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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. Anna F.

    Anna F.

    Swedish - English Translation

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 3

    I'm Swedish, have lived in England and now live in Florida, USA. I have a background in international banking. Currently work from home / housewife. Contact me for English-Swedish translation work, proofreading or research! (I can also translate Norwegian to English or Swedish.)

    $13.33 /hr
    87 hours
    4.89
  2. Fabio Silva

    Fabio Silva

    Computer Engineering w/translation skills

    Portugal - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

    My name is Fábio Silva and I am Portuguese. Currently I am taking a Master Degree on Computer Engineering at University of Porto (4th year), one of the best ranked in Europe. I learned English for 10 years, so you can expect translations of the highest standards. I'm used to high standard assignments and to deal with tight deadlines, which you can testify from my feedback. You can count on: *Work completed on time *High-Quality job *Reasonable prices

    $9.00 /hr
    51 hours
    4.91
  3. Michael Cotten

    Michael Cotten

    Professional German to English Translation

    Germany - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Born and raised in the United States and currently based in Cologne, Germany, I am a professional, experienced translator who can help you create the document you need, each and every time. Unlike many other translators here on Odesk, I only offer the service I do best: translating from German, into English. As a translator, I get asked a lot of questions. Here are answers to some of the most common ones: Q: What are your qualifications in German? I am a fluent speaker of German who has attained C2 certification from the Goethe institute. In addition to being a long-time resident of Germany, I have completed a university degree program in the German language. Q: What are your qualifications in English? I am a native speaker of English, with a degree from a prestigious American university - but perhaps more important is my background as a writer of technical and marketing copy for a variety of U.S. based companies. I have a deep love of the written word, and strive to create effective copy, no matter the language. Q: Do you translate from English to German? No. In the "real world," professional translators specialize in translation from a target language to their mother tongue. Very, very rarely will you ever find a translator in a brick-and-mortar job who will "reverse translate" into a language other than their native one - no matter how fluent they may be. The reasons for this are myriad, but if you've ever read a non-native translation, you probably already know why. Q: Do you translate from other languages, too? No. I do speak Italian and French comfortably; however, I can't claim to be 100 percent fluent, so I don't offer translations from these languages. Unlike many other Odesk providers, I prefer to offer only what I can do well. While this approach does limit my business, it makes for happier customers, and less headache for me. Q: What can you translate for me? In the past, I've translated: Website, brochures and marketing materials Press releases Reports Newsletters Presentations CVs and applications Terms and conditions, employment contracts Internal communications User guides Training materials In short: if it's written in German and you need it in English, I'll translate it! If you have any other questions that haven't been answered here, please feel free to contact me - I'd love to speak with you about your project!

    $22.22 /hr
    1,445 hours
    5.00
  4. Alina Demidova

    Alina Demidova

    English-Russian/ Russian-English translation

    Kyrgyzstan - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 74

    Translation service at low cost and to high standard, with special attention to detail and unique result. I'm a Russian native speaker (from a Russian-speaking country) with excellent English, great reader-friendly style, and extensive translation experience that covers many areas. I have been working as an English-Russian translator for over 9 years and specialize in legal, financial, medical, and literary translations, have good knowledge of the Forex market and Forex terminology. My professional experience tied with my educational background makes me a perfect candidate for all your translation needs. I provide reliable and professional human translations with careful research into the topic. I have extensive experience, good understanding of deadlines, and can guarantee high quality and accuracy of my work with special attention to detail. Need high quality services or a quote? Do not hesitate to contact me and discuss the project. If you have a job, I have time! Fast and qualified translation service in the following areas: - Web content translation (over 35 websites; Google Ads, PPC, SEO); - Financial translations (over three years in the Forex industry: articles, fundamental analyses, technical analyses of daily charts, Binary Options, Financial Reports, Statements, video scripts, etc.); - Legal translations (over three years; English-Russian and Russian-English translation of legal documents and court-related texts); - Medical translations (websites, articles, documents, advertisement, company information, ingredients, storage instructions, recommendations, etc.); - Tourism-related texts and articles (travel guides, guidebooks, hotel descriptions, tour descriptions, resort ads, etc.); - Literary Translations (books/novels, memoirs translation); - Proofreading services.

    $14.00 /hr
    336 hours
    4.93
  5. Natalja Dembek

    Natalja Dembek

    Art and Design / Translation / Editing

    United Kingdom - Last active: 10/07/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    Dear client, I am a freelancer in three different categories: art and design, translation, and editing. Having had an art oriented higher education (BFA), as well as professional experience in all of these three areas, I am a confident, passionate and dependable employee. Translation is a family business that I have had the opportunity to observe and participate in for a couple of years. The languages I know well are German, English, Russian and Japanese, which I studied during extensive travel and while living in different countries. On the other hand, editing is a professional field that has become available to me through an internship at Time Out magazine in London. Please view my artwork on this profile and visit my LinkedIn profile to see recommendations from my latest internship. Lastly, working online offers three things that are important to me in a career: being on a flexible schedule, experiencing diversity and being able to travel without abandoning my work. I look forward to working with you! Natalja

    $11.11 /hr
    104 hours
    5.00
  6. Maria louise R.

    Maria louise R.

    Translation, Photoshop, Researcher, Data entry

    Philippines - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    I graduated from a business college in Austria and moved afterwards to the Philippines. Languages I am fluent in: German English Experienced with Microsoft Word,Excel and also Photoshop. I love challenges and like to learn new skills and abilities.

    $11.11 /hr
    447 hours
    5.00
  7. Munna A.

    Munna A.

    Writing, Editing, Translation, Assistant, Research/Data, Transcription

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 7

    I'm happy to provide accurate, professional translation services from English into German and vice versa. I am a native German speaker, and have more than 20 years of active English engagement and development. Beyond general translation, I have translation expertise in web content, e-books, technical articles, blogs, advertising & marketing materials. I have completed hundreds of hours of translations for financial, entertainment, and medical industries. Satisfaction guaranteed. I am a professional, kind individual who will give your project the priority and attention that it deserves. I can be reached throughout the day, via email, however I am open to other means of communication if requested. I am interested in creating excellent long term working relationships, as well as doing my best to help your project move forward as smoothly as possible. I am open to suggestions and reasonable requests, and I will happily adapt myself to your requirements and schedule. Thank you for your time and interest.

    $25.00 /hr
    1,114 hours
    4.93
  8. Sylvie Dessau

    Sylvie Dessau

    French native; English translation; proofreading; bookkeeping

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 6

    A French native speaker living in the US since 1995, I am bilingual French-English. After obtaining an MBA in 1998, I have been working on different projects, including translations from English to French, and working part-time as a bookkeeper/accountant. My Odesk feedback attests of the quality of my work and the rapid turnaround I offer.

    $17.78 /hr
    405 hours
    4.92
  9. Vu L.

    Vu L.

    Expert in translation and localization, English-Vietnamese

    Australia - Last active: 26 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    *Among top 5% oDesk contractors in 2013* *IELTS 8.5; Higher Degree in Australia* A wholehearted linguistic professional, I have provided top-tier clients with high quality services in a wide variety of fields, from law, technology, healthcare to education and environmental studies. I have undertaken a number of positions, ranging from project manager, translator, interpreter to editor and proofreader. My biggest advantage is a great combination between IT skills and deep knowledge of both source and target languages and cultures. Plus, I have always worked with tremendous care and responsibility. With my uncompromising commitment to quality and professionalism, I look forward to long-term relationships with clients through high-quality services at tenably flexible rates.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals, oTranslators

    $22.22 /hr
    189 hours
    4.99