Member since Apr '05

Working languages:
English to Russian
Russian to English
Russian (monolingual)

Mikhail Kropotov
US-educated, precise & thorough

Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russian Federation
Local time: 21:33 MSK (GMT+3)

Native in: Russian Native in Russian
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About me
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile.

I'm a professional English-Russian translator with twelve years of experience and a Bachelor's degree from an American university.
Please see below for my qualifications and the services I offer. I'm easy to get in touch with and I speak your language!

Contact me

I will handle your project with the utmost attention to detail and deliver on time. Please email or Skype me for a fast, free quote. CV is provided upon request.

Mikhail Kropotov
EMAIL mishakr@gmail.com
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I specialize in the following subject areas

SOFTWARE

- Complete software localization
- Help systems, reference manuals, user guides
- Presentations, demos, EULAs

VIDEO GAMES

- Localization of all text content: UI, in-game strings, voice-over text, help, marketing collateral
- All platforms: PC, Xbox, Sony, Nintendo, mobile phones, handhelds, game websites
- Virtually all genres: MMORPG, RPG, FPS, RTS, TBS; sports, educational, and casual games; and more

MARKETING & PR

- Marketing studies, surveys, questionnaires
- Press releases and ad copy
- Corporate communications, HR, codes of business ethics

SPOKEN LANGUAGE & SLANG

- Subtitles for TV shows and interviews
- Film and TV series scripts
- Transcription and translation from audio

POKER & GAMBLING

- Localization of poker rooms; translation of poker articles, blogs, guides, and books
- Localization of online casinos and their affiliates; translation of customer messaging and newsletters
- Localization of sports betting websites

What I can help you with

MAIN SERVICES

- Translation and revision from English to Russian
- Translation from Russian to English — only in my areas of specialization (see above)
- Russian revision and proofreading

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

- Copywriting in English or Russian (in my areas of specialization)
- Transcreation (adaptation, creative translation) into either English or Russian

My rates

TRANSLATION EUR 0.09 per source word
REVISION EUR 0.05 per source word
PROOFREADING EUR 0.02 per word
OTHER SERVICES EUR 35 per hour

Some personal details

I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, where I graduated from a prep school with emphasis on English and the sciences. At 16, my life took a drastic turn: I embarked on a 6-year 'tour' of America, attending high school in Virginia and then the University of South Carolina, from which I graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics. This experience of a lifetime helped me expand my cultural horizons and gain an all-around education. Perhaps more importantly, in those six years I also managed to acquire native-level English fluency, leading me to take up a career in translation and copywriting including both in-house employment and freelancing.

Since returning to Russia in 2004, I have maintained close personal and professional ties to the US. Many years later, I still feel equally comfortable writing, translating or communicating in either Russian or English. These skills, combined with my educational background and now extensive hands-on industry experience, allow me to deliver top-quality translation services at a reasonable price.

English into Russian projects currently account for roughly 75% of my workload. I also offer high-quality translation into English only in my key areas of expertise: marketing surveys, software, video games, gambling, and slang. For a small surcharge, my translations may be proofread by a native speaker of US/UK English as appropriate.


Employment history

  • In-house translator with an international translation agency (technical and business translations)
  • Creative writer/translator/editor with an American-owned electronic dictionary and translation software company
  • Product manager with a British speech software development company
  • Copywriter authoring content in English and Russian for an international software development company
  • 9 years of freelance translation and interpreting for end clients, private customers, and translation agencies worldwide (please see below).

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How can I help you?
Please email me at mishakr@gmail.com or skype_button.gif. Let's translate!

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PRO-level pts: 9883


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