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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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Jiachang L.

Jiachang L.

Chinese/English Translator/Interpreter/Proofreader...

China - Last active: 27 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 7

I'm a native Chinese freelance translator with a MA degree in Translation Studies. Over the past 12 years I've been dealing with translation work in various fields such as business, literature, art, culture, education, tourism and so on. As a qualified and professional Chinese-English translator, I'm enthusiastic, responsible, efficient and I take every job seriously. As is shown in my Work History and Feedback here, my service is 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Groups: oTranslators
$25.00 /hr
232 hours
4.97
David Vecchio

David Vecchio

3D Artist / Architectural and product visualizatio...

Argentina - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 18

I've been working as a freelance 3D artist for the last 8 years. My areas of expertise are architectural renderings and product visualization renderings (mainly for graphic/web advertising and television commercials). I work mostly with architectural projects, rendering ortographic views, perspectives and floor plans. All of these are usually destined to take part in presentations to get approval of the projects. Accuracy is very important in this kind of projects, every detail must be taken care of. Having worked with many of these projects helped me to sharpen my eye for details. Some of my most important architectural projects include renders for brands like Wendy's, CVS Pharmacies, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, KRAFT Foods and IKEA. I have also worked with product renderings for many well known brands in my country, such as Ace (laundry powder), VO5 (hair gels, sprays and shampoo), Speed (energy drink), La Sereni­sima (milk, yoghurt, etc).

$38.00 /hr
585 hours
5.00
Matthieu R.

Matthieu R.

Native French Translator...

United States - Last active: 3 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
Tarik Ait Iftene

Tarik Ait Iftene

Pro Arabic Voice Over Talent / Reporter / Translat...

Algeria - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 38

- I am a multi-skilled reporter with 10 years experience, I work for the most popular Arabic News TV "Al Jazeera" as a producer / journalist and Arabic voice over talent + (I have got a home based studio with pro equipment), I record all kinds of audio: e-learning, documentaries, news reports, commercials, presentations, IVR, radio and tv broadcasting, sports commenting ... etc - I wrote articles for Aljazeera's website the top Arabic news channel, I have also worked for many major newspapers. - I am the main Arabic translator for the largest sports live score provider in the world, Global Sport Media, and I represent them in the MENA region. - Photography is my main hobby and I can do a professional work (check my portfolio) - In addition to English to Arabic translation skills I can also translate from/to Arabic, English, French and Russian. - To hear my voice on Aljazeera Sports UEFA Champions League Promo check this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsu3zr337Oo. - To hear my voice on a Documentary check this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hO2iIXxvNc - To see my TV reports you can check this video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151844689078710 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VijBz4tJ1I - To see my articles at Aljazeera website you can check on those links my name in Arabic is طارق آيت إفتن: http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/ad54f957-3fd4-4746-81fc-926c256c38ff http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/4b307b7c-87f5-41f4-b16f-791ff52d7cc5 http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/1bbbfa96-8108-450e-b7df-1c973a7bd263 http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/ead4778d-3dcc-4bda-8729-295e7e850b60 http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/a3167610-7ee9-4f7b-98e4-a66f14c49917 http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/3ee1e789-ede4-457f-803d-f2b2b5076e37 http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/ec718b4f-7148-4cdb-8931-fa6243c00e14 http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/add31220-5e23-49be-9aaa-390b0064b6b9 http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/dcd0b9c7-5ebd-4488-8883-2345993d47f1 - I also produce a video series -health tips- for 3eesho.com (the top health/sports/well being Arabic website) and I record the Arabic Voice Over to add it to them you can take a look from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdv4tVfjngY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_OweFod398 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wtoKHWOqZ0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH1mBDEZD3k http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic4i7oCcN7o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc99IVbX794 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fiv31ftC9k8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnU9UME_klU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNk5FT1AoxQ - If you need a voice talent or a voice actor, don't hesitate to contact me, I can deliver a high quality audio in a very short time and with competitive rates. (I do recording, editing and mixing as well). - I can also do North African French accent Voice over / Arabic accent French voice over / North African accent English voice over / Arabic accent English voice over / French accent English voice over / French voice over. - If you need an excellent translator from English to Arabic just let me know about your project and I will handle it, you will get the most accurate translation. - If you are looking for a good news or content writer for mass audience, you can count on me, I can write at a very high level, in addition to that I have got a very nice style of poetry as well. -As I am not only a professional Arabic voiceover but I work for TV and I have the journalistic style and I can do VO projects that needs to be narrated like news reports or news stories. - To hear my voice and see my works please visit one of my pages: Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/DZPLAYVIDEO Blog: http://tarikaitiftene.wordpress.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arabicvoicetalent https://www.facebook.com/tarikaitiftene Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tarikaitiftene

