My name is Alena Trainova and I am a qualified English to Russian legal and business translator with experience in the Translation and Interpreting industry since 2005.

A native Russian speaker I came to the UK from Belarus in 2000 as a student. I graduated from the Minsk State Linguistic University with BA in English and French, which I followed through with MA in Translation from the University of Westminster awarded in 2005.

After that, I began building my freelance network in London by providing pro bono translations in a human rights field. Over the years I translated hundreds of thousands of words both on pro bono and commercial basis. At the same time I  expanded my experience in the UK corporate sector during my years as an in-house translator in shipping and blue-chip financial institutions. Then, in  2009  I joined a translation team in a leading immigration and human rights law practice in London where I worked for five years.

In 2011 I passed the exam to become a Qualified Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (MITI) with specialisation in the area of law.

At the end of 2014 I took the leap and went freelance full time.

In 2015 my family moved to Australia where I obtained certification from the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI CPN 4QQ49A) as a professional translator from English to Russian.

Over the years I developed a genuine interest in law and the human rights, so I embarked on a LLB course with the University of London of which I have now successfully completed seven units.

For more information please see my profile on Linkedin.


“Alena translated legal documents for us, and we were really satisfied with her translation. She is a highly professional and accurate legal translator, and we are happy to recommend her for any similar assignments”.
Natalia P., Lingvajet

We collaborated with Alena on several time sensitive projects and received an excellent service of a dedicated professional willing to go an extra mile to deliver a high quality translation within restricted time frames. 
Keith B., RS Platou

“We are happy to rely on Alena’s  excellent linguistic skills and appreciate her flexibility and personal touch. We value her responsiveness and  professionalism.”
Inna G., private family office

“We have used Alena to translate from English into Russian since February 2014. The documents were for ongoing court cases. She has consistently produced work of the highest quality under time pressure, for the use of the court and for very demanding Russian clients. I highly recommend her.”
Gordon A., Monro Wright & Wasbrough LLP