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  1. Alexandra Mamatova

    Alexandra Mamatova

    Russian Translator

    Russia - Last active: 09/03/2014 - Tests: 3

    I am a native Russian speaker with true passion for English language. I graduated one of the best economical universities in Moscow and an external program of The London School of Economics in 2009, majored in economics and finance but while still studying for the Bachelor's degree was freelancing translations in economics and marketing. Apart from translations I've been teaching English and Russian to kids since 2010. What makes me so different from other native Russian translators is that not only I have perfect command of written English and Russian, but also proper, accent less spoken English and would gladly teach English or Russian via Skype. I do translations in economics, marketing, legal and technical translations and guarantee the job done professionally and in time.

    $33.33 /hr
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  2. Jane Roffe

    Jane Roffe

    Freelance translator and proofreader, French to English (UK)

    United Kingdom - Last active: 3 months ago

    An experienced, professional and conscientious translator, I have been working in the translation business since 2002, and specialise in French to English texts. I also correct academic texts written in English by non-native speakers and destined for publication, and translate subtitles for online videos. - Qualified with the Chartered Institute of Linguists, London, in 2001 - Employed full-time in a translation agency 2002-2003 - Freelance since September 2003

    $40.00 /hr
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  3. Alex Wilkerson

    Alex Wilkerson

    Copywriter and German Translator

    Germany - Last active: 03/21/2014 - Portfolio: 1

    I have over 4 years of both copy writing and German translation experience. Range of copy experience includes full website/product/press/digital/print, with translation available for both German to English and English to German. Adept in the spelling and overall emotion of both US-American English and British English, am a citizen of both the USA and the United Kingdom. My core skills lie in writing English and speaking German, while also excelling at instruction, editing, project management, technology consultation, client relations and creative problem solving. Recent topics of my work include: online and SMS marketing, high-end real estate in Berlin, corporate presentations and press releases, open source technology solutions. I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Berlin, Germany in 2011.

    $33.33 /hr
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  4. Vibeke Viteri

    Vibeke Viteri

    English and Spanish to Dutch translator

    Netherlands - Last active: 12/15/2014 - Tests: 2

    Experienced native Dutch translator and editor. - Fixed translator for the Dutch Readers Digest Magazine. - Works for various translation agencies, magazines, publishers and websites (Solidaridad, De Persgroep, Librero, Tijdschrift voor Sanctierecht & Compliance). Core competencies: translation/editing of websites, articles and non fiction books: cookbooks, children's and youth books and books on drawing, architecture, design, history, et cetera. I thoroughly edit my texts after translating so you can't detect it once was in another language ...

    $38.89 /hr
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  5. Konstantinos Palyvos

    Konstantinos Palyvos

    Greek Translator

    Greece - Last active: 03/31/2014 - Tests: 6

    I have been working as a professional translator for the past 15 years, covering a wide range of fields. I have a post-graduate degree (DESS) in translation from the University of Strasbourg (Greek/English/French), as well as the Diploma in Translation from the Institute of Linguists in London. My main strengths and skills are the following: ▪ good communication skills gained through my experience as a teacher; ▪ prioritising work assignments; ▪ efficient time management, allowing the handling of heavy work load under tight deadlines; ▪ good ability to adapt to multicultural environments, gained through my work experience abroad; ▪ team spirit

    $30.00 /hr
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  6. MALIKA KABBOUCHI

    MALIKA KABBOUCHI

    Consulting services

    United States - Last active: 11/27/2013 - Tests: 2

    As a multilingual (French, English, Spanish, Arabic…), multicultural and well-traveled Realtor and broker-associate specialized in partnering with international and local investors, second homes buyers of high-end properties, and developers in the US and abroad, I understand the specific needs and intricacies of such transactions and make it my mission to alleviate all concerns related to the prospecting, buying, selling and leasing processes, investing opportunities in hospitality, real estate, business and other exchangeable assets while assisting in maximizing the benefits and long-term investment returns. A win-win relationship based on trust, professionalism, timeliness and integrity, is enhanced by market knowledge, customer-focused approach, state-of-the-art technology (to include MLS access, automatic notification of new properties, virtual tours…), strong network of seasoned experts, and proven systems and negotiation strategies, track records and consistent follow-up for added peace of mind. Prior extensive experience in Community Development and specifically affordable housing, capital improvement, economic development and historic preservation while assessing then recommending competing developers and other partners for the allocations of millions of dollars in federal, state, and local governmental low-interest loans (forgivable or not), and grants. As a Principal Planner for over six years I have an expert-knowledge of the internal processes governing the yearly competitions for funding which makes me a valuable partner in competing for those public funds, from helping with grant writing to advise on locating and closing on appropriate investments in the arena of affordable housing. Extra curricular activities include: modeling (hair and run away), commercials and prints, videos, extra for movies, voice over in French, translation, interpret, French and English teacher, Business Undergraduate level Professor (Principles or Business, International Business...), personal shopper.

    $166.67 /hr
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  7. Ester Garau

    Ester Garau

    Hard-working Freelance Translator DE to IT, EN to IT

    Italy - Last active: 11/19/2014 - Tests: 7

    I am an Italian native speaker with Bachelor and Master's Degree in Translation from English into Italian, and from German into Italian. Moreover, I am fluent in English (C1, TOEFL ibt) and German (C2, TESTDAF Certification). I work with CAT-tools compatible with .xliff format file. Full-time freelancer since 2012. References available on request.

