Strengths as a Translator & Interpreter

  • Strong English writing background with experience as a reporter in the United States
  • Lived in Japan for almost 8 years
  • Clients based in the United States and Japan
  • In-house experience at Square Enix and Honda R&D Americas
  • Based in Los Angeles
  • Will travel for work both in the US and abroad

My Background

Why Japan? A fascination with travel and a desire to go where few Midwest natives have ever been to lead me to the country, not to mention a strong interest in the culture and technology of Japan. My father’s IT work led him to several business trips in the Kanto region in the late ’90s, and a chance encounter with Japanese classes in college started me on the path to my current line of work.

Currently I work as a freelance Japanese to English translator and also do interpreting (consecutive and simultaneous) for both Japanese to English and English to Japanese. I also have in-house experience working as a translator and interpreter at Square Enix and Honda R&D Americas.

Conference Presentations

Get “Gung Ho!”: Japanese Interpreting and Translating in the North America Automotive Sector

2017 ATA-58
Washington D.C., USA

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A Practical Introduction to/Demonstration of CAT Tools

2017 IJET-28
Columbus, USA

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Relocating Outside Japan: Thriving through Times of Transition (Panel Discussion)

2016 IJET-27
Sendai, Japan

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What is a CAT Tool and How to Use It?

2016 IJET-27
Sendai, Japan

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Japanese Interpreters Panel

2015 ATA-56
Miami, USA

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Contact me for a quote on any Japanese to English translating or interpreting work that you may need.