Member since May '07

Working languages:
Russian to English
English to Russian
French to English
English (monolingual)
Russian (monolingual)

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Marina Khonina
Bilingual EN<>RU conference interpreter

Canada
Local time: 20:24 PST (GMT-8)

Native in: Russian (Variant: Standard-Russia) Native in Russian, English Native in English
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Services Interpreting, Operations management, Vendor management, Project management, Training, Translation, Editing/proofreading, Transcription, Voiceover (dubbing), Copywriting, Website localization, MT post-editing
Expertise
Specializes in:
International Org/Dev/CoopSocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Government / PoliticsJournalism
Business/Commerce (general)Poetry & Literature

Volunteer translations

Volunteer professional humanitarian translation services-

Translators without Borders

Words translated: 4,968
Project History 56 projects entered    3 positive feedback from outsourcers    3 positive feedback from colleagues
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Interpreting
Volume: 4 days
Completed: May 2011
Languages:
English to Russian
4th UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries



Government / Politics, International Org/Dev/Coop
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 1 days
Completed: May 2011
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
Regional Youth Conference: Investing in Youth, Path to Accelerated Development



International Org/Dev/Coop
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 2 days
Completed: May 2011
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
2nd Istanbul International Water Forum



Government / Politics, International Org/Dev/Coop
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 1 days
Completed: Apr 2011
Languages:
Russian to English
English to Russian
8th Banking Summit

The banking sector in Russia: IT trends and innovations

Finance (general), Computers: Systems, Networks, IT (Information Technology)
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 3 days
Completed: Apr 2011
Languages:
Russian to English
English to Russian
Information Systems in the Justice Sector



Law (general), International Org/Dev/Coop, IT (Information Technology)
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 1 days
Completed: Apr 2011
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Working Group Meeting



Economics, Government / Politics, International Org/Dev/Coop
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 2 days
Completed: Mar 2011
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
Reducing Health Inequalities, Regional Meeting

EECA Regional Technical Meeting on Reducing Health Inequalities: Focus on Vulnerable Groups and SRH 28-30 March 2011, Istanbul, Turkey

Medical: Health Care, International Org/Dev/Coop
 No comment.

Colleague feedback:

Maria Kokhanova: No comment.

Translation
Volume: 2235 words
Completed: Mar 2011
Languages:
English to Russian
UN document on desertification

Desertification Decade document

Environment & Ecology, International Org/Dev/Coop
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 1 days
Completed: Mar 2011
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
Islamic Finance Roundtable



Economics, Finance (general), Religion
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 1 days
Completed: Feb 2011
Languages:
Russian to English
Film subtitles

Subtitles and description for a 30–minute feature film by a German-Kazakh director for an international film festival

Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 37000 words
Completed: Jan 2011
Languages:
English to Russian
Book on language learning

Russian translation of the Language Hacking Guide by Benny Lewis

Education / Pedagogy, Linguistics
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 2 days
Completed: Jan 2011
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
International negotiations



Forestry / Wood / Timber, Law: Contract(s), Transport / Transportation / Shipping
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 3 days
Completed: Nov 2010
Languages:
Russian to English
English to Russian
24th IPMA World Congress



Transport / Transportation / Shipping, Management, Business/Commerce (general)
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 1 days
Completed: Nov 2010
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
Congress on pharmaceutical management of pain in osteoarthritis



Medical (general), Medical: Health Care, Medical: Pharmaceuticals
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 1 days
Completed: Nov 2010
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
Presentation of non-surgical facelift techniques



Medical (general), Medical: Instruments
 No comment.

Colleague feedback:

Maria Kokhanova: No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 3 days
Completed: Oct 2010
Languages:
Russian to English
English to Russian
UNFPA Regional Gender Meeting



Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., International Org/Dev/Coop, Government / Politics
positive
Blue Board outsourcer info (0 to 5 entries):  No comment.

Colleague feedback:

Maria Kokhanova: Highly qualified professional

Translation
Volume: 2125 words
Completed: Sep 2010
Languages:
English to Russian
Museum website



Internet, e-Commerce, History
 No comment.

Editing/proofreading
Volume: 1 days
Completed: Aug 2010
Languages:
English to Russian
Proofreading of health questionnaire



Medical: Health Care
positive
Blue Board outsourcer info (0 to 5 entries):  No comment.

