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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. Yohanita Sidhi Miliyarti

    Yohanita Sidhi Miliyarti Agency Contractor

    Admin Support- Translation and Transcription

    United States - Last active: 07/28/2012 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 10

    Over the last 5 years, I have developed my English skill and got The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) score 895 0f 990. It makes me work easier in my passion of Data Entry, Copy paste, Writing jobs. Translation and transcription projects are my best experience. Editing improper grammar and manage clients' website are my other responsibilities. Also, I have some experience in the following Ms. Word, Ms. Excel, Ms. Power Point.

    Associated with: Rising Star - Data Entry Agency

    $3.00 /hr
    275 hours
  2. 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
  3. Fabrice D.

    Fabrice D.

    French translator (English/German to French)

    France - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 7

    French native and professional translator with excellent writing skills and solid educational background (master's degree as a translator) providing translation and review services from English and German into French. I have gained experience and professionalism in a French translation agency and successfully completed projects for major clients like IBM and General Electric. I have translated many documents dealing with the different IBM product families (Rational/Websphere/Tivoli/Lotus) and also carried out software tests at the Localization Center in Paris. I have worked as a technical writer/translator for National Instruments. I was in charge of maintaining the corporate Web site and also translated technical documents relative to measurement and automation (LabView, CVI…). As a freelancer, I have developed a special expertise in localizing : • Web sites • Web applications/Smartphone applications I was recently a member of the Google localization team and translated online help articles for Google Drive and Google Maps. I have more than 15 years of experience and translated materials in different fields like : • Information Technology (Google, Mtechnology, Itdesign, Qubyx…) • Business/Marketing/eCommerce (USAMail1, Tirendo, GRI...) • Education (Coursera, L-Lingo, ALUeducation...) • Travel industry (Cashel Travel, Sightseeing...) • Food industry (Rainforest Foods, Santini Foods) I have lived/studied in England (1 year at the university of Sunderland) and in Germany (1 year at the university of Bochum). My objective is to create long-term relationships with clients by delivering high-quality translations and build mutual trust. Looking forward to working with you...

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals, oTranslators

    $25.00 /hr
    481 hours
  4. 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:

    $28.00 /hr
    1,634 hours
  5. 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
  6. Pakinam B

    Pakinam B

    Digital Artist and Retoucher

    Egypt - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 24

    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
  7. Klara K.

    Klara K.

    Crumpled Cellophane

    South Korea - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 1

    Brimming childhood years in Germany's Ruhr Valley as well as its industrious pendant north of the British Canal induced in an otherwise halcyon child a rare liveliness learned with further acumen in the marvels of France's bucolic South and the cordial towns of Western Latvia. Brought up in three languages (with native mastery in German and Korean), such fortunate coming of age led the ardent linguist-to-be on a much anticipated journey through Mexico, Germany, South Korea and Canada, glittering with linguistic, literary, political and cultural confetti. This journey being nothing short of a dream come true and still ongoing would lead - in my plans thus far - to the golden ends of San Francisco. When this explorer's hunger for culture and languages can only be stilled after often extensive fieldwork in German, Korean, French, Spanish, Japanese, Native American Chumash, Canadian English, Australian English, British English, and American English, no opportunity, however small, shall be missed to apply this gratefully acquired consciousness. I was fortunate to do so already on manifold occasions in Berlin, Monterrey, Seoul and Halifax. And thus here I am, happily extending my skills to a freer range of possibilities in the naming and taming business of well faring words. _____________ Master of Arts in Korean Linguistics, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies, and Political Science, Technical University Dortmund, Germany. I delivered translation, editing, interpreting, wording, teaching, secretarial and/or copy writing services in English, French, German and/or Korean for Upside Shopping (Rocket Internet), Asia-Pacific Centre for International Education (UNESCO), Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, LG Electronics, eBay, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Catholic University of Korea, 2nd Vidusskola Talsi, Lycee Jean Monnet, among others. My areas of interest include language and society, culture and cognition, language and identity, oral narratives, conversation analysis, corpus studies, multilingualism and migration, language change, code switching, minority communities, anthropological linguistics, and the magical realm of films and comics as never-ceasing tools of communication.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Juliana A.

    Juliana A.

    Marketing Expert | Project Manager | Localization and Voice -Actress

    Netherlands - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    ** 1st place on English To Brazilian Portuguese Translation Skills oDesk Test ** 10/10 - Duolingo English Test - Level: Expert ** 5 star reviews and 100% satisfied costumers Why not choose a professional with Masters Degree in Digital Marketing and specializations from Harvard and Duke University? - Marketing Strategist - EN/PT/ES Translator - Project Management - Content Curator - Proofreader - Social Media Manager - Blog Writer - Voice Actress - Localization Professional Over a decade of experience working with both small projects and multinational companies, as such as General Motors, Zyncro Tech, United Way, Covidien, P&G, etc. Fluent in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese (native speaker) and knowledge of French and Dutch. I'm highly motivated, I can handle multi task scopes and I deal very well with the pressure of short deadline tasks. Need a job to be done fast? I can do it - not only fast, but flawless. I'm sure I can, as freelancer, help you and your business to achieve the results you expect within the deadline you need. I have a well stablished career and I'm not looking for small money, but to engage in really exciting projects in which I can make a meaningful contribution. Those are some recommendations on my LinkedIn: Patricia Fernández Carrelo - "Juliana is an entuthiastic and reliable professional, always trying to do her best in any task or activity requested, keeping in mind to achieve defined goals and truly concerned about excellence in results and excellence in processes" Rodrigo J. B. Ribeiro - " Juliana is simply bright and amazingly smart! I have known her since her youth and I can't recall a single occasion when she hasn’t delivered much more of what was expected of her. She is the sort of person that outperforms her pears in whatever she is engaged to. If you need a job to be done, Juliana is the one you want by your side!" See more in LinkedIn Profile:

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Alcino J.

    Alcino J. Agency Contractor


    Portugal - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Eleven years ago I moved from English-speaking South Africa to Portugal to complete a university degree in Business Management (and later a Master's degree in Corporate Finance). Throughout my university career I helped numerous amounts of colleagues in translating assignments and went on to gain professional experience in translations after finishing my studies - including constant legal and fiscal legislation translation in a job that eventually led me to where I am today. My language skills in related technical areas (and in general) are therefore considerably solid. After finishing university, I worked at a fiscal and financial consultancy company that provided services to foreigners looking to invest in property in Portugal, where I was intensely involved in almost every aspect of setting up and running the company (all the way from developing business and marketing strategies, assistance in website design and creation, through to meeting with partners and clients). Every aspect of my job forced me to be bilingual on a daily and even hourly basis. I seek opportunities to translate websites from English to Portuguese or vice-versa (create other-language versions), translate specific content and articles between these two languages, and assist in any necessary branding for new-language markets. Proofreading and copy-editing in any of the two aforementioned languages are obviously also within my domain. Note: Stealing (or directly copying) other contractors' sales-pitch text is dishonest and is not it polite. Please don't do it.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals, oTranslators

    Associated with: AngloPort Agency

    $27.78 /hr
    936 hours
  10. Maja Milic

    Maja Milic

    Multilingual e-sourcing and e-procurement expert

    Portugal - Last active: 12/11/2013 - Tests: 9

    Polyglot (2 mother tongues, 6 languages absolutely fluent, 3 good), highly motivated procurement and e-procurement expert with 12 years’ experience in consultancy services to Fortune 500 customers worldwide. Flexible, extrovert, effective communicator at all levels internal and external to an organization with proven leadership skills, including managing and motivating teams. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, strong negotiator and results driven.

    $55.56 /hr
    533 hours