I began my higher education as a physicist graduating with BSc. 1st Class honours from the university of Bristol in 1995 where I also went on to obtain my PhD in the electron microscopy of aerospace alloys.
From 1999 to 2007 I worked on various post-doctoral research projects in the department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow.
From 2008-2010 I studied Japanese in a fully immersive environment at the Yamasa Institute in Okazaki, Aichi, Japan, attending both the Academic Intensive Japanese (AIJP) and Advanced Japanese Studies (AJSP) programs.
After passing the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT Level N1) in 2011 I participated for a period in voluntary work in the tsunami clear-up in the Touhoku region.
From 2012 I began offering freelance translation services. Whilst my ProZ specialist fields presently reflect my years of experience working in the fields of science and engineering I am willing to undertake translation projects in a variety of fields subject to a review of the content in question.