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About me


Hi again,

I am a native Russian translator from English living in Samara, Russia (about 1,000 km away from Moscow).

I’ve been a full-time freelancer since 2006, translating texts in such fields as hospitality& travel, advertising, marketing, fashion & jewelry, business & sales. I mostly translate content for luxury hotels, global airlines, travel destinations, fashion brands, luxury goods manufacturers, etc. I also transcreate slogans and other creative stuff.

I am passionate about music and figure skating and just love it when my hobbies and my job meet.

In 2013 I saw my first literary translation published — Margaret Laurence’s Stone Angel.

I also do consecutive interpreting. In 2010–2012 I have been interpreting regularly at Avtovaz for a major British OEM, and in Dec. 2012 I interpeted for the International Skating Union President at the figure skating Grand Prix Final in Sochi (Olympic test event). I have some experience in simultaneous interpreting too.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

1.5 years’ experience as Sales and Marketing Manager in hospitality (Marriott Hotel)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Winner of the 6th Translation Contest (Ru>En) and 9th Translation Contest (De>Ru) organized by Proz.com

Participant of the Young Writers Forum in Moscow (2010, 2011, 2012) where I took part in seminars on translating literary prose; participant of the Goethe Institute seminar on translating literary prose from German

Attendee and speaker are translation conferences in Russia and Ukraine.

CAT TOOLS

SDL Trados 2007, SDL Trados Studio, MemoQ 4.5

OTHER LANGUAGE PAIRS

Russian to English, German to Russian, French to Russian

That’s more or less it I guess.

Oh and for those who read Russian: here’s my blog in RU.