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  • $15 hourly
    Malay/Bahasa Melayu as a mother tongue and fluent in English. 100% human translation, translations of 600 words are deliverable within 24 hours. Completed translation course by Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books, a leading translation organisation and publisher of quality books in Malaysia, covering: 1. Basic, theory and technics of the translation. 2. Translation of Bahasa Melayu 3. General Text 4. Law Text 5. Mass Communication Text 6. Social Science Text 7. Science and Technology Text 8. Creative Literature Text More than 10 years of work experience in financial sector including with international banks and capital markets regulatory body. Able to adopt with the client's writing house style and provide accurate translation to client's target audience/reader. Additional: Also familiar with the language or terms used in electronic games/apps (e.g. clash of clan, dota, mafia wars, zynga poker etc).
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    Visual Basic for Applications
    Malay to English Translation
    English to Malay Translation
  • $16 hourly
    I'm Say Lee, a freelance translator and copywriter. I have experience translating anything from government documents to technical manuals to marketing texts. I'm fluent in both English and Malay and can translate your language to mine, quickly. I can work with Excel, Words or even CAT tools. Files such as .en, .json, .csv are possible as long as I can read it! Rate per word ranges from $0.06-$0.10 depending on content.
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    Microsoft Excel
    General Transcription
    English to Malay Translation
    Medical Transcription
    Social Media Content Creation
    Phrase Localization Suite
    Malay to English Translation
    POEditor
    Contract Translation
    Content Localization
    Copywriting
    Malay
    English
    Proofreading
  • $20 hourly
    I am a former academician and currently a work at home mom who loves working with words! I write, edit, translate, transcribe and blog. I believe that words matter and I carry this philosophy in paying great attention to details in my writing works. My educational background is in the field of Mechanical Engineering and I worked as a lecturer in this field for seven years. During this time, I have developed and created course syllabus as well as written, edited and translated technical documents and prepared presentations. I have worked as a freelancer translator for over seven years and have completed numerous translation and writing jobs through this site. Do browse through my profile for feedback from my previous clients. I am fluent in written and spoken English and Malay language.
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    General Transcription
    Audio Transcription
    Video Transcription
    English to Malay Translation
    Malay to English Translation
    Proofreading
    Malay
    Subtitles
  • $11 hourly
    I'm a professional Malay Translator, Editor, Proofreader, Transcriber & Voice-Over Talent (complete package). WHY YOU NEED TO HIRE ME??? (QUALITY IS MY PRIORITY) ~ Malay native speaker & fluent in English (nationality : Malaysian). ~ Every job is native, clear & error-free. ~ Will give you 100% commitment (24/7). ~ My key qualities include responsibility, attentiveness and logic. ~ I do all translations manually, proofreading them twice after completion with SDL Trados installed in my laptop just to make your translations 100% perfectly matched. ~ Translation, Editor, Proofreading, Transcription & Voice-Over job covers various field (website contents, education, business, marketing, legal, entertainment, engineering, science, aeronautics, industry, creative and corporate). ***Please contact me if you need your job to be done with HIGH QUALITY, PROFESSIONAL WITH A FAST TURNOVER!
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    Copy Editing
    Voice Acting
    Voice-Over
    Malay to English Translation
    English to Malay Translation
    Content Localization
    Proofreading
    General Transcription
  • $20 hourly
    A versatile and creative writer and translator fuses a background in English language study and academics with expertise in essay writing and translation to deliver quality, customized material spanning news and translation. Provides highly-rated client service and excels in meeting deadlines in quick-turnaround settings.
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    Malay to English Translation
    Data Entry
    Communications
    English to Malay Translation
    English
    Malay
  • $15 hourly
    Thai native speaker who is fluent in English. Professional EN-TH/TH-EN translator. I'm familiar with translation in content, magazines, social media, surveys, articles, reports, etc. including transcription and subtitle works (.srt). Part-time artist and digital product designer. Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering (International Program) from Mahidol University.
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    Article
    Blog Writing
    Arts
    Art & Design
    Administrate
    Kindle Direct Publishing
    Writing
    Research Documentation
    Translation
    Survey
    English
    Thai
  • $20 hourly
    More than 20 years experience in IT/Telco software projects and an experienced Malay translator. - B.Sc. in Computer Science - IT Business Analyst by profession - Native Malay speaker - Fluent in English Focusing on below: English-Malay translation - certificates, petitions, reports, official documents, mobile app localization etc. Mobile apps testing & quality assurance - testing on Malaysian carrier - Celcom, Maxis & Digi. Software technical writer - user requirement, acceptance test, user guide and training manual.
