Member since Jan '11

Working languages:
Russian to English

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January 2021

Sam Pinson
ATA and SDL Trados Certified, IT, legal

United States
Local time: 14:01 MST (GMT-7)

Native in: English (Variant: US) Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Transcription, Desktop publishing
Specializes in:
Law (general)Computers: Software
Computers: HardwareBusiness/Commerce (general)
EconomicsFinance (general)
Investment / SecuritiesGovernment / Politics
Games / Video Games / Gaming / CasinoComputers (general)

Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 824, Questions answered: 442, Questions asked: 16
Payment methods accepted Check, Wire transfer, Money order, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, PayPal | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 6
Glossaries Business, Insurance
Translation education Other - Living and working in Russia
Experience Years of experience: 9. Registered at Dec 2010. Became a member: Jan 2011.
Credentials Russian to English (American Translators Association, verified)
Memberships ATA
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, DejaVu, Indesign, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0, Lingvo X3, LyX (LaTeX), MemSource, Passolo, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
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Professional practices Sam Pinson endorses's Professional Guidelines.
I’m a certified, freelance Russian-to-English translator, specializing in technical, legal, financial translations. I'm always happy to work with new translation agencies and direct clients.

Linguistic skills

  • Native English speaker
  • Lived and worked in Russia for two years
  • Russian into English (Certified by the American Translators Association)
  • Specialization in technology, business, and politics
    • Technology: computer software, computer hardware, technical writing, machine vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, signal processing, cryptography
    • Economics: tax policy, social policy, monetary policy, transition economies, cryptocurrencies
    • Business: contracts, general, marketing, finance, entrepreneurism
    • Government/Politics: American politics, Russian politics, Comparative politics


  • Translation of content for several video courses on technology such as Adobe Photoshop CS5, Microsoft Office programs, and the iPhone: 28K+ words
  • Translation of bidding materials and contract for a major Russian cellular phone network: 18K+ words
  • Translation of video game content
  • Translation of certificates, resumes, CVs, licenses, etc.
  • Translation of contracts, legal/business materials, banking/investment websites, etc.

Technical skills


  • Déjà Vu X3 Professional
  • SDL Trados Studio 2019
  • Across Personal Edition 5.0
  • ABBYY Lingvo X3
  • ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Adobe Illustrator CS5
  • Adobe InDesign CS5
  • Adobe Acrobat X Pro
  • memoQ

Professional associations and memberships


  • MS in Computer Science, 2005

    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • BS in Computer Science, 2003

    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Professional Experience

  • Pinson Linguistic Services, Inc.


    January 2011 – Present
  • City of Sultan, Washington

    City Council Position #1

    January 2010 – October 2011
  • Microsoft Corporation

    Software Developer Engineer II

    May 2005 – January 2011

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My clients span the globe, from New York to Madrid to Moscow. You can see some of them represented on a map here. Check out a more dynamic version of my resume on

Let me know if you're looking for a ENG>RUS translator, I'd be happy to give you some referrals.
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: 847
PRO-level pts: 824

Top languages (PRO)
Russian to English820
English to Russian4
Top general fields (PRO)
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)231
Finance (general)116
Law: Contract(s)100
Business/Commerce (general)74
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters71
Computers (general)20
Pts in 24 more flds >

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Keywords: Russian, English, translation, Russian translation, English translation, translator, editing, proofreading, SDL Trados, Lingvo X3, computer software, компьютерное программное обеспечение, computer hardware, аппаратное обеспечение компьютера, technology, technical writing, machine vision, машинное зрение, computer vision, компьютерное зрение, machine learning, машинное самообучение, artificial intelligence, AI, искусственный интеллект, ИИ, signal processing, обработка сигналов, politics, политика, religion, религия, Christianity, христианство, marketing, маркетинг, finance, финансы, economics, экономика, entrepreneurism, entrepreneurship, предпринимательство, .pdf files, tax policy, налоговая политика, social policy, социальная политика, monetary policy, денежная политика, transition economy, переходная экономика, cryptography, криптография, cryptocurrency, криптовалюта, bitcoin, биткоин, IoT

Profile last updated
Sep 30, 2020

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