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Member since Jan '08

Working languages:
English to Russian
French to Russian

Sergey Zubtsov
PhD in Chemistry

Russian Federation
Local time: 19:27 MSK (GMT+3)

Native in: Russian Native in Russian
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Highly technical texts in complex formats
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Training, Desktop publishing, Project management
Specializes in:
Chemistry; Chem Sci/EngPetroleum Eng/Sci
Energy / Power GenerationMaterials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)
Automotive / Cars & TrucksFurniture / Household Appliances
Environment & EcologyManufacturing
Engineering: IndustrialAdvertising / Public Relations

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 1743, Questions answered: 837, Questions asked: 87
Project History 12 projects entered    6 positive feedback from outsourcers    1 positive feedback from colleagues

Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Experience Years of translation experience: 12. Registered at Jan 2008. Became a member: Jan 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to Russian ( )
French to Russian ( )
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, DejaVu, FrameMaker, Indesign, Logoport, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, ABBYY FineReader, MicroStation, Olifant, TransTool, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, STAR Transit
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About me

Major Areas of Expertise

• Operation Manuals for Various Industrial Equipment and Household Appliances
• Petroleum Refining
• Petrochemistry
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemistry
• Health, Safety and Environment
• Heat-and-Power Engineering
• Cars
• Petroleum Production (drilling equipment, pipelines, gathering centers, field infrastructure)
• Nuclear Power Industry
• Printing Industry
• Cryogenic Technologies
• Watches
• Mathematics, Physics
• Information Technology

And also marketing translations

• Press Releases, Websites, Tourism and Travels, Hotels and Restaurants, Advertisements

Work Experience and Education Since 2004 Freelance technical translator

Some clients and projects:
Etcetera Language Group (Translation Company, USA). Construction equipment, lawn mowers, food equipment, web-sites and many other projects.
Eurologos Paris (Translation Company, France). Automobile plant, including AutoCAD drawings.
Datawords (Translation Company, France). Catalogues and press releases of Swiss and Italian watch manufacturers. Nuclear power industry documents.
Cabinet Martinez (Translation Company, France). Printing machines, hoisting cranes, agricultural equipment and some other technical documents.
Neotech (the Leading Russian Technical Translation Company). Key specializations: petroleum refining, petrochemistry, chemistry, MSDS. Additional specializations: cryogenic technologies, metallurgy, petroleum production, cars.
Megatext (Translation Company, Russia). Translation of websites and, as well as various small translation jobs.
Ecogaz (Construction Company, Russia). Civil engineering documents, including AutoCAD drawings.
Oregon Scientific (International Company, Moscow Office). User manuals for various electronic devices (weather stations, temperature and humidity sensors, stopwatches, pedometers, digital scales, blood pressure monitors, walkie-talkies, etc.), as well as press releases about new products. Translation and DTP. Full translation support of all company’s products in Russia.

2000—2003 Ph.D. program in the Laboratory of Geophysics and Tectonophysics, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France. Ph.D. thesis is successfully defended.

1999—2000 Ph.D. program in the Division of Colloid Chemistry, Chemical Department of Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.

1997—1999 ZAO Mosreactiv, Moscow, Russia. Expert of Marketing Department.

1992—1997 Chemical Department of Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. Division of Petrochemistry and Organic Catalysis. Internship program in the Moscow Oil Refinery Plant.

Experience in translating for large international corporations

ABB Lummus Global, ACO passavant, Agip, Air Liquide, ATOM Corporation, Delphi, DuPont, Europages, Eval, Goss, Grosseron, Hanover, Herrenknecht,, Itochu, ITT Corporation, JAY électronique, Kverneland Group, Lavalin, Lionbridge, Manitou, Manitowoc, Midrex, Minelab, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Nissan, Putzmeister, Renault, Rockwool, Sakhalin Energy, Sandvik, Schlumberger, Shaw Group, Shell, SNC Lavalin, Toyota.

Additional Information

• High quality translation: not only “knowledge of terms”, but thorough understanding of technical documentation. Deciphering of badly written technical psychobabble. Adaptation of text to Russian norms of technical writing.
• Many guides and reference books of petroleum refining, chemistry, mechanic engineering, civil construction, power generation, electronic engineering, etc. If I see something new, I don’t guess, I read books.
• Expert in CAT tools with training experience (Trados, SDLX, Déjà Vu, Transit, Logoport, TTw10).
• Rush translations from Friday evening to Monday morning.

Please feel free to ask for a quote! Just write me: szoubtsov [at]
Thank you for your interest!

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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: 1767
PRO-level pts: 1743

Top languages (PRO)
English to Russian1673
French to Russian70
Top general fields (PRO)
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng432
Petroleum Eng/Sci275
Engineering (general)119
Engineering: Industrial108
Medical: Pharmaceuticals72
Mechanics / Mech Engineering64
Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)64
Pts in 31 more flds >

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects12
With client feedback6
100% positive (6 entries)

Job type
Training session1
Language pairs
English to Russian8
French to Russian4
Specialty fields
Engineering (general)4
Engineering: Industrial3
Advertising / Public Relations2
Automotive / Cars & Trucks2
Mechanics / Mech Engineering2
Tourism & Travel1
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng1
Petroleum Eng/Sci1
Business/Commerce (general)1
Nuclear Eng/Sci1
Construction / Civil Engineering1
IT (Information Technology)1
Other fields
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion2
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