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  1. Sian Cooper

    Sian Cooper

    Freelance translation and terminology management

    France - Last active: 01/25/2014 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    I am native English, translating from French and Spanish into UK and US English. I also provide transcription, proofreading, editing and revision; plus a Translation Memory and terminology/ TermBase management service. I am level 2 SDL Trados certified; I also offer Wordfast and MemoQ. I was partially educated in France, which is where I initially learnt Spanish; and I have 40 years of experience in both languages. I have been translating freelance for about 18 months, meanwhile also doing an online MA in Translation with Bristol University, to support practice with theory. I am a member of the Proz Certified Pro network, French and Spanish to English and also a member of the European Society for Translation Studies. I have over 20 years' professional experience in software functional analysis and design to Senior Manager level, in multi-lingual accounting and financial services products. I specialise in IT, technical, business and financial areas; but I have very broad general knowledge and skill-set, so I can also offer, for example, literary translation, or handle subjects as diverse as classical music and printing technology. I also have an MA in Information Design, so I am particularly concerned by layout and design, whether of documents or websites. I love what I do, and I am fiercely proud of my professionalism. I want my clients to be delighted with my work and come back for more. You can also contact me via,

    $50.00 /hr
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  2. Volker Ruerup

    Volker Ruerup

    Freelancer for translation, webdesign and content

    Germany - Last active: 05/29/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm a PhD in Business Administration who loves to translate, write and design. I'm very good in German (mother tongue) and English and I have quite some experience with Wordpress projects. I've also worked for a number of startups where I was mainly responsible for Business Planning and Strategy. Winner of several Business Plan Competitions and Teacher of Entrepreneurship at the University of Munich. My current project is which can give you an idea of what I'm able to do. The site is in German, but fully translated to English. Besides this project, I have some time for your work. From small projects to bigger ones.

    $33.33 /hr
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  3. Teresa Giampaolo

    Teresa Giampaolo

    Translation from English to Italian and Spanish

    Italy - Last active: 01/02/2014 - Tests: 5

    My name is Teresa, i am Italian. I can speak English, Spanish and Italian of course. I can help people translating documents, letters ecc.. And also people who want to learn languages.

    $27.78 /hr
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  4. Yumei Ho

    Yumei Ho

    Freelance Consultant (CPA)/financial report translation is provided

    Taiwan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    I have been working for Big Four accounting firms in transaction service and audit for more than 8 years and is a consultant with Resources Global Professionals. Even I'm new at oDesk, I have variety of consulting experiences for international corporations for many years. ( including related translation services) My main experiences are consulting, financial due diligence and audit and corporate accounting: Consulting Experience - worked with Resources Global Professionals (RGP) as a consultant and engaged in the projects in financial industries and IT industry. Due Diligence ( Merger & Acquisition) - worked at Big Four Accounting firms and engaged in financial due diligence projects (merger and acquisition); assisted Partners in Far East Area and worked with other Far East Area team members either remotely or face to face for cross-border transactions; Led managers and senior associates in Far East Area with directions of determining key business drivers and analyzed the historical operating performance; Suggested incorporation of findings into client’s valuation and/or purchase and sale agreement, provided other negotiating points from different angles; The major projects including: 1. IPO Projects and Financial Reporting Projects - HSBC 2. AIG Taiwan Deal - Primus Pacific Partners (HK) Limited 3. MetLife Taiwan Deal -Sony Life 4. Natural Beauty Bio-Technology Limited - Carlyle Asia Investment Advisors Limited 5.Valuation on Selected Commercial Credit of Cosmos Bank - GE Capital Asia investment Holdings BV 6. Domino's Pizza Taiwan Deal - Regent Taipei Hotel Corporate Accounting - worked at an European group in financial industry and engaged several major projects including IFRS adoption, new quarterly financial reporting packages in both IFRS, French GAAP and Solvency II and several projects to assist actuarial department for their further analysis. - worked at a property management company in the U.S. and managed financial statements for more than 12 clients.

    $30.00 /hr
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  5. Alexandra Berlina

    Alexandra Berlina

    Conference interpreter: translation studies PhD, 12 years experience

    Germany - Last active: 07/13/2014 - Tests: 2

    Simultaneous and consecutive interpreting: English, German & Russian in all combinations. Dolmetschen (Simultandolmetschen / Konferenzdolmetschen) und Übersetzungen: Englisch, Deutsch, Russisch. Переводы: английский, немецкий, русский. I work very fast, with impeccable accuracy -- and, if needed, creativity. For more details, see my homepage:, my publisher's webpage: & my university site:

    $66.66 /hr
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  6. Leon Lee

    Leon Lee

    Business and Economics Chinese online market Translation Chinese

    China - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 2

    I am Leon, a Native Chinese who offers China marketing research, sourcing and selecting supplier, English-Chinese translation. I specialize in business and economics. • Strong analytical capability • Good communication and presentation skills • Able to handle multiple tasks effectively and consistently meet deadlines • Excellent attention to detail, capacity to analyze problems and develop solutions Feel free to ask any questions in relation to your assessment of my suitability for your offer.

    $33.00 /hr
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  7. Christina Pfister

    Christina Pfister

    German-English and English-German translation, editing, transcribing

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 11

    I am a native speaker of both English and German and can translate to/from either language. I am an independent writing and editing consultant and can help you express your ideas in a concise & clear or a creative manner. I have translated a wide variety of material including theology, politics, psychiatry, and education-related materials.

    $33.33 /hr
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  8. Maksym S.

    Maksym S.

    Expert Eng-Rus-Eng translation, IOS testing, pc&apple hardware skills

    Ukraine - Last active: 03/30/2014 - Tests: 1

    education: technician, law, medical, chemical, automotive, musician, expert IOS user TRANSLATION : - English fluent speaker, Russian (native speaker) and Ukrainian (native speaker). Perfect organized and well motivated person, striver for the best. With strong sense of time and quality. образование: техническое, юридическое, лингвистическое качества: ответственность, коммуникабельность, быстрое приобретение новых навыков, образное мышление, творческий склад ума, кинеэстет хобби: музыка, спорт, гражданская авиация

    $33.33 /hr
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  9. Kirill Mostovoy

    Kirill Mostovoy

    Ukraine - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 1

    Certified translator with more than 10 years of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry LANGUAGE PAIRS English – Russian, English – Ukrainian TRANSLATED BOOKS “The Microclean Cleanroom Handbook” “Method Validation in Pharmaceutical Analysis” “Statistical Design and Analysis of Stability Studies” “Risk Management Applications in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing”

    $33.41 /hr
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