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  1. Siw shauni H.

    Siw shauni H.

    Translation, editing/proofreading, research, writing

    United States - Last active: 02/01/2014 - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a Norwegian national with a degree in Linguistics and Translation (English <> Norwegian). As a translator and proofreader/editor I am experienced and knowledgeable, with an eye for details. I take pride in being efficient, hard working and professional. I am also a fast learner. I enjoy working with languages and possess good communication skills, which aids me in the accurate and proper translation of projects. My main language pair is Norwegian <> English, however I also translate FROM German, Swedish and Danish. I work in WordFast Pro, Trados Studio 2011, Across, MemoQ, XTM, and A.nnotate. I have completed projects for companies such as Duracell, Bernina, LG, Microsoft, 3MK, Neoprobe, DSC gmbh, Covidien, Mineral Plast, Rolls-Royce, GE, Zagg, and more. My main fields of expertise are Medical and Technical texts, with extensive experience in IT/Electronics and Business, and of course, general texts. Whether working in a team or by myself, I strive to make the best possible use of my strong points. I am proficient in the use of computers, having used them extensively on a hobby basis, as well as for previous work. My experience includes some maintaining and updating of a database. I am familiar with MS Office tools, and I type approximately 50 wpm. My work experiences are varied and in several of my previous jobs I have had managerial responsibilities. As such I am used to being a self-starter and getting things done.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $38.89 /hr
    325 hours
    4.99
  2. Ela K.

    Ela K.

    Writing/Proofreading/Translation Expertise & Legal Research/Insight

    Germany - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 3

    My goal is to deliver exceptional client service. I listen to your needs and strive to become a valued business resource and a trusted advisor. As good communication is key to any relationship, I will keep you apprised of the state of your project and am happy to discuss ideas at all times. What I bring to the table: Detail-oriented native German freelance writer, translator and fully qualified lawyer with strong organization, prioritization and project management skills - highly analytical, timely, quality-driven and adaptive.

 
Firm grasp of the English (UK and US spelling) and German languages, in-depth research experience and a mix of legal, marketing and publishing expertise. I thoroughly enjoy both creative and technical writing, with a penchant for translating as well as editing and proofreading both German and English content. 10+ years' translation experience (website content, contracts, business plans etc.). I am especially interested in medical and legal topics but will take on any given subject with the same enthusiasm. 
 The past couple of years I worked as a researcher and writer for specialized - financial and legal - publishers in London, UK. 
Important note: As I handle legal/sensitive information on a regular basis I do not work with the automatic Upwork time tracking tool due to confidentiality issues. Thank you for your understanding.

    $44.00 /hr
    69 hours
    5.00
  3. Valerie L.

    Valerie L.

    PAGES international-Translation, Writing and Proofreading

    Canada - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 10

    French is my first language and I spent years studying it, earning a Master's Degree in French Literature in the process. Twelve years ago I moved to Alberta, Canada where I became fluent in English. There I also started teaching French to students in French Immersion and to university students. About 4 years ago, I started working as a professional translator, mostly English to French, and I had the opportunity to work on texts from a variety of fields: from travel to aviation safety, with a detour by light and heavy industries, software and education. I offer services in English-French translation (5 years experience), French Proofreading and writing in French. I have a Master's Degree in French Literature and I am fluent in English. I have been published in both languages, mostly in French. Newspaper articles, web content and short stories are some of the things I produced.

    $22.22 /hr
    223 hours
    4.87
  4. Andrea M.

    English to German translation/ Proofreading/ Article writing

    Canada - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a qualified Primary School Teacher with German as my native language and I am fluent in English. Due to spending years in the United Kingdom and in Australia, it has allowed me to become proficient in the English language. I have a lot of experience in translation from English to German (text and website translation about various topics), customer service, private tutoring and I am also experienced in writing Keyword and SEO optimized articles in German. I'm a reliable, ambitious, diligent and hard working person. My goal is to provide excellent service to my clients and keeping deadlines counts to my top priorities. Feel free to contact me anytime!

    $20.00 /hr
    4,384 hours
    5.00
  5. Manfred E.

    Manfred E.

    German native. 10+ years translating, proofreading, editing, writing.

    Germany - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1

    Anthropologist M.A. & German as foreign language teacher & freelance translator.. Studied in Berlin, Germany and in CapeTown, South Africa. Freelance writer and translator since 1998 - fields: Journalism, Social Science, Travel, Academic translations, Hotel & Tourism-industry, Website translation. Various publications in travel magazines, travelwebsites, social science magazines, newpapers - print and online. 5 years experience in hotel & travel PR & CR, website, print, writing, editing, and translating. 5 years experience in language instruction & teaching experience in South Africa, Germany, India. Languages: German (native), English (excellent), French (good), Hindi and Zulu (basic). SERVICES OFFERED English to German translations, proofreading, editing. Translation, editing, proofreading of academic texts. Fields: humanities, social sciences, literature, art. - 10 years of experience at all levels from assignments, to PhD thesises, as well as translations for academic journals. Translating, writing, editing, of texts in travel, hotel & tourism industry. Various articles produced for travel-magazines, 5 years of experience of translating or writing hotel website information, as well as travel blog and social media management for hotel and hostels. Editing, proofreading, and general help with German documents for foreigners, who find themselves in the unfamiliar world of German bureaucracy, or need personal correspondence help. ...Translating is not just replacing a word with one from a different language, you need to translate the cultural concept as well, to get things understood and done... German language teaching and coaching on request.

