Working languages:
Russian to English

Anna Fisch

Russian Federation

Native in: English Native in English
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Subtitling
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsAnthropology
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaTextiles / Clothing / Fashion
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingPoetry & Literature
Cosmetics, BeautyEsoteric practices

Experience Years of translation experience: 14. Registered at Feb 2018. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Smartling

Anna Fishman

Tel: 8 926 4311 058



Objective: Position
as Freelance English Editor/Proofreader/Translator

About Me:

Whether it’s teaching English or editing and translating
texts, I have spent much of my life working with the English language and am an
unrivaled expert in the field. I did my PhD. in linguistics at the University
of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). This is when I got my first experience
as an editor---primarily of academic texts from various fields.

Since 2004, I have been living in Moscow, teaching English
and freelancing as a translator and editor. I am fluent in Russian, have a wide
range of experience working with texts from different subject fields, and,
therefore, have no difficulty translating both specialized as well as
non-specialized texts. Through my work as an editor/proofreader, I am
constantly trying to acquire new field-specific lexis, thereby broadening my
range as a translator.

Work Experience:


October 2017-Present: Translator
(Russian-English), Editor/Proofreader, Med.Solution, Moscow, Russia

  • Translate a broad
    range of medical texts from Russian to English (patient information leaflets, scientific
    articles, sales representative kits, administrative letters, clinical and
    preclinical reports, case report forms, clinical protocols, investigator
    brochures, medical records, etc.)

Translate and localize web-sites

Edit and proofread medical
and pharmaceutical texts translated from Russian into English

Correct spelling,
punctuation, grammatical and typographical errors

Ensure clarity of
expression, stylistic correctness and unity

Check completeness
and accuracy of the translation by comparing the target text (English
translation) with the source text (Russian original)

Ensure conformity of
translated text with the glossary and requirements of the customer

Collaborate with
fellow editors and translators by offering feedback and recommendations on ways
of improving the quality of the translation


October 2015-October 2017: English Teacher,
AlgorithmA*, Moscow, Russia

Teach IAL (International Advanced A-Level) English
Literature and GCSE English to groups of 8-10 Russian high-school students

Independently develop course and lesson plans using
various online and offline study resources, in-keeping with the course

Prepare students for successful completion of
their GCSE and AS/A2 Exams (work on effective essay-writing strategies to meet
formal Assessment Objectives, analyze available student assessment materials
and marker responses from previous years, monitor student progress by
conducting ongoing formal and informal assessment)

Teach the APEX American high-school program
(English, English Literature, US History) to groups of 8-10 Russian high-school

Assess and interview incoming students to
determine entry level and academic goals, and then develop individualized

Prepare students---individually and in small
groups--- for various international exams (SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Exams)

Teach Academic writing and research skills to
prepare students for successful study at Western Universities

Mentor younger, less experienced instructors
through formal and informal training sessions


2011-September 2015:
Senior Exam Prep. Instructor, The Core Academy, Vancouver, Canada

Prepared recent immigrants and International
students for Admissions and International Exams (SSAT, SAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL)

Administered diagnostic exams to pinpoint
strengths and weaknesses

Worked with parents to develop effective study

Designed individual study programs to focus on
problem areas

Taught skills and strategies to help students
write compelling admissions essays and college applications

Assisted students in writing winning scholarship

Prepared students to ace college interviews in

Helped high school students with IB, AP, and
Honors classwork and homework

2004-2011: EFL
Teacher, Various Private Language Schools, Moscow, Russia

Taught EFL literacy to Russian-speakers of all
ages and levels using an interactive approach to encourage oral communication
and rapid language development

Taught Open groups and Individual students,
General English and Business English, as well as specialized courses
(Financial and Legal English) and seminars (job interviews, negotiations,
presentations, meetings)

Worked with corporate clients in leading Russian
and international companies (met with corporate staff and educational
managers to assess language needs and determine educational goals, administered
diagnostic tests and formed groups, prepared methodological materials, tailored
language training for individual clients)

Through fun and educational activities created a
stimulating environment for Russian children to learn English language and

Helped school children with their English
schoolwork and homework

Assisted older children prepare for school
exams, university exams, and international language exams (TOEFL, SAT, IELTS,
FCE, CAE, etc.)

2004-2011: Freelance
English Editor/Proofreader/Translator, Various Corporate and Private Clients,
Moscow, Russia

Edited and translated a broad range of texts,
from ads and press releases, to more specialized texts from fields such as
finance and marketing

Edited websites, checking for accuracy of
translation and adjusting the language to target a wider audience

Translated texts of Russian popular films,
commercials, and TV series to be used in subtitles or dubbing

1996-2004: Teaching
Assistant, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Independently designed and taught an
introductory course to English literature to a group of about 30 first-year
university students

Edited and proofread academic papers,
dissertations, and articles

Marked student essays and exams

Regularly conferred with professors and other
Teaching Assistants regarding grading and teaching procedures

Helped students with coursework during regular
weekly office hours


PhD., University of British Columbia, Vancouver,
B.C., 2004

M.A., University of British Columbia, Vancouver,
B.C., 1998

B.A. (Honors), University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, B.C., 1996

Relevant Skills and

Fluent Russian

Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel,

*References available upon request

Profile last updated
Sep 7, 2018

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