Professional Information

Profession

Translator

Target Language

English

Specialties

Technical, Engineering (General, Electrical, Nuclear, Mechanical, Industrial), Manufacturing, Welding, Production, Materials, Assembly, and Industrial Safety; Services: Translation; Post-editing; Transcription; Voice-over​

Background

As a Manufacturing Engineer in heavy machinery manufacturing at Komatsu, I have translated technical documents as well as written and spoken communications from Japanese to English.

While serving in the military as a Nuclear Electrical Technician, during which I held a Secret security clearance, I earned my BS in Nuclear Engineering Technology. Although I have a passion for engineering, my greatest passion in life is language.

Shortly after leaving the military, I earned my MA in Translation Studies from the University of Birmingham. For my dissertation, which earned a "pass with distinction" (highest category), I translated articles about artificial intelligence and contrasted the translation techniques.

I have proficiency in Japanese, German, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. In fact, I recently competed in an engineering quality improvement competition in Japanese. I was honored to be the first American in the company to take second place!