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From websites to personal letters, a professional translator can help you reach out to potential customers in their own language or learn what someone else is trying to communicate to you. Some of the most common translation languages are Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, but you can find a professional translator for any language into English, or vice versa.

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  1. Katharina M.

    Katharina M.

    Professional translations by certified German translator

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    As a certified German translator I am constantly looking for new business relationships and translations projects, as well as projects that include English/German correspondence, localization, proof reading, and copy writing. I obtained a Master's degree in translation studies as well as a Bachelor's degree in International Business, Economy and Marketing. Additionally, I am a certified translator for English by the state of Germany. Over the last 7 years I was able to gain experience in translating, proofreading and writing English and German text. My work includes translation and proofreading tasks of the following areas: LEGAL: legal documents, contracts, waivers, imprints and non-disclosure agreements IT: website content and software applications, as well as technical user manuals, product write-ups buyer's guides and mobile Apps MARKETING: business communication, presentations and marketing/ PR materials EDUCATIONAL: language learning materials for German including in depth explanation of grammar rules, creation of flashcards and course materials TECHNICAL: technical text, product manuals and description Copy Writing experience: E-Books, product information with SEO focus, Travel guides, Articles and Blogs I'm aware of the differences between creative translation and exact translation and will adapt my style to your respective needs. Furthermore, I work with SDL Trados to ensure the highest possible quality of my translations, including the layout and formatting of the source documents. My work is very detail-oriented, yet fast-paces because Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $33.33 /hr
    1,575 hours
    4.96
  2. Fernando Garza

    Fernando Garza

    Creative design and graphic strategies

    Mexico - Last active: 11 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 10

    http://be.net/fergarza Print design, web concepts and wireframing, corporate identity, color theory, photography and stationery products + accessories design for retail, plus digital ad design and its development. Ample experience in building web layouts, with full development of all graphic and visual details. First-rate quality, a fresh perspective and a ROI mentality give me the push to bring the desired result for complete client satisfaction.

    $45.00 /hr
    2,743 hours
    4.99
  3. Adela T.

    Adela T.

    Creatologist | Content Strategist | Project Manager |

    Romania - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 9

    Experience makes the difference between the average and the excellent. In creating online experiences that matter, you need a dedicated professional who works hard and has native skills - qualities I own and use with great respect towards the team I work with and your audience. How can your presence be different, unique and appealing in an online environment many times ruled by cliches and patterns? By adapting rules and innovating according to your distinct needs. By believing in all the differences people share and striving to customize your online presence accordingly. From the name of your company to deploying a project, your business has to speak to various people's needs and relate to their feelings. By helping you communicate who you are through a reliable online experience from start to finish, I support your causes and give others reasons to believe in you. If you feel we're on the same length, than we have a professional future together and I'm looking forward to sharing my skills and commitment with you and your business.

    $33.33 /hr
    2,564 hours
    4.99
  4. Alexandre L.

    Alexandre L.

    Expert translator and proofreader

    Tunisia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11

    After several years of experience of work in an international background, I have opened my own business. Here is what I can easily do for you: - translate from EN/DE/RU to FR - translate from FR∕DE/RU to EN - manage social networks - manage a website' backend - write texts (for SEO or other) - proofread texts in French - Teach any of my language pairs Please don't hesitate to ask me if you want to know more about me. I am always happy to learn something new, so feel free to contact me if you want make an offer.

