Member since May '04

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

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July 2018

Galina Blankenship
RU, TR, EN, mostly Medical/Legal, M.A.

San Francisco, California, United States
Local time: 12:00 PDT (GMT-7)

Native in: Russian (Variant: Standard-Russia) Native in Russian, English (Variants: US, UK) Native in English
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A Trilingual Linguist with 20+ years of working experience in the Translation and Localization industry, a published author, editor, educator, reporter, columnist
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Affiliations Blue Board: Galina Blankenship
Services Translation, Software localization, Website localization, Subtitling, Editing/proofreading, Transcreation, Desktop publishing, Copywriting, Transcription
Specializes in:
Medical: PharmaceuticalsMedical (general)
Law (general)Law: Contract(s)
Business/Commerce (general)Internet, e-Commerce
Marketing / Market ResearchFinance (general)
JournalismIT (Information Technology)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 351, Questions answered: 295, Questions asked: 123
Blue Board entries made by this user  32 entries

Payment methods accepted Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Check, Wire transfer
Glossaries archaic Russian, colloquial Russian, doors, financial terms, general, historical Russian, idiomatic Russian, law/business, textile
Translation education Master's degree - Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey
Experience Years of translation experience: 25. Registered at Aug 2003. Became a member: May 2004. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Russian (Institute of Foreign Languages, Chisinau, Moldova)
Turkish to English (Bogazici University)
Turkish to English (TÖMER)
English (Bogazici University)
English (University of California, Berkeley)

Memberships ATA
Software Adobe Acrobat, Google Translator Toolkit, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, ABBYY FineReader 14 Standard, Okapi Tools, Passolo, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Translation Workspace, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Professional practices Galina Blankenship endorses's Professional Guidelines.

Multilingual Linguist  Content Writer

Life Sciences  Legal  Localization

I am an experienced trilingual linguist and an aspiring writer with a demonstrated history of continuous self-development against the backdrop of an unprecedented boom in language technology and localization services. 

In 20+ years of working in the industry, I have developed a competent yet culturally sensitive approach to multilingual content, the demand for which has become the backbone of the world gone global. 

My educational background in Social Sciences, Economics, and Clinical Psychology, along with my lengthy professional experience in legal translation, marketing research, creative and copywriting content, has bolstered my expertise in Life Sciences and Legal fields. 

I have learned to navigate all major CAT tools, various client’s working environments, and other open-source and proprietary MT tools. I am skilled in content optimization, desktop publishing, creative writing, critical analysis, and research.

I am scrupulous, highly organized, web and computer savvy, endlessly curious, responsible and respectful, with a healthy approach to time management and a strong belief in the medicine of laughter.

After many years of mirroring other people’s words, I grew desirous to create the words that are my own. I’ve written numerous feature articles, reviews, blurbs, copy notes for both print and online publications.

I have completed a 2-year Post-Baccalaureate Program in Creative Writing with Certificate of Distinction from UC Berkeley, California, published over 15 language textbooks, 3 dictionaries consisting of over 300K words and phrases, and 3 children's books. 

I am an active voice in blogosphere and social media, tirelessly exploring any new hunting grounds for multimedia storytelling. Feeding on the immense societal appetite for anything big and novel―be it a new consumer product, an inspirational story, or an entrepreneurial tip―I am looking forward to gaining more experience in presenting original and/or copy content in a pleasurable and easy-to-digest format.

Privacy is a two-way street. On my side, I promise to keep it straight and respectful.

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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: 599
PRO-level pts: 351

Top languages (PRO)
English to Russian214
Russian to English78
English to Turkish39
Turkish to English10
Turkish to Russian6
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Law: Contract(s)20
Poetry & Literature20
Paper / Paper Manufacturing18
Science (general)16
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng12
Pts in 33 more flds >

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

Project History Summary
Total projects5
With client feedback2
100% positive (2 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
English to Russian2
Russian to English1
English to Turkish1
Turkish to English1
Specialty fields
Marketing / Market Research2
Media / Multimedia1
Advertising / Public Relations1
Petroleum Eng/Sci1
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.1
Law: Contract(s)1
Tourism & Travel1
Law (general)1
Medical: Health Care1
Other fields
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters1
Keywords: Turkish, Russian, WordFast, translation, medical, IT localization, patents, contracts, certificates, diplomas

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