Marketing & Business

Website localisation, brochures, leaflets, newsletters, advertising materials, customer surveys, business plans, financial reports, training materials and mission statements.

Travel & Tourism

Travel guides and brochures, menus, travel websites and advice on obtaining a visa. If you are travelling to Russia on business or as a tourist, I can give you advice on what to see, where to stay and how to obtain a visa.

For Individuals

CVs, diplomas, birth and marriage certificates, applications to study in the UK, etc.


Contracts, commercial business agreements, sales and purchase agreements, import and export agreements and customs clearance documentation.

Here is a selection of some of my most recent jobs:
• Translation and editing of financial reports for several major Russian banks and financial companies
• Translation of marketing materials for a German dairy product producer
• Translation and editing of online help materials for a major Russian internet company
• Translation of environmental impact assessments for a major gas pipeline project
• Translation of a large research project on agriculture in Altai Krai, Russia
• Editing of regulations and instructions for the Bank of Russia
• Regular translation of technical documents for the oil and gas industry
• Translation of a number of Russian technical regulations (GOSTs and SNiPs) for the construction industry
• Regular translation of press releases and other material for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games
• Regular translation of press releases for a Saint Petersburg based real estate development company
• Translation of software specifications for a large online gambling project
• Translation of documents for a major fraud case (internal company emails, reports, contracts etc.)
• Translation and editing of press releases for the State Hermitage Museum
I also regularly translate and edit press releases and other marketing materials for a number of Russian companies.

About Me

Alex Smith

I am a Russian to English translator with over seven years’ experience providing professional and accurate translations to companies and individuals. Having lived in Russia for several years, I have a deep understanding of the country and its language. My main areas of expertise are finance, business, the oil and gas industry and construction. I can also localise your website, translate your marketing materials or any other texts you may require translating or editing. A good translation has to be accurate and faithful to the original, while sounding as natural and fluent as possible. My deep knowledge of Russia means that I understand the small details, cultural references and the meanings behind words. If you are a Russian speaker who has written a text in English, I can review and edit it to make sure it is suitable for your target audience.

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