Working languages:
English to Russian


Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom
Local time: 06:36 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: Russian (Variant: Standard-Russia) Native in Russian
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
EconomicsFinance (general)
Education / PedagogyAdvertising / Public Relations
ArchaeologyArt, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Business/Commerce (general)Fisheries

Payment methods accepted Visa, American Express, Wire transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Experience Years of experience: 25. Registered at Jan 2014. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
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Sergey Makeev
92 Border Gardens, Shirley, Croydon,
Surrey, CR0 8LP
Telephone: 07742 025 486
E-mail: [email protected]


Strong written and oral communication skills having led and worked in teams responsible for Ministerial correspondence with Members of Parliament and having worked in roles where excellent interpersonal skills are required for liaising with stakeholders, clients and staff. Fluent in English and Russian. Translation experience in the economics, legal and financial sectors. Hardworking and motivated; can work under pressure to meet tight deadlines. Proven track of meeting and exceeding targets. Can work on own initiative and as a part of a team. Computer literate. Excellent knowledge of Health & Safety and Emergency Response procedures.


July 2004 – Present: Executive Officer at UK Border Agency, Home Office

I work in the Ministerial Correspondence Team responsible for liaising with the MP offices and drafting Ministerial replies to the Members of Parliament. My work involves interviewing clients and customers, translating legal and financial documents, sampling and quality assuring draft correspondence. As a team leader I was responsible for developing interpersonal and communication skills of staff.

April 2010 – Present: Freelance Translator in London and South East

I work for several agencies as a translator from English to Russian and from Russian to English. Topics include: European financial crisis, climate change and global warming, illegal immigration and human trafficking, development of Russia’s cooperation with emerging economies. Apart from the above named recent translation projects, I translate sets of legal documents that include:

• Birth / Marriage / Divorce / Death certificates
• Property deeds
• Powers of attorney
• Interview records
• Insurance claims
• Wills

August 1991 – June 2004: Entrepreneur in various private companies

I worked in several Russian, Swedish, Dutch, Bulgarian and British private companies that were involved in the wholesale international foodstuffs trade. I was managing the following main projects: export of frozen fish from Lerwick, Ullapool, Hull, Plymouth and Limerick to Eastern Europe and Nigeria; export of chocolate, sweets and chewing gum from Switzerland, Germany and Holland to Russia and Bulgaria. I was responsible for negotiating prices and terms of contracts with suppliers and buyers.

August 1979 – July 1991: Civil Servant in Ministry of Fisheries of Russia

I was responsible for establishing and running Russian-foreign joint-stock companies abroad that provided supplies and services to Russian fishing fleet worldwide. My work involved talks and negotiations with business authorities and counterparts in Russia and foreign countries. I was on a long-term posting in Angola and travelled extensively as a business world-wide floater.


July 2004 – Present
Numerous Home Office courses and programmes in communication skills, Ministerial correspondence, presentations & submissions, plain English and IT.
• Enhanced knowledge of high profile correspondence requirements and communications at a high level.

November 2006
Civil Service Departmental Russian Language Allowance Training and Examinations
• Qualified in the Russian Language Exams with a lifetime exemption from further examinations.

August 1979 – November 1982
Ph.D course at the Moscow University of International Relations
• Aimed at further development of my knowledge of English language and international economic relations.
• Course was not finished due to changes in family circumstances and long-term posting abroad.

September 1974 – July 1979
MA and BA (Hons) courses at the Moscow University of International Relations
• Equivalent to an MA diploma in International Economic Relations.

September 1964 – July 1974
Comprehensive School № 30, Moscow, Russia
• Equivalent to GCSE and A-level certificates.


• I enjoy sports; I am a good swimmer and a cyclist. I participate in charity running events.
• I am an enthusiastic driver since October 1981, with a clean British driving licence.
• I am passionate about literature, travel and foreign languages.
• I enjoy countryside walking and picking mushrooms.
• I am a good photographer.

• Available on request
Keywords: English, Russian, translator, efficient, allrounder

Profile last updated
Jan 19, 2014

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