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BA English 1987 Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

National English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta

Eleven-week study tour with Augustana professors and students in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China

January 2002-November 2013

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

University of Maryland University College Asia

Yokota AB, Tokyo, Japan

Rejoined UMUC in January 2002; promoted in August 2002 upon departure of previous Coordinator. Managed content of university Web site. Continued writing/editing/layout/Web layout of Asia View and other print publications (including many ads for print publications) in InDesign CS6 on Mac OS X. Participated in development of marketing plan.

May - December 2001 Web Site Content Manager

Nippon Digital Communications, Tokyo, Japan

Participated in various activities in building dot-com distributor of Japanese business news in English. Wrote news stories, searched for and contacted prospective recipients of our news, and tested new database application. Examined many different Web sites and became more familiar with standards of interface design. Utilized HTML knowledge, learned a bit of XML.

May 1999--
April 2001
Communications Manager/Editor

Tokyo American Club

Tokyo, Japan

Edited 64-page members' magazine and many other information vehicles for members, making extensive use of MSWord 2000 and PageMaker 6.5 on Windows 98. Magazine responsibilities included writing some articles, assigning and editing articles, determining placement of in-house and outside ads, trimming articles for space, and preparing materials to be sent to production company. Created new sections for Club Web site and helped plan reorganization of site. Oversaw assistant and three designers in Communications Office, who made posters, signs, forms, and other graphic communications.

Sept 1992-May 1999 Administrative Assistant of Publications

University of Maryland University College Asia

Yokota AB, Tokyo, Japan

Wrote, designed, and edited newsletters and forms on Windows NT personal computer, making extensive use of Word Perfect 5.1 and PageMaker 6.5. Coordinated, wrote, and edited newsletter for students, The Asian Marylander (1995-1999), and prepared newsletter for uploading to Web site. Wrote and designed a guide to Japan for the university's American faculty.

August 1992-present Freelance Writer/Editor/Translator/Announcer /Web Designer
  • Book, Sono Eigo, Tsuujimasen! (That English Doesn't Communicate!) , Daiwa Shobo Publishing, Tokyo, May 2006.
  • Book, Nihonjin no Eigo Iimachigai (Mistakes that Japanese Make in Spoken English), ALC Publishing, Tokyo, May 2005.
  • Weekly column, Machigai, for Mainichi Weekly, April 2003–present.
  • Created and maintain Kurofune Antiques Web site, February 2002–October 2012.
  • Maintainance of Executive Travel Web site, 2001–2010. Created HTML e-mail messages for travel promotions.
  • Freelance writing for Tokyo Classified (now known as Metropolis) and Eye-Ai, December 1998–December 1999
  • Narration for Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., video. February 1998.
  • Writing ideas for the English lesson in Poppy, a children's magazine, working through SKIP, a subcontractor. April-October 1996.
  • Recorded narration for KDD video through Iwanami Eiga, March 1996.
  • Translation of Coca-Cola promotional materials for Amend, March 1995.
  • Proofreading of translations into English for Nikkei Placement Guide for DISCO, Inc., Summer, 1994.
  • Articles on Japan for Pacific Stars and Stripes and the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Gazette, 1992-93
  • Articles on Yokota Base and proofreading of articles for the Hiragana Times, 1992-93
  • Reviews and summaries of English-language books for Tuttle-Mori Agency, a subsidiary of Charles E. Tuttle, for translation into Japanese, 1992-93
May 1989-present English Teacher

English Training School, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan, May 1989-November 2010

Private English teacher, on Skype or in coffee shops, December 2010-present

Individual English lessons with students ranging in age from junior high students to retirees.

January-March 1993 Kokubunji International Association, Kokubunji, Tokyo

Taught weekly beginning and intermediate English conversation classes.

Intermediate class continued on a bi-weekly basis until April 1994.

Nov 1987-March 1989 Marketing Researcher

Frank N. Magid Associates, Marion, IA

Conducted telephone interviews for market research.

2005 - present

Deconstructing Comics

A weekly program featuring comics reviews, interviews, and discussion.

2006 - present


Created Web site to promote my English study books. Includes a weekly podcast.


Global Comics Network

Created Web site devoted to comics. Primary content was my own comic strip, The Crazing Spider-Hag, and a comics discussion podcast.

1986-2000 Founder and Director

Society of International Friendship

Organized and run club devoted to international issues and communication. Wrote, edited, and laid out quarterly newsletter, Satellite, using PageMaker 6.0 on Macintosh Performa 578. Created World Wide Web site of newsletter articles and organizational information.

  Japanese--at intermediate level; can conduct everyday conversations in the language, but a bit challenging to conduct business in Japanese.

Also studied German and Chinese in college; need refresher

  Available upon request.

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