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  1. Johnny Speiermann

    Johnny Speiermann

    Senior Software Localizer / e-commerce specialist

    Denmark - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    Localization Experience: I have been working in the localization business since 1994, and I have experience from all areas in localization as I have worked as software localizer, localization engineer, testing and engineering manager, and project manager in a large localization agency, and I have been involved in both localization and internationalization projects at a large Danish software company as well. Self-employed: In 2001 I started word gallery togehter with my partner. Services: * Translation and localization services related to IT. English to Danish translation. * Linguistic services including quality assurance, creating style guides and glossaries * Online marketing services like keyword research, ad translation, content creation * Experience in SEO and CRO - we have been involved in a number of webshops and know the importance of well-written content with focus on driving traffic and converting visitors to customers. CAT Tools / Translation Tools / Localization Tools: * Microsoft LocStudio * Microsoft Helium * Microsoft LEAF * Smartling * Google Translator Toolkit * Lionbridge Translation Workbench / Geoworkz * Catalyst * memoQ

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals

    $66.67 /hr
    132 hours
    4.85
  2. 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
    1,578 hours
    4.96
  3. 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
    2,838 hours
    4.99
  4. Pavel S.

    Pavel S. Agency Contractor

    PHP, Zend Framework, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, JavaScript, AJAX, MySQL

    Kazakhstan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 10

    I'm looking for a long term project to apply my extensive knowledge and skills while building up and growing your business. I am proficient in the following: BackEnd development: PHP (Zend Framework, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Laravel, Yii). REST and SOAP webservers. FrontEnd development: JavaScript (jQuery, jQuery UI, Prototype, Mootools). HTML, XHTML, CSS, JSON. Databases: SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL. PHP ORM: Doctrine 1.x, Doctrine 2.x

    Groups: Pinnacle Cart eCommerce Application, Smarty

    Associated with: BeetSoft Agency, OmDev

    $27.78 /hr
    6,977 hours
    5.00
  5. Chao C.

    Chao C. Agency Contractor

    China Business Consultant / Chinese Marketing Expert

    China - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 18

    ★WHAT DO I DO? I help businesses, from startups to big names develop optimal solutions for entry and growth in the China market. ※Understanding the China/Chinese market is a challenging task.※ No matter you are considering entering the China market with little or no knowledge about China or you had an established presence in China already, You might need help. The following titles are given by my clients: *China Business Consultant *China Marketing Expert, *Professional Chinese Translator/Copywriter, *China Representative, *Chinese Market Researcher, *eCommerce Website Project Manager, *Global Digital Marketer... ★WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE ME? * 16 years China marketing experience * 12 years Digital Marketing experience, Chinese SEO + SMM, China PPC * China Business Consulting on various sectors and industries. * Internet Entrepreneur with successful experience and learned lessons from failures. * Working under diversified environment and can handle different Chinese cultures. * Had been worked in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hongkong. ★WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU? * Easy to Communicate, Quick Response * I had served 1000+ global clients on translation and consulting business * You will get market insights quickly through affordable, but effective methods * You can establish your local presence with ease * You can get truly local Chinese website, suitable to the China market * Your digital marketing will be in the right hands in a long-run, either PPC, SEO or SMM. ★WHAT SERVICES? * China Market Research * Sourcing from China & Exporting to China * Industry Analysis * Feasibility Studies * Market Entry Strategy * Website Localization * Website Development * eCommerce Web Design * Translation & Copywriting * China internet marketing

