Vadim is an independent Translation/Localization specialist with the unique set of skills, combining deep technical expertise with life-long passion for Languages.
As a Telecom undergraduate he took a comprehensive 2-year English language class authorized by Cambridge University, and passed CAE exam held by the British Council upon the course completion. During this period Vadim attended the country-wide Linguistic contest, and won regional stage, reaching the national final.
He joined the Localization crowd as a SME/Tech Reviewer shortly after getting Masters, and worked in the industry for more than a decade since then.
Vadim used to occupy a diverse set of in-house positions (editor, language lead, project manager, LQA specialist, and even account manager to name a few), often wearing more than one hat at a time, and met the related challenges with success, but eventually picked Freedom of being Independent over the in-house career, and Creativity of production linguistic work over the hassle of supervision, and management.
Technical background combined with naturally perfect command of the Russian language, as well as proven proficiency in English allow him to handle the most challenging projects, and specialize on traditionally sticky areas like Marketing, and Advertising for ICT industry. Credentials: Master in Telecom, Cambridge certificate in Advanced English, member of American Translators Association.
Language pair: English to Russian
Areas of Expertise: Information Technology, Telecommunication, Software Localization, Technical Marketing
Focus: Transcreation and adaptation (customer-facing content with high visibility, and fluency expectations), specialized Telecom texts (from Mediation to Telepresence), Big IT (copy for Enterprise products and solutions — storage, virtualization, collaboration, content management, disaster recovery, CRM, ERP, and more).
FEATURED END CUSTOMERS
Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Skype, Paypal, EMC, Network Appliance, Nortel (RIP), Sun Microsystems (RIP), Hewlett Packard, Citrix Systems, Avaya, Adobe Systems, Nokia, Motorola
January 2003 - Present
Independent L10N professional, providing a wide range of services: Translation, Transcreation, Proofing, Editing, QA, Revision, Functional, and Liguistic Testing, Copy Editing, Localization Project Management (offsite), as well as Consulting and Workflow Implementation.
Localization Project Manager / Language Lead at International Translation and Informatics Ltd:
December 2005 - August 2009
- Analysis of linguistic requirements and strategy for customer localization projects.
- Support in quoting, pricing, and scheduling.
- Creation and maintaining of glossaries, translation memories and style guides.
- Assuring quality of finalized product by ongoing review, support and feedback to translators, editors, and QA specialists.
- Acting as chief liaison in interface with client terminologists, reviewers, and localization support staff.
- Collaborating with other language leads in resolving issues that affect all project languages.
- Production work (e.g. translation, editing, QA).
Technical Translator/Editor at BYNTS Translation Agency:
August 2005 - December 2005
Technical Review, Translation, and Sign-off, acting as company SME for projects in Telecommunication, and Information Technology areas.
Murmanskij Gosudarstvennyj Tehniceskij Universitet
Master, Telecommunications, 2000 - 2005
Passed exam for Cambidge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) in 2003
- Native Russian speaker
- Cambridge CAE certificate
- 10+ years of experience
- ATA member
- Master degree in Telecom
- Transcreation in IT/Telecom as a specialty
Quote of the day
Vadim is a great pleasure to work with. He has demonstrated professionalism and delivered a job done to perfection in a timely fashion. We look forward to working with him on future projects
Jody Castro, ABC Translation Service
...true professional localizer and not “just” a translator: always available, reliable, excellent communication skills, and more. He offers a superior service. Our first choice for Russian.
Giuseppe Nuzzolese, Xlated Ltd
I highly recommend Vadim Poguliaev as a business partner. We have been cooperating with him for several years now - professional, precise, meets deadlines, great communication.
Vitezslav Sislak, Lionbridge
Thank you for... good professional service. We have just finished the first project together and the next is coming up. I will certainly keep you as longterm freelance translator!
Anke Leiber, Pyades Technologies GmbH
A knowledgeable professional with excellent and timely communication response and deliveries!
Great to work with!
Stefano Papaleo, Translate and Localize
Very professional approach, timely deliveries, very good quality!
He's great to work with and definitely an excellent external resource!
Anthony Chatzifotiou, Jonckers
Vadim is extremely detail-oriented, thorough and precise.
Always meets his deadlines. We look forward to working with him again.