ThaiLinguist is a member of the American Translators Association and the Northern California Translators Association. Owners, Marisa and Keith Ensminger, provide Thai and English translation in the appropriate cultural contexts that are essential for your international business success.
ThaiLinguist provides professional English and Thai translation services to translation agencies, multinational corporations, non-profit organizations and individuals. In addition to traditional translation services, ThaiLinguist provides editing, desktop publishing, project management, and web site localization.
Marisa Ensminger has been in the communications profession for more than twenty years. She is a Thai native and received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Thai from Rajabhat Institute in Bangkok, Thailand. Marisa was a Thai resident until l981, when she came to the United States to earn her Master's in Education from the University of Southern California.
Her communications career started with the Thai Ministry of Education, where she became Associate Director of Curriculum and Development. The responsibilities of Associate Director included developing Thai language tests for teacher certification, and evaluating teacher preparation and certification requirements throughout Thailand.
Marisa began translating personal, business and government documents in 1995. Her extensive resume includes experience in agriculture, arts & entertainment, contracts, corporate surveys & policy statements, education, finance, investor relations, health care, mergers & acquisitions, materials management, purchasing, marketing, sales and other topics.
Keith Ensminger has been an educator since 1983 and partner in ThaiLinguist since its inception. He is a California native and received his Bachelor of Arts in Art and Religion from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. Keith earned his Master's in Educational Administration from the University of Southern California.
In addition to being the primary administrator for ThaiLinguist, Keith also helps out with the translation effort from discussing with Marisa the English material before being translated into Thai and editing the final English translations.
Tiraporn Olsen is ThaiLinguist's primary technical resource for web site localization and software localization projects. She has two years of translation agency experience from Benemann Translations Center and 8 years of web development experience.
Tiraporn completed her Bachelor of Business Administration with concentration in International Business from Golden Gate University, earned a certificate in web design from Boston University, and completed a certificate program in Java Programming at UC Berkeley. She was a technical volunteer with Charity Focus where she has created two non-profit web sites; one of which is for an organization that helps Thai hill tribes.
She is currently a web developer at LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. where she works on a number of LeapFrog web sites including LeapFrog UK, LeapFrog France, LeapFrog Canada, and LeapFrog Mexico.
On her spare time, she consults to small to medium size businesses on internet technology, website redesign, information architecture, website and e-commerce implementation. Her featured clients include St. Mary's College and Walnut Creek Downtown Business Association. She is the webmaster for Lamorinda Moms Club where she is behind the architecture and the implementation of the new web community portal using Joomla OpenSource Content Management Systems and its extended library of extensions.