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

Natalia Koltsova
Making communication happen

Moscow, Moskva, Russian Federation
Local time: 10:20 MSK (GMT+3)

Native in: Russian 
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Transcription
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsReligion
Poetry & LiteratureFinance (general)
LinguisticsGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
International Org/Dev/CoopLaw: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright
Education / PedagogyPhilosophy

English to Russian - Rates: 0.05 - 0.07 EUR per word / 27 - 42 EUR per hour
Russian to English - Rates: 0.05 - 0.07 EUR per word / 27 - 42 EUR per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 165, Questions answered: 104, Questions asked: 21
Blue Board entries made by this user  1 entry

Payment methods accepted MasterCard, Visa, Wire transfer, PayPal | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Glossaries Art/Literary, Business, Financial, Law/Patents, Other, Tech/Engineering
Translation education Master's degree - Moscow State Linguistic University
Experience Years of experience: 30. Registered at Apr 2003. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English (Moscow State Linguistic University, Russia)
Russian to English (Moscow State Linguistic University)
English to Russian (Moscow State Linguistic University)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress
Events and training
Professional practices Natalia Koltsova endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
I am a professional linguist based in Moscow, a native Russian speaker with near-native English. I have over 20 years experience in translation, during which time I have worked both on staff and as a freelancer doing my own thing.

I do both oral and written translation of all types: simultaneous, consecutive, whisper-translation, written translation both ways - Russian to English and English to Russian. I also do quite a lot of editing, especially in the last few years, both in Russian and in English.

My natural preference is oral translation, but I do a lot of written as well. A native Russian speaker I have near-native English with British phonetics.

I graduated from Moscow Linguistic University in 1996 (with honours), taught there for 6 years (English Speech Practice and Home Reading classes) and all but completed a PhD programme.

My circumstances have been somewhat unique (for many years I existed in a bilingual environment where translating was almost as natural as speaking) enabling me to acquire a significant command of the English language even though I have never lived abroad (though I have travelled of course).


Everybody seems to agree that translating into your native language is the best way of doing translation. I disagree. At least it's not always the case.

Translation is not about getting across words, it's about getting across meaning. And to get the meaning across you need to understand it first. What I can do for you (and what I have been doing for my clients these past 20 years) is help you understand Russian texts and the realities behind them. I have sufficient English to get that meaning across and I can explain (by providing footnotes, discussing terminology, even developing terminology you'll understand if need be) where direct translation proves insufficient.

Currently looking for INTERPRETING assignments (in Moscow or involving travel), SIMULTANEOUS or CONSECUTIVE. Please feel free to e-mail or find me on Skype.
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: 228
PRO-level pts: 165

Top languages (PRO)
Russian to English100
English to Russian57
Top general fields (PRO)
Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)12
Finance (general)8
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion4
Military / Defense4
Petroleum Eng/Sci4
Sports / Fitness / Recreation4

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Keywords: humanities, linguistics, literature, religion, Christian, business correspondence, patent law, credit unions, consumer protection, protestantism, anglicanism, orthodoxy, biblical studies, theology, cognitive linguistics, lexicology, popular psychology, IP protection, education, English studies, fiction, general

Profile last updated
Dec 18, 2020

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