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Elena V.

Elena V.

English/Russian/Turkish translator; Transcription; PA; Research

Turkey - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

/LANGUAGE SERVICES - more than just a translation - ENGLISH, RUSSIAN, TURKISH/ I've graduated from two high schools, in Russia and in the US (as a FLEX grantee), both with the highest GPA's, as well as my BA in Economics. I have 5 years of experience as a translator, including simultaneous interpretation (Rus-Eng, Eng-Rus). I live abroad, had been a TEFL teacher for over 2 years (now studying archaeology) and English is my primary language. Accurate, authentic translations guaranteed! My field of expertise: - MARKETING materials: ads, brochures, slogans, articles; - TECHNICAL descriptions: user manuals, product presentations, quality control; - BUSINESS documents: correspondence, service contracts, customs documents; - EDUCATIONAL materials: children's book 'Finance for Kidz', simultaneous interpretation at seminars and workshops; - SCRIPTS: Russian animated movie 'Masyanya', documentary movie presentation. - Simultaneous interpretation. Turkish translation is being done by my team member, a native Turkish speaker educated and living in the US (BA in Cinema).

Groups: oTranslators

100% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
6,822 hours

Jamin C.

Jamin C.

Determined Fast and Reliable

United States - Tests: 7

I am currently doing volunteer teaching work in Europe. I speak, read and write both English and French with English being my first language. I am also learning Italian. I have done translation and interpreting work on an individual basis and for large groups. I spent 4 years working as a Licensed Personal Banker for 2 large banks in New York. Within the bank I managed the sales team, was responsible for meeting sales goals and assisted the manager in managing all functions of the branch. I have strong sales skills but also excellent oral and written communication skills. Part of my job was written communication with clients from diverse backgrounds. This helped me to become proficient in writing, proofreading, and correction. Also I have worked as a Personal Assistant and Project Manager; I was responsible for organizing meetings, travel arrangements and doing research projects. I managed the team and kept things running in the office. I touch type 60 words per minute and I am very comfortable working with computers. I have transcribed videos and audio files. I enjoy writing and this passion has helped me to write many articles on a variety of topics in both English and French. I know the value of getting work done quickly and accurately. I am good at leading others to accomplish that same goal.

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
6,939 hours

Emerson Cruz

Emerson Cruz

Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

El Salvador - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

Years of experience providing hardware tech support for US and Latam customers in English and Spanish therefore able to translate text with more accuracy, handle emails and documents, data bases also sales (placing and processing orders). Experience with two important companies Dell and Stream Global Services, Oriented to provide solutions and deliver excellent results. I´m the kind of person who likes to do things right at fist attemp even if that requieres an extra effort. As lawyer in my country I practice law and understand commom law system so I can translate texts to spanish with real native sense and legal meaning if requerired, also technologic-computer related texts, of course I translate to English too. As paralegal I have experiencie submitting legal petitions to US gov agencies (FOIL/FOIA) Im very use to work under metric parameters. I enjoy the work not because it´s funny but because you can feel proud when you do it right I am always available for a hire test so you can see the great results I can provide you

100% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
1,500 hours

Diastri Satriantini

Diastri Satriantini

Researcher | Virtual Asst | Transcriber | Indonesian Translator

Indonesia - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

I lived in the US during high school. I studied International Relations in college, a qualified English-Indonesian translator. I typed 55 wpm in speed. I have experience of working in several multinational companies and was known to have keen eyes for details, and quick to spot grammatical errors, syntax, and sorts. I was a Customer Relations Officer at IALF (job desc included phone calls screening, email responding, prospective customer research), and then a Secretary at AusAid (assisting foreign engineers in meetings, typing official correspondences to the city mayor, translating and interpreting, preparing presentation slides, recruiting office assistants). Browsing the internet is my #1 hobby. I could compare prices of one item from tens of different online shops, or diligently changing keyword search on multiple attempts on search engines to get a certain information as accurate as possible.

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
1,556 hours

Jose M.

Jose M.

