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Charles S. | Elance
 
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Charles S.

Quality Translation in English, Spanish & French
   United States
  |   Running Springs, CA
  |  7:04 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

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 always 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...

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Portfolio

Translations from English to French, French to English and Spanish to French

Skills (3)

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English-Spanish Translation
English To Spanish Translation Skills Test
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Service Description

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 many 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...

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Employment

Wido Pizza, Inc./D&L Pizza, Inc./JAC, Inc.
Marketing Director
2001 - 2008
Pizza Dude, Inc. d/b/a Domino's Pizza #8308
Franchise Owner/Operator
1995 - 2001

Education

Mannes College of Music
Bachelor of Arts - Music
1984 - 1985
Manhattan School of Music
Bachelor of Arts - Music
1981 - 1984

Keywords

translation
localization
English
Spanish
French
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