Introduction to Russian-English translation

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This text provides Russian-English translators with essential tools needed to improve their translation skills. This practical, hands-on book is suited for anyone involved in Russian-English translation, including professional translators, interpreters, and advanced students. Author Natalia Strelkova imparts over 35 years of experience as a translator and editor, with an emphasis on translating journalistic idiom. A focus on the conversational Russian of everyday life -- plus dozens of examples and practice exercises -- prepare the user for the day-to-day work of translating and editing. Russian is the most widely-spoken Slavic language, and its 280 million speakers make it the fifth most-spoken language in the world. Seven chapters cover topics such as: The Translation Process What is Accuracy? How Professionals Maneuver around Difficulties Achieving Readability Notes on Everyday Russian Culture