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

Dmitry Bagrov
Russian & Ukrainian Translator

Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
Local time: 09:31 EEST (GMT+3)

Native in: Russian (Variants: Standard-Uzbekistan, Standard-Russia, Standard-Kazakhstan, Standard-Belarus, Standard-Kyrgyzstan, Standard-Ukraine) Native in Russian
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Services Translation, Transcreation, Website localization, Software localization, Subtitling, Interpreting, Voiceover (dubbing), Editing/proofreading, Transcription, Copywriting
Expertise
Specializes in:
Marketing / Market ResearchPoetry & Literature
Education / PedagogyTelecom(munications)
Computers (general)IT (Information Technology)
Computers: Systems, NetworksComputers: Software
Computers: HardwareLinguistics


Rates
English to Russian - Standard rate: 0.12 USD per word / 40 USD per hour
Russian to English - Standard rate: 0.12 USD per word / 40 USD per hour
English to Ukrainian - Standard rate: 0.12 USD per word / 40 USD per hour
Ukrainian to English - Standard rate: 0.12 USD per word / 40 USD per hour
German to Russian - Standard rate: 0.12 USD per word / 40 USD per hour

Preferred currency USD
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Skrill, Wire transfer, Visa, MasterCard, Payoneer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 7
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Gorlivka State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages
Experience Years of experience: 8. Registered at ProZ.com: Mar 2018.
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Crowdin, Heartsome, IBM CAT tool, MateCat, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, 1C Bitrix, Gnome Subtitles, LaTeX, LibreOffice, Redaxo, TeX, Tranwise, WordPress, Passolo, Powerpoint, Protemos, Smartcat, Subtitle Edit, Subtitle Editor, Subtitle Workshop, VoxscribeCC, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Screen new clients (risk management)
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Transition from freelancer to agency owner
  • Improve my productivity
Bio

A translation that works is as vivacious, as natural, and as thoroughly elaborated as the original. Only in this case will it raise emotions and encourage action while conveying all the information in the source. And that's exactly what I offer my clients.

To be honest, I myself wonder why my translations from Russian or Ukrainian into English are mistaken for those by an Englishman. Maybe, everything of the following has made its own contribution.

What makes me a translator of choice?

1. Higher education in linguistics

When entering the university, I opted for the German Faculty, with English being taught too. So, I was able to compare both languages, and it helped me improve my English even further. To have even more practice, I joined the English speaking club.

Studying grammar, phonology, lexicography, and stylistics was full of excitement and epiphany. These subjects gave me a deep understanding of the languages I was learning. So, after graduation, when I decided to focus on English, it was easy for me to develop a natural manner of speech and writing.

2. Lifelong self-education

Unlike many of my fellow graduates, I went on improving my knowledge of English and philology in general. Namely, I have learned formal grammar theories, history of the English language, read several grammar books, hundreds of articles about English. I'm still doing exercises since my dream is to become bilingual in English and Russian. And I'm close to it as never before. “You are becoming so natural that I start thinking you are English,” said a friend of mine from England.

3. Diverse writing experience

When at high school, I started writing poems. Later at the university, I switched to short stories in Russian and Ukrainian. In
2010, after graduation, I became a professional Russian copywriter. I developed my own writing style, and delivered so quality texts that they didn't need any editing or proofreading. And it paid off: I earned 4 times as much as an average copywriter in Ukraine.

In 2017, I realized that I could professionally write in English as well. So, I started working as a news writer for a cybersecurity website. In 2018, I wrote sales texts for a 3D graphics studio.

Writing experience helps me better understand the style and purpose of a text and preserve the most subtle nuances in my translations.

4. Vast translation experience

My first translations were those of Wikipedia articles in 2008–2010.
In 2015, I started translating for Russian and Ukrainian companies and individuals. Since then, I have worked on:

  • websites
  • marketing materials
  • exhibit descriptions
  • personal documents
  • contracts and powers of attorney
  • internal business documents
  • commercial offers
  • research papers

Years of practice allow me to work quickly while keeping the quality high and the style fitting into the context of the text.

Why hire me to translate into English?

1. Early exposure to the language

To be a son of an English teacher means to start absorbing the language when in the cradle. English and American guests would often call on my family. Long before I went to school, my mother used to take me to the university where she worked as a teacher. I still remember her explaining English grammar, her posh accent, and even some of the activities and exercises.

My parents never attempted to raise me bilingual. Nevertheless, these early experiences inspired me and served as a specimen of good English speech.

2. Specialization in English at school

The sorting exam I took at middle school was nothing like a “not Slytherin” moment. I knew exactly I would get into the class specialized in English. I got quite fluent there and developed advanced writing skills. It was no surprise I would later decide to professionalize in linguistics.

3. Constant language practice

I have a few English-speaking friends, some of them being native. Also, I read books, listen to music, watch films, take online classes in English. Moreover, most of my jobs were related to this language: English teacher, English news writer, English copywriter, English translator. It's never the case that I miss an opportunity to practice English.

Why I'm good at translating into Russian and Ukrainian

Are you more interested in English-to-Russian or English-to-Ukrainian translations? Here are two reasons for you to hire me for such a job:

1. Growing up in Ukraine

It's Ukraine where I was born, went to school, and studied at the university. In fact, it's a bilingual country where people at least understand both Russian and Ukrainian. And I was taught both of them  – and in both of them. And I loved learning them. This made me a fluent speaker of Ukrainian and Russian with perfect sense of style and deep knowledge of grammar.

2. Being a Native Russian Speaker

Ethnically, both of my parents were Russian. The variant of the language they spoke was standard Russian. Thus, when I moved to Saint Petersburg in 2014 and lived there for 3 years, it didn't even feel like being an immigrant. To some extent remaining Ukrainian, I easily integrated into the local community.

Knowing both cultures alongside the languages allows me to be a more effective translator. Because some cultural nuances need adaptation.

Get an excellent translation now!

Want to hire a translator with a deep understanding of grammar and style – someone who would precisely recreate the meaning while conveying all the beauty of the source? Contact me and get a translation that makes difference inasmuch as the original.

Keywords: English, Russian, German, Ukrainian, marketing, marketing materials, marketing translation, marketing materials translation, market research translation, localization, website translation, website localization, subtitling, voiceover, tourism, IT, networking, finance, law, legal translation


Profile last updated
Jan 4