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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. Johnny Speiermann

    Johnny Speiermann

    Senior Software Localizer / e-commerce specialist

    Denmark - Last active: 10 hours 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
    122 hours
    4.85
  2. Stella Stopfer

    Stella Stopfer

    Wordpress website designer and developer, translator

    Croatia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 32

    WORDPRESS WEBSITE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT My goal is to create beautifully designed Wordpress websites with emphasis on functionality and great user experience. My previous work covers websites for small businesses, agencies and blogs. ***In August 2013, I became one of the TOP 10% freelancers at oDesk. - http://bit.ly/1epyq3E*** All of the websites will be created using HTML5 and CSS3 and include responsive design approach - they are optimized for all mobile devices. TRANSLATION SERVICES I've been a professional translator since July 2010. English - excellent speaking and writing skills (learned for 9 yrs, been doing business in English since 2007) French - excellent speaking and writing skills (learned for 12 yrs) Spanish - excellent speaking and writing skills Italian - B2 Portuguese - A1 Croatian - mother tongue Worked at: July 2010 - May 2011 i.c.t. d.o.o, Zagreb, Croatia - contract and memo translations - handled all correspondence and conversations with clients from USA, UK, Norway, Albania, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and many of the Arabic countries in English May 2011 - now Freelance work for local and foreign clients including English, Croatian, Spanish, French and Italian from January 2010 - written all content for wearemicro.com in English August 2010 - written and published a manifesto in English September 2010 - written and published a book in English ***OTHER BACKGROUND*** INTERNET & SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING (don't offer these services anymore) Worked at: November 2007 – May 2009, EDC, San Diego, USA - internet marketing - SEO - article marketing - blogging - SMM (video marketing, using social media for business - Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, social bookmarking sites, etc.) - e-mail marketing and list building - PPC, banner ads, solos - developing traffic generation techniques - small business branding - website analysis - team and client education about the same topics through webinars - communication in English with clients from all over the world January 2010, :we are micro Started a project call we are micro which helps people build micro business from scratch. - Wordpress website design and development - content creation - e-mail marketing - Google Analyticsa - social media marketing - traffic generation - client education on developing business ideas, products and services, effective internet marketing strategies and other crucial element in starting a micro business - client education on using social media profiles to get more work and spread the word about their businesses COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT (don't offer these services anymore) Worked at: June 2011 - May 2012, Dimedia, Zagreb, Croatia - community manager for leading Croatian businesses like Badel wines, Pepsi Croatia, Kvadra Design (design furniture brand), Sheraton Hotel Zagreb, The Westin Zagreb, Palace Hotel Zagreb and many more - developed very successful Facebook applications and contests - created and managed Facebook advertising campaigns

    $50.00 /hr
    171 hours
    4.86
  3. Flemming Thorsen

    Flemming Thorsen

    English-Danish translator, linguist, localizer, reviewer & copywriter

    Denmark - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    As a translator I will make your content sound as if it was originally written in Danish. As a copywriter my objective is to understand your target audience, and tailor my copy into the most effective style for engaging the reader and promoting your cause. I have experience with all sorts of subjects from technical apps to children's tales, and I have completed localization assignments for both major international companies and small startup businesses.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals

    $44.44 /hr
    230 hours
    4.87
  4. Katharina M.

    Katharina M.

    Professional translations by certified German translator

    United States - Last active: 4 days 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
    1,575 hours
    4.96
  5. Merlijn B.

    Merlijn B.

    Freelance Translator (Dutch/English/Spanish)

    Spain - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 6

    My name is Merlijn and I'm a Dutch native freelance translator based in Spain. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the Universiteit Utrecht and a Master's degree in Literary Translation from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. I translate from both English and Spanish into Dutch and from Dutch into English. I'm also available for correction and revision of translations or articles. As a certified translator I will always deliver quality in a timely manner. Please have a look at the feedback I've received from other clients to get some insight in what they've liked best when working with me. As for translation experience, I've done many different subtitling projects, both films, documentaries and series. I have experience in literary translations, technical texts, such as manuals, tourism and travel brochures and websites, and webpages with a variety of topics. As you can see on my profile here, I've also been working for quite a while on a huge dictionary project. Besides translating, I'm currently also active as a certified English teacher on freelance basis both at an academy and private classes.

    $42.00 /hr
    820 hours
    5.00
  6. Alex ST

    Alex ST

    20-y experience, Professional & Topnotch Services

    Indonesia - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 1

    My profound experience in language skill for seventeen years, particularly in English>Indonesian vv pairs, I believe will suit with any translation services. My clients come from local and international companies. In these last six months I have dealt with more than 20 international clients, which are willingly content to work again with me for future projects. My translation specialties are advertising and public relation, medical and health care, computer and softwares, business, banking and marketing, E-commerce, IT and engineering, hotel and hospitality services, tourism and lifestyle fields. I have translated various patent documents, for instance automotive and car tire control, scientific chemical products such as chemicals for high-tech textile product, medical chemistry (pharmaceuticals and medical interventions), etc. As well, I have experiences in copy writing project, promotional marketing and advertising purposes, transcription, DTP, localization, pedagogy, subtitling, voice over/dubbing. Proofreading is one of my best services. One and the main of my CAT tools is SDL Studio Trados 2011.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals, oTranslators

