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Michael Cotten

Michael Cotten

Professional German to English Translation

Germany - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Born and raised in the United States and currently based in Cologne, Germany, I am a professional, experienced translator who can help you create the document you need, each and every time. Unlike many other translators here on Odesk, I only offer the service I do best: translating from German, into English. As a translator, I get asked a lot of questions. Here are answers to some of the most common ones: Q: What are your qualifications in German? I am a fluent speaker of German who has attained C2 certification from the Goethe institute. In addition to being a long-time resident of Germany, I have completed a university degree program in the German language. Q: What are your qualifications in English? I am a native speaker of English, with a degree from a prestigious American university - but perhaps more important is my background as a writer of technical and marketing copy for a variety of U.S. based companies. I have a deep love of the written word, and strive to create effective copy, no matter the language. Q: Do you translate from English to German? No. In the "real world," professional translators specialize in translation from a target language to their mother tongue. Very, very rarely will you ever find a translator in a brick-and-mortar job who will "reverse translate" into a language other than their native one - no matter how fluent they may be. The reasons for this are myriad, but if you've ever read a non-native translation, you probably already know why. Q: Do you translate from other languages, too? No. I do speak Italian and French comfortably; however, I can't claim to be 100 percent fluent, so I don't offer translations from these languages. Unlike many other Odesk providers, I prefer to offer only what I can do well. While this approach does limit my business, it makes for happier customers, and less headache for me. Q: What can you translate for me? In the past, I've translated: Website, brochures and marketing materials Press releases Reports Newsletters Presentations CVs and applications Terms and conditions, employment contracts Internal communications User guides Training materials In short: if it's written in German and you need it in English, I'll translate it! If you have any other questions that haven't been answered here, please feel free to contact me - I'd love to speak with you about your project!

$22.22 /hr
1,440 hours
5.00
Jessica Silva

Jessica Silva

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

Mexico - Last active: 17 hours 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
5,757 hours
5.00
Yuriy Zaytsev

Yuriy Zaytsev

Data Entry | Customer service | Russian-English tr...

Russia - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

Hi, I'm interested in ongoing long term positions only; and I can perform smart, reliable, and diligent help in these fields: - bilingual RU-EN customer service; - Russian <-> English translation; - eCommerce data entry; - office data entry; - bilingual RU-EN Internet researching; - minor PhotoShop; - admin's support of different eCommerce projects. If you have found a matching point, don't hesitate to contact me. ----- russian, english, rus, eng, ru, en, ru/en, en/ru, rus/eng, eng/rus, trans, translator, translation, expert, wp, wordpress, joomla, magento, bitrix, ocr, data entry, pdf, office, pshop, photoshop, teamlead, team lead, seo, research, researching, search, customer service

$7.78 /hr
8,807 hours
5.00
Jesus N.

Jesus N.

Lawyer, business support and document translation

Spain - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4

Hi, i have a double degree in economics and law so i can help you if you want to begin a business with an aditional help. I can speak spanish (native), danish (native), fluent english and italian so i can also translate all your documents (especially legal ones) with accuracy. I work in my own business importing and exporting products and helping with legal issues. If you need my services, im new here but i will be glad to help you with my experience , u won´t regret!!

$22.22 /hr
1,187 hours
5.00
Ivana Lazic

Ivana Lazic

QA testing, administrative support, proofreading,...

Serbia - Last active: 10/23/2014 - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

As a Graduate philologist of General Linguistics, over the last 4 years I have worked as a proofreader and translator. I also have experience in administrative jobs, especially in data entry and typing jobs. QA testing is one more field which I consider to be very interesting, and would like to work in. I have a certain experience as a tester, and would like to improve more in this direction. I finished Training for e-business (advanced MS Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, MS Project; marketing and sales on the Internet; web design – Dreamweaver, html, css), so I also have some experience in those fields.

$16.67 /hr
1,596 hours
4.75
FLAVIA RODIANI DRAGO

FLAVIA RODIANI DRAGO

COMMERCIAL, SALES, MARKETING, TRANSLATION AND BLO...

Brazil - Last active: 11/01/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

GREAT EXPERIENCE IN COMMERCIAL AREA, WORKED 5 YEARS TO GENERAL ELECTRIC IN BRASIL WITH WAL-MART CORPORATION. GREAT HABILITY WITH COMPUTERS, INTERNET, BLOGS CONSTRUCTIONS, AUTHOR OF ARTICLES AND UPDATES

$11.11 /hr
1,150 hours
5.00
Kyrylo Vorotyntsev

Kyrylo Vorotyntsev

Copywriting and ENG/RUS/UA translation, blog and a...

Germany - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 1

I have experience of work in many different spheres, like journalism (own column in local magazine for a couple of years), tourism, translations, politics, NGO. At the same time I'm interested in sports, tourism, leisure and travels, history, culture, literature (have my own book published in 2010) etc.I'm seeking for opportunities of all kinds of writing for you and your readers.

$22.22 /hr
3,465 hours
4.93
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
Adela T.

Adela T.

Creatologist | Content Strategist | Project Manage...

Romania - Last active: 3 days 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
2,564 hours
4.99