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@Charles537
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Member since October, 2008
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Charles537 

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 ideas as the original, but which can also stand alongside it as an independent document of the same quality or better. I use proofreaders in order to deliver work that is free of errors and I will make as many revisions as necessary until the client is satisfied. My educational background is in music, having attended both the Manhattan School of Music and the Mannes College of Music in New York City during the eighties. Since that time, my life has gone in many different and unexpected directions, but one thing that has remained constant is my passion for language. Being a creative person, who would rather make things happen than sit around waiting, I have been a small business owner three times over. My first venture, at age 25, was an event planning service in New York. When I moved to California in 1990, the limitations of the job market prompted me to start my own gardening and housecleaning service. Once employment opportunities improved, I embarked on a seventeen-year career in the QSR industry, working my way up in the space of four years from delivery driver to assistant manager to general manager and in 1995, I became a franchise owner/operator in Grand Terrace, Ca. After achieving six years of double-digit positive sales, in 2001 I sold my store for almost three times its purchase price to the franchisee that owned most of the neighboring units and accepted a post as Marketing Director for his company, which would eventually grow to twenty-one stores. The next seven years were filled with opportunities to learn new skills while refining my existing ones. Since embarking on my freelance career, I have worked on many different projects, covering a wide variety of styles and topics, translating from English to Spanish as well as from Spanish to English. My recent projects include websites, books, articles, newsletters, advertisements, contracts, research papers, court transcripts and government documents, among many others.
$15 USD/hr
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    Reach the level 20 level cap!
  • The Multi-tasker

    Complete 40 projects.
  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • Frequent Visitor

    Log in in every day for 1 month.
  • Smooth Operator

    Complete 10 projects on time.
  • High Roller

    Complete a project worth over $500USD (or equivalent) on Freelancer.com.
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    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
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    Bid on 300 projects.
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    Create 10 Milestones.
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Exams

  • General Orientation
    85%
  • US English Level 3
    93%
  • UK English 1
    83%
  • French to English Translation
    93%
  • Spanish - English Translation
    93%
  • Spanish 2
    80%

My Top Skills

  • Translation 75
  • English (US) 18
  • Proofreading 11
  • Spanish 8
  • English (UK) 4
  • French (Canadian) 4
  • French 4
  • Spanish (Spain) 3
  • Editing 2
  • Powerpoint 0
  • PDF 0

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