    $33.33 /hr
    1,036 hours
    4.91
  5. Ismet Dumlupinar

    Ismet Dumlupinar

    MCITP (System Administration), MCT, MCSA, MCSD: Web Applications

    Turkey - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 13

    Experienced System Specialist, MCSA/MCITP/MCSD. In-depth knowledge of business operations and Information Tecnology Systems, project management, enterprise system integrations and information security with over eight years with hands on experience as an Enterprise Administrator and Network Manager in Windows Server 2003 & Windows Server 2008 environments. Experience in hardware and software virtualization using VMware and Hyper-V and App-V. Practiced understanding Active Directory, Group Policies, NPS, NAP, Exchange, SQL Server, Dynamics CRM, ERP, PKI and DFS. Experience as a corporate Microsoft/Certification trainer at one of gold certified partners of Microsoft. Proficent in Server 2012 and 2008 (inc.Server Core edition), Hyper-V, switches and many other technologies. I have been highly involved in server virtualization for seven years and am proficient in both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. I am also providing consulting services for web applications. I am a member of DotNetNuke Corp Internationalization Team and I'm working to expand product features to fully support Turkish localization. I am always looking for new opportunities to develop my skills. Check my Microsoft Profile below: https://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/idumlupinar/profile

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $75.00 /hr
    2,235 hours
    4.86
  6. Mark Hofmann

    Mark Hofmann

    Translator, Graphic Designer, Video Editor, Videographer, Photographer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 14

    I'm a digital artist specializing in videography, video editing, motion graphics, and graphic design. Additionally, I'm available for German/English translations (native German speaker - born and raised in Germany). Please have a look at my work posted here on oDesk, or visit my website to view the complete portfolio: http://www.mark-a-hofmann.com

    $28.00 /hr
    1,634 hours
    5.00
  7. Marc B.

    Marc B.

    Sr. IT/Software Development (Project) Management

    Italy - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10

    - Sr. QA Engineer - Sr. Project / Program Manager / Scrum Master - Sr. Business Consultant After years of experience in Management in both the Software Development and IT industry, I want to expand my horizon at my level of expertise. I'm more geared towards management of technical staff and/or projects. In this setting I have experience in a lot of different specialties (QA, Customer Support, Web Development, Development, IT, Production, Client Management, and others). I'm comfortable in a lot of environments, but I like to be able to use my own management style that is more aimed in managing through positive experiences, openness and coaching and training. I'm definitely not a supporter/believer of managing with an iron fist. My main aim is always to create a positive and productive environment in which people can feel happy and flourish, as opposed to being stressed and strained. I learn quickly and I'm flexible and precise in my work. I have experience with multiple cultures and am a good communicator. For details on my experience, see my LinkedIn profile at: http://it.linkedin.com/pub/marc-baas/19/825/96b/

    $50.00 /hr
    5,327 hours
    5.00
  8. Chao C.

    Chao C. Agency Contractor

    China Business Consultant / Chinese Marketing Expert

    China - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 18

    ★WHAT DO I DO? I help businesses, from startups to big names develop optimal solutions for entry and growth in the China market. ※Understanding the China/Chinese market is a challenging task.※ No matter you are considering entering the China market with little or no knowledge about China or you had an established presence in China already, You might need help. The following titles are given by my clients: *China Business Consultant *China Marketing Expert, *Professional Chinese Translator/Copywriter, *China Representative, *Chinese Market Researcher, *eCommerce Website Project Manager, *Global Digital Marketer... ★WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE ME? * 16 years China marketing experience * 12 years Digital Marketing experience, Chinese SEO + SMM, China PPC * China Business Consulting on various sectors and industries. * Internet Entrepreneur with successful experience and learned lessons from failures. * Working under diversified environment and can handle different Chinese cultures. * Had been worked in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hongkong. ★WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU? * Easy to Communicate, Quick Response * I had served 1000+ global clients on translation and consulting business * You will get market insights quickly through affordable, but effective methods * You can establish your local presence with ease * You can get truly local Chinese website, suitable to the China market * Your digital marketing will be in the right hands in a long-run, either PPC, SEO or SMM. ★WHAT SERVICES? * China Market Research * Sourcing from China & Exporting to China * Industry Analysis * Feasibility Studies * Market Entry Strategy * Website Localization * Website Development * eCommerce Web Design * Translation & Copywriting * China internet marketing

