Working languages:
Russian to English
French to English

Louisa King
Translator, Russian & French to English

United Kingdom
Local time: 19:35 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English 
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Translator and editor/proofreader in travel and tourism, arts and culture, literature, current affairs, aid and human rights sectors
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing, Software localization, Interpreting
Specializes in:
Tourism & TravelInternational Org/Dev/Coop
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingGovernment / Politics
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaPoetry & Literature
Marketing / Market ResearchGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Business/Commerce (general)Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
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 | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Translation education Master's degree - University of Bath
Experience Years of 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 CIOL
Software Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Powerpoint
Conference participation Conference attended
    Training sessions attended Trainings
    Professional practices Louisa King endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).

    Hello, and welcome to my profile! 

    I am a translator working from Russian and French into English, and an editor and proofreader. I also studied Chinese (Mandarin, simplified) to degree level and hope shortly to add it to my working languages. 

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

    My work is focussed on the key sectors of travel and tourism, arts and culture, literature, current affairs, human rights and aid and development. I use memoQ and OmegaT as my CAT tools. 

    Qualifications and CPD

    I have an MA in Interpreting and Translating from the University of Bath (UK, 2012) and received a distinction for my dissertation project, the translation of a 10,000-word contemporary Russian novel. During my studies, I completed a translation placement at the United Nations in Geneva. My undergraduate degree was in Russian and Mandarin (University of Leeds, UK, 1990). 

    In 2018, I studied literary translation at the British Centre for Literary Translation Summer School based at the University of East Anglia in the UK. 

    I am a Certified PRO for both Russian and French to English translation. 

    CPD has included terminology research, copywriting, proofreading, social networking skills, technical writing, memoQ and marketing. 

    Examples of work 

    I have added some sample translations to my profile, but my work has also covered such projects as: 

    Subtitles for a short film drama and for a film about children with disabilities (translation, Russian - English)

    Programme notes for an international music festival based in Russia (translation, Russian - English)

    Text for a book about a contemporary Russian artist (edit/proofread) 

    Articles for an online magazine about contemporary European affairs (translation, French - English) 

    Media reports on human rights and government policy (translation, Russian - English)

    United Nations summary records (translation, French and Russian - English)

    Statements, press releases and other documents for a human rights organisation (translation, French - English)

    10,000-word contemporary novel (translation, Russian - English)

    Additional experience and skills 

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

    And that's not all.... I bring a range of additional skills and competencies to my role, such as: 

    - sound knowledge of software packages including Microsoft Office 365, OmegaT and memoQ

    - an excellent command of my native language, with a clear, concise style of written communication 

    - excellent research skills and a keen eye for detail 

    - time management and the ability to work to tight deadlines 

    - professionalism and a strong customer focus 

    Pro-bono and networking 

    I am active within the translation community, attending conferences, CPD and networking events; I am also a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists. I translate on a pro bono basis for a human rights campaign and an aid organisation. 

    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 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 region - in more recent years I have also visited Ukraine and Belarus. 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 be working with two such wonderful languages. You never stop learning as a translator, and every new project is an adventure! 

    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: 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
    Business/Commerce (general)4
    International Org/Dev/Coop4
    Poetry & Literature2
    Marketing / Market Research2
    Cosmetics, Beauty2
    Food & Drink1
    Government / Politics1
    Other fields
    Law (general)5
    Energy / Power Generation5
    Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.4
    Petroleum Eng/Sci2
    Human Resources2
    Electronics / Elect Eng1
    Engineering: Industrial1
    Engineering (general)1
    Construction / Civil Engineering1
    Medical: Health Care1
    Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng1
    IT (Information Technology)1
    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
    May 19

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