I am reliable, determined and experienced. I have consistently produced results in an ever-changing market place. Most of all I am in tune with the client needs. I always adhere to the Code of Conduct set by the National Register of Public Service Interpreters.
2001 till present Freelance Russian English interpreter
NHS Medical (Sheffield South-East PCT registered, fully assessed and cleared interpreter) I interpret in hospitals, GP's surgeries, social security offices, job agencies, home visits, and psychiatric wards covering mostly Barnsley, Doncaster, Sheffield and Rotherham.
Home Office (Central Interpreters Unit Croydon, registered fully assessed and cleared Interpreter) I interpret at police stations, screening interviews, prisons, sometimes outside the premises when the arrests are made, airports and sea ports, casework directorate interviews, asylum interviews etc.
Police (South Yorkshire Police registered, fully assessed and cleared Russian English translator). I have interpreted for the North, South, and West Yorkshire police forces on a large number of assignments covering a wide range including serious crimes. I have also worked with the Russian Militia in Izhevsk (Russia).
HM Courts I have given Russian translation at the following Magistrate and Crown Courts Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Harrogate, Wakefield, Lincoln, Chesterfield, Huddersfield, Nottingham, Scunthorpe and Doncaster covering a wide variety of cases.
HM Prisons As well as a variety of prisons I have worked with YOI and Probation services.
Sports: Liaising with Boston Bruins NHL European Scout 2004;
I assisted on a few projects involving Spartak Ice-Hockey Club (Russia St .Petersburg 2004);
Linguistic assistance with international Karate camp (Russia Naberezhnye Tchelny 1998);
European Biathlon championships in (Russia Izhevsk 1999).
Exhibitions I have worked at a trade exhibition for dental equipment Supplies plus Farnborough Air show. I have also translated for a range of Gun Trade exhibitors from the UK exhibiting in Moscow.
Commercial My customers range from heavy industry such as steelworks, car manufacturers, aviation, oil and gas, ship and yacht building. I have also worked with car dealers and aftermarket teams as well as private hospitals, and a range of solicitors.
Institute of Linguists examiners’ board: Assessor Reference Number 2624 for the IOL
Telephone interpreting three-way conversations with doctors and patients
three-way conversations with police and suspects
Written Translation I translate large variety of documents: legal, medical, technical, as well as trade and shipment documentation for both public and commercial customers.
Other uses of Language skills
2000 till 2004 Ant marketing International department: collecting data from European companies using various types of interpreting (sight and consecutive interpreting) and translations.
1997-1999 Udmurt State University Russia, Department of Modern Languages Teacher/lecturer (English language and literature). I designed and adapted a specific English Language assessment program for the Faculty of Sports, which is still in use by the teachers of this Faculty. I also lectured at the Biology and Chemistry Faculty and the Faculty of Law.
1996-1997 Secondary School 43, Russia Izhevsk, Teacher of English and German Languages.
Qualifications and Training
1992-1997 MA degree in Modern Languages “English Teacher/Translator/Interpreter. Udmurt State University Russia Izhevsk
1997 September-October TEMPUS Training project in Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester
2004 July Specific IND training seminar conducted by the Institute of Linguists Language Services Ltd in Manchester
2004 July Jessop Wing “Training for professionals dealing with pregnant women”, held by Sheffield South East PCT
2004 November South East Sheffield PCT “Mental Health Training”
2005 February Training conducted by the South Yorkshire Police
2005 May completed membership to the National Register
2005 July south Yorkshire Police training “Forced Marriage Awareness”
2005 September South East Sheffield PCT “Counselling”
2005 September South East Sheffield PCT “ Breast Cancer”
2005 September French Language introduction
2006 January Accepted onto BLIS Data base
2006 January Accepted as an IOL examiner
2006 July Chosen by UK trade and industry to give a presentation on the use of interpreters at the opportunities in Russia event 2006
2006 December Accepted onto IOL Data base
2007 BSL training
2008 January accepted as a full member of the APCI
2009 Joined Sheffield University University
of Sheffield MA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL (Distinction).
2010 Examinations Consultant for Chartered Institute Of Linguists
2010 July Accepted into the Professional Interpreter Association
2011 “English in Europe. Opportunity or
threat?” Leverhulme Trust funded project. Temporary Network Facilitator.
2012 University of Sheffield Teaching
Assistant. Module: ELL 115 Doing Linguistics.
2012 Security screening: cleared by the Home Office, Enhanced CRB clearance
2013 Chartered Institute of Linguists
Educational Trust. Examinations Coordinator. North West of
2014 PhD in Experimental Linguistics at the
University of Sheffield completed
Dual Nationality : UK & Russian
Driving licence: UK full clean
Hobbies: Reading; swimming; ice-skating; meeting new people; classical piano music