    Groups: oTranslators

    Associated with: SinoStep China Consulting

    $49.99 /hr
    2,497 hours
    4.97
  9. Pablo Estrada

    Pablo Estrada Agency Contractor

    Experienced Spanish Translator and Project Manager

    Guatemala - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 13

    Spanish Translator, Project Manager and Localization Consultant Pablo Estrada – The Translations Guy! An experienced Spanish Translator and resourceful Project Manager with multiple skills, impeccable reputation and great experience. Over 4 years being a successful oDesk contractor with 9,900 hours billed, 200+ fixed-price contracts completed and a 4.99 feedback average guarantees a successful and smart investment for your business. Services offered: - Professional English to Spanish translations. Specialized in Web UI and highly-technical content for different industries (health, business and marketing). - Online/Remote Project and Business Management. Over 4,500 hours of Project/Program Management. - Multilingual translations (over 20 languages available) provided by my agency, TranslationsGuy.com. - Cutting-edge marketing and business positioning advisory for Latin America. 5+ Businesses/Products successfully positioned. - Online business setup, business internationalization and online business presence. - Online outsourcing management and advisory (new to oDesk? Let me help you to get the right team for your business!) - Bilingual website management, Search Engine Optimization and copywriting. - Many other services and willing to take new challenges. Sometimes a couple of dollars per hour, or even $10 or $20 on a fixed price project can make the difference between the success or failure of your project. No matter what you are looking for, you can count on my experience to reach your goals. By using qualified and experienced contractors you can ensure a proper project realization. I am not the most “expensive” option, in fact, I am very flexible with my rates and always willing to help. By offering high-quality services at affordable rates, my goal is to achieve success, exceed my clients’ expectations and be part of YOUR SUCCESS. I’ve had the opportunity to provide my services to world-renowned companies such as Microsoft, Hyundai, PokerStars, Smirnoff and many others – But I also enjoy working with entrepreneurs, SMBs and family businesses. During the last 4 years I’ve had the joy to share many success stories with my clients. What makes the difference? Experience, Excellence and Results Oriented – like you, I am also a business owner and know that all investments are made thinking in results – I will make things happen and deliver the best results possible. Academic Background: - BA in Economics - BA in Marketing - MBA / MPM (in process) - 3 SEO Expert Certifications - 2 SMM Consultant Certifications - 2 Online Marketing Consultant Certifications TOS: Hourly rates varies depending on the services provided and project requirements. All non-hourly/non-escrowed projects require a 25% upfront. The Contractor does not hold any legal responsibility over the content, product or service offered by the Client. By approving the Final Products and/or releasing the payment for the services, the Client discharges the Contractor from all legal liabilities related and arising from the Service provided. The Contractor, following good business practices, will provide the services required by the Client following the guidelines provided and assumes the responsibility of providing the best service possible, depending on the project’s circumstances. Notwithstanding the aforementioned, the Contractor does not guarantee the attainment of any consequential results from the services provided, such as, but not limited to: increase in the Client’s revenue, reaching specific results where third-parties have, etc. By hiring my/our services through oDesk you accept the Terms of Services mentioned above. All services and payments for projects posted and/or negotiated on oDesk must be managed through oDesk - No other payment or working method is accepted in compliance with the oDesk TOU. Links to other sites (if provided) are just as reference to my/our portfolios and background information.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals, oTranslators

    Associated with: TranslationsGuy.com Agency

    $35.00 /hr
    13,689 hours
    4.99
  10. Zarko Zivkovic

    Zarko Zivkovic Agency Contractor

    SEO strategist/consultant

    Serbia - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 9

    Over 7 years of content marketing and doing SEO projects have thought me one thing, I always need to learn and develop. The only way I can achieve that is by constantly providing my services for others in various niches and various topics. Constant employment for me means the best possible result for you. My goal is to always stay on top of the SEO and content marketing game and provide my clients with the best possible services. My specialties include: - Link Analysis - Toxic Link Cleanup - Reputation management - Strategy Creation

    Groups: BoonEx, oTranslators

    Associated with: Practical SEO Agency

    $30.00 /hr
    1,708 hours
    4.97