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Dynamic, innovative, and versatile translator, writer, proofreader, and editor; armed with excellent language translation skills, broad writing experience, and strong interest in various fields of special expertise. Proficient in working with subject matter experts to gather information, identify relevant data and audiences, and write documents that are clear and concise. Knowledgeable of the principles related to grammar, sentence structure, syntax, and usage; competent in ensuring translated documents are consistent in style and terminology. Skilled at developing and publishing written materials that appeal to diverse readers and audiences. Adept at researching and shaping ideas into informative, engaging, and intriguing content. Multilingual in English and Russian, with working knowledge in Latin language.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance Author and Translator, 2005-Present

  • Leverage gained knowledge and expertise in planning and overseeing a full-range of writing and editing projects while ensuring strict project deadlines were met
  • Deliver innovative ability in developing and implementing creative concepts upon completion of comprehensive research
  • Apply proficiency in English and Russian languages in providing translation services for individual clients and publications
  • Establish and maintain long-term professional relationships with editors, publishers, clients, and other stakeholders

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Made major contributions in accurately translating Leo Tolstoy’s “After the Ball” published by Oxford University Press
  • Authored and produced various creative pieces, including short stories and poetry in Real Change, Julien’s Journal, Writing.com, Storywrite.com, Storiesville.com, and Storymania.com
  • Captured true intellectual and creative meaning of words, sentences, paragraphs, and stories by researching and meticulously reworking written materials
  • Proficiently interpreted and translated language into Russian or English without sacrificing contents style or impact
  • Utilized incomparable interpersonal skills in collaborating with editors and adeptly revising and enhancing content to meet editorial guidelines and decisions

EARLIER EXPERIENCE

Inter-Library Loan Assistant and Cafeteria Worker
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Studies in English, Russian, Creative Writing, and Philosophy
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE, WA: 1999-2001
SEATTLE CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SEATTLE, WA: 1999
NORTH SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SEATTLE, WA: 1998
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, IOWA CITY, IA: 1991-1993
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA, OMAHA, NE: 1986

Coursework in Music, Political Science, and Composition
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, ANKENY, IA: 1990

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Dubuque County Fine Arts Society
Dubuque Areas Writers Guild
Dubuque Carnegie-Stout Friends of the Library

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