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Dr Jin Huang

Assistant Professor (Teaching)

BA, MA, PhD, MCIL, CL (Translator)

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Assistant Professor (Teaching) in the School of Modern Languages and CulturesER280, Elvet Riverside II+44 (0) 191 33 44354


I completed my MA and PhD in Translation Studies at Durham University, and I also obtained an MSc in Translation and Technology (Audiovisual) from UCL. My research focuses on the cognitive process of translation revision and subtitling, drawing on theories from cognitive psychology, translation process research and reading research. My PhD project, ‘Probing into the Translation Revision Process from Cognitive and Behavioural Perspectives’, triangulates eye tracking, keystroke logging and cue-based retrospection to elicit data, and adopts quantitative and qualitative analyses to gain insights into the cognitive process of human translation revision and post-editing. I joined the School of Modern Languages and Cultures in 2014, and also act as an external examiner for the School of Languages and Area Studies at Portsmouth University. I have been a professional freelance translator and interpreter for 9 years in the UK. I am a full member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (MCIL) and a Chartered Linguist (CL Translator). 

Research interests

  • Translation and interpreting process research
  • Audiovisual translation and gender studies
  • Translation revision and post-editing
  • Machine translation and translation memories

Research groups

  • Translation/Linguistics/Pedagogy


Authored book

  • Shen, L., Zhang, H., Hao, Y., Li, Y., Han, S., Zhang, Y. & Huang, J. (2012). Highlights of English Grammar. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

Book review

  • Huang, J. (2012). Revising and Editing for Translators. inTRAlinea 14.

Chapter in book

  • Huang, J. (2018). Working styles of student translators in self-revision, other-revision and post-editing. In Eye Tracking and Multidisciplinary Studies on Translation. Walker, Callum & Federici, M. Federico John Benjamins. 145-184.

Conference Paper

Translated Book

  • Huang, J. (trans.) (Accepted). The Chilbury Ladies Choir . Shanghai: Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House
  • Huang, J. & Lu, Y. (trans.) (2016). How to Develop Emotional Health . Shanghai: Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House