Geoffrey S. Koby


(Term 2017-2020)
American Translators Association
Kent, OH

Geoff Koby is a full-time professor of translation studies at Kent State University and a part-time freelancer. He holds a Ph.D. in Historical Germanic Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Geoff is also an ATA-certified translator (German>English and Dutch>English). After serving for several years as a German>English grader for the ATA certification exam, Geoff accepted the Deputy Chair position on the Certification Committee. In 2009, he became the Committee Chair (2009-2014). Geoff is one of the founders and a past president of the American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association (2002-2010). In addition to his translation of several literary works, Geoff has been widely published as an expert in translation assessment, evaluation, practice, and pedagogy. As a freelancer, he specializes in legal, commercial, and financial translation, with a special interest in contracts.