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Profiles of Our Principals
VR Communications' principals are Anna van Raaphorst-Johnson and Richard H (Dick) Johnson. They work both individually and collaboratively, depending on project requirements.
Anna van Raaphorst-Johnson
Anna is our content specialist.
Anna has a BA in German and history/political science from UCLA and an MA in linguistics from Stanford. She also has certificates in web technology, localization, and genealogy. She is currently pursuing an ASI (American Society for Indexing) certificate in indexing, which is expected to be granted in 2017.
Anna has had broad experience in high-tech and education as employee, consultant, contractor, and pro-bono volunteer.
Anna is conversationally fluent in German and Spanish.
In her spare time, Anna enjoys active sports, family history, travel, photography, and languages.
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Richard H. (Dick) Johnson
Dick is our technical specialist.
Dick has worked as a software engineer, web developer, writer, and researcher.
Dick has BA and MA degrees in mathematics from UCLA. He worked for a high-energy physics laboratory, a multinational corporation, and a Silicon Valley start-up before joining VR Communications in 2007.
Currently Dick is working on content conversions and archives. His custom Python scripts transform content generated through WordPress export to XML/DITA, where it can be further processed to other output formats like PDF.
In his spare time, Dick enjoys running, family history, travel, and photography.