Ricardo UK Limited has used the services of Elena Dearden for over 3 years, the standard of her work and time for delivery has been consistent and above that of other relevant suppliers. The requested engineering technical translation and interpretation has been exceptionally demanding, she has more than met our very high standards and expectations on every occasion often involving extensive travel at very short notice.

Elena’s services have been at senior level working with Main Board members, directors and engineers throughout the Ricardo Group and with our clients. There has been consistent positive feedback from Ricardo staff and our clients with reference to her performance, dress code and presentation standards which has been a key factor in the Company winning further Russian business. She is confident in front of senior level executives, has arranged meetings, made new contacts when requested and is capable of supplying a complete agenda with minimal support from us. The scope of work both interpreting and translating has included legal terms and conditions, legal contracts, commercial contracts, proposals from initial discussion through to contract completion, Company Corporate Presentations, many technical engineering presentations and frequent client business liaison via phone/fax/email.

Elena Dearden's services are thoroughly recommended for any company wanting to develop their full Russian business potential.

Nigel Mitchell
General Manager Ricardo Russia
Ricardo UK Ltd

Elena was employed for a year on a freelance basis by Study Group from January 2007 as the Russian translator for our websites. We selected Elena as the best candidate from the many Russian translators listed on the Chartered Institute of Linguists website.

Elena has completed translation and proof reading for three of our corporate websites. The total word count for the largest website was approximately 70,000 words.

Elena quickly understood the nature of our business, our products and our brand values. She worked hard to localise the text to be relevant to the Russian market, as requested, rather than simply translate from English-Russian.

Elena completed the work efficiently and to any given deadlines, even at short notice. She was easily contactable, reliable and professional.

Elena took great pride in her work and worked with us to resolve any issues post-translation. She sometimes worked directly in our content management system, RedDot. She learned to use this rather complicated system with ease which made our job much easier.

Other Russian-speakers within our company have commended her work and her understanding of the product.

I would certainly recommend Elena for any similar work.

Louise Courtney
Web Editor
Bellerbys College

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