    $38.89 /hr
    114 hours
    5.00
  7. Fernando Garza

    Fernando Garza

    Creative design and graphic strategies

    Mexico - Last active: 10 hours 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
    2,743 hours
    4.99
  8. Ivy Feng

    Ivy Feng

    Certified English - Chinese Translation Expert

    China - Last active: 10 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 8

    "By far one of the best online experiences I've ever had. A consummate professional and highly recommended." "Ivy provides accurate, fast and high-quality translations. Unlike other translators, she puts in the time and effort to thoroughly understand the source material before beginning." "My colleague in China who proofreads Ivy's translations says she does so with great pleasure as the work is excellent!" "She cared as if she was part of the team, not just a contractor doing a task." I am a professional Chinese translator with six years of full-time experience. I move each year between the US and China, and this unique position living and working in both cultures allows me to create especially accurate, localized and contemporary translations. The above testimonials (from my oDesk and Elance profiles) prove that I deliver high-quality translations that make an immediate impact on your global ventures, increasing your profits and making you look good -- in English and Chinese! LANGUAGE PAIRS: • English to Simplified Chinese • English to Traditional Chinese • Simplified Chinese to English • Traditional Chinese to English I am a native Simplified Chinese speaker from Shandong province, China, where we speak and write a very standard Mandarin similar to that spoken in Beijing. I have studied and written Traditional Chinese for Taiwan since I was young and am highly competent in this language as well; however, as it is not my native language, I ALWAYS provide an independent review of my work by a native Traditional Chinese colleague. I have studied English since I began school, and I taught the language for many years at a private school in China. I now live half the year in the US and half in China, and I read, write and speak English for a US market. However, as English is not my native language, I ALWAYS provide an independent review of my translations into English by a professional English copyeditor to ensure accuracy and a natural translation. SERVICES: • Document Translation • App, Game and Website Localization • Editing • Proofreading • Transcription • Copywriting (Chinese only) I provide professional translations between Chinese and English. I also offer proofreading and editing services, and I am happy to review and critique previous translations into Simplified Chinese. Every document that I translate or software that I localize will be proofread with meticulous detail to ensure the utmost accuracy and quality, and I will firmly calibrate your text for the particular field, tone and target audience. I also contract with a professional translator colleague to provide an independent review of EVERY text that I translate. This independent proofreading is completely free of charge to you; it's at my expense to ensure that I provide the most accurate and highest-quality translation possible! SPECIALIZATIONS: • Marketing Materials • Websites • Education • Travel and Tourism • Business • App and Game Localizations I have solid experience translating everything from technical user manuals to legal contracts to social dating websites. While I am quite capable of working in a variety of fields, over the years I have specialized in the above. I invite you to check out my portfolio on oDesk or on Elance (http://Ivy_Feng.elance.com/) for several Chinese translation samples. I also have multiple references and additional samples available on request. For more glowing reviews from past satisfied clients, please see my testimonials page further down, or on Elance, where I have even more experience (https://www.elance.com/s/ivy_feng/job-history/?t=1&s=rating&o=desc). GUARANTEE: Working with strangers online is a bit of a leap of faith, and even more so when it involves a foreign language! But it doesn't have to be. If you're not totally happy with my delivered translation, I'll happily make UNLIMITED revisions until you are COMPLETELY satisfied -- no hassles! I look forward to hearing from you!

    Groups: oTranslators

    $30.00 /hr
    184 hours
    4.98
  9. Adela T.

    Adela T.

    Creatologist | Content Strategist | Project Manager |

    Romania - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 9

    Experience makes the difference between the average and the excellent. In creating online experiences that matter, you need a dedicated professional who works hard and has native skills - qualities I own and use with great respect towards the team I work with and your audience. How can your presence be different, unique and appealing in an online environment many times ruled by cliches and patterns? By adapting rules and innovating according to your distinct needs. By believing in all the differences people share and striving to customize your online presence accordingly. From the name of your company to deploying a project, your business has to speak to various people's needs and relate to their feelings. By helping you communicate who you are through a reliable online experience from start to finish, I support your causes and give others reasons to believe in you. If you feel we're on the same length, than we have a professional future together and I'm looking forward to sharing my skills and commitment with you and your business.

    $33.33 /hr
    2,564 hours
    4.99
  10. Alexandre L.

    Alexandre L.

    Expert translator and proofreader

    Tunisia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11

    After several years of experience of work in an international background, I have opened my own business. Here is what I can easily do for you: - translate from EN/DE/RU to FR - translate from FR∕DE/RU to EN - manage social networks - manage a website' backend - write texts (for SEO or other) - proofread texts in French - Teach any of my language pairs Please don't hesitate to ask me if you want to know more about me. I am always happy to learn something new, so feel free to contact me if you want make an offer.

    $33.33 /hr
    1,036 hours
    4.91