Ko Ricker is a freelance writer and German to English translator.
Ko’s articles on culture and film have been published in various outlets, such as the award-winning Portland Monthly Magazine and animation publication Cartoon Brew. She currently focuses on animation coverage, and has recently interviewed famed anime screenwriter Mari Okada as well as Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park. Her primary interest lies in highlighting animation projects from around the world and celebrating the medium’s various unique visual styles. Check out more of her published work:
As a translator, Ko has done work for clients including Puma, Archroma Management, and DoppelHouse Press. She counts herself lucky to have grown up learning German in a dual immersion setting, and credits this formative experience with her lifelong love of language and writing. (Along with her continued study of German, she has also taken classes in Spanish, Mandarin, French, and Korean, and is always looking to improve in each.) She has lived in Dresden, Germany and Linz, Austria and uses the cultural intelligence gained from each experience to help her provide accurate and beautiful German to English translations. She has a B.A. in Linguistics and a minor in German Studies from the University of Southern California.
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