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GALINA BLANKENSHIP📌

Linguist & Copywriter

LANGUAGES:
  • English

  • Russian

  • Turkish

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PROFESSIONAL PROFILES: 🔗
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Hello, I am a professional linguist, with 20+ years of experience in the Translation & Localization  industry.

I am also a published author of several language textbooks, including three dictionaries, with over 300K words and phrases, and a children’s book.

 

Relying on my educational background, I specialize in the Life Sciences, Legal, Pharmaceutical,  Marketing, and Journalism fields.

Find out more about what I do,

or what I can do for you.

I also enjoy  presenting original or copy content—be it a new consumer product, an inspirational story, or an  entrepreneurial tip—in an informative, entertaining, 

and easy-to-digest format.

Check out my blog about languages, usage,

and grammar.

 
 
EXPERIENCE

2001-2019

Freelance Linguist

Copywriter

Copyeditor

TRANSPERFECT, FACIT.org, LIONBRIDGE, OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS, US LEGAL SUPPORT, etc.

  • Translation & Localization, Revision and Review 

  • Court Interpretation, Skype and Phone Interpretation

  • Linguistic Validation (COAs/PRO Instruments)

  • Transcreation, Copy Adaptation, Summarization

  • Cultural Consulting, Internationalization

  • SEO & Copywriting, Landing Pages, Multilingual Design

  • Direct Mail & Email Marketing, E-newsletters

  • Social Media Marketing, Blogging, Feature Articles

  • Website & Software Localization, User Testing, QA/LQA

  • Transcription, Captioning & Subtitling

  • Manuscript Copyediting (Academic, SaaS Manuals)

  • DTP, InDesign and Publisher Typesetting, Final Proof 

2010-2012

 

Sub-Contractor Analyst

STEELE COMPLIANCE SOLUTIONS, INC.

  • Performed due diligence research

  • Drew up summary reports for corporate clients

2009-2013

 

Reporter

Content Writer

SAN FRANCISCO FILM SOCIETY

  • Scoop du Jour reporting

  • Festival coverage and blurbs for Program Guides

2009-2012

 

Administrative Assistant

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO

  • Clerical assistance, website maintenance, communications 

  • Contributed articles, op-ed columns for the Russian Émigré Bulletin

1995-1997

 

Russian Language Instructor

KOÇ UNIVERSITY

  • Taught the Russian language

  • Developed own method and curriculum

1994-1997

 

Linguist

FONO AÇIKÖĞRETIM VE YAYINCILIK

  • Coedited language textbooks, including dictionaries

  • Voice-over talent for Russian language course​

EDUCATION
 

2014-2016

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

UC BERKELEY, CA, USA

Creative Writing 

1998-2000

Master's Degree

BOĞAZIÇI UNIVERSITY, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Clinical Psychology 

1993-1998

Bachelor's Degree

BOĞAZIÇI UNIVERSITY, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Sociology (minor in Economics)

CLIENTS
 
SKILLS
 
MS OFFICE — EXPERT
SDL TRADOS, memoQ, WORDFAST — EXPERT
SMARTCAT, MEMSOURCE — EXPERT
ADOBE INDESIGN — EXPERT
RUSSIAN — NATIVE
ENGLISH — NATIVE
TURKISH — NEAR-NATIVE
OKAPI TOOLS — EXPERT
 
EXPERTISE

LIFE SCIENCES & PHARMA

  Patient-facing: 

  • Patient Information Sheets (PIS)

  • Informed Consent Forms (ICF)

  • ICF Booklets

  • Diary Cards

  • Patient Questionnaires

  • Patient Recruitment Materials

  • Advertisements, Posters

  Clinician-facing: 

  • Compliance & Regulatory Applications

  • Safety Reports: AEs/SAEs, SUSARs, DSURs, PSURs

  • Clinical Study Protocols, Protocol Amendments

  • Case Report Forms (CRF/eCRF)

  • Investigator's Brochures (IB)

  • Clinical Trial Agreements (CTA)​

  • Academic Literature

  • Drug Dossiers

  • Instructions for Use (IFU)

LINGUISTIC VALIDATION​

  • Clinical Outcomes Assessment Questionnaires (COA): 

       PRO, ClinRO, ObsRO

LEGAL & BUSINESS

  • Laws, Decrees

  • Legislative Instruments

  • Arbitration Documents

  • Court Decisions/Depositions

  • Patent and Trademark Filings

  • Litigation/Dispute Documents

  • Merger Filings

  • Immigration Filings

  • Codes of Conduct

  • Business Communication

GOVERNMENT​

  • Public Health Regulation

  • Healthcare Education

  • K-12 Education Materials

PROGRESSIVE & NGOs

  • Awareness-Raising Campaigns 

  • Global Health Studies​

JOURNALISM

  • Non-Fiction

  • Fiction

MARKETING

  • SEO & Copywriting

  • Email Marketing,Newsletters 

  • B2C: Online Help, Customer-Facing Marketing, Advertising

  • eCommerce Catalogs, Websites

  • Consumer Surveys, Analytics

  • Landing Pages, SaaS Apps

  • Advertising, Ezine Ads, Blogging and Social Media Marketing

  • Infographics, Brochures

  • Packaging & Labels, IFUs

  • B2B: Direct Mail Marketing, SaaS User Manuals, UI/UX Strings, Software Codes, Menus, Specifications, White Papers, 

  • Training Module

OCCUPATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

  • HR Training Materials

  • Feedback Surveys

  • Personality Tests

  • Neuropsychological Tests

  • Employee Engagement Programs

  • Cognitive Batteries

  • PR and Marketing Materials

  • Pulse Surveys

  • eLearning Modules

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