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

Leonid (Lenny) Monastyrsky

Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
Local time: 08:23 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: Russian (Variant: Standard-Russia) Native in Russian, Ukrainian (Variant: Standard-Ukraine) Native in Ukrainian
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Transcription, Transcreation
Specializes in:
Automation & RoboticsTelecom(munications)
Electronics / Elect EngEngineering (general)
Computers: Systems, NetworksGovernment / Politics
IT (Information Technology)Physics
Science (general)Computers: Software

Preferred currency USD
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Check, Money order
Experience Years of translation experience: 17. Registered at Aug 2015. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Russian to English (DLPT, LAMP, ILR, ALTA)
Ukrainian to English (DLPT)
English to Russian (ALTA)
English to Russian (ILR)
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
I am the native Russian and Ukrainian speaker, recent DLPT, LAMP, ALTA, ILR. Last time I tested my English it was ILR 4/4/4. I hold security clearance from the DoD.

I had long and diverse career in technology. Also, since my teenage years I have been pursuing the personal interests in many areas of humanities. I have accumulated fairly large body of knowledge in engineering, IT, geography, history, global security, defense, public policy, politics, and world affairs. I am actively following the current events; you can call me a news junkie if you wish.

Recently I took two very difficult open source oriented translation tests, and was among only 20% of those who passed. This got me thinking very seriously about changing careers some time in the near future. In order to prepare I have signed up for the advanced graduate level credit classes in English conversation and writing.

In the meanwhile I am open to all kinds of the jobs that would put my KSA to good knowledge.


Leonid (Lenny) Monastyrsky


OBJECTIVE: Russian or Ukrainian Language Analyst, Open Source Analyst, Media Analyst, Editor/Reviewer/QC, or Linguist/Translator position.


* Native Russian and Ukrainian speaker.
* DLPT, LAMP, English ILR (ALTA).
* Security Clearance: Secret (DoD, active).
* Consecutive interpretation.
* Translation of a wide variety of complex texts that may contain difficult, idiomatic, scientific, and colloquial writing. Can capture and convey subtleties, nuance, tone and register.
* Capable of accurate rendering of expressions specific to Russian and Ukrainian culture while reflecting native usage in translation and transcription.
* Broad knowledge in science and technology, IT, geography, history, global security, defense, public policy, politics, world affairs, and current events.
* Strong writing, editing, gisting/summarizing, and analytical abilities.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office, Windows, Unix/Linux.
* Expert Internet user.


Information technologies (telecommunications, data processing, software and hardware), electronics, control systems, physics.


1975-1980 M.S., National University, Kiev, Ukraine. Major: Physics. Minor: Education.



Edited, checked accuracy and completeness, and performed quality control of training materials for DTRA-sponsored courses focused on cyber crime, computer forensics, counterproliferation, WMD, people smuggling, and border protection; researched the relevant issues as needed.
Translated and edited research papers – semiconductor physics, solid state optics, and thick film properties (samples available).
Interpreted during conference calls, sales presentations, and training sessions; transcribed parts of conversations, and compiled summaries.
Reviewed translation and edited business letters for DoJ.
Worked on educational software localization project. Ran software according to test plan, checked spelling, grammar, word usage, and suggested corrections.
Edited website for ad agency.

Insyte LLC, Alexandria, VA 05/2006-04/2010

Taught the evening hands-on Cisco certification preparation classes.

Leidos (SAIC) Inc., Bethesda, MD 02/2013-present
Customer: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Investigate the problems with mission-critical applications performance over the high-speed network.
Create and deliver customer presentations on the issues discovered, defend the proposed solutions before diverse non-technical audience.

NETWORK ENGINEER, OPNET Technologies, Inc., Bethesda, MD 10/2007-01/2013
Provided consulting services in the area of network and application performance management.
Lockheed Martin MDA/MDNTB contract -- network requirements analysis, design, documenting, and support.

SYSTEMS ANALYST, FCI, INC., Chantilly, VA 01/2005-09/2007
Customer: DOD (DISA )
Developed Network Implementation Plans, and Test and Acceptance Plans.
Reviewed, edited, and updated DoD DISA documents such as Network Management Guides, Configuration Management Guides, Operations and Maintenance Guides, and Concept of Operation (CONOPS).

NETWORK ENGINEER – CONSULTANT, Major US IT/Telecomm companies 11/1995-12/2004

TEST ENGINEER/APPLICATION ENGINEER, Square D Co./Telemecanique, Inc. 05/1989–10/1995
Designed and implemented PLC-based distributed manufacturing control systems.
Edited user manuals and other technical documents translated from French.
Interpreted at the technical meetings and sales presentations for visiting Russian engineers.

Kiev, Ukraine 09/1980-11/1988

PERSONAL: Charter Member, National Language Service Corps (

REFERENCES: Available upon request.
Keywords: Russian Ukrainian English clearance science technology engineering IT geography history global security defense public policy politics space electronics materials

Profile last updated
Jan 10

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