I am a writer, editor and translator based in Suffolk, England. Since finishing a degree in Russian in 2007 my work has been connected with Russia, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. If you know a company or organisation that may be interested in working with me, feel free to get in touch.
For three years as a market analyst in the wine & spirits industry I travelled to 11 countries – Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan – to meet with 80 companies and put together analytical and statistical reports. I know these places well and understand their cultures and histories.
Before this I spent eight years as a Russian translator and English-language proofreader at international companies; three of them at law firms in Kiev, Ukraine, then five years at a company in London that organised industry conferences in Russia. Since 2010 I have also taken on freelance projects: my translations have been published in the Guardian newspaper and used in high-profile court cases.
My writing has been published in three books: ‘The Expeditioner’s Guide to the World’ (2009 – a story about a train journey with a Chechen family), the 2014 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack (a report of a cricket tournament in Uzbekistan), and in an anthology by a leading travel publisher to be released in autumn 2019 (a story about a trip to Bulgaria with my son). I have also written features for Ukraine International Airlines’ ‘Panorama’ magazine, the IWSR Magazine (wines & spirits), Russia Beyond The Headlines (technology, sport), The Calvert Journal (culture, travel) and Caravanistan (travel).
My photography has been published in the book ‘Remarkable Cricket Grounds’ (2016), and on the website of the BBC television programme QI. In April 2019 two of my photographs were displayed at the exhibition ‘Daily Lives in Central Asia’, organised by the European Union’s ‘SEnECA’ project and hosted by the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium.
I am reliable and ambitious. I have finished work to difficult deadlines while stuck in a snowdrift in Georgia, during the anti-government protests and revolution in Armenia in 2018, in the Russian Arctic, in Kyrgyz and Azerbaijani warehouses, and on numerous airport floors.
To discuss ways to work together, get in touch with me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.