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Rachel Meldrum

Rachel Meldrum

Legal and Academic Proofreading Specialist

United Kingdom - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

I am a 26 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

95% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
90 hours

Evette D Champion

Evette D Champion

Detailing and Creativity at its Best

United States - Tests: 5

Creativity runs through my veins. I can take any idea and turn it into an enjoyable story. I have a knack for painting a picture with my words and enabling the reader to connect with the characters I am writing about. If given a directive, you can be certain that it will be followed through 100% to your liking although I try to surpass all expectations. My work is always well thought out and coherent, yet I will always accept feed back. Should you be dissatisfied with something, I will continue to work on the project until you are 100% happy.

89% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
981 hours

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.

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
85 hours

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.

100% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
0 hours

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.

100% Job Success
$36.67 /hr
99 hours

Kathleen F.

Kathleen F.

Italian-English Translator

Italy - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

Native American, dual citizen bilingual translator. Experience translating technical manuals, artistic profiles, hunting, civil records, menus, business correspondence as well as training manuals for teachers for visually impaired. My claim to fame was correcting a letter written from a famous Italian singer to an ex American president.

84% Job Success
$29.00 /hr
55 hours

Joe M.

Joe M.

IT Specialist

Israel - Tests: 7

With over 20 years experience in the IT/Internet & Multimedia fields, I am ready to undertake any challenge. My main specialties include: IT Project Management, IT & Network Infrastructure, Active Directory, SharePoint, MS Azure, E-commerce, eBay, Web Development, Wordpress, ,Graphic Design, English-Hebrew Translation, Web Research and Data Entry/Scraping/Mining Processes.

Groups: LoginRadius

100% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
739 hours

Renae W.

Renae W.

Content writer, product descriptions, reviews

United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

I am a native English speaking and writing professional born and raised in the U.S. I have experience writing book reviews, product reviews, blog articles, product descriptions and website content. I pride myself on all my work being authentic and unique. I do not plagiarize and will always give 100% to my client.

93% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
47 hours

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

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.

90% Job Success
$12.22 /hr
821 hours