Working languages:
English to Belarusian
English to Russian
French to Russian

Alexander Onishko
English to Russian
Vitali Stanisheuski
English to Russian
Yuriy Alatortsev
German to Ukrainian
Yuri Smirnov
Daily Translation since 1992

Minsk, Minsk
Local time: 17:36 +03 (GMT+3)

Native in: Belarusian Native in Belarusian, Russian Native in Russian
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This translator helped to localize into Belarusian
Services Translation, Interpreting, Website localization, Subtitling
Specializes in:
Marketing / Market ResearchReligion
Sports / Fitness / RecreationTourism & Travel
HistoryLaw (general)
Government / PoliticsBusiness/Commerce (general)
Poetry & LiteratureAdvertising / Public Relations

English to Belarusian - Rates: 0.05 - 0.10 EUR per word / 30 - 45 EUR per hour
English to Russian - Rates: 0.05 - 0.10 EUR per word / 30 - 45 EUR per hour
French to Russian - Rates: 0.05 - 0.10 EUR per word / 30 - 45 EUR per hour
French to Belarusian - Rates: 0.05 - 0.10 EUR per word / 30 - 45 EUR per hour
Ukrainian to English - Rates: 0.05 - 0.10 EUR per word / 30 - 45 EUR per hour

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 6247, Questions answered: 4147, Questions asked: 941
Project History 1 projects entered
Project DetailsProject SummaryCorroboration

Volume: 19000 words
Completed: Dec 2005
French to Russian
Tourism (hotels and restaurants network)

Tourism & Travel
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 9
Glossaries Belarussian General, Croatian-English, Czech-English, Dickens, English-Latin, General, Greek-English, Hungarian-Polish, Latin-English, Lithuanian

Translation education Bachelor's degree - Minsk Linguistic University
Experience Years of translation experience: 25. Registered at Sep 2002. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Russian (Minsk State Linguistic University. Department of I)
Memberships N/A
TeamsBelarusian Linguists, Belarusian Localization Team , Russian Translators of Religious Texts
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Frontpage, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
Conference participation Conferences attended
Training sessions attended Internet Freelancing for Translators Part II [download]
Contests won 5th Translation Contest: French to Russian
Professional practices Yuri Smirnov endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
About me





English > Russian
English > Belarusian
French > Russian
French > Belarusian

Russian - mother tongue
Belarusian - mother tongue
English - fluent
Polish - fluent
Ukranian - fluent
French - translation only, no interpreting
Czech - basic knowledge
September/1976 - June/1982
Minsk State Linguistic University
Department of Interpreting and Translation
ATA listed - click here WORK EXPERIENCE:
Since July/2004 — full-time freelance translator (experience of simultaneous and consecutive interpreting events, examples below)

October/1998 – June/2004
Radio Bible Class — Publishing Christian Ministries
Translation of literature, business and financial reports, software manuals Interpreting (consecutive, simultaneous) at meetings and conferences

February/1993 - July/1996
New Life-2000 — Christian mission
Interpreter and translator (English-Russian, Russian-English)
All kinds of written translation and interpreting (lectures, sermons, talks, documents, books, simultaneous interpreting)

Experience in radio programs (had been making and broadcasting Christian programs on an independent FM station in Minsk, Belarus, before it was closed in August 1996 — texts in Belarusian) and voice over (DVD series for NewThing)
Before the iron curtain fell, had experience working in the legal sphere (mostly juvenile delinquency, but not only) and education (3 years of experience in teaching English in high schools).
Some html (xhtml) Web-mastering skills (supporting LAZA website myself).

REFERENCES: Responses from clients in "willingness to work again" ("WWA") system

Computers (general)
Computers: Hardware
Computers: Systems, Networks
Computers: Software
IT (Information Technology)
Advertising / Public Relations
Government / Politics
Business/Commerce (general)
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
Tourism & Travel
Poetry & Literature

Games / Video Games
Internet, e-Commerce
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Human Resources
Media / Multimedia
Education / Pedagogy
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs

Recently worked with Legal and IT projects.
Either the leader or one of the leaders of rating in all of my language pairs (andthother pairs that I usually don’t work with)
References, samples and other details available upon request. Ready to do a short (100-150 words) test translation.

PC DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E6320, 1866 MHz (7 x 267), 2 Gb, 320 Gb, HP LaserJet 6L, ScanJet 4300C, Cable modem Internet connection (DSL-technology)
Laptop — Compaq Presario x1010,
Intel Pentium M 1300Mhz
512Mb DDR
60.0 Gb

Windows XP Pro, MS Office 2003, PageMaker 7.0, QuarkXPress 6.0, Adobe Indesign CS 3.0, Wordfast 5.50i, SDL TRADOS 2007 Freelance (SDLX, Multiterm), Adobe Reader 8.0, Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional, Translation Office 3000, Miranda IM

Simultaneous and consecutive interpreting and written translation at 2nd Asian Indoor Games in Macau (October-November 2007).
Simultaneous interpreting (Eng-Rus) at Billy Graham Evangelical Association "Amsterdam 2000" world event and at United Bible Societies World Assembly (2004, Wales).
Several books published.

MY TRANSLATIONS ONLINE: Oswald Chambers "My Utmost for His highest" Doug Brendel's books (see the по-русски links)

My articles in Russian, Belarusian and English at LAZA website and my blog in Belarusian at
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: 8400
PRO-level pts: 6247

Top languages (PRO)
English to Russian3861
Russian to English922
Polish to English402
Polish to Russian252
French to Russian229
Pts in 43 more pairs >
Top general fields (PRO)
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Poetry & Literature313
Law (general)270
Business/Commerce (general)246
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters240
Law: Contract(s)160
Pts in 90 more flds >

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Keywords: simultaneous interpreting, consecutive, subtitling, literature, articles, poetry, Christian, Christianity, books, stories, fiction, websites, radio, Arts, Birth & Marriage Certificates, Computers & Information Technology, IT, Computer Games, Ecology & Environment, Education & Training, Film, Broadcasting, Audio & Video, Scripts, General, Operator &Instruction Manuals, History, Hotel, Humanities & Social Sciences, Immigration, Linguistics, Literature - Children Books, Literature - Fiction, Literature - Non-Fiction, Marketing, PR & Newsletters, Market Research, Questionnaires, Media, Newspapers & Magazines, Music, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Theology & Philosophy, Software, Manuals, Sports, Leisure, The Internet, Travel, Tourism, Travel Guides, синхронный перевод, устный перевод, последовательный перевод, конференции, семинары, conferences, seminars,

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