Groups: oTranslators
$170.00 /hr
11 hours
4.96
Petra Ingeborg Beyerlein

Petra Ingeborg Beyerlein

translations lessons subtitles coaching

Germany - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 6

Services I can provide I translate your texts, e.g. letters, literature, specialist literature (science, biology, zoology, genetics, music, theatre, history) from German, English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Faroese, French, Spanish, Italian to German, English, Norwegian, French. For singers or actors I provide language coaching, text coaching, phonetics. Languages: German, British English, Norwegian, French, Spanish, Italian. Dialects: Swabian, Viennese, Franconian. If you want to learn German as a foreign language I provide individual lessons for beginners and advanced learners - in and around Hamburg/Germany or via Skype. I generate sub- and surtitles for your theatre and opera performances or movies from German, English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Faroese, French, Spanish, Italian to German, English, Norwegian, French. I edit all your printed materials. I write and edit your German printed materials. I accompany you to interviews and appointments and translate. I assist for German administrative procedures and errands (no notarization!). I help you to organise and to structure your office and study.

$38.89 /hr
62 hours
5.00
Dirk Späth

Dirk Späth

Native German Translator

Germany - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

I am a native German speaker and I lived in Germany for the most part of my life. In June 2013 I quit my job as a nurse at the University Hospital in Freiburg, Germany to become a dive instructor, translator and digital nomad, travelling the world. At the moment I'm in the Philippines. I started to work on oDesk as an English to German translator in May 2013. Since my students exchange in the USA (Pennsylvania) I am fluent in both written and spoken English. Since my time in the USA I always kept exposed to English with the internet, movies, radio, books and contact to both American and British friends. I have tutored students of all ages in English as a part time job. I consider English my second mother tongue.

$43.21 /hr
124 hours
4.98
Ann K.

Ann K.

Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support b...

Sweden - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usuallay apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, then that rate apply. On the other hand could other assigments require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing, since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of yours kind of recaps what service is about. Besides the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. In addition to work I've been studying sociology, psychology and computer science at academic level. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Where human language is concerned I write with good imagination, do my research and have a very good vocabulary. Where computers are concerned I like to do life easier for end users and I also focus on usability. Where both languages are involved I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if yo're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

$30.00 /hr
80 hours
4.98
CHRISTOPHE V.

CHRISTOPHE V.

EXPERT Bilingual ENGLISH/FRENCH/U.K. ENG. Translat...

France - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 8

As a French native state-employed English Teacher for quite a number of years, I can provide accurate translations from English into standard French from FRANCE, and the other way round. I worked for "Gengo.com" for a year only, but unlike them, so far, I can translate into genuine UK English all types of documents at the rate of $0.06/word, that can be as low as $0.04 for high volumes starting from 3,000 words ( and $0.08/word for technical and legal translation jobs), and my test- results speak for themselves. Given my background, I can deliver truly academic, as well as audience-oriented translations. However, I now refuse to translate content for e-commerce sites selling illegal products in FRANCE, as the shoppers would have problems with the French customs, or even worse, with the police. I also refuse to proofread what appears to be plain machine-translation or clearly post-edited machine translation jobs, from either other contractors (you should just ask for a refund!) or customers. Fair enough, isn't it? Now, please have a look at my portfolio, and you will see what I mean! Finally, I now have experience in simultaneous 3-way translation over the phone (see my profile).

$27.78 /hr
790 hours
4.71
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
Billel H.

Billel H.

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Algeria - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 1

An outline of my skills and experiences will show what I have to offer, I am professional in: -Web Development : html5, xhtml, CSS, PHP, JavaScript , jQuery, Resposnive Web Design, SEO, xml, ASP.NET using C# and VB -Integrated development environment (IDE): Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Netbeans, Eclipse, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6. -Database: SQL, SQL server 2008R2, MySQL, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL and Data warehouse. -Programming language: C# ,java , python, Visual Basic, C++. -Office Suite: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook), SharePoint. -Design and Multimedia: Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (Photoshop and Acrobat X Pro). -Operating System: Windows(XP, Vista, 7,8), Linux(Ubuntu, Red Hat), IOS. -Networking: Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) model, LAN, VLAN, WAN, DNS, DHCP, switch, Access point and Router Configuration. -Modeling language : Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Merise. -Architecture and Mechanical engineering: Technical drawing, Architectural drawing. -Management: Human Resource management. -languages: English, French and Arabic. I am at your disposal to DO THE BEST.

$25.00 /hr
82 hours
4.79