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  1. 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
    1,089 hours
    4.94
  2. Matthieu R.

    Matthieu R.

    Native French Translator Video Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 6

    Main objective : Find long term collaborative work contracts. Want to know more : After a French scientific Baccalaureate, I graduated from an international audiovisual and fine-art school - obtaining their two diplomas. Then, spent over 5 years working as a film, sound and video editor for 2 major post-production hubs in France, where I digitized, restored and handled many featured film productions from major movie catalogues (Universal, Canal +, Hammer productions, Cine cite, etc.) along world known TV series (Friends). I moved to the USA in 2001 where I started helping on numerous independent movie productions, theater play designs, directed several audiovisual and musical productions, managed low and medium budgets, edited multi-camera productions, edited TV spots, radio spots, created e-learning voice modules, screen captures, produced informative material and released published, licensed and copyrighted works. Softwares I use : the Adobe CS5, Final Cut Pro X & Motion 5, and Office from Microsoft just to name a few. On another hand, being a French native, I can create subtitles or translate dialogs for movies and manage European localization projects, from web-site to e-learning booklets to cooking recipes, technical documents and more... Currently the French localization provider for several interactive software companies, one translation agency and a major audiovisual products distributor. Thank you for considering my application. Looking forward to our collaboration.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $75.00 /hr
    531 hours
    4.96
  3. Tarik Ait Iftene

    Tarik Ait Iftene

    Pro Arabic Voice Over Talent / Reporter / Translator English to Arabic

    Algeria - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    - I am a multi-skilled reporter with 10 years experience, I work for the most popular Arabic News TV "Al Jazeera" as a producer / journalist and Arabic voice over talent + (I have got a home based studio with pro equipment), I record all kinds of audio: e-learning, documentaries, news reports, commercials, presentations, IVR, radio and tv broadcasting, sports commenting ... etc - I wrote articles for Aljazeera's website the top Arabic news channel, I have also worked for many major newspapers. - I am the main Arabic translator for the largest sports live score provider in the world, Global Sport Media, and I represent them in the MENA region. - Photography is my main hobby and I can do a professional work (check my portfolio) - In addition to English to Arabic translation skills I can also translate from/to Arabic, English, French and Russian. - To hear my voice on Aljazeera Sports UEFA Champions League Promo check this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsu3zr337Oo. - To hear my voice on a Documentary check this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hO2iIXxvNc - To see my TV reports you can check this video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151844689078710 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VijBz4tJ1I - To see my articles at Aljazeera website you can check on those links my name in Arabic is طارق آيت إفتن: http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/ad54f957-3fd4-4746-81fc-926c256c38ff http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/4b307b7c-87f5-41f4-b16f-791ff52d7cc5 http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/1bbbfa96-8108-450e-b7df-1c973a7bd263 http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/ead4778d-3dcc-4bda-8729-295e7e850b60 http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/a3167610-7ee9-4f7b-98e4-a66f14c49917 http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/3ee1e789-ede4-457f-803d-f2b2b5076e37 http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/ec718b4f-7148-4cdb-8931-fa6243c00e14 http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/add31220-5e23-49be-9aaa-390b0064b6b9 http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/dcd0b9c7-5ebd-4488-8883-2345993d47f1 - I also produce a video series -health tips- for 3eesho.com (the top health/sports/well being Arabic website) and I record the Arabic Voice Over to add it to them you can take a look from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdv4tVfjngY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_OweFod398 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wtoKHWOqZ0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH1mBDEZD3k http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic4i7oCcN7o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc99IVbX794 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fiv31ftC9k8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnU9UME_klU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNk5FT1AoxQ - If you need a voice talent or a voice actor, don't hesitate to contact me, I can deliver a high quality audio in a very short time and with competitive rates. (I do recording, editing and mixing as well). - I can also do North African French accent Voice over / Arabic accent French voice over / North African accent English voice over / Arabic accent English voice over / French accent English voice over / French voice over. - If you need an excellent translator from English to Arabic just let me know about your project and I will handle it, you will get the most accurate translation. - If you are looking for a good news or content writer for mass audience, you can count on me, I can write at a very high level, in addition to that I have got a very nice style of poetry as well. -As I am not only a professional Arabic voiceover but I work for TV and I have the journalistic style and I can do VO projects that needs to be narrated like news reports or news stories. - To hear my voice and see my works please visit one of my pages: Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/DZPLAYVIDEO Blog: http://tarikaitiftene.wordpress.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arabicvoicetalent https://www.facebook.com/tarikaitiftene Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tarikaitiftene

