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Dr Maria Woodford
Rus/En legal interpreter/translator

Local time: 09:54 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: Russian Native in Russian
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Transcription, Training
Specializes in:
Education / PedagogyLaw: Contract(s)
Law: Patents, Trademarks, CopyrightLaw (general)
LinguisticsMedical (general)
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.Law: Taxation & Customs

KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions answered: 5, Questions asked: 21
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Translation education PhD - University of Birmingham
Experience Years of translation experience: 27. Registered at Mar 2003. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Russian (University of Birmingham, UK)
English to Russian (Institute of Translation and Interpreting, UK)
Russian to English (Institute of Translation and Interpreting, UK)
Russian to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists)
English to Russian (Chartered Institute of Linguists)

Memberships ITI, National Register of Public Service Interpreters, Association of Police and Court Interpreters, National Register of Public Service Interpreters, Student member of the Law Society, Law Society, CIOL, JTP
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Acrobat, CD Writer/Creator, Excel, Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Powerpoint
CV/Resume English (DOCX)
About me
Law (Civil, Litigation, Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence, Employment, Contract, Family, Commercial, Immigration, and Criminal); Education; Medicine; Linguistics and Literature (Prose in particular); Business; Art; Religion

Recent Projects
1. Translated computer games for the company
2. Assessed translation tests for various companies/agencies
3. Translated medical brochures on Tourette syndrome and various manuals on use of medical equipment
4. Translated websites. Localisation projects
5. Interpreted for a wide range of clients - police, courts, solicitors' firms, companies, doctors' surgeries, hospitals, asylum seekers' organisations, BBC ('City Hospital), probation offices, and agencies. Conference interpreting
6. Translation of various legal materials

2009-2011 - to present day - part-time weekend student on a Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School, Holborn, London, UK
2007-2009 - Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, Waterloo, UK
1994-2001 - PhD in Russian Language & Literature, University of Birmingham, UK
2001 - Diploma in Public Service Interpreting, Russian/English Law, distinction, IOL, UK
1994-1990 - Philological Faculty, Moscow State University, Russia

Career History
1990-1992 - Pyramid Marketing Associates, British/Russian joint venture, Moscow office - PA and interpreter/translator into and out of English and Russian. Moved to the UK in July 1992.
Since 1993 - translator, interpreter, tutor and examiner in Russian, assessor of translation tests and a proof-reader. 1993-2003 - tutor in Russian language to all levels, at private and state schools, sixth-form colleges, commercial firms such as Ford Motor company, and universities
1998-2001 - lecturer in Russian, University of Portsmouth, UK

Wide experience in translation/interpreting both in Russia and in the UK. Excellent understanding of both Russian and British educational system, medical system and business structure. Good knowledge of British legal system. Good experience in literary translation (Dostoyevsky). Published articles on Dostoyevsky in British literary journals (in English). PhD thesis 'Dreams in Dostoyevsky's Early Works' written and defended in English
Keywords: law, medicine, immigration, education, language, literature, art, religion, website localisation

Profile last updated
Oct 7, 2011

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