Member since Aug '06

Working languages:
Russian to English
English (monolingual)
French to English
English to Arabic
English to Russian

The sports specialists

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Local time: 17:24 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English 
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Specialist in football and other sports
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Words translated: 3,374
Russian to English - Rates: 0.07 - 0.15 GBP per word / 25 - 45 GBP per hour
French to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.10 EUR per word / 25 - 35 EUR per hour
Preferred currency GBP
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 1946, Questions answered: 1215, Questions asked: 326
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check, PayPal, Skrill
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Graduate diploma - UK Institute of Linguists
Experience Years of experience: 29. Registered at Jul 2002. Became a member: Aug 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials Russian to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
English (National Union of Journalists)
Memberships ITI, CIOL
TeamsThe Russian Knowledge Factory
Software Adobe Acrobat, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, All MS Office Applications, MS Publisher, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume English (PDF), English (DOC)
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I am a qualified translator (Institute of Linguists), working since 1992. I offer high quality and affordable translations from Russian and French into English, and a large number of other language combinations via my agency Libero Language Lab. My main focus these days is football (soccer), which I also cover as a journalist, and which is Libero's area of expertise. However, I also have extensive experience in business, politics and human rights and still occasionally take on projects in these fields. I offer a service that combines reasonable pricing and efficiency with the accuracy and fluency that can only be achieved by an experienced native speaker translator. Moreover, since I am a professional journalist as well as a translator, I can offer that extra little bit of polish and style that is so often lacking in translated texts.

Clients, past and present, include: the BBC World Service, The London School of Economics, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Middlesboro football clubs, the Football Association of Ireland, Hamlyn Publishers, FourFourTwo Magazine, FIFA, The Guardian, The UK Foreign Office, The British Council, Marconi, Scottish Enterprise, The University of Birmingham, W.S. Atkins plc, The World Cancer Research Fund...

Translation agencies for whom I have undertaken regular work include: The Big Word, Transperfect, Xplanation, Translation World, Aplus Translations, Arts & Letters.

I graduated from Edinburgh University in 1992 with an MA (Hons) in Russian: First Class with Distinction. This included a year studying at Moscow Linguistics University and working as a translator/sub-editor at Interfax News Agency.

I subsequently obtained a professional diploma in translation from the UK's Institute of Linguists (1 distinction, 2 merits).

In addition to many long- and short-term interpreting and translation assignments for both French and Russian over the last 10 years, I have also undertaken a variety of other jobs, including:

1993-94 Lexicographer for Harper Collins on a new Russian-English Dictionary.

1995-96 Operations Manager for an international aid agency in Azerbaijan.

1996-99 Editor of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce Bulletin - a monthly magazine on business in Russia.

1997-99 Editor of Russian Customs News, a newsletter for blue chip companies focusing on trade and tariff regulations.

2000-2001 - Official translator for Sergei Rebrov, a Ukrainian footballer at Spurs Football Club.

Jan-Apr 2002 - Acting Country Director for Children's Aid Direct, Afghanistan

My freelance journalism has appeared regularly in The Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Mirror, The Daily Express, The Daily Telegraph, The Financial Times, Scotland on Sunday, The Sunday Times, The Daily Record, FourFourTwo, World Soccer, When Saturday Comes,, among others.

I have also undertaken research work on Russia for Amnesty International and Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Away from translation, interpreting and journalism, I have worked in a variety of different fields that have broadened my professional, and life experience, including international aid work - in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Afghanistan - and adventure travel guiding for a company called Across the Divide Ltd. This work has taken me to countries on five continents: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, China, Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Australia, Russia, Namibia and Morocco.

Samples of my journalistic work: Football Luzhny at last shows his animal magic (The Guardian) Rebrov ready to roll after time on the margins (The Guardian) Upset for Rebrov after Fenerbahce turn to Russian (The Guardian) 2006 World Cup, Ghana v Czech Republic match report (Scotland on Sunday) Petr Cech interview (The Times) Pavel Nedved interview (Scotland on Sunday) Alexander Hleb interview ( Human Rights Meskhetian Turks' Tragic Odyssey (Institute of War & Peace Reporting) Meskhetian Turks Still Struggling to Return Home (Eurasianet, Soros Foundation) Obituaries Guram Mamulia (The Guardian) Ilya Prigogine (The Guardian) Kevin O'Flanagan (The Guardian)
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Total pts earned: 2750
PRO-level pts: 1946

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