The proprietor of Pinedrop is Edward Garrett, a linguist and software developer living in London, England. After receiving a doctorate in linguistics (UCLA, 2001), Garrett took a postdoctoral position at the University of Virginia, where he developed software for the Tibetan & Himalayan Library, including Jskad and QuillDriver.

From 2003-2008, Garrett worked as an Assistant Professor at Eastern Michigan University, teaching courses in Language Technology. From 2008-2011, he was Software Developer for the Endangered Languages Archive at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where he coded its online archive. From 2012-2015, he was a researcher and software developer on the project Tibetan in Digital Communication.

Garrett now works full-time on Pinedrop projects. Contributions are also made by Tom Castle, a designer in London, and the software developers Travis McCauley and Lingling Jiang based in Toronto, Ontario.


For further information or to arrange a consultation, send us an email at or contact Edward Garrett at +44 77 944 12972.