Translation
Volume: 12792 words
Completed: Apr 2010
Languages:
Russian to English
English to Russian
Museum virtual tour



Media / Multimedia, History, Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 1730 words
Completed: Apr 2010
Languages:
English to Russian
UN document on biodiversity



Environment & Ecology, International Org/Dev/Coop
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 1 days
Completed: Apr 2010
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
UNICEF regional workshop on survey design



International Org/Dev/Coop, Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., Mathematics & Statistics
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 2 days
Completed: Mar 2010
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
International telecoms conference

Simultaneous interpretation

Telecom(munications), IT (Information Technology)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 9625 words
Completed: Aug 2009
Languages:
English to Russian
Annual report for an international civic organization



International Org/Dev/Coop
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 3289 words
Completed: Nov 2008
Languages:
Russian to English
Academic article

Topic: Development of civil society

Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 3311 words
Completed: Nov 2008
Languages:
Russian to English
Academic article

Topic: Social partnership between the Government and NGOs

Government / Politics, Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 2828 words
Completed: Nov 2008
Languages:
Russian to English
Academic article

Topic: Leadership in NGOs

Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 1 days
Completed: Nov 2008
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
European medical congress

Topic: Pharmacoeconomics for Decision-Makers

Economics, Government / Politics, Medical: Health Care
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 3198 words
Completed: Oct 2008
Languages:
Russian to English
Academic article

Topic: Civic participation in decision-making

Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 1179 words
Completed: Oct 2008
Languages:
English to Russian
Press Release

Topic: Palliative care (World Health Day) Document available at http://www.hrw.org/ru/news/2008/10/20

Medical: Health Care, International Org/Dev/Coop
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 8106 words
Completed: Jul 2008
Languages:
English to Russian
Academic article

Russian translation of Chernilo, Daniel. 2006. “Social Theory's Methodological Nationalism: Myth and Reality.” European Journal of Social Theory 9(1): 5-22.

Science (general), Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 4007 words
Completed: Jul 2008
Languages:
English to Russian
Academic article

Russian translation of Burawoy, Michael. 2008. “Rejoinder: For a Subaltern Global Sociology?” Current Sociology 56(3): 435-444.

Science (general), Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 7583 words
Completed: Jun 2008
Languages:
English to Russian
Conflict resolution workshop manual



Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., International Org/Dev/Coop, Government / Politics
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 8111 words
Completed: Jun 2008
Languages:
English to Russian
Conflict resolution case studies



Government / Politics, International Org/Dev/Coop, Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 2 hours
Completed: Apr 2008
Languages:
Russian to English
English to Russian
Public lecture

National Ideology and State-building in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., Government / Politics
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 2 hours
Completed: Apr 2008
Languages:
Russian to English
English to Russian
Public lecture

Higher Education Reform in Kyrgyzstan: The Politics of Neo-Liberal Agendas in Theory and Practice

Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., Government / Politics, Education / Pedagogy
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 1429 words
Completed: Apr 2008
Languages:
Russian to English
Academic article

Topic: Legal aspects of migration

Government / Politics, Law (general), Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 2528 words
Completed: Apr 2008
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
Brochure and promotional material

Texts for international jazz festival

Music
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 3 days
Completed: Apr 2008
Languages:
Russian to English
English to Russian
Press conference and on-stage presentations

Interpreter for an international jazz festival

Music, Advertising / Public Relations
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 2 days
Completed: Apr 2008
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
Human rights workshop

Human Rights and Terrorism, a regional seminar for Central Asia

International Org/Dev/Coop, Law (general), Government / Politics
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 3 days
Completed: Nov 2007
Languages:
Russian to English
English to Russian
Workshop on statistics of drug use

National assessment studies on problem drug use and survey on drug use among secondary school students

Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., Mathematics & Statistics, Law (general)
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 2 hours
Completed: Oct 2007
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
Public lecture

Evolving Islamic Identities in Central Asia

Government / Politics, Religion, Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 41740 words
Completed: Aug 2007
Languages:
English to Russian
Book on musicology

New Perspectives on the Music of the Turkic Peoples of Eurasia

Anthropology, Music, Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 3 days
Completed: Jun 2007
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
Art management seminar



Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting, Management
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 3334 words
Completed: May 2007
Languages:
Russian to English
Theoretical section of a thesis

Topic: Marketing research

Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., Marketing / Market Research, Education / Pedagogy
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 2117 words
Completed: May 2007
Languages:
Russian to English
Answers to a questionnaire

Answers to a questionnaire with open-ended questions

Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 7451 words
Completed: May 2007
Languages:
English to Russian
Academic article

Topic: Islam in Central Asia

Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., Religion
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 5207 words
Completed: May 2007
Languages:
English to Russian
Text on international financial institutions



Finance (general), International Org/Dev/Coop
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 1763 words
Completed: Apr 2007
Languages:
Russian to English
Reports on human rights



