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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: 02:29 MSK (GMT+3)

Native in: Russian Native in Russian
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Your project will be handled with utmost attention to detail and delivered on time. Please e-mail or message me for a fast & free quote.
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
This translator is helping to localize ProZ.com into Russian
ProZ.com Kudoz editor
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, MT post-editing, Transcription, Project management
Specializes in:
Computers: SoftwareMarketing / Market Research
Games / Video Games / Gaming / CasinoInternet, e-Commerce
IT (Information Technology)Advertising / Public Relations
Business/Commerce (general)Slang
Mathematics & Statistics

English to Russian - Rates: 0.08 - 0.10 EUR per word / 30 - 40 EUR per hour
Russian to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.10 EUR per word / 30 - 40 EUR per hour
Conditions apply
Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 9672, Questions answered: 4544, Questions asked: 385
Project History 1 projects entered
Project DetailsProject SummaryCorroboration

Volume: 10000 words
Completed: Dec 2007
English to Russian
Code of Business Conduct; 10,000 words

Advertising / Public Relations, Business/Commerce (general), Human Resources
 No comment.

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check, Money order
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Glossaries Kudoz EN, Kudoz EN>RU, Kudoz RU, Kudoz RU>EN
Experience Years of translation experience: 13. Registered at ProZ.com: May 2004. Became a member: Apr 2005.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Russian (University of South Carolina Upstate)
Russian to English (Unviersity of South Carolina Upstate)
Memberships N/A
TeamsProZ.com Russian Localization Team
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, DejaVu, Dreamweaver, Idiom, Logoport, MemoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Robohelp, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
Forum posts 1038 forum posts
Website http://www.proz.com/profile/75702
CV/Resume CV provided upon request. Please e-mail me: mishakr@gmail.com
Professional practices Mikhail Kropotov endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
About me

Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile.

I'm a professional English-Russian translator with ten years of experience and a Bachelor's degree from an American university. Please read on for more details about me and the services I offer. I'm easy to get in touch with and I speak your language!

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Your project will be handled with utmost attention to detail and delivered on time. Please email, message or call me for a fast, free quote. CV is provided upon request.

Mikhail Kropotov
EMAILmishakr@gmail.comPHONE (mobile)+7 (921) 420-6890SKYPEObfuscator I specialize in the following subject areasSOFTWARE- Complete software localization- Help systems, reference manuals, user guides- Presentations, demos, EULAsVIDEO 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 moreMARKETING & PR - Marketing studies, surveys, questionnaires - Press releases and ad copy- Corporate communications, HR, codes of business ethicsSPOKEN LANGUAGE & SLANG- Subtitles for TV shows and interviews- Film and TV series scripts- Transcription and translation from audioPOKER & 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 websitesEDUCATION- Scientific papers in mathematics- Mathematics course materials- Anything having to do with higher and secondary US educationWhat I can help you withMAIN SERVICES- Translation and revision from English to Russian- Translation from Russian to English — only in my areas of specialization (see above)- Russian revision and proofreadingADDITIONAL SERVICES- Copywriting in English or Russian (in my areas of specialization)- Transcreation (adaptation, creative translation) into either English or RussianMy ratesTRANSLATIONEUR 0.08–0.10 per source wordREVISIONEUR 0.04–0.05 per source wordPROOFREADINGEUR 0.02 per wordOTHER SERVICESEUR 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 6 short 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).
ProZ.com contribution & collaboration

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How can I help you? Please email me at mishakr@gmail.com, call at +7-921-420-6890, or Skype me (username: Obfuscator).
Visitors since December 1, 2005:

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: 10253
PRO-level pts: 9672

Top languages (PRO)
English to Russian5644
Russian to English3527
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences639
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Business/Commerce (general)568
Computers: Software443
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino432
Marketing / Market Research414
IT (Information Technology)332
Sports / Fitness / Recreation216
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