Member since Apr '05

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

Mikhail Kropotov
US-educated, precise & thorough

Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russian Federation
Local time: 14:07 MSK (GMT+3)

Native in: Russian Native in Russian
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, MT post-editing, Transcription, Project management
Specializes in:
Computers: SoftwareMarketing / Market Research
Games / Video Games / Gaming / CasinoInternet, e-Commerce
IT (Information Technology)Advertising / Public Relations
Business/Commerce (general)Slang
Mathematics & Statistics

English to Russian - Rates: 0.08 - 0.10 EUR per word / 30 - 40 EUR per hour
Russian to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.10 EUR per word / 30 - 40 EUR per hour
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Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 10175, Questions answered: 4737, Questions asked: 393
Project History 1 projects entered
Project DetailsProject SummaryCorroboration

Volume: 10000 words
Completed: Dec 2007
English to Russian
Code of Business Conduct; 10,000 words

Advertising / Public Relations, Business/Commerce (general), Human Resources
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Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check, Money order
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Glossaries Kudoz EN, Kudoz EN>RU, Kudoz RU, Kudoz RU>EN
Experience Years of experience: 18. Registered at May 2004. Became a member: Apr 2005. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Russian (University of South Carolina Upstate)
Russian to English (Unviersity of South Carolina Upstate)
Memberships N/A Russian Localization Team
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, DejaVu, Dreamweaver, Idiom, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Robohelp, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Translation Workspace, Wordfast
Forum posts 1119 forum posts
CV/Resume CV provided upon request. Please email me: [email protected]
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Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile.

I'm a professional English-Russian translator with 13 years of experience and a Bachelor's degree from an American university.
Please see below for my qualifications and the services I offer. I'm easy to get in touch with and I speak your language!

Contact me

I will handle your project with the utmost attention to detail and deliver on time. Please email or Skype me for a fast, free quote. CV is provided upon request.

Mikhail Kropotov
EMAIL [email protected]

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I specialize in the following subject areas


- Complete software localization
- Help systems, reference manuals, user guides
- Presentations, demos, EULAs


- Localization of all text content: UI, in-game strings, voice-over text, help, marketing collateral
- All platforms: PC, Xbox, Sony, Nintendo, mobile phones, handhelds, game websites
- Virtually all genres: MMORPG, RPG, FPS, RTS, TBS; sports, educational, and casual games; and more


- Marketing studies, surveys, questionnaires
- Press releases and ad copy
- Corporate communications, HR, codes of business ethics


- Subtitles for TV shows and interviews
- Film and TV series scripts
- Transcription and translation from audio


- Localization of poker rooms; translation of poker articles, blogs, guides, and books
- Localization of online casinos and their affiliates; translation of customer messaging and newsletters
- Localization of sports betting websites

What I can help you with


- Translation and revision from English to Russian
- Translation from Russian to English — only in my areas of specialization (see above)
- Russian revision and proofreading


- Copywriting in English or Russian (in my areas of specialization)
- Transcreation (adaptation, creative translation) into either English or Russian

My rates

TRANSLATION EUR 0.09 per source word
REVISION EUR 0.05 per source word
PROOFREADING EUR 0.02 per word

Some personal details

I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, where I graduated from a prep school with emphasis on English and the sciences. At 16, my life took a drastic turn: I embarked on a 6-year 'tour' of America, attending high school in Virginia and then the University of South Carolina, from which I graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics. This experience of a lifetime helped me expand my cultural horizons and gain an all-around education. Perhaps more importantly, in those six years I also managed to acquire native-level English fluency, leading me to take up a career in translation and copywriting including both in-house employment and freelancing.

Since returning to Russia in 2004, I have maintained close personal and professional ties to the US. Many years later, I still feel equally comfortable writing, translating or communicating in either Russian or English. These skills, combined with my educational background and now extensive hands-on industry experience, allow me to deliver top-quality translation services at a reasonable price.

English into Russian projects currently account for roughly 75% of my workload. I also offer high-quality translation into English only in my key areas of expertise: marketing surveys, software, video games, gambling, and slang. For a small surcharge, my translations may be proofread by a native speaker of US/UK English as appropriate.

Employment history

  • In-house translator with an international translation agency (technical and business translations)
  • Creative writer/translator/editor with an American-owned electronic dictionary and translation software company
  • Product manager with a British speech software development company
  • Copywriter authoring content in English and Russian for an international software development company
  • 9 years of freelance translation and interpreting for end clients, private customers, and translation agencies worldwide (please see below). contribution & collaboration

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How can I help you?
Please email me at [email protected] or skype_button.gif. Let's translate!

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: 10768
PRO-level pts: 10175

Top languages (PRO)
English to Russian5955
Russian to English3715
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences659
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Business/Commerce (general)572
Computers: Software467
Marketing / Market Research458
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino448
IT (Information Technology)391
Sports / Fitness / Recreation224
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