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Thomas Alwood

Thomas Alwood

Adjunct Instructor

Tom Alwood has twenty years’ experience working in multilingual communications, both in translation operations and technology management roles. His focus is on the interaction of technology with operations with the goal of optimizing the efficiency of localization production. He has served as the technology lead for the translation departments of Bowne, RR Donnelley and Merrill Communications as well as independent LSPs. Currently he consults with LSPs and Buyers on technology adoption and production automation.

Tom's areas of specialization include technology development, implementation, and integration for business management systems, workflow tools, CAT and Machine Translation tools and interactive client solutions. In addition, Tom serves as a US representative of TAUS an industry think tank dedicated to promoting translation technologies. Tom holds an MA from Columbia University.

Currently Teaching

Transcreation and Localization

Learn the fundamental principles of transcreation and localization, applicable to any language pair in which English is the target language.