    Groups: oTranslators

    Associated with: SinoStep China Consulting

    $49.99 /hr
    2,497 hours
    4.97
  6. Pablo Estrada

    Pablo Estrada Agency Contractor

    Experienced Spanish Translator and Project Manager

    Guatemala - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 13

    Spanish Translator, Project Manager and Localization Consultant Pablo Estrada – The Translations Guy! An experienced Spanish Translator and resourceful Project Manager with multiple skills, impeccable reputation and great experience. Over 4 years being a successful oDesk contractor with 9,900 hours billed, 200+ fixed-price contracts completed and a 4.99 feedback average guarantees a successful and smart investment for your business. Services offered: - Professional English to Spanish translations. Specialized in Web UI and highly-technical content for different industries (health, business and marketing). - Online/Remote Project and Business Management. Over 4,500 hours of Project/Program Management. - Multilingual translations (over 20 languages available) provided by my agency, TranslationsGuy.com. - Cutting-edge marketing and business positioning advisory for Latin America. 5+ Businesses/Products successfully positioned. - Online business setup, business internationalization and online business presence. - Online outsourcing management and advisory (new to oDesk? Let me help you to get the right team for your business!) - Bilingual website management, Search Engine Optimization and copywriting. - Many other services and willing to take new challenges. Sometimes a couple of dollars per hour, or even $10 or $20 on a fixed price project can make the difference between the success or failure of your project. No matter what you are looking for, you can count on my experience to reach your goals. By using qualified and experienced contractors you can ensure a proper project realization. I am not the most “expensive” option, in fact, I am very flexible with my rates and always willing to help. By offering high-quality services at affordable rates, my goal is to achieve success, exceed my clients’ expectations and be part of YOUR SUCCESS. I’ve had the opportunity to provide my services to world-renowned companies such as Microsoft, Hyundai, PokerStars, Smirnoff and many others – But I also enjoy working with entrepreneurs, SMBs and family businesses. During the last 4 years I’ve had the joy to share many success stories with my clients. What makes the difference? Experience, Excellence and Results Oriented – like you, I am also a business owner and know that all investments are made thinking in results – I will make things happen and deliver the best results possible. Academic Background: - BA in Economics - BA in Marketing - MBA / MPM (in process) - 3 SEO Expert Certifications - 2 SMM Consultant Certifications - 2 Online Marketing Consultant Certifications TOS: Hourly rates varies depending on the services provided and project requirements. All non-hourly/non-escrowed projects require a 25% upfront. The Contractor does not hold any legal responsibility over the content, product or service offered by the Client. By approving the Final Products and/or releasing the payment for the services, the Client discharges the Contractor from all legal liabilities related and arising from the Service provided. The Contractor, following good business practices, will provide the services required by the Client following the guidelines provided and assumes the responsibility of providing the best service possible, depending on the project’s circumstances. Notwithstanding the aforementioned, the Contractor does not guarantee the attainment of any consequential results from the services provided, such as, but not limited to: increase in the Client’s revenue, reaching specific results where third-parties have, etc. By hiring my/our services through oDesk you accept the Terms of Services mentioned above. All services and payments for projects posted and/or negotiated on oDesk must be managed through oDesk - No other payment or working method is accepted in compliance with the oDesk TOU. Links to other sites (if provided) are just as reference to my/our portfolios and background information.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals, oTranslators

    Associated with: TranslationsGuy.com Agency

    $35.00 /hr
    13,689 hours
    4.99
  7. Veronica Setterhall

    Veronica Setterhall Agency Contractor

    Swedish-English translations, copy writing & voice services

    Germany - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 9

    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
    1,109 hours
    5.00
  8. Christian P.

    Christian P. Agency Contractor

    Social Media and SEO Expert - since 1998

    Austria - Last active: 2 days 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
    3,939 hours
    4.96
  9. Zarko Zivkovic

    Zarko Zivkovic Agency Contractor

    SEO strategist/consultant

    Serbia - Last active: 2 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
    1,740 hours
    4.97
  10. Amity C.

    Amity C. Agency Contractor

    French Web Marketing (content and SMM)

    France - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 15 - Portfolio: 3

    Living and working in France, I am fluent in French. I have a passion for Writing. I am self-employed on the Web. I create and translate content, work on Marketing strategy, SEO and SMM. I write blogs on various subjects (travel, pregnancy, raising your child...). I am returning to oDesk to fill in the blank parts of my schedule as it is a wonderful marketplace to complete the working week with interesting projects. I am always looking out for projects in Web marketing (content, SMM, SEO, emailing, etc.) and translation (English/French).

    Associated with: AG Bilingual Services

    $33.33 /hr
    786 hours
    5.00