Member since Apr '06

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English to Russian
Russian (monolingual)
Russian to English
English (monolingual)

Sabina Metcalf
Certified interpreter and translator

London, England, United Kingdom
Local time: 07:09 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: Russian Native in Russian
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Project management
Specializes in:
Environment & EcologyEsoteric practices
Government / PoliticsInternational Org/Dev/Coop
Finance (general)Economics
Textiles / Clothing / FashionLaw: Contract(s)
Investment / SecuritiesLaw (general)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 337, Questions answered: 206, Questions asked: 33
Project History 0 projects entered
Payment methods accepted Visa, MasterCard, Wire transfer, Check, Money order
Glossaries Environmental, General, Legal, Marketing
Translation education Master's degree - Monterey Institute of International Studies
Experience Years of experience: 11. Registered at Sep 2005. Became a member: Apr 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Russian (Monterey Institute of International Studies)
Russian to English (Monterey Institute of International Studies)
English (Chartered Institute of Linguists)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, DejaVu, Frontpage, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Unlimited ADSL, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX
CV/Resume CV available upon request
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Professional practices Sabina Metcalf endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
Thank you for visiting my web-page. My name is Sabina Metcalf, and I’ve been working as an English<>Russian translator for over 15 years, both in-house and freelance. I received my Master’s Degree in International Environmental Policy from Monterey Institute of International Studies (California, USA), and I'm now based in London, UK. My professional experience includes translation of over 20,000 pages of public sector programmes for the Governments of United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Russia; 6 books and 9 web-sites; and numerous private sector and multi-national development project outputs including United Nations and World Bank materials. I am also familiar with Trados, DejaVu, and SDLX software.

Please feel free to drop me a line at

Areas of specialisation

* International organisations and politics
* Medical insurance and health care
* Law (contracts, agreements, etc.)
* Media and advertising
* Fashion, health and beauty
* Oil spill prevention and response
* International legislation
* Environmental science and policy
* Biology
* International Policy
* Tourism
* Spiritual Development
* Education
* Marketing

Key clients
European Commission Tacis; British Petroleum; MIIS (USA); Russian Ministry of Natural Resources; Governments of Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Viet Nam; World Bank; United Nations Environmental Programme; Chanel Inc; Vogue magazine.


PhD Candidature
Department of Politics
University of Exeter
England, UK
Immigration trends and environmental policy

Master's Degree in International Environmental Policy
Monterey Institute of International Studies (2001-2003)
California, USA
Certificates in Conflict Resolution, Translation and Interpretation (English-Russian)

British Webb Academy (1998-2000)
English Language and Literature
London, UK

Baku State University (1994-1998)
Bachelor's Degree
Chemical Biology

Major projects

• Government of the United Kingdom — Health Care Community Program for Northern Counties;
• Government of the United Kingdom — Immigration Policy materials;
• Google Inc and Yahoo — Media Market survey and review (2005-2007);
• United Nations and GEF — Caspian Environment Programme (1998-2004). Field mission to Kazakhstan, Russia and Azerbaijan focusing on the identification and development of Priority Investment Projects for future World Bank funding and implementation. High (ministerial) level translation and interpretation.
• European Commission — Baltic Oil Spill Safety System, Regional Environment Project (over 10,000 pages);
• World Bank Urgent Environmental Investment Programme, Environmental Management;
• British Petroleum — Social Impact Assessment of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Oil Export Pipeline and Shah Deniz Gas Export Pipeline;
• World Bank Urgent Environmental Investment Project – Environmental Management Plan. High-level translation and interpretation for negotiations between local technical staff at the State Committee for Ecology and World Bank delegations and visitors.

Translated books

* Iris Stuart, Sacred Woman Sacred Dance. Awakening spirituality through music and dance. English-Russian translation. ID Press Publishing House, 2004
* Microcosmic Orbit. Russian-English translation. INBI World, 2004 (not published)
* Bagua-zhan Alchemy. Russian-English translation. ID Press Publishing House, 2005
* Wendy Buonaventura, Serpent of the Nile. English-Russian translation. ID Press Publishing House, 2005
* Merlin Holland. Irish Peacock and Scarlet Marquise. The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde. 2006.

Translated web-sites,,,,,,,


Recipient of George Soros fellowship for full tuition for graduate studies (administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State) 2001

Recipient of Hayward scholarship for graduate studies in Business and Environment, 2002

Skype: sabinametcalf
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Total pts earned: 337
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Russian to English124
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Law: Contract(s)24
Petroleum Eng/Sci23
Engineering (general)19
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting16
Business/Commerce (general)16
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