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    Mobile App Testing
    English to Malay Translation
    User Acceptance Testing
    Technical Support
    Writing
    Malay to English Translation
    English
    Translation
  • $10 hourly
    I have a Bachelor Degree in Communication with Major in Media Studies. I am able to communicate well both verbally and written in my native Malay and English. I have an experience working for a local news agency, where I had to produce news articles in both languages. With proficiency in both languages, I am able to translate from one language to the other. I spent my early high school years in Hamburg, Germany and am able to communicate well with the locals. I also have a German Language Diploma in Speaking from Goethe Institute. With my knowledge in German, I have the ability to translate German to English and my native Malay. I am currently self-employed, where my time is flexible. I am determined and able to work as required. I work well under pressure and will give my all in completing a task.
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    English to Malay Translation
    Malay to English Translation
    German to English Translation
    Translation
    General Transcription
    Malay
  • $32 hourly
    Hello everyone I’m a former Marine Biologist and Embedded Systems Engineer (iOT Division).I have considerable amount of experience in embedded microelectronics. Besides,i also have significant amount of experience in graphic designing, video editing and also digital art. If you are searching for a person that can handle your projects effectively, you have come to the right place. - I can handle your projects efficiently -I have handled freelance projects from small college teams all the way for Small and Medium Enterprises in the field of IT, graphic designs, video editing etc -I can design graphics, logos, brochures or anything related to digital graphic designing. UI designing is also one of my skills which can be used to assist in your projects. -Also i do provide translation and writing services to clients as well.quality and speed of delivery is always guaranteed Language fluency -English -Bahasa Malaysia (Kelantanese.Terengganu,Sarawak) -Bidayuh -Tamil - Standard Mandarin (limited proficiency) I prefer my clients to have regular communication from time to time on their projects so that if any changes were need to be made ASAP, i can deliver it to you swiftly (some terms apply) Note to all potential clients and prospects. Due to the rise of scams everywhere and in accordance to Upwork’s terms of service, PLEASE keep all communications inside of Upwork. I WILL NOT respond or engage in works that requires me to contact outside of Upwork. This is to ensure all communications are logged and transparent to all sides which includes Upwork as well. Also please do not contact or hire me if you want work to be done in ultra low budget.Good quality work always comes for a fair price. If you still insist,kindly look elsewhere.If you need samples,please do have a look at my portfolio.If you request free samples,do keep in mind that For graphic design related work,samples will be : - Watermarked and in Read/View only mode. This is to ensure unauthorized use without drafting any official contract upfront is prohibited. For embedded systems/software/IT related work,samples requested will be : -Embedded with 128 bit Feistel block encryption in addition of either Denuvo or Starforce DRM clearances.Sample will only run on a read only environment.Although codes,scripts and algorithms that have been used and implemented with GNU/GPL Open source licenses is free to be copied/cloned. For translation based work,samples requested will be : - given in a pdf/docx format in a locked non-editable manner.fonts will be scrambled if any OCR/screenshot tool is used without clearance.Locklizard DRM will also be present. Thank you for taking your time to read and if you are interested please drop me a message.
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    Tech & IT
    CorelDRAW
    English to Malay Translation
    Presentation Design
    Adobe Inc.
    Software Development
    Swift
    Presentations
    API Development
    PPTX
    Microsoft Office
    Visual Art
    Python Script
    Microsoft Excel
    Software
  • $25 hourly
    I have had many years of experience in translation between English and Chinese be it simplified or traditional. *** Language Pairs *** Simplified Chinese to English Traditional Chinese to English English to Simplified Chinese English to Traditional Chinese *** Types of Translation *** Financial documents Business articles Legal documents User manuals Company profiles Game analytics *** CN to EN Form Translation *** Letter of employment Pay slip Credit report Bank and stock statement Business license Property sales contract Fast turnaround time with a reasonably accurate and fair translation.
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    English to Chinese Translation
    Chinese to English Translation
    Translation
    Documentation
  • $20 hourly
    OUTREACH & LINKS BUILDING SPECIALIST TRUSTWORTHY | EXPERIENCED | FRIENDLY Are you looking for a professional translator who will always deliver on time with amazing work? If yes, you are looking at the right place. No more difficulty with translation! A native Thai translator is here to help you get it all done perfectly. I have 10 years of experience working as a freelance translator in many industries and various types of documents. I can provide you with English to Thai, Thai to English Translation, and many more. As a native Thai friendly guy who graduated with First-class honor and other awards, I can make sure that your tasks would be perfectly translated with proper language. I will translate your documents as if they were my own. If you would like to see some of my past works, please have a look at my portfolio. Let’s work together!
