Tatyana Li – Translator, Interpreter, Tour guide

Russian Italian

(Russian, English and Italian Translator, Interpreter and Tour guide based in Dubai, UAE)

Tanya
I was born on October 5, 1991, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan into a family of the Soviet intelligentsia.

My passion for foreign languages and different cultures led me to become a translator and interpreter for the following language combinations: Russian to English, Russian to Italian, English to Italian and vice versa.

In 2009, I entered the Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages. While studying at the Institute of Foreign Languages under the Faculty of Italian Philology, I joined a charitable organization called “Gentle Clowning.” For three years, I worked as an interpreter in English, Russian and Italian at the charity’s training sessions.

During Samarkand’s International Music Festival, “Sharq Taronalari,” which takes place every two years, I was sent by the Institute to act as a translator and interpreter for musical groups from Italy in both 2011 and 2013.

After my graduation in 2013, I worked for a year as a tour guide at the travel agency “Sarbon-Tour.” Since Samarkand is the center of the Great Silk Road and coeval with Ancient Rome (both are 2,750 years old), every year the city is visited by a large number of tourists from all over the world. It gave me great pleasure to lead excursions throughout the cities of Uzbekistan with tour groups from Italy, England, Russia and many other countries.

In 2014, I moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Here, the multiculturalism, business and innovation create the optimal conditions for the realization of my ambitions and the use of my knowledge. I hope my efforts will one day contribute to the further development and success of Russian-speaking communities and emigrants in the UAE.

For 3 years I worked as a sales-consultant, marketer and translator in various luxury-sales companies in Dubai, such as Armani and Yves Saint Laurent. I carried out the translation and interpreting tasks for these companies, as well as those for other individuals and institutions.

I am currently working as a freelance translator and interpreter, and as a licensed tour guide in Dubai (Russian <> English <> Italian). I provide translation and interpreting services at business meetings, private visits, exhibitions, trade fairs and conferences. My services are conducted from Russian into Italian, Italian into Russian, Russian into English, English into Russian, Italian into English, and English into Italian.