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Okada & Sellin Translations, LLC
1950 Addison Street, Suite 101
Berkeley, CA 94704
Located in the heart of Berkeley, California, Okada & Sellin Translations, LLC, is a full-service translation agency. We work with all major European and Asian languages.
Okada & Sellin Advantage
Our advantage is found in our people, our dedication to quality, and the unique services we offer clients.
Our professional translators and editors are subject-qualified and work only into their native languages, to produce accurate, linguistically and culturally correct translations.
We enjoy direct personal contact with our clients. We are large enough to provide a full range of language services, in all major languages, yet small enough to keep our overhead low and our standards very high.
Rob has extensive experience in international trade and commerce. He has represented international companies in overseas transactions for nearly thirty years. Prior to forming Okada & Sellin, he spent five years as a principal in another translation business. Rob speaks fluent German, Spanish, and Portuguese and has studied in Germany and Mexico. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Chile and a Peace Corps Director in Brazil. He graduated from Occidental College, majoring in languages and economics, and did graduate study at the University of Rhode Island. He is an active member of the Society for Technical Communication, International Business Forum, and Silicon Valley Roundtable.
Behind the Desks
Hiromi Okada, Partner
Hiromi brings extensive academic and business experience to the management of Okada & Sellin Translations. She was born and raised in Japan. She studied and worked in Tokyo and received her bachelor's degree in linguistics from the University of California at Berkeley. She has management experience in the American export sector. She is an active member of the Keizai Society.
Mie Araki, Project Coordinator
Jennifer Kildee, Project Coordinator/Editor
Born and raised in southern California, Jennifer has lived and worked in London, Edinburgh, and New York. While studying French at the Alliance française in Paris, she taught English as a second language. She has over twelve years of experience in writing, editing and translating academic, promotional, literary and technical documents. In addition to having studied Teaching English as a Second Language at U.C. Berkeley, Jennifer holds a B.S. degree in Journalism and Public Relations and an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy/Literary Management from SUNY Stony Brook.
Matthew Monfort, Project Coordinator
A U.S. citizen, Matthew Monfort has lived in California most of his life. He obtained a B.A. in English at the University of California Irvine, where he also studied Japanese for four years of a total eleven years to date. He later received a certificate in teaching English as a foreign language. He has taught English to Japanese students at U.S. schools in addition to working for Japanese businesses.
Marriage to a Japanese native and career roots in cross-cultural studies have reinforced his understanding of the Japanese linguistic instinct in an English-speaking world. He has enjoyed working a number of years at Bay Area translation agencies, and presently he is a project coordinator and editor specializing in Japanese projects.
Eric Simmons, Office Coordinator
Rika Sonoda, Project Coordinator
Rika Sonoda is from Saitama, Japan, and has studied and worked both in Japan and California. She received a B.A. in English literature from Seijo University in Tokyo, Japan, and a M.A. in linguistics from San Francisco State University. Previously, she co-translated a dictionary of English idioms into Japanese for a Japanese publisher.
Yuri Yoshikawa, Project Coordinator
Before joining Okada & Sellin, Yuri has worked in research and computer-related fields. She studied and worked in Japan, France, and California, and received a B.A. in Human Sciences from Osaka University in Osaka, Japan, and an M.P.A. in International Public Administration from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.