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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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Oxana Y.

Oxana Y.

Slavic Translation and Localization Services | Pro...

Ukraine - Last active: 02/28/2014 - Tests: 15 - Portfolio: 20

Summary of qualifications: - Languages: Russian fluently in writing and speaking (mother tongue), English fluently in writing and speaking, Ukrainian fluently in writing and speaking (2-d mother tongue) - More than ten years of translating English-to-Russian, English-to-Ukrainian documents experience - Superb command of idiomatic English, Russian, Ukrainian languages and grammar - General erudition and intimate familiarity with English, American, Russian and Ukrainian cultures - Extensive knowledge of vocabulary in all these languages - Ability to edit and review other translations - Ability to translate manuals, software (applications), websites, documents, letters, emails, videos, articles, books, brochures, advertisements, legal documentation, songs, poems, etc. - Websites and software (applications) localization using Notepad++ - The highest individual score in English To Russian Translation Skills Test - Only a high-quality manual translation - Translation of documents in all formats - Fluent translation, smart and laconic language - Usage of keyword and search engines statistics utilization for a better localization results - Excellent computer/word-processing skills Personal qualities: - Highly motivated and results oriented with the ability to plan ahead - Uncommon ability to work independently to solve problems while demonstrating good organizational skills - Great attention to details with excellent work ethic - Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment - Constant availability and a high speed Internet connection - Responsibility, punctuality, accuracy, persistence, flexibility, creativity - Basic knowledge in web research and Internet marketing, economy, accounting, auditing, management, web design, networking, SEO Personal website: http://www.wix.com/yatsenkoxana/translator GOING BEYOND TRANSLATION...

Groups: oTranslators
$16.67 /hr
831 hours
4.99
Adela T.

Adela T.

Creatologist | Content Strategist | Project Manage...

Romania - Last active: 1 day 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
2,565 hours
4.99
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
Ismet Dumlupinar

Ismet Dumlupinar

MCITP (System Administration), MCT, MCSA, MCSD: We...

Turkey - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 13

Experienced System Specialist, MCSA/MCITP/MCSD. In-depth knowledge of business operations and Information Tecnology Systems, project management, enterprise system integrations and information security with over eight years with hands on experience as an Enterprise Administrator and Network Manager in Windows Server 2003 & Windows Server 2008 environments. Experience in hardware and software virtualization using VMware and Hyper-V and App-V. Practiced understanding Active Directory, Group Policies, NPS, NAP, Exchange, SQL Server, Dynamics CRM, ERP, PKI and DFS. Experience as a corporate Microsoft/Certification trainer at one of gold certified partners of Microsoft. Proficent in Server 2012 and 2008 (inc.Server Core edition), Hyper-V, switches and many other technologies. I have been highly involved in server virtualization for seven years and am proficient in both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. I am also providing consulting services for web applications. I am a member of DotNetNuke Corp Internationalization Team and I'm working to expand product features to fully support Turkish localization. I am always looking for new opportunities to develop my skills. Check my Microsoft Profile below: https://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/idumlupinar/profile

$75.00 /hr
2,230 hours
4.86
Matthieu R.

Matthieu R.

Native French Translator...

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 6

Main objective : Find long term collaborative work contracts. Want to know more : After a French scientific Baccalaureate, I graduated from an international audiovisual and fine-art school - obtaining their two diplomas. Then, spent over 5 years working as a film, sound and video editor for 2 major post-production hubs in France, where I digitized, restored and handled many featured film productions from major movie catalogues (Universal, Canal +, Hammer productions, Cine cite, etc.) along world known TV series (Friends). I moved to the USA in 2001 where I started helping on numerous independent movie productions, theater play designs, directed several audiovisual and musical productions, managed low and medium budgets, edited multi-camera productions, edited TV spots, radio spots, created e-learning voice modules, screen captures, produced informative material and released published, licensed and copyrighted works. Softwares I use : the Adobe CS5, Final Cut Pro X & Motion 5, and Office from Microsoft just to name a few. On another hand, being a French native, I can create subtitles or translate dialogs for movies and manage European localization projects, from web-site to e-learning booklets to cooking recipes, technical documents and more... Currently the French localization provider for several interactive software companies, one translation agency and a major audiovisual products distributor. Thank you for considering my application. Looking forward to our collaboration.

