Working languages:
English to Russian
Czech to Russian
Russian to English

translation | localization | DTP

Berkeley, United States
Local time: 21:39 PST (GMT-8)

Native in: Russian 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, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Subtitling, Desktop publishing
Specializes in:
Environment & EcologyLaw: Contract(s)
Business/Commerce (general)Accounting
Tourism & TravelEducation / Pedagogy
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersOther

Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 80, Questions answered: 73, Questions asked: 78
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries Business/Financial, legal, Literary, Names/Titles, other
Translation education Master's degree - <a href=""><B>Institute of Foreign Languages</B></a>, St. Petersburg, Russia
Experience Years of experience: 8. Registered at Jan 2003. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships ATA
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Adobe Flash, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Conference participation
Professional practices KatyaNicholas endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).

Ever since I began my career as a freelance translator in 2002, I have not had a single dissatisfied customer. In the past few years I have worked for a number of clients in Russia, USA, and Europe. Before I joined the community of freelancers I worked for about seven years in well-known international companies such as Nestle and Japan Tobacco International. One of my major responsibilities there was translating contracts, business and financial reports, presentations, and other company documentation. Through these jobs I have acquired valuable experience and an understanding of the business world which helps me a great deal in my current occupation.

It was twenty years ago when I first started studying English, and in 2001 I received an MA in Germanic Philology (majored in English) from the St. Petersburg Institute of Foreign Languages, Russia.

In 2002 my husband and I relocated to Prague, Czech Republic, we lived there for almost five years, which gave me an opportunity to study Czech, and now it is one of my working languages as well. Then we lived in Vienna, Austria, for about three years, and I picked up some German. In summer 2009 we moved back to the United States and currently live in Northern California.

If you feel that my qualifications meet your requirements for a particular project, please do not hesitate to contact me! Besides my linguistic skills I can offer you a committed, hardworking attitude, proven by references from my customers: “Her work is of the highest professional caliber. ... She is a rigorous researcher, organized, efficient and works well within deadlines. She often goes beyond what is asked of her, thinking creatively and outside of the proverbial box, and consequently, her work improves the quality of the whole organization. She has excellent computer skills and is comfortable working with many software programs, ...
“Lastly, she is a respected colleague with a warm personality; she is intelligent, well-read and a pleasure to work with. She is a team-player who has a strong sense of pride in completing a project to the best of her ability.” (Jeff Meyer, Artistic Director, St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic)

I will be delighted to hear from you soon!

Best regards,
Katya Nicholas
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: 108
PRO-level pts: 80

Top languages (PRO)
English to Russian44
Russian to English24
Czech to English12
Top general fields (PRO)
Top specific fields (PRO)
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters12
Education / Pedagogy8
Business/Commerce (general)4
Environment & Ecology4

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Profile last updated
Sep 30, 2010

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