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Sakharov Igor

Editor, writer, English language teacher

Full-time, part-time, remote.

45 years

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Work experience

In-house editor, English teacher

from 11.2015 to now (3 years 11 months)
PricewaterhouseCopers (PwC) Ukraine, Kiev (business consutling, auditing, legal services)

Performed rewording and proofreading of client deliverables, legal drafts, contracts, proposals, memos, newsletters, print and web articles, and other media pieces. Created text copy for marketing and web publications, brochures, social media posts and so on. Developed and delivered English language classes in a variety of formats to PwC (Ukraine) employees. Developed "Fundamentals of Legal English and Business Law" course for PwC interns and successfully delivered it twice, in 2018 and 2019

Freelance English teacher (native speaker),

from 05.2013 to 10.2015 (2 years 5 months)
EnglishCoach Foreign Languages Center, Financial Business English School, TAT-Perspektiva, EZEnglish, Sam Speaking Club, Kiev (Education - language training/coaching)

Part-time (freelance) English teacher, native speaker with various local language schools. Developed and delivered Business and IT-centric English courses to corporate clients with various levels of language proficiency: Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate, and Advanced; monitored trainees' progress. Provided individual coaching sessions to mid-level & top executives hailing from major transnational companies with offices located in Kiev: Mars Ukraine, Contour Global USA, Livatech, etc.

Assisted students in their preparation for the CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency) and ILEC (International Legal English Certificate) as well as Cambridge English: Financial exams. Develop customized learning programs and conduct targeted seminars to develop such core competencies as report writing, formal & informal presentations, etc.

Operations Manager - project management & logistics

from 11.2008 to 12.2012 (4 years 1 month)
Electronic Engineers Inc (, Chicago, IL (consumer electronic equipment)

Operations manager in charge of logistics & project management. Being an authorized service center for high end audio/video equipment (since 1949) acted as a liaison to the manufacturers (Nakamichi, ADCOM, Cambridge Audio etc) ensuring adherence to their exacting standards and requirements, receiving and retaining certificates & licenses, timely employee training in repair protocols & procedures; producers' parts and manuals, database subscription renewals, communications with HQs of the aforementioned brands on a day-to-day basis. Sourced unique and out of production components for one of a kind and antique audio systems. Was in charge of the company's participation in trade shows and conventions from A to Z; in the latter capacity developed a general concept and design of the PR and marketing materials.

Small business owner

from 11.2006 to 11.2008 (2 years)
Self Employed - licensed massage therapist, Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL (Medical services - massage & physical therapy)

Owner of a small massage clinic in Chicago suburbs until the onset of the financial crisis of 2008. State of Illinois licensed massage therapist. Licensed to practice in all states by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)

Independent Contractor

from 10.2002 to 10.2006 (4 years)
Independent Contractor for IT industry, Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL (IT Services, Corporate PC Systems, LAN/WAN Networking)

Worked with a number of local IT consulting and outsourcing companies (Pioneer IT Consulting, Crain IT Solutions and others) setting up and customizing server bases for corporate clients utilizing Windows XP and Windows 2003 platforms. Worked as part of a team developing and testing packages for remote rollout of new and updating existing images for corporate desktop and mobile PCs, setting up, maintaining and troubleshooting server infrastructure.

Coprorate PC Systems Specialist

from 04.2000 to 10.2002 (2 years 6 months)
Underwriters Laboratories ( Northbrook, IL, Northbrook, IL (Electronic equipment & electronic consumer goods testing & certification)

Corporate PC Systems Specialist, team leader then head of the department in charge of mass install/update and maintenance of the corporate PC image in the corporate HQ. In the latter capacity, led a five employee team that was responsible for securing trouble-free operation of ten of the department's servers located both locally & worldwide (Japan, Honk-Kong, Netherlands and Germany) running 24/7, developing and testing packages for remote mass installs of the corporate PC image & programs, orchestrating timely and invisible to the end users program updates and ensuring adherence to the corporate image policies on thousands of desktop and mobile PCs. Had a key role in making purchasing decisions for software programs to be implemented on various corporate PC systems and network segments


National University (

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), marketing, San Diego, CA USA
Higher, from 09.1992 to 01.1995 (2 years 4 months)

Additional education

  • European Massage Therapy school, ( Skokie, IL (2005-2006, 650 hours massage therapy training program)
  • Tactical Response Inc. ( Camden, TN (2009-2011, Diplomas - Total of 150 hours of tactical training courses)
  • Microhard Technologies Inc., Chicago, IL (1998 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) 6 month long preparatory course)

Professional and other skills

  • Computer skills
    Due to the past career in IT Industry possess PC administrator skills, capable of building PC from scratch, installing Windows OS and fine tuning/troubleshooting all system/network parameters as well as diagnosing common LAN connectivity issues. Have practical experience with most of MS Office software (MS Word, Excel, etc) as well as some other software platforms/packages. Familiar with Mac & Android operating systems. In the past I completed programs and passed exams for Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MCP) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • State of Illinois Licensed Massage Therapist (2 years of experience)
    Average, 3 years ago.
  • State of California Licensed Loan Oficer/Originator (2 years of experience)
    Average, more than 4 years ago.
  • Tactical firearms training - pistol,carbine,battlefield medicine (3 years of experience)
    Average, more than 4 years ago.

Language proficiencies

  • English — fluent
  • Russian — fluent
  • Ukrainian — fluent
  • Polish — beginner

Additional information

English Editor with one of the Big 4 firms

US college-educated

20-year professional career in the US

Western professional ethics

Equal mastery of English, Russian & Ukrainian languages

Language Skills:
Native speaker translator/editor with Anno Domini Translation Agency, Indigo Translations, Kiev, Philin Translations, Kharkov - mostly business, legal, medical and some visual arts English projects

Since returning to Ukraine, I have participated in several projects by the Ministry of Healthcare (Ukraine) as a project coordinator/interpreter in 2013-2014. In 1991-1994 worked as a part-time translator for the State of California Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento, CA

Teaching English as a second language (ESL) experience
While in college in California, I worked as a teacher assistant and taught English as a second language (ESL) to foreign students. Besides that, I did some private tutoring for the TOEFL exam during and after college. Personally had scored among the top 0.5% of TOEFL test takers in 1991.

Additional Information:
Hobbies: massage, acupuncture, macrobiotics, offroading
Citizenship: Ukraine, US Permanent Resident (Green Card holder)
Valid driver's license. Total of more than 20 safe years behind the wheel

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