Groups: oTranslators
$75.00 /hr
531 hours
4.96
Marius Anthonisen

Marius Anthonisen

Marketing Manager

Norway - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

My name is Marius Anthonisen, and I am a 21-y.o guy from Norway. I have expert experience within social media, digital marketing and B2B.I am also an excellent Norwegian writer/reader, so if you need any help with translation, don't hesitate to initiate contact. I am also a huge soccer fan, and have in dept knowledge of every aspect within European football. In have also a great track record in the crowd funding world, both reward-based and equity crowd funding. Contact me for tips & tricks regarding CF.

$27.00 /hr
14 hours
4.74
Julia G.

Julia G.

Eagle eye for presentations and formatting

Germany - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

Hi, I'm Julia, a German graphic designer and MS Office expert with comprehensive English skills, currently based in Australia. I have many years of experience in creating high quality presentations and providing professional formatting in MS Word, Power Point and Excel. My former collegues used to call me "eagle eye" since I have a very skilled eye for aesthetics as well as content and will always spot mistakes and inconsistencies when others don't. I'm a graphic designer with advanced data analytic and GIS skills as well as Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign skills. I'm a reliable and efficient worker as well as a bit of a perfectionist with great attention to details and high quality standards. Presentations: - excellent PowerPoint skills including: slide master creation and adaption, template design, professional charts, smart art, animations, slide transition, effective fonts and styles, custom colours, engaging graphics, illustrations, logo integration, footers, spacing, tables, slide timings, audio integration, etc. - great sense for design and aesthetic appeal - focus on consistency - creative and professional - great attention to detail - prepared as well as given countless presentations, both in university and professional life, always with very positive feedback from audience and clients Formatting skills: - excellent formatting skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. - MS Word whiz: e.g. styles, fonts, pagination, header, footer, spacing, indexes, cross-references, custom colors, graphics, anchoring, templates, smart art, charts, tables, bookmarks, cover sheets, citation, linking, forms and more - focus on a clean and professional look as well as overall consistency in layout and content - the devil is in the details! - experience with long documents/presentantions with hundreds of pages (plenty of bachelor's and master's theses, research reports, annual business reports, etc.) Language skills: - Native German speaker with comprehensive English skills - 15 years of English learning (+ lived in London and Dublin, bachelor and master studies mostly in English) - excellent with grammar, spelling, punctuation in German and English - experienced proof reader in German & English More information about myself: - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business Administration / Marketing & Management - Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Sustainability Science / Ecology & Conservation (with first-class honours) - comprehensive GIS, data analysis, and mapping skills - project management experience - fund raising and sponsoring management experience - organisation of international events and congresses - Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign skills

$27.78 /hr
77 hours
5.00
Marc B.

Marc B.

Sr. IT/Software Development (Project) Management

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

- Sr. QA Engineer - Sr. Project / Program Manager / Scrum Master - Sr. Business Consultant After years of experience in Management in both the Software Development and IT industry, I want to expand my horizon at my level of expertise. I'm more geared towards management of technical staff and/or projects. In this setting I have experience in a lot of different specialties (QA, Customer Support, Web Development, Development, IT, Production, Client Management, and others). I'm comfortable in a lot of environments, but I like to be able to use my own management style that is more aimed in managing through positive experiences, openness and coaching and training. I'm definitely not a supporter/believer of managing with an iron fist. My main aim is always to create a positive and productive environment in which people can feel happy and flourish, as opposed to being stressed and strained. I learn quickly and I'm flexible and precise in my work. I have experience with multiple cultures and am a good communicator. For details on my experience, see my LinkedIn profile at: http://it.linkedin.com/pub/marc-baas/19/825/96b/

$50.00 /hr
5,109 hours
5.00
Pablo Estrada

Pablo Estrada Agency Contractor

Experienced Spanish Translator and Project Manager

Guatemala - Last active: 1 day 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
13,921 hours
4.99
Andrey Sarapulov

Andrey Sarapulov Agency Contractor

Zendesk Consultant and Project Manager

Czech Republic - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 5

Experienced bilingual European based Zendesk Consultant and Project Manager with 7000+ oDesk hours. Interested in jobs related to Zendesk setup, customisation, integration, consulting, reporting, MS Excel, Project management, Russian-English translation and Power Point. Key words: zendesk consultant, project management, customer support team lead, reporting, excel, translation, english, russian, power point, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

Groups: oTranslators
$25.00 /hr
8,022 hours
5.00