Law (general), International Org/Dev/Coop
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 4265 words
Completed: Apr 2007
Languages:
Russian to English
English to Russian
Brochure and promotional material

Texts for international jazz festival

Music
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 2 days
Completed: Apr 2007
Languages:
Russian to English
English to Russian
Constitutional reform meetings



Law (general), Government / Politics
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 13440 words
Completed: Mar 2007
Languages:
Russian to English
Art history book

Fine Arts in Kyrgyzstan Compiled and edited by Gamal Bokonbaev. Translated from Russian by Valeri Hardin and Marina Khonina. Bishkek: AsiaUniversalBank, 2007. 411 p. ISBN 9789967241879

History, Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 2 days
Completed: Mar 2007
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
Regional conference

European Union Policy towards Central Asia: Security Issues and Different Approaches

Government / Politics, International Org/Dev/Coop
positive
Unlisted info:  No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 1 days
Completed: Mar 2007
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
Ministry of Finance conference

Shadow Economy in the Kyrgyz Republic

Economics, Finance (general), Government / Politics
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 3 days
Completed: Mar 2007
Languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
Human rights workshop

Discussion of the UN Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Government / Politics, International Org/Dev/Coop, Law (general)
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 4 days
Completed: Jun 2006
Languages:
Russian to English
English to Russian
Civic mobilization workshop



Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., International Org/Dev/Coop, History
 No comment.

Interpreting
Volume: 1 days
Languages:
Russian to English
English to Russian
Refugee status determination workshop



Law (general), International Org/Dev/Coop, Government / Politics
 No comment.


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Glossaries Development, Lighting Design, Promotion de la santé (OMS), Refugees, Religion, Reproductive Health, Sociology, WHO Health Promotion Glossary (French-Russian)
Translation education Bachelor's degree - American University of Central Asia
Experience Years of experience: 20. Registered at ProZ.com: Jan 2001. Became a member: May 2007.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to Russian (American University of Central Asia, verified)
Russian to English (American University of Central Asia, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, MateCat, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Other CAT tool, Powerpoint
Website http://www.khonina.com
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Events and training
Powwows attended
Professional practices Marina Khonina endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
Bio

Highlights

  • Russian conference interpreter and RSI (remote simultaneous interpreter) with 15 years of international experience.
  • Interpreted at UN conferences, high-level government meetings, and live television broadcasts.
  • Experienced linguist with a background in quality assurance, project management, and people management.
  • Working in translation and localization since 2001. 
  • Coordinated work with globally dispersed teams, ranging from 60+ senior quality reviewers to a community of 26,000 language professionals.
  • Published translator and editor with a strong public speaking ability and outstanding written communication skills.
  • Fully bilingual in Russian and English with a working knowledge of French and a reading ability in Turkish.

Services

  • Russian <> English interpreter in Vancouver, Canada. Remote simultaneous interpreter. Phone and video interpreting. Voiceover in English and Russian. 
  • Specializing in: International development, humanitarian aid, non-profits. Social sciences. Academic translations. Healthcare/Medical. Sports. 
  • High-quality Russian-English translation and editing. Bilingual transcription. Copywriting.  
  • Translation quality assurance and translation project management.

Experience

Self-employed. Conference Interpreter. April 2005 - Present.

  • English (A), Russian (A), French (C). Simultaneous and consecutive interpretation (live and online). 
  • Over 100 international assignments (UN Secretariat, UNICEF, WHO, etc.) across various locations in Europe, Central Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East.
  • Senior live broadcast interpreter, TRT World (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation), May 2016 to May 2018.
  • Worked under pressure in highly sensitive environments (work requiring high levels of confidentiality and in politically volatile regions, including high-level meetings).
  • Team leader on international and multilingual interpreter teams.

Translators without Borders

  • Translation Quality Specialist, August 2018 - May 2019. 
  • Translation Quality and Community Manager, May 2017 - August 2018. 
  • Translation Project Manager, January - April 2017. 

Gengo, Inc.

  • Translation Quality Lead. Senior Translator Coordinator, May 2013 - October 2014. Tokyo, Japan.
  • Managing Translator, February 2011 - April 2013. 

Self-employed. Russian Translator and Interpreter. January 2001 - April 2013. Multiple locations.

  • Translated over 100 published articles and 3 published books in English and Russian.
  • Main contributor, Collins Russian Dictionary and Grammar, HarperCollins, 2013, xxxii + 1176pp. ISBN 978-0-00-735107-7

Additional Information

  • University certificate in Russian translation and interpretation (2008)
  • MA candidate in Sociology (Simon Fraser University). BA (Honours) in Sociology. 
  • For a full career history, please connect with me on LinkedIn.
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