PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED TRANSLATOR AND                                LANGUAGE EXPERT

A Russian native, I came to the US in 2000 and currently live in San Diego, California.   

Languages and intercultural communications have always been my passion. I learned Italian on my own as a child, English in secondary school, and French in college.

By about age 11, I realized that translation was my calling, and since then I have been working on becoming the best translator I can be. 

My formal education is in languages and translation:

  • M.A. in Translation and Interpretation (Monterey Institute of International Studies) 
  • M.A. in French (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • Specialist Diploma in Teaching French and English as Second Languages (Novosibirk State Pedagogical University, Russia)   

I have passed the United Nations Competitive Examination for Russian language translators. 

 

For more details about my qualifications and expertise, please see my

 

RESUME 

 

SVETLANA BELOSHAPKINA                 English ▪ French ▪ Italian to Russian

Translator / Consecutive Interpreter

 

Tel: +1-619-495-3889
Email: svetlana@beloshapkina.com
Web site: www.beloshapkina.com
Skype: svet.beloshapkina
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/svetlanabeloshapkina

 

SERVICES: Translation, Editing, Proofreading, Consecutive Interpretation, Cultural Consultancy


SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
• 12 years of full-time translation experience
• Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation
• Master of Arts in French
• United Nations Russian Translation Service Roster member
• Mastery of grammar and various styles of the Russian language
• Native knowledge of the Russian culture and excellent cultural transposition skills
• Excellent research and assignment preparation skills
• High accuracy and attention to detail, established quality control procedures
• Proficient with TEnT/CAT tools: WordFast Pro and Classic, Idiom WorldServer Desktop Workbench

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
• Subtitles and Dubbing: translation of subtitles for feature and documentary films, educational, promotional, and corporate video; script translation and adaption for dubbing (lip-synching)
• International Cooperation and Non-Profit Organizations: humanitarian assistance and development reports, grant proposals, global and local employee training materials
• Life Sciences and Healthcare: patient brochures and surveys for clinical trials, pharmaceutical surveys, medical interpreting
• Law and Business: contracts, agreements, annual reports, corporate communications, marketing and advertising materials, statistical reports; interpreting at foreign partner visits, audits, negotiations
• Software: testing of localized GUIs and WUIs and localized software functionality testing


EDUCATION
• Master of Art in Translation and Interpretation, Russian/English/French - Monterey Institute of International Studies, 2004
• Master of Arts in French - University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000
• Specialist Diploma (MA equivalent) in Teaching French and English as Foreign Languages – Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, 1998

 

CERTIFICATES
United Nations Competitive Examination for Russian Language Translators and Précis-writers, 2010


MEMBERSHIPS
• American Translators Association, Voting Member
• ATA Slavic Languages Division, Newsletter Editorial Board
• ATA Literary Translators Division

 

PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
"IDIOM TRANSLATION FOR SLAVIC SAVANTS"
Presented at the 56th Annual Conference of the American Translators
Association in Miami, FL, 2015
"SAY WHAT?!... Rendering Hollywood’s explicit language in Russian"
SlavFile, Newsletter of the ATA Slavic Languages Division, Vol. 24, #2, 2015
"SOUND EFFECTS IN RUSSIAN <> ENGLISH TRANSLATION"

Conference review, SlavFile, Newsletter of the ATA Slavic Languages Division, Vol. 23, #2, 2014
"SON OF SOUND EFFECTS"
Presented at the 55th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association in Chicago, IL, 2014

 

Contact Me Today!

Svetlana Beloshapkina

 

Tel: +1 619 495 3889 +1 619 495 3889

E-mail: svetlana @ beloshapkina.com 

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