Freelance Translator/Interpreter
11/04 – Present
Served for various clients directly or through translation service providers.
I have been translating small and large documents in many fields of science and
technology. I like to learn new things through translating documents, so I
accommodate client’s request as much as possible. The only time I decline to
take a project is when I see the extensive use of technical terminology in
documents requires unreasonable (uneconomical) time for translation. The fields
of those documents include medicine, pharmaceutics, and organic chemistry.

Part-time Freelance Translator
10/95 – 10/04
Worked for various clients directly or through translation service providers in  
evenings and on weekends.

Full-time Independent Contractor
Amerigon Incorporated Arcadia, CA 8/94 – 9/95
Translated English/Japanese technical specifications and documents for
automotive electronics, particularly automotive CD players manufactured by five
Japanese companies.
Served as interpreter in technical meetings with visiting Japanese engineers.

Part-time Independent Contractor
University Microfilms International Ann Arbor, MI 1/87 – 12/87
Produced English abstracts of articles in over 30 Japanese scientific and technical
journals and magazines monthly.

Research Associate Professor:
University of Southern California, 8/01 – 10/04
Research Engineer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1/88 – 7/01
Design Engineer:
Hitachi Koki (in Japan), 4/77 – 8/79

Ph.D.:  Materials Science and Engineering,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. :  Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
M.S. :  Mechanical Engineering, Tokushima University (in Japan)
B.S. :   Mechanical Engineering, Tokushima University

Member of
Northern California Translators Association
Member of Japan Overseas Interpreters Network
Technical Japanese-English Translation Solutions
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