Vadim is an Independent Localization Specialist with diverse industry experience spanning almost 15 years, and rare expertise combining extensive Technical Background, and Natural Affinity for Languages.
As a Telecom student he took an extensive 2-year English course from British Council, and was awarded with Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) certificate upon its completion in 2002. Shortly after he took part in a country-wide English Contest, and aced the regional stage, reaching the national finals. These credentials helped to kick off his career as a professional technical translator a few months later in 2003.
He officially joined Localization crowd as a Subject Matter Expert, and Technical Reviewer a few months after graduating in 2005.
For the next 5 years Vadim occupied wide variety of positions (translator, editor, language lead, project manager, LQA, localization engineer, and others), often wearing more than one hat at a time, and acquiring truly diverse experience in process. Eventually he faced a choice between hands-off position in mid-senior management, and hands-on self-employed career. He chose the latter without hesitation.
Extensive technical background combined with natural affinity for languages allows him to specialize, and excel in industry's most challenging areas, such as Transcreation/Technical Marketing, and Specialty Software Localization.
Master in Telecommunications, Cambridge: English Advanced Certificate, member of American Translators Association.
Language pair: English to Russian
Transcreation, and adaptation of highly visible customer-facing marketing content mainly from Telecommunications, and Information Technology domains.
Localization of Specialty Business, and Industrial software, including turnkey projects for direct clients.
Mobile Apps, and Games.
AAA Game Localization.
Team Training, and Vetting; Process, and Guideline Development... Localization Consulting for Small Businesses Completely Screwed by the Alleged Industry Leaders
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
- Freelance Localization Specialist
- Localization Project Manager / Language Lead at International Translation and Informatics Ltd
- Technical Translator/Editor at BYNTS Translation Agency
October 2003 - Present
Independent Localization Professional providing wide range of services: Translation, Transcreation, Proofing/Editing/QA/Revision, Liguistic Testing/LQA (Software), Project Management, Team/Language Lead Tasks, Consulting, Guideline/Process Development, DTP, and more.
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).
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.