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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. Layna Nascimento

    Layna Nascimento

    Translator and Voice Artist

    Brazil - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

    Professional Translator and Voice Artist providing high quality and reliable services in the English-Portuguese pair. TOEFL iBT score: 95 I have about 4 years of experience as a translator and 2 years as a voice artist. I've been an English teacher at CCAA school for 6 months, after graduating there with the highest grades. In 2012, I worked for a Brazilian translation agency in Rio de Janeiro. In 2013, I worked on a project as Translations and Content Manager for GiuSoft Tecnologia, adding content and translating a mobile app. Currently, I work as a freelance translator for several agencies. I have translated and written releases, newsletters, websites, apps, manuals, documents and books, texts in various subject areas such as Health, Aesthetics, Oil & Gas, IT, Religion, Music, Psychology, Literature and others. I am also a singer and voice actress and I provide Voice Over services from my own Home Studio, using Pro Tools Express software, Audio Technica AT2035 condenser microphone and M-AUDIO's M-Track Quad audio interface. I have recorded Voice Over for dozens of marketing videos, presentations, e-lessons, phone messages, story narration and more.

    $25.00 /hr
    59 hours
    4.99
  2. Mena Bo

    Mena Bo

    Product Designer and Illustrator and sometimes translator

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a solution designer who was born in Mexico City but is currently based in UK. I have worked as design researcher, product designer and graphic designer. I have decided to work by my own in order to fulfill my professional interests and expand my career opportunities. I have a BA Degree in Industrial Design by UNAM University in Mexico and a Masters Degree in Product Design by CEU Cardenal Herrera in Spain. I am looking for design and illustration projects, and I am also open to make translations as I have a special love for languages.

    $27.78 /hr
    119 hours
    5.00
  3. Pakinam B

    Pakinam B

    Digital Artist and Retoucher

    Egypt - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 23

    I am an experienced Digital Artist of seven year experience in photo editing and retouching for both commercial and artistic purposes. I offer high end photo composting service and worked on several Book and Album cover artworks. I worked as a freelancer for five years and now focusing on expanding my services through more freelancing websites. I am here to offer the artistic side of photo editing and not just the technical work, turning every photo into a piece of art that pops. Service Description: Photo-editing -Photo manipulation -Jewelry retouching -Beauty retouching -Product retouching -Background removal by masking -Background removal by clipping path -Adding logo/Watermark Graphic design -Book cover design -DVD cover design -Logo design -Banner design -Flyer design

    $30.00 /hr
    184 hours
    4.96
  4. Nina Bausek

    Nina Bausek

    Scientific/Medical writer and translator (German/English)

    France - Last active: 10 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    As a scientist with nine years postdoctoral research experience in the UK (Oxford and Sheffield) and a strong publication record including original articles, reviews and commentaries (available on PubMed), I offer reliable expert quality of scientific and medical writing, editing and proofreading in English and German. I am a native German speaker with excellent command of English and offer German>English as well as English>German translations of articles, websites, lectures, lecture material, patient information, etc. I do also offer universal translation services including CVs, blogs, websites, as well as legal and technical translations. In addition, I have expertise in the translation and transcription of old literature (18th century). Having worked in a senior position before, I am determined, organised and adaptive enough to successfully complete any project I accept. I am able to work flexible hours and always respect a deadline. Please note, even though I live in France, my working languages are English and German only.

    $27.78 /hr
    83 hours
    5.00
  5. Ellie P.

    Ellie P.

    Translator / Voice Talent / Creative Writer

    South Korea - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    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
  6. Cristina Popa

    Cristina Popa

    Translator / Writer / Editor

    Romania - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7

    Expat in France & Switzerland, I offer tailored communications services including copywriting and translating in both English and French. I am specialized, but not limited to: Accurate English-French and French-English translations; Production of copies reflecting the client's brand, strategies and audiences; Ghostwriting blog articles, user manuals, eBooks, press releases; Proofreading and editing services for any type of content. Quality output only.

    $25.00 /hr
    106 hours
    4.96
  7. Mark Hofmann

    Mark Hofmann

    Translator, Graphic Designer, Video Editor, Videographer, Photographer

    United States - Last active: 10 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 11

    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
    1,602 hours
    5.00
  8. Julia G.

    Julia G.

