Barbara Inge Karsch is the owner of BIK Terminology, a terminology consultancy and training company.
Since 2010, she has been providing terminology training, terminology development and implementations of terminology management systems for Adobe, Facebook, Intel, Intuit, Microsoft and others. She draws on her extensive experience working in-house as English and German terminologist for Microsoft and J.D. Edwards.
Barbara completed both a BA and MA in translation and interpretation and has done PhD-level research in terminology management with a focus on ontology work. She is Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University, Adjunct Instructor at the Middlebury Institute at Monterey and has taught at KU Leuven at Antwerp, Belgium, and the University of Washington.
As US delegate to ISO TC 37, Barbara led the revision of ISO 12616 (Terminology work in support of multilingual communication — Part 1: Fundamentals of translation-oriented terminography). Barbara has dual citizenship from Germany and the United States and has moved back and forth between her home countries several times. She volunteers as a puppy raiser for Summit Assistance Dogs and lives in Woodinville, WA, with her partner.
Barbara Inge Karsch can be reached at bikterminology[at]gmail.com.