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  1. Zaheer T.

    Zaheer T. Agency Contractor

    Transcription Pro, Proofreader/Editor & Subtitle Creator

    United Arab Emirates - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 9

    I am a Senior Editor and a freelancer for English transcription services with 8 years of experience in transcription and proofreading. I do transcription/proofreading/editing. I have done transcriptions of highly-accented English speakers i.e. Italian, Greek, Swiss to Canadian.I proofread my work carefully and eye for detail for typos and grammatical mistakes and errors. I have also worked on accounts of business, media, legal, general and technical transcription, business transcription being my favorite. I enjoy my work and do it as soon as humanly possible and take up any work with a great deal of responsiblity. I have a good reputation in places I have worked for. Areas that I cover Audio Transcription Business Transcription Conference Transcription Conference Call Transcription Court Transcription Education Transcription Focus Group Transcription General Transcription Insurance Transcription Interview Transcription Legal Transcription Market Research Transcription Meeting Transcription Movie Transcription MP3 Transcription Podcast Transcription Research Transcription Sermon Transcription Speech Transcription TV Transcription Verbatim Transcription Video Transcription Voice Mail Transcription Voice Transcription * Rates: For Clear Audio 24-48 hours TAT 1 Speaker Clear Audio = $25/audio hour 2 Speakers Clear Audio = $35/audio hour 3 Speakers And Above = $40/audio hour For Difficult Audios 48-60 hours TAT 1 Speaker Diff. Audio = $40/audio hour 2 Speakers and Above = $50/audio hour

    Associated with: ATLAS Agency

    $7.78 /hr
    1,043 hours
    4.80
  2. Joe M.

    Joe M.

    IT Specialist

    Israel - Last active: 2 days ago - 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

    $16.00 /hr
    543 hours
    5.00
  3. Emalyn Dejarisco

    Emalyn Dejarisco Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 27 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    To obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background, and ability to work well with people. To be able to find a job that would improve and develop my capabilities.

    Associated with: PhWebDV.com

    $3.00 /hr
    2,808 hours
    4.20
  4. Kate Meyer

    Kate Meyer

    Professional graphic artist, writer & thinker.

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 484

    I promise you high quality creative work at a fair price. I'm an expert in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. I create solutions for your design problems. I'm quick, skilled, proficient. Clients (and my mom) tell me they're impressed with my finesse and my ability to listen to and accurately interpret needs and goals. I draw on ingenuity and considerable skills with traditional art media, digital techniques, or a combination of both, to create unique work just for you. I've worked with many companies, from the New York Times to the mom & pop store around the corner. All received the same level of dedication, intensity and ideal results. I liked the mom and pop better, though. (Wouldn't you?)

    $25.00 /hr
    411 hours
    4.96
  5. Natalie Blake

    Natalie Blake

    Graphic Designer & Adobe CC Expert

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 20

    Looking for a creative graphic designer to complete your job on time with artistic flair? Pick me! With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree earned at the University of Cincinnati, I have a strong visual art background and nearly 6 years of graphic design and printing experience. I have been employed at two printing shops, where I created business identity pieces, such as business cards, letterhead, flyers, brochures, posters, and more. In addition to creating entirely unique artwork, I have often fulfilled requests to recreate or edit/clean-up existing artwork. I bring an artist's eye to your job to create an eye-catching and visually complex piece. On the industry-standard Farnsworth-Munsell 100 hue test, I scored a 0 for perfect color vision. My attention to detail guarantees a flawlessly completed job, and my ability to work under tight deadlines means your job will never be late. Let me prove my skills on your print or digital projec

    $20.00 /hr
    15 hours
    4.97
  6. Kate W.

    Kate W.

    Veterinarian and proofreader

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    “Simply fantastic! From quality of work to on-time delivery to excellent communication. Thank you! I cannot recommend KatyW's services highly enough." “Amazing work!! Focused on quality and client satisfaction! What else do you look for!” “A moving, heartfelt article. This writer delivers excellent work, perfectly written. Friendly and prompt communication." These are just a few of the comments I've received from my freelance clients. I'm a veterinarian who likes to write and proofread too, combining my love for language with my professional career.

    $30.00 /hr
    43 hours
    5.00
  7. Melissa Cales

    Melissa Cales

    Integrated Marketing Professional

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Portfolio: 3

    A digital marketer who gets print. A creative thinker who gets analytics. A visual designer who gets marketing. A passionate professional who knows how to tie it all together Melissa has an extensive background in: photography; digital and offset printing; integrated marketing via print, web, social and email; website development and maintenance, and SEO best-practices. A self-driven, critical thinker with a creative eye and strong analytical ability, Melissa enjoys content creation and marketing strategy. Through years of a smorgasboard of experiences in photography, graphic design, non-profit social media marketing, print production, account management and entreprenuership, Melissa brings to the table a solid understanding of integrated marketing strategy. View my full CV and connect with me on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/melissacales

    $55.00 /hr
    67 hours
    5.00
  8. Dr. Tayaba Khan www.pensante.org

    Dr. Tayaba Khan www.pensante.org

    Health, Medical, Writer, Editor, Digital,Marketing

    Pakistan - Last active: 4 days ago - Portfolio: 15

    Dr. Tayaba holds over 12 years of experience in healthcare communications for clients in USA, UK, Australia, Mauritius, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Pakistan. Linkedin Profile: https://pk.linkedin.com/in/tayabakhan About Pensante: We are clinicians, dentists, academicians, statisticians, marketers, digital maestros and social media experts with over 12 years of experience in our core areas of expertise. We have successfully combined clinical, academic, business, marketing, brand, social and digital experiences to create a healthcare communication service like no other. We 1. Love marketing on traditional and digital media 2. Are sensitive to healthcare communications needs 3. Are super critical to obtain highest levels of accuracy 4. Love conversations on different media 5. Love thinking out of the box to craft your message www.pensante.org

    $22.00 /hr
    72 hours
    4.80
  9. Calee A.

    Calee A.

    Editor and Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 13

    "Thorough, honest critique, professional, quick response, and competitive in pricing. Calee A. is not just an editor but a grand teacher." Whether you need a simple line edit proofreading or a more substantial content edit for consistency and tone, I can ensure your writing is coherent, engaging and error-free. As an editor, I approach each job with dedication and professionalism. I keep in contact with the authors throughout the process and believe in the importance of the author's voice. As a lover of literature, I also work as an advocate for the reader, ensuring an engaging and readable flow. I am also an experienced writer, and have written a wide range of copy, including children's, academic, product oriented and technical. I am familiar with writing for SEO optimization.

    $15.00 /hr
    994 hours
    5.00
  10. Sandra R.

    Sandra R.

    Experienced writer willing to write for you!

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago

    My first priority in taking any job is that my clients are fully satisfied. If my clients are happy then I am happy. All content that I produce is guaranteed copyscape clean and is tailored to your needs. I provide quality work and not just quantity. I am the author of two books published by McGraw-Hill that sold not only here but also in Japan, The Netherlands and Brazil. I have also written two books published online. I have a lot of writing experience as I have also written newspaper columns along with many online articles. I've had TV appearances so know how to engage people both in person and in writing. Among those I was interviewed on The Today Show for my book, "Oh No! I've Become My Mother". I've been on two radio "tours" talking to many radio stations across the country for the early morning commute listeners I have also had my own radio talk show. I'm very proficient in writing, proof reading and editing. I would be glad to help you with whatever it is you need done

    $22.22 /hr
    46 hours
    4.67