I am a Russian and English into Spanish translator based in Girona, Spain. With a PhD equivalent in Chemistry validated by the University of Barcelona, I specialize in science and technology with particular focus on nuclear applications in drug discovery and the medical physics, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
I worked in in the drug discovery in Cuba for more than 15 years and am the author of several publications and contributions to international scientific conferences on radiochemistry. I also have broad experience as joint lecturer at the Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Havana, Cuba.
Since 2006, after relocating to Spain I have worked as a full-time professional translator for various clients in high-tech industries.
Furthermore, I have an MSc and BSc (Hons) equivalents in Chemistry and a diploma in the Russian language, all from the State University of Leningrad (former USSR now St Petersburg) where I lived for 8 years.
Translation is a science. I believe that a methodical approach should be used to accurately translate scientific and technical texts into the target language, in parallel with scientific and technical work.
I apply every one of these principles to my translation assignments. By working with me, you can be assured that your technical manuals, reports or brochures will be handled with diligence.
Marie Sklodowska-Curie (1867 – 1934) was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist. She was the first person to describe the nature of radioactivity, the first woman to win a Nobel prize, and the only person ever to win two Nobel prizes in multiple sciences (physics and chemistry); her discovery of polonium and radium and her work on radiation transformed scientific understanding and made her probably the most famous female scientist ever.
Approximately half a century after the death of Marie Curie, the world changed dramatically with respect to women’s rights and opportunities. Nevertheless in universities a career in radiochemistry was still perceived as being solely for men. In the early 80s, when I first started university in the ex-USSR, the example set by Marie Curie gave me the belief that I could achieve my goals and overcome the challenges which I faced. She is the true inspiration behind how I work.
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