Akiko Sasaki-Summers has worked as a full-time freelancer as well as an in-house translator since 1997. She has been a grader (English-to-Japanese) in the ATA’s Certification Program for sixteen years. Her specializations include medicine and cybersecurity. She has presented at previous ATA conferences on translation tools and dictionaries as well as software localization, and was on a panel on specialization. Also, since 2021 she has served as an instructor at webinars for translators to work effectively with translation agencies in the USA. She has a BA in English/American literature from Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.