Mark Daniel Childress earned a B.A. in German and Political Science from Humboldt State University in California and an M.A. in German and Linguistics from Heidelberg University in Germany. He started at SAP in Walldorf, Germany as a translator in 1995 and became the terminology manager in 1998. He was the president of the German Association for Terminology (Deutscher Terminologie-Tag / DTT). Mark gives frequent lectures and training on terminology management to technical writers, translators, and universities and writes articles on terminology work for publications including MultiLingual and edition, the journal of the DTT.