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  1. Rachel Meldrum

    Rachel Meldrum

    Experienced Proofreader, Legal Writer, English Teacher

    United Kingdom - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a 25 year old Scottish law graduate. My legal education is invaluable to me when I am proofreading as it has given me the fine attention to detail skills required to accurately pinpoint mistakes in writing. My writing experience enables me to grasp a better picture of what the writer is trying to portray when I am proofreading which in turn allows me to easily make the writing flow. I have wide-ranging proofreading experience, across a variety of topics and formats. I have also successfully completed several legal writing and website content projects. I have a TEFL course (120 hours) from Chiang Mai University. I have experience teaching both children and adults. I also have online teaching experience, both through a company and private students. I am passionate about teaching English and find it immensely rewarding. Teaching Experience: Sunshine Kindergarten May 2015-Present K1 Teacher Dara Academy September 2014-Match 2015 Grade 1 English Teacher DMA 1on1 July 2014-October 2014 Online English Teacher CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE INSTITUTE 2013-MAY 2014 ESL Teacher Courses Taught: -English for Lawyers - English course for first year LLB students. -Academic English- 4 skills English course for Masters students aiming to study abroad. -TOEIC - Teaching Chinese University students in Thailand on a one year exchange for a business English exam. -Conversation – All levels (High School and University Students) -Cambridge FCE Examination

    $16.67 /hr
    85 hours
    5.00
  2. Roi B.

    Roi B.

    Experienced Writer, Editor and Researcher

    Saudi Arabia - Tests: 11

    I specialize in communications and multimedia projects. Clients can count on me to come up with original, well-thought out and creative write-ups for their content management needs. I am well-versed in feature and travel writing, editorials, product reviews and business communications. I guarantee fast turn-around with rewriting, editing, article spinning and research assignments. I take advantage of my time and task management skills to make sure I meet deadlines and hand-in output that meet and exceed expectations. By profession, I am a human resources practitioner handling responsibilities in organizational development, training and business communications, among others. My tasks mainly revolve around policy development, performance management, job evaluations, employee engagement, onboarding and induction, and internal communications. I also have an extensive background in customer service and administrative assistance.

    $16.67 /hr
    30 hours
    4.23
  3. Mithuna Subramanian

    Mithuna Subramanian

    Google Shopping Feed | Excel Expert | Data Researcher | Data Entry

    India - Tests: 7

    Reliable contractor who fulfills the needs of client 100%. Strives hard for customer delight and five star rating. Over the last 3 years, I'm working on Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) on a daily basis. I have experience in data researching / data mining apart from data entry. I also have experience in fixing remote computer problems using teamviewer.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.98
  4. Anne-Lise Simond

    Anne-Lise Simond

    Creative translator English to French

    France - Tests: 7

    I've always been passionate with words and writting, and received enthusiast feedbacks when I worked as a journalist in our regional newspaper back in France. I provide French translations that are well written, easy and pleasant to read, with a diverse and rich vocabulary. My work can be specific, technical and direct (such as punchy marketing lines) as well as more redacted and developped. I've been doing translations and reviewing tasks for 4 years now within my company, where I'm a customer service representative covering French and English speakers. I did many translations for French audience as well as for French Canadian one. I've completed a one year translation class.

    $36.67 /hr
    99 hours
    5.00
  5. John Kerby Villamar

    John Kerby Villamar

    Data Entry Specialist

    Philippines - Tests: 1

    I want to gain myself as a freelancer in Odesk. I have a 10 years experience in Data Entry. I want to give my best in my employer and make a long term relation with him. My objective is to provide accurate service to my client and give client full satisfaction. I am hard worker, honest and very dedicate to my job. I want to build my career with ODESK freelancing site. I always ready to do your job with great confidence. I always try my best to produce high quality work for my client.

    $3.00 /hr
    62 hours
    4.99
  6. Mehwish Ameen

    Mehwish Ameen

    Expert Microsoft Ofiice, Research and Writing.

    Pakistan - Tests: 1

    I always try my best to provide quality service to every client regardless of the scope of the project. Need help for on time task or like to develop a long term business relationship with reliable and oriented professional, I hope I be the person for all of our administrative tasks. I am dependable and motivated self-starter who is quick to learn and eager to please. Allow me to use my experience with fine honed skills to assist you with your everyday task that takes away your time from your business and distract you from your goal that is generating revenue and growing your business.

    $3.00 /hr
    2 hours
    4.00
  7. Elizabeth S.

    Elizabeth S.

    A freelance writer/editor and former secretary

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    After spending much of my classes in high school in the secretarial field, I worked my way from a clerk to a secretary at a U.S. government facility in Rock Island, Illinois. When I quit to raise my children, I took up writing and editing. I have written several books and ghostwritten some, as well. I edited many manuscripts throughout the years. Besides that, I have also spent time working in bookstores, working my way up to supervisor. To do any of this work, I needed a eye for detail and needed to meet deadlines, which I did without problem. I also worked for Kelly Services as a temporary secretary, and I rarely went without work even though I was just part-time on their books. With Kelly Services, I had many different businesses request me specifically to work with them.

    $11.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Peter F.

    Copy Editor/Proofreader/C++ Developer

    Philippines - Tests: 10

    For the past 14 years, I have been working as a copy editor/proofreader of scholarly articles written mostly by non-native English speakers. I also have some experience writing abstracts of business- and technology-oriented articles from newspapers and magazines. I am an independent software developer; C/C++ is my programming language of choice. I am also well versed in equation keying/typesetting using TeX/LaTeX, MathType/Equation Editor, or the Word 2007/2010 Equation Editor, or even MathML.

    $12.22 /hr
    781 hours
    4.55
  9. Joan M.

    Joan M.

    Email Support & Research Specialist | Proofreader | SEO Writer

    Philippines - Tests: 7

    Personal Background • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills • Highly Skilled in Microsoft Programs such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel • Speaks effectively to a variety of audiences • Trained in effective multi-tasking • Experienced in performance management and internal promotions processing (HR) • Works closely with IT specialists in system enhancement projects • Trained in Campus Journalism and served as Editor-in-Chief in college paper • Perceives limitations and weaknesses as learning opportunities

    $7.78 /hr
    1,199 hours
    4.52