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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. Flemming Thorsen

    Flemming Thorsen

    English-Danish translator, linguist, localizer, reviewer & copywriter

    Denmark - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    As a translator I will make your content sound as if it was originally written in Danish. As a copywriter my objective is to understand your target audience, and tailor my copy into the most effective style for engaging the reader and promoting your cause. I have experience with all sorts of subjects from technical apps to children's tales, and I have completed localization assignments for both major international companies and small startup businesses.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals

    $44.44 /hr
    230 hours
    4.87
  2. Elisha porsha P.

    Elisha porsha P.

    Expert Transcriptionist

    Saint Lucia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 13

    I am an Expert Transcriptionist and I can handle any Transcription Project. Over the past few years, I have mastered the art of Transcription and I work with clients all over the world. The quality of the work I provide is excellent and my clients keep coming back for more. In addition, I am fast, reliable, accurate and responsive. If you're looking for quality work for your money's worth, then hire me. You won't regret it.

    $66.67 /hr
    440 hours
    4.93
  3. Pakinam B

    Pakinam B

    Digital Artist and Retoucher

    Egypt - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 23

    I am an experienced Digital Artist of seven year experience in photo editing and retouching for both commercial and artistic purposes. I offer high end photo composting service and worked on several Book and Album cover artworks. I worked as a freelancer for five years and now focusing on expanding my services through more freelancing websites. I am here to offer the artistic side of photo editing and not just the technical work, turning every photo into a piece of art that pops. Service Description: Photo-editing -Photo manipulation -Jewelry retouching -Beauty retouching -Product retouching -Background removal by masking -Background removal by clipping path -Adding logo/Watermark Graphic design -Book cover design -DVD cover design -Logo design -Banner design -Flyer design

    $30.00 /hr
    184 hours
    4.96
  4. Mark Hofmann

    Mark Hofmann

    Translator, Graphic Designer, Video Editor, Videographer, Photographer

    United States - Last active: 8 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 11

    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
    1,568 hours
    5.00
  5. Christian P.

    Christian P. Agency Contractor

    Social Media and SEO Expert - since 1998

    Austria - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 1

    My two core competencies are social media optimization and translation (English/German). As a native German-speaker and thanks to my seven-year stay in South Africa I have insight into how languages are actually used compared towhat you learn in school. I have worked as a freelance translator and am doingtranslations now through odesk.com. Over the past 15 years I have worked in different fields of administration, sales, social media and search engine optimization. I worked 10 years in Austria both in sales and SEO before I moved to South Africa to be in sales for an online shop of a large electronic consumer company. I currently live in Austria working as a self-employed social media consultant and translator.

    Associated with: Carantania

    $34.90 /hr
    3,912 hours
    4.96
  6. Heidi A.

    Heidi A.

    A native Finnish translator

    Finland - Last active: 06/11/2014 - Tests: 1

    ABOUT ME HHA Translation Service is owned by Heidi Alatalo, professional chef and a native Finnish translator. I have helped small and not so small companies from all around the world with their visions of communication for Finnish audience. At this moment I’m already doing translations for OneSky, Global Listings, Finixtech OÜ, One Hour Translation, VIP Group Bulgaria and other translation companies. My job is my passion because it is crucial to understand and to be understood! All my translations are carried out after careful research. EDUCATION All my education from elementary school to vocational school has been influenced strongly by coming into contact with English and studying it. Because I’m a professional chef my expertise is food industry. 08/03-03/07 From LAO (Lapin Ammattiopisto), The School Of Tourism And Hospitality Management, graduated as a CHEF. 1994 – 2007 I have been studying English from elementary school to vocational school. LANGUAGE Mother tongue; Finnish. Fluent English; speaking, writing and understanding. Language pairs; English-Finnish vice versa SERVICE HHA Translation Service provides quality language solutions, such as translations, localisations and quality checks for individuals, companies and other societies. I have provided translation services in a wide range of areas but I'm specialized in gastronomy, online gambling, tourisms, marketing and apps. Office support, Research and data entry JOBS Example of previous projects Product descriptions and user manuals (home appliance, electrical, hair and beauty products, furniture etc), App descriptions, Advertising materials (flyers, home appliance, electrical, hair and beauty products, furniture, food companies, online dating etc), Questionnaires & results, Websites (online dating, travel, hospitality, tourism, beauty, banking, casino, sports betting, subscription service for films and tv programmmes etc.). ​ ​ Example of previous office support projects Data entry, research for Finnish companies, online data reviewer for maps etc. Example of previous clients MorrisCooke, Drey, Zinio, Touch Press, WeFi, Sygic, Triplandia LLC, Afar Media, Optimal Workshop, Jongla Oy, FilmOn, Viasat, Vuelos Baratos Limited, The App Ward, Line, Loop, Gear Games, Cloud TV Inc., Freshdesk, Jottacloud, moarbile, City Club Casino, Crown Europe Casino, Casino Las Vegas , Casino Action, Casino.com, Mansion Casino, Noble Casino, Roulette Bot Plus, Winnings.com, Be2, FlirtFair, MyDatingSite, skinChemists, Dermalogica, SEACRET, Kidoz, Fooz Kids, The EZ Street Company, Gameloft, Karatbars International GmbH, MeDoll, NetFlix, NewYork60.com, Popz Holding LLC, New Store Europe, Payoneer, SodaStream, DisplayNote, Monkey Experience Ltd., Pose.com, 6 Wunderkinder GmbH, Flatiron Apps, Opinion Health, Esobi Inc., Travelscan AG, Health In Your Hands Pte Ltd. I like to do manual translations so I can be sure that quality is good and my translations are carried out after careful research. PRICING AND AVAILABILITY Each translation job is unique so pricing depends on various factors including the length, urgency, difficulty of the original text and format. I’m available to work weekdays and also weekends. Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time if you’re having some questions about my services or if you’re having a project to be done! If you want to have a free quate, please send me an email and indicate information about word count, deadline and area. And also because I want to be sure that I can provide you quality translation, I would appreciate if you would send me the files so I can review those before accepting the job. Look forward to hearing from you and feel free to ask samples of my previous work! Best Regards, Heidi

