Faculty

Regular Faculty

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Translation & Localization Management
Office:
400 Pacific D206
Phone:
831.647.6422
Expertise:

Project management, translation process and workflow consulting, multilingual desktop publishing, multilingual websites, software localization, localization engineering and translation software training.

Adjunct Faculty

Office:
Off-campus. Students can meet me at a mutually-agreed-upon location, if needed.
Phone:
(831) 238-6363
Expertise:

I came to MIIS from a career in banking. I have been in the localization business for 19 years, now. Most of that time, I have worked at MediaLocate, here in the Monterey area. I have worked as a freelancer, a project manager and a vendor manager, and I am now their terminology manager. So I understand the importance of terminology management from multiple perspectives.

Adjunct Faculty
Expertise:

I started out as a translator in 1992 when I was attending the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating with a BA in German and a certificate in German-to-English Translation, I did a similar degree at the Centre de Linguistique Appliquée, a branch of the Université de Franche-Comté, in Besançon, France. I got involved with online language teaching and curriculum development, which led to a Master’s degree in Computers in Education at King’s College. Once back in the States I started working in localization, first on the vendor side, then at Cakewalk music software as their first Documentation and Localization Manager, and then moved to the Bay Area. I have been in the Bay Area for about 7 years now and have held senior localization management positions at Google, VeriSign/Symantec, and Yahoo. I am doing some consulting now, for Salesforce and a few smaller localization vendors. After 10 years on the client side I will be returning to the vendor side in October of 2014. 

Adjunct Professor
Office:
IIRC
Expertise:

Conference interpreting, computer-assisted translation, French-English translation specializing in information technology, perfume, and cosmetics.