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    Translation
    Thai
    Proofreading
    Thai to English Translation
    Social Media Marketing
    Instagram
    English to Thai Translation
    Marketing Strategy
    Facebook
    Search Engine Optimization
  • $30 hourly
    I started my carreer as an English and Italian teacher while I was still a student. I soon moved to the world of translations, first working in film festivals, therefore translating subtitles and scripts, catalogues and articles about movies, actors, movie-directors and cinema in general. Now my expertise and experience go from LITERATURE (so far I have translated autobiographies, books for children and novels, mainly fantasy series, but also some thriller and romance) to the field of CINEMA (subtitles of movies and videos). Occasionally I also keep translating more TECHNICAL TEXTS in the fields of HEALTH AND MEDICINE, IT, TOURISM, ECONOMICS, LAW... and more.
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    Book
    Novel
    Cinematography
    Theatre Design
    Script
    English to Italian Translation
    Writing
    Italian to English Translation
    Translation
    Italian
    Proofreading
    English
    Subtitles
  • $15 hourly
    Hi and greetings to all, I am a native Malay and I was born in Malaysia. I have been involved in translating articles and proofreading documents for 5 years. I specialize in healthcare topics. Looking forward to working with you. Thank you.
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    Copywriting
    Translation
    English to Malay Translation
    Medical Translation
    Malay to English Translation
    Proofreading
    Medical Records Research
    Audio Transcription
  • $12 hourly
    I'm a native Chinese speaker and have had Chinese, Malay and English education since elementary school. I'm fluent in speaking and writing in Chinese, Malay and English. I own a company as a partnership and playing my role in accounting, customer service and handling emails since 2012. I learned many skills and experienced invoice preparations, bank reconciliation and account entries in the accounting industry. I have more flexible time on Upwork and gained a lot experience in Ms. Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat. I completed many administration jobs, managed Wordpress Ecommerce and other portals in uploading catalogs for sale, web research, data verification, customer support online, form submission, daily report preparation and editing PDF file. I've also ventured into translation services as well as copy-writing. Coming from a multi-cultural background, I am definitely able to offer an edge when it comes to working for and with people of various backgrounds. Having owned a business for more than 4 years and understanding the feelings of an employer, I am keen to provide a high quality service for Client satisfaction. I have the sense of urgency to submit quality work in to meet deadlines. I only bid for the job in which I have confidence, not gambling with the responsibilities entrusted to me. I may not know everything, but I will learn everything as hard as possible. Humans are imperfect but I will try my best to perfect any duties and reduce the error.
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    Data Mining
    Spreadsheet Software
    PDF Conversion
    Malay
    Translation
    Administrative Support
    Proofreading
    Computer Skills
    Google Docs
    Microsoft Office
    Data Entry
    Microsoft Excel
  • $15 hourly
    I have 4 years of experience in translation work from several clients from Myanmar and Malaysia. I have a special interest in Technology and Science and I specialize in Information Technology for my Bachelor of Business Administration course. In addition, I finished the translation of books for a university lecturer from Burmese to English in my current institution. It was challenging yet exciting at the same time. I am currently translating the following language pairs; 1. Burmese to English 2. English to Burmese 3. Burmese to Malay 4. Malay to Burmese I translate : 1. Documents 2. Letters 3. Diagrams 4. Any other specific documents in any of the language pairs above. If you have a project that I could help with, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time!
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    Microsoft Excel
    Microsoft Word
    English to Burmese Translation
    Malay to English Translation
    English to Malay Translation
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Translation & Localization Software
    Copywriting
    Website Translation
    Academic Translation
    Editorial Translation
    Burmese
  • $15 hourly
    Greetings, and thank you for stopping by my Upwork profile. I am a Content Writer and a Professional English-Malay-English Translator. Here's what my happy clients say about me: “It is my great pleasure to write this testimonial for Louria. I've had the pleasure of viewing her professional development, and can state with confidence that she is a motivated and responsible person with a high degree of integrity. Her response to my emails is superfast and she is known for her quick turnaround. I'm very happy to be working with her and will continue to work with her" "It was a pleasure to work with Louria, she is cooperative and easy to communicate with. We have a bid complicated templates and she managed to deal with them and did a great job within the deadlines. I am looking forward to working with her again!" "Louria can understand the working flow and requirements well, friendly communication during the whole work. She complete the work on time, and make modify as i required with patience. It's a pleasure experience working with her, i'd like to consider her for other job opportunity in the future if possible!" Working with people from diverse backgrounds is one of my favorite aspects of my job. Above all, I like assisting my clients in reaching their business objectives. Send me a message, and I'll be pleased to assist you! .
