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  1. Katrina Beaver

    Katrina Beaver

    Transcription Expert with 6 Years Experience, Accurate and Fast

    United States - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 5

    I DO NOT Farm out the work. I also do not use speech to text software. If you want an accurate,professional transcript of your audios or videos, you have found the right contractor. Having 6 years of transcription experience and over 1,700 oDesk hours, I have transcribed several audios and videos including: dissertation interviews, medical, focus groups, legal, corporate meetings and interviews. I can transcribe an hour of audio in 4 working hours or less. When you hire me you can be confident that you will get a professional transcript by or before your specified deadline, and you will not have to spend your valuable time going through and making corrections. You will get your transcripts in MS Word. All of my transcriptions are proofread for the highest level of accuracy and quality. I will never outsource transcriptions. I can guarantee the work you will receive will be 100% mine. Your satisfaction is my number one goal.

    $16.67 /hr
    1,892 hours
    4.84
  2. Julian Z.

    Julian Z.

    Translator & Backend-Developer

    Germany - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    The past years confronted me with several interesting challenges regarding my career. On the one hand I worked as an Software Engineer, focusing on developing and planning software projects and realizing them in PHP/C#/VBS. On the other hand I've come in touch with several advertising related topics. Most of my clients have been small companies with anything from 5 to 20 employees, which required flexibility and the readiness to delve into new topics and tasks. My free time added a new layer of skills and practice due to the fact that I used it to write articles and blog entries, most notably about computer games and poetry. Nowadays I'm working as an Information Manager which leaves several of my acquired skills useless - I want to use and develop them further.

    $22.22 /hr
    131 hours
    5.00
  3. Satalda S.

    Satalda S.

    Virtual Professional & Expert Transcriber

    Jamaica - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am a Virtual Professional with over 13 years of experience in the Executive, Administrative, Transcriptions, Customer Service, Public Relations, Communications, Event Management, Project Management and Marketing field. I started my career as a Public Relations and Communications Assistant with a top International Hotel. Years later I worked as a Design Sales & Services Specialist at a Call Centre, then moving to an International Tour Attraction Company as the International Marketing Officer and the Executive Assistant to the CEO. Fast forward to 2014 and I left my corporate job to open up my own Virtual Professional Business. You might wonder what empowered me to start my own Virtual Professional Business. It is quite simple, I have always dreamed of becoming my own boss. I have always desired to have flexibility in my work environment and to have exciting challenges. It was time to let my skills loose and start supporting businesses or entrepreneurs around the world that needed my zone of genius, so I could break away from a rigid work schedule. I have strong organizational and time management skills, great attention to detail and follow-through (can we say perfectionist), the ability to juggle multiple tasks and handle deadlines efficiently and to do everything with a strong sense of creativity. You will be getting efficient, accurate, thorough and dependable services from a Virtual Professional, who provides the highest quality service at reasonable prices. Your tasks will be managed skillfully and will be completed on time. All information entrusted to me will remain confidential. My aim is to be successful in everything I do which shows in my work. I always exceed my client’s expectations and I handle each client with professionalism and integrity. One quality about me that clients love is the fact that I take full responsibility for my work and errors. In building a long-term relationship with you, I learn everything I can about you and your business. I combine this with my knowledge and experience to assist you in meeting and exceeding your business and personal life goals. I am Proficient in: Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher), Skype, Smartsheet, Dropbox and Basecamp. Mission: Proving world-class executive service. Personal Strengths: I am a professional who is organized, reliable, trustworthy, detail-oriented, efficient, and friendly and follow directions thoroughly. SERVICES If your tasks require a Virtual Professional- that's not a problem at all - you will have a dedicated team member on a remote basis giving you even more flexibility and further savings on cost. The following is a partial list of the services I provide. It is hard to list everything I can bring to a partnership. If it is not listed, please ask. • Virtual Assistant • Personal Concierge Service/ Lifestyle Management – PA for your personal life for time starved individuals • Transcription of Audio or Video • Trade Show Management • Event Management • Project Management • Data Entry • Customer Management • Travel Management • Appointment and Meeting Scheduling • Diary / Calendar Management • Email Management • Internet Research • General Correspondence • Editing / Proofreading • PowerPoint Presentations

    $20.00 /hr
    163 hours
    4.93
  4. Anthony R.

    Anthony R.

    Freelance writer and editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6

    Someone wise once said, "a writer writes," and while that's true, a good writer can thoughtfully and accurately convey not only his own ideas, but the ideas of others as well. Over the last eight years, I have written and edited material for a number of businesses and individual clients alike, from start-ups to educational developers to budding novelists and screenwriters. My strength as a freelancer stems from my accessibility, accuracy, and ability to understand each client’s individual needs. As a lifelong student of literature in all forms, I specialize in ghostwriting, editing, proofreading, and narrative form analyses. I have both independent and corporate experience in proofreading, copyediting, copywriting, narrative writing and editing, transcription, and more.

    $20.00 /hr
    114 hours
    4.98
  5. Sarah K.

    Sarah K.

