Johanna Holecy

Freelance Russian Translator & Proofreader

Location:Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
2 Skills
I am a freelance translator and proofreader from Russian to English and committed to a high standard of excellence. You will find me hard-working, organized, and quick in turning-around documents. I am confident that you will be very satisfied in working with me. I look forward to talking with you!

Johanna R. Holecy
Translator, Russian>English
St. Petersburg, FL, USA, 33713

Translating/Interpreting Experience:
Freelance Translator/Proofreader
June 2010-Current

May 2009-June 2010
*St. Petersburg, Russia
*Hope Church St. Petersburg
*interpreted the service Russian>English, English>Russian
Student of Translation

January 2010-June 2010
*St. Petersburg, Russia
*Met weekly with Professional Translator and Private Instructor Davidova, Nadia Olegovna
*specialized in legal documents and religion, but other experience includes scientific and medical

Work Experience:
Freelance Trnaslator
June 2010-Current

August 2011- Current
*provide private childcare and instruction for one girl

March 2009-June 2011
“Aspect” International Language Kindergarten
*St. Petersburg, Russia
*use a traditional British Nursery school curriculum to teach Russian children English through language immersion
*ages 2-3

International Language Academy
September 2009-June 2011
*St. Petersburg, Russia
*teach English language through discussion, hands on activities and role-play
*grades 3-4

International Language Academy for Adults
September 2009-May 2010
*St. Petersburg, Russia
*teach English through instruction and discussion
*upper intermediate-advanced levels

Private Teacher
September 2010-June 2011
*St. Petersburg, Russia
*private teacher of reading

September 2008- May 2009
*St. Petersburg, Russia
*private teacher of English as a Second language
*beginner-advanced levels

Sales Associate
October 2007-August 2008
Kittery Trading Post
*Kittery, ME, USA
*duties included customer service, running of cash registers, and maintaining of store appearance

Goodale's Bicycle Shop
March 2003-October 2007
*Nashua, NH, USA
*duties included customer service, running of cash registers, maintaining store appearance, opening and closing shop, and training new employees

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certification
December 2008-January 2009
*Bridge-Linguatec, Inc., Boulder, CO, USA
*120 online credit hours
*course certification includes teaching grammar, business English, and young learners

Bachelor of Arts, Russian Language
May 2009
*University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
*GPA 3.69/4.00
*outside of Major study included extensive coursework in translation, educational psychology, teaching of foreign languages, and adolescent and youth development.

International Experience:
March 2009-June 2011
*St. Petersburg, Russia
*International Language Academy
*teach people of all ages English as a foreign language

August 2008-May 2009
*St. Petersburg, Russia
*Center for International Educational Experience study abroad

Basketball player/instructor
July 2005-August 2005
*News Release Basketball
*led skills camps to European children and played against professional and club teams
*countries visited include France, Switzerland, Hungary, and Romania

April 2004
*Uzhgorod, Ukraine and surrounding cities
*facilitated activities for children in orphanages
*delivered goods and spent time in two gypsy camps

Volunteer Experience:
May 2009-June 2010
*St. Petersburg, Russia
*Hope Church St. Petersburg
*interpreted the service Russian>English, English>Russian

December 2009-June 2011
*St. Petersburg, Russia
*Reflections of Hope Halfway House
*worked with girls coming out of orphanages and taught them skills such as cooking, cleaning house, money management, and relationship building

January 2009-January 2010
*St. Petersburg, Russia
*helped weekly with children in an orphanage, ages 3-11
led recreational and instructional games during the outside hour

September 2006-May 2008
*private tutor of Russian language

September 2006-May 2008
*Portsmouth Middle School, Portsmouth, NH, USA
*Project Mentor
*facilitated activities and discussion with a middle-school aged girl

Site Coordinator
September 2006-May 2007
*Mast Way Elementary School, Durham, NH, USA
*coordinated reading tutors and was the main contact between the Seacoast Reads Reading program and the school reading specialist

Reading tutor
September 2005-May 2007
*Seacoast Reads, Seacoast area NH, USA
*provided private reading lessons for public schools

Extracurricular activities:
September 2007-present
*Dobro Slovo, University of New Hampshire Chapter
*National Slavic Honors Society

September 2007-May 2008
*Dobro Slovo, University of New Hampshire Chapter
*National Slavic Honors Society
Skills (2) Rating
Russian Translation