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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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oDesk Translation Jobs Completed Quarterly

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Average Translation Freelancer Feedback Score

Translation oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.91.

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Maria jose G.

Maria jose G.

Experienced Recruiter, Team Lead and Program Manag...

Bolivia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7

Looking for someone reliable to work with? I am a very versatile professional with different skills that can help you and your company. Native Spanish speaker from Bolivia, I have excellent English skills. Over the last 7 years I've been able to work on different projects and work on different tasks ranging from simple data entry to translations and team management, among other things. During my most recent long-term job (5+ years) I was Head of Certification and Onboarding, in which I helped recruit, train and on-board a large number of people for the different teams that the company has. Should you consider me to work with your company, you won't regret it. I am a very dependable, honest and hard working person that delivers high quality work.

$12.22 /hr
10,263 hours
5.00
Cornelia G.

Cornelia G.

Translator, Transcriptor and Creative Writer

Germany - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 6

I am a native German speaker as well as fluent on a near native level in English, having been raised bilangually in Germany. I have previously translated manuals and short fictional as well as factual texts and have worked as a translator & content writer for more than two years now, with previous clients being very satisfied with my work. I constantly aim to broaden my experience. When working, I focus all of my attention on one project at a time in order to make it the best I possibly can. This ensures a fast and reliable translation for my clients. Aside from translating, I also proofread, edit, copwrite and transcribe texts. I have also been writing original texts for several years, focusing on short stories and fantasy fiction, and aim to be a published author.

$17.00 /hr
219 hours
4.97
Tamar Harrington

Tamar Harrington

Translator

United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

I'm an American from Nebraska. During 2010-2011 I worked for an organic food company in Hefei, China where I translated materials from Chinese to English edited graphic materials, and occasionally did interpreting or otherwise represented the company at events. I speak fluent Mandarin, and read and write Chinese at a high level. I want to build my translation experience and portfolio. I also am an excellent writer and enjoy finding new information and putting it into a form that is helpful for people. I've written copy content for employers on numerous business web sites and blogs, and I enjoy being able to use the html, CSS, and SEO abilities I've learned to improve those sites.

$12.00 /hr
418 hours
4.87
Serra E.

Serra E.

236 Jobs & 1882 Hrs at oDesk -- TOP RATED TURKISH...

Turkey - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 31

The most preferred "TOP RATED" TURKISH Sworn & Certified Translator at oDesk ! • 236 Jobs / Projects & 1881 Hours done at oDesk • Totally 385 jobs / projects 2000+ Hours completed in 4 years - - - - - - Dear Sirs & Madams, With 9 years experience, I am the most preferred, the most working, the most qualified, and the most experienced NATIVE Turkish Translator, ( Sworn, Certified and Accredited ) at oDesk and some other websites. I hold a 4 year degree diploma on ELT - English Language & Literature. Some of My Clients: • Facebook • Coca-Cola USA • Pinterest • Yandex • Uber • Sony UK • Finish UK ...and 240+ others ! --> All are provable Freelance works with working links! No lies, no false & doubtful references! Moreover, I am a Proofreader / Linguist, and an Official English Teacher at Turkish State Schools The Only Turkish Contractor with 4.99 Rating score After 236 jobs done at oDesk! The Most Experienced, the top scorer in English Language tests among the Turkish Translators at oDesk! The Only Sworn, Accredited Certified Turkish Translator here ! -- I can provide wet signed, translation-custom stamped, official certification over the translation I do. The "Genuine" Translator with Sworn Translation Stamps to Certify your official documents • The most experienced at oDesk, #1 by far with 235 jobs & 1879+ hours! • Most Preferred - 235 jobs at oDesk, 385 jobs in Total, • Most Reliable - Real Genuine Translator • Most Qualified - Holds a degree on "English Language and Literature" • Top-scorer in "English" Test Results among Turkish oDeskers • Fastest Contractor - All these were done in 4 years About Turkey & Turkish Language Market Prices: - - - - Turkey is the MOST EXPENSIVE COUNTRY in terms of benzine, diesel-fuel, electricity, nature-gas, and a few more sectors, and it has the HIGHEST TAX RATES in the world. I can send a PDF document with working web-links to prove this situation Plus, We are feeding 3 million Syrians in camps with our taxes Do not expect me to work for low rates of the Far-east, the Asia, the Africa and the Middle-east. D e t a i l e d . I n f o r m a t i o n: - - - - D i f f e r e n c e • Ranked # 1 among all Turkish Contractors as well as Turkish Translators • Lecturer at the Best University of Turkey -- Bogazici University • Professional Top Quality Work Performed in Office atmosphere • Working as a married couple of translators E d u c a t i o n • Graduate with honors from Reputable Turkish Universities • International English Teacher Certification • Both are State Universities -- not Private Universities C e r t i f i c a t i o n • Official Sworn Turkish Translator Certification by Turkish Government • International Pedagogic Formation Certification for English Teaching Q u a l i f i c a t i o n s . a t . o D e s k • 1st Place at "English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)" among ALL oDeskers • Top 10% at 7 oDesk "English" Tests • Top 20% at 2 oDesk "English" Tests • Top 30% at 3 oDesk "English" Tests • Best "English Language" Test Results among Turkish oDeskers A u t h e n t i c i t y • Id-verified by oDesk • Provable diplomas, certifications, accreditations E x p e r i e n c e • 9 Yrs of Professional Translation Experience ( part time, full time, owner of translation firm ) • Even translated the website of the University she graduated • 2+ Years of work as Official English Teacher at Turkish State Schools T a l e n t s / D i s t i n c t i v e . A b i l i t i e s • the Idealist Perfectionist -- used to be English Teacher at Turkish State Schools • # 1 Not only among Turkish Translators, but among all Turkish Contractors! • No Grammar mistakes/no typos: error-free translation! • (Unlike competitors) Doing her own business -- really graduated from that field! J o b - T y p e s • Translation, Proof-reading, Interpretation • Off-line or On Site / In Line / Web Translator • Turkish Localization Specialist / Expert • Video / Audio Transcriber • Web Research / Market Research • Warm Calls • Voice over Talent / Audio Record • Audio / Video Transcription • Phone Support / Customer Support S e c t o r s • Technical / Engineering • Legal / Contract / Notary Government Language • Us States' Federal Laws & Regulations • Medical / Medicine / Chemical / Biology • Turkish Ministry Laws & Regulations O t h e r • I am a Public Notary Accredited Sworn Translator working in Istanbul - Turkey • I was graduated with honors from an ELT department of a 4 year degree diploma program at a reputable Turkish university. • I am a Native Turk translator and lingust born and living in Turkey / Turkiye / Turkei / Turquie / Tacchino / Turco • I am can translate from and into Turkish / Turkce / Turkisch / Turque / Turca • I have and use SDL Trados Studio with SDLX DTP Processing and other software like Wordfast, POedit, GlobalSight, etc. I am proficient and experienced in these software.

