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Hire a freelance translator for the professional skills you need to translate your content from one language to another. A professional translator can take your content and translate it accurately while remaining true to its meaning and tone.

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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Translation Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of oDesk Translation projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

oDesk Translation Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 1,427 Translation projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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Time to Complete oDesk Translation Jobs

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Average Translation Freelancer Feedback Score

Translation oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.91.

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Katharina M.

Katharina M.

Professional translations by certified German tran...

United States - Last active: 1 month 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
1,573 hours
4.96
Fernando Garza

Fernando Garza

Creative design and graphic strategies

Mexico - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 10

Print design, web conceptualization, corporate identity, color theory, photography and stationery concepts + accessories design for retail. Experience with all vector and photo retouching programs (illustrator, photoshop, indesign, acrobat, etc), plus knowledge of all digital media and its development. I also have experience in building web layouts based on the market definitions by the clients, with full development of all graphic and visual details. With these in tow, I seek to fulfill any project for the best ROI, with first-rate quality and fresh perspective.

$45.00 /hr
2,588 hours
4.99
Ljiljana Pesic

Ljiljana Pesic

Experienced EN-SR IT/Marketing/Medical Translator

Serbia - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

English-Serbian language specialist with 10 years of experience, incl. translation, proofreading and QA – Translated/proofread Software, User Assistance, Web, Multimedia and other technical documentation – IT, Medical, Marketing and other fields such as Social Media, Accounting, Legal, Business – Proficient user of CAT tools: SDL TRADOS Studio, GTT, Microsoft Localization Tools (LocStudio, Helium), Idiom, memoQ, SDLX, Passolo, RC Wintrans – Tech-savvy with excellent command of Microsoft Office and translation tools – Google product line localization – Microsoft Windows OS and Office localization (UI/UA, Serbian localization team translator/proofreader) – Cutting edge medical equipment translation Proz: goo.gl/c7oBLa

$25.00 /hr
1 hours
5.00
Zarko Zivkovic

Zarko Zivkovic Agency Contractor

SEO strategist/consultant

Serbia - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 9

Over 7 years of content marketing and doing SEO projects have thought me one thing, I always need to learn and develop. The only way I can achieve that is by constantly providing my services for others in various niches and various topics. Constant employment for me means the best possible result for you. My goal is to always stay on top of the SEO and content marketing game and provide my clients with the best possible services. My specialties include: - Link Analysis - Toxic Link Cleanup - Reputation management - Strategy Creation

Associated with: Practical SEO Agency
$25.00 /hr
1,689 hours
4.97
Pavel S.

Pavel S. Agency Contractor

PHP, Zend Framework, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, JavaScr...

Kazakhstan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 9

I'm looking for a long term project to apply my extensive knowledge and skills while building up and growing your business. I am proficient in the following: BackEnd development: PHP (Zend Framework, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Laravel, Yii). REST and SOAP webservers. FrontEnd development: JavaScript (jQuery, jQuery UI, Prototype, Mootools). HTML, XHTML, CSS, JSON. Databases: SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL. PHP ORM: Doctrine 1.x, Doctrine 2.x

Associated with: BeetSoft Agency, OmDev
$27.78 /hr
6,763 hours
5.00
Pablo Estrada

Pablo Estrada Agency Contractor

Experienced Spanish Translator and Project Manager

Guatemala - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 13

Spanish Translator, Project Manager and Localization Consultant Pablo Estrada – The Translations Guy! An experienced Spanish Translator and resourceful Project Manager with multiple skills, impeccable reputation and great experience. Over 4 years being a successful oDesk contractor with 9,900 hours billed, 200+ fixed-price contracts completed and a 4.99 feedback average guarantees a successful and smart investment for your business. Services offered: - Professional English to Spanish translations. Specialized in Web UI and highly-technical content for different industries (health, business and marketing). - Online/Remote Project and Business Management. Over 4,500 hours of Project/Program Management. - Multilingual translations (over 20 languages available) provided by my agency, TranslationsGuy.com. - Cutting-edge marketing and business positioning advisory for Latin America. 5+ Businesses/Products successfully positioned. - Online business setup, business internationalization and online business presence. - Online outsourcing management and advisory (new to oDesk? Let me help you to get the right team for your business!) - Bilingual website management, Search Engine Optimization and copywriting. - Many other services and willing to take new challenges. Sometimes a couple of dollars per hour, or even $10 or $20 on a fixed price project can make the difference between the success or failure of your project. No matter what you are looking for, you can count on my experience to reach your goals. By using qualified and experienced contractors you can ensure a proper project realization. I am not the most “expensive” option, in fact, I am very flexible with my rates and always willing to help. By offering high-quality services at affordable rates, my goal is to achieve success, exceed my clients’ expectations and be part of YOUR SUCCESS. I’ve had the opportunity to provide my services to world-renowned companies such as Microsoft, Hyundai, PokerStars, Smirnoff and many others – But I also enjoy working with entrepreneurs, SMBs and family businesses. During the last 4 years I’ve had the joy to share many success stories with my clients. What makes the difference? Experience, Excellence and Results Oriented – like you, I am also a business owner and know that all investments are made thinking in results – I will make things happen and deliver the best results possible. Academic Background: - BA in Economics - BA in Marketing - MBA / MPM (in process) - 3 SEO Expert Certifications - 2 SMM Consultant Certifications - 2 Online Marketing Consultant Certifications TOS: Hourly rates varies depending on the services provided and project requirements. All non-hourly/non-escrowed projects require a 25% upfront. The Contractor does not hold any legal responsibility over the content, product or service offered by the Client. By approving the Final Products and/or releasing the payment for the services, the Client discharges the Contractor from all legal liabilities related and arising from the Service provided. The Contractor, following good business practices, will provide the services required by the Client following the guidelines provided and assumes the responsibility of providing the best service possible, depending on the project’s circumstances. Notwithstanding the aforementioned, the Contractor does not guarantee the attainment of any consequential results from the services provided, such as, but not limited to: increase in the Client’s revenue, reaching specific results where third-parties have, etc. By hiring my/our services through oDesk you accept the Terms of Services mentioned above. All services and payments for projects posted and/or negotiated on oDesk must be managed through oDesk - No other payment or working method is accepted in compliance with the oDesk TOU. Links to other sites (if provided) are just as reference to my/our portfolios and background information.

