Washington, D.C. area
Linguist and translator Kevin Hendzel draws on over 25 years of experience in Russian-English translation, interpretation, professional writing and editing, national media relations and public outreach, and has appeared on national and international media with a wordwide audience exceeding 100 million.
As the official translator of dozens of significant published books in physics and engineering for the Russian Academy of Sciences, Kevin Hendzel is one of the most widely published translators in the English language.
Kevin Hendzel’s professional background includes an extended period working on the US-Russia Direct Communications Link, also known as the Presidential "Hotline,” where he was Senior Linguist of the technical translation staff. Following his departure from the Presidential Hotline, Kevin Hendzel was a freelance translator for seven years. Working for a broad range of clients, including scientific publishers, law firms, multinational corporations, and the federal government, Kevin Hendzel produced 34 published books and over 3,000 published articles. From 1992 to 1998, Kevin Hendzel was a Senior Russian Linguist/Translator at ASET International Services Corporation and specialized in nuclear, technical, legal, and financial translation. Kevin Hendzel assisted ASET International Services Corporation in becoming the leading firm regarding all nuclear programs in the former Soviet Union.
In addition to his many accomplishments with ASET , Kevin Hendzel was appointed National Media Spokesman of the American Translators Association by its President in 2000. Kevin Hendzel has since appeared on CNN, Fox News Live, ABC World News Tonight, and many other major news outlets, promoting translation and interpretation services as vital to commerce, diplomacy, security, and culture. Kevin Hendzel is also a participant in the Interagency Language Roundtable.
Kevin Hendzel holds a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he studied international relations, Russian, French, economics, physics, and engineering. During his undergraduate years, Kevin Hendzel was a Research Assistant to the Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and studied Russian Language Translation at Saint Petersburg State University in Russia.