The jargon surrounding planning and environmental issues can be pretty deadly, and I’m occasionally hired on a contract basis to translate for public use and understanding. Most recently I worked on the Delta Plan of California’s Desert Stewardship Council, preparing the executive summary of a thousand-page document. Clients have included Adobe Systems, the American Farmland Trust, California Resources Agency, California Tomorrow, California Trout, the County of Marin, Cushman & Wakefield, the Greenbelt Alliance, and Kelly + Yamamoto Productions. The resulting works have won recognitions from the American Planning Association, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Soil Conservation Society of America, and other professional organizations.
I also translate from French and from German: most recently the book Landscapes of the Chinese Soul: The Enduring Presence of the Cultural Revolution (London: Karnac, 2014), a collection of essays edited by Thomas Plaenkers.