$35.00 /hr
13,920 hours
4.99
Chao C.

Chao C. Agency Contractor

China Business Consultant / Chinese Marketing Expe...

China - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 18

★WHAT DO I DO? I help businesses, from startups to big names develop optimal solutions for entry and growth in the China market. ※Understanding the China/Chinese market is a challenging task.※ No matter you are considering entering the China market with little or no knowledge about China or you had an established presence in China already, You might need help. The following titles are given by my clients: *China Business Consultant *China Marketing Expert, *Professional Chinese Translator/Copywriter, *China Representative, *Chinese Market Researcher, *eCommerce Website Project Manager, *Global Digital Marketer... ★WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE ME? * 16 years China marketing experience * 12 years Digital Marketing experience, Chinese SEO + SMM, China PPC * China Business Consulting on various sectors and industries. * Internet Entrepreneur with successful experience and learned lessons from failures. * Working under diversified environment and can handle different Chinese cultures. * Had been worked in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hongkong. ★WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU? * Easy to Communicate, Quick Response * I had served 1000+ global clients on translation and consulting business * You will get market insights quickly through affordable, but effective methods * You can establish your local presence with ease * You can get truly local Chinese website, suitable to the China market * Your digital marketing will be in the right hands in a long-run, either PPC, SEO or SMM. ★WHAT SERVICES? * China Market Research * Sourcing from China & Exporting to China * Industry Analysis * Feasibility Studies * Market Entry Strategy * Website Localization * Website Development * eCommerce Web Design * Translation & Copywriting * China internet marketing

Groups: oTranslators
Associated with: SinoStep China Consulting
$39.99 /hr
2,497 hours
4.96
Amity C.

Amity C. Agency Contractor

French Web Marketing (content and SMM)

France - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 2

Living and working in France, I am fluent in French. I have a passion for Writing. I am self-employed on the Web. I create and translate content, work on Marketing strategy, SEO and SMM. I write blogs on various subjects (travel, pregnancy, raising your child...). I am returning to oDesk to fill in the blank parts of my schedule as it is a wonderful marketplace to complete the working week with interesting projects. I am always looking out for projects in Web marketing (content, SMM, SEO, emailing, etc.) and translation (English/French).

Associated with: AG Bilingual Services
$33.33 /hr
747 hours
5.00
Christian P.

Christian P. Agency Contractor

Social Media and SEO Expert - since 1998

Austria - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 1

My two core competencies are social media optimization and translation (English/German). As a native German-speaker and thanks to my seven-year stay in South Africa I have insight into how languages are actually used compared towhat you learn in school. I have worked as a freelance translator and am doingtranslations now through odesk.com. Over the past 15 years I have worked in different fields of administration, sales, social media and search engine optimization. I worked 10 years in Austria both in sales and SEO before I moved to South Africa to be in sales for an online shop of a large electronic consumer company. I currently live in Austria working as a self-employed social media consultant and translator.

Associated with: Carantania
$34.90 /hr
3,887 hours
4.96
Vidar Vasko

Vidar Vasko Agency Contractor

Swedish Translator

Sweden - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

I have been working with translations from English and Spanish to Swedish and Swedish to English at a Dutch firm in Eindhoven, and have capability to translate the following language pairs: Native level: Swedish - English English - Swedish Advanced level: Portuguese (Brazilian) - English Portuguese (Brazilian) - Swedish Spanish - English Spanish - Swedish Worked as English teacher in São Paulo, Brazil in 2013. Bachelor's education completely in English. My level of proficiency in Swedish is high - I am a Swedish native and have a strong interest in the language. My English is also high level; I've used the language for a long time with continuous interest for development and lived outside of Sweden since 2010, using English as primary language for four years. My Spanish and Portuguese levels are fairly high and I can translate from the languages on an advanced level, but am not confident enough translating to them. I have lived in Sweden, Spain, Argentina, the Netherlands and Brazil. My Portuguese is Brazilian.

Associated with: Contentranslations
$27.00 /hr
262 hours
4.97