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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. Eva Stiekema

    Eva Stiekema

    German Translation Professional

    Germany - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2

    My name is Eva Stiekema and my translation service is called Linguavision, located in Cologne, Germany. I am a translation professional with long-standing expertise in the translation industry. I have obtained a translation diploma in Germany, France and England. My working languages are English, French, Dutch and Spanish into German. I am a German native speaker. I also take on other languages in cooperation with colleagues. My areas of expertise include IT, Software, Technology, Marketing, Sales, Business, Mobile, Apps, Games, Telecom, Travel, Tourism. I have worked for renowned language service providers such as Lionbridge or Fasttranslator. My positions included Translator, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Team Leader. I also worked inhouse on the client side as Senior Translation Manager at HRS. I deliver high quality translations within a short turnaround time. I can also offer proofreading or transcription services upon request.

    $38.89 /hr
    96 hours
    5.00
  2. Ivy Feng

    Ivy Feng

    Certified English - Chinese Translation Expert

    China - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 8

    "By far one of the best online experiences I've ever had. A consummate professional and highly recommended." "Ivy provides accurate, fast and high-quality translations. Unlike other translators, she puts in the time and effort to thoroughly understand the source material before beginning." "My colleague in China who proofreads Ivy's translations says she does so with great pleasure as the work is excellent!" "She cared as if she was part of the team, not just a contractor doing a task." I am a professional Chinese translator with six years of full-time experience. I move each year between the US and China, and this unique position living and working in both cultures allows me to create especially accurate, localized and contemporary translations. The above testimonials (from my oDesk and Elance profiles) prove that I deliver high-quality translations that make an immediate impact on your global ventures, increasing your profits and making you look good -- in English and Chinese! LANGUAGE PAIRS: • English to Simplified Chinese • English to Traditional Chinese • Simplified Chinese to English • Traditional Chinese to English I am a native Simplified Chinese speaker from Shandong province, China, where we speak and write a very standard Mandarin similar to that spoken in Beijing. I have studied and written Traditional Chinese for Taiwan since I was young and am highly competent in this language as well; however, as it is not my native language, I ALWAYS provide an independent review of my work by a native Traditional Chinese colleague. I have studied English since I began school, and I taught the language for many years at a private school in China. I now live half the year in the US and half in China, and I read, write and speak English for a US market. However, as English is not my native language, I ALWAYS provide an independent review of my translations into English by a professional English copyeditor to ensure accuracy and a natural translation. SERVICES: • Document Translation • App, Game and Website Localization • Editing • Proofreading • Transcription • Copywriting (Chinese only) I provide professional translations between Chinese and English. I also offer proofreading and editing services, and I am happy to review and critique previous translations into Simplified Chinese. Every document that I translate or software that I localize will be proofread with meticulous detail to ensure the utmost accuracy and quality, and I will firmly calibrate your text for the particular field, tone and target audience. I also contract with a professional translator colleague to provide an independent review of EVERY text that I translate. This independent proofreading is completely free of charge to you; it's at my expense to ensure that I provide the most accurate and highest-quality translation possible! SPECIALIZATIONS: • Marketing Materials • Websites • Education • Travel and Tourism • Business • App and Game Localizations I have solid experience translating everything from technical user manuals to legal contracts to social dating websites. While I am quite capable of working in a variety of fields, over the years I have specialized in the above. I invite you to check out my portfolio on oDesk or on Elance (http://Ivy_Feng.elance.com/) for several Chinese translation samples. I also have multiple references and additional samples available on request. For more glowing reviews from past satisfied clients, please see my testimonials page further down, or on Elance, where I have even more experience (https://www.elance.com/s/ivy_feng/job-history/?t=1&s=rating&o=desc). GUARANTEE: Working with strangers online is a bit of a leap of faith, and even more so when it involves a foreign language! But it doesn't have to be. If you're not totally happy with my delivered translation, I'll happily make UNLIMITED revisions until you are COMPLETELY satisfied -- no hassles! I look forward to hearing from you!

    Groups: oTranslators

    $30.00 /hr
    184 hours
    4.98
  3. Siw shauni H.

    Siw shauni H.

    Translation, editing/proofreading, research, writing

    United States - Last active: 02/01/2014 - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a Norwegian national with a degree in Linguistics and Translation (English <> Norwegian). As a translator and proofreader/editor I am experienced and knowledgeable, with an eye for details. I take pride in being efficient, hard working and professional. I am also a fast learner. I enjoy working with languages and possess good communication skills, which aids me in the accurate and proper translation of projects. My main language pair is Norwegian <> English, however I also translate FROM German, Swedish and Danish. I work in WordFast Pro, Trados Studio 2011, Across, MemoQ, XTM, and A.nnotate. I have completed projects for companies such as Duracell, Bernina, LG, Microsoft, 3MK, Neoprobe, DSC gmbh, Covidien, Mineral Plast, Rolls-Royce, GE, Zagg, and more. My main fields of expertise are Medical and Technical texts, with extensive experience in IT/Electronics and Business, and of course, general texts. Whether working in a team or by myself, I strive to make the best possible use of my strong points. I am proficient in the use of computers, having used them extensively on a hobby basis, as well as for previous work. My experience includes some maintaining and updating of a database. I am familiar with MS Office tools, and I type approximately 50 wpm. My work experiences are varied and in several of my previous jobs I have had managerial responsibilities. As such I am used to being a self-starter and getting things done.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $38.89 /hr
    325 hours
    4.99
  4. Munna A.

