Working languages:
Japanese to English

Joe Greenholtz
Culture and Language Demystified

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Local time: 12:28 PST (GMT-8)

Native in: English Native in English
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Specialising in Japanese-to-English translation and interpretation


After serving for 11 years as the Executive Director of the UBC-Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program, I am now an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Education of the University of British Columbia and Managing Partner of HJG Consulting, a cross-cultural consulting and translation/interpretation company based in Richmond, BC.
I was born and raised in Canada, but have spent over 15 years in Japan serving in management, academic, and government positions.
I also teach courses in Japanese language and culture at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

My areas of particular expertise are:

Computers (Systems, Networks, Software, Hardware...)
Pop culture: anime and manga
Japanese cultural properties and practices
Marketing Management / Market Research
Clinical trials
Guides / Manuals
Social Science / Academic research and presentations

Doctorate of Education (Ed D) in Higher Education: Leadership and Policy
Master of Education (M Ed)in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (English minor)

Professional Credential

Directors for Associate Members and Director of Compliance - Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (2008)
Accredited ExceLL (Excellence in Cultural Experiential Learning and Leadership) Trainer (2006)
Certified to administer and interpret the Intercultural Development Inventory (1999)
Certification of Professional-level French Ability (Level ‘C’) - External Affairs and International Trade Canada (1992)
Certified Japanese-English interpreter for the Ontario Provincial Court (1990)
Level 1 Certificate of Japanese Language Proficiency (highest level) from the Association of International Education, Japan, and the Japan Foundation (1989)
Certified Interviewer/Rater by Educational Testing Service for the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Language Proficiency Interview (1985)
Royal Society Of Arts (RSA) Diploma in TEFL to Adults (1984)
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 31
(All PRO level)

Language (PRO)
Japanese to English31
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Medical (general)12
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters7
Computers: Software4
Marketing / Market Research4

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Keywords: Japanese, English, consecutive, conference interpretation, translation, project management, business, commerce, computers, systems, networks, software, hardware, video games, pop culture, anime, manga, culture, marketing, management, market research, medicine, clinical trials, guides, manuals, instructions, brochures, pamphlets, localisation, press releases, company profiles, social science, academic, research, presentations, editing, proofreading, re-writing, food, manufacturing, questionnaires, literature, technical

Profile last updated
Jan 21, 2019

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