Member since Aug '15

Working languages:
Russian to English
Finnish to English
English (monolingual)

Jenna Milesi - Little Kiwi Linguist Limited
RU>EN & FI>EN Translator, BA, 8 yrs ex,

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Local time: 20:53 NZST (GMT+12)

Native in: English (Variants: UK, US, British, New Zealand) Native in English
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Oct 17, 2019 (posted via  Completed a 6K word Finnish to English translation of a contract for a Finnish travel agency (general terms and conditions) ...more, + 3 other entries »
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B.A (Hons) Russian, TEFL, GradDipArts (Translation), NZSTI Full member (RU-EN), 8yrs experience
Account type Freelancer and outsourcer
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing, Training
Specializes in:
Law: Contract(s)Law (general)
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVsBusiness/Commerce (general)
IT (Information Technology)
KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions answered: 8, Questions asked: 2
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Skrill, PayPal, Western Union
Company size <3 employees
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Glossaries Legal Glossary
This company Offers job opportunities for freelancers
Translation education Graduate diploma - Graduate Diploma in Arts (Translation)
Experience Years of experience: 10. Registered at Mar 2012. Became a member: Aug 2015.
Credentials Russian to English (Graduate Diploma in Arts in Translation - Russian to English, verified)
Russian to English (Auckland University of Technology, verified)
Russian to English (NZSTI Member Translator - MNZSTI (Transl: Russian), verified)
Memberships NZSTI
TeamsNew Zealand-Russia Translation Services
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, ABBYY SmartCat, Translation Center, SDL TRADOS, Smartcat, XTM
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Events and training
Training sessions attended
Professional practices Little Kiwi Linguist Limited endorses's Professional Guidelines.
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Find trusted individuals to outsource work to
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical skills
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
  • Buy or learn new work-related software


I am native English speaking professional Russian to English (RU-EN) and Finnish to English (EN-FI) translator with more than 8 years translation, editing and proofreading experience. I primarily specialise in legal contracts, financial reports, IT and in-house business documentation.

I am qualified translator having graduated from Auckland University of technology with a Graduate Diploma in Arts (in Translation) and a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Russian from the University of Canterbury.

Professional Memberships 

I am accredited by NZSTI - New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters as a full Member Russian to English (RU-EN) translator.

I am currently working on obtaining membership with the Finnish SKTL at present.


* Translation (RU->EN & FI->EN)

* Education (EN) - language lessons and (RU) language lessons.

* Proofreading and Editing (RU->EN, FI->EN, EN<>EN)

* Transcreation 


Legal contracts

Financial reports

Business documentation.



1) Graduate Diploma in Arts (in Translation) Russian-English - Auckland University of Technology

2) Russian <> English Translation Studies - Exchange - ВШП / Higher School of Translation Faculty - МГУ /MSU - Lomonosov Moscow State University / Московский Государственный Университет им. Ломоносова (Moscow, Russia) (as part of the fulfillment for Bachelor of Arts (Hons) First Class Russian - University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand) - Duration 5 months (more than 420 hours in total). Courses undertaken:

* Russian <-> English advanced translation

*Russian for Mass Media and Communication

* Russian History and Russian Culture

* Advanced Russian Grammar

3) Bachelor of Arts (Hons) First Class - Russian - University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) 2014.

4) Bachelor of Arts - Triple major in Russian, Maori/Indigenous Studies, Sociology - University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) 2010. TEFL/TESOL - Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Endorsed in Business English, General English, and Grammar Specialist 2008. 

Additional Qualifications (Pending Graduation) 

5) Master of Applied Management - Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)

6) Diploma in Small Business and Project Management (Level 5) - Te Wananga o Aotearoa (New Zealand)


Member Translator - NZSTI - New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters - #1221 - - Jenna Milesi. 

Work experience 

* April 2015 - present - Freelance Translator, English and Russian tutor, company name: Little Kiwi Linguist, direct customers.

* October 2008 - present - online and face-to-face English and Russian language tutor.

* July 2007- December 2014 - Translation and Language Student, University of Canterbury and community Freelance translator. 


MS Office (Word, Excel, Publisher etc.)

Adobe Reader

ABBYY Lingvo

SDL Trados 2019

ABBYY SmartCat


CAT Tools

SDL Trados 2019

ABBYY SmartCat.

Countries Lived in / Languages Used to Communicate 

* New Zealand (30 years) - uses English and Russian (with Russian speakers/writers).

* Russia (5 months) - used Russian and English - August 2012 - January 2013.

* Lithuania (3 months) - used Russian and English - February 2013 - April 2013.

* Italy (1 month) - used English and Italian - May 2013.

* England (1 month) - used English - mid June - mid July 2012. 

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Contacts Web: Little Kiwi Linguist Email: [email protected] Ph:+64210344112 

Professional Development 

2019 - New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters Conference: Speaker - "Getting Noticed" Workshop for Translators (

2015 - New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters Conference: Conflict and Communication (attendee) (

Keywords: russian, english, translation, education, certificates, birth certificate, business, marketing, diploma, degrees, qualifications, online lessons

Profile last updated
Dec 27, 2019

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