​​Training & Certification

Certified Medical Interpreter - Russian, National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters, renewed 2018

Court Interpreting (De La Mora Language Neutral), March 2018

Immigration Court Interpreter Training (SOSi) (simultaneous, consecutive, sight), summer 2017

Maine Medical Center Interpreter Training -50 hours, Winter 2016-2017

LANA 100-hour Medical Interpreting Course, Portland, Maine 2007

U.S. Education:
Monterey Institute of International Studies, M.A. in Russian Conference Interpretation, 1992

Stanford University, M.A. in Russian & East European Studies, 1990
Stanford University, B.A. in Slavic Languages and Literature, with distinction in Russian, 1988 

Overseas Education:

University of Vienna Summer School, Strobl, Austria 1990
Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1988-1989
Pushkin Russian Language Institute, Moscow, Russia, fall 1987
University of Berlin (West), East European Institute, Germany, spring 1986
Stanford in Berlin (West) Overseas Studies Program, Germany, winter 1986


Karin interpreting for Russian and American TV anchors at Channel 13

Karin V. Elliot Whitney

has been interpreting professionally since 1992. RLS Maine is a sole proprietorship, and Karin performs all of its functions. 

Karin delivers versatile, professional and confidential Russian-English language interpretation, as well as accurate and effective written translations from Russian into English

Types of venues include: seminars, meetings, conferences,

court appearances, medical settings, both in-person and over-the-phone, and in-country field work.  

What does RLSMaine (Karin) do?

Training, Education and Certification


Russian Language Services Maine Translation. Russian Language Services Maine Russian Interpretation. Education.

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Russian Language Services Maine is located in downtown
Portland, Maine. Karin is available to travel to your site

location, whether local, regional, domestic or international.