Born and raised in the UK, Chris graduated with a BA in Japanese Studies from the University of Sheffield. As part of his studies, he spent a year at Meiji University, Japan. After graduating, he worked for five years as a Japanese-English translator and interpreter, giving him insight into the difficulties encountered by non-native authors. He brings these valuable language skills to his role in Edanz where he began working as a copy editor in 2010. Chris is fluent in Japanese.