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  1. Patricia Matos

    Patricia Matos

    English-Portuguese translator, Research assistant and Travel writer

    Brazil - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

    I am a master of communication and I am currently working as representative for foreign volunteers for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in English language. I also have worked in audiovisual and social media projects for the web as producer, editor and content creator. I seek opportunities as English-Portuguese translator, Research assistant and Travel writer

    $20.00 /hr
    90 hours
    4.95
  2. Isaac C.

    Isaac C.

    Expert Camtasia Video Editor

    Kenya - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    ****Expert Camtasia Video Editor - ranked 1st on oDesk.**** Produce content 3X faster, focus on content creation and leave the video editing to me. Editing Camtasia screencast videos is a time consuming and difficult chore that drains your creativity. Rather than spend your time editing out the ums, ahs, silences, bloopers, and numerous (re)takes, spend your time recording awesome content that engages your viewers; and let me do the laborious video editing for you. And you'll easily triple your video content creation and spend your time more efficiently. Services that I provide: -- Edit Camtasia recordings - remove ums, awkward pauses and bloopers. -- Videos Sales Letter (VSL) creation, -- Sync PowerPoint slides with Audio using Camtasia Studio. Take a moment to review my work history on oDesk and see why hiring me is the "best hire you'll ever make."

    $16.67 /hr
    2,640 hours
    5.00
  3. Gang W.

    Gang W.

    BEST WORKER AND HONEST FRIEND

    China - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    Proficient in English-Chinese(Simplified, Traditional and Cantonese) translation, Mandarin/Cantonese Audio/Video design, production and editing, and Mandarin/Cantonese transcription. Working experience: Own a professional recording studio, excellent Mandarin and Cantonese voice talents, providing various audio/video works, including: Mandarin training materials, Commercial, Advertising, Audiobook, Explainer/Whiteboard Video, Smartphone App, Tutorial, PowerPoint Presentations, Voicemail, etc. 7 years of translation knowledge accumulation, my translation experience includes business documents, professional scientific writing, literature, web site, game softwares, etc. Thanks for reading.

    $22.22 /hr
    501 hours
    4.85
  4. David Marcus

    David Marcus

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Journalist and Transcriber

    South Africa - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 1

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer; Microsoft Certified Professional. Journalist; Transcriber, Subtitles, Travel Planning. US ENGLISH SPELLING: 1st place out of over half a million test takers! 85 Words Per Minute, 100% Accuracy. My Travel Addiction: I have travelled overland by: Public Transport Motorcycle 4x4 Vehicle Through 74 Countries over the last 20 years of my travelling adult life. I have met many interesting people during these adventures and have acquired insight into how the world works. For 2 years I have specialized in transcribing, which I do while travelling, and have acquired knowledge in many different areas, as I prefer to do academic research interviews. All of my clients are extremely satisfied with the quality of my work.

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $44.44 /hr
    67 hours
    4.88
  5. Pascal Besserve

    Pascal Besserve

    Native French Translator/Proofreader and Voice-Over Talent

    France - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 4

    Dear all, As a French voice-over artist, translator and proofreader I would like to introduce my services. With many years experience in voice-overs and as sound engineer and musician, I also carry out translation works from English to French, including user manuals, scripts, literature, tutorials, websites, and publicity, as well as many other fields. My linguistic ability in both French and English languages has allowed me to translate documents for major brands such as Yamaha, Akai and Apple Logic Audio. I am autonomous and serious in my work, which has earned long-lasting trust from my various sponsors. I remain at your disposal for further information and sincerely hope that my profile will favourably gain your attention. I look forward to discussing your requirements and to working with you. Pascal Bonjour, je souhaite vous proposer mes services en tant que comédien-voix et traducteur-relecteur de nationalité et de culture française. Voix-off, ingénieur du son et musicien, je traduis également depuis de nombreuses années de l’anglais vers le français des manuels d’utilisateur, des interfaces de logiciels ou de matériel, des sites web, des textes littéraires ou encore des brochures commerciales. J’ai une bonne aptitude à manier la langue française ainsi que la langue anglaise et ai traduit de nombreux documents pour des marques d’envergure comme Yamaha, Akai, Steinberg ou Apple Logic Audio. Je suis très autonome et sérieux dans mon travail ce qui m’a jusqu’à ce jour permis d’obtenir une confiance durable de la part de mes différents commanditaires. Restant à votre entière disposition pour tous renseignements complémentaires et espérant vivement que mon profil retienne favorablement votre attention. Cordialement Pascal

