Member since Nov '20

Working languages:
Russian to English
English (monolingual)

Ran Zhuo
Russian Educ., Localization, Tech Expert

Woodside, New York, United States
Local time: 15:30 EET (GMT+2)

Native in: English (Variants: US, Canadian, British, UK) Native in English
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What Ran Zhuo is working on
Dec 22, 2020 (posted via  Took on and completed an emergency localization project for a sequel to a popular Russian RPG. Translating under pressure, if done sparingly, can be quite the thrill! ...more »
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Quality RU-EN translations? Just try me.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Training, Transcreation, Translation, Editing/proofreading, Transcription, MT post-editing, Copywriting, Subtitling
Specializes in:
Poetry & LiteratureMarketing / Market Research
EconomicsInternet, e-Commerce
Law (general)Government / Politics
Law: Contract(s)Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
Printing & PublishingIdioms / Maxims / Sayings

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 4, Questions answered: 4
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Experience Registered at Apr 2019. Became a member: Nov 2020. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS
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  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Work for non-profits or pro-bono clients
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical skills
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Find a mentor
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Improve my productivity

Born in the U.S. and brought up trilingual in English, Mandarin, and Fuzhounese. I have been translating and interpreting for the NYC Chinese immigrant community quite literally since age 7. While earning my B.A. in Russian Language and Literature (summa cum laude), I spent over a year in Russia at prestigious universities working and studying Russian/translation. Consequently, my main area of expertise is the Russian higher education system. I also specialize in game localization, technical cycling-related documents, book, travel, and marketing translation.

Impeccable language skills are a prerequisite for translation work. To that end, I possess a certificate from Altai State Pedagogical University certifying my near-native fluency in Russian (C2). Flawless target-language writing skills are also necessary, and my paper titled "The Unified State Exam: Past, Present, and Future" is forthcoming.

Diverse bilingual experiences and credentials from The Higher School of Economics, the Advanced Critical Language Institute, and Altai State Pedagogical University (where I received my Russian C2 certificate) have allowed me to become well versed in translation / localization / editing / proofing / proofreading / MTPE (machine-translation post-editing) / legal / financial / environment documents. I expect to enroll in the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in conference interpretation in fall 2021.

I am a Fulbright-Hays Scholar, Dr. Israel J. Rosefky Language and Culture Scholar, and am a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Sigma Iota, America's most prestigious academic and foreign language honor societies, respectively.

I have competed, won, and received the following Russian-language competitions and awards:

  1. New York State Olympiad of Spoken Russian (1st place)
  2. National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest (Bronze)
  3. 2019 American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) Laureate

Please refer to what my clients have to say about me:

Artem Nazarov (founder of Russian Progress, 24,000+ subscribers on YouTube, 10+ projects and counting)

    "I am more than happy with Ryan's services, he works fast and maintains high quality for a     reasonable price. I can recommend his services to everyone, and thank you Ryan for excellent     work."

This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

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Total projects1
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Russian to English1
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Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino1
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Keywords: translation, transcreation, localization, localisation, AVT, audiovisual translation, audiovisual, localization, literary translation, creative translation, content editing, adaptation, rewriting, revision, copywriting, subtitles, subtitling, writer, screenplay, youtube, cinematography, film, cinema, television, tv, marketing, lifestyle marketing, advertising, contemporary art, art, culture, theater, stage play, play, script, mobile games, gaming, fiction, nonfiction, blogs, vlogs, documentary, tourism, travel, editorials, newspaper articles, magazine articles, games, voice over, dubbing, US English, American English, American accent, native English, native English translator, native English editor, Russian-English transcreation, Russian-English localization, Russian-English translation, Russian to English, fixer, транскреация, локализация, дубляж, озвучка, сценарий, игры, маркетинг, литературный перевод, художественный перевод, перевод сценариев, субтитры, кинематограф, театр, фиксер, билингв, перевод с русского на английский, русско-английский перевод, носитель английского, Американский Английский

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Jan 19

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