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Working languages:
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Sam Pinson
ATA and SDL Trados Certified, RUS>ENG

United States
Local time: 18:12 MST (GMT-7)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Transcription, Desktop publishing
Expertise
Specializes in:
Law (general)Computers: Software
Computers: HardwareBusiness/Commerce (general)
EconomicsFinance (general)
Investment / SecuritiesGovernment / Politics
Games / Video Games / Gaming / CasinoComputers (general)

Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 696, Questions answered: 388, Questions asked: 15
Payment methods accepted Check, Wire transfer, Money order, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 6
Glossaries Business, Insurance
Experience Years of translation experience: 3. Registered at ProZ.com: Dec 2010. Became a member: Jan 2011.
Credentials Russian to English (American Translators Association, verified)
Memberships ATA
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, DejaVu, Indesign, MemoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0, Express Scribe, Lingvo X3, LyX (LaTeX), MemSource, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Website http://pinsonlingo.com
Training sessions attended SDL Trados Studio 2009 Getting Started for Translators
SDL Trados Studio 2009 Intermediate for Translators
SDL Trados Studio 2009 Advanced for Translators
Professional practices Sam Pinson endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
About me
I’m a certified, freelance Russian-to-English translator, specializing in technology, business, and politics. I'm always happy to work with new translation agencies and direct clients. I have fire in my belly.

Linguistic skills

  • Native English speaker
  • Lived and worked in Russia for two years
  • Russian into English (Certified by the American Translators Association)
  • Specialization in technology, business, and politics
    • Technology: computer software, computer hardware, technical writing, machine vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, signal processing
    • Economics: tax policy, social policy, monetary policy, transition economies
    • Business: contracts, general, marketing, finance, entrepreneurism
    • Government/Politics: American politics, Russian politics, Comparative politics

Projects

  • Translation of content for several video courses on technology such as Adobe Photoshop CS5, Microsoft Office programs, and the iPhone: 28K+ words
  • Translation of bidding materials and contract for a major Russian cellular phone network: 18K+ words
  • Translation of video game content
  • Translation of certificates, resumes, CVs, licenses, etc.
  • Translation of contracts, legal/business materials, banking/investment websites, etc.

Technical skills

Resources

  • Déjà Vu X2 Professional
  • SDL Trados Studio 2009/2011
  • Across Personal Edition 5.0
  • ABBYY Lingvo X3
  • ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Adobe Illustrator CS5
  • Adobe InDesign CS5
  • Adobe Acrobat X Pro

Professional associations and memberships

Education

  • MS in Computer Science, 2005

    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • BS in Computer Science, 2003

    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Professional Experience

  • Pinson Linguistic Services

    Freelance Translator

    January 2011 – Present
  • City of Sultan, Washington

    City Council Position #1

    January 2010 – October 2011
  • Microsoft Corporation

    Software Developer Engineer II

    May 2005 – January 2011


Your satisfaction is guaranteed 100%.

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My clients span the globe, from New York to Madrid to Moscow. You can see some of them represented on a map here. Check out a more dynamic version of my resume on Prezi.com.

Let me know if you're looking for a ENG>RUS translator, I'd be happy to give you some referrals.
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 719
PRO-level pts: 696


Language (PRO)
Russian to English696
Top general fields (PRO)
Law/Patents275
Bus/Financial162
Other151
Tech/Engineering36
Art/Literary36
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)183
Finance (general)92
Law: Contract(s)92
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters67
Business/Commerce (general)54
Economics24
Computers (general)20
Pts in 22 more flds >

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Profile last updated
Sep 29



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