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    WordPress
    Malay to English Translation
    English to Malay Translation
    Fact-Checking
    Scientific Writing
    Website Content
    Copywriting
    Blog Content
    Editing & Proofreading
    Content Writing
    B2B Marketing
    Proofreading
    SEO Writing
    Article Writing
  • $15 hourly
    Hey there! Are you looking for a native Malay translator who can provide various language services? If yes, let's connect and find out if we are a great fit for each other. Clients' feedback: "My son was accepted to Penn State University. Thank you for the essay, Iffah. We owe you a lot." "Iffah's research skills are very impressive. I'm amazed and the essay looks impressive." Services: ▪️Translation ▪️Localization ▪️Subtitling ▪️Article writing ▪️College admission essay writing ▪️University essay writing ▪️Proofreading ▪️Editing If I can be of assistance, feel free to reach out to me!
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    Translation
    Essay Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
    English to Malay Translation
    Writing
    Data Curation
    Copywriting
    Malay
    Data Entry
  • $12 hourly
    -speak English, Malay and Indonesia -experienced translator for English-Malay and English-Indonesian pairs -professional translator subtitler for almost 2 years (+QC & timecoding) -familiar with Subtitle Edit software . -excellent testimonial video talent (camera-friendly and acts naturally) -received good feedbacks from all clients -good video quality and FOC background editing (if requested) . -own a travel agency in Indonesia -provide tour services around Indonesia (main Bali, Lombok and Flores) -experienced Muslim, English and French speaking tour guide
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    Testimonial Video
    Travel Planning
    English to Malay Translation
    Voice-Over
    Typing
    Communications
    Advertisement
    Writing
    Travel Itinerary
    Subtitle Edit
    Proofreading
    Indonesian
    Translation
    Malay
  • $15 hourly
    A Virtual Assistant freelancer and a full-time researcher with 6 years of experience. I am highly organized and reliable. I can communicate fluently in English and Malay. I am committed to provide you the best service and take care of the tasks that you don't have the time for. My services: - Virtual Assistance - Email Handling - Data entry & Analyzing - Proofreading documents - Web research My tools: - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) - Trello - SAS Feel free to contact me for an interview and discussion on the project. Thank you. Kind regards, Andrea
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    English to Malay Translation
    Malay to English Translation
    English
    Malay
    Administrative Support
    Lead Generation
    Online Research
    Accuracy Verification
    Microsoft Word
    Google Docs
    Data Entry
  • $35 hourly
    [INTRODUCTION VIDEO IN PROFILE] -Tri-lingual native Malaysian (English, Malay, German) -Senior HVAC-Planning engineer for an established Swedish real estate developer. Operations in Scandinavian and Europe-wide countries for residential houses and apartments. Involve in all HOAI service Phase 1-5 -M.Sc (Ing.-), B. Sc (Ing.-) Renewable Energy Upwork niche: Localisation/Translations of English-Malay contents for various topics and formats including manuals, guide books, websites, mobile apps and blogs
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    General Transcription
    Article Spinning
    3D Design
    Article Writing
    Malay to English Translation
    Creative Writing
  • $23 hourly
    "Douglas was very communicative and completed a very time-sensitive request very efficiently and delivered very high-quality translations. We are looking forward to working with him again in the future!" - Upwork client "Douglas was quick, thorough, asked important questions, and I was incredibly pleased with his work. Thanks" - Upwork client Hi there, I am Douglas a Top Rated translator/transcriptionist in three different languages - English, Malay, and Spanish. My specialty fields: Legal - Agreements, petitions, contracts Tech & IT - online gaming, software, video games, iOS app & website localization Consumer products - manuals, guides, product descriptions Finance - Cryptocurrency Transcription - verbatim, non-verbatim - EN, Malay, ES If we work together, you will get flawless, adapted and localized 100% human translation that catches your audience's attention. I strive to provide error-free and reliable service with fast turnaround time. What makes me stand out among the rest is my consistent and proven track record. If you work with me, I deliver to you only top quality deliverables that yield the kind of results you wanted with a cost-effective budget. Now, if my profile sounds like a fit with your organization values, let us get in touch. Douglas
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    Creative Writing
    Malay to English Translation
    Spanish to English Translation
    English to Malay Translation
    Writing
    Legal Translation
    Translation
  • $15 hourly
