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Patrick began his career in the language industry in 1999. By the time he received a B.A. in linguistics in 2001, he had been translating website articles for a major financial news outlet for two years. His early translation work focused on financial and legal subject matter, and a strong interest in these areas led him to pursue postgraduate studies in law, after which he continued to work as a translator. The increasing importance of information technology in the language industry and the need to create innovative custom IT solutions have broadened his expertise into software development, natural language processing, and information retrieval. His translation work continues to revolve around financial, legal, and IT subject matter, often at the crossroads of these topics. Part of this work has involved implementing custom, private machine translation systems as a valuable reference resource in his translation workflow. His interests also include data privacy, intellectual property, and business/taxation issues related to independent service providers, bootstrapping entrepreneurs, and other small start-up ventures.