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McCone Building
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jwojowski@middlebury.edu

Joseph Wojowski is a French and Spanish into English translator specializing in Localization and Technology and currently works in localization client services, born in Seoul, ROK and raised in the United States. He has been working in translation since 2007. Joseph is the former administrator of the ATA Language Technology Division, former assistant administrator of the ATA Korean Language Division, and former Vice President of the Midwest Association of Translators and Interpreters.

Joseph is a MemoQ trainer and has presented at conferences and webinars on the topic of data security in the Translation and Localization industry, including Language Technology and the Sharing Economy (ATA, 2016), Data Security for Project Managers (ATA, 2017), Technology Basics for Those Who Have Always Been Curious (MATI, 2020), and Red Pill or Blue: Unpleasant, Life-changing Truth or Blissful Ignorance? (NETA, 2021).

Courses Taught

Course Description

In the 21st Century, securing data is key for keeping your company, your clients, and your information private, safe, and out of the hands of those who would do harm. We’ll look into securing information at all levels: physical means of securing data, how encryption standards work (why they’re in place, and how they’re used), how to transfer information securely to your client or to your LSP, and have a look into the legal documents in place that could get us into trouble.

Terms Taught

Fall 2021 - MIIS, Fall 2022 - MIIS

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Course Description

Project managers often carry the heaviest of loads of the organizations they work for. They often make more purchases on behalf of their organizations than their managers or company owners. They have an intimate knowledge of a product that is often in a language they can’t read. They know the smallest details of the strengths and habits of the partner translators who provide that product. Yet all this knowledge is not usually developed or supported through training or documented work instructions. Instead, PMs overcome a myriad of production, processing, and people issues on-the-fly. This course serves as a response to that lack of on-the-job training. Students will first consider the importance of emotional intelligence, partner translator management, and data security to the role of project management. Students will then work through a series of case studies that present examples of the problems that can arise at each stage of the production process. Through this experience, students will develop an understanding of the importance of preventative processes, and problem-solving strategies for overcoming common issues.

Terms Taught

Spring 2021 - MIIS

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Academic Degrees

M.A. French and Spanish Linguistics - 2009

B.A. French and Spanish Language and Literature - 2007

MemoQ Trainer - 2014