Member since Jun '20

Working languages:
English to Amharic
English to Oromo
Oromo to Amharic
Amharic to English
Amharic to Oromo

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November 2020

Chala Mekonnen
Every word matters!

Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Local time: 23:39 EAT (GMT+3)

Native in: Oromo Native in Oromo, Amharic Native in Amharic
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What Chala Mekonnen is working on
Oct 23 (posted via  Just finished transcription and subtitling of 22 minutes video. ...more, + 1 other entry »
Total word count: 1981

Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Software localization, Translation, Editing/proofreading, Interpreting, Transcreation, Website localization, Native speaker conversation, Language instruction, Voiceover (dubbing), Copywriting, Operations management, Vendor management, Training, Project management, MT post-editing, Subtitling, Transcription, Sales
Specializes in:
Computers: SoftwareConstruction / Civil Engineering
Engineering (general)Engineering: Industrial
IT (Information Technology)Internet, e-Commerce
Media / MultimediaSAP

English to Amharic - Rates: 0.03 - 0.07 USD per word / 25 - 30 USD per hour
English to Oromo - Rates: 0.03 - 0.07 USD per word / 25 - 30 USD per hour
Oromo to Amharic - Rates: 0.03 - 0.07 USD per word / 25 - 30 USD per hour
Amharic to English - Rates: 0.03 - 0.07 USD per word / 25 - 30 USD per hour
Amharic to Oromo - Rates: 0.03 - 0.07 USD per word / 25 - 30 USD per hour

KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions answered: 3
Blue Board entries made by this user  3 entries

Payment methods accepted MasterCard, Wire transfer, Visa, PayPal, Skrill, payoneer | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Other - Teaching English as a foreign language
Experience Years of experience: 2. Registered at Oct 2019. Became a member: Jun 2020. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
TeamsAmharic Translators Team, Oromo Translators Team
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Aegisub, CafeTran Espresso, EZTitles, FinalSub, Fluency, MateCat, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Translation Center, SDL Online Translation Editor, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Smartcat, Subtitle Editor, Translate, XTM
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Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Buy or learn new work-related software
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Build or grow a translation team
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
  • Transition from freelancer to another profession
  • Improve my productivity
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Work for non-profits or pro-bono clients
  • Transition from freelancer to agency owner

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I am a professional translator with more than six years of experience working on different kinds of projects from translation to proofreading and editing as well as subtitling. Graduated in Bsc Construction Technology Management Dire Dawa University in Ethiopia which requires special abilities to work individually and autonomously, developing problem-solving and organizational skills, among others. 

Knowledge of CAT Tools such as Matecat, OmegaT, Smartcat, CafeTran Espresso, Anaphraseus as well as subtitling tools such as Subtitle Edit o AegiSub. Always up-to-date regarding linguistic trends and the translation world, I offer reliability and professionalism.

Flexibility and high availability allow to fulfill and deliver projects within tight deadlines.


I currently translate from English into Amharic and English to Oromo (Oromifa). Reverse translation could be possible although translations into mother tongue ensure the highest quality.

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Keywords: Translator, translation, Oromo translater, Amharic, Oromo, English, Orimifa, construction, civil engineering, Engineering, Subtitling, Localization, Technology, software, Websites, legal, Education, Quote, awareness, travel.

Profile last updated
Nov 25

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