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Member since Nov '07

Working languages:
English to Ukrainian
English to Russian
Polish to Russian
Polish to Ukrainian
Russian to Ukrainian

Vitaliy Shkonda
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Irvine, California, United States
Local time: 20:18 PDT (GMT-7)

Native in: Russian Native in Russian, Ukrainian Native in Ukrainian
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Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Post-editing
Specializes in:
Internet, e-CommerceElectronics / Elect Eng
Petroleum Eng/SciManufacturing
Business/Commerce (general)Science (general)
Investment / SecuritiesMechanics / Mech Engineering

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 714, Questions answered: 764, Questions asked: 49
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check, PayPal, Skrill
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Glossaries Potencial, Vitaliy Shkonda
Translation education Master's degree - The State Courses
Experience Years of translation experience: 28. Registered at May 2006. Became a member: Nov 2007.
Credentials English to Ukrainian (Ukrainian Translators Association)
English to Ukrainian (Ukrainian Translators Association)
English to Russian (Certificate No. 781 issued by State Kharkov Foreig)
English to Russian (Certificate No. 781 issued by State Kharkov Foreig)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, MS Office XP, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume English (DOC)
Training sessions attended Basics of Freelancing [download]
Internet Freelancing for Translators Part II [download]
Методы обработки и перевода чертежей и схем, созданных в Visio и AutoCAD [download]
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About me
Irvine, CA
Cell phone: (949) 600-3135

SDL Trados Studio 2011

I am experienced in translating the following language pairs:
English > Ukrainian
English > Russian
Russian > English
Ukrainian > English
Russian > Ukrainian
Ukrainian > Russian
Polish > Russian
Polish > Ukrainian

My strengths:
• 16 years as electric engineer at various machine and metal
production works and planning organizations,
• 15 years as translator of English into Russian and Ukrainian, and 10
years vice versa.

Documents translated:
Instructions, manuals
Rules and Regulations
Articles on ISO Standards
Scientific reports
Business plans
Charters, By-laws
Project papers

Expert knowledge in:
Air conditioning
Power production
Power plants machinery
Electrical engineering
Oil and gas production

General experience: I have extensive experience in engineering, metallurgy, construction, woodworking, electric technology, power plants, oil and gas production. Before 1993 I had good possibility to study a number of various technologies when holding a post as chief engineer of projects in a State Military Project Institute. Thanks to experience and knowledge received there, I have capability to understand and translate correctly different texts using suitable terminology.

Vocational experience:
From 2002 Freelance translator
1995 - 2002: Translator in the Department of Investment
Examination at the "Stank" Corporation,
later "Stank-Invest" Joint-Stock Company, Kharkov,
1993 - 1995: Translator, in the Department of External
Contacts, "Ukraine and the World" English-Ukrainian
Association, Kharkov, Ukraine.
1981 - 1993: Chief engineer of various projects, Head of
Production Department at the Design Institute in
Kharkov, Ukraine.

• The State Three-Year Foreign Languages Courses (English) Kharkov,
Ukraine, 1972 - 1975
• Kharkov Polytechnic University, Ukraine, 1966 - 1971
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: 714
(All PRO level)

Top languages (PRO)
English to Russian633
English to Ukrainian53
Polish to Russian24
Russian to English4
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences8
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Petroleum Eng/Sci230
Engineering (general)102
Mechanics / Mech Engineering39
Construction / Civil Engineering31
Automotive / Cars & Trucks31
Electronics / Elect Eng24
Law: Contract(s)20
Pts in 34 more flds >

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