LONDON, 12 June 2017: Kerod & Associates, a specialized legal translation service, has launched US operations in addition to those already operating in London. The company’s US operations will be based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and will be headed by Alexander Alexandrov, a geologist-turned-linguist with over 20 years of translation experience.
Alexander’s previous clients include ABB, ExxonMobil, BP, Fluor, WorleyParsons, NCCER and the focus of his work is on geology, geophysics, exploration and development.
The US operation will provide the same type of service already offered to clients in the UK and Europe, tailor-made translations and simultaneous interpreting for contract negotiations, dispute resolution and international arbitration. The firm is mainly focused on translations of high level negotiations in Russia and Kazakhstan, primarily for the oil and gas industries but is also active in other industrial sectors.
The company has been set up by Anna Kerod, a veteran of the oil and gas industry of nearly 20 years who has in the past worked with the likes of BG Group, Shell, Chevron, Lukoil, Gazprom and KazMunaiGaz. Her specialised translation team has been handpicked to ensure the depth of experience and expertise across all areas of practice.
“We don't just translate our client’s documents, we understand them. We see the process of translation as a collaborative art. Our job is to ensure the company is understood correctly by the target audience whether that is a sales pitch or a precise and detailed legal document,” said company director Anna Kerod. “We make no apology for questioning, cross checking and challenging meaning and intent. Language goes beyond words, language is a reflection of culture and it is our job to stitch the two together seamlessly,” she added.
The firm prides itself on its dedication to being meticulous and fast in response. “Despite our language expertise 'Acceptable' is not a word in our vocabulary, neither in English nor Russian,” Kerod said.
ABOUT Kerod & Associates:
A London-based niche legal translation firm specialising in Russian/English and English/Russian translations. The team of translators also provides simultaneous interpreting at top table level negotiations for high-level politicians and chief executives of international oil and gas majors.
Press release distributed by PressHalo on behalf of Kerod & Associates, on 12th June, 2017.