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, a subchapter S corporation. I translate mainly technical and business documents, including manuals, reports, presentations, and scientific papers, from Japanese into English.
I love being a self-employed translator because the work is challenging and fascinating, I can set my own hours, and I never have to attend meetings! And fortunately there always seems to be plenty of demand.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, running, cooking, and attending concerts and lectures with my wife Leah, who works in the publishing industry.
I don't participate in any social media platforms, so if you'd like to
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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).
PO Box 191331
San Francisco, CA 94119-1331 USA
Science and Technology
- California Academy of Sciences
- Debian GNU/Linux
- IEEE Computer Society
- MIT Technology Review