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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

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

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Average Translation Freelancer Feedback Score

Translation oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.91.

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Jessica Silva

Jessica Silva

Technical Writer, Translation, Web Research, Edito...

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

I have a big sense of responsability and commitment, I work hard and I am a dedicated person. I have worked as a web researcher and as a translator (english to spanish) for over 2 years. I also edit videos on Sony Vegas Pro 10 and Windows Live Movie Maker.

$5.56 /hr
5,789 hours
5.00
Fernando Garza

Fernando Garza

Creative design and graphic strategies

Mexico - Last active: 3 days 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
2,603 hours
4.99
Frederic Premat

Frederic Premat

Reliability and quality

France - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

French native certified translator. Precise, reliable and experienced in translations from English (Us and British) to French in technical, business, marketing, IT, legal, travel, food and fashion areas, Apps and websites localizations. I am recognized by and declared to the French Administration as a translator, producing invoices of my work for your business bookkeeping needs (my tax numbers are Siren n° 799 636 980 and Siret n° 799 636 980 00010). I can assist you by translating and writing French-language texts that are more relevant to a French audience, with the proper Gallic « tournure », twist. The art of translation is as old as written literature. Translation must take into account constraints that include context, the rules of grammar of the two languages, their writing conventions, and their idioms. A common misconception is that there exists a simple word-for-word correspondence between any two languages, and that translation is a straightforward mechanical process; such a word-for-word translation, however, cannot take into account context, grammar, conventions, and idioms. To be a good translator, it is necessary to understand the internal system of a language and the context of the entire text being translated. Thus, the translator will be able to produce the same effect in both languages. Very aware of the new leading technologies, my extensive exposure to the English language from an early age and my years of experience as a translator are my strongest points. You’ll get a turnkey file, fully edited and produced and ready for immediate use. Prompt Service: Turnarounds of under 24 hours! Prompt communication, available in a variety of means. Software: Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Poedit.Wordfast/AEGISUB. I live in France, about two and a half hours from Paris and one hour from both Nantes and Rennes. I have a fast broadband internet connection, a state-of-the art computer system as well as numerous desk reference materials. I sincerely hope my application will attract your attention and I'll be happy to give you further details if necessary.. Please inquire about project pricing and long-term assistance so we can develop a plan that works for you.

$30.00 /hr
1,082 hours
4.94
Zarko Zivkovic

Zarko Zivkovic Agency Contractor

SEO strategist/consultant

Serbia - Last active: 30 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
Veronica Setterhall

Veronica Setterhall Agency Contractor

Swedish-English translations, copy writing & voice...

Germany - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 8

I'm a Swedish native translator and copywriter who also offers voice over services and vocal coaching of top notch quality! I love translations and always try to find the best expressions in each language to fit well with the culture. I have experience translating text of very different kind - from blog and marketing texts to children's stories - even on rhyme! I have recently done many software manuals. I am familiar with the terminology and how functions in software are explained in a way that suits users of all levels. Copy writing - be it of short slogans, longer marketing texts, newsletters, press releases or blogs is something I have great experience in. I can make your brand stand out in a unique way suited for your target groups. I have several years of recording experience for both singing and spoken voice. I have done both Swedish and English recordings for several international clients doing varied work from singing and reading children's stories and songs for apps, language training software, commercial videos, instructional videos, telephone answering messages etc. I have worked with maintaining web shops and sites/blogs among other for a handicraft shop, a record label and my own Permaculture farm. Hiring me for your assignment you get a multi-skilled person with experience from a variety of fields - always willing to learn new things and always aiming at giving you the highest quality work!

$37.00 /hr
1,107 hours
5.00
Lesley G.

Lesley G. Agency Contractor

Freelance Writer / Dutch - English Translator

United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 31

I'm a native English freelance writer and translator with a strong business background, superlative language skills and a profound knowledge of Dutch. An accomplished copywriter with a proven track record in crafting compelling SEO web content, blogs, articles and product descriptions, I additionally specialise in delivering seamless Dutch to English translations. With over 20 years professional experience in the IT / Financial Services sector, I'm self-starting, fast, accurate, flexible and reliable, and invariably keen to discuss future collaborations with interesting and challenging clients. Recent feedback includes: - Lesley provided beautiful work in a short amount of time. Would definitely work with her again. - Excellent work. Lesley has an excellent grasp of English language and grammar. - I have received more than expected, a real pleasure working with and I highly recommend her services. - Great writer and would definitely recommend

Associated with: MPLG Consultancy Agency
$44.44 /hr
3,116 hours
5.00
Chao C.

Chao C. Agency Contractor

China Business Consultant / Chinese Marketing Expe...

China - Last active: 3 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
$49.99 /hr
2,497 hours
4.96
Christian P.

Christian P. Agency Contractor

Social Media and SEO Expert - since 1998

Austria - Last active: 3 days 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
3,891 hours
4.96
Caroline Fakhr-Laure

Caroline Fakhr-Laure

French German Spanish English writer, proofreader....

Greece - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 14

Use my language skills (French, German: native, English Spanish : fluent) for project management/administration, research, localization, writing, customer service, simple translations, in short: anything that might help your business.

$27.78 /hr
7,102 hours
5.00