Areta Kovalsky

Freelance Editor & Translator

Location:Lvov, Lviv Oblast, United States
2 Skills

Master of Arts in Eastern European Studies, completed April 2008.
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Major: Political Science; Minor: History
Semester abroad: National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Kyiv, Ukraine.

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, completed May 2006 with 3.45 GPA
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, Ill., USA.
Major: International Studies; Minor: Russian and Eastern European Studies
Semester abroad: International Education of Students, Paris, France.


Certificate in Editing at the University of Chicago.
Training in copyediting with use of The Chicago Manual of Style
October 2010–March 2011

The Keys to Effective Editing ExpertRating Solutions, Instructor-Facilitated Online Learning
Completed April 28, 2010

Ukrainian language and culture course at the Ukrainian Catholic University, L’viv, Ukraine
Summers 2005 and 2007

Advanced Ukrainian course at Harvard Ukrainian Summer School, Cambridge, Mass.
June-August 2006


? Editor and translator for ProMova – Ukrainian consulting company; since October 2010.

? Editor and translator for the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), L’viv, Ukraine; October 2009–February 2011. Editor and translator for news articles for the UGCC’s English-language website.

? Editor/Review for SoftServe, Inc., L’viv, Ukraine; August–October 2009. Editor and reviewer for technical documents for SoftServe’s computer software development programs.

? Final editor and translator for the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), L’viv, Ukraine; since May 2009. Translator and editor for the Religious Information Service of Ukraine (RISU) English-language website; translator and editor for the university.

? Translator, co-editor, historical editor of English-language version of Maria Levytska-Zahorujko’s memoirs: an account of life in interwar Galicia, activity in the Ukrainian Insurgent Army during WWII, imprisonment in the Gulag, and exile in Siberia; work in progress since February 2009, to be published.

? Editor and translator for the Ukrainian Catholic University, L’viv Ukraine; summer 2008. Editor and translator for the Religious Information Service of Ukraine (RISU) English-language website and translator for Galiciana website, an index of architectural monuments of L’viv.


? U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, Washington, D.C.; September-December 2008.
A nongovernmental organization to facilitate democratic development, market reform, and human rights in Ukraine
Assisted with communications, administrative tasks, fundraising, grant-seeking and grant-writing; reported on hearings and briefings on Capit?l Hill and at the Kennan Institute, Jamestown Foundation, and other D.C. institutions; wrote press releases on the foundation’s programs and current events.

? Institute of Mass Information (IMI), Kyiv, Ukraine; summer 2007.
The institute reports and chronicles violations on press freedom in Ukraine
Worked as editor and translator.


? Translator, Kumpel Tour website about beer tours in unexplored L’viv; summer 2010
? Translator, The Art of Cossack Fencing: A Look Through the Ages; fall 2009
? Volunteer, Central State Historical Archives in L’viv; spring 2008
Translated materials that were later published.
? Volunteer, Yappa Business English School, Kyiv, Ukraine; fall 2007
Led discussions for English-speaking clubs.
? Volunteer, Lucy Parsons Bookstore, Boston, Mass.; June-July 2006
Attended meetings as part of the membership of the collectively-run bookstore, worked shifts at the store working at the cashier and taking inventory
? International Election Observer, Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections, Poltava, Ukraine; March 2006


English – Native language
Ukrainian – Fluent
French – Basic writing and oral proficiency

Experienced user of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook), Internet browsers. Have a PC with access to the Internet. Fully familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style and the AP Stylebook.
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