Professional Information

Profession

Translator Interpreter

Source Language

Japanese

Target Language

English

Specialties

Software, particularly databases, programming languages, application development tools, and business and game software. Also experienced translating general IT as well as contemporary art-related documents.

Background

Received BA in German from UC Santa Barbara in 1987. Based in Osaka, Japan since 1988. Translating/interpreting J-to-E since 1991. Six years programming (porting & localization on UNIX and Windows) and translating/interpreting in-house for Japanese software companies. Working as editor, translator, and systems administrator for Kyoto-based translation company since 1997. Started Fantast Consulting in 2000 to handle special freelance projects, including the translation of O'Reilly & Associates' "Ruby in a Nutshell."