About me

Samuel James Pinson

I’m an ATA-certified, freelance Russian-to-English translator, specializing in technology, law, and finance. Contact me today to discuss the details of your translation project. You can find me on ProZ.com, TranslatorsCafe.com, Facebook, Twitter, Вконтакте.ру, and ICQ.  I also like Skype and email. You can also reach me by phone (1.360.348.6665).

Linguistic skills
  • Native English speaker
  • Lived and worked in Russia for two years
  • Specialization in technology, law, and finance
    • Technology: computer software, computer hardware, technical writing, machine vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, signal processing, algorithms, video games
    • Economics: tax policy, social policy, monetary policy, transition economies
    • Law: patents, contracts, contract law, Civil Code of the Russian Federation
    • Banking: retail banking, commercial banking, banking regulation
    • Government/Politics: US politics, Russian politics, comparative politics

Recent projects

  • Translation of content for a Russian software company
  • Translation of service agreements
  • Translation of forex investment materials
  • Translation of transcripts and diplomas 
  • Translation of video game content

Technical skills


  • SDL Trados Studio 2009/2011
  • Déjà Vu X3
  • Across Translator 6.3 
  • ABBYY Lingvo X6
  • ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0
  • ABBYY Screenshot Reader
  • Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 (Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Acrobat X Pro)

Professional associations and memberships


Professional Experience

  • Pinson Linguistic Services, Inc.
    • Freelance Translator
    • January 2011 – Present
  • City of Sultan, Washington
    • City Council Position #1
    • January 2010 – October 2011
  • Microsoft Corporation
    • Software Developer Engineer II
    • May 2005 – January 2011

Recent Feedback

Excellent job, communications and willingness to help with our projects, thank you, Sam!

Attention to detail, fast response, very professional.

It was a real pleasure to work with Sam: he managed to deliver an accurate translation in a very short time and was available to introduce additional changes requested by the client. Thank you, Sam! I hope to work with you in the future.

Sam translated a pretty difficult and hardly readable Russian scanned document into English and the translation was excellent.

The translation was very good and we will return to you if we get new RU>EN translations in future.

Сэм сделал для нас очень качественный перевод по теме, в которой разберется не всякий русский. Редактор агентства РИА Новости назвал перевод Сэма превосходным. Спасибо! –Chikina

Хороший переводчик! Пунктуальный, добросовестный. Сделал работу очень качественно. Всем кому нужен перевод с русского на английский, советую поработать именно с Сэмом! Сэм, спасибо! –Бычков Игорь

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