    Munna A.

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

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
    1,099 hours
    4.93
  5. dominique boyer

    dominique boyer

    translation french/english - content writing - proofreading

    France - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

    My skills and strengths : - Content writing : I can write on various topics different types of content - ebooks, blog articles; product review; web pages; marketing content; informative content; emailing campaign. - Translation : english to french. I have experience in translating documents such as laws; website content; user's manual (electronic device, watch etc.); blog articles; brochures.... - Proofreading : I can proofread all type of documents in french : articles, catalogues, technical content... - Fast and efficient research to write relevant, interesting and updated content. - Versatility : after 5 years and many successfull projects, I have the ability to write on very different topics. My curiosity and will to always learn new things is a plus to feel enthusiastic to write on subjects that vary a lot. - Efficient image search. - Editing content on Wordpress : I have been in charge of the editorial line, writing and editing of three weekly articles on 2 sites (1 year each) : repaschezsoi.com augmentertestosterone.com - SEO : I can write and edit texts with specific key-words and SEO expectations. - Community Management : I have been responsible for the Facebook page for 2 websites, searching, planning, posting and interacting on a daily basis. - Email customer service : I have worked as a customer representative for both individual and professionnal customers, dealing with their requests, enquiries and problems by email. My Qualities - Why am I a reliable freelancer : - Always on time : as soon as a deadline is agreed, you can count on me to deliver work on time. No excuses, no surprise ! - Communication : for a project to be successfull I believe excellent communication is a must. I will always do my very best to inform you with clarity and honesty, will ask questions and never leave any problem on the way. - Commitment : long-term and regularity are what I stand for. Because I want you to consider me as a true ressource, a successfull experience will always be the first step towards a strong and reliable working partnership.

    $27.78 /hr
    866 hours
    4.96
  6. Izabel A.

    Izabel A.

    Project manager, Translation and Localization Consultant

    Brazil - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 10

    Project Management and Localization professional Highly experienced in the globalization industry (localization and internationalization) managing multilingual localization projects (both on the client and vendor side). Extremely proficient at project management. Customer and deadline-oriented, hard-working and optimistic. -- www.izabelarruda.com

    Groups: oTranslators

    $33.33 /hr
    9,681 hours
    5.00
  7. Iztok B.

    Iztok B.

    Translation

    Slovenia - Last active: 09/14/2013 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I'm ending masters degree from Electrical Engineering and beside that sometimes help to translate.

    $22.22 /hr
    80 hours
    5.00
  8. Kientz Ananda

    Kientz Ananda

    Translation-Transcriptor

    New Zealand - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 3

    -Fluent in French / English. Basic Spanish -Translation & Transcription Experience -Higher Education and work experience in Film industry -B.A in Post Production and Web Design studies (France) -Experience as a Script Supervisor and Video Editor -Live and study in English Speaking country such as U.K // Canada // New Zealand // India -Computer geek !!! In-depth knowledge of computer environment and software such as InDesign, Photoshop Word, Excel Final Cut, Adobe Premier pro, Avid AdWords (Keyword Tool)

    $16.67 /hr
    396 hours
    5.00
  9. Natalya S.

    Natalya S. Agency Contractor

    English Russian Translation English Ukrainian Translation - Translator

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 15

    Certified professional English - Russian - Ukrainian translation expert with more than 17 years of experience! My native languages are Russian and Ukrainian and I am fluent in English. My university education was law. I worked as a corporate lawyer and translator for 14 years including working in English - Russian - Ukrainian with foreign firms doing business in Russia, Ukraine, and former USSR countries. If perfect translation and superb customer service is important to you then look no further! Russian translation / Russian translator - Ukrainian translation / Ukrainian translator TRANSLATION - TRANSCRIPTION - SUBTITLING English to Russian - Russian to English English to Ukrainian - Ukrainian to English Russian to Ukrainian - Ukrainian to Russian DTP/Graphic design English - Russian - Ukrainian I can translate inside any editable graphics files and/or PDF files as I also have extensive DTP/graphic design skills. PROOFREADING English - Russian - Ukrainian VOICEOVER Russian - Ukrainian MARKET RESEARCH (Russia/Ukraine/former USSR countries) English - Russian - Ukrainian SEO KEYWORD RESEARCH Russian - Ukrainian SEO URL name optimization Russian - Ukrainian Websites, Letters/Correspondence, Speeches, Books/Novels, Legal documents, Marriage/birth/death/divorce certificates, School transcripts, User Guides, Menus, Travel Guides, Audio Files, Software localization, Website localization, Movies, TV programs, Technical documentation Projects completed cover a wide spectrum of topics including: law, business & finance, oil & gas, computer software & hardware, hotels & resorts, wine lists, restaurant menus, medical, gambling, mobile phone apps, real estate, marketing, marriage/birth/death certificates, highly technical industrial product manuals/websites and much more. My top priority is a satisfied customer because I want to have your repeat business. Regards, Natalya BEST Translations - Market Research - Keyword Research English / Russian / Ukrainian Rusian Ukranian Translater

    Groups: oTranslators

    Associated with: BEST

    $15.00 /hr
    1,636 hours
    4.94
  10. Johannes wilhelmus lambertus V.

    Johannes wilhelmus lambertus V.

    English to Dutch Translation

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days 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