    Groups: oTranslators

    $170.00 /hr
    11 hours
    4.96
  4. Khurram S.

    Khurram S.

    Translator (Urdu/English/Punjabi), Web Researcher, Writer

    Pakistan - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 14

    I have a vast experience in web search, data scraping, documenting, editing, translating, proof-reading, writing and re-writing. I accommodate, innovate, focus, develop prudence and mount passion for excellent quality of work. My final output is always adapted to target environment and grammatically correct. I am looking forward to be on your board.

    $33.33 /hr
    424 hours
    4.99
  5. Argyro L.

    Argyro L.

    Translator, Voice-over and radio professional.

    Greece - Last active: 8 days 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. 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
  7. Izabel A.

    Izabel A.

    Project manager, Translation and Localization Consultant

    Brazil - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 10

    Project Management and Localization professional Highly experienced in the globalization industry (localization and internationalization) managing multilingual localization projects (both on the client and vendor side). Extremely proficient at project management. Customer and deadline-oriented, hard-working and optimistic. -- www.izabelarruda.com

    Groups: oTranslators

    $33.33 /hr
    9,750 hours
    5.00
  8. Janko F.

    Janko F.

    Translator

    Slovenia - Last active: 09/27/2013 - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    I have 13 years of experience in translating various texts from English/German/Croatian/Serbian/Slovenian to Slovenian/German/English. 7 years experience in using CAT tools (Trados 2007, Trados Studio 2011, SDLX, Wordfast, Transit NXT, Across). My main fields of expertise are automotive, machinery, construction, law, medicine, pharmaceutical, science, marketing and everything that has to do with computer and Internet. I am currently working with many translation agencies from all over the world (Aspena, Traductera, MG&Partner, Redkey translations, Lingula, Hero-translations, B2B Jacobs Übersetzungen, Ciklopea, ABIES, Walkintranslations...) and many direct clients, mainly in the automotive, technical and technological sector...

    Groups: oTranslators

    $27.78 /hr
    0 hours
    4.87
  9. Tais Calado

    Tais Calado

    Writer

    Spain - Last active: 07/31/2014 - Tests: 4

    I'm a brazilian, with a lawyer degree, currently living in Europe. I have more than ten years work experience in public law and six years experience as a portuguese teacher and as a text reviewer in portuguese. My job experience includes the production of media and internet press reviews about legal matters. Nowadays i work as a legal consultant freelancer for a brazilian lawyers office, and also, with my real passion: creative writing, in portuguese, to several customers and websites, producing articles of general matters, traveling guides, and others. I am also an experient researcher and I have great investigation skills. I have experience in market research and public relations.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Sophie Kosinova

    Sophie Kosinova

    Seeking opportunitites

    South Korea - Last active: 05/09/2014 - Tests: 2

    Having taken a Master’s Degree in International Administration Strategy at one of the top Universities in South Korea, I am full of excitement to continue to put what I have learnt into practice in the workplace. I consider myself driven, self-motivated, goal-oriented, flexible, and I am organized and always willing to learn more. Know how to meet dead-lines, responsible. I am equally happy working autonomously as well as in team. Naturally curious, I have very strong analytical skills and have the ability to see opportunities where others see obstacles. Living in Korea for over 4 years developed my understanding of completely different culture, traditions and way of living as well as doing business, and made me more open-minded and globally aware. I strongly believe that my qualifications as well as my education along with my personal desire to succeed can be used as an effective interlink between companies and countries.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00