Maria A

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Maria A, Translator

As a successful and highly-demanded English-to-Spanish translator, Mexico-based Maria Andrade is often approached with offers of full-time employment. But for her, freelancing offers the best of both worlds. By working on Elance she has a successful career and can still spend quality time with her two young children. “I enjoy my work and I decide how much I work,” she says. “I can also work anywhere, even while I’m travelling.”

With many jobs available on Elance, Maria tackles a wide range of projects—from legal, technical, medical, and literary translation projects to translating webpages and more. “I’m not really interested in going back to the corporate world,” she emphasizes. “This is the ideal way to work.” Maria also loves the fact that she is able to work with clients all over the world, developing great relationships with people and helping keep her communication skills honed. Speaking of skills, Maria is a big fan of the skills testing on Elance. “They’re really good and comprehensive,” she points out, allowing her to verify her talents to clients looking for proven translators.