GALINA BLANKENSHIP📌

Linguist & Copywriter

LANGUAGES:
  • English

  • Russian

  • Turkish

EMAIL:

PROFESSIONAL PROFILES: 🔗
 

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

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

 

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. 

Feeding on the immense societal appetite for anything big and novel—be it a new consumer product, an inspirational story, or an  entrepreneurial tip—enjoy  presenting  original and/or copy content in an informative, entertaining, and easy-to-digest format.

Check out my blog about languages, usage,

and grammar.

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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 

1998-2000

Master's Degree

BOĞAZIÇI UNIVERSITY, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Sociology (minor in Economics)

CLIENTS
 

MULTILINGUAL RESOURCES FOR COVID-19 DOCUMENTS AND STUDIES

I have put together a library of multilingual reference materials, hoping that they may be useful  to language  specialists, clinicians, scientists, healthcare professionals, students, and anyone involved in translating and writing about COVID-19.

Please visit the COVID-19 Reference Materials pages on this website, formatted as dynamic  tables with keyword search capabilities, to explore the listings of the 100+ dictionaries, glossaries, textbooks, style guides, and non-fiction books.

 

Intended users

COVID-19

Language specialists such as translators, proofreaders, interpreters, editors, medical writers, copywriters, and copyeditors, academic scholars, clinical researchers,  healthcare professionals, instructors, and medical students.

Formats

pdf & doc(x)

In addition to a few .doc(x), djvu, and epub materials, the majority of the files are  alphabetized, indexed, bookmarked, cross-referenced, and searchable pdfs with  embedded page thumbnails.

Areas of specialization

30+

Epidemiology, Immunology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Virology, Diagnostics, Biostatistics, Immunogenetics, Genetic Engineering, Pathophysiology, Morbid Anatomy, Respiratory Medicine, Mechanical Ventilation, Pulmonology, Infectious Diseases, Human Anatomy, Healthcare, General Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Health Ethics, Health Promotion, Health Insurance, Disease Control, Humanitarian Relief, Emergency Preparedness, Ecology, etc. 

Languages 

15+

The languages presented include English, French, German, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese (incl. Brazilian Portuguese), Italian, Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarus, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Arabic, Turkish, Azerbaijan, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tadjik, Uzbek, Khmer, Ojibwe, etc., with Latin and Ancient Greek.

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

My résumé is available for downloading.

Click the X icon above to download my résumé as a pdf file.

 

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CONTACT
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Galina Blankenship ♪♫♬

Linguist & Copywriter 

PHONE

415-533-1137

ADDRESS 🏡

283 4th Avenue,

San Francisco, CA 94118

EMAIL 💌

gala@transcendwithwords.com

galinablank@yahoo.com

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