Translator, Proofreader, Copywriter, Office Manager, CRM

Spain - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 4

Freelance diligent Translator English, French, Italian and Portuguese into Spanish using SDL Trados Stuido 2014. Specialised in general medicine, pharmacy, engineering, food processing, chemistry, law and tourism. However, areas of interest encompass diverse subjects being able to render excellent translations in topics beyond the specialization fields. Graduated in Engineering and Modern Languages with masters studies in Quality control and Finances, have mathematical ability to explain payments and financial terms. Strong negotiation skills and the ability to explain financial matters firmly and clearly. Detail orientated, proven ability to improve existing procedures and implement new methods and solve problems. Solid working experience of Twenty years in varied international environments and fields such as quality control, production, research and development, logistics, customer services, marketing and billing & collections, applications testing, allowing the identification of key areas to get results. Written and Oral communication skills in Spanish, English, French, Italian and Portuguese. Exceptional interpersonal skills with an aptitude for building rapport with a diverse range of people. Ethical and reliable. Able to understand relevant legislation concerning data protection and harassment; IAPDA certified. Studies and working experience in Web Design, e-reputation, community management, protocol, osteopathy, photography and business communication. Excellent skip tracing capacities, respect for established procedures and communication effectiveness inspiring confidence. Persuasive and persistent, with the sensitivity to deal fairly with people in often difficult situations, staying calm under pressure.

100% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
1,055 hours

Jose Erick Gonzaga

Jose Erick Gonzaga

Virtual Assistant, Personal Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 2

My previous work experience catering to different clientele has developed my skills in various fields. My objective is to provide excellent services on, but not limited to; Transcription, Data Entry, Email Response Handling, Personal/Virtual Assistant, Web Research, Blog & Article Writing/Commenting, Creative & Technical Writing, Email Marketing and other Administrative Support tasks. 02/04/15 I have been a contractor with oDesk for 4 years plus now. And over those years I have catered my services to clients with various needs, hence I have developed and acquired more skills. I never close my door for new, exciting and better opportunities.

98% Job Success
$6.00 /hr
7,097 hours

Andrei Volkov

Andrei Volkov Agency Contractor

Linux specialist (Sec/Opt/Dev, C/Perl/Python/PHP/BASH)

Belarus - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 13

Important: ------------------- Enhanced shield of your Web application with mod_security! Should be always. It is task #1 after installation ANY web application! ------------------- About Me and more: ------------------- I have over 16 years of work experience with Linux systems. This is the list of software and technologies with which I deal. This list is not full and expands day by day. I always can find right decisions if I found some problems. And I am always interested in looking for mostly economical and productive solutions. Of course, Cpanel, WHM, Webmin, Plesk .... I know how are working these web-wrappers and I support their. I can will tune and to make the checking of these wrappers. But that more important !! I can work without this))) Directly use configuration files of services and etc etc. Usually, it is better way on dedicated servers. ) TCP, IPv4 , IPv6, IPX ... - WiFi, WEP, WPA, WPA2 ... - SElinux, Apparmor, Smack, Tomoyo ... - LAMP ( Apache, Nginx, PHP, Perl, Mysql, Mongo), REDMINE ... - Cpanel, Zpanel, ISP ... - MySQL clustering and replication DNS servers ... - SENDMAIL, EXIM, POSTFIX (POSTFIXADMIN,MYSQL,DOVECOT,POLICYD) ... - HPC system: Torque, Maui, Moab for HPC clusters, Infiniband, FC interconnect, iSCSI, SCST, DRBD, OFED, OPENMPI ... - OpenLDAP ... - VPN with OpenVPN, PPTP, StrongVPN ... - Nagios, Zabbix, Ganglia, OSSEC ... - SVN, CVS, GIT ... - KVM, Xen, OpenStack, Proxmox ... - NBD, RAID, LVM ... etc etc During these years I have been in a large number of tasks related to administration of network devices, as well as with simple and complex server systems. I manage servers for the HPC tasks and for network infrastructure of Internet and Intranet - DNS,DHCP,*FTP,HTTP(S),MAIL etc etc. The main goals - the monitoring of the performance and the security. I also implement tasks of data backup and troubleshooting, support for the users. I have comprehensive work skills with systems based on Debian, Redhat, CentOS, SLES, OpenSuse. I've got more than 8 years of experience in developing the different software with use of C, Perl, Python, Bash, HTML on system and user levels. For example, very important skill in developing and the modification of RPM packages (rpmbuild, rebuild, kernels), custom kernels and etc etc. ------------------- Often: ------------------- How the standart service for VPS's and VDS's projects and dedicated servers: IDS, IPS, the control of contents of log's files, the control of load of the cpu, the memory, the hard disks; the backups of the databases and the files; install or update software, consultations. Emergency call via sms to cell phone. ------------------- STOP Windows and U/K/buntu etc. TIPS WITHOUT PAYMENT: ------------------- 1. VERY OFFTEN: IF YOURS WP WAS HACKED 1. disable plugins 2. execute # diff -r dir1 dir2 3. repeat for plugins if you have last version of WP code: ~ 80% cases - problems: plugin low quality (look on author: from where and who is) ~ 15% cases - problems: theme low quality (look on author: from where and who is) ~ 5% 0day of WP also you need disable all shell function in php and enable suphp/suexec modes. STOP Windows and U/K/buntu etc. TIPS WITHOUT PAYMENT: ------------------- 1. I am getting a lot questions about reliability and quality distributives/clones Ubuntu. Results on practice - Ubuntu clones - worst for server. It is truth. If you $buntu guy, I can't help you right now. I only can recommend Debian way for server. =============== 3. Nginx of course is good program. For small/middle vps. But in serious projects - apache. Nginx will be suitable for frontend. It is only practice. Always for all web application should be mod_security module. Firewall of level of web application on 7 level of OSI. Each web application/site should be under own user in environment of vps or on dedicated servers. =============== 4. By topic Wordpress. For optimisation services of OS , namely system IO(type of disks or partitions) and DB(type of engines of tables), need to use empty installation (default variants). Most problems of work WP contains in itself - customized plugins or themes. For analyze pages need begin with such services as =============== Sunday - day of rest. Or in emergency case - payment with double rate. best regards, Andrei / PS: With love from USSR. ;-)

