Tatyana Johnson - Russian Translator

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Translator behind Russian Linguistics

My name is Tatyana Johnson. Being a native Russian who grew up in Central Asia among a great variety of cultures and languages, I realized early in my life how important it is to be able to understand each other.

I am a professional English to Russian translator, based in the US. I specialize in the areas of international relations, environment, and international development. With my deep knowledge of linguistics and over 20 years of translation experience, I am well equipped to manage projects in diverse fields of social sciences and humanities.

Translation is not just rendering the intended meaning into the language of your target audience. It should be adapted through authentic knowledge of the cultural subtleties, which only a native speaker can provide. For the most part of my life, I lived, studied, and worked in Central Asia and Russia. I know local lifestyle, traditions, and customs. This background helps me to craft naturally sounding translations.

As a professional translator, I have provided language services since 1994 for businesses, federal and state government agencies, NGOs, industries, and private clients.  Commitment, quality, and reliability are the three pillars of my work ethic.

When working with me, you will enjoy peace of mind because you are working with an expert, who is committed to the success of your venture.


  • Specialist  Degree in English Studies and Education from Foreign Language Teachers Training Institute, Kazakhstan
  • Specialist Degree in Patent Research and Expertise from Patent and License Institute, Russian Federation
  • Associate member of the American Translators Association (ATA)
  • Member of the Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS)
  • Volunteer translator for The Rosetta Foundation and Translators Without Borders

Published English<>Russian translations

  • Monograph on Kazakh ethnic pedagogy, 2006
  • All Kazakhstan. Album, 2003
  • Series of books on the history of railroads of Kazakhstan, 1995–1998
  • Book on the history of the Silk Road in Kazakhstan, 1996
  • Guidebooks to Almaty City, Kazakhstan



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