John Fry


I am a translator and linguist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've been working full-time as a Japanese-English translator since 2009 through my company Fry Translation Inc.


I earned a BA in Linguistics and Computer Science from UCLA, followed by a Ph.D. in Linguistics, with a minor in Computer Science, from Stanford University in 2002. After earning my Ph.D., I worked as a computational linguist (at PARC, SRI, and elsewhere) and taught courses in linguistics and language technology at San Jose State University and Boise State University. I also spent several years living in Japan, working at Koei (in Tokyo) and NAIST (in Tsukuba).

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I don't participate in any social media or social networking platforms. My translation work requires lots of time on the computer, so when I have free time I prefer to spend it doing something real like cooking, hiking, or reading a book or newspaper. If you want to friend me or like me, you'll have to do it the old-fashioned way!

Contact Information

John Fry
PO Box 191331
San Francisco, CA 94119-1331 USA
Phone: +1-415-815-8558