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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. K thomas L.

    K thomas L.

    Analog and Digital Designer - Over 20 yrs. Exp.

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Experience in small signal analog design, sensor interfacing, signal conditioning, sensor applications, data capture and analysis, digital design, microprocessors and small FPGA based systems. I have over 20 years experience developing ideas and bringing them through the design process to a finished product. I develop entire systems, including power, mechanical, optical, and software aspects. I excel in small, innovative designs using new technology. I design for durability and dependability coming from a background of experience in designing for harsh environments, high volume production lines, medical, and space applications. I have design experience in serial communications, optical systems, rf communications, programming, DSP hardware and software design, PC board design and technical writing. I offer my services to take your idea and bring it all the way to production, or to fill any need in the process. I am also available for consulting, helping you to refine your ideas into something that is both manufacturable and functional.

    $70.00 /hr
    2,533 hours
    5.00
  2. 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
  3. Eva Stiekema

    Eva Stiekema

    German Translation Professional

    Germany - Last active: 6 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
  4. Ismet Dumlupinar

    Ismet Dumlupinar

    MCITP (System Administration), MCT, MCSA, MCSD: Web Applications

    Turkey - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 13

    Experienced System Specialist, MCSA/MCITP/MCSD. In-depth knowledge of business operations and Information Tecnology Systems, project management, enterprise system integrations and information security with over eight years with hands on experience as an Enterprise Administrator and Network Manager in Windows Server 2003 & Windows Server 2008 environments. Experience in hardware and software virtualization using VMware and Hyper-V and App-V. Practiced understanding Active Directory, Group Policies, NPS, NAP, Exchange, SQL Server, Dynamics CRM, ERP, PKI and DFS. Experience as a corporate Microsoft/Certification trainer at one of gold certified partners of Microsoft. Proficent in Server 2012 and 2008 (inc.Server Core edition), Hyper-V, switches and many other technologies. I have been highly involved in server virtualization for seven years and am proficient in both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. I am also providing consulting services for web applications. I am a member of DotNetNuke Corp Internationalization Team and I'm working to expand product features to fully support Turkish localization. I am always looking for new opportunities to develop my skills. Check my Microsoft Profile below: https://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/idumlupinar/profile

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $75.00 /hr
    2,231 hours
    4.86
  5. 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
  6. Floris Franssen

    Floris Franssen

    Translator (Dutch, English, French) and Proofreader

    Netherlands - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 12

    Wotcher, my friends. Floris Franssen at your service. I'm a professional translator. I am a native speaker of Dutch, and a citizen of the Netherlands. I have a BA and MA degree in formal linguistics, and ample experience with the practice of translation. I am quite committed to delivering a good product, sometimes even perfectionistically so. I hold myself to high standards for professional integrity and translation quality. I'm the kind of translator you need if you want to make sure things get done right. I work with SDL Trados. Also, I have a website. www.sentaris.net

    $33.33 /hr
    142 hours
    5.00
  7. Ellie P.

    Ellie P.

    Translator / Voice Talent / Creative Writer

    South Korea - Last active: 4 days 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
  8. Lucie Aidart

    Lucie Aidart

    Experienced English-French translator, writer, blogger and copyeditor

    France - Last active: 2 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
  9. Marc B.

    Marc B.

    Sr. IT/Software Development (Project) Management

    Italy - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 10

    - Sr. QA Engineer - Sr. Project / Program Manager / Scrum Master - Sr. Business Consultant After years of experience in Management in both the Software Development and IT industry, I want to expand my horizon at my level of expertise. I'm more geared towards management of technical staff and/or projects. In this setting I have experience in a lot of different specialties (QA, Customer Support, Web Development, Development, IT, Production, Client Management, and others). I'm comfortable in a lot of environments, but I like to be able to use my own management style that is more aimed in managing through positive experiences, openness and coaching and training. I'm definitely not a supporter/believer of managing with an iron fist. My main aim is always to create a positive and productive environment in which people can feel happy and flourish, as opposed to being stressed and strained. I learn quickly and I'm flexible and precise in my work. I have experience with multiple cultures and am a good communicator. For details on my experience, see my LinkedIn profile at: http://it.linkedin.com/pub/marc-baas/19/825/96b/

    $50.00 /hr
    5,287 hours
    5.00