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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. Jessica Silva

    Jessica Silva

    Technical Writer, Translation, Web Research, Editor

    Mexico - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 4

    I have a big sense of responsability and commitment, I work hard and I am a dedicated person. I have worked as a web researcher and as a translator (english to spanish) for over 2 years. I also edit videos on Sony Vegas Pro 10 and Windows Live Movie Maker.

    $5.56 /hr
    5,940 hours
    5.00
  2. Jesus N.

    Jesus N.

    Lawyer, business support and document translation

    Spain - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 4

    Hi, i have a double degree in economics and law so i can help you if you want to begin a business with an aditional help. I can speak spanish (native), danish (native), fluent english and italian so i can also translate all your documents (especially legal ones) with accuracy. I work in my own business importing and exporting products and helping with legal issues. If you need my services, im new here but i will be glad to help you with my experience , u won´t regret!!

    $22.22 /hr
    1,197 hours
    5.00
  3. Ivana Lazic

    Ivana Lazic

    QA testing, administrative support, proofreading, translation

    Serbia - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

    As a Graduate philologist of General Linguistics, over the last 4 years I have worked as a proofreader and translator. I also have experience in administrative jobs, especially in data entry and typing jobs. QA testing is one more field which I consider to be very interesting, and would like to work in. I have a certain experience as a tester, and would like to improve more in this direction. I finished Training for e-business (advanced MS Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, MS Project; marketing and sales on the Internet; web design – Dreamweaver, html, css), so I also have some experience in those fields.

    $16.67 /hr
    1,596 hours
    4.75
  4. FLAVIA RODIANI DRAGO

    FLAVIA RODIANI DRAGO

    COMMERCIAL, SALES, MARKETING, TRANSLATION AND BLOG ACTIVITIES

    Brazil - Last active: 11/01/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

    GREAT EXPERIENCE IN COMMERCIAL AREA, WORKED 5 YEARS TO GENERAL ELECTRIC IN BRASIL WITH WAL-MART CORPORATION. GREAT HABILITY WITH COMPUTERS, INTERNET, BLOGS CONSTRUCTIONS, AUTHOR OF ARTICLES AND UPDATES

    $11.11 /hr
    1,150 hours
    5.00
  5. Kyrylo Vorotyntsev

    Kyrylo Vorotyntsev

    Copywriting and ENG/RUS/UA translation, blog and article-writing

    Germany - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 1

    I have experience of work in many different spheres, like journalism (own column in local magazine for a couple of years), tourism, translations, politics, NGO. At the same time I'm interested in sports, tourism, leisure and travels, history, culture, literature (have my own book published in 2010) etc.I'm seeking for opportunities of all kinds of writing for you and your readers.

    $22.22 /hr
    3,697 hours
    4.93
  6. Frederic Premat

    Frederic Premat

    Reliability and quality

    France - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    French native certified translator. Precise, reliable and experienced in translations from English (Us and British) to French in technical, business, marketing, IT, legal, travel, food and fashion areas, Apps and websites localizations. I am recognized by and declared to the French Administration as a translator, producing invoices of my work for your business bookkeeping needs (my tax numbers are Siren n° 799 636 980 and Siret n° 799 636 980 00010). I can assist you by translating and writing French-language texts that are more relevant to a French audience, with the proper Gallic « tournure », twist. The art of translation is as old as written literature. Translation must take into account constraints that include context, the rules of grammar of the two languages, their writing conventions, and their idioms. A common misconception is that there exists a simple word-for-word correspondence between any two languages, and that translation is a straightforward mechanical process; such a word-for-word translation, however, cannot take into account context, grammar, conventions, and idioms. To be a good translator, it is necessary to understand the internal system of a language and the context of the entire text being translated. Thus, the translator will be able to produce the same effect in both languages. Very aware of the new leading technologies, my extensive exposure to the English language from an early age and my years of experience as a translator are my strongest points. You’ll get a turnkey file, fully edited and produced and ready for immediate use. Prompt Service: Turnarounds of under 24 hours! Prompt communication, available in a variety of means. Software: Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Poedit.Wordfast/AEGISUB. I live in France, about two and a half hours from Paris and one hour from both Nantes and Rennes. I have a fast broadband internet connection, a state-of-the art computer system as well as numerous desk reference materials. I sincerely hope my application will attract your attention and I'll be happy to give you further details if necessary.. Please inquire about project pricing and long-term assistance so we can develop a plan that works for you.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,089 hours
    4.94
  7. Katharina M.

    Katharina M.

    Professional translations by certified German translator

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    As a certified German translator I am constantly looking for new business relationships and translations projects, as well as projects that include English/German correspondence, localization, proof reading, and copy writing. I obtained a Master's degree in translation studies as well as a Bachelor's degree in International Business, Economy and Marketing. Additionally, I am a certified translator for English by the state of Germany. Over the last 7 years I was able to gain experience in translating, proofreading and writing English and German text. My work includes translation and proofreading tasks of the following areas: LEGAL: legal documents, contracts, waivers, imprints and non-disclosure agreements IT: website content and software applications, as well as technical user manuals, product write-ups buyer's guides and mobile Apps MARKETING: business communication, presentations and marketing/ PR materials EDUCATIONAL: language learning materials for German including in depth explanation of grammar rules, creation of flashcards and course materials TECHNICAL: technical text, product manuals and description Copy Writing experience: E-Books, product information with SEO focus, Travel guides, Articles and Blogs I'm aware of the differences between creative translation and exact translation and will adapt my style to your respective needs. Furthermore, I work with SDL Trados to ensure the highest possible quality of my translations, including the layout and formatting of the source documents. My work is very detail-oriented, yet fast-paces because Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $33.33 /hr
    1,574 hours
    4.96
  8. K thomas L.

    K thomas L.

    Analog and Digital Designer - Over 20 yrs. Exp.

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    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
  9. Adela T.

    Adela T.

    Creatologist | Content Strategist | Project Manager |

    Romania - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 9

    Experience makes the difference between the average and the excellent. In creating online experiences that matter, you need a dedicated professional who works hard and has native skills - qualities I own and use with great respect towards the team I work with and your audience. How can your presence be different, unique and appealing in an online environment many times ruled by cliches and patterns? By adapting rules and innovating according to your distinct needs. By believing in all the differences people share and striving to customize your online presence accordingly. From the name of your company to deploying a project, your business has to speak to various people's needs and relate to their feelings. By helping you communicate who you are through a reliable online experience from start to finish, I support your causes and give others reasons to believe in you. If you feel we're on the same length, than we have a professional future together and I'm looking forward to sharing my skills and commitment with you and your business.

    $33.33 /hr
    2,564 hours
    4.99