Member since Apr '16

Working languages:
Russian to English
Church Slavonic (monolingual)

Joanna Dobson
14 years experience, Cambridge educated

Norwich, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Local time: 14:16 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
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Apr 7 (posted via ProZ.com):  Editing a pre-translated book in the LitRPG genre. I find most of the books I have read in this genre fairly boring. This is the first that has inspired me to meet the author's talent in the editing. I want him to be successful! ...more, + 36 other entries »
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Pure connections, vital words
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Affiliations This person is not affiliated with any business or Blue Board record at ProZ.com.
Services Translation, Transcreation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Interpreting
Expertise
Specializes in:
Poetry & LiteratureArchaeology
PhilosophyReligion
AnthropologyJournalism
Environment & EcologyInternational Org/Dev/Coop

Rates
Russian to English - Rates: 0.09 - 0.15 GBP per word / 35 - 40 GBP per hour
Preferred currency GBP
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 20, Questions answered: 11, Questions asked: 5
Project History 0 projects entered
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Wire transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Translation education Master's degree - Cambridge University
Experience Years of experience: 16. Registered at ProZ.com: Jan 2015. Became a member: Apr 2016.
Credentials Russian to English (University of Cambridge, verified)
Memberships Eurasian Creative Guild, London Writers Society, SoA:TA
Software CafeTran Espresso, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
Website http://www.altaipilgrim.com
CV/Resume English (PDF)
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Bio

EDUCATION

I studied Russian and German at Cambridge University. My degree course subjects covered: Russian-English and English-Russian translation, Church Slavonic, history papers in Kievan Rus’ 800-1300 and medieval history 1300-1600, Russian nineteenth and twentieth century literature, German literature and language.


TEN YEARS IN RUSSIA

I lived in Russia for over 10 years, first in Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk and later in the Altai Republic. In Altai I was interpreting in conference rooms and offices but also in remote landscapes, sometimes on foot, sometimes on horseback, in the mountains, in hospitals, in yurts, around campfires, at sacred sites. Here I learned the three skill components essential to effective cross-cultural communication: relationship-building, cultural immersion and research.  

CLIENTS INTERPRETING:

  • Russian Academy of Sciences Archaeology and Ethnography Research Institute Siberian Branch 
  • WWF Russia 
  • United Nations Development Project (UNDP/GEF) 'Conservation of Biodiversity in the Russian Portion of the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion'.
  • Fund for the Sustainable Development of Altai

BOOKS TRANSLATED 

  • The Last of the Shor Shamans;
  • Spiritual Wisdom from the Altai Mountains;
  • The Pathologist by Aysel Yusifzade;
  • The Last Faith by Karmak Bagisbayev;
  • An Astrologer’s Notes by Tatiana Borsch;
  • Akhiva And Rachel by Gertz Davydov;
  • The Other Side by Samira Dendubaeva (pen name Janet Norton);
  • Crysalis series, Litworld Publishers, St.Petersburg 
  • Transurfing Reality by Vadim Zeland;
  • Cosmoplanetary Integration

ARTS & MEDIA

  • Tretyakov Gallery Magazine (issue 4 (69) 2020;
  • Gold of the Great Steppe Exhibition Catalogue, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge;
  • The Calvert Journal cultural interest articles;
  • Inflight Magazine Articles via Language Reach Translation Agency;
  • Zima Magazine for Russians living in London; 
  • A Different Sky, Hidden Siberia Magazine;
  • Booklets for St.Seraphim’s Trust;
  • Axmor Software development company;  
  • Standing on Sacred Ground Toby McCloud film project; 
  • The Pines of Askat An Altai conservation Film, (Subtitles)
  • Commercial website for Russian stoves http://natopil.ru

MY CREATIVE WRITING 

www.altaipilgrim.com/en/writing

  • Letter from:Journey to the Heart of Russia’s Shangri LaA Journey to Sacred Altai, Kindred Spirit Magazine
  • Sacred Valley: Conservation Management and Indigenous Survival, IUCN Publication
  • Forward to Spiritual Wisdom from the Altai Mountains
  • Voices of the Earth, Terralingua Magazine, Langscape
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Russian to English20
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Art/Literary4
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Social Sciences4
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History4
Poetry & Literature4
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings4
Journalism4

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Keywords: Russian, Altai, Altay, indigenous cultures, rock art, Scythian Art, Turkic peoples, mind body spirit, archaeology, literature, non-fiction, books, memoir, fantasy, editing, LitRPG, steppe, Great Steppe, oral culture, Silk Roads, Silk Routes, Pazyryk, Saka, Altai-Sayan Ecoregion, Uch-Enmek Nature Park, inflight magazines


Profile last updated
Apr 23



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