Marija Savić

Marija Savić holds both BA and MA in English philology from the University of Novi Sad, where she is also a doctoral student of linguistics. Her main interest is contact linguistics, and in particular the influence of English on Serbian syntax, semantics, pragmatics and vocabulary. So far, she had participated in several linguistic conferences, in Novi Sad and Belgrade, Serbia, and Pula, Croatia, where she presented and published her works on pseudoanglicisms, with other topics to be published in Celje, Slovenia, in the near future.

She’s a native speaker of Serb(ocroat)ian (BCS, to be precise), with full professional fluency in English, and a limited ability to communicate in Spanish, Dutch and French; and with basic knowledge of Latin, Portuguese and Russian. She also tried learning Chinese and Turkish and is fascinated with Arabic. She had worked as an English teacher in several primary and secondary schools in Šabac, Serbia, however she currently resides in Novi Sad, where she works as a full time and freelance SEO copywriter and community manager, reader, proofreader and English-Serbian translator and interpreter. Due to her active involvement in youth mobility sector and the dedicated interest in European Commission Youth in Action and Erasmus Plus programmes, she had participated in several youth exchanges and training courses held in Bar, Montenegro; Sofia, Bulgaria; Krzyžowa, Poland; Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary; Skopje, Macedonia; and Otzenhausen, Germany.

In her free time, if she is not travelling Europe (i.e. pinning a new country on her “been to in Europe” map), she can be found in her karate training sessions, blogging on SEO, SEM, SMM and social media, blogging on her local handball club’s games or her cycling association, practicing calligraphy and learning about fountain pens or enjoying her solitude in the company of a good read with the soothing sound of autumn rain beating against her window.

Areas of Expertise
  • Serbian orthography
  • Contact linguistics
  • Pragmatics
  • Semantics
  • English linguistics
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Translation Interpreting
  • Proofreading
  • Editing
  • WordPress website development
  • SEO copywriting
  • Community management
Educational Background


Master in English philology – Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia


Bachelor with honours in English philology – Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia



‘Classifications of Pseudoanglicisms in Italian, German, Spanish and Serbian’

 In Iva Peršić (ed.), Language: istructions for use – international student conference proceedings.(Pula: Juraj Dobrila University of Pula), 236-245.


Morphological Principles in the Formation of Pseudoanglicisms in Serbian

In SnežanaGudurić and Marija Stefanović (eds.), Jeziciikulture u vremenuiprostoru V. Tematskizbornik (Novi Sad: Filozofskifakultet), 317-330.


‘The use of dictionaries in translation courses: theory and practice’

 Co authorship with Vesna Savić.

Additional Experience

2017        Making Europe Work training course organised by JungeEuropäischeFöderalisten – Jugendfür Europa – Otzenhausen, Germany

2016       Startup yourself training course organised by Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) and Central European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives Balkans and supported by the European Comission Youth in Action programme – Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary

TRAIN programme aimed at professional improvement and development of academic skills of young academics, university employees, teaching and research assistants and doctoral students – Novi Sad, Serbia

Training school on gender in Research and in Horizon 2020 Projects, organised by the COST Network GenderSTE – Gender, science, technology and environment, with the support of the University of Novi Sad – Novi Sad, Serbia

Practice Peace TC, organised by Kreisau Initiative e.V. from Berlin, in cooperation with partner organisations, financed by the European Commission “Erasmus plus” programme – Skopje, FYR Macedonia

2015        Practice Peace TC, organised by Kreisau Initiative e.V. from Berlin, with partner organisations, financed by the European ComissionErasmus plus programme – Krzyžowa, Poland

2013       European Citizenship in Youth Work training course, financed by Youth in Action programme of the European Commission – Sofia, Bulgaria

Build World’s Future training course, organized by the Volunteering Initiative Podgorica, financed by the European Commission Youth in Action programme – Bar, Montenegro



2012      European Handball Championship for women, Novi Sad, Serbia

IWOBA VIII – 8th International Workshop on Balto-Slavic Accentology, Novi Sad, Serbia

European Handball Championship for men, Novi Sad, Serbia

2011      The 6th International Interdisciplinary Symposium Encounter of Cultures, Novi Sad, Serbia

European Team Championship in Athletics, 2nd league, Novi Sad, Serbia

10th Festival of Optimism: Baby Exit, Novi Sad, Serbia

English Language Teachers’ Association Conference, Novi Sad, Serbia

1st International English Language and Anglophone Literatures Today Conference, Novi Sad, Serbia

38th European Karate Championship for juniors and cadets and 3rd Cup for younger seniors, Novi Sad, Serbia

2009      Universiade Belgrade 2009; Belgrade, Serbia

    ICG International
    Consulting Group

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