Translatitude.com is the web presence of Pamela Ikegami, a language professional offering Japanese to English translation, interpretation, Japanese language instruction and consulting. For local IT companies, manufacturers and
import/exporters in need of Japanese translation and cultural literacy
expertise, Translatitude offers high-quality Japanese language
services with an understanding of the client's business and the culture
and customs of their Japanese customers.
Pamela is a native of Portsmouth, NH with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese from the University of Colorado, Master of Arts degree in Japanese from the University of Hawaii and a Paralegal Certificate from Franklin Pierce College. She is a member of the American Translators Association and the Japan Association of Translators and has over twenty years experience as a freelance translator in a variety of subject matters, with particular interest and experience in legal documents and video scripts. Pamela lived in Japan for twelve years and taught in the Science and Engineering Department of Ritsumeikan University in Shiga, Japan and at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Kanazawa, Japan.
Currently a lecturer of Japanese at The University of New Hampshire, Pamela has taught Japanese language and culture to students ranging from teens furthering their interest in Japanese culture to business people preparing for transfers to Japan. Her background as an intercultural comunications trainer allows her to offer instruction in effective cross-cultural communication and appropriate business ettiquette, in addition to language instruction at all levels from beginning to advanced students.