Working languages:
Russian to English
French to English

Louisa King
Translator, Russian & French to English

United Kingdom
Local time: 18:48 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English 
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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, MT post-editing
Specializes in:
Energy / Power GenerationCertificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
Business/Commerce (general)General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Marketing / Market ResearchOther

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 7, Questions answered: 5, Questions asked: 53
Blue Board entries made by this user  4 entries

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal, Electronic transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Translation education Master's degree - University of Bath
Experience Years of translation experience: 7. Registered at Mar 2012. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Russian to English (University of Bath., verified)
French to English (University of Bath., verified)
English to Russian (University of Bath., verified)
English to French (University of Bath., verified)
Memberships ITI
Software memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, STAR Transit
Training sessions attended Trainings
Professional practices Louisa King endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Hello, and welcome to my ProZ profile!

I am a translator working from Russian and French into English, and an editor and proofreader.

My work is focussed on the business, energy, marketing and industrial services sectors and I use memoQ as my CAT tool.

I can be contacted via my ProZ profile, via Linkedin (Louisa King) or at

I have worked on these projects and more...

Samples of my translation work are available on my ProZ profile, but my work has also covered such projects as:

Technical proposal from a security services provider
Brand manual for a hypermarket chain
Staff information leaflet regarding company private healthcare provision
User guide for electronic equipment
Presentation for an oil and industrial/environmental services company
Client notes on technical drawings for pipework in a chemical factory
Presentation for an oil company regarding oil fields and platforms
Client brochure for a laboratory equipment manufacturer
Business correspondence and corporate presentations
United Nations summary records

Prior to becoming a freelance translator, I had a 14-year career in the commercial sector with companies including Rolls-Royce plc, Baring Private Equity Partners and Azovstal, the Ukrainian steel producer.

And that’s not all…

I bring a range of skills and competencies to my role, as follows:

- sound knowledge of software packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and memoQ
- a strong command of my native language, with a clear, concise style of written communication
- excellent research skills and a keen eye for detail
- time management skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines
- professionalism and a strong customer focus

Qualifications and CPD

I have an MA in Interpreting and Translating (Russian and French to English) from the University of Bath (UK), and received a distinction for my dissertation project, a 10,000 word Russian-English translation. During my studies, I completed a translation placement at the United Nations in Geneva.

I am a ProZ Certified Pro for both Russian and French to English.

I pay keen attention to CPD, and have taken courses in terminology research, copywriting, proofreading, social networking skills, technical writing, memoQ and marketing. I read widely in all the languages in which I work.

Pro bono and networking

I am active within the translation community, attending pow-wows, tweetups and networking events. I am also involved in the running of my regional ITI translation network, the Western Regional Group (ITI WRG) in the UK.

I translate on a pro bono basis for FIACAT, an organisation which campaigns against the use of torture and the death penalty.

What else would you like to know?

Born and brought up in London, UK, I loved words from an early age and began learning French at age 10 and Russian at age 16. I first visited Russia when it was still part of the Soviet Union! That was way back in 1985, and I still love to visit and explore this fascinating country. Between 2009-2011, I took a career break and worked and studied in both Russia and France, staying in Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Tours and Bordeaux. I am delighted to now be working with two such wonderful languages. You never stop learning as a translator, and every new project is an adventure!

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Total pts earned: 11
PRO-level pts: 7

Top languages (PRO)
English to Russian4
Russian to English3
Top general fields (PRO)
Top specific fields (PRO)
Ships, Sailing, Maritime4

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects21
With client feedback1
100% positive (1 entry)

Job type
Language pairs
Russian to English12
French to English9
Specialty fields
Energy / Power Generation5
International Org/Dev/Coop4
Business/Commerce (general)4
Marketing / Market Research2
Cosmetics, Beauty2
Government / Politics1
Other fields
Law (general)5
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.4
Human Resources2
Poetry & Literature2
Petroleum Eng/Sci2
Food & Drink1
Engineering: Industrial1
Engineering (general)1
IT (Information Technology)1
Medical: Health Care1
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng1
Construction / Civil Engineering1
Electronics / Elect Eng1
Keywords: Russian, French, English, oil, gas, power systems, literature, industrial services, marketing, business, proofreading, editing, proofreader, editor, energy, waste disposal, human resources, information, branding, brand, proposal, manual, leaflet, user guide, technical drawings, drawings, brochure, presentation, summary record,

Profile last updated
Dec 15, 2015

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