Translator: German and Russian into English
Last active: 09/24/2014
I am a freelance translator, translating from German and Russian into English. My areas of specialty for translating are:
- information technology (software localization, user agreements, etc.)
- international trade (including logistics, banking, fair trade, marketing, regulations)
I also can translate websites, and culturally-appropriate, targeted marketing materials — and, of course I do general-purpose (non-specialized) translations as well.
I can translate files in a wide variety of formats including Microsoft Office, HTML, LibreOffice, Visio, plain-text, PO files, and more.
How are my skills: Have a look at my Odesk test scores:
- German to English Translation Skills: 93rd percentile
- Russian to English Translation Skills: 97th percentile
- English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version): 95th percentile
- U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago): 88th percentile
Like most professional translators, I translate only into my native language. I am a native speaker of Standard American English, with impeccable spelling and grammar. I have studied linguistics and also have worked in international business. You can send your text, and I'll give you an estimate on hours needed for completion.
When we begin working together, I can provide you my contact information for email, landline phone, Skype, and VOIP.
I am a Californian with a varied international background encompassing writing, editing, marketing, and teaching.
I studied German at the University of California at Davis, and for a year at Georg-August University in Germany, as well as in high school. During my year in Germany I studied and communicated primarily in German.
I lived for four years in Bishkek, capital of the Kyrgyz Republic, where Russian is the predominant language. I have done business there (helping to set up and manage an advertising and marketing agency), as well as in Washington DC (organizing manufacturing in China for US clients), Italy, and the United Arab Emirates.
I enjoy languages, so in addition to being fluent in German and Russian, I also have experience with several other languages including Italian, Spanish, and Malay.
My degree is in International Relations, with a minor in Linguistics.