Skill Sets

I have interpreted for many large Japanese and US based companies.  For the last 7 years I have simultaneously interpreted for Varian Medical Systems various training programs. Since 1998 I have built backend and frontend solutions mixing both custom code and existing web frameworks for e-commerce websites. Having knowledge of the underlying technologies involved in a variety of technical subjects gives me the advantage over other interpreters and in many cases helps me avoid blindly interpreting a subject.

20 years of convention, conference,
business meeting interpreting

7 years of interpreting medical training classes

Knowledge Areas
I also have knowledge in the following areas:
  • PHP Scripting / mySQL / Javascript / JQuery
  • Radiation therapy and related electronics
  • Music copyrights / Sub-publishing
  • Electronic schematics
  • E-commerce systems
  • Computer Networking
  • Internet Protocols
  • Infrared Communication Protocols
  • Apparel Industry
  • Graphic Design using Adobe Creative Suite, CorelDraw
  • Miva based Scripting
  • Adobe Premiere video editing
  • Japanese video subtitling
  • Book Publishing

Author of "Japanese From Zero!" book series

13 years of coding front and backend
e-commerce solutions

Interpreting Venues
I have interpreted at the following events:
  • OpenTable Restaurant Reservation Sales Conference
  • ADOBE ALL-IN Event
  • Varian Medical Training
  • CeBIT Show, Germany
  • Interop, Las Vegas
  • World Shoe Association, Las Vegas
  • International Gift Show, Tokyo Japan
  • National Association of Balloon Artists, San Francisco
  • Comdex, Las Vegas
  • Taiwan Electronics Show, Taiwan
  • Computex, Taiwan
  • Infrared Data Association Meetings, France etc.
  • International Gift Show West, Kobe Japan
    Stationary Show, New York
  • MAGIC, Las Vegas
  • Ikkoku-do NHK TV special
    (this list is just a small representation)

Unusual Interpreting Jobs
A few of my jobs have been quite unique:
  • Interpreting ventriloquist Ronn Lucas's Puppet Scorch
  • Interpreting for a Channeler for the angel Ashtar
    (this was definitely the most unique and unconventional)