    Hello, I am a Documentation Executive & Data analyst for 8 years. I have approximately eight years of experience with Excel and would rate myself as an advanced user. I can create pivot tables, and charts/graphs, and analyze big data. In my current job, I use Excel to extract data from databases and create spreadsheets. I use Pivot tables & Vlookup mainly to sort and format information in a user-friendly way and easily understandable way. My work area includes • Virtual Assistant • Administrative Support • Data input • Data export • Online data research • Data analysis, report making • Data extraction using the pivot table tool • Report Maintenance Looking forward to bidding hands with you. Thank you!!!
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    Data Entry
    Database Report
    Data Visualization
    Data Analysis
    VLOOKUP
    Data Management
    PDF Conversion
    Tamil
    Microsoft Excel
    Accuracy Verification
    Spreadsheet Software
    General Transcription
    Data Collection
    Dashboard
    Data Extraction
  • $25 hourly
    Graduate as a Marketer previously worked as a Claim Handler and now a Full-Time Traveler. •A highly motivated trilingual Malaysian with experience localization and translation [specializes in English–Bahasa Melayu (Malay) language pair] • A motivated, energetic and highly dynamic Marketing graduate with the extensive creative experience. • Social media manager for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest & Google My Business [ Scheduling post at the optimal times, Build follower, Create engaging posts/content, Hashtag Research]
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    Social Media Marketing
    Social Media Content Creation
    Blog Writing
    Content Writing
    Advertising
    Malay to English Translation
    Social Media Copy
    Administrative Support
    Social Media Account Integration
  • $15 hourly
    I'm Rizauddin, medical graduate of Krida Wacana Christian University. I am passionate in doing translating any type of documents, books and any type file from English to Malay or Malay to English.
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    English to Malay Translation
    Android
    iOS
    Technical Analysis
    Trend Analysis
    Forex Trading
    Translation
    Science & Medicine
    Health & Fitness
    Public Health
  • $30 hourly
    The translation of your document will be accurate, thorough, and with the proper writing style. I do not translate isolated words. I convert the meaning and tone of the original text. I take the context and the target reader into account and write the new version accordingly. My translation is a combination of accuracy and originality.
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    Subtitling
    Translation
    Terms & Conditions
    Caption
    French to English Translation
    Christian Theology
    Technical Editing
    Sales Letter
    English to French Translation
    Technical Translation
    English
    Official Correspondence Translation
    French
    Official Documents Translation
    Proofreading
  • $18 hourly
    Hello! I provide freelance services related to proofreading, translation, transcription and writing in English, Malay or Chinese. I have completed projects related to article writing, proofreading and translation which gave me more professional experience in these three fields. I am able to meet deadlines on time if the client wish to hire me for an immediate job. If you have any questions regarding my proposals, you are very welcome to contact me for more details. I am certain that my service will meet your expectations.
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    Translation
    Content Writing
    English to Malay Translation
    English to Mandarin Chinese Translation
    Article Writing
    General Transcription
    Malay
    English
    Chinese
    Proofreading
  • $20 hourly
    I will help you get Top-Notch Quality Translation from English to Malay (and vice versa) "Yuni is great to work with. she always completes task on time, is very friendly and responsive. Thank you for your great work!" "Yuni exceed expectations in terms of delivery speed and quality of work. Highly recommended, will rehire." With so many translation software out there, everybody thinks they are a translator. They assume that all you need is a good computer and the ability to use a translation software online or offline and voila! All settled. Trust me. They're not as simple as that! Diving into translation world when I first started made me realize that its not just a word in one language replaced by a word in another language. Finding the right word to express the meaning and match the context needs understanding and research skills. And belive me when I say, there's a lot more going behind the scenes. So if you're looking for: 👍🏻 Top-notch quality translation in Malay or English 👍🏻 A translation that can attract people to keep reading 👍🏻 A text document that is localized to make readers feels like you're one of them. Then I'm here to help you. All you need to do is scroll up to the top of this page, click on the "Invite to Job" button, send me a quick message that provides a brief description of what you're looking for... And I'll be in touch to discuss more right after that. P.S: Even if you're not ready right away, please don't hesitate to reach out anyway I'm fortunate enough to have steady stream of work in the past few months, and I want to help as many people as I can - but my continued workload has limited my availability...and if you reach out today, you can reserve your spot when you're ready to get started.
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    Mobile App Localization
    Microsoft Excel
    Microsoft Word
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    English to Malay Translation
    Content Localization
    Malay
    Translation
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How to Hire Top Malay Translators

