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Alexandra G. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jan 21, 2013

Alexandra G.

Media/Comms Expert/Author, Journalist,Translator
   United States
  |   New York, NY
  |  8:51 am Local Time

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15 + years experience working variously as Spokesperson/Director of Press in international organizations in Russia/CIS, Eastern Europe, Middle East, East and West Africa. 10 + years as international journalist writing on Middle East, South and Southeast Asia with articles published in Financial Times Mid East Markets, Guardian, Le Monde Diplomatique, Spectator, Economist Development Report. Author of three books, including Escape from Ward Six on Russian transition. Fluency English, French, Russian. Worked as United Nations Russian-English...

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Mar 4, 2009|Other - Writing Services|$61|Completed
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Guide to the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
University Press of America, Md, USA, July 1998.Editorial Reviews Review One great...
BACK COVER In Cinderella the Cat, Pluto the Paraplegic Dog, and Foreign Rescue...
My books, translated published books and articles/op eds, publications, corporate...
Author Y. Latynina is well known journalist from Moscow radio station Echo Moskvy.
About how Putin intends to change the Constitution in order to stay in power.
Feature entitled "Mozart as Reconciler." I had led OSCE Mission media team in...
Documentary sponsored by OSCE Mission to Bosnia on importance of Outreach work by...
Features cover elections, Missing persons, economic and finance, Serbian political...
Summer in Vienna, Austria while working there.

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Service Description

I am currently looking for freelance writing, editing, proofreading, as well as Russian English and French English translation work.

Profile Type: Individual
Year Founded: 2008
Number of Employees: 1
Skill sets: include Translation English-Russian-English; French-English; Writing and Reporting, travel and cultural pieces, feature writing, commentary, Creative Writing, Copy Writing, News Releases, Brochure or Flyer texts, Editing/proofreading. Spelling and syntax can be American English or English English.

With 20 plus years in the Writing/Reporting/Translating/ Editing business I can guarantee prompt service, attention to detail and continuous communication until the job is completed to your satisfaction.

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UN Women, Eastern Europe & Central Asia Subreg Off
Editor and Russian English Translator
2012 - 2013
Tasks: 1.Editor/check original/retranslate Russian originals of reports against English for UN Women’s bilingual publication series; 2. Translate Russian texts into English. 3. Proofreading of...
United Nations Consultant
Media Consultant
2011 - 2012
Editor and French English Translator, UNIDO, Vienna, Austria and Paris, France Conference reports and business plans Editor,DPK Consulting, San Francisco, Ca. USAID judicial reform monthly reports.
European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo
Spokesperson/Media officer
2009 - 2011
Tasks: 1. Served as Spokesperson for Custom; 2. Ran internal communications (Intranet, staff newsletter); 3. Public Affairs and public speaking; liaison functions; 4.Various writing tasks:...
Moscow Times, Moscow, Russia
Deputy Night Editor &Russian Eng Translator op eds
2008 - 2008
Tasks: 1. Served as Editor for Business, Daily News and Features writing. 2. Edited/rewrote features. 3. Russian-English translator for Op Ed articles by Russian commentators 4. Part of team...
UNICEF - Kiev, Ukraine Country Office
International Media Consultant
2008 - 2008
1. Managed a media communications crisis with several components 2. Designed and implemented a Two Month Media Crisis Communication Plan to counter a hostile, headlines-grabbing...
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Spokesperson/Director of Press and Public Information
2006 - 2007
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Mandate: Post Dayton reconstruction, elections, institution building, rule of law, democratization, security, education, governance reform.
Special Court for Sierra Leone
Spokesperson/Chief of Press and Public Affairs
2005 - 2006
International criminal tribunal set up by the United Nations and Sierra Leone to try the various rebel factions and government for war crimes and crimes against humanity during the war. Main charge...
United Nations HQ, Dept of Gen Assembly Affairs
French English and Russian English Translator/Precis Writer
2004 - 2005
United Nations Office in Burundi
Spokesperson/Chief of Public Information
2003 - 2003
United Nations HQ, Dept of Gen Assembly Affairs
French English Translator/Precis Writer
2003 - 2003
United Nations Office at Vienna, Austria
Public Information Officer/English Editor
2003 - 2003
United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia, Tbilis
Chief Public Information Officer
2001 - 2003
United Nations Mission in Kosovo
Public Information Officer/Managing Editor UNMIK newspaper
2000 - 2001
International Eurasian Institute for Political and
Author, journalist based in Almaty, Kazakhstan
1999 - 2000
Researched and wrote my second book with grant from DC think tank, Journey into Kazakhstan (University Press of America, 2001)
State Hermitage publisher Slavia
Russian English Translator and Editor
1998 - 1998
Translated major Cezanne and Russian Avant Garde of Early 20th Centur catalogue for State Hermitae/Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Museum, Moscow. -Translated Titanic type book from Russian for NEw...
UN Office of the Humanitarian Coord. for Iraq
Public Information Officer, Northern Iraq
1997 - 1997
State Hermitage Art Publisher, St. Petersbur
Self employed author/journalist/Rus Eng Translator
1991 - 1996
Wrote my second book, Escape from Ward Six. Russia Facing Past and Present (Univ Press of America, July 1998, 764 pp). Polish language edition, Philip Wilson Warsaw Pubs, 2004. Translated a book...


Cultura Wien, Vienna, Austria
Intensive German language Certificate A2 and B1
2011 - 2012
Baruch College
Certificate of International Finance
1998 - 2000
Columbia University, School of International Affai
Master of International Affairs/Minor Journalism
1977 - 1979
Columbia Univ., Russian Institute
Certificate of Russian Institute, School of Intnl Affairs
1977 - 1979
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Proofreading Russia/CIS
Eastern Europe
Middle East
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Writing & Translation
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