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Member since October 24, 2008
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For me, translation is a wonderful blend of art and science, relying as much on the heart as it does on the mind. A good translator knows when to be literal and when to adapt the content to fit the language and culture of the target audience. My goal is to provide a new text that conveys the same message as the original, but that can also stand alongside it as an independent document of the same quality or better. My educational background is in music, while my professional background is in business ownership and marketing. Since embarking on my freelance career, I have worked on many different projects, covering a wide variety of styles and topics, translating from Spanish and French to English, as well as from English to Spanish and French. My recent projects include websites, books, articles, newsletters, advertisements, contracts, research papers, court transcripts and government documents, among many others.
$20 USD/hr
86 reviews
  • 94%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 26%Repeat Hire Rate


Recent Reviews

  • image of Benoit M. Project for Charles S. €2391.00 EUR

    “superb job i will continue to work with Charles.”

  • image of Philippe S. TRADUCTION SITE ADULTE FRANCAIS > ANGLAIS ( britannique ) ₹36347.00 INR

    “For my first translation project on Freelancer, I have really appreciated working with Charles. Highly responsive, very few corrections and delivery ahead of time. I'd definitely use its services next time ;-)”

  • image of Nicolas D. Français vers Anglais traduction de contrat / document légal 4 000 mots €250.00 EUR

    “Charles did an awesome Job. He was quick, very professionnal and very kind to work with. I would recommand it for sure (and will hire him again for myself also). Thanks Charles”

  • image of Benoit M. Project for Charles537 -- 2 €564.00 EUR

    “Third project, third success. I am very happy with Charles' collaboration.”

  • image of Benoit M. Project for Charles537 €61.00 EUR

    “Second time I asked for Charles' help.... Second time that it's a great result”

  • image of Benoit M. I would like to hire a Translator €77.00 EUR

    “Very happy with the work. Charles took time to understand first the subject matter and then provided a high quality translation.”


Marketing Director

Apr 2001 - Aug 2008 (7 years)

Directed marketing efforts of 17 franchise units. Developed and managed advertising and direct mail campaigns and corporate communications. Oversaw creative aspects, working directly with artists, printers and advertising reps. Wrote ad copy in English and Spanish. Directed special projects, e.g. RFP responses, database management and charitable contributions. Plotted individual and aggregate sales growth and breakeven analyses. Coordinated grand openings, grand re-openings and community events.

Franchise Owner/Operator

Aug 1995 - Apr 2001 (5 years)

Managed all aspects of store operations, including marketing and bookkeeping. Optimized price structure and menu selection based on demographics. Maintained strict compliance with OSHA, labor laws and internal regulations. Double-digit sales increases for 6 consecutive years in a problematic store. Received award for exceptional sales growth at the Domino’s Worldwide Rally in 2001. Decreased employee turnover to 5 percent per annum. Participated in numerous community projects and sponsorships.


Bachelor of Music Program (Composition, Voice)

1981 - 1984 (3 years)

Bachelor of Music Program (Voice)

1984 - 1985 (1 year)


  • French to English Translation
  • Spanish - English Translation
  • US English Level 3
  • UK English 2
  • Spanish 2
  • UK English 1


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