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July 2017

Sofia Gutkin Professional Trainer
The right word in the right place

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Local time: 04:57 AEST (GMT+10)

Native in: English Native in English, Russian Native in Russian
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Russian to English translator with Physiotherapy Degree from Australia
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Subtitling, MT post-editing, Transcription
Specializes in:
Games / Video Games / Gaming / CasinoMedical (general)
Medical: Health CareMedical: Cardiology
Medical: PharmaceuticalsScience (general)
Education / PedagogyMarketing / Market Research
Poetry & LiteratureGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters

Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 449, Questions answered: 322, Questions asked: 137
Project History 0 projects entered
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Visa
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries Healthcare policy, Medical, Slang
Experience Years of translation experience: 6. Registered at Jan 2009. Became a member: May 2012.
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, MemSource Editor, SmartCAT, Powerpoint
Conference participation Conferences attended
Training sessions attended Как переводить фармацевтические тексты с русского на английский [download]
Professional practices Sofia Gutkin endorses's Professional Guidelines.
About me
Sofia Gutkin
Russian to English Translator and Editor with Physiotherapy Degree

Birthplace: Yekaterinburg (formerly Sverdlovsk), Russian Federation
City of Residence: Melbourne, Australia
Previously Based: Stockholm, Sweden (2016) and Tel Aviv, Israel (2012)

Contact Details
Mobile Phone: +61 402 663 844

University High School (Acceleration Program), Melbourne, Australia.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne
Postgraduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne

English: Fluent (native)
Russian: Fluent (native)

Fields of Expertise
Medicine, Pharmacology, Science
Literary, Arts, History, Politics
Social Media, Current Events
Marketing, Tourism and Travel

Price: 0.06-0.08 USD per word for translating
0.04 USD per word for proofreading and editing

Translating & Proofreading Experience (select projects)
• March – June 2012: Intern at Tik Tak Translations, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Tasks included: assisting the Project Manager, DTP, recruiting and testing freelance translators, updating the company database, proofreading English to Russian translations.

Medical: Two years of ongoing translation work for the European Medical Center (EMC) website in Moscow.
Translated a 11-page patient case history (acute cardiovascular failure) (Ru > En)
Translated a journal article investigating the use of covered stents for brain aneurysms and carotid-cavernous fistulas (Ru > En)
Translated a journal article discussing the use of pyritinol in the management of ADHD in children (Ru > En)
Translated a clinical report on the use of a new osteoplastic material for dental implants in periodontology (Ru > En)
Translated a PowerPoint presentation relating to healthcare policy development in the Russian Federation in the next few years (Ru > En)
Edited a 13,000 word instruction manual and technical documentation for a mechanical and non-mechanical plasmapheresis device (Ru > En)
Edited a 19-page journal article on the development of cognitive self-regulation strategies using a computer game, with brain mapping using functional MRI (Ru > En).

Science: Edited and proofread an agricultural chemistry PowerPoint presentation (En > Ru)
Translated a news article relating to international permafrost research (Ru > En)
Translated a document relating to a patent application for a new type of semiconductor (Ru > En)

Marketing: Ongoing translation work for the website of a personal chauffeur/airport car transfer service in Russia (Ru > En)
Translated an 11,000 word document looking at women's perceptions of brand development for personal hygiene products (Ru > En)
Translated materials promoting the history and culinary specialities of the Yaroslavl Region (Ru > En).
Translated a new menu for a steak house in Chisinau, Moldova (Ru > En)
Edited a number of press releases by a large beer manufacturing company in Kazakhstan regarding their products, public campaigns and supported projects (Ru>En)
Edited a number of current events webpages for VDNH, Moscow, such as: (Ru > En)

Arts/Journalism: Translated a news article relating to Pfizer Russia (Ru > En)
Translated a summary of recent news articles relating to PepsiCo in Russia and Ukraine (Ru > En)
Translated the “Current Events” pages on the website of Fishka Club, a Russian Social Club in Tel Aviv, Israel (Ru > En)
Translated an audio transcript of interviews with ballet dancers at the Bolshoi Ballet (Ru > En)
Translated an audio transcript of interviews for a documentary about Russian troops fighting under Vyazma in WWII (Ru > En)
Edited a document outlining a planned study of digital literacy in school children and their parents (Ru > En)
Edited a 12-page biographical article about the life and works of the artist Mikhail Kim, written by his daughter (Ru>En)

Literature: Translated two science-fiction novels by Sergey Lukyanenko – “Knights of the Forty Islands” and “Nuclear Dream”, unpublished (Ru > En)
Translated a short story called the ‘Unhappy Glasses’ (Ru>En)
Translated three short stories for an international fiction writing competition (>15,000 words in total) (Ru>En)
Translated >15,000 words of a computer game dialogue (Ru>En)

Physiotherapy Experience
April 2013 - April 2016
Grade 1 Physiotherapist at Dandenong Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Rotations: acute medical/vascular surgery, inpatient rehabilitation, orthopaedic outpatients, acute medical/respiratory, plastics and gynaecological surgery, community rehabilitation, women's health (maternity ward and outpatients).

Jan 2008 – Dec 2011
Paediatric Physiotherapist at Glenallen Special School, Melbourne, Australia

April 2008 – Jan 2012
Casual weekend physiotherapist at Dandenong Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

About Me
I am a registered physiotherapist from Melbourne, Australia, who has also completed a four month internship at a translation company in Tel Aviv, Israel (as part of a six month program called Career Israel). I was born in Yekaterinburg (former USSR) and migrated to Australia at the age of nine.

I am passionate about creative writing and languages. I love reading and writing short stories and poetry in both Russian and English. I have been interested in translating since I was 15 years old, and I translated two science-fiction novels from Russian into English while still in high school so that my friends could read them.

I have an in-depth understanding of multiple medical fields, including cardiology, pharmacology, neurology, gerontology, gynaecology and anatomy thanks to completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and due to my work at a large public hospital in Melbourne, Australia. I also have a good understanding of the disability field and special education as I worked at a special school for children with physical disabilities for 4 years.

I am looking for ongoing freelance work in the field of translation and would like to establish a working relationship with reputable translation companies.

On request

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