Working languages:
Russian to English
English to Russian
Spanish to Russian

Davíd Lavie
Translations that trump the originals.

United States
Local time: 02:53 IST (GMT+2)

Native in: Russian Native in Russian, English Native in English
Event organizer This person has organized one or more events
User message
Translations that are better than the originals
Account type Freelancer and outsourcer
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Training, Desktop publishing, Project management, Vendor management
Specializes in:
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaFinance (general)
Internet, e-CommerceInvestment / Securities
Law (general)Poetry & Literature
International Org/Dev/CoopJournalism
Media / MultimediaMedical (general)

Russian to English - Rates: 0.12 - 0.15 USD per word
English to Russian - Rates: 0.12 - 0.15 USD per word
Spanish to Russian - Rates: 0.12 - 0.15 USD per word
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 89, Questions answered: 80, Questions asked: 33
Payment methods accepted Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Currencies accepted U. S. dollars (usd)
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Glossaries Finance, Law, Slovariy, Spanish, Tech
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Brandeis University
Experience Years of experience: 23. Registered at Jan 2002. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Russian to English (Continuum Health Partners)
English to Russian (Continuum Health Partners)
Spanish to English (Continuum Health Partners)
Memberships ATA
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Acrobat, Word, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (DOC)
Events and training
Powwows attended
Powwows organized
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Screen new clients (risk management)
  • Find trusted individuals to outsource work to
  • Build or grow a translation team
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
  • Transition from freelancer to another profession
  • Improve my productivity

I have lived, studied, and worked in Russia and the US, and am a native speaker of both Russian and English.

My experience in different countries, industries, and environments (finance, advertising, IT, medicine / translation, interpreting, copywriting, editing, etc) has given me the knowledge and intuition necessary to convey message and atmosphere accurately and well.

My standard for a translation: perfectly idiomatic, fluid, elegant, and better than the original.

My areas of specialization: Finance/Business, Internet, Law, Medicine. My forte: literary translation. I've translated and edited research and PR publications for financial firms, interpreted at conferences and legal depositions, translated and developmentally edited tour brochures, catalogues for fine art exhibits, academic books, novels, and non-fiction. Also song lyrics.

Considerations of quality supersede those of quantity. That said, I can translate an average of 2500 words a day.

Samples of up to 250 words will be gladly translated for serious potential clients.

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This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 144
PRO-level pts: 89

Top languages (PRO)
Russian to English48
English to Russian19
Spanish to English18
Spanish to Russian2
English to Spanish2
Top general fields (PRO)
Pts in 2 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Law: Contract(s)12
Poetry & Literature12
Finance (general)4
Military / Defense4
Law (general)4

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Keywords: Financial, business, management, IT, computers, Internet, domains, domain names, law, legal, medical, patient, health, PR, investment banking, contracts, Research, multilingual, bilingual, trilingual, language, linguistics, Russia, Russian, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Odessa, Ukraine, Black Sea, translation, publishing, editing, editorial, copy editing, interpreting, interpretation, history, photography, tour guide, tourist, food, gastronomy, culinary, cooking, cookbook, food, drink, vodka, oenology, wine, art, arts, photography, painting, literary, writing, literature, poem, poetry, prose, book, script, libretto, music, musical, score, lyrics.

Profile last updated
Feb 1, 2020

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