Mari P. Ward

English Writing & Japanese-English Translation
Address: 11130 Hidden Acres Lane, CA 95918 USA
 Tel.:  1-530-741-0238
 Fax/Voice:  1-530-237-5022 (US)  /  06-6537-1292 (in Japan)

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering (Food Process Engineering), May 1991
Additional Fields of Study: Biochemical Engineering, Japanese

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 USA
East Asian Summer Language Institute: Intensive Course in Japanese, 1990


May 2000-Present
Freelance translator/technical writer/proofreader

Jan. 1993-May 2000
In-house translator/technical writer/proofreader at Crestec, Inc. (Hamamatsu, Japan)

  • Types of Work:
    - Translating technical documents from Japanese into English
    - Writing and proofreading technical and commercial documents in English
    - Software localization
    - DTP (document design and layout)
  • Types of Documents:
    - Owner's and service manuals
    - Specifications
    - On-line help and manuals
    - Web sites
    - Articles and commercial documents
  • Fields of Expertise:
    - Office equipment and home appliances (copiers, label makers, and sewing machines)
    - Computer hard- and software (printers, word processors, layout & embroidery programs)
    - Industrial equipment (semi-conductors, air conditioners, optical instruments, and robots)
    - Home audio equipment and musical instruments
    - Automotive (motorcycles, boats, and other leisure vehicles)
    - Advertisements and research reports
  • Software: Adobe FrameMaker, PageMaker, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, PageMill; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; FileMaker Pro; Quark Express; Trados
  • Platforms: Mac OS 9.2 & X, Windows XP (English) & 2000 (Japanese)
  • Hardware: Ethernet LAN, DSL modem, CD-RW, scanner, printer, digital camera