Russian linguist for Quality of Life (QoL) research projects
My background
My name is Andrei Gerasimov. I am a Moscow-based, full-time freelance translator from English to Russian. With my 30+ years of translation experience, I can make your life easier!
I have 2 years of practice as a researcher in Russian biology and medical research institutes, hold a Ph.D. degree (thesis in data processing), and boast 56 translated books. I maintained active membership in the ATA (USA) and the ITI (UK) for 15+ years. In 2021, I joined the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL).
My experience in Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) research
Since 2005 I have been providing my services as a Russian translator, linguist, patient recruiter and interviewer for linguistic validation projects (also called PRO, QoL, LVS, COA) to my long-term clients in USA and UK. As their main in-country (Russian) translator/researcher/linguist, I have completed 36 linguistic projects in the field of Quality of Life research for 7 companies listed below.
HRA Inc.
Clayson LVS Ltd
Oxford Outcomes
Roundpeg Research
10 projects 4 projects 8 projects 11 projects 2 projects 1 project
As the main in-country linguist for Russia I have completed, or been otherwise involved in, the following steps: forward translation, recruiting a second translator, reconciling the two translations, back translation, back translation evaluation, developer review discussion, responding to PM's and developer's questions, recruiting patients/respondents for cognitive debriefing interviews (CDIs), conducting CDIs, final proofreading, collection of patient data, completion of various metrics/tables/grids, final QA.
My experience in patient recruitment and interviewing
I have developed an extensive patient recruitment network and have established valuable business contacts in the Russian healthcare system enabling me to find, recruit and interview patients/respondents for CDIs with any diagnoses. To date I have recruited patients with the following conditions: ulcerative colitis, neuropathic pain, sialorrhea due to any neurological disorder and/or intellectual disability, headache problems, stress urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction, incontinence, urgency and hyperactive bladder, hepatitis C, multiple myeloma, lung cancer, head cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, Crohn's disease, blood cancer, alcoholism, insomnia, depression, phobia, bipolar disorder, motor neuron disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, progressive bulbar palsy), lupus, hypereosinophilic syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis, nasal polyps and conducted Cognitive Interviews with these patients.
Client testimonials

Health Research Associates, Inc. (HRA) has been collaborating with Andrei Gerasimov as a translation consultant since 2005. In this capacity, Mr. Gerasimov has performed English-to-Russian and Russian-to-English translations. During our long-term working relationship Mr. Gerasimov has worked with HRA on numerous projects, including translation and linguistic validations, revision work, performing cognitive interviews with patients to verify the suitability of the translations, and final proofreading. Mr. Gerasimov is HRA's primary translator for Russian translations and we have always found his services he provides to be excellent. His translations have been first-rate, and his involvement and responsiveness in the demanding multi-step process with tight deadlines has been much appreciated.
Valeska Kantzer, Language Department Manager, Health Research Associates, Inc., USA.

Andrei Gerasimov worked with us on the Russian translation of a set of questionnaires about lower leg fracture and health-related quality of life. His work was always thorough and he met all of our deadlines, which were sometimes extremely short. We found his Russian translation to be excellent, and would not hesitate to use him again in the future.
Alyson Grove, Roundpeg Research, UK

Andrei is an excellent linguist and in-country investigator. He responds very quickly to project requests and emails, manages patient recruitment without any problems and always completes projects before the deadline. I would not hesitate in recommending Andrei for Russian linguistic validation projects in Russia.
Darren Clayson, Owner of Clayson Linguistic Validation Services Ltd.

How I'll make your life easier™
  1. I am available 7 days a week. I respond to emails quickly from 6.00 to 18.00 GMT.
  2. I never miss a deadline. Usually I deliver long before the deadline.
  3. Thanks to my extensive experience in all linguistic aspects of QoL research I understand how difficult and stressful your working day may be. I deeply understand all rules of the game, your requirements, expectations and wishes. Therefore from first steps such as translation and reconciliation, I do my best to minimize your subsequent efforts, questions and discussions. I uphold this policy during all further steps such as back translation, proofreading, interviewing, and QA. This saves your time and minimizes your workload.
Contact me now with any questions and proposals
My email:
+7 916 692 28 09
Andrei Gerasimov, PhD