Chan Kyong


Chan Kyong (New York, Connecticut, the Northeast)

I began my career as an interpreter in Korea when I occasionally appeared on TV to interview visiting English speaking dignitaries while working as an English broadcaster for the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS Radio). I produced and wrote my own scripts for my programs which covered topics from news items to Korean music; culture to interviews; and a mailbag program.

I left Korea in 1974 and have lived in Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York City and since 1991 in Stamford, Connecticut.

Since 1996, I have worked as a freelance simultaneous/consecutive interpreter (English/Korean) and Translator (English/Korean/Japanese) in the New York area.

I became a court interpreter by taking tests, first for New York State and subsequently for the State of Connecticut where I am the only State appointed Korean language interpreter.

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Interpreting and Translating Experience

Korean Broadcasting System (K.B.S. TV) – Interview Interpreting
–          Nepalese Ambassador to the United Nations
–          Brazilian Ambassador to Korea
–          Charles DuToit, Conductor of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra
–          1973 Miss America, Terry Meeuwsen, Miss Kansas, Cynthia Sikes and a few other American participants
–          A question & answer session at Dr. Chan E. Park’s Pansori performance in Manhattan

Korean Cultural Service NY
–          Natural Dyeing Demonstration and Exhibition by Ms. Choi, Ok-Ja
–          Korean Court Cuisine Lecture & Demonstration by Professor Yoon, Sook-Ja at the Museum of Art and Design
–          Wood Carving Demonstration by Mr. Park, Chansu, an important cultural asset, at the Museum of Art and Design
–          Meeting between the Minister (Cabinet Secretary) of Culture, Sports & Tourism and the Director of Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York

Ewha Womans University
–          Meeting between the Presidents of Ewha Womans University and SUNY Stony Brook

United Methodist Church (simultaneous – conference setting)
–          New York Conference’s 4-day annual conference, every year since 1996
–          General Conference: 12-day quadrennial conference
–          Korean Ministry Night for 10 years: Scholarship and dinner (from Korean to English)
–          U.M.W. (women’s group) Northeast Regional Quadrennial Conference
–          General Board of Global Ministry meeting with Korean Methodist Mission Team
–          School of Christian Mission
–          World Methodist Council Meeting in Seoul, Korea
–          World Methodist Conference in Seoul, Korea; and additionally consecutive interpreting of the address by Seoul’s Mayor to the conference.

Judicial Interpreting & Translating
–          Registered Interpreter for the New York State Unified Court System
–          Only State appointed Korean language court interpreter of Connecticut
–          Japanese language interpreter for the State of Connecticut
–          Korean back translating of pamphlets for the State of Connecticut’s Judicial Branch
–          Interpreting for a group of Korean judges visiting New Haven courts, sponsored by the Korean Supreme Court, arranged by the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Businesses
–          Samsung America, Inc.
–          Interior Décor International, Tokyo, Japan
–          Pacific Investment Group
–          Titan Management LP, Greenwich, CT
–          Goldberg Survey Research
–          Marriott Hotel at Glenpointe, NJ
–          Prudential Connecticut Realty

Schools
–          Schools in Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY, For parent-teacher/specialists conferences and tests

Medical
–          Stamford Hospital
–          Michael I. Weintraub, M.D.
–          Misak H. Abdulian, M.D.
–          Joseph Eipe, M.D.
–          Gnana Desigan, M.D.

Others
–          Stamford Partnership
–          Yongja Kim, an author of Korean cookbooks: Translating selected recipes
–          e-comArt: A painter, Mr. Oh, Chi Gyun’s New York debut at the Chelsea Art Museum Meeting of Mr. Oh with art critics and the Opening night
–          Gallery HYUNDAI
–          NY Projects: Media contact for Dr. Young Gull Kwon, Deputy Mayor of Seoul,
–          Re-writing Ms. Yunghee Kim’s, NY Projects’ CEO, business proposal from Korean to English
–          Amy Ringer
–          Oak N. Yi
–          Leah & Josh Yoon

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Education and Credentials / Professional Memberships
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY (A.A.S. in Interior Design)
Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea (B.A. in Journalism)
Kyunggi Girls Middle & High School, Seoul, Korea

American Translators Association (A.T.A.)
National Association of Judicial Interpreters and Translators (N.A.J.I.T.)