    $13.33 /hr
    2,959 hours
    5.00
  6. Samuel Fielding

    Samuel Fielding

    UK Doctorate-level Proofreading, Editing, Writing and Data Analysis

    United Kingdom - Last active: 5 months ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 7

    I have 10 years of experience in proofreading, editing, reviewing, and writing scientific, economic and technical reports and popular science articles. Furthermore, I have frequently communicated scientific and economic concepts and issues to the public via newspaper articles, guides, manuals, and presentations. I am also highly skilled in data mining and analysis, laboratory techniques, MS Windows and Linux OS environments, and have a sound understanding of several languages (French, German, Spanish, Latin). I frequently use a suite of statistical, graphing, GIS, bioinformatics, financial trading and publishing software.

    $50.00 /hr
    130 hours
    4.52
  7. Susi S.

    Translations into german, Content Writing, Proofreading, Voice overs

    Germany - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 7

    Translations, German Content Writing and Proofreading with a professional attitude. I translate your content (blogs, PRs, product descriptions etc.) from English to German. The result is a German text, which fits the needs of your consumer, website and also yours. The text will be localized and written for the German market and the German consumer. The same professional attitude I have in my work as text writer. The German content is also written for the German market with the special knowledge of how a blogpost, PR, product description - or what ever you want - must be written, that it affects the reader - with the result of buying, leasing or ordering informations. If you have already an German text (written or translated) I can offer you to proofread it for mistakes (grammar, punctuation, spelling etc.) and also rewrite it for easy reading and getting the message to the point. Next to writing and translations I also can transcribe your German interviews and videos or give your words a German voice for Videos, Helplines, Apps, Audio Books or e-Learning courses. I am open minded to new work, new experience and for sure you will not regret it. On my portfolio on oDesk you can see what I have already done (and it does not show the half), and feel free to ask for a portfolio with sample texts and translations. If you want to be up to date with my writings – I have a little private blog, where I write about different German products: testenundbloggen.wordpress.com

    $20.00 /hr
    941 hours
    4.96
  8. Ashley Kraemer

    Ashley Kraemer

    Writing/Editing/Proofreading

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Writing and editing are passions I have had for some time now, and it is very exciting to get to work on my love for the written word every day. I have a proven track record of excellent results, where my passion shines through in my work. I have experience in editing articles, eBooks, novels, and marketing materials. I also have experience writing website content as well as creative writing. I have been a freelancer full-time now for a few of months, and I have to say, I should have done it sooner! I love the work I do in writing, copy-writing, editing, and proofreading. Every day that goes by, I learn something new, and I can add it to my knowledge. I never stop learning and I apply that to the work I do everyday.

    $7.78 /hr
    384 hours
    4.91
  9. Priya Ranjan Panigrahi

    Priya Ranjan Panigrahi

    Writing, Editing, Proofreading, Transcription

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

    I am an experienced writer, editor, proofreader, copyrighter, researcher & transcriber. I have written for features, television, ads, corporate videos, webisodes, explainer videos, novels, books, memoirs, tutorials, technical documents etc. I have transcribed lots of audios, video and interviews in different accents. One of my screenplay is bought by a major production house. In screenplay writing, I specialize in Thrillers, Drama and Comedy but I am always open for other genres. I have excellent experience in writing for Independent and low budget features. I have great knowledge about cinema, screenwriting rules, narratives, plot, characters, dialogues, emotional arc, conflict and resolution. I have written and directed few short movies and webisodes. I am a qualified software engineer having worked for big companies like IBM, Oracle, Capgemini and DHL. In media and entertainment industry, I have worked for Balaji Telefilms, Arkamedia Productions, Pegasus Design, Electric Dreams, Moviecrates Ltd some of which are renowned production houses in India. So if you have that great idea to be put on paper. No worries, we will work together.

    $10.00 /hr
    270 hours
    4.87
  10. Marie Oszegi

    Marie Oszegi

    content writing, proofreading, translating

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

    Articles, translations, proofreading? Here I am. I worked more than three years for the world´s biggest news agency Reuters in Munich. I was writing articles and providing footage for the german and the international market. In 2013 I decided to leave Germany. First I moved to Iceland, now I live in Argentina. I have got experience in translating in German from many different languages, mostly English and Turkish. I have a master´s degree in anthropology, studies of the Middle East and philosophy. I am open to any job, for example translations (German-English), content writing or proofreading. I am quick learner and and take tasks seriously. See you soon!

    $11.11 /hr
    290 hours
    4.97