Working languages:
Spanish to English
French to English
Russian to English

Gene Selkov
Translation is fun

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Local time: 21:23 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: Russian Native in Russian
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, MT post-editing
Specializes in:
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)Computers: Software
Computers: Systems, NetworksMathematics & Statistics

Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 373, Questions answered: 209, Questions asked: 2
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Translation education Master's degree - Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute / Tech Writing / English
Experience Years of translation experience: 33. Registered at Jun 2010. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Russian to English (Academic IELTS)
French to English (Academic IELTS)
Spanish to English (Academic IELTS)
Memberships N/A
Software Can read/write Microsoft documents with OpenOffice, I use only public-domain software or make my own
CV/Resume English (PDF)
I am a vagabond engineer/scientist, presently on a hiatus due to a gap in funding. I study life in all its forms and build instruments or algorithms to support such studies. I find so many things interesting that I have never been able to commit to a single one.

At the moment, I work in mass-spec proteomics, but I will not pass a job offer in geological survey or in ligustiscs, if it sounds like fun.

I have studied Romance and Germanic languages all my life -- not by any sort of affectation, but simply because I could not help it (I am a compulsive reader). I still have a pretty good command of my native Russian, but it is one-way only. I have not written a word in Russian since before computers became personal, so today I can read, listen and talk, but not write.

My first ever paid job was in translation. I translated research publications from German, English and French, and helped Russian scientists publish their work in English. Since then, whenever a job I was involved with resulted in a publication, I worked as a writer or editor. Here is a recent sample of my writing.

I am a bit of a perfectionist and tend to work slowly, striving for the best outcome. If you entrust your text to my interpretation, not only will I preserve the information in it, but with a high probability, it will gain in clarity and style.
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Jun 15, 2012

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