Field Employer Responsibility
Translating Biotech/Medical Editor
Comline Inc.
Tokyo, 1990-1991
  • translation from Japanese to English of daily articles for news database
  • translation quality assurance
  • article rewriting
Medical Publishing Managing Copy Editor
Springer Verlag Japan
Tokyo, 1991-1992
  • copy editing
  • managing team of copy editors working on all English language medical/science publications
  • quality control
  • staff training
Medical Communications and Pharmaceutical Marketing

Medical Editor
Churchill Communications Japan
Tokyo, 1992-1993

Project Coordinator/ Project Manager/Account Manager
Churchill Communications Europe
London, 1993-1995

Account Director
International Business Unit, Excerpta Medica
Amsterdam, 1995-1996

  • medical writing
  • copy editing
  • proofreading
  • translation from Japanese to English
  • commissioning work from doctors, freelance writers/editors, other external suppliers
  • project management of print, multimedia, conference, internet projects from concept development to completion
  • creation of and delivery within budget estimates and project schedules
  • proposal development including background research, strategy and concept development, visuals production, presentation writing, budgeting, scheduling
  • presentation in competitive pitches to pharmaceutical companies, sales closure
  • managing multiple accounts on a day-to-day basis, including as key contact point for the client, managing external and internal team members
  • financial management of accounts, profitability
  • adherence to delivery schedules
  • quality of final product
Business Management

Vice-PresidentOCC Japan
Tokyo, 1997-1999

  • established first business presence in Japan, including business planning, company registration in Japan.
  • office set up, staff recruitment
  • established company name in Tokyo and Osaka through credentials presentations, first sales and deliveries
  • managed all aspects of the business including sales forecasting, cash flow forecasting, delivery forecasting, monthly board reports
  • responsible for operations division of all sales and editorial staff
    (25 out of total of 30 staff)
Research Research Staff
Physical Sciences Division
British Petroleum Ltd
London, 1983-1984; 1985; 1986
  • laboratory research into physical chemistry of tar sands
  • results compilation, analysis
  • report writing and presentation