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

Pavel Lembersky
Legal docs, film and lit crit. MA.

New York, New York, United States
Local time: 10:44 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: Russian Native in Russian
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Software localization, Training, Translation, Editing/proofreading, Interpreting, Subtitling, Transcription, Voiceover (dubbing), MT post-editing
Specializes in:
Poetry & LiteratureInternational Org/Dev/Coop
Law: Contract(s)Business/Commerce (general)
Human ResourcesArt, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of California, Berkeley
Experience Years of translation experience: 25. Registered at Jul 2018. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Russian to English (University of California, Berkeley)
Russian (University of California, Berkeley)
English (University of California, Berkeley)
English to Russian (University of California, Berkeley)
Memberships N/A
Software Google Translator Toolkit, Microsoft Office Pro, MotionPoint, Personal Translator
CV/Resume English (DOCX)

I was born in sun-bathed
Odessa , Ukraine, along with Anna Akhmatova, Isaac Babel, Yuri Olesha, Vladimir
Zhabotinsky, and other literary greats.

 Following in my
father’s footsteps, I enrolled at the Odessa College of Refrigeration and Food
Industry, and concurrently studied at Three Year School for Foreign Languages,
specializing in English to Russian/Russian to English translation. I graduated from the latter
with high honors shortly before my family emigrated to the United States in the
late '70s.    

I studied comparative
literature (Russian and English) at UC Berkeley, where I was lectured to by the
likes of Czeslaw Milosz, Rene Girard, Claude Levi-Strauss and Michel Foucault.
While in Berkeley, I was also employed by Pacific Film Archives were I was
tasked with creating English subtitles for the Soviet movies and served as
interpreter to visiting Russian film directors and actors.

In the mid-80’s I studied
Film Theory and Production at San Francisco State University Graduate Program
under the benevolent gaze of Dean August Coppola, and translated film criticism, scholarly articles and reviews from English into Russian and from Russian into English.  

Back in New York, I
supported myself as a computer programmer, while writing and translating
screenplays and working in the film industry on such projects as Jonathan Demme
and Spalding Gray’s “Swimming to Cambodia” and the Oscar-winning “The
Appointments of Dennis Jennings,” written by and starring the comedian Steven
Wright, among others. I also worked on a number of co-productions in the
capacity of translator.

After a two-year stint in
Yeltsin’s Russia where I also worked as translator/interpreter for a number of
new business ventures and law firms, I entered the 21st century
as a co-host of a classic rock program on New York’s Russian radio and
occasional curator of downtown art shows, also serving as writer/translator for
art and general interest magazines.

My current freelance translation/interpretation interest and expertise ranges
form legal, business to art, film, and literature.   

Keywords: Russian, English, computers, art, cinema, film, subtitles, editing, literature, literary criticism, legal, book revierws.

Profile last updated
Jul 20

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