Currently working full-time as a Customer Support Manager for an American telecommunication and software company.
I am not after KudoZ rating or job offers, I'm here to seek knowledge and to help when I can.
My past experience includes simultaneous interpreting for English businessmen and American defence officials at negotiations with the Defence Ministries of Russia and Ukraine, Mayor of St. Petersburg, Russian banks.
Lots of military-related, technical and contractual documents translated.
1980-s: working for the Ministry of Defence. Translations, technical assignments for Navy Headquarters (electronic reconaissance).
3 years in Merchant Navy: all kinds of legal, financial and technical documents and correspondence. Worked as Financial manager for a shipping agency in Istanbul.
7 years in civil engineering and construction (1996-2003): negotiating contracts along FIDIC lines in Russia on behalf of European contractors. The work envolved technical and legal translations. Principal employer: "ATA Holding" (Turkey). Worked in St. Petersburg, Siberia and Istanbul.
Over 6 years working abroad for international companies including a major Turkish construction company and my own business in Brussels, Belgium.
Education: Degree in electronics from State Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg; Department of applied linguistics, St. Petersburg State University
Skills: software development, system administration and web design. Can work with most editing or CAD software under any operating system.