JP - EN Translator & Localizer
Siliconera Contributing Writer
100 Word Gaming Reviews Contributing Writer
Yuri News Network (YNN) Correspondent
Shamisen (3.5 years experience)
Koto (3 years experience)
Fiber Arts (cross stitch, embroidery weaving)
Japanese Sashiko Stitching
Japanese Cultural Interests
Ikebana (3 years experience)
Plus-sized Japanese Fashion
Yokai and Ayakashi
My name is Mercedez Clewis (she/her, they/them) and I’m excited to gain proficiency and experience as a JP to EN Translator and localizer. I am open to working with manga and video games with interests in Otome Games, LGBTQ+/Queer media, Boys’ Love, Yuri, and cooking-related media.
As of February 2020, I am working towards completing my final contract as a JET Program ALT in Fukushima, Fukushima, Japan. I will return to America in August 2020 where I hope to work as a translator and continue my work as a freelance journalist and writer.
During my four years in Japan, I have taught a wide range of students (primarily Senior High School) across ten different school. I have strengthened my abilities as an educator through regular conferences and online skill training.
I have gained experience as a freelancer journalist writing for Okazu, a famous Yuri website, as a Yuri News Network Correspondent in Japan. Further, I will be publishing an article for the Anime Herald in March/April 2020, and hope to be making my podcast debut during Q2/Q3 of this year. As of February 11, 2020, I am a contributor for Siliconera.
100 Word Gaming Reviews
Yuri News Network/Okazu
Yuriten 2019 in Sendai Guest Report by Mercedez C
Yuri Comic: ROADQUEEN: Eternal Roadtrip to Love, Guest Review by Mercedez C
Make Some Room for Watanabe Naomi by Katheleen Hou
Secondary/L2: Japanese (Advanced)
Spanish (2007 - 2009; Intermediate)
Mandarin Chinese (2010 - 2013; Upper Intermediate)
Black American Sign Language
American Sign Language
As of 2020, I have begun Japanese Sign Language/手話 lessons and am actively pursuing proficiency in order to be a more accessible creator.
Additionally, I have an active interest in learning Korean and re-learning both Mandarin and Spanish. In late-2020, I hope to begin studying the latter again.
Google Suite: Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Westminster College - Fulton, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts - History with a minor in Asian Studies, May 2014; supplimental archival study and front desk management experience at the National Winston Churchill Museum.
University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
MA in History with a certificate of Museum Studies with training in Archival Studies, Collections Management, and Research and Design, May 2016
TEFL Certification, Nov. 2017
Please contact me at email@example.com for any further inquiries, including interviews, work oppurtunities, requests general questions or collaborations.
Currently, as of March 25, 2020, I am avaliable for guest oppurtunities on podcasts, especially podcasts that focus on Visual Novels, Yuri, Anime, and Manga.
Additionally, if you would like to support the content I create or would like to continue to support my endevours as a writer, please consider gifting me a nice warm cup of Ko-fi.
Additionally, you can find me at the following places: