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Work experience

Oct 2000Present

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



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.


Translator (English<>German)

  • 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.
Sep 1997Dec 1997


Taught LING 101 - Introduction to Linguistics



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