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Medicine, pharmaceuticals, science communication


Based in Perth, Western Australia, Tony Atkinson began a full-time career as a Japanese-English translator in 1988 after a decade teaching physics and chemistry. He began to focus on biomedical and pharmaceutical translation after becoming a freelancer in 1993, and now works exclusively in this field for clients in Japan, the United States, and Europe. He has presented seminars on translation and English medical writing to various clients, and has also taught the Japanese-into-English medical translation component of the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation at the University of Queensland, using videoconferencing and other flexible delivery techniques.