ATA-Certified Russian-to-English Translator, Chicago, IL
Письменный перевод с русского на английский в Чикаго
MA in Russian Translation and Interpretation, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 1996
BA cum laude in Russian Language and Culture, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1994
Freelance Translator and Editor, Chicago, IL, 2013–present
Clients include TechTrans International, Inc., Good Hope Films, EnSol Technology, and private clients.
Translator and Editor, TechTrans International, Inc., Houston, TX, 2002–2013
In-house position, responsible for translating, editing, and proofreading documents on the following subjects:
- Space exploration, including the propulsion, life-support, electrical, and mechanical systems of spacecraft; medical effects of prolonged weightlessness; scientific experiments performed on board the International Space Station; and the history of the Soviet Union's space program
- US National Laboratory programs to assist Russia in securing and disposing of radioactive materials
- Historical and current issues in the Soviet and Russian militaries
- Business contracts
- Trade agreements
- Information technology
- Personal documentation (birth certificates, diplomas, letters of commendation)
Duties also included evaluating the translation tests of job applicants, conducting training sessions for new hires, and performing quality control checks of work by other translators.
Freelance Translator and Editor, Monterey, CA, 1995–2002
Clients included the Foreign Broadcast Information System, Vega Press, The Russian magazine, the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and the US Department of State.