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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 oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.91.

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Kamilla M.

Kamilla M.

Russian/English Translation, creative writing, adm...

United States - Last active: 05/21/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

I graduated from St. Petersburg University, one of the best liberal arts schools in Russia, with major in journalism and writing; minor in English. I worked as an editor for St. Petersburg TV station as well as a correspondent for several newspapers. I have done translations independently. I relocated to US over 15 years ago and perfected my command of English language which permits me to pursue creative writing and do both, Russian/English and English Russian translation. I am proficient in Microsoft Office 2007, Macromedia Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop, Paragon, Top Producer. I am well versed in Google Analytics, E-bay commerce and general Internet research.

$20.00 /hr
331 hours
5.00
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
Flemming Thorsen

Flemming Thorsen

English-Danish translator, linguist, localizer, re...

Denmark - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

As a translator I will make your content sound as if it was originally written in Danish. As a copywriter my objective is to understand your target audience, and tailor my copy into the most effective style for engaging the reader and promoting your cause. I have experience with all sorts of subjects from technical apps to children's tales, and I have completed localization assignments for both major international companies and small startup businesses.

$44.44 /hr
222 hours
4.87
Merlijn B.

Merlijn B.

Freelance Translator (Dutch/English/Spanish)

Spain - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6

My name is Merlijn and I'm a Dutch native freelance translator based in Spain. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the Universiteit Utrecht and a Master's degree in Literary Translation from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. I translate from both English and Spanish into Dutch and from Dutch into English. I'm also available for correction and revision of translations or articles. As a certified translator I will always deliver quality in a timely manner. Please have a look at the feedback I've received from other clients to get some insight in what they've liked best when working with me. As for translation experience, I've done many different subtitling projects, both films, documentaries and series. I have experience in literary translations, technical texts, such as manuals, tourism and travel brochures and websites, and webpages with a variety of topics. As you can see on my profile here, I've also been working for quite a while on a huge dictionary project. Besides translating, I'm currently also active as a certified English teacher on freelance basis both at an academy and private classes.

$42.00 /hr
820 hours
5.00
Sigbjørn Hovda

Sigbjørn Hovda

Norwegian senior translator and marketer

Norway - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

Specialised in the fields of marketing, IT, finance and business with particularly strong expertise in technology, consumer electronics, software/video games and investor relations. I also provide marketing services ranging from cold calling, prospecting to copywriting, sales presentations and closing of sales. Typical projects: - Press releases - Marketing brochures - Product descriptions - Website texts - Ads - Software user interface - Newsletters - User manuals - Financial reports - General business communication (e.g. letters, internal/external policies, notifications) - Forms/surveys Key accounts include: - Acer - Cisco - Electronic Arts - Dell Computers - JVC - Microsoft - MSC Cruises - Olympus - Panasonic - Samsung - Sony - Ubisoft

$60.00 /hr
39 hours
5.00
Ivy Feng

Ivy Feng

Certified English - Chinese Translation Expert

China - Last active: 7 hours 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
dominique boyer

dominique boyer

translation french/english - content writing - pro...

France - Last active: 1 day 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
860 hours
4.96
Lucie Aidart

Lucie Aidart

Experienced English-French translator, writer, blo...

France - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10

Experienced French native translator and writer, I am looking to work with you on translation, writing, blogging and proofreading projects. I am bilingual French-English. I have been working in English for the past three years and I have lived in four different countries, as well as travelled around the world for the past year. I am now starting a career as a freelancer, in the hope of becoming a digital nomad. I am currently based in France. I am currently writing regularly for two travel websites, besides my own travel blog. In the past, I have worked for three years as a technical translator in a publishing company, where I was promoted in a year as Translation Coordinator. I translated university manuals from French to English and English to French in various fields (chemistry, physics, electronics, geography, maths, medicine...), all the while managing a team of 20 translators and their projects and reviewing the quality of their work. I have also worked in three different French publishing companies, working on book layouts, proofreading, copyediting, working on illustrations and equations, writing various documents and so on. Two of those companies were focusing on literature, while the last one was scientific. I am a prolific travel blogger and my blog has become one of the most influential French travel blogs. I can write blog articles and provide content (articles, interviews, series, photography, video) related to travel and tourism in French and English. I have two masters, one in publishing and one in political science. Please let me know how I can help you on your different projects and if you have any questions. I value communication and will be fully available by email and Skype for future projects. I work as a fulltime freelancer and can dedicate the time and attention needed to successfully bring about your various projects.

$25.00 /hr
26 hours
4.95
Elisha Porsha Pierre

Elisha Porsha Pierre

Expert Transcriptionist/ Typist /Writer

Saint Lucia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 13

I am an Expert Transcriptionist and I can handle any Transcription Project. Over the past few years, I have mastered the art of Transcription and I work with clients all over the world. The quality of the work I provide is excellent and my clients keep coming back for more. In addition, I am fast, reliable, accurate and responsive. If you're looking for quality work for your money's worth, then hire me. You won't regret it.

$66.67 /hr
444 hours
4.93
Layna Nascimento

Layna Nascimento

Translator and Voice Artist

Brazil - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

Professional Translator and Voice Artist providing high quality and reliable services in the English-Portuguese pair. TOEFL iBT score: 95 I have about 4 years of experience as a translator and 2 years as a voice artist. I've been an English teacher at CCAA school for 6 months, after graduating there with the highest grades. In 2012, I worked for a Brazilian translation agency in Rio de Janeiro. In 2013, I worked on a project as Translations and Content Manager for GiuSoft Tecnologia, adding content and translating a mobile app. Currently, I work as a freelance translator for several agencies. I have translated and written releases, newsletters, websites, apps, manuals, documents and books, texts in various subject areas such as Health, Aesthetics, Oil & Gas, IT, Religion, Music, Psychology, Literature and others. I am also a singer and voice actress and I provide Voice Over services from my own Home Studio, using Pro Tools Express software, Audio Technica AT2035 condenser microphone and M-AUDIO's M-Track Quad audio interface. I have recorded Voice Over for dozens of marketing videos, presentations, e-lessons, phone messages, story narration and more.

$25.00 /hr
59 hours
4.99