How to hire Malay translators

Malay is the official language of Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, and Singapore. It is spoken across the Strait of Malacca, which stretches from the Malay Peninsula to the Indonesian island of Sumatra. If you’re looking to localize your business for Malay-speaking communities, a Malay translator can help. 

So how do you hire Malay translators? What follows are some tips for finding top Malay translators on Upwork. 

How to shortlist Malay translation professionals

As you’re browsing available Malay translation consultants, it can be helpful to develop a shortlist of the contractors you may want to interview. You can screen profiles on criteria such as:

  • Industry fit. You want a translator who not only can translate Malay but also understands how to translate industry-specific lingo between languages.
  • Communication. A translator needs strong written and verbal communication skills to ensure your message remains intact post-translation. 
  • Feedback. Check reviews from past clients for glowing testimonials or red flags that can tell you what it’s like to work with a particular Malay translator.

How to write an effective Malay translation job post

With a clear picture of your ideal Malay translator in mind, it’s time to write that job post. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project. 

An effective Malay translation job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From real-time Malay-to-English translation to audio transcription, list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer specific experience performing certain translation and localization services, such as translating technical documents and user manuals, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Ready to bridge the communication gap between your business and Malay-speaking communities? Log in and post your Malay translation job on Upwork today.

MALAY TRANSLATORS FAQ

What is Malay?

Malay is an Austronesian language with numerous dialects spoken throughout Southeast Asia. Standard Malay goes by many names depending on the region, but it is commonly referred to as Bahasa Melayu in Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. A major Malay dialect is Bahasa Indonesia (or simply Indonesian), which is mutually intelligible with Bahasa Melayu. 

Here’s a quick overview of the skills you should look for in Malay translation consultants:

  • Malay-to-English and/or English-to-Malay translation
  • CAT (computer-assisted translation) tools such as Workbench or MultiTrans
  • Audio transcription (e.g., subtitles) 
  • Writing and grammar (English and Malay)
  • Specialist, technical, commercial, or industrial knowledge
  • Strong understanding of how style, tone, and other cultural elements should be transferred between English and Malay

Why do you want to hire Malay translators?

The trick to finding top Malay translators is to identify your needs. Is your goal to translate your website from English to Malay? Or do you need help generating English subtitles for a Malay video? The cost of your project will depend largely on your scope of work and the specific skills needed to bring your project to life. 

How much does it cost to hire a Malay translator?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced Malay translator may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their Malay translation services more competitively. 

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project.

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