About VR Communications


We do linguistic analysis, text annotation for machine learning, information architecture, writing, and editing. We generally work in the following information domains:

  • technology
  • science
  • linguistics and languages
  • communication
  • history
  • education

We freelance on a works-for-hire basis.

Key client benefits are reasonable prices and quick, high-quality results.


VR Communications principals are Anna van Raaphorst-Johnson and Richard (Dick) Johnson, a collaborative team who work collectively or individually.

After successful individual careers (Dick as a software engineer, Anna as a high-school teacher, technical writer, and editor) we decided that our combined skills and talents opened up more powerful and interesting professional possibilities than we had previously experienced.

Our strengths are creativity, enthusiasm, reliability, and attention to detail.

We’re always looking for new opportunities to participate in interesting and challenging projects.


VR Communications was incorporated in California in 1995, and re-registered in 2016 as a limited liability company (LLC).

Our business is  based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but we also work with clients in other geographies, including outside the United States.

Linguistic analysis, text annotation for machine learning, writing, editing