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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. Fernando Garza

    Fernando Garza

    Creative design and graphic strategies

    Mexico - Last active: 1 day 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
    2,710 hours
    4.99
  3. 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
  4. Klaus Marre

    Klaus Marre

    Writer, Editor, Translator, Thinker

    Germany - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3

    I worked as an investigative journalist and editor in Washington, DC, for over a decade. In that time, I wrote and edited at least 10,000 stories. I mostly covered Congress, the White House and other parts of the federal government but I was also able to hit the road to cover things like the Republican and Democratic presidential nominating conference, Hurricane Katrina and various campaigns. Then I moved to Thailand for a year to write a novel and, when I came back to the U.S., I started a company with two of my best friends. I'm still not sure where that is going to go but I at least learned a bunch of things about online marketing, project management, design, etc. And, most of all, I once again realized that, even when not everything is going according to plan, life is best when one is pursuing one's dream. In addition to being fluent in English, I also speak German at the same level and can carry a conversation in Spanish ... especialmente si la otra persona no habla muy rápido.

    $33.33 /hr
    47 hours
    5.00
  5. 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
  6. Julia G.

    Julia G.

    Eagle eye for presentations and formatting

    Germany - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4

    Hi, I'm Julia, a German graphic designer and MS Office expert with comprehensive English skills, currently based in Australia. I have many years of experience in creating high quality presentations and providing professional formatting in MS Word, Power Point and Excel. My former collegues used to call me "eagle eye" since I have a very skilled eye for aesthetics as well as content and will always spot mistakes and inconsistencies when others don't. I'm a graphic designer with advanced data analytic and GIS skills as well as Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign skills. I'm a reliable and efficient worker as well as a bit of a perfectionist with great attention to details and high quality standards. Presentations: - excellent PowerPoint skills including: slide master creation and adaption, template design, professional charts, smart art, animations, slide transition, effective fonts and styles, custom colours, engaging graphics, illustrations, logo integration, footers, spacing, tables, slide timings, audio integration, etc. - great sense for design and aesthetic appeal - focus on consistency - creative and professional - great attention to detail - prepared as well as given countless presentations, both in university and professional life, always with very positive feedback from audience and clients Formatting skills: - excellent formatting skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. - MS Word whiz: e.g. styles, fonts, pagination, header, footer, spacing, indexes, cross-references, custom colors, graphics, anchoring, templates, smart art, charts, tables, bookmarks, cover sheets, citation, linking, forms and more - focus on a clean and professional look as well as overall consistency in layout and content - the devil is in the details! - experience with long documents/presentantions with hundreds of pages (plenty of bachelor's and master's theses, research reports, annual business reports, etc.) Language skills: - Native German speaker with comprehensive English skills - 15 years of English learning (+ lived in London and Dublin, bachelor and master studies mostly in English) - excellent with grammar, spelling, punctuation in German and English - experienced proof reader in German & English More information about myself: - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business Administration / Marketing & Management - Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Sustainability Science / Ecology & Conservation (with first-class honours) - comprehensive GIS, data analysis, and mapping skills - project management experience - fund raising and sponsoring management experience - organisation of international events and congresses - Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign skills

    $27.78 /hr
    79 hours
    5.00
  7. Veronica Setterhall

    Veronica Setterhall Agency Contractor

    Swedish-English translations, copy writing & voice services

    Germany - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 8

    If you need top notch web content, copy writing, translations or voice-over - I'm here to help you out! I help companies create content which captivates their customers, drives sales and provides a consistent corporate identity. Regardless if short slogans, longer marketing texts, newsletters, press releases or blogs - I make your brand stand out in a unique way suited for your target groups. When translating I work hard on finding expressions which sound natural in the target language - not just word for word translation. I can translate a wide variety of themes, from children's stories to technical translations, although my main focus is marketing texts. I'm a native Swede with very high English proficiency which makes me able to translate between Swedish and English. Living in Germany I am starting to take on translations from German into English and Swedish. I also provide limited translation services from Norwegian, Danish and Portuguese into Swedish or English. If you need voice-over for your marketing video, app, children's story or training course I have several years of recording experience, professional equipment and a well sound-proofed recording room to make it sound perfect. I have sound engineering training and can deliver the material ready for use. I mainly do voice-over in Swedish but I can also provide English voice-over with a slight Swedish accent. Hire me when you want a multi-talented person doing her utmost to provide you with highly valuable content for your business!

    Associated with: Native Voice Overs Group Agency

    $57.00 /hr
    1,107 hours
    5.00
  8. 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
  9. Zarko Zivkovic

    Zarko Zivkovic Agency Contractor

    SEO strategist/consultant

    Serbia - Last active: 9 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
    1,706 hours
    4.97
  10. Lesley G.

    Lesley G. Agency Contractor

    Freelance Writer / Dutch - English Translator

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day 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