Red String Translations (original manga by utsue_k)


Articles & Webpages

Literature & Awards


Available for translation / editing tests upon request