    $22.00 /hr
    13 hours
    4.99
  6. Rally Vargas

    Rally Vargas

    Multimedia Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 17

    I am an experienced broadcaster and an audio-video producer/editor for 12 years. I provide professional and quality voice over for radio and tv commercials, radio imaging and station IDs, presentations, eLearnings, screencast and podcast. I also provide excellent videos using a professional software for production and editing, web design and development and professional book editing. From being a Radio DJ, Program Director, Production Specialist and an Operations Manager, I enhanced my skills in;1) Creative Writing, 2) Accurate Transcribing / Transcription of medical and health services, real estate, general science, engineering, banking and finance, school projects/thesis and other general information topics, 3) Precise Translation of English to Filipino (Tagalog) / Ilonggo (Hiligaynon) and vice versa, 4) Hosting and 5) People Management which made me as a superb Multimedia Specialist.

    $16.67 /hr
    1,299 hours
    4.89
  7. Ayse Gul Boydas

    Ayse Gul Boydas

    Freelancer

    Netherlands - Last active: 6 days ago

    efficient..responsible..honest..hardworking! I studied Sociology (BA) and Human Ecology (MA). I made my internship in media agencies, and have experience as a volunteer, researcher, project manager, documentary production, photographer, translator, transcriber and social media expert. My main focus is environment, science, culture and media. Because of my works and interests I travel a lot and so far I lived in United States, Turkey, Sweden and Poland. Right now, I live in the Netherlands. I have my own mobile-shop of handmade accessories and I work on restoration and renovation projects. I am open to all possibilities and believe in learning, sharing knowledge and being helpful towards one another. When I am working, I meet the deadlines and check everything on all levels before I hand it in. I have fluent English and Turkish in reading, writing and speaking. These days, I am learning Dutch. Soon I will be able to work with it too.

    $22.50 /hr
    692 hours
    5.00
  8. Teresa Peino

    Teresa Peino

    Expert Spanish translator (Software localization & videogames)

    Spain - Last active: 1 day ago

    Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. Below you will find my CV, which I hope, will be of your interest. I have a wide experience in translation, as for more than 15 years I have been taking part in different translation and interpreting general & technical projects (software localisation, videogames, DTP and transcription in different languages). I have also written scripts for small documentaries based on the information provided by the clients, recorded audio (Spanish and Galician), and worked as an E-learning tutor (English & French). I translate from English, French, Italian and Portuguese into Spanish and Galician; and from Galician into Spanish. Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Yours faithfully, Teresa Peinó

    $18.00 /hr
    17 hours
    5.00
  9. Vanessa R.

    Vanessa R.

    BR Portuguese translator,voice, researcher, video producer/editor, DTP

    Germany - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 10

    Brazilian-American experienced with translation, localization, transcription, subtitling, voice-overs. Translation memory tools, proofreading and editing. I am a dual-citizen of Brazil and the United States and I consider both Portuguese and English my native languages. Besides my solid career working with languages, technology and multimedia, I have a Masters Degree in Philosophy of New Media and New Media Design. My skill set includes digital research. If you are searching for top quality in the ENG - BR PT language pair, look no further. I have the top score on oDesk, 1st Place! This is some of my translation experience, which exemplifies the quality and level of commitment of my work. • Freelance translator at 24translate, Germany. • Approved in tests to perform game localization and game Q/A for two global clients. • Babbel.com proofing Brazilian Portuguese language for Brazilians learning Italian.