Associated with: UPWORK.LINK

100% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
1,023 hours

Marissa A.

Marissa A. Agency Contractor

Expert Translator and Transcriptionist: English, Spanish, Italian

United Kingdom - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 7

Since 2010, I've been working as a translator and transcriptionist for different companies. I can translate from/to English and Spanish and from Italian into Spanish and English. My grammar and spelling skills are excellent. I also do editing & proofreading in Spanish. I have experience doing Spanish audio transcriptions wih a fast turnaround. I can deliver a Spanish audio transcription directly translated into English at a great price and high quality. My typing speed is 82wpm, which means I can do the job quite fast, I pay great attention to detail and follow the instructions given by the client. Since I started working through oDesk and Elance (now UpWork), my goal was to build a great reputation. I have achieved it by gaining the trust of all my clients , and delivering an excellent service on time. This is reflected in my overall perfect reviews' score of 5. I am certain that my translations will be accurate and idiomatically sensible. I am a very organized, responsible and dependable person. Deadlines will be met. If you are looking for translations in other languages, please contact me. I manage a team of translators that I've personally assessed to ensure they provide the best quality at good prices. All the translations are proofread by native speakers of the target language. We translate technical, medical, legal documents, website content, brochures, etc. We also provide DTP service at affordable prices if needed. Some of the languages offered: Thai, Indonesian, French, Tagalog, Dutch, German, Arabic, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish, etc. Please ask. Software: Trados, Express Scribe, Microsoft Office, OCR.

Associated with: SLS Specialists in Language Services

94% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
2,796 hours

Silviu  iustinian M.

Silviu iustinian M.

Account Manager/Customer Support

Romania - Tests: 16

Writing requirements both functional and quality requirements, software requirements specifications.Worked on projects for DFS (german air traffic control), Deutsche Bahn, EADS. Customer support for both hard- and software. Account and Sales Manager for international companies. Management and business consulting.

100% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
11,422 hours

Caroline Fakhr-Laure

Caroline Fakhr-Laure

French German Spanish English team lead, translator, customer support

Greece - Tests: 15

Use my language skills (French, German: native, English Spanish : fluent) for project management/administration, research, localization, writing, customer service, simple translations, in short: anything that might help your business.

100% Job Success
$27.78 /hr
8,178 hours