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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. Jiachang L.

    Jiachang L.

    Chinese/English Translator/Interpreter/Proofreader/Transcriber

    China - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 7

    I'm a native Chinese freelance translator with a MA degree in Translation Studies. Over the past 12 years I've been dealing with translation work in various fields such as business, literature, art, culture, education, tourism and so on. As a qualified and professional Chinese-English translator, I'm enthusiastic, responsible, efficient and I take every job seriously. As is shown in my Work History and Feedback here, my service is 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $25.00 /hr
    233 hours
    4.97
  2. Fabrice D.

    Fabrice D.

    French translator (English/German to French)

    France - Last active: 1 day 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 member 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
    484 hours
    4.97
  3. Ann K.

    Ann K.

    Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

    Sweden - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

    My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usually apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, and then that rate apply. On the other hand could other duties require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi-skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of your kind of recaps what service is. Additionally to the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. Besides having extensive work experience, the studying of sociology, psychology and computer science at an academic level constitutes useful knowledge. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me, and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at an early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing, I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Regarding human language, I write with a fine imagination, do my research and have a splendid vocabulary. Regarding computers, I like to make life easier for end users, and I also focus on usability. Regarding both languages, I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if you're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

    $30.00 /hr
    81 hours
    4.98
  4. Dirk Späth

    Dirk Späth

    Native German Translator

    Germany - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

    I am a native German speaker and I lived in Germany for the most part of my life. In June 2013 I quit my job as a nurse at the University Hospital in Freiburg, Germany to become a dive instructor, translator and digital nomad, travelling the world. At the moment I'm in the Philippines. I started to work on oDesk as an English to German translator in May 2013. Since my students exchange in the USA (Pennsylvania) I am fluent in both written and spoken English. Since my time in the USA I always kept exposed to English with the internet, movies, radio, books and contact to both American and British friends. I have tutored students of all ages in English as a part time job. I consider English my second mother tongue.

    $43.21 /hr
    124 hours
    4.98
  5. ping Li

    ping Li

    Mobile app development, graphic design, website development

    China - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

    I have been working in IT field for 5+ years and I can offer you the following services: *Graphic design* *Website development* *Mobile app development* *English<>Chinese translation* I devote myself to provide the best service and deliver best quality jobs. I appreciate every opportunity to work with you! *** I only apply to jobs that I have confidence to do a great job! ***

    $28.00 /hr
    354 hours
    4.95
  6. Daria G.

    Daria G.

    Back-end and front-end dev and photographer

    Ukraine - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I specialize on Ruby on Rails and front-end development. In spite of the fact I have got a degree in International Journalism and Translation, I worked as QA and IT Sales for total of 3 years (from 2008) and then moved to web development from Jan, 2012. I have performed both back-end tasks (from basic CRUD to making simple APIs or server scripts) and front-end (building static websites from scratch or developing views with twitter-bootstrap). I believe the experience is formed with the quality of the projects, you have delivered, and not with the years of sitting in front of the laptop. Specialties: ruby 1.9.2+, Ruby on Rails 3.0+, linux and MacOS X environment, unix-shell, Git, SQL (SQLite, MySQL, PostrgeSQL), HTML, Haml, CSS, Sass, Less, twitter-bootstrap, javascript, jQuery Here is link to my github profile: https://github.com/amseledka I do photographs and various design tasks in my spare time, as well as help my friends with Russian-Ukrainian-English translations. My flickr profile: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37859578@N06/

    $33.33 /hr
    1,797 hours
    4.61
  7. Mark Hofmann

    Mark Hofmann

    Translator, Graphic Designer, Video Editor, Videographer, Photographer

    United States - Last active: 3 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 14

    I'm a digital artist specializing in videography, video editing, motion graphics, and graphic design. Additionally, I'm available for German/English translations (native German speaker - born and raised in Germany). Please have a look at my work posted here on oDesk, or visit my website to view the complete portfolio: http://www.mark-a-hofmann.com

    $28.00 /hr
    1,644 hours
    5.00
  8. Elisha porsha P.

    Elisha porsha P.

    Expert Transcriptionist

    Saint Lucia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 13

    I am an Expert Transcriptionist and I can handle any Transcription Project. Over the past few years, I have mastered the art of Transcription and I work with clients all over the world. The quality of the work I provide is excellent and my clients keep coming back for more. In addition, I am fast, reliable, accurate and responsive. If you're looking for quality work for your money's worth, then hire me. You won't regret it.

    $66.67 /hr
    440 hours
    4.93
  9. Ellie P.

    Ellie P.

    Translator / Voice Talent / Creative Writer

    South Korea - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

    Available to provide Eng-Kor (or vice versa) translation of websites, copywriting for web, print, digital advertising, mobile applications, business documents and presentations particularly in tech/medical/media industry, training materials, guidebooks, voice-over for commercials and digital ads, business conferences, children books, etc. Super excited to be newly join in odesk community and ready to embark on a journey with trustworthy clients! Please take a close look at the following description of my project scope and feel free to contact me any time. Thank you! [Translator / Voice Talent] ✔ Deep understanding of both Korean and English, including colloquialisms and how to translate them ✔ Able to work on tight deadlines under pressure to meet client's needs ✔ Available to communicate with client regularly, attention to details ✔ Have experiences in working with corporate clients to record voice over. [Creative Writer] ✔ Wrote several feature articles in the areas of culture, entertainment, and world topic as intern reporter in South-Korea-based newspaper. ✔ Portfolio: 1. "Facebook Co-Founder Chris Huges: What does entrepreneurship mean in the 21st century?" (http://g20.mk.co.kr/g20_supporters_view.php?cmd=report&num=66) 2. "Iguaza Falls with the movie - Nella Fantasia" (http://g20.mk.co.kr/g20_supporters_view.php?cmd=story&num=67) 3. "Brazilians fall in love with Twitter" (http://g20.mk.co.kr/g20_supporters_view.php?cmd=report&num=104)

    $25.00 /hr
    15 hours
    5.00
  10. Lorena D.

    Lorena D.

    Professional Translator English Spanish & Proofreader

    Mexico - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

    Hello! I am the English - Spanish Translator you are looking for! I'm a native Spanish speaker, highly proficient in English, and I love doing translations! I have lived in Los Angeles CA, and San Antonio TX, so I'm very well acquainted with slang and idioms (U.S. and México) I'm an Industrial Administrator Engineer with 28 years of experience translating and proofreading. Worked for seventeen years as a Director's Bilingual Assistant, in different types of multinational and domestic companies, As an English - Spanish translator, my expertise goes from everyday subjects to technical, e-commerce and e-books translations. I do have excellent orthography, both, English and Spanish, and will deliver your job proofread and before deadline. My translations are done manually, I don't use automatic translators just to make it faster. It's the job of an interpreter not a verbatim translator. Time is money and I will make your money's worth, you will be more than happy with my job. Have an excellent day!

    $32.22 /hr
    12 hours
    4.95