I was Professor of Translation Studies and a member of the management committee of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED) at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) until 2022. My main research interests are:
- cognition and translation
- professional translation processes
- cognitive ergonomics of translation
- MT literacy
- language mediation
ZHAW Tertiary Education Didactics Course (2011), University of St. Gallen.
PhD (Linguistics, 1987), University of Alberta.
Thesis: The Psychological Reality of Sub-syllabic Units.
MSc (Psycholinguistics, 1981), University of Alberta.
Thesis: On the role of Orthography in Experimental Phonology.
TESL certificate (Teaching English as a Second Language, 1980), University of Alberta.
BA (Honours Psychology, 1979), Queen's University.
Academic Professional Experience
|2012-2022||Professor of Translation Studies, ZHAW Institute of Interpreting and Translation. Member of IUED management, 2015-2022.|
|1998-2011||Freelance translator (de-en) and editor, Opfikon.|
|2005-2011||Professor in IUED English section and abroad coordinator for North America.|
|1995-2005||Instructor in English section of IUED (formerly Dolmetscherschule Zürich), Winterthur.|
|1993-2000||English consultant and mathematics instructor, Oekreal/GSBA, Zurich.|
|1993-1998||In-house ESL instructor, international consulting company, Zurich.|
|1989-1991||Freelance translator (de-en) and ESL instructor, Milan.|
|1987-1988||In-house ESL consultant and instructor, Credit Suisse, Zurich.|
|1987-1988||ESL instructor and TOEFL and GMAT preparation, Oekreal/GSBA, Zurich.|
|1986-1987||ESL instructor and TOEFL preparation, English Centre, Zurich.|
|1982-1983||ESL instructor, Queen's University, Kingston.|
|1981-1983||Research associate, Queen's University, Kingston.|
|1980||Teaching assistant, University of Alberta, Edmonton.|
|1979||Research assistant, Queen's University, Kingston.|