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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. Flemming Thorsen

    Flemming Thorsen

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

    Denmark - Last active: 18 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
  3. Katharina M.

    Katharina M.

    Professional translations by certified German translator

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
    1,574 hours
    4.96
  4. Adela T.

    Adela T.

    Creatologist | Content Strategist | Project Manager |

    Romania - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 9

    Experience makes the difference between the average and the excellent. In creating online experiences that matter, you need a dedicated professional who works hard and has native skills - qualities I own and use with great respect towards the team I work with and your audience. How can your presence be different, unique and appealing in an online environment many times ruled by cliches and patterns? By adapting rules and innovating according to your distinct needs. By believing in all the differences people share and striving to customize your online presence accordingly. From the name of your company to deploying a project, your business has to speak to various people's needs and relate to their feelings. By helping you communicate who you are through a reliable online experience from start to finish, I support your causes and give others reasons to believe in you. If you feel we're on the same length, than we have a professional future together and I'm looking forward to sharing my skills and commitment with you and your business.

    $33.33 /hr
    2,564 hours
    4.99
  5. Ivy Feng

    Ivy Feng

    Certified English - Chinese Translation Expert

    China - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 8

    "By far one of the best online experiences I've ever had. A consummate professional and highly recommended." "Ivy provides accurate, fast and high-quality translations. Unlike other translators, she puts in the time and effort to thoroughly understand the source material before beginning." "My colleague in China who proofreads Ivy's translations says she does so with great pleasure as the work is excellent!" "She cared as if she was part of the team, not just a contractor doing a task." I am a professional Chinese translator with six years of full-time experience. I move each year between the US and China, and this unique position living and working in both cultures allows me to create especially accurate, localized and contemporary translations. The above testimonials (from my oDesk and Elance profiles) prove that I deliver high-quality translations that make an immediate impact on your global ventures, increasing your profits and making you look good -- in English and Chinese! LANGUAGE PAIRS: • English to Simplified Chinese • English to Traditional Chinese • Simplified Chinese to English • Traditional Chinese to English I am a native Simplified Chinese speaker from Shandong province, China, where we speak and write a very standard Mandarin similar to that spoken in Beijing. I have studied and written Traditional Chinese for Taiwan since I was young and am highly competent in this language as well; however, as it is not my native language, I ALWAYS provide an independent review of my work by a native Traditional Chinese colleague. I have studied English since I began school, and I taught the language for many years at a private school in China. I now live half the year in the US and half in China, and I read, write and speak English for a US market. However, as English is not my native language, I ALWAYS provide an independent review of my translations into English by a professional English copyeditor to ensure accuracy and a natural translation. SERVICES: • Document Translation • App, Game and Website Localization • Editing • Proofreading • Transcription • Copywriting (Chinese only) I provide professional translations between Chinese and English. I also offer proofreading and editing services, and I am happy to review and critique previous translations into Simplified Chinese. Every document that I translate or software that I localize will be proofread with meticulous detail to ensure the utmost accuracy and quality, and I will firmly calibrate your text for the particular field, tone and target audience. I also contract with a professional translator colleague to provide an independent review of EVERY text that I translate. This independent proofreading is completely free of charge to you; it's at my expense to ensure that I provide the most accurate and highest-quality translation possible! SPECIALIZATIONS: • Marketing Materials • Websites • Education • Travel and Tourism • Business • App and Game Localizations I have solid experience translating everything from technical user manuals to legal contracts to social dating websites. While I am quite capable of working in a variety of fields, over the years I have specialized in the above. I invite you to check out my portfolio on oDesk or on Elance (http://Ivy_Feng.elance.com/) for several Chinese translation samples. I also have multiple references and additional samples available on request. For more glowing reviews from past satisfied clients, please see my testimonials page further down, or on Elance, where I have even more experience (https://www.elance.com/s/ivy_feng/job-history/?t=1&s=rating&o=desc). GUARANTEE: Working with strangers online is a bit of a leap of faith, and even more so when it involves a foreign language! But it doesn't have to be. If you're not totally happy with my delivered translation, I'll happily make UNLIMITED revisions until you are COMPLETELY satisfied -- no hassles! I look forward to hearing from you!

    Groups: oTranslators

    $30.00 /hr
    184 hours
    4.98
  6. Alexandre L.

    Alexandre L.

    Expert translator and proofreader

    Tunisia - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 11

    After several years of experience of work in an international background, I have opened my own business. Here is what I can easily do for you: - translate from EN/DE/RU to FR - translate from FR∕DE/RU to EN - manage social networks - manage a website' backend - write texts (for SEO or other) - proofread texts in French - Teach any of my language pairs Please don't hesitate to ask me if you want to know more about me. I am always happy to learn something new, so feel free to contact me if you want make an offer.

    $33.33 /hr
    1,023 hours
    4.91
  7. Fernando Garza

    Fernando Garza

    Creative design and graphic strategies

    Mexico - Last active: 21 hours 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
    2,733 hours
    4.99
  8. Ismet Dumlupinar

    Ismet Dumlupinar

    MCITP (System Administration), MCT, MCSA, MCSD: Web Applications

    Turkey - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 13

    Experienced System Specialist, MCSA/MCITP/MCSD. In-depth knowledge of business operations and Information Tecnology Systems, project management, enterprise system integrations and information security with over eight years with hands on experience as an Enterprise Administrator and Network Manager in Windows Server 2003 & Windows Server 2008 environments. Experience in hardware and software virtualization using VMware and Hyper-V and App-V. Practiced understanding Active Directory, Group Policies, NPS, NAP, Exchange, SQL Server, Dynamics CRM, ERP, PKI and DFS. Experience as a corporate Microsoft/Certification trainer at one of gold certified partners of Microsoft. Proficent in Server 2012 and 2008 (inc.Server Core edition), Hyper-V, switches and many other technologies. I have been highly involved in server virtualization for seven years and am proficient in both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. I am also providing consulting services for web applications. I am a member of DotNetNuke Corp Internationalization Team and I'm working to expand product features to fully support Turkish localization. I am always looking for new opportunities to develop my skills. Check my Microsoft Profile below: https://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/idumlupinar/profile

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $75.00 /hr
    2,231 hours
    4.86
  9. 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
  10. Fabrice D.

    Fabrice D.

    French translator (English/German to French)

    France - Last active: 21 hours 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 memeber 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
    4.97