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Translator Interpreter

Source Language


Target Language



  • Media, Tourism, Marketing, Public Relations
  • Environment / Sustainability 
  • Automotive, EVs
  • Engineering, Physical Science, Manufacturing
  • News


Japanese to English translator from the USA living in Japan since 2006. 

JLPT Level 1, 2010
B.A. in Communication from Virginia Tech (2001 - 2006) 
Asian Studies Program at Kansai Gaidai, Osaka Japan (2004 -2005) 
Studies toward B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of North Dakota (2012 - 2015)[on-hiatus] 


4 years as the senior in-house translator and English technical writer for a Japanese manufacturing firm before going freelance in 2015. I have extensive experience with marketing and public relations copy as well as with automotive repair and maintenance, computers/electronics, and industrial/manufacturing processes.

I have also worked regularly as part of the production team for an NHK World travel show, and continue to collaborate on scripts for various NHK World programs.