Tony Atkinson (IJET-22)
Tony Atkinson began a full-time career as a Japanese-English translator in 1988 after a decade teaching high-school physics. He began to focus on biomedical and pharmaceutical translation after becoming a freelancer in 1993, and now works exclusively in this area for clients in Japan, the United States, and Europe. He has taught J-E medical translation for the Master’s Course in Japanese and English Translation at the University of Queensland. Tony is based in Perth, Australia.
Experienced pharmaceutical translators report more work than they can handle this year, despite the economic downturn. However, pharma writing is highly regulated, and in order to succeed in pharma translation, translators must have a working understanding of the regulatory...