Tom Hoar

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offlineJoined February 25, 2016Business and/or commerce, Government, IT: softwareThailand
Language technology veteran serving translation professionals for 30 years with technologies that augment translators from IBM Selectric II typewriters to dictation and translation software.
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A few things about me

Operations Management, Project Management, Software Localization
From 26 to 30 years of experience

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My fields of expertise and areas of interest

Business and/or commerce, Government, IT: software
IT and communications (general), Law: patents, intellectual property, Military

My education

Tehran American School
Parkdale High School
University of Arizona
Political Science

My biography and experience

I have worked side-by-side with translators, interpreters, transcribers and language services managers since 1985 as a consumer, professional colleague and technical support provider to usher in change from IBM Selectric typewriters, to Wang word processors, to personal computers with WordPerfect then Word, to automated dictation and translation memories and now into the machine translation age. Each technology generation's shift included a period of angst while language professionals struggled to find real and measurable benefit. Proper tools and training for all parties always generated faster, easier transitions. I bring this experience to every interpersonal and professional relationship with the commitment to reduced the angst and accelerate the benefits of adopting new language technologies.