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Mr. Michael S Karpa MA

Japanese translator
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San Francisco, California 94114
United States

Phone: 415-551-1473
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Native Language: English
Working Languages: Japanese
Other Language(s) Into English: Japanese into English

ATA Certification Language Combinations: Japanese into English


Full-time freelance professional translator with 30 years experience in fields including finance, semiconductors and law with particular strength in writing. PEN member with multiple publication credits, current adjunct professor in Japanese translation at Kent State University, and former visiting professor in translation at the (then) MIIS Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation in 2001/2. Received Master’s degree in International Policy Studies from Stanford University in 1987.

General Areas of Specialization: Technical

Specialized Equipment and Software:

Trados Studio

Translator or Interpreter: Translator

American Translators Association Affiliation: Certified by ATA

Other Specializations:

Technology (particularly electronics, particularity semiconductors), finance, law, and medicine.

Translator Credentials/Degrees:

ATA certified

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