Hello! My name is Arnotti, and I’m enjoying being a part of this community.
I should have done this a bit earlier, but…
This is my short story…:)
I’m originally from the Republic of Congo, but I’ve been living in Russia since my 17’s. I began working as a translator in 2012, four years after moving to Russia for studies. I was translating short texts about the Great Patriotic War from Russian into French for a Russia-based translation agency. I really enjoyed translating Stalin's speeches J, even became one of his fan (maybe not a great choice, but…). Further, till the end of 2015, I was collaborating with three translation agencies which were providing me with enough working flow, most of them were legal and IT projects. Among the long-term project I undertook: powers of attorney, judge orders, etc., in an extradition matter that involved Russia and Monaco; a 40000-word book about the interaction between Domestic Law and International Law in the Soviet criminal jurisprudence, by A.I. Bastrikyn; a 30000-word Preliminary Feasibility Study to determine the economic efficiency of the continued operation of the Friguia Bauxite and Alumina Complex, by Rusal Vami for the Republic of Guinea (that was a thought one); the Expo 2017 Astana website, press releases, and brochures, etc.
After a one-year break from the translation industry – I was working back home in the aviation industry, the national aviation company, which have ceased activity by now –, I passed through South Africa (for a 2 months English Language Course) back to Russia.
Now, precisely from February 2017, I registered myself as a sole trader and I’m fully working from home as an English/Russian into French Translator – technical, legal, and IT.
Actually, for my first English into French long-term project, I’m working for cents providing translation services to such a big international company like NLMK Group through a translation agency. I really wish that it could be my own end client. Some years ago, I didn’t care how much they were paying me, but now I really care… But still, I have much to learn…
I’m actually concern about improving my English and Business Communication skills, so I’m here to take the most from you guys and possibly share my little.
My ProZ accoun: http://www.proz.com/translator/2320148