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  1. Ilaria Vilardi

    Ilaria Vilardi

    Freelance translator

    Italy - Last active: 05/20/2014 - Tests: 3

    I have just graduated with the highest score as a translator from English and German. I like to translate, and to do my best to communicate in my native language the same thing the source writer wanted to communicate in his language. I can easily adapt to every job I have to do, and as I am friendly and flexible, I would be glad to communicate with my clients about everything they would like to ask me, and viceversa. I have had a short, but significant experience as a video game translator: it was very useful as it allowed me to gain knowledge of the main localization principles, the capital importance of correct grammar and punctuation, the necessity for a game localizer to build glossaries which have to be different according to the game house for which they work, and the need to always communicate with clients. My hobbies and interests involve the use of internet, and especially English-written websites; moreover, I watch undubbed American tv series, so I keep training my English. But I also like to read in German (I am buying German-written books). I am very patient, flexible, willing to learn from others and to work in a young, multicultural and dynamic environment. I am interested in social media and in the web in general. I have attended a localization-online course with Novilinguists Multimedia SNC and I know it will be very useful for me, as I believe that, nowadays more than ever, localization plays an essential role in our lives. I would love to work more and more in the app and video game environment, so I will try my best to do a good job!

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  2. Thiago Raddo

    Thiago Raddo

    Research and Development Manager

    Brazil - Last active: 11/19/2013

    A PhD student with excellent capacity in dealing with the public, good adaptation, multicultural, fluent in standard and business English, Italian, French and Portuguese. Computer literate, good organisational and administrative skills. Excellent communicator, fast learner, reliable, trustworthy, numerate and meticulous. Able to work on own initiative or as part of a team. Graduated in Science Computer, and post-graduated (research master, M.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Telecommunications, thesis available at http://tinyurl.com/thesis-ocdma, with vast experience in optical networks. Member of the IEEE Communications Society, he has also published many papers in international conferences and journals (the articles abstract are available at www.researchgate.net/profile/Thiago_Raddo/publications/).

    $30.00 /hr
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  3. Paul Bentham

    Paul Bentham

    Independent IT Contractor/Consultant

    United States - Last active: 01/19/2014 - Tests: 4

    Over a decade of experience working as an independent contractor/developer in the field of information technology. Have done IT system development for big and small companies alike across a variety of platforms, both in the US and Japan. Specialties: - I develop platform-agnostic, best-fit solutions that deliver information to end users transparently and economically. - I have certified Japanese-English bilingual language skills: JLPT - N1, BJT - J2

    $33.33 /hr
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  4. Karel Vorster

    Karel Vorster Agency Contractor

    Mr. Karel Vorster

    South Africa - Last active: 12/13/2011 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I currently do consulting in a wide range of subjects and fields. Mostly, this will include (additionally) user-level support on various packages. These include the hospitality industry (food services as well as guest relations) as well as the computer industry, where I am au fait with both the Windows and Linux operating systems. I have also developed a few end-user packages, under both platforms. I am also involved with the writing of standard operating procedures according to specification, as well as training. Further, I am also quite involved in translation, between English, German and Afrikaans.

    Associated with: A ma Facon Catering

    $33.33 /hr
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  5. Frederico Aranha, MBA, ITIL Expert

    Frederico Aranha, MBA, ITIL Expert

    Expert in IT Service Management

    Brazil - Last active: 04/14/2014

    Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese Certified ITIL® EXPERT (V2 F, 2011 F, SO, OSA, PPO, SOA & MALC) MBA in Project Management with Emphasis on IT Degree in International Marketing Results-Driven and Communicative Independent IT & Education Researcher

    $25.00 /hr
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  6. Kirill Mostovoy