    $32.00 /hr
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  8. Felicia-May Stevenson

    Felicia-May Stevenson

    Writer, illustrator, graphic designer, social media manager

    Canada - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4

    I'm a self starter and run my own three companies. La fée du temps / The Time Fairy is a personal shopping and assistance service that aims to simplify it's clients lives. I work closely with individuals and small businesses to help them with various tasks, but am currently focusing my attention on businesses, I really want to help them increase their sales by assisting them with tasks such as managing online stores (storenvy or etsy administration, seo, tag words,etc) logos and branding as well as helping them to establish a presence on various social media platforms. I can also create promotional material such as posters, brochures and business cards. I work as La fée Licia, doing face painting for kid's birthday parties and corporate events. Special parties are available such as the full glam package which includes hair, makeup and manicures. I also make stunning one of a kind handmade jewelry, boxes and accessories out of polymer clay which I sell in art fairs, tradeshows and on Etsy. I have also just recently started designing products that I sell in several stores across the net. I am familiar with drop shipping.

    $25.00 /hr
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  9. Thiago Raddo

    Thiago Raddo

    Research and Development Manager

    Brazil - Last active: 11/19/2013

    A PhD student with excellent capacity in dealing with the public, good adaptation, multicultural, fluent in standard and business English, Italian, French and Portuguese. Computer literate, good organisational and administrative skills. Excellent communicator, fast learner, reliable, trustworthy, numerate and meticulous. Able to work on own initiative or as part of a team. Graduated in Science Computer, and post-graduated (research master, M.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Telecommunications, thesis available at http://tinyurl.com/thesis-ocdma, with vast experience in optical networks. Member of the IEEE Communications Society, he has also published many papers in international conferences and journals (the articles abstract are available at www.researchgate.net/profile/Thiago_Raddo/publications/).

    $30.00 /hr
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  10. Edo Krajinic

    Edo Krajinic

    Project Manager/Instructor/Translator

    Bosnia and Herzegovina - Last active: 07/16/2014 - Tests: 6

    Edo Krajinić, prof. PROFILE SUMMARY Results-driven IT and Technology professional with experience as IT developer/programmer, team leader, project manager, translator, trainer and business consultant. Over the last 16 years performed and/or managed large number of mid-sized projects crossing industries such as IT, food manufacturing, aluminum casting and leather production. Also managed number of complex projects with small implementation teams, multiple vendors and budgets up to 0,3M€. * Local public administration, Infrastructure development and SME support * Trainer: Software development and programming MS Access, VB, C++ * Teacher: Social sciences, psychology and philosophy * Implementation of SME ERP information systems and evaluation of EU projects in the field * Business Planning, Marketing, Customs, Accounting and Finances, Taxation... * Business process re-engineering and consulting in the fields of IT, accounting and education * Internet related operations: Website Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay-Per-Click Advertising (PPC), (Real Time) Media Trading, Affiliate Marketing, Analytic, Data Mining, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, CRM Intelligence, Mobile, Consultancy & Training. Currently Project Manager and Accounting IT adviser at "Krajinic Consulting" for 13 years, and lead implementer of all major projects performed by the company. Experience in the design/implementation/assessment of institutional/business capacity-building and interventions with extensive experience in EU project implementations - large number of EBRD financed projects successfully finished. Strong abilities in applications analysis and back-office operations. Demonstrated business acumen and ability to meet fiscal and deadline commitments. Team-building, relationship-building, and communications skills. WORK EXPERIENCE Senior Business Analyst/ Project Manager/Instructor &Translator | Krajinić Consulting BiH| Dec 2000 – Present Employed at Krajinić Computer Consulting as IT consultant and project manager performing a wide range of IT related activities connected to ERP systems planning, design and implementation. Ongoing long term contracts for ERP implementation and support with 15+ mid-size companies. Mar, 1999 to Jan, 2001: Program Development Manager & Marketing executive: K. Ryan ltd, Manchester –Bugojno office July, 1995 to Feb, 1999: General Manager: Intermedium ltd. Bugojno Company lead, Accounting, Marketing etc. All legal work for the company. Customs and Export-Import administration for the business. Hardware/Software sales and computer repairs, technical consulting. Sept, 1993 to Jun 1995 – Secondary school teacher: Secondary School - Gymnasium Teaching Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology Aug, 1986 to Jun 1990 – Administrative worker in City Assembly’s legal support service: City Hall Bugojno Administrative and legal work for administrative units of city district. Okt, 1985 to Jun 1986 – Secondary school teacher: Secondary Technical School for Mechanical Engineering Teaching Sociology and Psychology TRANSLATION TOOLS SDL Trados 2011, 2014, Babylon, Google Translate, Anki, White Smoke, Gllobal Power Translator, Picture Dictionaries, Technical Dictionaries, Special Dictionaries, Idioms dictionaries etc. EARLY CAREER INCLUDES: Education -Teacher/Legal administration / Business administration / Sales and marketing EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: 1978 - 1982 Bachelor of Arts, honored in Philosophy and Sociology - University of Arts, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 1987 Federal Government’s Legal Administration Exam ERP/ Finance and Production Systems implementations PBX telephony, WAN/LAN/VPN & VoIP Call Centre Set-up Supplier / vendor management & negotiation Pantheon (Datalab, Slovenia), Oracle, MS SQL, SAP-limited, Business Objects Law, legal documents & Business administration Educational skills using all types of appliances and computer technologies PERSONAL DETAILS: Language skills: Proficient in English and Russian. Passive working knowledge: Arabic, German, Italian.

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