Professional Activities and Background:

Freelance Russian translator, 1974 to present: Fiction, history, politics, economics, literary criticism, fine arts, philosophy, video games; for commercial publishers, university and small presses, commercial agencies, U.S. government, Unesco, United Nations

Freelance manuscript editor, 1978-1991: History, economics, sociology, fiction, philosophy, cooking, health, literature, fine arts, translations, for commercial, scholarly, and university presses. Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 1989: first-year Russian; Assistant Editor, Praeger Publishers, 1976-1978; Secretary of the Russian School, Middlebury College, 1975

Assistant editor, 1976-1978, Praeger Publishers, New York

Certified in Russian-English translation by the American Translators Association; approved by the U.S. State Department, U.S. Open Source Center, Unesco

Awards: Winner, Read Russia Prize for Best Translation of Contemporary Russian LIterature, 2014; Finalist, Best Translated Book Award, 2013; Heldt Translation Prize, Association of Women in Slavic Studies, 2011 and 2002; AATSEEL Award for Best Translation into English, 2009; Translation Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 2006 and 1988; International Ambassador for Cultural Exchange, Russian-American Center of Dallas, 2005; Soeurette Diehl Frasier Translation Award, Texas Institute of Letters, 2007 and 1999; Novella-in-Translation Award, The Literary Review, 1985

Professional affiliations: American Literary Translators Association (president, 2001-2003; vice-president, 1999-2001; secretary, 1997-1999; board member, 1993-1995); PEN Translation Committee; American Translators Association. Juror: PEN Translation Prize (2010, 2003), ALTA National Translation Award (1997-2001), PEN West Translation Prize (2003, 2012), AATSEEL Translation Prize (2003-2005, 2011-2013 ), AWSS Heldt Translation Prize (2006)

Education: M.A. ’75 Slavic languages and literatures, University of Texas at Austin. University fellowship, 1975; A.B. ’73 Russian language and literature, Harvard University; Certificate, Spring ’73, Leningrad State University, USSR

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