    $33.33 /hr
    22 hours
    4.98
  7. Jennifer Hofmann

    Jennifer Hofmann

    Native German-English-German Translator

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

    My name is Jennifer Hofmann, I am a highly skilled translator for German-English and English-German. I also have experience translating French-English. As a native German with professional experience in the areas of administration, finance and tourism, as well as daily use of both languages and regular visits to Germany, I have both the knowledge of the language and insight in the culture. I continuously further my education not only in the linguistic area but also in areas such as software development and financial topics to be able to provide a broad spectrum of high quality translations. I have always been interested in foreign languages and have made those my priority in my studies. When I had the opportunity to move to the United States in 2004, I didn't hesitate, and have not regretted it since. I was able to work in different areas of the tourism industry and also in administration and accounting since moving to the USA before starting my own translation business. I very much enjoy my work, as languages always have been and still are my passion. I thrive to excel with everything I do and would be happy to assist you with all your translation needs. I am very experienced working with MS Office, as well as some website editors and translation software. For references, please contact me.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $33.33 /hr
    635 hours
    4.75
  8. Sinuon San

    Sinuon San Agency Contractor

    Professional Cambodian/Khmer Translator

    Cambodia - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

    Born and residing in Cambodia, my native language is Khmer. I have extensive experiences working as a professional Khmer (Cambodian) translator since 2005. With my 9 years of experience, I am capable of producing high quality translation from English into Khmer ​(Cambodian) and vice versa. Beside working as a full time freelance translator, I am also leading a team of professional translators. In my management role, I have a day-to-day administrative tasks to complete, however I also spend a considerable amount of my time doing translation since I am SIMPLY passionate about translating !! I offer the following services: - Language consulting and localization services - Translation of manuals, handbooks, marketing products, brochure, flyers, instructions, business proposals, contractual agreements, certificates (driver license, birth, marriages, deaths), media releases, and more... -Audio transcription - conversion from sound to text -Translation for video subtitles, website contents and for software localization In addition, I also provide almost all of South East Asian languages include Burmese, Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese. Specializations: Patent / Legal Automotive Manuals Medical & Healthcare IT (Computer software/hardware, mobile phone UI & applications ...) Electronics Oil & Gas and energy

    Associated with: Lingua Cambodia

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Caroline Fakhr-Laure

    Caroline Fakhr-Laure

    French German Spanish English writer, proofreader...

    Greece - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 15

    Use my language skills (French, German: native, English Spanish : fluent) for project management/administration, research, localization, writing, customer service, simple translations, in short: anything that might help your business.

    $27.78 /hr
    7,256 hours
    5.00
  10. Theodora Evagelinaki

    Theodora Evagelinaki

    Experienced freelance translator (English-Greek)

    Greece - Last active: 12/28/2014 - Tests: 6

    I have been working as a translator and proofreader for various companies and individuals for the past six years. I mostly translate from English to Greek, Greek to English and French to Greek. I am extremely thorough in my work, and I never miss a deadline. I'm always willing to confront new challenges in the field of translation.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals, oTranslators

    $25.00 /hr
    9 hours
    5.00