F. Anna

Moscow

  • Английский язык English
  • Русский язык Russian
  • Written

Hello, my name is Anna Fishman, I’m a highly experienced freelance translator and editor from Canada.

Whether it’s teaching English, editing or translating, I have spent much of my life working with language. I did my PhD. in linguistics at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). This is when I got my first experience as an editor — primarily of academic texts from various fields. Since 2004, I have been living in Moscow, teaching English and freelancing as a translator and editor. For the past 2 years, I have focused exclusively on working with texts, collaborating closely with some of the leading translation agencies and corporations in Russia (UC RUSAL, the Vladimir Potatin Foundation, the En+ Group, Abbott Laboratories, Philip Morris International, Johnson & Johnson, Nord Steam 2 AG, VTB Capital, the Moscow Urban Forum, to name just a few). 

I have a very broad range of experience working with texts from different spheres; I am familiar with specialized vocabulary, and can adjust my translations to client specifications (British and American English, formal and informal style, colloquial usage, slang, etc). I am fluent in Russian, and have a good sense of the nuances of language — something which is particularly important in PR, Marketing, and literary texts. I also have a good understanding of Russian social and economic reality, which is very useful when working with texts of a socio-economic or political nature.

Language is a complex and powerful tool — it shapes our thinking, conveys ideas, and sells products and services, helping to connect us regardless of geographical boundaries. But, of course, to use language effectively, one must have a good feel for its subtleties and a deep understanding of cultural differences. This is precisely why the translating services of a qualified and professional native speaker are absolutely essential.

2020 г. - till present, Translation Agency PerevodPravo

Position: English-Russian Translator

Additional information:

Translation in the following fields:

  • business / finance;
  • investments;
  • cosmetics / perfumery;
  • psychology;
  • archeology;
  • food;
  • religion;
  • history;
  • cinema / TV / music;
  • clothes / fashion;
  • cooking;
  • linguistics;
  • marketing;
  • education;
  • sociology;
  • physical education and sport;
  • philosophy;
  • economics;
  • literature/art;
  • tourism;
  • medicine;
  • politics;
  • pharmaceutics.

2004 г. - till present, Freelance

Position: Translator and editor

Additional information:

  • Edit and translate a broad range of texts, from ads and press releases, to more specialized texts, from fields such as finance, marketing and medicine;
  • Translate, edit and localize web-sites;
  • Work through translation agencies as well as directly with private and corporate clients;
  • Edit and proofread medical and pharmaceutical texts translated by other translators;
  • Correct spelling, punctuation, grammatical and typographical errors;
  • Ensure clarity of expression, stylistic correctness and unity;
  • Check completeness and accuracy of the translation by comparing the target text (English translation) with the source text (Russian original);
  • Ensure conformity of translated text with the glossary and requirements of the customer;
  • Collaborate with fellow editors and translators by offering feedback and recommendations on ways of improving the quality of the translation.

2015 г. - 2017 г. AlgorithmA, Moscow, Russia

Position: English Teacher

Additional information:

  • Teach IAL (International Advanced A-Level) English Literature and GCSE English to groups of 8-10 Russian high-school students;
  • Independently develop course and lesson plans using various online and offline study resources, in-keeping with the course specification;
  • Prepare students for successful completion of their GCSE and AS/A2 Exams (work on effective essay-writing strategies to meet formal Assessment Objectives, analyze available student assessment materials and marker responses from previous years, monitor student progress by conducting ongoing formal and informal assessment);
  • Teach the APEX American high-school program (English, English Literature, US History) to groups of 8-10 Russian high-school students;
  • Assess and interview incoming students to determine entry level and academic goals, and then develop individualized programs;
  • Prepare students — individually and in small groups — for various international exams (SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Exams);
  • Teach Academic writing and research skills to prepare students for successful study at Western Universities;
  • Mentor younger, less experienced instructors through formal and informal training sessions.

2011 г. - 2015 г. The Core Academy, Vancouver, Canada

Position: Senior Exam Prep. Instructor

Additional information:

  • Prepared recent immigrants and International students for Admissions and International Exams (SSAT, SAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL);
  • Administered diagnostic exams to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses;
  • Worked with parents to develop effective study plans;
  • Designed individual study programs to focus on problem areas;
  • Taught skills and strategies to help students write compelling admissions essays and college applications;
  • Assisted students in writing winning scholarship applications;
  • Prepared students to ace college interviews in English;
  • Helped high school students with IB, AP, and Honors classwork and homework.

2004 г. - 2011 г. Various Private Language Schools, Moscow, Russia

Position: EFL Teacher

Additional information:

  • Taught EFL literacy to Russian-speakers of all ages and levels using an interactive approach to encourage oral communication and rapid language development;
  • Taught Open groups and Individual students, General English and Business English, as well as specialized courses (Financial and Legal English) and seminars (job interviews, negotiations, presentations, meetings);
  • Worked with corporate clients in leading Russian and international companies (met with corporate staff and educational managers to assess language needs and determine educational goals, administered diagnostic tests and formed groups, prepared methodological materials, tailored language training for individual clients);
  • Through fun and educational activities created a stimulating environment for Russian children to learn English language and culture;
  • Helped school children with their English schoolwork and homework;
  • Assisted older children prepare for school exams, university exams, and international language exams (TOEFL, SAT, IELTS, FCE, CAE, etc.).

1996 г. - 2004 г. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Position: Teaching Assistant

Additional information:

  • Independently designed and taught an introductory course to English literature to a group of about 30 first-year university students;
  • Edited and proofread academic papers, dissertations, and articles;
  • Marked student essays and exams;
  • Regularly conferred with professors and other Teaching Assistants regarding grading and teaching procedures;
  • Helped students with coursework during regular weekly office hours.

1998 г. - 2004 г. г.
University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)
Faculty: English

Profession:
PhD-Linguistics/Literature

1996 г. - 1998 г. г.
University of British Columbia
Faculty: English

Profession:
MA—Literature/Performance Theory (Theatre, Drama)

1992 г. - 1996 г. г.
University of British Columbia
Faculty: English

Profession:
BA (Honors) - English

PC skill level:

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Smartcat

  • Business / finance
  • Investments
  • Cosmetics / perfumery
  • Psychology
  • Archeology
  • Food
  • Religion
  • History
  • Cinema / TV / music
  • Clothes / fashion
  • Cooking
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Education
  • Sociology
  • Physical education and sport
  • Philosophy
  • Economics
  • Literature/art
  • Tourism
  • Medicine
  • Politics
  • Pharmaceutics

Our advantages

Diplomas and certificates, which verify the qualifications of our translators

Our linguists are specialized in certain subject areas of translation

Reasonable price for quality translations

Large discounts to regular customers

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