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  1. Joni Wilson

    Joni Wilson

    Copyediting, proofreading, formatting

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 13

    Tested in the top 5% of copyediting, proofreading, and editing. Let me help your work shine! I provide thorough copyediting and proofreading that includes formatting Word documents for print and electronic publication. With a master's degree in liberal arts, I am capable to work on all topics. I have more than 20 years of editing experience and offer you a mature well-rounded perspective. I look forward to working with you.

    $30.00 /hr
    779 hours
    4.99
  2. Akbar Hossain Khan

    Akbar Hossain Khan

    Member (Bangladesh Graphics Association)

    Bangladesh - Last active: 6 days ago - Portfolio: 16

    My name is AKBAR and I am a graphics designer with more than 7 years of experience. Now I am working in my own design studio and I am a freelancer. I also worked as an art director. My specialty is in logo designing and vactor art. I am very skilled in adobe illustrator, photoshop and logo designing. I always work with great quality with small detail within time, even I try to finish my work before the time I need. I hope you will have your best work experience. Lastly, you can check my portfolio for my design quality.

    $22.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Cole Reibin

    Cole Reibin

    Quick & Reliable Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 3 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
  4. Manolito Sulit

    Manolito Sulit

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

    Philippines - Last active: 18 hours 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
    6,595 hours
    4.92
  5. Cheryl Humphreys

    Cheryl Humphreys

    Highly skilled writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 14

    Highly skilled editor and technical author. Co-author of "7 Steps to Making Money on oDesk" and "Get the Best - A Guide to Hiring the Best Freelancers on oDesk" Strong writing, editing, planning, administration & organisational abilities across all sectors. Proactive in prioritisation of workloads across several clients alongside solid engagement with stakeholders. Published author of two books on Celiacs Disease as well as ghostwriter for many other books (available on Amazon and other sites under pseudonyms). For the latest updates on my freelance career, http://digitalmined.com/going-from-zero-to-hero/#sthash.WEBezSRR.7s1xmFmH.dpbs

    $33.33 /hr
    346 hours
    4.95
  6. Md. mamun K.

    Md. mamun K.

    Specialized of Web Design | Data Entry | Web Research | SEO

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

    I am interested in the position of a Any kind of Web Design, Data Entry Professional, Blog Commenter, SEO and Personal Assistant. I can work for 40 hours a week or even more. I can begin working immediately. I am looking for a long term job. Given my related experience and excellent capabilities, I would appreciate your consideration for this job opening. I believe that my skills can match to this position. Now I want to build my career in Odesk. For my qualification, I've finished a course on web development and I specialized in Data Entry, Blog Commenting, and being a Virtual Assistant. I am intelligent, organized and thorough in checking work details, thus I believe I qualified for this position. I would be grateful to learn new skills. I am someone with excellent English and make perfect sense and be very compelling. I am confident that I have the skills you need.I have my own computer with high speed internet. You should hire me because aside from the skills I possessed, I am a good follower and a fast learner. I am willing to be trained and I can work under pressure. I am so eager to learn new things and I don't stop at just what I have learned, yet I crave for more. It would have be a great pleasure to be working with you and your company and to experience new things with you. I can multi-task effectively. I am an efficient team worker and I always make sure I don't cause my teammates some headaches.

    $7.78 /hr
    71 hours
    4.88
  7. Gweendalyn Lachica

    Gweendalyn Lachica

    Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time and 70wpm typing speed. WordPress Expert – WP installation, plugins installation, content management, pages creation, template modification, basic SEO, and website updates. Editor/Proofreader - correct spelling, grammar, punctuation mark placement, and sentence construction. Creative/Technical Writer - article, blog, essay, feature, press release, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

    Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

    $8.00 /hr
    4,232 hours
    4.99
  8. 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
    1,019 hours
    4.80
  9. Joe M.

    Joe M.

    IT Specialist

    Israel - Last active: 1 day 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
    522 hours
    5.00
  10. Sandra R.

    Sandra R.

    Experienced writer willing to write for you!

    United States - Last active: 6 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