Caryn Jones, founder and Representative Director of ThinkSCIENCE K.K., is originally from the UK and is a permanent resident of Japan. She has been working in Japan's translation and editing industry, specializing in science and medical communications, for more than 20 years.
Caryn graduated in Speech Therapy from the University of Wales in 1990. Her final position before moving to Japan was as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist for people with profound learning disabilities. In addition to her clinical practice, she was actively involved in numerous local and national special interest groups, and was also a Makaton tutor. She facilitated workshops and training courses for speech and language therapists, psychologists and other healthcare professionals, families, professional caregivers, social workers, and the general public while also working as a clinical supervisor for student speech and language therapists. She was the first speech and language therapist in the UK to work fulltime as a researcher, clinician, and educator in a fully funded multidisciplinary team that specialized in working with adults with profound learning disabilities and challenging behavior.
She established ThinkSCIENCE in 2006 to provide the highest quality communications support services to Japanese clients. Since then, ThinkSCIENCE's global team of translators, editors, writers, and customer service specialists has helped thousands of clients, inside and outside Japan, to publish research articles, conference papers, monographs, textbooks, guidelines, and policy.
Caryn and her staff also lecture and provide practical workshops and private consultations on conference presentations, academic writing skills, and research and publication ethics to individuals and groups at research institutes, universities, and commercial enterprises. Caryn also consults for publishers and corporations on best publication practices and effective workflows.
Professional memberships: Japan Association of Translators; International Society of Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP); European Association of Science Editors (EASE); Society of Writers, Editors and Translators (SWET)