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  1. Yuen hung H.

    Yuen hung H.

    Chi, Eng translator/interpreter, Importer

    Hong Kong - Last active: 02/12/2014 - Tests: 2

    What can I do for you? - Translate your documents in both directions for Chinese and English - Help foreign companies visiting China for business trips - Provide sourcing/communicating/production inspection for your importing needs Who are working with me? I have been providing the similar training to senior staff of many multi-national corporates, e.g. Goldman Sachs, Ferrero, Google, Mitsubishi, etc. Why me? - The people who have had contact with me enjoyed my participation in their training and glad that they found the right person. - Clients found my services professional and need-oriented - I am a very cheerful and positive person with the right knowledge and background. Your experience of China will be so much better with me!

    $38.89 /hr
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  2. Xiaojun H.

    Xiaojun H.

    Translator, Transcriptionist, Website localizer

    United States - Last active: 10/30/2014 - Tests: 5

    --Native Chinese speaker with education and professional training in English language teaching in both China and U.S.( Master degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the State University of New York at Buffalo) --Established independent contractor with more than 15 years of experience in translation, transcription, and website localization --Specializing in education, language learning/teaching, fashion, website localization

    $25.00 /hr
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  3. Judith C.

    Judith C.

    Professional Spanish translator with more than 9 years experience

    Spain - Last active: 11/14/2014 - Tests: 1

    I translate from English, German and French into Spanish, my mother tongue. I graduated in 2005 (summa cum laude). I have worked as a full-time freelancer and as a part-time lecturer since 2010. I lecture Spanish, Translation and Technologies for translators at the University of Valladolid in Soria. My fields of expertise are education, linguistics, marketing, tourism, arts. I am also interested in health and economy. I have published several articles about translation in journals and other academic publications (see I am presenting my doctoral thesis defese in November, 2014. I am proactive, detail oriented and very hard working.

    $30.00 /hr
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  4. Konstantinos Palyvos

    Konstantinos Palyvos

    Greek Translator

    Greece - Last active: 03/31/2014 - Tests: 6

    I have been working as a professional translator for the past 15 years, covering a wide range of fields. I have a post-graduate degree (DESS) in translation from the University of Strasbourg (Greek/English/French), as well as the Diploma in Translation from the Institute of Linguists in London. My main strengths and skills are the following: ▪ good communication skills gained through my experience as a teacher; ▪ prioritising work assignments; ▪ efficient time management, allowing the handling of heavy work load under tight deadlines; ▪ good ability to adapt to multicultural environments, gained through my work experience abroad; ▪ team spirit

    $30.00 /hr
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  5. Misuzu H.

    Misuzu H.

    Japanese Translator

    Romania - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    4 years of translator experience, 3 years of researcher experience and 5 years of customer service duties experience with Japanese and international firms. Customer and deadline-oriented, and hard worker. Able to prioritize jobs and complete them accordingly. Highly experienced as translator Japanese - English ( especially academic paper, advertisement and company website).

    $34.00 /hr
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  6. Felicia-May Stevenson

    Felicia-May Stevenson

    Writer, illustrator, graphic designer, social media manager

    Canada - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm a self starter and run my own three companies. La fée du temps / The Time Fairy is a personal shopping and assistance service that aims to simplify it's clients lives. I work closely with individuals and small businesses to help them with various tasks, but am currently focusing my attention on businesses, I really want to help them increase their sales by assisting them with tasks such as managing online stores (storenvy or etsy administration, seo, tag words,etc) logos and branding as well as helping them to establish a presence on various social media platforms. I can also create promotional material such as posters, brochures and business cards. I work as La fée Licia, doing face painting for kid's birthday parties and corporate events. Special parties are available such as the full glam package which includes hair, makeup and manicures. I also make stunning one of a kind handmade jewelry, boxes and accessories out of polymer clay which I sell in art fairs, tradeshows and on Etsy. I have also just recently started designing products that I sell in several stores across the net. I am familiar with drop shipping.

    $25.00 /hr
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  7. Laura Dunbabin

    Laura Dunbabin

    French to English Translator

    United Kingdom - Last active: 05/25/2014 - Tests: 3

    I am a native English speaker, originally from North Wales (UK). I am currently working as an in-house translator for a French online retailer. Before this, I completed an internship at a translation agency in London. I have completed freelance and voluntary translation, proofreading, and writing projects on the subjects of ecology, tourism, sport, music, children's rights, film, and medicine. I studied at the University of Leeds, where I achieved a 2:1 in my BA French and a merit in my MA Translation Studies. My main translation project consisted of two 5,000-word translations, for which I received a distinction. These were in the field of linguistics and sociology/psychology respectively. I am an experienced user of many CAT tools, and have an advanced Trados certification. My interests include linguistics, music, books, film, photography and travel.

    $44.44 /hr
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  8. Volker Ruerup

    Volker Ruerup

    Freelancer for translation, webdesign and content

    Germany - Last active: 05/29/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm a PhD in Business Administration who loves to translate, write and design. I'm very good in German (mother tongue) and English and I have quite some experience with Wordpress projects. I've also worked for a number of startups where I was mainly responsible for Business Planning and Strategy. Winner of several Business Plan Competitions and Teacher of Entrepreneurship at the University of Munich. My current project is which can give you an idea of what I'm able to do. The site is in German, but fully translated to English. Besides this project, I have some time for your work. From small projects to bigger ones.

    $33.33 /hr
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  9. Kerong Zhao

    Kerong Zhao

    Simplified Chinese Localization Translator based in North America

    Canada - Last active: 06/30/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Over 15 years of translation/software localization experience in various positions starting from a Simplified Chinese translator to a language lead, translation manager, language QA manager, vendor manager, language solutions manager, language manager, project manager both on the vendor side and on the client side, from monolingual to multilingual projects, in the localization industry.

    $33.33 /hr
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  10. Mona Kleinschmidt

    Mona Kleinschmidt

    Editing,Translating, Proofreading, Internet

    Namibia - Last active: 10/26/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I have 6 years’ experience as a legal secretary and I am familiar with legal jargon. I was also responsible for OCR conversion, proofreading and formatting of Law Reports. I also have 7 years’ experience as a proofreader, translator and editor of the yearly publication "Where to Stay in Namibia" (624 pages) I managed the entire workteam and dealt with over 500 clients. I was also responsible for the development and maintenance of the accompanying website. Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, Internet Administration Software, Quickbooks, Social Media Applications

    $30.00 /hr
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