English to Russian Translation Professional Elena Cleary

Member since May 08, 2014

I am an accomplished professional with over ten years’ experience in translations for various industries. I possess an excellent fluency – both verbal and written – in Russian and English. My expertise includes financial, business, marketing, real estate, and literary translations, as well as translations for the gaming industry.

My credo: No meaning left behind!

In my translations, I use the target and original language’s established, common, and current terminology, idioms, and colloquialisms as much as possible. I do not shy away from employing every available search engine, instrument, and source possible to research sentences, words, terms and phrases that do not clearly translate or the ones I have doubts about. Socrates said: “I know one thing: that I know nothing”. In fact, doubt forces one to think, to venture, to reach beyond the level of comfort and confidence; and, as a result, to become more knowledgeable and proficient.

I believe that translation is not simply finding the best direct word-for-word interpretation, but rather researching the meaning of the phrase, collocation or term in the original and target languages in pertaining to the field, industry or context it applies to. Familiarizing myself with the topic and only then determining which choice of translation is the most suitable for a particular case is the way I work.

I stand by my belief and practice it. Go ahead – try me!