Ted Crump was born in Idaho. He studied Russian at DLI in Monterey,
and works in all the Slavic and Germanic languages (except Icelandic). He is head of the Translation Office at the National Institutes of Health, where he has worked
for 25 years. He is a life and honorary member of the American Translators Association. He served
on the ATA Board of Directors and edited Capital Translator and the ATA Chronicle. He is the author
of Translations in the Federal Government 1985 and Translation and Interpretation in the Federal Government
(ATA, 2002). His cartoon series "Great Moments in Languages" appeared in the Capital Translator
over two decades. He is also a bass-baritone singer.