    Eagle eye for presentations and formatting

    Germany - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 4

    Hi, I'm Julia, a German graphic designer and MS Office expert with comprehensive English skills, currently based in Australia. I have many years of experience in creating high quality presentations and providing professional formatting in MS Word, Power Point and Excel. My former collegues used to call me "eagle eye" since I have a very skilled eye for aesthetics as well as content and will always spot mistakes and inconsistencies when others don't. I'm a graphic designer with advanced data analytic and GIS skills as well as Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign skills. I'm a reliable and efficient worker as well as a bit of a perfectionist with great attention to details and high quality standards. Presentations: - excellent PowerPoint skills including: slide master creation and adaption, template design, professional charts, smart art, animations, slide transition, effective fonts and styles, custom colours, engaging graphics, illustrations, logo integration, footers, spacing, tables, slide timings, audio integration, etc. - great sense for design and aesthetic appeal - focus on consistency - creative and professional - great attention to detail - prepared as well as given countless presentations, both in university and professional life, always with very positive feedback from audience and clients Formatting skills: - excellent formatting skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. - MS Word whiz: e.g. styles, fonts, pagination, header, footer, spacing, indexes, cross-references, custom colors, graphics, anchoring, templates, smart art, charts, tables, bookmarks, cover sheets, citation, linking, forms and more - focus on a clean and professional look as well as overall consistency in layout and content - the devil is in the details! - experience with long documents/presentantions with hundreds of pages (plenty of bachelor's and master's theses, research reports, annual business reports, etc.) Language skills: - Native German speaker with comprehensive English skills - 15 years of English learning (+ lived in London and Dublin, bachelor and master studies mostly in English) - excellent with grammar, spelling, punctuation in German and English - experienced proof reader in German & English More information about myself: - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business Administration / Marketing & Management - Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Sustainability Science / Ecology & Conservation (with first-class honours) - comprehensive GIS, data analysis, and mapping skills - project management experience - fund raising and sponsoring management experience - organisation of international events and congresses - Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign skills

    $27.78 /hr
    79 hours
    5.00
  9. Lucie Aidart

    Lucie Aidart

    Experienced English-French translator, writer, blogger and copyeditor

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

    Experienced French native translator and writer, I am looking to work with you on translation, writing, blogging and proofreading projects. I am bilingual French-English. I have been working in English for the past three years and I have lived in four different countries, as well as travelled around the world for the past year. I am now starting a career as a freelancer, in the hope of becoming a digital nomad. I am currently based in France. I am currently writing regularly for two travel websites, besides my own travel blog. In the past, I have worked for three years as a technical translator in a publishing company, where I was promoted in a year as Translation Coordinator. I translated university manuals from French to English and English to French in various fields (chemistry, physics, electronics, geography, maths, medicine...), all the while managing a team of 20 translators and their projects and reviewing the quality of their work. I have also worked in three different French publishing companies, working on book layouts, proofreading, copyediting, working on illustrations and equations, writing various documents and so on. Two of those companies were focusing on literature, while the last one was scientific. I am a prolific travel blogger and my blog has become one of the most influential French travel blogs. I can write blog articles and provide content (articles, interviews, series, photography, video) related to travel and tourism in French and English. I have two masters, one in publishing and one in political science. Please let me know how I can help you on your different projects and if you have any questions. I value communication and will be fully available by email and Skype for future projects. I work as a fulltime freelancer and can dedicate the time and attention needed to successfully bring about your various projects.

    $25.00 /hr
    42 hours
    4.96
  10. Karel Tatransky

    Karel Tatransky

    Not your average translator. EN/DE into CZ

    Czech Republic - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    I have been translating from German and English into my native Czech since 1998, specializing in marketing, IT and technical documents. Wondering why I’m not your average translator? For one, my clients appreciate my unfailing attention to detail. They rely on my keen intuition. They also benefit from my interest in modern technology and new developments in the industry. I’m all about straightforward communication and deliver top-notch services with an excellent price/performance ratio. I use the latest software (SDL Trados 2014, Across, MemoQ) to ensure quality and streamlining, but I also make full use of far more important tools: my head and my heart. ► Marketing & PR Send me your marketing copy and I will turn it into readable, compelling Czech: brochures, flyers, catalogues, press releases, social media content, or entire websites. Your readers won’t have to contend with cringe-worthy phrasing, questionable terminology or embarrassing errors. ► IT, telecommunications & websites Every translator has a sweet spot, and this is mine. More than fifteen years of translating and keeping up to date with the latest trends means that this sector is right up my alley. I’m also perfectly comfortable with programmers’ jargon and terms like “big data”, “SEO” and “UX” don’t exactly set my knees to knocking. ► Technical I can give you a clear and accurate translation of manuals, technical specifications or other technical documents. I have a particular soft spot for mechanical and electrical engineering, automation, automotive, and commercial kitchen equipment. ► Software & SAP localization I have plenty of experience in IT and a basic knowledge of programming and software development, so I can translate applications, both small and large, for a result that is technically accurate and user-friendly. I respect the OS-specific terminology (Windows or OS X) as well as your style guide. I’m also happy to translate SAP applications directly in SE63. SAPterm? Absolutely!

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals, oTranslators

    $88.89 /hr
    4 hours
    4.72