Economics, finance and literature.
BA in Japanese language and culture from San Francisco State University
Trained with new recruits at Japanese stock brokerage, spent five years translating at one of the major Japanese stock brokerages (Nippon Kangyo Kakumaru Shoken).
Eleven years freelancing in U.S. with specialty in translation for legal discoveries process for lawsuits.
Over 8 years as in-house translator at Nikon Precision, Inc.
Currently work primarily with a few direct corporate clients inluding Daiwa Research doing mostly macro-economics. I do not work for agencies and I do not do editing.
I have published numerous literary translations and articles on translation theory and Japanese Modernist and avant-garde poetry. My translation of Takashi Hiraide’s novel, The Guest Cat, was on the New York Times bestseller list in early 2014.