    Kirill Mostovoy

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    SUMMARY Certified English translator with more than 10 years of work experience in clinical / pharmaceutical industry. LANGUAGE PAIRS English – Russian, English – Ukrainian PUBLISHED WORKS “Cleanrooms and technological environments” “Method Validation in Pharmaceutical Analysis” “Statistical Design and Analysis of Stability Studies" “Risk Management Applications in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing” Guideline on Good Pharmacovigilance Practice (GVP) EDUCATION Specialist degree, specialty “Translation (English, German)”, Faculty of the Foreign Philology, 2007, Zaporizhzhya National University WORK HISTORY Freelance translator 2005 – 2015 Responsibilities: • translation of the materials in various subjects (major specializations – pharmaceutical and medical documentation, software localization, marketing) «ZEO Alliance» 03.2015 – present time Company business profile: Software development. Position: Junior Localization Manager Responsibilities: • management of the localization process (17 languages); • coordination of the international team of translators; • preparation of the documentation for translation and editing in Trados; • task assignment in Jira; • maintenance of the company’s translation database. «Vialek» 2012 – 02.2015 (http://www.vialek.ru) Company business profile: Personnel training, risk management, outsourcing, pharmaceutical engineering and publishing. Position: Translator Responsibilities: • translation of the pharmaceutical articles for the magazine “Cleanrooms and technological environments”. • actualization and translation of the EU, WHO and ICH regulatory documentation for the pharmaceutical industry. • translation of the company’s publishing projects – specialized literature on Quality Assurance / Quality Control, risk management, statistical analysis and validation «Abbott Laboratories» 05.2013 – 07.2013 (www.abbott.com) Company business profile: Major pharmaceutical company. Position: Translator Responsibilities: • translation of the diagnostic equipment documentation using CAT-tool TransIt. • proofreading and correction of the translations. • document designing in Adobe InDesign. • maintenance of the company’s translation database. «Autoexpert» 2007 – 2010 Company business profile: Automotive magazine. Position: Translator Responsibilities: • translation of the specialized articles on passenger/commercial car service and repair. • monitoring of the automotive industry information. • termbase maintenance.

    $22.30 /hr
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  7. Raphael Rosch

    Raphael Rosch

    Website design and development

    Canada - Last active: 2 months ago

    I have been administering Linux servers for more than 15 years, with excellent handle of Linux and Unix as well as tools such as bash, awk and sed. I am most proficient in Perl, for which I have even developed a complex CPAN module to emulate the behavior of Apache server parsing, which was forked from a previous project. I am fluent in both Spanish and English for which I do translation and transcription with extremely fast turnaround time.

    $50.00 /hr
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  8. Abdeslam Hamrani

    Abdeslam Hamrani

    Postdoctoral researcher

    Poland - Last active: 2 months ago

    I appreciate this opportunity to introduce myself. After getting my PhD in Biostatistics, and after the publication of my book in Applied Statistics on the Amazon Company, I joined the laboratory team of Applied Computer Sciences at the Lodz University of Technology, Poland, as a Postdoctoral researcher (end in June 2015) specialized in advanced applied statistics. An interesting training in Applied Statistics was organized for two foreign PhD students at the Lodz University of Technology, Poland (Dec 2014 – Feb 2015), and for more than 200 PhD students at Ibn Tofail University, Morocco (22 – 23 March 2013). Most of students were satisfied and the training was fully successful. I have interest in applied statistics, clinical trials and diagnostic studies. I can design efficiently, monitor and analyse all clinical trials. The methodological and applied research skills that I have are excellent. I have also a good knowledge of different aspects of problems related to big data, statistical analysis, data filtration, modelling, and mathematical prevision.

    $50.00 /hr
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  9. George C.

    George C.

    Hotel and Travel Agency Consultant,Translator, Recruiter

    Germany - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 1

    Hotel and Travel Agencies business consultant. Specialised in Resort Hotels. Preopening experiences. Green and Quality Management. Staff and Managers Trainer. Human Resources. Fees are different and depends of the kind of the work. For example, as Translator i charge 20 USD / Page, as Trainer for Hospitality industry staff i charge 30 USD / Hour, Supervisors Training costs 50 USD/ Hour, as Consultant or G.Manager to any Hotel or Travel Agency Company please contact me.

    $30.00 /hr
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