Rika McKenna is an in house Japanese linguist at Park IP Translations. She worked as an in house translator in Japan and as a freelance translator in the United States prior to joining Park IP. She reviews English to Japanese patent translations, and evaluates trial translations by freelance translators aspiring to work at Park IP. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Western Washington University and a master’s degree in international relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Common error types found in English to Japanese patent translation will be discussed. How can errors be prevented to improve translation quality? The audience will participate in analysis of sample errors, and statistics on both error frequency and location in translation will...