Izumi Suzuki

President/Court-Certified Interpreter/Conference Interpreter

Izumi Suzuki

After being trained in simultaneous interpretation in Japan, Ms. Suzuki established Suzuki-Myers, Ltd. with her late husband, Steve D. Myers, in 1984, and began providing bilingual services.
Ms. Suzuki is certified “in both directions” (English-to-Japanese and Japanese-to-English) in translation by the American Translators Association (ATA), where she has served as a Board Member, as Administrator of the Japanese Language Division, and as Accreditation Language Chair. Currently, she serves as a member of the ATA Certification Committee and Interpreting Policy Advisory Committee.

Ms. Suzuki is also a state-certified Japanese-English/English-Japanese court interpreter (one of only a dozen nationwide). She is a founding member and former President of the Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network) (MiTIN), an ATA Chapter, where she currently serves as Board Advisor. She serves as a member of the Interpreting Committee/SIG of the Japan Association of Translators (JAT) is also a member of the U.S. National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT). In 2008, Ms. Suzuki accompanied Michigan Governor Granholm to Japan as her official interpreter. She also serves as Secretary of the Japan America Society of Michigan and Southwestern Ontario.

Email:  izumi.suzuki@suzukimyers.com   Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/izumi-suzuki-myers-a8388b10

Articles published about Ms. Suzuki: The Detroit News (1987)Japan News Club (2003)Detroit Free Press (2004)The News Watchers Electronic Edition (2010) For Ms. Suzuki’s published articles and video presentations, see: Publications


ATA Certification Exam Workshop

This workshop will help exam candidates better understand how their translations will be graded, thereby increasing their overall preparedness for the exam. Attendees will receive a sample passage (J>E or E>J) prior to the workshop and submit their translations in advance. The...