Maia Loftesnes

from Russian, Norwegian, French and English

to  Russian and Norwegian

Maia Loftesnes

+47 901 90 704


Maia was born and raised in Russia but has lived in Norway for over 40 years. She worked almost exclusively as an interpreter and translator in both Russia and Norway. Maia is very fond of her profession and has great respect for it.



  • University degree (equiv. to Master’s) in linguistics from Russian university
  • Three-year Technical Translation Studies Programme at Agder College (now University of Agder) in Kristiansand


Work experience

  • Freelance translator and interpreter (1980-1997)
  • Teacher of Russian at Folkeuniversitetet Adult Education Association  in Kristiansand (1980-1990)
  • Tour guide in the USSR for Star Tour (1981-1990)
  • Project manager and Norwegian-Russian/Russian-Norwegian translator at Apropos Translatørbyrå (1997-2005)
  • Project manager and Norwegian-Russian/Russian-Norwegian translator at Amesto Translations AS (2005-2015)
  • Freelance translator (2016-



  • Government Authorized Translator, Norwegian-Russian (2001)
  • Russian mother tongue
  • Special fields: law, communications, business and finance, medicine, education, tourism, culture, documents for submission to embassies etc.
  • Translates from Norwegian, English, Swedish into Russian and from Russian into Norwegian


Contact Maia Loftesnes

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