One of the most hired Elance providers. Main areas of expertise: Academic Writing (US), Proofreading & Editing (US), Russian-to-English Translation (US).
I was born in Russia but raised and educated in America. I hold a Bachelor's degree with honors in History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science and Medicine from the world-renowned University of Chicago. My Bachelor's thesis had been recommended for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
On Elance, I provide two distinct services: English to Russian/Russian to English translation and US English text editing.
My editing specialties are readability and style. I have a keen eye for errors and a great ear for smooth-flowing prose. I've got three novels and countless published nonfiction articles under my belt.
I edit everything from academic monographs to humorous fiction. I respond to client communications promptly, even outside of work hours.
I strive for 100% customer satisfaction.
++ ++ Member of the American Translators Association (ID 251378, Slavic Languages Division).
++ ++ BA with honors from the University of Chicago (History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science & Medicine, '05.)
++ ++ Featured writer: www.RoadTickle.com, DUC magazine, and four nonfiction anthologies since 2007
++ ++ Russian to English / English to Russian translation experience with legal documents, letters, business plans, memoirs, novels, plays, philosophical texts, etc.
++ Interpreter/legal translator for Human Rights Foundation; contract interpreter for the city of New York (City Harvest) and FEMA; per diem court interpreter with the New York State Unified Court System
University of Chicago
Bachelor of Arts
2001 - 2005
2011 - 2012
Translated and edited: a monograph on the emerging Russian middle class; a two-act award-winning play for staging in the US; a psychological thriller/horror novel set in 12th century Persia among the sect of Nizari Ismaili mercenaries known as the Assassins.
translator, interpreter, editor
2010 - 2011
Translated and edited business plans and proposals from Russian into English. Interpreted at legal and business meetings for the CEO.
Publications International, Ltd
Contributing writer (freelance)
2007 - 2008
Researched and wrote articles on topics of scientific, historical, and cultural interest.
Saw publication in four collections, three current and one upcoming:
Armchair Reader: Book of Incredible Information (published March 14, 2008); Armchair Reader: Weird, Scary and Unusual (published August 29th, 2008); and Armchair Reader: Misconceptions (published April 1st, 2009)
Armchair Reader: Mammoth Armchair (coming late 2010)
Gio Global Intelligence
2007 - 2007
Reviewed and translated product labels and claims from Russian into English