Paul Koehler graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Advertising Studies. After working as a reporter in the United States, he moved to Japan, living and working in the Chubu area for about 8 years. He has been a translator and interpreter since 2009, and is involved with both JAT and the American Translators Association (ATA).
Currently based in Los Angeles, he does occasional work as a contractor for Honda Americas R&D at their office in Torrance, and is also the current chair of the JATTOOLS SIG. He loves swapping stories about the latest ways to make work more efficient when he isn't finding time to go to the beach! His preferred CAT tool is Deja Vu X3, although he uses TRADOS Suite 2017 as well when the situation warrants it.
To most translators the environment they work in makes a considerable difference with how much work can be done and how comfortable they can be doing it. Some of the best ideas for creating such environments come from sharing information with other colleagues, and this...