Samuel Pinson


Linguistic skills
o Native English speaker
o Russian to English translation
o Lived and worked in Russia for two years
o Specializations
o Technology: computer software, computer hardware, technical writing, machine vision, machine learning , artificial intelligence, signal processing
o Business: general, marketing, finance, economics, entrepreneurism
o Government/Politics: American politics, Russian politics, Comparative politics
o Sports: 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
o Religion: Christianity

Recent Projects
o Adobe Photoshop CS5 video course
o Content related to 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi: 15K+ words
o Video game content translation
o Microsoft Word 2010 video course: 15K+ words
o iPhone video course: 5K+ words

o 2000-3000 words/day

Technical skills
o Certified SDL Trados Studio 2009/2011
o Self-trained in Across Personal Edition 5.0

o SDL Trados Studio 2009
o Across Personal Edition 5.0
o ABBYY Lingvo X3
o ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0
o Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 (Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Acrobat X Pro)

Professional associations and memberships
o American Translators Association, certified member (RUS>ENG)
o, active member
o, active member

o MS in Computer Science, 2005 - Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
o BS in Computer Science, 2003 - Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Professional experience
o Pinson Linguistic Services : January 2011 – Present
o Freelance translator (RUS>ENG)
o City of Sultan, Washington : January 2010 – October 2011
o City Council Position #1
o Microsoft Corporation : May 2005 – January 2011
o Software Developer Engineer II
o Contributed to a variety of popular applications
o Windows Movie Maker
o Windows DVD Maker
o Windows Live Photo Gallery
o Windows Live Writer
o The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints : July 1998 – 2000
o Full time missionary in Russia
o Lived in Rostov, Krasnodar, Volgograd, Sochi, and more

Language Pairs

- English

Translating Services


Translating Tools


Translating - Areas of Specialization

Business - BankingBusiness - Economics & financeBusiness - Stock marketComputers - Computer hardwareComputers - Computer systems analysisComputers - Software localizationEntertainment - SportsEntertainment - Video gamePure Sciences - Mathematics & statisticsPure Sciences - Physical sciencesPure Sciences - Physics

ATA Divisions

Language Technology DivisionScience & Technology DivisionSlavic Languages DivisionTranslation Company Division




Primary Phone

(360) 348-6665


United States

Years in Business

11 - 15 Years

Education Level