$22.22 /hr
1,882 hours
4.99
Michael Noto

Michael Noto

English Trainer and Translator

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

Hi, my name is Michael Curtis N., but I would really appreciate it if you called me Curt. I have spent the last twelve years traveling back and forth between the USA and Germany. My education and my profession have given me this grateful advantage. I graduated from Mississippi State University in December of 2000 with a B. A. in Foreign Languages. Between the years of 2001 and 2012 I have mainly lived in Dresden, Germany, where I have worked as an English trainer and translator. Working there presented me with many opportunities to enhance my translation skills in fields such as technology, marketing, tourism, real estate, medicine and general business. In November 2012 I moved back to the USA and I would now like to put my gained knowledge and experiences to work for you and your translation needs.

$18.00 /hr
1,184 hours
5.00
Onur Serce

Onur Serce

ENG-TR Native Turkish Translator/Interpreter, Writ...

Turkey - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 19

If you're looking for a diploma in English Language degree, keep looking. I'm not the one you're looking for. But if you're looking for a good Turkish translation output, here's a TURKISH EXPERT for you! Do not think that every native speaker has perfect writing & wording skills!!! Many Turkish people doesn't have enough knowledge of Turkish grammar! Even your contractor has enough skills of English, do you think that Turkish output will be good? The quality of my work has been verified by profreaders. If you have any question mark about the texts I submit, you are free to double-check it with a proofreader! Yes, proofreading is important to show you accuracy of my work! I even don't mention the translation bots! Using these type of tools is not ethical. I provide you with 100% human translation with high quality for a fair price! The evaluations my clients left on my oDesk profile verify the quality and accuracy of my work. WHY TO CHOOSE ME? - High Quality %100 human translations - Consistent higher quality - Faster delivery - Fair price (I don't overcharge!) MY SPECIALTIES - Website Translation - Technical Translation - Marketing Translation - Financial Translation - Medical and Pharmaceutical Translation - Legal Translation - Transcription and Translation I have been a freelancer for a long time and I have accumulated experience in various areas. As a native Turkish speaker with very good knowledge of English, I have translated many documents & texts from English to Turkish, and vice versa. I have involved in various content managements, SEO, and SMM projects and worked with clients from different parts of the world. I am working towards my BA degree in the Department of Statistics at Aegean University in Izmir, Turkey. In short, as a statistician with strong expertise in statistical methodology and know-how in computer technology, I can do a multitude of things for you, from data collection to copy-editing.

$15.00 /hr
431 hours
4.92
Luis García

Luis García

Web Designer/Digital Researcher/Creative Website D...

