Working languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
Ukrainian to English

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November 2018

Oksana Weiss
Legal and medical translation since 1997

Coburg, Bayern, Germany
Local time: 15:50 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Russian Native in Russian, Ukrainian Native in Ukrainian
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Being a passionate language professional and caring about the translation quality, I have developed a sophisticated translation/proofreading/QC process with the help of CAT and QA-tools. It allows producing the consecutive and accurate translation of the highest quality with the quick turnaround. This top quality end translation product does not require proofreading, editing or revisiting.

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Since 1997 I have translated more than 20 million words from and into English, German, Russian, and Ukrainian mainly in legal, medical, and general fields. In 1997, I have graduated from Kharkiv National University with the Master's degree in English Language and Literature, German as a second major. Since then, I have worked as an in-house translator with various international companies, such as Gillette (currently Procter & Gamble), DTZ Debenham Zadelhoff and NGOs (TACIS, EuropeAid), where English was the language of communication. Since 2006, I work as a freelance translator and proofreader. I have successfully completed various translation projects, among others, in the medical and pharmaceutical field for Merck, Novartis, Bayer, and Genentech, in the legal and contractual field for the Royal Courts of Justice, European Court of Human Rights, and European Court of Justice.

Education: MA in English Language and Literature, German as the second major, Karazin Kharkiv State University (1991-1997)

Professional experience: 20 years of translation/proofreading/QA experience from and into English, German, Russian, and Ukrainian.

>20 million words translated since 1997 mainly in the legal, medical, and general fields.

Language pairs: English-Ukrainian, English-Russian, Ukrainian-English, Russian-English, German-Ukrainian, German-Russian, Russian-Ukrainian, Ukrainian-Russian

Services: Translation, proofreading/editing/revision, quality assurance

Main fields of translation:

CAT-tools: SDL Trados Studio 2011, Wordfast Pro 3.4, and 5, web-based, cloud and customer on-line tools

Quality control tools: Verifika 3.1, Xbench 3.0

Additional materials: Own translation memories and termbases in the specific fields, customer glossaries and termbases, on-line and off-line vocabularies, lists of abbreviations and terms, etc.

Personal qualities: Punctuality, discretion, and reliability


Legal and EU affairsEU laws, reports, standards, policy papers as part of EU-Ukraine legislation harmonization process, contracts, agreements, articles of associations, powers of attorney, court papers, judgments, court orders, witness statements, GDPR, data protection and privacy policy, privacy notices

Medical and life science: protocols of clinical studies, clinical trials, informed consent forms, investigator brochures, drug inserts and labels, medical records, EMA papers

Brief list of customers:

Government of Ontario

Ministry of Immigration of Canada

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Justice

Royal Courts of Justice





Volunteer work:

Since 2011 I am a member of Translators Without Borders (TWB) and a Language Lead for Wikipedia: Medical Translation WikiProject engaged in translation/proofreading of 80 medical articles for Wikipedia.

English to Russian & English to Ukrainian volunteer translator

Since 2012 I am a Mentor helping aspiring translators to build their careers by providing them with free guidance on work optimization processes.

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Total pts earned: 210
PRO-level pts: 206

Top languages (PRO)
English to Russian144
English to Ukrainian36
French to Russian22
Russian to English4
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Medical: Pharmaceuticals40
Medical (general)36
Law (general)36
Law: Contract(s)28
Finance (general)16
Mathematics & Statistics16
Medical: Instruments4
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