SATELLITE ANTENNA SOFTWARE ENGINEER (12 years)
BUSINESS ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR (8 years)
JAPANESE, SPANISH FLUENCY / TRANSLATOR (3 years)
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE – England (5 years work),
Japan (15 years work-NEC, NISSAN, HITACHI, TOSHIBA),
family home in Greece (6 years), Germany (6 years), Spain (20 years)
Skills Japanese fluency - 15 years working in Japan, 7 years working in Japanese in a Japanese company in space technology - Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) level 2, native reading/writing ability, business-level Spanish (Spanish family home for 20 years), French O-level, good German and Chinese, basic Greek - lived in 4 countries, multicultural experience.
Work Experience (chronological)
British Nuclear Fuels (Jan1983-June1983) 6 months work experience in Cheshire (England)-developed software to investigate impact accidents in transit using computer simulation to develop benchmark analysis tools-professional experience before university.
British Aerospace(Oct1986-Jan1992) 5 years work in the satellite business (Stevenage, England)-writing and running software for design, analysis and optimization of satellite antennas-technical paper presented at the 21st European Microwave Conference in Stuttgart (Germany)-developed for the first time a large package for telemetry antenna interference in situ sold and installed to outside company-involved in international contract negotiations in Washington (USA) for technical support.
NEC Corporation(Mar1992-Oct1999) Head-hunted from British Aerospace on a joint project with NEC to Yokohama factory (Japan)-expertise used to develop antenna analysis capability-all Japanese in workplace -chaired internal meetings-many satellite design projects-technical paper presented at the International Symposium on Satellite Communications in Xian (China)-developed a Windows-based (Visual Fortran) integrated user-friendly package for multiple reflector and array antennas in situ using animated graphics for the first time in the industry-due to the economic ´bubble´ of 1997 the factory closed within 2 years-I was on contract (about 10 foreigners in 2000 employees) and therefore made redundant.
Private Teaching Business(Jan2000-2002) To finish my Japanese studies I remained in Japan and set up my own man-to-man teaching business-reformed my apartment and installed PC and cable television for English programming-typed transcripts and made all original material-very successful(35 students weekly)-then started getting contract business English teaching work.
Contract Teaching Positions(2001-Apr2009) Worked for ABC English School, Kugenuma-kaigan,Japan for about a year gaining essential group teaching experience-then Anne Juku and Mirai Juku (cram schools in Machida, Japan)-then for well-known teaching agencies in Tokyo, ie. GEOS (3 years), HITACHI BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (2 years) and TIMELIFE (5 years)-taught as a teacher (not assistant) for 2 years at one of the private high schools of Japan University for ECS agency-experienced in teaching ALL ages but exclusively taught business English for last 3 years to engineers and managing executives in major companies, namely NISSAN, HITACHI, VALEO (French), HINO MOTORS, TOSHIBA, KYB and also to the YOKOHAMA BAYSIDE MARINA staff.
Freelance Translation Business(Apr2009-present) Returning to my family home in Spain, I set up my own freelance translating business by becoming a member of the PROz translation community online (http://www.proz.com/profile/1102007), creating a portfolio of my own translations from both Japanese and Spanish. Qualifying through various tests, I became a trusted translator for several companies worldwide, the Marketing Analysts of Florida, Crimson Interactive Ltd. of Mumbai, Linguistic Systems of Massachusetts, and Kawamura International of Tokyo, mainly handling Japanese technical material for journal publications, where scientific training and foreign company experience is essential.
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