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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. Johannes wilhelmus lambertus V.

    Johannes wilhelmus lambertus V.

    English to Dutch Translation

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Native Dutch speaker, Nederland Living in the Philippines (retired) Experienced Translator English-Dutch and Dutch-English, Nederlands for *web content *software *.po files *language files *documents *manuals *etcetera Proofreading Dutch Article writing Dutch HTML-PHP-CSS I work accurate, fast and have eye for detail. Aside from working on oDesk I am also a Free Lance journalist for a Dutch group of Newspapers. My own website: expatinthephilippines.com

    $16.11 /hr
    2,146 hours
    4.89
  2. Sandra T.

    Sandra T.

    Translation, Transcription, Text

    Germany - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 4

    I am a 34 year old freelance writer and translator from Germany and am looking for translation, editing/proofreading and transcription jobs from all over the globe. I am well-travelled and well-educated, including a BA in American Studies, Journalism and Comparative Literature and a Masters in Literary Writing. Over the past ten years, I have worked and collected valuable experiences in a variety of fields and businesses which now enables me to tailor my work to each of my client's individual needs and requirements. The cliché of German virtues is just that, but there is a bit of truth in every cliché. Personally, giving those extra 10 percent on top of what is expected from me is just as much a part of my work as are efficiency, accuracy, punctuality, creativity and keeping a clear head when things aren't going the way they are supposed to - all aspects of being a professional that should go without saying. I am also a published and award-winning writer.

    $18.89 /hr
    186 hours
    4.71
  3. Anna F.

    Anna F.

    Swedish - English Translation

    United States - Last active: 1 month 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
  4. Alessio Grassi

    Alessio Grassi Agency Contractor

    Wordlocker, translation services

    Italy - Last active: 01/26/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    Translation services - English/Italian;Spanish/Italian Data entry- Editing I am an Italian linguistic mediator with high competence in translation from and to the English, Spanish, Italian languages. I graduated with a degree in Lingusitic Mediation and intercultural communication from the G.D'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy). I am specialized in localization of Web sites, brochures, Xml, Pdf, Dwg, Dxf, Power Point projects and all types of documents characterized by graphic content. I can translate texts related to the particular fields of Medicine, Information technology, Law and Commerce, Technical manuals. I work full time as freelance translator since 2011, working for translation agencies, companies, individuals. I perform translations from and to Italian, Spanish and English for local companies operating both in Italy and abroad. Moreover I have experience in data entry tasks, since I have worked in this field for agencies that hired me by the Odesk platform. • PC & CAT TOOLS KNOWLEDGE • - Adobe Indesign - Sdl Trados Studio - Memsource - Sdl Multiterm - HTML/XML editors - Multilizer

    Associated with: Samsourcing

    $15.56 /hr
    146 hours
    5.00
  5. Fabio Silva

    Fabio Silva

    Computer Engineering w/translation skills

    Portugal - Last active: 11 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
  6. Michael Cotten

    Michael Cotten

    Professional German to English Translation

    Germany - Last active: 8 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
  7. 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
  8. Maria louise R.

    Maria louise R.

    Translation, Photoshop, Researcher, Data entry

    Philippines - Last active: 10 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
  9. Sylvie Dessau

    Sylvie Dessau

    French native; English translation; proofreading; bookkeeping

    United States - Last active: 2 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