My primary role at the Monterey Institute of International Studies is that of
Coordinator of the Translation and Localization Management Program. As such, I teach
graduate courses in Computer-Assisted Translation and also in Terminology Management. 

In addition to teaching, I serve as Senior Translation Tools Strategist at Beijing-based
CSOFT, one of the world's largest translation service providers, where I have been
involved in the development of TermWiki, a collaborative terminology management solution. 

Prior to joining the Monterey Institute, I have held the position of Corporate
Terminologist at Medtronic, the world's largest provider of medical technology. 

My areas of expertise include translation process optimization, cloud-based translation
tools, machine translation in general and integration of machine translation in
translation memory environments in particular, as well as controlled language authoring.

Articles

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How I teach localization: Not like old-school translation, tcworld Magazine (2014)

Teaching students how to transfer meaning from one language to another is not enough to...

 

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Teaching localization: 6 Practices that make a difference (Part I), GALA Blog (2014)

For more than ten years, I have been living a double life: Working full-time in...

 

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The great leap forward that never was, The ATA Chronicle (2014)

Ten years ago, machine translation (MT) was very much a niche technology for translation professionals....

 

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Implementing a controlled language is now cheaper and easier than ever, tcworld Magazine (2013)

The controlled language (CL) model is not new: Caterpillar Fundamental English was rolled-out in 1972,...

 

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Do-it-yourself MT: Taking (statistical) machine translation to the next level, tcworld Magazine (2013)

New web-based statistical machine translation services are currently revolutionizing the market. These SaaS solutions allow...

 

Books

Contributions to Books

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Teaching computer-assisted translation in the 21st century, Alles hängt mit allem zusammen: Translatologische Interdependenzen. Festschrift für Peter A. Schmitt (2013)

Offering translation technology courses is easier than it ever was: Cloud-based learning management systems and...

 

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The need for speed: How to ensure the completion of your most urgent translation projects within three days, Proceedings of the annual conference of the German society of technical communicators (2012)

Today, almost all product-related translation projects are time sensitive. In the case of life science...

 

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Termwiki: A new terminology management system, Translationsforschung (2011)

While widely recognized as a best practice, comprehensive terminology management is typically not part of...

 

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Dispelling the myths of machine translation, The guide to translation and localization. Communicating with the global marketplace (2009)

It is not surprising that myths, half-truths, and misunderstandings abound regarding machine translation: It seems...

 

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Wie mit proaktivem Terminologiemanagement Übersetzungen auf Knopfdruck möglich werden, Terminologie und Fachkommunikation (2008)

Für die Übersetzung der großen Datenbestände der Medtronic Produktda-tenbank sind die beiden bestehenden Workflows ungeeignet....

 

White Papers

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On your terms: Terminology management defines the success of international product launches (with Zachary Overline), CSOFT International (2010)

Whether you’re dealing with products or services, effective terminology management makes the difference between the...

 

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Why terminology management plays a critical part in international launches, CSOFT International (2009)

Terminology management is the activity of systematically collecting, processing, and presenting words that have special...

 

Unpublished Papers

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Controlled Language Optimized for Uniform Translation (CLOUT) (2002)

CLOUT consists of a set of ten simple rules that help authors write translation-friendly source...

 

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How to implement machine translation (2002)

This document illustrates a unique approach to machine translation. The first part of this document...

 

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Machine translation report (2002)

This machine translation project involved post-editing (in a customized Trados environment) a typical guide section...

 

Presentations

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The need for speed, tcworld Conference (2012)

Today, almost all product-related translation projects are time sensitive. In the case of life science...

 

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Manage your product terminology to meet international regulatory requirements (with Richard Chin and Tammy Werner), CSOFT International (2012)

Are you keeping a detailed record of important product terminology to show at all times...

 

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Teaching computer-assisted translation goes mobile, didTRAD (2012)

The teaching environment that the author is proposing not only accommodates the needs of a...

 

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Terminology work in a nutshell, CSOFT Global Operations Summit (2012)

This presentation provides an overview of compelling business reasons for managing terminology not only within...

 

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What you always wanted to know about translation standards, CSOFT Global Operations Summit (2012)

This is an overview presentation that moves from a general definition of what standards are...

 

Other

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Training for technical translators: an interview with Uwe Muegge (2013)

The most important characteristic of a typical technical translation project (if there is such a...

 

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I strongly believe in teaching the fundamental skills any knowledge worker in the 21st century needs (2012)

The most important characteristic of a typical technical translation project is that the text to...

 

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Sample lecture notes created with Microsoft OneNote (2012)

These sample lecture notes are the result of a multi-stage process: The original notes were...

 

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Productivity tools: Microsoft OneNote Mobile for Android product review (2012)

Do you have an Android smartphone or tablet? Are you still waiting for the day...

 

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Ten things you should know about automatic terminology extraction (Part II) (2012)

It is probably safe to say that many, if not most, commercial translation and localization...