MLA Award (Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature )

I’m having a nostalgic moment here. Three years ago, I received an award for the best academic translation of a literary study into English. The committee’s citation made me blush, and today I’m blushing still when rereading it:

Victor Shklovsky: A Reader provides a brilliant and ambitious portrait of one of the most important literary and cultural theorists of the twentieth century. Covering a period that begins before the October Revolution and extends into the 1980s, the volume presents Shklovsky in his many guises: as a pathbreaking figure in Russian formalism, as a mentor to writers and artists in the years of socialist realism, as a wry chronicler of everyday life in the early Soviet Union, and as an innovative theorist of cinema. Alexandra Berlina’s translations are energetic, fluid, and fully alert to the intricacies of Shklovsky’s unique writing style. Her illuminating introduction and supplemental notes are themselves major scholarly contributions. ”

Just about the best thing a translator can ever hope to hear.:)

In other news, a collection of essays and poetry by Maria Stepanova has just been published, with several translations by yours truly. With rhyme and metre (or meter, if you’re American), despite all current trends.:)

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    Danila Stratovich
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    Alexandra did a great job several times for Artguide Editions. She loves her work very much and is very creative when it is needed. She can also work fast enough to meet tight deadlines. Our copy-editors (native English speakers) are very satisfied with her work.
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    Alexandra was very helpful during my meeting. She was quick to translate and able to express complex German legal statements in plain English to facilitate a quick and efficient meeting.
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    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.
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    Guy Meltzer
    11:07 07 Mar 19
    Excellent translation to German and outstanding service.We couldn't be more happy!
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    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!
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    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
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    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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