Who I am 

Profile & path

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Language combinations

  • English into French.

  • French into English.

  • Russian into French.

Native language

  • French (France).

  • NB : A year spent in Canada, personal interests in Montréal.

Areas of specialization

  • Audiovisual translation: Subtiling & Voice Over.

  • Luxury industry: Perfumery.

Qualifications & memberships

  • British Ph.D. in Contemporary Russian Studies, Keele University/ Oxford supervision, UK (2002)

  • French Master in Audiovisual Translation, Nice, France (2017)

  • Association des Traducteurs Adaptateurs de l'Audiovisuel (ATAA)

  • Société civile des auteurs multimédia (SCAM)

  • American Translators Association (ATA)

Continuous training

  • Institute for Art & Olfaction, Los Angeles, USA

  • Cinquième Sens, Grasse, France

  • L'Osmothèque, Paris, France

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Where I come from

Career & passions

2021 - 2017 : Professional translator 

  • Subtitling : Dubbing Brothers, Titra Film, VSI Chinkel.

  • Literary translations : Acolad Agency (Paris) & authors.

Past years :

Successful fundraiser of $/ USD for Ukraine

  • Executive Director of the European Foundation of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU, Lviv) for 2 years, based in Brussels commuting to London.

  • In 2 years time I set up the structure from scratch, ensured tax deductibility across Europe & raised several millions of dollars for UCU

  • UCU: This private institution rebuilt & formerly headed by Harvard Ph.D. Mgr Borys Gudziak is renowned worldwide for being a model of excellence in Eastern Europe. Its former graduate hold key positions in leading industries (e.g. Naftogaz) as well as national administrations.

Project manager & P.A. of former diplomat in Ukraine

  • 3 years as personal assistant to Prof. Antoine Arjakovsky, former diplomat in Moscow & Kyiv, Director of the I.E.S. in the Ukrainian Catholic University, currently head of Research at Collège des Bernardins (Paris).

Trained by diplomats in Lviv & Brussels

  • Excellence.

  • "No" is not an answer.

  • Confidentiality.

  • Subtelty of language & thought.

  • Get the stakes & stick to the mission.

Artist fond of visual arts & the luxury market

  • Raised in Cannes - city of cinema, luxury brands, international seminars & excellence.

  • Passionate about cinema & beauty in all shapes from an early age.

  • A painter, creative artist & author myself.

  • A xenophile traveler since forever.

Experience in sales & marketing in the luxury sector

  • Omega, Blancpain, Breguet, Glasshütte (timekeepers)

  • Maison & Objet, Dior, Hermès

Recommendations on LinkedIn

  • Prof. Antoine Arjakovsky, Head of Research, Collège des Bernardins, Paris.

  • H.E. Vsevolod Chentsov, Ukrainian ambassador to the Netherlands.

  • Mgr Borys Gudziak, Archbishop of Philadelphia for the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. (Harvard/Lviv/Paris)

  • Marlyse Pacaud, Former head of Subtitling department at VSI Chinkel, Paris

  • H.E. Michel Swiatopelk Czetwertynsky, former ambassador of Belgium.

HIP (gifted) with a Verbal IQ score of 143 (WAIS test).

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