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

Anastasia Leonova
20 yrs in translation, BA in Linguistics

Kiev, Kyyiv, Misto, Ukraine
Local time: 04:15 EET (GMT+2)

Native in: Russian (Variant: Standard-Russia) Native in Russian
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FIELDS:Law (Contracts), Business (General), Marketing, Finance & Investment, Politics, Government, Social Science, Culture, Arts, Journalism

  • Degree in Linguistics
  • 20 years in translation
  • 15 years as a freelancer
  • Experience with major international customers and top translation agencies
  • Excellent style in English and Russian
  • Knowledge of CAT software
  • Other languages: Ukrainian, Italian, French


Free-lance Translator, 2004 - Present

Translated, edited, reviewed and proofread thousands of pages in various fields and formats for major translation agencies and multinational customers

Human Touch Translations, NY, USA, 2017-Present

Translation Agency

Freelance translator

Translated into Russian press releases and official news from the Office of the Governor of New York State.

Software: MemSource, Trados

Human Touch Translations, NY, USA, 2018-2019

Translation Agency

Freelance translator

Translated into Russian High School Regents Exams in US History&Goverment and Global History&Geography for New York State Education Department (NYSED).

Software: MemSource

Digest&Analytics Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2015

Independent news and analytical bureau

Volunteer translator

Translated into English daily and weekly digests of the events in Ukraine in major areas of politics, goverment, economics, and corruption.

VoxUkraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2015

Аnalytical platform, partner of Kyiv School of Economics (KSE)

Volunteer translator

Translated articles, essays and analysis on the course of reforms, policies, developments, challenges and socio-economic issues by leading Ukrainian and international scholars between English, Russian and Ukrainian.

The Ukrainian Week (partner of The Economist), English Edition, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2014-2017

Independent bilingual Ukrainian weekly, winner of the Free Press of Eastern Europe 2012 Award


Translated into English articles in the fields of politics, government, finance, business, social studies, reform, regulations, strategy, analysis, history, culture, and arts.

Software: MateCat

Sky News, London, UK, 2014

News organization


Worked as a fixer and interpreter for the team of Sky TV journalists working in Kyiv following the Maidan shootings and the annexation of Crimea. Arranged interviews with Maidan activists, doctors and volunteers, Crimean Tatar refugees, members of Ukrainian diaspora, newly appointed government officials and the future president Poroshenko. Translated interviews, helped organize field trips to the occupied Crimea and the war zone in Donbas.

Heinrich Böll Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2014-2016

Think Tank

Freelance translator

Translated project materials, reports, roundtable documents and papers related to energy reform, energy saving, green energy, renewable energy, alternative energy sources, solar and wind installations, and nuclear power plants.

Logrus Global, Moscow, Russia, 2012-2016

One of Top 5 translation agencies in Russia

Freelance translator

Translated into Russian High School Regents Exams in US History&Goverment and Global History&Geography for New York State Education Department (NYSED).

Software: WordFast

ABBYY LS, Moscow, Russia, 2010-2016

One of Top 5 translation agencies in Russia

Freelance translator

Translated, edited and proofread thousands of pages in various fields, mainly legal, business, financial, and marketing, but also banking, social sciences, psychology, culture, arts, architecture, music, and history. End customers: Siemens Russia, Gazprom, Sberbank of Russia, UBS, British Telecom, British Petroleum, Skolkovo, Moscow Urban Forum, etc.

Software: SmartCat

Hybro B.V., Boxmeer, Netherlands, 2005-2009

Poultry exporting company with worldwide activities

Field translator/interpreter for Russia and Ukraine

Interpreted during field trips, business meetings, seminars and presentations, translated technical, promotional and legal documents and field reports for a poultry exporting company with worldwide activities.

Kiev Weekly (Evolution Media), Kyiv, Ukraine, 2004

Bilingual weekly published in Russian and English


Translated into English articles on politics, economy, culture, and entertainment for a bilingual Russian-English weekly.

Music Mission Kiev Inc. (Kiev Symhony Orchestra and Chorus), Kyiv, Ukraine, 2000-2002

American charitable foundation for the promotion of classical music

Public Relations Director / Publicist

Drafted (in English, Russian and Ukrainian) promotional and advertising materials, press releases, newspaper reviews and articles, sponsorship proposals, performed all creative writing for the company, performed liaison with sponsors, patrons and the public.

Project Consulting Group Ltd., Kyiv, Ukraine, 1998-1999

American consulting company providing investment placement services

Translator / Interpreter / Executive assistant

Translated and compiled: financial documentation, investment papers, investment proposals, business plans, project documentation, Letters of Credit, loan agreements, legal documents and contracts.

International Monetary Fund / National Bank of Ukraine / OshchadBank, Kyiv, Ukraine, 1998

Diagnostic Analysis Project (part of IMF loan preparation procedure)

Interpreter / Translator

Translated banking documents, financial reports, accounting charters, ledgers, and audit reports; assisted a team of international experts for Diagnostic Analysis Project as part of IMF loan preparation procedure. Interpreted at interviews with local bankers and National Bank officials; assisted during site visits; helped choosing financial documentation for examination and evaluating it; compiled and translated the Mission's report.

Burns & Roe Enterprises, Inc., Kyiv, Ukraine, 1997-1998

USAID Energy Efficiency Project

Translator / Interpreter

Translated electrical and power engineering documents; equipment specifications and manuals;energy audit reports / energy saving proposals; loan applications; interpreted at seminars,presentations and during field trips for a USAID Energy Efficiency Project.

Chemonics International, Russia, 1997

USAID Technical Assistance Project

Translator / Interpreter

Worked with American short term technical assistants, performed written translation (work plans, business plans, documents on finance, engineering, accounting, management, social services and agribusiness), interpreted at seminars, business meetings and during business trips.




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English to Russian3
Russian to English2
Ukrainian to English1
Specialty fields
Education / Pedagogy1
Poetry & Literature1
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