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  1. Giacomo M.

    Giacomo M.

    Expert Game Designer and Creative Director

    Italy - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

    Share with me your vision and I will make it real: a vibrant and breathing reality. An experienced narrative and game designer raised in the world of indie video games and fantasy RPG. Expert in the field of fantasy and sci fi genres. 4+ years as narrative and game designer, developing MMORPG, RPG and city building games, acknowledged by players as rich and memorable experiences. 6+ years as a writer, creating entire world settings, casts of characters, factions and deep story arcs, delivered with visceral impact. My professional experience includes games like Planeshift, HOG, Heroes' Tears and Arakion. My computer science education and familiarity with Unity game engine are bonuses. I will use my creative eye to make your game shine. --------------------- Member of Mensa International, high IQ society, since 2006. Portfolio: http://www.fantasyeydor.com/portfolio

    $25.00 /hr
    861 hours
    5.00
  2. Matthieu R.

    Matthieu R.

    Native French Translator Video Editor

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 6

    Main objective : Find long term collaborative work contracts. Want to know more : After a French scientific Baccalaureate, I graduated from an international audiovisual and fine-art school - obtaining their two diplomas. Then, spent over 5 years working as a film, sound and video editor for 2 major post-production hubs in France, where I digitized, restored and handled many featured film productions from major movie catalogues (Universal, Canal +, Hammer productions, Cine cite, etc.) along world known TV series (Friends). I moved to the USA in 2001 where I started helping on numerous independent movie productions, theater play designs, directed several audiovisual and musical productions, managed low and medium budgets, edited multi-camera productions, edited TV spots, radio spots, created e-learning voice modules, screen captures, produced informative material and released published, licensed and copyrighted works. Softwares I use : the Adobe CS5, Final Cut Pro X & Motion 5, and Office from Microsoft just to name a few. On another hand, being a French native, I can create subtitles or translate dialogs for movies and manage European localization projects, from web-site to e-learning booklets to cooking recipes, technical documents and more... Currently the French localization provider for several interactive software companies, one translation agency and a major audiovisual products distributor. Thank you for considering my application. Looking forward to our collaboration.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $75.00 /hr
    531 hours
    4.96
  3. Dolissa M.

    Dolissa M.

    Journalist and Mediamaker Can Help You Get Noticed

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 6

    My 20+ year career in communicating ideas has come full circle on the Web. I am a trained Journalist, Filmmaker, and former Fulbright Scholar who can work with you on a variety of writing, marketing, crowdfunding, and media needs. Special knowledge in film history, film criticism, and the arts. An American English native speaker, I also have a background teaching English as a second language.

    $55.00 /hr
    386 hours
    4.63
  4. Anne Christiansen

    Anne Christiansen

    Arts Administration, Editorial and Marketing Strategist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

    I can help you jumpstart your sales, solidify your branding, and expand your organization's visibility. Rely on my extensive experience as a recording- and performing arts marketing professional! I'll provide reliable project management from start to finish. Or deliver the components you need to achieve your overall goals -- research, copywriting, creative writing, editing, proofreading, market analysis, website content and Facebook campaign creation. And, I'm versatile -- although my specialty is concert and recording marketing and promotion, I've had a wealth of experience in editing fiction, a nonfiction self-help book and texts from the world of real estate. With experience in the U.S., German and Australian markets, I offer a global perspective. Or -- hand me a project briefing, and I'll articulate, manage and promote it for you. And my work is always on time and 100% accurate. By the way, I'm fluent in German and can readily help out with your translation needs. Rates are negotiable.

    $27.78 /hr
    627 hours
    5.00
  5. Bhavna Vaish

    Bhavna Vaish

    Well Read, Creative, Ex-Corporate Professional

    India - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 3

    I am a well read, talented and creative writer with a passion for quality. The creative processes of writing enthuse me. I am looking to expand my writing repertoire and continue on my journey of words and expressions. I would be happy to assist you in any kind of writing assignment that you may have. I also like to use my command over English for other assignment such as proofreading, transcribing (with proper grammar) etc where I can add value. I am an MBA with more than a decade of experience in Banking and Capital Markets and am now looking to work as a freelancer. I enjoy travelling to different parts of this wonderful planet, understanding different cultures and meeting new people. Cheers

    $29.44 /hr
    495 hours
    4.86
  6. Agata E.

