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Rodrigo Lamadrid

Monterrey, Mexico

You Think It, I Write It

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Alessia Vitali

Italy

Virtual Assistant | Content Writing | Translator

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Ingrid Ascencio

Texas, United States

Engineering, Technology or Service Provider? Here!

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Nouritza N. Geuvdjelian

Mexico

Spanish-English Language Services. Latam and Mex

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Naomi Lemmert

Greece

Multilingual UGC creator 📸🌍💬

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Ling Tan

England, United Kingdom

Bilingual UGC Creator & Social Media Manager

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Agustina F

Argentina

Experienced Book Promoter & Community Manager

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Melanie Gervasoni

Italy

SEO Writer // ENG-ITA Translator // Content Editor

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Pamela Ruiz Diaz

Barcelona, Spain

Producer - Cultural Communicator

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Shachar Keidar

Israel

Experienced Translator & Social Media Marketer

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Alexander Vieira

State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Certified Translator Portuguese | Spanish

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Ibrahim Erdogan

İstanbul, Turkey

Creative writer, translator, project manager

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Anastasia Rizzo

Italy

Creative Writer and Narrative Designer

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Noorulabdeen Ahmad

Ottawa, Canada

📸 sharing visual stories with people at the heart

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Andrea Cramer

Norway

Prompt Writer Translator Certified Prompt Engineer

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Hacina Djaafri

France

UX/UI designer, translator, architectural renderer

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Linda Vilela

Portugal

Versatile Bilingual Vocalist & Topliner

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Jennifer Mercedes

New Jersey, United States

I'm here to help make your life a bit easier!

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Victoria Marini

Argentina

Singer, VO, Translator, Subtitler, IT Support

Common projects for Translators

Translating business documents such as contracts, reports, or proposals.

Translating website content to make it accessible to a global audience.

Translating academic papers or articles for publication in international journals.

Translating software or app interface and help documentation for localization.

Translating books or other literary works.

Providing subtitling or dubbing services for films or videos.

Tips for working with and hiring Translators

Clearly define your translation needs

Before hiring a translator, make sure to clearly outline the scope of your project. This includes the language pair, content type, and desired turnaround time. The more details you provide, the better the translator can meet your expectations.

Assess their language proficiency

Review the translator's profile and previous work samples to evaluate their proficiency in both the source and target language. This will ensure high-quality translations that accurately convey your message.

Check their specialization

Translators often specialize in certain fields, such as legal, medical, or technical translation. Make sure the translator you hire has expertise in your specific area to ensure accurate and professional translations.

Maintain open communication

Regularly communicate with your translator through Contra. This allows you to provide feedback, clarify doubts, and ensure the translation is progressing as expected.

How to hire Translators

Define your needs

Be clear about the scope of your translation project, including language pair, content type, and deadline. This helps attract the right translators for your job.

Post a detailed job

Create a detailed job post on Contra, providing as much information about the project as possible. This allows translators to better understand your needs and apply if they are a good fit.

Review applications

Review the applications and profiles of translators. Look at their experience, skills, and past projects. Shortlist candidates who are a good match for your project.

Conduct interviews

Interview the shortlisted candidates. Ask questions about their translation process, experience in your industry, and how they handle challenges. This helps you gauge their skills and suitability for your project.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right translator, make an offer through Contra. Include the project details, payment terms, and timeline. Ensure the agreement is clear to both parties before starting the project.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Translators

1. Can you describe your experience with translation in my specific field or industry?

2. What is your process for ensuring accuracy and consistency in your translations?

3. How do you handle tight deadlines and high-pressure projects?

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A freelance translator converts written materials from one language to another while maintaining the tone, context, and meaning of the original text. They work with various documents such as books, articles, and reports, and can specialize in specific fields like legal, medical, or technical translation.

A freelance translator converts written materials from one language to another while maintaining the tone, context, and meaning of the original text. They work with various documents such as books, articles, and reports, and can specialize in specific fields like legal, medical, or technical translation.

Hiring a translator on Contra gives you access to a network of verified, high-quality freelancers. You can directly communicate with them, manage contracts and payments, and get your translation needs met efficiently and effectively.

To hire a translator on Contra, you can post your project details and requirements. Translators who match your needs can apply for the job. Alternatively, you can browse the profiles of translators and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Professional translators often use tools like CAT (Computer-Assisted Translation) tools to help maintain consistency and efficiency in their translations. They may also use dictionaries, glossaries, and style guides to ensure accuracy and quality.

Projects that require a translator often include translating documents, localizing websites, subtitling videos, and more. Any project that involves converting written material from one language to another could benefit from a professional translator.

The cost of hiring a translator on Contra can vary based on the complexity and length of the text, the language pair, and the translator's experience and expertise. However, the typical cost range for translators on Contra is $15-$25 per hour.

Freelance translators are paid commission-free on Contra. They can charge per project, per hour, or per milestone, depending on the agreement with the client. The payment is held in escrow until the work is approved by the client, ensuring secure and fair transactions.

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