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  1. Emily C.

    Emily C.

    Research, history specialist

    France - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 1

    My name is Emily and I am a British expat living in France. I work as a freelance Research consultant with a background in Historical Research. I have experience in using a variety of resources/ references, books, journals, archives, libraries, internet. My skills are adaptable to researching a wide range of subjects as my experience illustrates, not limited to history. I have a Masters in Early Modern History from King's College London. My most recent work includes; Article writing on french history - Client required an article written about the French language, for which I carried out the research and wrote an article. Researching sources for use in project about 'political lobbying'- provided a list of relevant citations for the client, organising them into source type. Production assistant on in house video "curtain raiser" to be presented at ILO/United Nations Geneva meeting in March 2014. Responsibilities included: Review of existing footage from multiple sources Organizing and time coding of images, narration and interviews Identifying and recommending compelling visual and sound elements Assisting in pre-production of video; integrating compelling elements into draft script Assisting in pre-production of graphic animation for draft script

    $16.67 /hr
    68 hours
  2. Jessica OLeary

    Jessica OLeary

    Researcher, Data Entry Professional, Writer

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago

    Experienced writer, researcher, and data analyst. Through receiving my MA in research psychology and collaborating on numerous other research projects I have developed skills including researching (environmental scans and literature searches), data transcription, data entry, data analysis, and academic writing. My thesis was also successfully published in an academic journal.

    $20.00 /hr
    9 hours
  3. Raul-petru H.

    Raul-petru H.

    General Transcriptionist and Translator

    Romania - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    I majored in English Language and Literature with a minor in German Language and Literature. I am an experienced translator, proofreader and teacher. My areas of expertise include but are not limited to: - Audio and video transcriptions - English to Romanian translations - German to Romanian translations - Proofreading - Teaching Romanian to speakers of other languages I am detail-oriented and guarantee an effective service. Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding my services.

    $17.00 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Cheree B.

    Cheree B.

    Copy Editor | Content Manager | Writer | FR-EN Translator

    France - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 7

    I have a B.A. in Languages for Business and 8 years of experience in website and content management. During my time working at (France's number one women's website), I wrote original content for the English-language websites (UK, US and Canada), translated French content into English, sub-edited articles, worked on style guides, managed social media and created how-to guides for the community sections of the website.

    $22.00 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Daphne F.

    Daphne F.

    historian, expert writer, researcher, interviewer, and transcriber

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7

    I am a talented and detail-oriented writer and researcher with a B.A. and M.A. in history. I am currently working on a Ph.D. in the same field. I have a colorful background ranging from arts management to political communications to advanced historical research, and thrive on finding new and unusual projects. My educational and work experiences have prepared me especially well for a wide range of writing projects. From social media management to dissertation-length projects, my writing styles and skills are highly versatile. I am particularly skilled in the following areas: Editing, Research Analysis, Summary, Literature Review, Transcription, Conversational Writing, Formal Writing, Scholarly Writing, Blogging, Short Articles, Website Text, Social Media

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Alida Buckle

    Alida Buckle

    Expert Editor, Writer, Translator, Typist and Language Practitioner

    South Africa - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    I've been freelancing since 2011: writing, editing, proofreading, typing, translating, transcription. Before that I the Editor of the weekly newspaper, Weslander, on the West Coast of South Africa, and after that I was the Boland Newspaper Group's Consumer Journalist. I am fluent in English and Afrikaans and can translate English to Afrikaans and vice versa. Happy clients include Oxford University Press, Heinemann Publishers, and Travelground. My journalism career was forged at Witbank News and Beeld. Since 2003 I've been writing, editing, typing, doing lay-out, taking pictures and enhancing them for print. I would love to keep on working freelance from home.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Lisa Crystal

    Lisa Crystal

    Editor, Proofreader, Writer, Transcriptionist

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

    I specialize in copy editing and proofreading print and web materials to ensure polished, error-free content. I've handled copy ranging from marketing collateral to legal and medical transcripts to business publications. Through my paralegal training and experience abstracting patient medical records, I've acquired deep knowledge of legal and medical terminology. I also write profiles, essays, and news items for various print publications and websites. I take pride in providing quality work and quick, friendly service.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Brenda Moss

    Brenda Moss

    Experienced Executive Virtual Assistant

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 1

    I have been working as an independent contractor for more than ten years in the field of hospitality, customer service, and management. With my experience, I will bring a strong work ethic to your projects. My contracting position consist of working as a Conference Service Manager for Meeting Planning for corporate meetings and Event Planning for banquets. This also include providing Social Media Maintenance with light marketing promotions for each client. In addition, I have provided Customer Service for clients such as, Royal Caribbean and Turbo Tax. Additional assignments that I completed were Transcription Services and Social Media Evaluation. My computer skills consist of familiarity of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, Drive, and Calendar. I’m also familiar with an event planning software called Delphi and marketing software called Sales Force.

    $22.26 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Julio Cesar Lloves

    Julio Cesar Lloves

    Executive English/Spanish Assistant

    Argentina - Last active: 1 month ago

    Admin Support Specialist, with experience in Project Setup (definition, initation, planning and execution), HR Management, conflict resolution plus analysis and design of workflows and business processes. I have worked for Techint Argentina, Argentina´s Social Security Ministry and Telefonica, among others producing results with short deadlines leading workgroups in Sales Departments, Human Resources offices and Media. If you wish to find an experienced professional to be by your side solving all that tricky little jobs as schedules, appointments, charts, business plans, papers, community management... this is me. What I can do is to deliver solutions for your company. I'd like to work with reliable entrepreneurs or companies in order to create a long term work relationship. Do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

    $17.00 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Melanie W.

    Melanie W.

    Experienced Executive Assistant

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    If you are seeking an exceptional assistant with 10+ years of experience, a proven track record, and strong organizational skills, look no further! I possess a long list of secretarial skills, and take pride in my work, which reflects well on your business needs. Director of First Impressions ~ Your Virtual Secretary I have often been asked to provide an uncomplicated description of my position. My reply is simple: It is my job to anticipate the needs of those I support before they themselves realize that need. Furthermore, as the first point of contact for an executive office, I find the connotation “Director of First Impressions” befitting. A delicate line is walked by the liaison of the Executive Office and the Clientele. One must be strong enough to screen unwanted or unwarranted attentions while being simultaneously compassionate to the needs of the consumer. No description can fully encompass the constantly changing duties and priorities of these positions. Skills: Typing (135 wpm), 10-key (9,000 ksph), All Windows OS (including 8), MS Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel,, Coordination of Travel, HR Generalist, Online Payment Gateways (Paypal Management Portal,, Fraud Management Software (Iovation), Transcription, Dictation, AP/AR, Customer Service, Research (both web-based, and psychology)

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours