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  1. Flemming Thorsen

    Flemming Thorsen

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

    Denmark - Last active: 11 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. Frederic Premat

    Frederic Premat

    Reliability and quality

    France - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    French native certified translator. Precise, reliable and experienced in translations from English (Us and British) to French in technical, business, marketing, IT, legal, travel, food and fashion areas, Apps and websites localizations. I am recognized by and declared to the French Administration as a translator, producing invoices of my work for your business bookkeeping needs (my tax numbers are Siren n° 799 636 980 and Siret n° 799 636 980 00010). I can assist you by translating and writing French-language texts that are more relevant to a French audience, with the proper Gallic « tournure », twist. The art of translation is as old as written literature. Translation must take into account constraints that include context, the rules of grammar of the two languages, their writing conventions, and their idioms. A common misconception is that there exists a simple word-for-word correspondence between any two languages, and that translation is a straightforward mechanical process; such a word-for-word translation, however, cannot take into account context, grammar, conventions, and idioms. To be a good translator, it is necessary to understand the internal system of a language and the context of the entire text being translated. Thus, the translator will be able to produce the same effect in both languages. Very aware of the new leading technologies, my extensive exposure to the English language from an early age and my years of experience as a translator are my strongest points. You’ll get a turnkey file, fully edited and produced and ready for immediate use. Prompt Service: Turnarounds of under 24 hours! Prompt communication, available in a variety of means. Software: Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Poedit.Wordfast/AEGISUB. I live in France, about two and a half hours from Paris and one hour from both Nantes and Rennes. I have a fast broadband internet connection, a state-of-the art computer system as well as numerous desk reference materials. I sincerely hope my application will attract your attention and I'll be happy to give you further details if necessary.. Please inquire about project pricing and long-term assistance so we can develop a plan that works for you.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,086 hours
    4.94
  3. Ann K.

    Ann K.

    Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

    Sweden - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

    My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usually apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, and then that rate apply. On the other hand could other duties require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi-skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of your kind of recaps what service is. Additionally to the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. Besides having extensive work experience, the studying of sociology, psychology and computer science at an academic level constitutes useful knowledge. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me, and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at an early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing, I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Regarding human language, I write with a fine imagination, do my research and have a splendid vocabulary. Regarding computers, I like to make life easier for end users, and I also focus on usability. Regarding both languages, I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if you're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

    $30.00 /hr
    81 hours
    4.98
  4. Elisha porsha P.

    Elisha porsha P.

    Expert Transcriptionist

    Saint Lucia - Last active: 15 hours 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
  5. Argyro L.

    Argyro L.

    Translator, Voice-over and radio professional.

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

    I am a highly skilled voice-over artist, translator I have lived and worked both in Greece and the United States. Greek is my mother tongue and my English is at a native language level. I hold two degrees in Drama and my experience in the theatre, Radio and Education give me both a great sense of poetic, heightened language and for engaging, immediate language where required. My fields of expertise is literature, drama, film, marketing, health, sports & fitness, nutrition, psychology, philosophy, copywriting. Very experienced in more esoteric subjects as well, varying from Religion to Astrology. I am also technology savvy and one of the few people that loves user manuals. I have also great administrative & customer service experience.

    $38.89 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Lesley G.

    Lesley G. Agency Contractor

    Freelance Writer / Dutch - English Translator

    United Kingdom - Last active: 15 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 31

    I'm a native English freelance writer and translator with a strong business background, superlative language skills and a profound knowledge of Dutch. An accomplished copywriter with a proven track record in crafting compelling SEO web content, blogs, articles and product descriptions, I additionally specialise in delivering seamless Dutch to English translations. With over 20 years professional experience in the IT / Financial Services sector, I'm self-starting, fast, accurate, flexible and reliable, and invariably keen to discuss future collaborations with interesting and challenging clients. Recent feedback includes: - Lesley provided beautiful work in a short amount of time. Would definitely work with her again. - Excellent work. Lesley has an excellent grasp of English language and grammar. - I have received more than expected, a real pleasure working with and I highly recommend her services. - Great writer and would definitely recommend

    Associated with: MPLG Consultancy Agency

    $44.44 /hr
    3,145 hours
    5.00
  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. 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
  9. Udhaya Naranam

    Udhaya Naranam

    Concept, business plan, marketing, project management, operation suppo

    Malaysia - Last active: 08/01/2012 - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 16

    I have been involved in the banking and financial services specifically for the consumer market related product and services. Since then, more than a decade or so, with a move to the consulting services, I have developed a wider variety of skills support small and large organisation in their start-ups, new product or services and business diversifications. Today, I seek the challenge of bringing all the experiences and achievement to the next frontier, at least for me, the internet. It's the different marketplace and organisations or individual across the globe that offer their unique needs and wants that I seek.

    $111.11 /hr
    20 hours
    4.88
  10. Siw shauni H.

    Siw shauni H.

    Translation, editing/proofreading, research, writing

    United States - Last active: 02/01/2014 - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a Norwegian national with a degree in Linguistics and Translation (English <> Norwegian). As a translator and proofreader/editor I am experienced and knowledgeable, with an eye for details. I take pride in being efficient, hard working and professional. I am also a fast learner. I enjoy working with languages and possess good communication skills, which aids me in the accurate and proper translation of projects. My main language pair is Norwegian <> English, however I also translate FROM German, Swedish and Danish. I work in WordFast Pro, Trados Studio 2011, Across, MemoQ, XTM, and A.nnotate. I have completed projects for companies such as Duracell, Bernina, LG, Microsoft, 3MK, Neoprobe, DSC gmbh, Covidien, Mineral Plast, Rolls-Royce, GE, Zagg, and more. My main fields of expertise are Medical and Technical texts, with extensive experience in IT/Electronics and Business, and of course, general texts. Whether working in a team or by myself, I strive to make the best possible use of my strong points. I am proficient in the use of computers, having used them extensively on a hobby basis, as well as for previous work. My experience includes some maintaining and updating of a database. I am familiar with MS Office tools, and I type approximately 50 wpm. My work experiences are varied and in several of my previous jobs I have had managerial responsibilities. As such I am used to being a self-starter and getting things done.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $38.89 /hr
    325 hours
    4.99