Alexander Polezhaev

English-Russian/Russian-English translator with 16+ years of experience in software marketing. Residing in California.


Available, 6 hours/day. Capacity: 400-1200 words/day depending on the complexity of translation.

Language Pairs

  • English > Russian

Translation, editing and proofreading, transcription, software, and website localization.

  • Russian > English

Translation, transcription, software and website localization.

  • German > Russian

Translation, software, and website localization.


  • IT, Software, Internet
  • Mobile Apps, Video Games
  • Media, Marketing
  • Social Sciences, Design
  • Fiction, Creative Translation

Other services

  • Web publishing
  • Project management


Translation: $0.10/word

Editing: $0.05/word

The rates are not fixed and depend on a number of factors. Let’s discuss.

Language skills

  • Russian: native
  • English: fluent
  • German: intermediate
  • Spanish: basic
  • Chinese: basic


Novosibirsk State University, Russia, 2000 – 2006

Bachelor in Linguistics. Thesis: Methods of translating Dostoevsky’s culture specific vocabulary into English.

University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2002 – 2003

Scholarship of the George Soros Foundation. Focused on Advertising and Public Relations.

Professional Experience

Freelance translator, 2019-Present

The biggest project is translating Ulysses by James Joyce into Russian.

Mobile Games Marketing and Product Manager, 2014-2018

Launching campaigns and products in a highly competitive environment.

  • Creating descriptions in English and Russian
  • Localizing games in English and Russian
  • Writing press releases
  • Creating social marketing posts
  • Product management

IT Sales and Marketing Manager and Specialist, 2003 – 2014

As I performed a range of functions in multiple companies, my duties included:

  • Writing and rewriting product descriptions in English
  • Localizing software in Russian and English
  • Copywriting for websites and marketing materials
  • Translating company portfolios and websites into English
  • Writing articles and press releases
  • Developing of project documentation
  • Proofreading of website copy
  • Proofreading of contracts
  • Creating ad copy and social marketing posts
  • Communicating with business partners
  • Customer support
  • Project management


Being a pro in IT I am thoroughly versed in most software packages and can quickly grasp any new software.

  • macOS, Windows
  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Office, Open Office, Google Docs
  • OmegaT
  • SQL Trados Studio
  • WordPress


  • Fluent in oral and written English
  • Strong business writing and communication skills
  • Strong technical skills
  • Excellent organization and multitasking skills
  • Detail- and results-oriented
  • Versatile and creative
  • I understand the importance of confidentiality

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