Work History

Work History
Oct 2000 - Present

IT & Localization Manager

The Geo Group
  • Using technical, linguistic, and operational expertise to help the company achieve sustained double-digit annual growth
  • Managing and continually enhancing an online project management system and translation workflow tools (designed and implemented under my guidance) that make our processes more efficient and give us an edge over the competition
  • Guiding localization and translation projects grossing several millions annually
  • Supervising
    • one full-time user support/networking specialist
    • one full-time localization assistant
    • one full-time software programmer
    • multiple programming and localization subcontractors
  • Managing our ISO quality management system as management representative and internal auditor
1998 - 2005

Editor-at-large

Routledge

Selecting entries and authors for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Linguistics, editing all articles for style and content, with the goal of making highly technical topics accessible to lay readers.

1994 - 2000

Translator (English<>German)

Freelance
  • Translated technical documentation in a variety of fields: engineering, agriculture, medical devices, automotive, biotech, software, architecture, etc.
  • German voice-over talent for corporate videos (many dozen hours of studio time).
  • One on-camera appearance for GE Medical Systems Tip TV.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Localization

Ability to analyze unknown document formats and set up translation workflows.

Languages

Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French - advanced reading knowledge; could proceed to speaking within months   Advanced familiarity with structural features of many other languages (took classes in Japanese and Russian, training in formal linguistics).

Computer Programming

Languages (starting with most current): PHP, Bash, Javascript, HTML, XML, CSS, Perl, Python, Java, JSP, Lisp, C++

Translation - English / German

German native; English near-native; excellent writer in both languages; quick researcher