    Experienced Researcher / Data Entry /Transcription/Quality Control

    United States - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 4

    Over the last 9 years, I've completed several long-term web research jobs which included the development of a database of upper management contacts. I have been doing data entry for 8 years. I have 5 years of experience in both long and short transcriptions. I adapt quickly to the various guidelines for each project I am on. Most recently, I have been in charge of a team of 6-9 transcribers. I review their work and send back any corrections that need to be made. I also have extensive experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, Google Docs, and Open Office. I have some experience with Microsoft PowerPoint.

    $16.67 /hr
    2,686 hours
    5.00
  6. Mariana Maia

    Mariana Maia

    Researcher, editor, translator, transcriber

    Brazil - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

    I am an ethnographic researcher and project management consultant with vast experience in multicultural and multilingual areas, project development, project management and evaluation; qualitative research, trainings and capacity building; cultural event promotion, tour management; grantwriting, fundraising, arts and culture policies. I was born in Brazil and raised between Rio de Janeiro and California. My first language is Brazilian Portuguese, but being immersed in an English speaking environment from a very young age allowed me to acquire native fluency in English as well. I am an experienced, detail oriented translator, having translated books, catalogs, research papers, scientific articles and film subtitles. I created this profile to find quick freelance jobs in areas such as web research, editing, translations (English - Portuguese - English) and transcriptions, that I can do from home in between my travels.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    4.73
  7. Danette Sheppard-Vaughn

    Danette Sheppard-Vaughn Agency Contractor

    Project Manager/Executive/Personal Assistant Extraordinaire

    United States - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 11

    My objective is to secure home-based and/or virtual employment in order to generate additional income, as well as continue to build a client base of extremely satisfied individuals who are delighted with my abilities and talents.  The following qualities enable me in this endeavor:  • Extremely efficient, organized and detail-oriented in all aspects of business and management. • Superior interaction skills with both laymen and professionals and customer service advocate. Effective in working with individuals and groups. • Creative and insightful critical-thinker with excellent problem- solving ability and communication skills (written & verbal).

    Associated with: oDesk Payroll, Songspirations

    $33.33 /hr
    7,080 hours
    4.96
  8. George Karanja

    George Karanja Agency Contractor

    Swahili Translations, Transcriptions, Localization, Subtitling

    Kenya - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    A native speaker of Swahili with a passion for passing messages across cultural barriers, I am always interested in taking on new challenges in order to offer you highly customized language services that will meet and possibly exceed your expectations. Aware of the specific issues you may be faced with when doing business in this part of Africa, I will take care of finding the right words and the right words of concepts to ensure your message fully connects with your target audience, and triggers the precise response you are aiming for. Even though the modern translation tools I am using allow me to provide you with enhanced quality and consistency within the best time frames, you are welcome to contact me as early as possible to discuss your project and expectations and get all the information you need to make an optimal decision

    Associated with: Master-Piece Inc. Agency, Extreme Elite Technologies Inc. Agency

    $33.33 /hr
    5,002 hours
    4.98
  9. Laila A.

    Laila A.

    Expert Ar-En-Fr Translator | Linguist | Project Manager | Copywriter

    Lebanon - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 12

    Officially Certified/Sworn translator. oDesk's #1 Arabic/English/French test taker! Hello, I am a freelance officially sworn translator/proofreader, project manager, and copywriter with years of experience. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Translation as well as a Master's Degree in Diplomacy & Strategic Negotiations.I can guarantee quality work that will always be submitted on time. Language Skills: Arabic - Native language. English - Excellent. French - Excellent. Spanish - Read fluently/speak and write with intermediate competence. Latin - Read and write fluently. Education: Translation Bachelor's Degree - Arabic/English/French - 2006-2010 Master's Degree in Diplomacy & Strategic Negotiations - 2010-2011 Work Experience: 2009 - Present: Freelance Translator/Linguist/Writer/Project Manager in Arabic, French. April 2011: Participated in Charles Rousseau moot court competition in international law. 2009-2010: Senior Translator/Proofreader - Dora Translations. 2008-2009: Religious Translation for the Antonine Maronite Order. 2008-2009: Subtitling- Studio Vision (En-Ar).

    Groups: oTranslators

    $22.22 /hr
    569 hours
    4.96
  10. Jeff D.

    Jeff D.

    U.S.-Based Outsourced CFO, Quickbooks Online Expert

    United States - Last active: 11/25/2013 - Tests: 53 - Portfolio: 7

    I am an experienced, American business professional (Master's degree, 10+ years experience, CPA earned), and a big fan of oDesk. My objective is to provide high-quality, on-demand accounting services to American customers via oDesk. AREAS OF EXPERTISE Quickbooks Online Financial Reporting Budgeting / Forecasting Financial Metrics Microsoft Excel Reconciliations Procedure Documentation Monthly Close Receivables Management Cash Analysis / Forecasting Internal Controls Senior Management Support Federal & State Taxation Sales Tax Compliance Staff Training / Development Cost Accounting Payroll Administration Thank you for reading my profile. I hope to do business with you in the near future! Jeff

    $22.22 /hr
    1,833 hours
    4.97