In parallel to my graduation in computer science, I earned BA in technical translation in English (also from the Urals State University). Then, I studied German for three years in the Goethe Institute, Moscow.
My experience in translation covers:
Since 1992 I work as a freelance translator for the Russian Patent Agency and the Russian section of WIPO PCT.
Other customers include Hewlett-Packard, Gosduma (the Russian Parliament) and PC-World, the Russian Edition.
I'm also a freelance translator of the multilingual support services division of Xerox.
$0.08 per word (the rate varies depending on the topic of a document, translation volume and urgency).
up to 3500 words per day (the capacity depends of the degree I'm involved in research and on the text type).
In addition to translation, I provide desktop publishing for translated documents and development of web documents for multilingual information presentation (this service does not include extensive graphic embellishments or Java-based controls). Typically, this costs $35 per hour.
MS Windows 98, MS Office 2000, Adobe PageMaker 6.5.
I work with Unicode, CP-1251, CP-866 and KOI-8 encoding for Cyrillic characters.