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January 2020

Sofia Gutkin Professional Trainer
Medicine, life sciences, books & games

Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium

Native in: English (Variants: New Zealand, British, Australian) Native in English, Russian (Variant: Standard-Russia) Native in Russian
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Russian to English translator with Physiotherapy Degree from Australia
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Transcription, Subtitling, MT post-editing, Website localization, Software localization
Specializes in:
Games / Video Games / Gaming / CasinoMedical (general)
Medical: Health CareMedical: Cardiology
Medical: PharmaceuticalsScience (general)
Education / PedagogyMarketing / Market Research
Poetry & LiteratureGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters

Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 523, Questions answered: 360, Questions asked: 193
Project History 0 projects entered
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Visa, Wire transfer, TransferWise
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Glossaries Action, Healthcare policy, Medical, Slang
Translation education Other - KU Leuven
Experience Years of translation experience: 8. Registered at Jan 2009. Became a member: May 2012.
Credentials Russian to English (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters)
Memberships NAATI
Software Adobe Acrobat, Aegisub, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, SmartCAT, Powerpoint, Protemos, SDL TRADOS, Wordbee
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Sofia Gutkin

Russian to English Translator and Editor with Physiotherapy Degree


I am a bilingual language professional with 8 years of experience in translation, editing/proofreading and localisation. It all started when I was a teenager and decided to translate a Russian science fiction novel into English so that my best friend could read it. This labour of love was my first foray into translation and I decided to pursue T&I as a career in 2012, when I undertook a 4-month internship at a translation agency in Tel Aviv, Israel. I am currently studying a Postgraduate Programme in Specialised Translation at KU Leuven in Antwerp, Belgium.

I specialise in Medicine, Life Sciences, Pharmacology, Literature/Fiction, Marketing, Tourism and Travel and Computer Games. I hold a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Postgraduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne, Australia and I have worked as a physiotherapist since 2008. My firsthand knowledge of the human body and the modern healthcare system has given me the skills to translate medical journal articles, hospital discharge summaries and test reports, letters to/from Ethics Committees, etc. with accuracy and confidence. 

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nr7tm0hlianibhnix5wp.jpgOver the past few years, I have attended several international translation and interpreting conferences, including FIT Congress 2017 in Brisbane, Australia, Translation Forum Russia 2018 in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and recently Translation Forum Russia 2019 in St Petersburg, Russia. I was also a presenter at Translation Forum Russia 2018, delivering a 45-minute talk about translating novels from Russian to English. I am a Professional Trainer, with a webinar presentation entitled 'Beyond False Friends: how to avoid making typical mistakes when translating from Russian to English'.

I am incredibly proud of my creative translations, both video games and novels. I have translated three science fiction novels by Andrei Livadny: Blind Punch, The Shadow of Earth and Servobattalion, as well as a Lit RPG novel called Edge of the Abyss, which are all available on Amazon ( and Goodreads. My video game translations have ranged from the quaint but creepy indie puzzle-platformer World of One by the Grimwood Team to the zany and dialogue-heavy relaunch of Red Comrades 3: Return of Alaska by Buka Development.

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