Working languages:
Russian to English

Katie Sykes
PhD holder, Russian-English translator

United Kingdom
Local time: 18:08 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Law (general)Poetry & Literature
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
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Translation education PhD - University of Cambridge
Experience Registered at Oct 2017. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships CIOL (IoLET Affiliate)
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, SDL TRADOS
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I am a highly-qualified native speaker of British English and a Russian–English translator and editor.

I hold a PhD in Slavonic Studies from the University of Cambridge as well as a BA in Modern and Medieval Languages (Russian and French) from the same university, for which I was awarded a Distinction (I*).

I have considerable experience of Russian–English translation and revision, particularly of literary and journalistic texts. Projects have included:

  • translating Russian legal documents and texts on law for the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre and the EU–Russia Civil Society Forum;
  • providing native-speaker editing for corporate magazines and marketing material;
  • translating and editing articles, interviews, and other types of text for organisations such as the American Refugee Committee, the International Federation for Choral Music, and Sampsonia Way;
  • and a personal highlight: translating dialogue from English into Old East Slavonic for the History Channel series Vikings.

I have also taught translation to undergraduates at the University of Cambridge.

You can find a sample of my work here: Translation of interview with Armenian activist Georgi Vanyan.

Testimonials and rates are available on request.

Keywords: russian, native english speaker, british english, literature, general, law, humanities, human rights, old slavonic

Profile last updated
Sep 5

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