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  1. Kieran S.

    Kieran S.

    Translation (German Russian English), Proofreading

    United Kingdom - Last active: 17 hours ago - Portfolio: 1

    * Broad experience of translation (from German & Russian into English) and proofreading: in-house, agency-based and freelance. * Several years' experience overseeing projects in Central and Eastern Europe & Central Asia * Education: BA & BSc * Native English speaker * Bilingual Russian family Fields covered (translation assignments): legal, commercial, financial, insurance, technical, automotive, patents, media, social sciences

    $40.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.98
  2. Rachel G.

    Rachel G.

    Passionate writer with scientific interest

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

    Good writing holds a lot of power. It affects people's emotions and views. It ties people together. Everything holds a story. Good writers are able to harness that story and share it with the world. I greatly believe in the power of all types of writing and strive to produce quality work. I earned bachelors degrees in both Biochemistry and English Writing. My education is a testament to my strong work ethic and efficiency. I have experience writing and editing scientific papers, short stories, poems, essays, and memoir. I also have experience editing technical reports and grants. I can just as easily write a technical report, or a blog post. Fusing creative and informative is where I shine. Please check out my personal blog: rachelgearinger.wordpress.com

    $27.78 /hr
    69 hours
    4.95
  3. Tiffany M.

    Tiffany M.

    Freelance Writer, VA, Admin, Editor, Grant Writer

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    I am an experienced and educated professional that can take on any task presented to me. I have an MS in psychology, and I am an experienced editor, proofreader, and freelance writer of topics and areas. I focus on fulfilling all obligations with a positive attitude, upmost integrity, and a quick turnaround.

    $16.00 /hr
    86 hours
    4.74
  4. Cole Reibin

    Cole Reibin

    Quick & Reliable Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 26

    100% English speaker with a B.S Degree in Computer Science, Applied Computer Graphic concentration and over 8+ years in Graphic Design, specializes in designing: Postcards, flyers, banners, coupons, signs, door magnets, info-graphics, brochures, templates, and much more! My number one priority is making sure your needs have been met or exceeded. The quality of work I create is of the utmost importance, and I don't stop a project until you are completely satisfied! I also have an exceptionally fast turnover rate with many projects being completed within just 2-3 days. Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope to hear from you soon! Sincerely, Cole Reibin

    $25.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.72
  5. Richard B.

    Richard B.

    Innovative Transcription & Copy-Editing

    Canada - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 12

    Richard Burian is a certified English teacher and linguist who has worked with writers, entrepreneurs, business owners, academics and managers from many different countries. With a background in language, linguistics, history and teaching he can help with all your editing, proofreading, transcription, publishing and online marketing needs. **Ranked within top 500 out of 207,000 freelancers in the Admin Support category!**

    $55.00 /hr
    9 hours
    4.74
  6. Abdullah Mohamed

    Abdullah Mohamed

    Reverse Engineer, IT Security Trainer, Analyst, Security Consultant

    Egypt - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    Hello world, My name is Abdullah Mohamed, 21 year-old student at Alexandria University, currently studying Computer and Communication Engineering. I love Electronics, Information Technology Security field, and coding in C and Python. I've also got a little blog in which I share my technical projects from time to time, you can have a look at it from the link: http://defensivetech.blogspot.com

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Christi Aldridge

    Christi Aldridge

    Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creator

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 16

    I have a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Journalism. I was an award winning columnist for my university paper, and wrote articles for the school's magazine as well. I am creative and love to express that. I have been writing online for the past five years specializing in areas such as crafts, entertainment, beauty and fashion, home decor, DIY, kids' activities and parties, holiday ideas, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and literature. I am also trained in copywriting, opinion articles and public relations writing. I'm a grammar and spelling lover and adore editing as well as writing and have taken copyediting classes. I have a sharp sense of humor, flawless spelling and grammar skills and I tend to work very hard but very fast. I'm experienced with social networking, HTML, Microsoft Word, SEO writing and blogging. I love coming up with ideas and being creative so my articles aren't run of the mill. I'm friendly, social and great with customers and clients as well. I was named one of Yahoo's Top Writers of 2012, and stay busy with projects ranging from social media, product descriptions, blogs, and Buying Guides to page reviews and ratings, article writing, and editing. I love the written word, especially when it's spelled properly! I'm prompt, trustworthy, and strive for excellence every day, and I enjoy becoming a better writer with each project I work on.

    $27.78 /hr
    2,055 hours
    5.00
  8. Emily Jones

    Emily Jones

    Proofreader - Project Manager - Copy Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4

    Over the last 10+ years, I have written and edited countless articles and blog posts on a freelance basis and have been involved in ghostwriting, proofreading, and co-authoring ebooks, technical manuals, and team education materials. I have extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing a team and I am currently seeking new engagements that will allow me to use my editing and supervisory skills to bring both clients and projects to your organization. I am dedicated to my projects and my teams and it is my mission to exceed my clients' expectations.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,275 hours
    4.92
  9. Manolito Sulit

    Manolito Sulit

    Tagalog/Filipino Translator, Web Admin, DE & Content Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 14

    Thank you for your interest in my profile. You can call me Manny. A published writer in Filipino and a former teacher of the language, my poems and stories are collected in paperback, ebook and magazine editions. I have also written, directed and produced a full-length indie movie. I've got my Journalism degree from UST and some postgraduate translation units during my stint at DLSU. My oDesk career has started way back in 2008 as a VA doing data entry for MLS. After a year, an offer came to implement Internet marketing strategies that promote language learning products and also to develop affiliate sites. Since then, more clients have entrusted me with more exciting jobs related to content, data entry, online marketing, website management and the like. I look forward to working with you in your project. Best regards.

    $12.00 /hr
    6,592 hours
    4.92