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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
    120 hours
    4.85
  2. Flemming Thorsen

    Flemming Thorsen

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

    Denmark - Last active: 12 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
  3. Merlijn B.

    Merlijn B.

    Freelance Translator (Dutch/English/Spanish)

    Spain - Last active: 11 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
  4. Alex ST

    Alex ST

    20-y experience, Professional & Topnotch Services

    Indonesia - Last active: 8 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
  5. Ivy Feng

    Ivy Feng

    Certified English - Chinese Translation Expert

    China - Last active: 1 day 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
  6. Adela T.

    Adela T.

    Creatologist | Content Strategist | Project Manager |

    Romania - Last active: 15 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
  7. dominique boyer

    dominique boyer

    translation french/english - content writing - proofreading

    France - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

    My skills and strengths : - Content writing : I can write on various topics different types of content - ebooks, blog articles; product review; web pages; marketing content; informative content; emailing campaign. - Translation : english to french. I have experience in translating documents such as laws; website content; user's manual (electronic device, watch etc.); blog articles; brochures.... - Proofreading : I can proofread all type of documents in french : articles, catalogues, technical content... - Fast and efficient research to write relevant, interesting and updated content. - Versatility : after 5 years and many successfull projects, I have the ability to write on very different topics. My curiosity and will to always learn new things is a plus to feel enthusiastic to write on subjects that vary a lot. - Efficient image search. - Editing content on Wordpress : I have been in charge of the editorial line, writing and editing of three weekly articles on 2 sites (1 year each) : repaschezsoi.com augmentertestosterone.com - SEO : I can write and edit texts with specific key-words and SEO expectations. - Community Management : I have been responsible for the Facebook page for 2 websites, searching, planning, posting and interacting on a daily basis. - Email customer service : I have worked as a customer representative for both individual and professionnal customers, dealing with their requests, enquiries and problems by email. My Qualities - Why am I a reliable freelancer : - Always on time : as soon as a deadline is agreed, you can count on me to deliver work on time. No excuses, no surprise ! - Communication : for a project to be successfull I believe excellent communication is a must. I will always do my very best to inform you with clarity and honesty, will ask questions and never leave any problem on the way. - Commitment : long-term and regularity are what I stand for. Because I want you to consider me as a true ressource, a successfull experience will always be the first step towards a strong and reliable working partnership.

    $27.78 /hr
    866 hours
    4.96
  8. Eva Stiekema

    Eva Stiekema

    German Translation Professional

    Germany - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2

    My name is Eva Stiekema and my translation service is called Linguavision, located in Cologne, Germany. I am a translation professional with long-standing expertise in the translation industry. I have obtained a translation diploma in Germany, France and England. My working languages are English, French, Dutch and Spanish into German. I am a German native speaker. I also take on other languages in cooperation with colleagues. My areas of expertise include IT, Software, Technology, Marketing, Sales, Business, Mobile, Apps, Games, Telecom, Travel, Tourism. I have worked for renowned language service providers such as Lionbridge or Fasttranslator. My positions included Translator, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Team Leader. I also worked inhouse on the client side as Senior Translation Manager at HRS. I deliver high quality translations within a short turnaround time. I can also offer proofreading or transcription services upon request.

    $38.89 /hr
    96 hours
    5.00
  9. Frederic Premat

    Frederic Premat

    Reliability and quality

    France - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    French native certified translator. Precise, reliable and experienced in translations from English (Us and British) to French in technical, business, marketing, IT, legal, travel, food and fashion areas, Apps and websites localizations. I am recognized by and declared to the French Administration as a translator, producing invoices of my work for your business bookkeeping needs (my tax numbers are Siren n° 799 636 980 and Siret n° 799 636 980 00010). I can assist you by translating and writing French-language texts that are more relevant to a French audience, with the proper Gallic « tournure », twist. The art of translation is as old as written literature. Translation must take into account constraints that include context, the rules of grammar of the two languages, their writing conventions, and their idioms. A common misconception is that there exists a simple word-for-word correspondence between any two languages, and that translation is a straightforward mechanical process; such a word-for-word translation, however, cannot take into account context, grammar, conventions, and idioms. To be a good translator, it is necessary to understand the internal system of a language and the context of the entire text being translated. Thus, the translator will be able to produce the same effect in both languages. Very aware of the new leading technologies, my extensive exposure to the English language from an early age and my years of experience as a translator are my strongest points. You’ll get a turnkey file, fully edited and produced and ready for immediate use. Prompt Service: Turnarounds of under 24 hours! Prompt communication, available in a variety of means. Software: Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Poedit.Wordfast/AEGISUB. I live in France, about two and a half hours from Paris and one hour from both Nantes and Rennes. I have a fast broadband internet connection, a state-of-the art computer system as well as numerous desk reference materials. I sincerely hope my application will attract your attention and I'll be happy to give you further details if necessary.. Please inquire about project pricing and long-term assistance so we can develop a plan that works for you.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,086 hours
    4.94
  10. David Vecchio

    David Vecchio

    3D Artist / Architectural and product visualization

    Argentina - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 18

    I've been working as a freelance 3D artist for the last 8 years. My areas of expertise are architectural renderings and product visualization renderings (mainly for graphic/web advertising and television commercials). I work mostly with architectural projects, rendering ortographic views, perspectives and floor plans. All of these are usually destined to take part in presentations to get approval of the projects. Accuracy is very important in this kind of projects, every detail must be taken care of. Having worked with many of these projects helped me to sharpen my eye for details. Some of my most important architectural projects include renders for brands like Wendy's, CVS Pharmacies, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, KRAFT Foods and IKEA. I have also worked with product renderings for many well known brands in my country, such as Ace (laundry powder), VO5 (hair gels, sprays and shampoo), Speed (energy drink), La Sereni­sima (milk, yoghurt, etc).

    $40.00 /hr
    590 hours
    5.00