Member since Feb '08

Working languages:
English to Russian
Danish to Russian
Russian to English
Ukrainian to English
Swedish to Russian

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April 2021

Vanda Nissen - Kaskelot Agency Translations Pty Ltd
PhD in Linguistics, NAATI certified

Local time: 06:43 AEST (GMT+10)

Native in: Russian Native in Russian
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Feb 12 (posted via  Finished editing of a leadership questionnaire, English to Russian, 1470 words, for an end client. ...more, + 182 other entries »
Total word count: 614217

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This person is listed as an employee of:
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Training
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsTourism & Travel
Cosmetics, BeautyMedical: Health Care
International Org/Dev/CoopMedical (general)
Education / PedagogyGames / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
Marketing / Market ResearchLaw: Contract(s)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 2840, Questions answered: 1576, Questions asked: 649
Payment methods accepted MasterCard, PayPal, Wire transfer
Company size <3 employees
Year established 2008
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Glossaries dansk, Education, games, law, medical terms, military, moj slovar', философия, социология, technical, компьютер
Translation education PhD - Voronezh State University
Experience Years of experience: 16. Registered at Nov 2005. Became a member: Feb 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to Russian (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters, verified)
Russian (Voronezh State University)
Ukrainian to English (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters)
Danish to Russian (Studieskolen)
Russian to English (Union of Translators of Russia)

Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Illustrator, Indesign, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Events and training
Powwows organized
Professional practices Kaskelot Agency Translations Pty Ltd endorses's Professional Guidelines.

Translation • Editing • Localisation • Interpreting

For a free quote please contact me via my profile!

I have been working for more than 15 years as a translator/interpreter in Russia, Scandinavia, and Australia. I started translating academic articles back in 2003 while working at one of the Russian Universities. Later I gained experience in translating marketing, legal, health care and educational documents.

I have a solid academic background holding a PhD in Linguistics.

Areas of expertise:
• International organisations, government and politics (thousands of translated and edited pages for various UN, EU, Australian institutions)
• Legal (agreements, sale and purchase contracts, court rulings, service contracts, employment contracts, lease agreements, treaties, powers of attorney, wills, etc.)
• Medical, health care, pharma and dentistry (trained nursing aide, translation and interpreting for various hospitals in Queensland)
• Education (registered high school teacher in Queensland, academic transcripts, leaflets and webpages for Universities and schools, diplomas, educational certificates etc.)
• Marketing (translations for famous brands) and apps translation and localisation (specialising in educational games and apps and online casino)

I live and work in Brisbane, Queensland which is an advantage if you want to place an overnight project without paying extra fees.

I am a NAATI certified translator (English into Russian), and a NAATI recognised practising translator (Ukrainian into English). NAATI stands for the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters. It is the is the national standards and accreditation body in Australia.

Excellent knowledge of my native language, Russian, and my second language, English, helps me to accomplish very difficult translations. As a translator living in an English speaking country and dealing with English on a daily basis, I can guarantee a 100% understanding of the English texts. I keep my Russian up to date by watching Russian movies, actively participating in the life of the local Russian and Ukrainian communities and promoting Russian and Ukrainian languages and cultures to ensure that my clients will receive the best translations ever!
Danish is our home language - I am fully immersed into the Scandinavian culture (movies, newspapers, cultural events, trips to Denmark and Sweden).

Apart from being a professional translator, I also run workshops and webinars for translators and interpreters. I am proud to be a trainer. I am also interested in language and linguistics in general and in my spare time I conduct a research on a category of politeness.

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Presentation at FIT Congress 2017, Brisbane
Upcoming presentation at AUSIT National Conference in Canberra


MPhil by Research in Psychology - in progress (Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology)

PhD in Russian, Polish and American English -2001 (Voronezh State University, Russia)

Bachelor of Education. Teacher of the Russian language and literature. Philologist - 1998 (Voronezh State University, Russia)

Cortona Summer School (2009) - EUCog

Ösnabruck University - Summer School "Recent trends in linguistics" - DAAD scholarship - July-August 2008

Studieproven (2007) - equivalent of Danish high school leaving exam for foreigners

Dansk prøve 3 -10 (2006)

Polonicum, Warsaw (1999)

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: 2852
PRO-level pts: 2840

Top languages (PRO)
English to Russian1981
Russian to English377
Polish to English135
Polish to Russian98
Russian to Polish56
Pts in 12 more pairs >
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences220
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)340
Education / Pedagogy199
Medical (general)188
Law: Contract(s)176
Business/Commerce (general)133
Human Resources116
Pts in 70 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 projects3
With client feedback2
100% positive (2 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
English to Russian2
Russian to English1
Ukrainian to English1
Danish to Russian1
Specialty fields
Law (general)1
Other fields
Poetry & Literature1
Automotive / Cars & Trucks1
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Dec 15, 2020