Member since Oct '08

Working languages:
Russian to English
English (monolingual)

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April 2021

Samantha Payn
Legal, insurance and marketing

United Kingdom
Local time: 15:11 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
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My knowledge of Russian springs from a passion for the language.

I was lucky enough to be able to start studying Russian in my early teens, enabling me to lay a solid and secure foundation for degree and post-graduate studies. My passion for the language was the impetus behind my two periods of residence in Russia: five months in Rostov on Don as assistant professor of English at Rostov University in 1991, and 2 ½ years in Moscow 1998-2001 working for Aon Insurance Brokers. Living in Russia among the Russians through these two post-crisis periods has given me a unique insight into the culture. These periods of residence, continued contact with my Russian friends and regular travel to the post-Soviet region has helped me to maintain my near native fluency in spoken Russian.

My freelance translation experience has covered a broad scope of topics.
I have a focus on commercial, insurance, criminal and personal legal issues in various jurisdictions. Other material translated includes general correspondence, birth/marriage/divorce and death certificates, and IT systems tender documentation, as well as a wide variety of marketing texts.

My other passion in life is music.

I am actively involved in music-making locally, and it has been my pleasure to meet and work with Russian musicians from the classical, jazz, folk and rock circuits. I particularly relish the challenge of translating song lyrics.

"перевод как вседа великолепный/your translation, as ever, was magnificent"

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Total pts earned: 297
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