Mexico - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 73

Im aviable on my Skype profile for interviews. In Website Developement: I deliver FULLY RESPONSIVE sites. (I can deliver any PSD - Wordpress site, new concepts and fully customizable sites with admin panels to customize your information, no base skin is used for the developing, 100% original sites based on new ideas and the must secure source code. No more flaws in your security). Over the last 8 years i've been working on website developing using: - Wordpress (Fully customizables, i never use hard-code, you can change logos, sloggans, images, cuppons, sliders and everything in an admin panel option made specially for your site, have different sidebars and anything as needed). - BBpress - Ecommerce - Vbulletin - HTML - PHP - CSS - FLASH - SEO (Search Engine Optimizations) - Custom Made Sites My best quality is the theoretical knowledge of what a costumer or visitor does when they reach your website, i'm not just a designer but a theoric knowledge adapter to the real world. Is not enough to know how to use the photoshop or programing in some source code, you also need to know how to get your message sent to the right public, and know what they do with it when they get it. In Social Media: I work with several kinds of social media marketing techniques, normally when some one tries to work in social media, they think that the only need in that area is to have a lot of facebook friends and to know how to post on facebook or twitter, but the real thing is that you need to have all the marketing skills and knowledge needed to integrate Marketing campaings into the social media. We need to domain all the company's marketing strategics to channel them into a digital media marketing program, that way what is important is not the number of followers or fans that we can provide, but that this followers or fans are potential costumers for you. I work with: - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Foursquare - linkedin - Youtube - ETC And i manage: - Full marketing campaings for social media - Digital advertising - Community creation and manage - Website, Socialmedia, Publicity, Marketing integration. In Graphic Designs: I'm also a graphic designer with knowledge of vbulletin, CSS, HTML, PHP and wordpress, photography, vector graphics, adobe photoshop, Illustrator, etc. I can create website designs out of concepts or ideas, and provide a great graphic support in that part, you can have everything your website need with the same person. Adventages: - Publicity/Marketing Knowledge - Color Management Theory - Campaing Designs - Excellent at: Targeting Software: I can provide with: - Illustrator, Photoshop, Corel Draw, Photopaint, Flash (As2 & As3), Dreamweaver, In Design, Vegas, After Effects, 2d Animation, ETC. -Social media management software -Basecamp software for long term projects i'm looking for new challenges. This way i'm currently expanding my horizons to be the best in my fields.

$16.67 /hr
12 hours
4.85
Katrin P.

Katrin P.

Freelance translator and proofreader, German nati...

Germany - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 15

I am a post-graduate with an excellent masters degree in both classical philology and classical archaeology from the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany. In addition to that I hold a very good pre-diploma in architecture from the RWTH Aachen. Thus you will get a contractor multidisciplinarily skilled in linguistics, literature, history and philosophy as well as technical and medical terminology. I translated and proofread medical and business papers and presentations, German humanistic and medical dissertations, and I am able to translate sophisticated texts from English, French, Latin and ancient Greek into high standard German. You are looking for a reliable and fast working perfectionist? Here I am. Your needs are paramount to me.

$13.33 /hr
43 hours
4.98
Misha Castillo

Misha Castillo

Translator, native Spanish speaker-MEX, native pro...

Mexico - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

To provide quality English-Spanish/Spanish-English translations on both casual and formal texts, including technical and medical articles, using technical vocabulary or even idioms (USA/Mexico), as necessary for the text required. I am educated in medical fields (DVM), and am highly capable of translating medical texts, but I have also worked in other fields, such as Literature, History, and technical texts. I have studied English since kindergarten in fully bilingual schools, studied a year in the US, and have translated both text and spoken English and Spanish for the past 15 years.

$23.00 /hr
127 hours
5.00
Pei-Xin Liu

Pei-Xin Liu

English - Mandarin Chinese Translator

Taiwan - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

I'm a native Mandarin Chinese speaker and fluent speaker of English. I've helped numerous business owners and individuals enter the Chinese marketplace. In order to achieve a successful project, I listen to what client needs and make sure which Chinese spoken areas client targets, so I know which writing systems or dialects I should translate to. Due to the fact that the majority of the Mandarin speaking population uses Simplified Chinese, I'm generally asked to translate to this writing system. However, I'm also seeking opportunities to promote Traditional Chinese. Most of the projects I have on oDesk are translating from English into Simplified Chinese. Since I'm not native English speaker, I can't claim to present error-free results. Unless clients don't mind and are willing to give me this offer, I usually don't accept Chinese to English translation job. I know how important trust, understanding and communication are. Clients' feedback proves how seriously I took each project no matter its complexity. I endeavor to build a great professional reputation. Finally, I'm open to any suggestions or critics. Thank you!

$20.00 /hr
609 hours
4.91