GRADUS MULTILINGUAL SERVICES, INC.

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‘Translation and Proofreading Staff Description‘
About Gradus
‘About Gradus
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Company Profile
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Services
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Major Clients
Services
‘Translation Services
‘Interpretation Services
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Proofreading Services
Staff
‘Staff Description
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Staff Recruitment

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Ms. Chigako Yamamoto (Civil engineering)
After graduating from Otaru University of Commerce, she worked for a banking institution for five years. She studied in England before founding English House (now Gradus Multilingual Services) in 1987, a translation/interpretation business. She earned a Master's degree from the Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University in 2001. Her thesis was "Application of Performance Measurement for Snow and Ice Control in Sapporo City". Members of the Society of Civil Engineering and Japan Society of Directory. She specializes in civil engineering, environmental engineering, marketing, and accounting.
Mr. Michael O'Connell (Advertising)
Born in Holland, and graduated from Swathmore College in Pennsylvania. He was working for the major advertising company and involved in the project of producing Hokkaido's tourist guidebooks. He has been active in writing for papers and magazines in Japan. His rich knowledge in various genres enables him to provide accurate editorial guidance. His copy writing particularly is recognized as good.
Mr. Thomas Alan Owens (Economics and Finance)
Born in the US and completed MBA at Columbia University in New York. He studied Japan's financial system at the economics department in the Hokkaido University as a scholarship student supported by the Ministry of Education, and then worked in the international division of Hokkaido Takushoku Bank. After retired from the bank, he started working as a freelance translator, specialized in a company's annual report, bushiness, economics, and finance.
Ms. Kayo Yonezawa (human geography and regional development)
Completed a Master's degree in Geography at the University of Georgia, where she experienced TA. Currently, as a freelance translator she works on a variety of fields including regional development and urban transportation.

‘Staff

Ms. Chigako Yamamoto
A native of Hokkaido. Lived in Sapporo all of her life except for 10 months spent in England. President and founder of Gradus Multilingual Services, Inc. In March 2001, earned MasterΥs degree from the Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University. Being the mother of three children and management/translator/interpreter/sweeper (!!) of Gradus, she leads a busy life.
Ms. Akiko Nomura
Native of Hokkaido. She takes responsibility for the accounting section. Although young she quietly and steadily accomplishes her own tasks with a splendid abacus skill. She is interested in music, particularly British Rock.

Gradus Multilingual Services, Inc.
37 Sankyo Bldg., North 7 West 2, Kita-ku, Sapporo, JAPAN 060-0807
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