Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas
Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas is a professional linguist, an author and an educator based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He has worked as translator and interpreter for more than 15 years for a number of government institutions in Indonesia, as well as for several translation agencies in Indonesia and abroad.
He is also a columnist for several major news outlets. His works focus on the areas of culture, language, tourism, social media, urban living, and ASEAN. His works have appeared in Channel News Asia, The Jakarta Post, and The Interpreter, among other publications.
He received Master Degree in Translation and Interpreting from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and Doctoral Degree in Linguistics from the University of Indonesia. He was also a participant of Presidential Speechwriting Course held by Georgetown University in the United States.
He speaks Bahasa Indonesia, English, Sundanese, and basic Mandarin.
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