    Agata E. Agency Contractor

    translator, proofreader

    Poland - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am Polish native speaker with over 15 years experience in translating and proofreading from English, German, Arabic, Czech to Polish and vice versa. I have as well over 10 years experience in designing web pages and their content, working mostly with html/css but not only. I am familiar with SEO. I have strong background in biology and environmental sciences. I did some projects for UN and World Bank. My translating experience covers wide range of areas: medicine, herbal medicine, geology, forestry, gardening, environment protection, water resources management, tourism, IT/software and different kind of web content. I'm very flexible and able to work all days and weekends. I don't mind to work on tight deadlines. You can contact me anytime, I am ready to answer your questions during bidding process as well as throughout assignment and after finishing it. I live from translating, copywriting and web design and I am taking it seriously. I guarantee best quality of translations and best value for your money.

    Associated with: BlueTranslations, DF now Services

    $27.78 /hr
    3,672 hours
    4.96
  7. Bianca Van Der Meulen

    Bianca Van Der Meulen

    Experienced Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 10/29/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    I graduated summa cum laude in 2011 from NYU with a major in English and American Literature. My strengths are in research, creative nonfiction, and editing of all levels. I value prompt, clear communication very highly and do my best to truly understand and fulfill the vision for each project I undertake.

    $38.89 /hr
    410 hours
    4.99
  8. Kahmen L.

    Kahmen L.

    Content/Project Manager

    United Kingdom - Last active: 10/06/2013 - Tests: 3

    I am a dedicated results-driven project manager who has overseen product launches, delivered fully responsive websites and managed a digital network of over 70 affiliate sites. Having worked in broadcast media, affiliate marketing and SEO technology solutions, I have a wealth of experience in client-facing roles and have worked extensively with tight budgets, short deadlines and sky-high expectations. I am degree-qualified in marketing and with my professional writing background, I am ideally positioned to oversee content delivery for marketing communications, websites and SEO.

    $44.44 /hr
    25 hours
    4.98
  9. Brandon Simonds

    Brandon Simonds

    Veteran Game Designer

    United States - Last active: 12/18/2014 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 7

    Veteran game designer with over 15 years’ experience designing highly successful video games across multiple platforms and genres. Expert user experience creator with an eye for clean, engaging, and intuitive interface designs. Creative and technical expertise seamlessly blends for rapid design, iteration, and prototyping new concepts. Continual involvement in social media, industry trends, and emerging technology. Adept at gamification, monetization, and free-to-play design methodologies.

    $38.89 /hr
    25 hours
    4.92
  10. Natasha Drake

    Natasha Drake

    Grant Writer, Researcher, & Fundraiser / Professional Writer

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 3

    Owner of Natasha Drake Grants, an independent grant writing and fundraising business. I am a professionally and academically trained writer with more than six years of experience in grant programming, including development, solicitation, implementation, and evaluation. In addition to grant writing, I have a strong background in prospect research and donor stewardship. I am skilled at communicating in a variety of contexts and have worked with a diversity of nonprofits, community organizations, and government entities. My services are unique in that I am skilled at weaving emotionally compelling stories with data driven content into successful fundraising documents and presentations. Selected Successes: *Wrote more than 150 successful grant proposals totaling $6 million in funding. *Secured nearly $1 million in new or increased funding through targeted donor research and strategic grant writing. *Managed a team responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of approximately $3 million in annual donor funding. *Built a grant writing team from the ground up at a national nonprofit, managing the team's expansion from one individual into a full-time staff of three. I am a motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter with experience collaborating in remote team collaboration. Services include, but are not limited to: *Grant Writing *Proposal Development *Grant Review & Editing *Grant Training *Donor Research *Donor Development *Reporting & Evaluation *Content Development *Multimedia Presentations *Miscellaneous Writing Services

    $35.00 /hr
    43 hours
    4.78