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Yulian Tissen

Phone/Fax: +7 (812) 525 2642
Address: 195298, P.O. Box 87,
St. Petersburg, Russia
E-mail: tis@rol.ru

 

Freelance translator / interpreter
English > Russian > English
French > Russian > French

Specialization:
IT, Software and Web Localization, Internet, Telecom, Multimedia, Consumer Electronics
Business, Finance, Management, Economics
Law, Government, Politics, International Relations
Marketing, Advertising, PR, Journalism and Mass Media


Professional experience:
5 years as a full-time freelance translator
Before that, 9 years as a part-time freelance translator

Credentials:
MA in French, with honors, St. Petersburg State University
English language - IELTS certificate (International English Language Testing System)
French language - DALF (Diplme approfondi de la langue franaise)

Equipment:
PC P4 2.1 GHz, 256 RAM, 40 GB, CDRW, DVD
Fax, scanner, laser printer (LaserJet 1100)
Unlimited Internet access

Software:
MS Office XP
Trados 5.0 Freelance
Adobe PageMaker 6.5
QuarkXPress 5.0
Adobe Acrobat 5.0
FineReader 7.0 Professional

Dictionaries on CD-ROM:
Collins English Dictionary & Thesaurus
Websters Unabridged
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Oxford Dictionary of Business & Computing
Oxford Russian Dictionary
Multilex English-Russian Dictionary
Le Petit Robert
Collins English-French Dictionary
EuroDico Professional (6 languages)
Lingvo 8 Multilingual (6 languages)

Additional PC skills:
Experienced user of translation memory (Trados)
Thorough knowledge of Internet resources and search techniques
Terminology management
Corpus linguistics (corpus building, indexing and data retrieval)

Memberships:
Union of Translators of Russia (UTR),
Member of the Board of the St. Petersburg chapter

Recent projects:

Localization of the Transcop software package for digital fault recorders (GUI, help files, manuals), Ru>Eng, 82,000 words

Numerous texts in the telecommunications field (GSM, Frame Relay, ATM, SDH), Eng>Ru, Fr>Ru

St. Petersburg Telecom Encyclopaedia, Ru>Eng, 125,000 words, led a team of three translators, translated 1/3 of the text myself, proofread/edited the entire text

Participated in the localization of a privacy protection software program, SecretMaker (general description, GUI elements), Eng>Fr, 4,000 words.

Package of legal documents (restructuring agreement, memorandum and articles of association etc) for a major brewery, Eng>Rus, 60,000 words

Numerous business contracts, court rulings, business letters, balance sheets, auditor reports, market surveys, press releases, real estate brochures, etc., Eng<>Rus, Fr<>Rus, Eng<>Fr

Islamic Insurance, a PhD thesis, Ru>Eng, 34,000 words

Translation/proofreading of a weekly news column on Russian politics and economy for the web site of Delovoy Peterburg newspaper, Ru>Eng, close to 100,000 words over a year

Budget of the city of St. Petersburg, Russia (for the Finance Committee of the St. Petersburg Administration), Ru>Eng

Translation of web site interface elements, Eng>Fr

Translated the libretto of Saint-Sans' Samson et Dalila for the Mariinsky Theatre, Fr>Ru

Co-translated (together with a French colleague) a novel by popular Russian author Vladislav Krapivine, Ru>Fr, 60,000 words (due to be published in France in 2004, Editions Alain Gout).

Miscellaneous

Write articles and teach workshops on the use of the Internet and IT for translators


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