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October 2020

Aleksey Smirnov
Engineer and technical translator

Kirov, Kirovskaya Oblast', Russian Federation
Local time: 02:59 MSK (GMT+3)

Native in: Russian 
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My name is Aleksey Smirnov. I am an English-Russian freelance translator residing in the European part of Russia.


1. I have the benefit of two higher educations and experience of working as an engineer. I have degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Linguistics, as well as 15 years of experience as a engineer and 12 years of experience as a technical translator. That’s what enables me to provide quality work in my fields of expertise.

2. During my work I constantly use programs “translation memory”, which permit me to provide terminology conformity as well as the best style of the translated documents.

3. I specialize in technical translations according to my knowledge to provide the best possible quality.

4. I know the main DTP software that permit me to do all the necessary works by myself and provide the best convenience for my customers.

5. Competitive rates. The rate depends on complexity of a text, deadline and DTP. Discounts for repetitions and high-volume projects are also available.

6. In case of high-volume project, I can gather a team of highly qualified translators and provide a translation of the documents in the shortest period of time.

7. I never fail to meet a deadline.


1998- 2003 Vyatsky State University, mechanical engineering department, specialty "mechanical engineering".

2003- 2006 Kirov Institute of foreign languages, translation and interpreting department, specialty "translation and interpreting" English language.


2017-present time - full-time freelance translator.
2006-2017 - part-time freelance translator
2014-2017 - chief of a design office at JSC "Kirovsky Mashzavod 1 May" (Kirov, Russia)-
manufacturing of railway cranes and tamping machines
2006-2014 - mechanical engineer at JSC "Kirovsky Mashzavod 1 May" (Kirov, Russia)-
manufacturing of railway cranes and tamping machines
2003-2006 - mechanical engineer at "Research Institute of computer engineering" (Kirov, Russia)- military industry.

I cooperate with Russian and foreign customers.

My engineering experience includes:3D model creation, strength calculations with help of CAD, field supervision, the designing of metal structures, mechanisms, drivers as well as training in a patent office.
My translation experience includes:translation of different technical documentation, magazines articles, patents, specifications, drawings, DTP with using of special programs, participation in negotiations with foreign company representatives.
You can look through the feedbacks here.


• engineering industry;
• materials science;
• metal processing;
• automotive;
• oil and gas industry;
• machine tool industry;
• railway equipment (especially railway cranes and tamping machines);
• building industry.


I use the following software:

• Trados 2011, Multiterm;
• AutoCad;
• MS Office;
• FineReader 11;
• Photoshop CS6;
• Adobe Illustrator CS6;
• Adobe Indesign CS6;
• Adobe Acrobat Professional;


The average productivity is 6-8 pages per day. Competitive rates.

• bank transfer;
• paypal;
• moneybookers (Skrill).


тел: +7(909)133-17-51
skype: alan.kirov

Also I have a blog in Russian language devoted to technical translator work: HOPE FOR MUTUAL COOPERATION!
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PRO-level pts: 846

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Keywords: english, russian, technology, localization, technique, oil and gas industry, machinery, automotive, railway crane, tamping machine, levelling lifting and lining machine, railway, motor platform,

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