Dr. Alexandra Berlina

Recently, Alexandra became the сo-winner of the prestigious Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, and won the third prize in the Joseph Brodsky/Stephen Spender Prize 2012 for poetry translation. She was also invited to the US as a Fellow of the American Literary Translators Association. Her doctoral thesis on poetry translation, Brodsky Translating Brodsky, has been published by Bloomsbury.

Exact or creative? It’s your choice!

Alexandra has been busy translating and interpreting since 2001. Her working languages are Russian, German and English.

Born in Moscow in 1984, she moved to Germany in 1997. She holds an MA with distinction in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies from UCL (London) along with a “Magister” title in English, American and German culture from Düsseldorf. She went on to write a doctoral thesis on translation, and received a PhD summa cum laude.

In 2008, her Russian textbook was published by Klett/PONS. She has worked for various media, and interpreted interviews and discussions featuring Russian celebrities like TV host Leonid Parfyonov, writer Dina Rubina and clown Oleg Popov. She is also experienced in simultaneous interpreting (conference interpreting), as well as in video and film translation. Alexandra is the laureate of several translation and creative writing competitions.

Alexandra loves unusual projects. 2011, for instance, she was a simultaneously interpreting living exhibit of the Ars Viva performance.

Please email Alexandra to receive a quote. Discounts are possible for charitable or non-profit organizations.

The available services are: simultaneous, consecutive and whispered interpreting in Germany (e.g. in Dusseldorf, Cologne, Essen, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich…), as well as in Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK, translation from the English into Russian and German, from the Russian into German and English as well as from the German into Russian and English; proof-reading and editing of Russian and German texts, copywriting.

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  • Alex Pekarovsky
    Alex Pekarovsky
    19:46 25 Mar 19
    Very High Level of translation and communication. Had our translation very fast. And after I had an input , it found itself quickly into the translation. Very much recommended.
    Guy Meltzer
    Guy Meltzer
    11:07 07 Mar 19
    Excellent translation to German and outstanding service.We couldn't be more happy!
    Gabriel Rymberg
    Gabriel Rymberg
    12:06 26 Feb 19
    Alexandra is prompt in communications and excellent in delivery time and quality. We just recently started working together and I feel completely confident we will do so for a long time to come!
    Guliz Kavuncuoglu
    Guliz Kavuncuoglu
    20:53 19 Feb 19
    We have worked with Alex and Pavel as we needed help with simultaneous translation of a live workshop from German to English. It was great experience since they were very prompt in their communication pre and post of the project and they were quite flexible and were able to adapt quickly to the changes happened during our workshop. They were quite helpful not only as translators during our session but they felt like they were a part of the team.
    Stacey Donovan
    Stacey Donovan
    01:34 25 Sep 18
    In a word, Alexandra is delightful to work with: savvy, sharp, witty, thoughtful, concerned, gracious. There's not a moment when I doubt her commitment to a project, which says quite a lot in the book editing field. Thank you Alex!
    Anastasia Haller
    Anastasia Haller
    11:17 28 Jun 16
    Благодарим Александру за невероятно быстрый и качественный перевод. В задание так же было стихотворение, которое она перевела с сохранением рифмы и полной передачей смысла.
    Anna Drischluck
    Anna Drischluck
    14:51 06 Nov 15
    Ich arbeite mit Frau Berlina schon seit langer Zeit zusammen und muss sagen, dass ich ihre exzellente Arbeit als Übersetzerin und Dolmetscherin sehr zu schätzen weiß. Frau Berlina erfüllt die Aufträge stets immer einwandfrei und überpünktlich! Bei Fragen steht sie immer gerne zur Verfügung. Ich kann Frau Berlina jedem, der Wert auf schriftliche und mündliche Übersetzungen legt, nur empfehlen. Ich freue mich auf jeden Fall auf die weitere erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit! Viele Grüße Anna Hermann
    Ирина Зуева
    Ирина Зуева
    07:16 13 Aug 15
    Александра сделала перевод информации для сайта с русского на немецкий грамотно, профессионально и раньше оговоренных сроков. Взяла на себя корректировку текста на русском языке, чем сильно облегчила поставленную мне задачу. Профессиональный переводчик! Рекомендую...
    Arkadiusz Wrobel
    Arkadiusz Wrobel
    10:51 26 Mar 15
    Sehr nette und unkomplizierte Zusammenarbeit, schon seit mehreren Jahren. Schnelle und gute Übersetzungen ins Englische und ins Russische. Ein wirklich zuverlässiger Partner, vor allem was Termine und Qualität der Übersetzungen angeht. Immer wieder gerne!
    Greg Kail
    Greg Kail
    08:07 26 Mar 15
    Замечательная работа и по срокам и по качеству.
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