Elena Mariakhina

Freelance Russian Translator & Article Writer

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Location:Foster City, California, United States
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Elena Mariakhina
1012 Hill Street, Belmont, CA 94002 • (650) 430-6681 • emariakhina@gmail.com

» Profile
Hardworking, creative, attentive to details, able to multitask, well-organized.
» Education
College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA
Coursework in English Literature and Critical Thinking, 2011-Present
GPA: 4.3

Volga State Academy of Water Transport, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
M.A. in Law, 2004-2005
• Concentration in Transport Law and International Cargo Law
• Certification in Russian-English/English-Russian Translation of Legal/Technical/Transport Documentation
• Completed with Honors; GPA: 4.0 equivalent
• Presidential Scholarship Recipient
B.A. in Jurisprudence, 2000 – 2004
• Completed with Honors; GPA: 4.0 equivalent
• Presidential Scholarship Recipient
» Skills
Software
Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop
Languages
Russian (Fluent)
English
» Work Experience
Self-Employed, Belmont, CA
Freelance Translator/Representative, 2010-Present
• Translator for “Children’s Garden of Yoga” by Baba Hari Dass (English to Russian Translation)
• Representative of Publishing House “Miraya” in America
Yoga Instructor, 2012
• Lead weekly classes for children 3-5 years of age according to YogaKids methods
• Developed own curriculum,
• Managed business affairs, e.g., finances, marketing efforts, lease of facilities at Belmont Recreation Center, etc.

Publishing House “Miraya”, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Editor, 2009-2010
• Assisted editor-in-chief with all stages of publishing, including review of proposals and submissions from writers, copy editing, and artwork design
• Lead sales and marketing efforts, including communication with vendors, drafting of contracts, negotiations of contract terms with writers and vendors, and placing advertising in local media and updating company web content.
• Editor of “Textbook on Classical Hatha-Yoga” by A. Lobanov (2010), “Unnamed guests” by Minna Yampolskaya (2010), “Science of Yoga” by I.K.Taimni (Russian Translation, 2010)


Publishing House “Decom”, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Editor, 2008-2009
• Assisted editor-in-chief with all stages of publishing, including review of proposals and submissions from writers, copy editing, and artwork design
• Lead sales and marketing efforts, including communication with vendors, drafting of contracts, negotiations of contract terms with writers and vendors, and placing advertising in local media and updating company web content.
• Editor of ‘Frunzik Mkrtchian. Ia tak dumaiu”, by Kora Tsereteli (2009)

Logoprom Market, Ltd., Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Assistant to Legal Counsel, 2007-2008
• Maintained a legal document archive and database
• Responded to internal and external document requests by running queries and preparing outgoing document packets

Self-Employed, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Freelance Writer, 2007
• Writer for newspapers “Nizhegorodskaya Pravda” and “Nizhegorodsky Diocesan News,” magazine “Nizhegorodsky Attorney.”

Legal Information Center, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Senior Legal Consultant, 2005-2007
• Provided free research services in any area of law through this government-funded regional organization
• Managed large volume of inquiries (10-20 per day)
• Performed queries in national, regional and local legal databases
• Synthesized large amounts of technical information into accessible formats
• Issued pamphlets on various relevant legal issues, e.g., family law, housing law
• Maintained and supplied content for the Center’s bulletin board, including announcements of recent changes in regulation and Center-specific updates

» Hobbies
Yoga
• Certified YogaKids instructor (YogaKids Methods by Marsha Wenig)
• Five years of experience in adult and children yoga, including yoga for special needs children

Theater
• Five years of a volunteer experience in the theater “Vera,” Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
• Five years of a manager and a participant experience in a folk theatre group in the theater “Vera”