Member since May '09

Working languages:
Russian to English
Bulgarian to English
Serbo-Croat to English
Macedonian to English

Christopher Nelson
Over 20 years of applied language work

Copgrove, England, United Kingdom
Local time: 18:55 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English (Variants: US, Australian, Wales / Welsh, Canadian, New Zealand, Scottish, British, UK, Irish, US South) Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Expertise
Specializes in:
Telecom(munications)Military / Defense
Business/Commerce (general)Law: Contract(s)
Finance (general)Energy / Power Generation
Nuclear Eng/Sci

Rates
Russian to English - Rates: 0.05 - 0.06 GBP per word / 25 - 35 GBP per hour
Bulgarian to English - Rates: 0.05 - 0.06 GBP per word / 25 - 35 GBP per hour
Serbo-Croat to English - Rates: 0.05 - 0.06 GBP per word / 25 - 35 GBP per hour
Macedonian to English - Rates: 0.05 - 0.06 GBP per word / 25 - 35 GBP per hour
Preferred currency GBP
KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions asked: 7
Payment methods accepted Money order, Wire transfer, PayPal, Check
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Hull
Experience Years of translation experience: 35. Registered at ProZ.com: Feb 2009. Became a member: May 2009.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Russian to English (University of Hull)
Bulgarian to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists)
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Wordfast
Professional practices Christopher Nelson endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Bio
My background in languages began in service with the Royal Air Force using Russian, and after this as a Language and Culture Specialist/Intelligence Analyst with a major British Government department. I held diverse applied language posts, both in the UK and overseas, and underwent rigourous training in language and regional studies. I worked extensively using Russian, in many different arenas, and, later, after intensive training, in Bulgarian, in areas related to sanctions, crime, weapons, and all variants of Serbo-Croat in support of military operations and government requirements during the Bosnia war, usually under tight deadlines and often in high pressure situations.

My main areas of expertise were originally in the areas of the Soviet military and security apparatus, defence-industrial complex, telecommunications, political, economic, aerospace & aviation and related spheres. I have subsequently encountered many other areas of interest, including: Russian political issues, general commercial, industrial, capital building and contracts, natural gas pipeline construction and impact assessments (involving a giant Russian oil and gas company), life sciences, legal (including arbitration court matters, tax evasion, judgments, claims, objections, suits, commentaries, etc.). Using Serbian, the main focus has been on Power and Energy, contracts, construction projects. In Bulgarian, the main areas have been legal matters (often concerning property at District court level), contracts, environmental issues (including wind farm technology, pollution), geological and mining matters, with recent emphasis on EU related issues and natural gas (pipeline construction, with a impact assessments).
Keywords: Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, telecommunications, politcal, aerospace, aviation, military, miltary-industrial, security, oil and gas industries, medical, IT, general


Profile last updated
Oct 30, 2018






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