 • Translating (ENG-PT) and subtitling a series of Microsoft Virtual Academy videos of various programming language tutorials. • English>Portuguese translation and localization for iPad and iPhone apps. • Spanish>English transcription and subtitling for a video series for Panasonic. • Portuguese>English long format teleconference call transcription and translation in various subject areas. • English>Portuguese translation (localization) for the Brazilian website of the MINI E car. • Transcribing and translating a series of video tape interviews in Portuguese for National Geographic. • English>Portuguese, Portuguese>English translation for the RedHot Organization AIDS grant project for Brazil • Various documentaries. • Voice over in Portuguese for various clients on long-term projects: Dukascopy TV, and software companies. My extensive experience in multimedia includes video production and editing, audio synching, editing, music licensing, multilingual desktop publishing in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and German. After Effects animation, DVD menu design and DVD production. Complete multimedia studio for graphics and A/V work. Voice-Overs in the Brazilian Portuguese language. My expertise ranges from analogue media to cutting edge digital production and integration. I've worked with TV, start-ups, and top ad agencies and I'm interested in building long-term relationships with clients. I am detail-oriented, reliable and a fast-worker without compromising the quality of deliverables. My capacity can be reflected on my test scores at oDesk as Number 1-ranked among 2,000 to 3 million test-takers in the various capacities: from English-Portuguese translation to English language skills, to the oDesk readiness test. My rates are not the lowest up front, but I'm a professional who will save you money after the job is completed. If you'd like your project to be treated with care and look the best to your own clients without the delays and added costs caused by lower-standard labor, then I might be the right person for your project. References available upon request. I look forward to contributing to your success.

    $33.33 /hr
    31 hours
    5.00
  10. Max Deryagin

    Max Deryagin

    Certified Russian Translator & Subtitler

    Russia - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 12

    Hello! My name is Max, and I am a full-time freelance translator and subtitler located in Perm, Russia. I have more than 5 years of successful home-based working under my belt, including hundreds of completed projects and a healthy fivescore of delighted clients. Wordplay junkie, fervent reader, grammar stickler, zealous wordsmith—that is who I am. Honest, principled and reliable, I always meet deadlines and deliver only excellent translations. Over the last few years I have collaborated with a great number of independent and corporate clients on a wide spectrum of translation projects, and all my clients were either delighted or satisfied, and never disappointed. I have been admitted to a network of screened professionals in translation—ProZ.com Certified PRO Network—which means my proficiency in translation has been confirmed by the staff of the world's largest online platform for professional translators. In addition, I am proficient in subtitling, and I have a firm grasp of the latest technologies and software products in the field. I make all subtitles in strict conformity with the standards proposed by the European Association for Studies in Screen Translation (ESIST). I always guarantee on-time delivery and take on only those projects that I am 100% sure I can execute to the highest standard. I am invariably open and honest to clients about my qualifications, work experience and business record, and I am only interested in healthy and lawful collaboration based on trust. I see my clients not as bosses but as partners—I help them expand to new markets, and in turn they help me financially, making our working relationship a win-win. When translating, I use conventional dictionaries, glossaries and thesauri—KudoZ, Multitran, ABBYY Lingvo.Pro, Merriam-Webster, Oxford, Collins Cobuild etc—to ensure accuracy and consistency in my work. Because I completed the Power Searching with Google course, through which I learned advanced techniques for internet searching, I can accurately translate a text that contains rare, archaic or recently coined words and phrases not present in dictionaries. Sometimes, when a certain term’s definition or translation cannot be found via internet search queries, I directly contact an expert in the source text’s subject, and ask for an interview. When working on a project, I keep my client informed on the status of the assignment by reporting the amount of work completed on a regular basis. I am online 15/7, including holidays, so I am immediately available to answer your questions and respond promptly if something happens on your end. When the work is done, I double-proofread my translation, perfect it, correct grammar and formatting errors, and only then hand it over to the client. So far I have received only positive client feedback.

    $20.00 /hr
    17 hours
    4.99