8018 Upton Avenue S
Bloomington MN 55431
(952) 884-9661

To serve in a support position that allows me to provide time savings and added value for clients, co-workers, and superiors through high-quality performance combined with excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and diligence with deadlines.



Edited and proofread books and other materials for accuracy and completeness
Researched and gathered information to produce articles and reviews
Analyzed thousands of documents in accordance with rubric
Prepared and maintained filing, mail, appointments, and invoicing for small business

Teamwork and Communication
Conducted in-person and telephone surveys to obtain data and process the results
Sustained professional relations using written letters, email, and telephone calls
Coordinated content with supervisors and co-workers to create more effective results
Synchronized multiple projects simultaneously for multiple clients

Competent with Windows and various Microsoft and Adobe products
Adept at learning specialized computer programs to achieve specific tasks

Skilled in the use of The Chicago Manual of Style and the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Commands comprehensive knowledge of mathematics for calculating standard business payments

Operates computer and standard office equipment daily


Edited 75 translated Japanese graphic novels, twelve books, a 26-episode TV series, and a dissertation
Wrote 170 articles focusing on topics related to Japanese comics and culture for several magazines and a book
Scored thousands of standardized tests for three disciplines and seven different states
Led team for two test-scoring projects

Proofread six books following The Chicago Manual of Style
Rewrote twelve manuscripts for translated Japanese graphic novels
Worked on three confidential data-collection projects for the U.S. Census
Taught English as an Assistant Language Teacher for three years in Saitama, Japan
Managed home office for 15 years


Publishing contractor (editor, writer, proofreader)                                       1998 - 2013
   Clients include VIZ, TokyoPop, CMX, Beaver’s Pond Press, A-dec, and individuals
Reader and Team Leader, Data Recognition Corporation                            2010 - 2013
Enumerator, United States Census Bureau                                                    2010
Assistant English Teacher, Japanese Ministry of Education                        prior to 1997


Bachelor of Arts in Oriental Studies, minor in Fine Arts, University of Arizona
Desktop Publishing Certificate, Northern Virginia Community College
Completed courses for TESL certificate, San Diego State University


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