Suzuki, Myers & Associates

Izumi Suzuki (IJET-27)

Izumi was trained at ISS in Japan as a conference interpreter and worked through ISS and the Japan Convention Service until she got married and moved to US. She established Suzuki, Myers & Associates, Ltd. in 1984 in Michigan to provide bilingual services. Izumi is certified to translate "in both directions" (i.e., English-to-Japanese and vice versa) by the ATA (American Translators Association), where she has served as a Board Member, as the Administrator of the Japanese Language Division, and as the Accreditation Language Chair (J>E) before she became the Certification Committee member. She is also a state-certified Japanese court interpreter. Currently she is also a member of the ATA Interpreting Policy Advisory Committee. She has also served as the President of MiTiN (Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network), an ATA Chapter, and is a member of NAJIT (National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators). She is currently the Advisor to the MiTiN Board.


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