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Albert john D.

Albert john D.

Music Composer, PR, English/Filipino Writer

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I love making music and I am experienced in Musical Composition. Aside from my musical talent, I am also experienced in PR and Marketing Works and writing articles in English/Filipino. I am fluent in writing and speaking in English and Tagalog (Filipino). I have a Bachelor's Degree in Marine Transportation.

90% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
92 hours

Aaron Swain

Aaron Swain

Proofreader, Editor

United States - Tests: 8

A driven college graduate with a Computer Science degree. While my skill level in subjects such as Java and Web Design are functional, I am more capable at this point in time in proofreading, editing, and vocal work. I have run a widely read blog about Southern Gospel music since 2007. Over the years, it has surprisingly become one of the top news sources in Southern Gospel. As such, I have developed an eye for detail and an accuracy in typing. You can find my blog at Another project I am involved in is, a site that aims to compile a list of Southern Gospel concerts throughout the state of VA during each year. The site requires me to take concert data from various sites and JPGs and plug them into the site's database, and I have been doing so since 2009. I also have an extensive background in theatre, having played such roles as Bob Wallace in "White Christmas," Mr. Boddy in "Clue: The Musical," Fred Graham/Petruchio in "Kiss Me, Kate," CC Showers in "The Diviners," and Reverend John Hale in "The Crucible." These productions were a blast, but were also directed with a high standard of professionalism from which I learned much and stretched myself to play many different types of characters, from the fun and upbeat to the dark and serious. In my view, voiceover work is just theatre behind a microphone. I look forward to working with you soon!

93% Job Success
$14.44 /hr
14 hours

Nikki Schaeffer

Nikki Schaeffer

Voice Over Artist / Copywriter / Writer

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

To hear a sample of my voice, click on the video below and visit my website for full demos, I have three years of professional Voice Over experience including web videos, narratives, imaging, and commercial spots. I can record, and edit tracks with a quick turn around from my home studio. I also LOVE to write copy! Throughout the last 10 years I have done freelance writing for local newspapers, focussing heavily on articles about music, culinary trends, and the arts. Combining my 20 years of experience as a Chef, with many moonlighting projects including doing stand-up comedy, I am at my best when writing witty and jocular content related to food and the industry.

94% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
27 hours

Gian paolo B.

Gian paolo B.

Master Translator, General Editor and Mathematician

Philippines - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 13

Currently looking at opportunities in: - Analysis; - Proofreading and editing; - Photo-editing; - Audio and Video editing; - Calligraphy; - Data Entry and Transcription; - Typing; - Data Modelling; - Mathematics and Physics; and - Translation (Filipino - English). Excellent in English, Math and Filipino. Fast typist. 84 ~ 92 words per minute; 100% accuracy Quick, responsive and keeps in touch with clients through email (odesk) and Skype. Skype ID available upon request. Receives messages through mobile phone when offline and responds to them as soon as possible. Willing to work offline. Having earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and am currently taking up my Ph.D. in one of the top universities in the country, I have over 6 years of background and experience in technical writing and editing. Some of my output include over 20 short stories, 10 plays, 15 poems and 5 technical papers. I have also had my research published in several local publications and in an international triple-blind peer-reviewed research journal. My background in spoken and written Filipino and English are sufficient for translating texts from either language. My translation services emphasize the preservation of the original Tagalog-Filipino as opposed to colloquial Filipino. I have several hours of experience in transcribing English and Filipino audio and video files of different qualities into text. I have experience in handling photo editing and enhancement tasks through Adobe Photoshop CS.5.5, and using software such as Excel Solver, MATLAB, Minitab16, and RealFlow. I have handled audio and video editing software, such as Audacity and Corel Professional Studio. In addition to this, I am experienced in using audio-to-text and text-to-audio software, such as Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking software. In addition to these, I am also inclined to Mathematics, especially Algebra, Geometry, Physics and Calculus.

$20.00 /hr
14 hours

Kim B.

Kim B.

Expert Voice Over - Copywriting, SEO, Virtual Assistant Pro

United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

Hi! I am a professional voice over talent with years of professional experience. I have my own recording studio and can turn around your project fast with reliable delivery. I will provide a clear and effective voice over for your business or service with a desire to exceed your expectations. My native language is American English. Range: American English Young Adult - 40+ Female. Review: Screen Capture Video Production & Voice Over "Kim and her team were pleasure to work with! They went above a behind to make my project everything that it could be. They kept in communication with me throughout the project, met the deadline, a what they produced was even better than I expected. I would highly recommend this freelancer to anyone looking for quality production and a team that's creative, professional, and easy to work with. 5 Stars!!!" Voiceover Experience: • retail/announcer, radio commercials, streaming audio ads • video, whiteboard, explainer, tutorial • VSL, narration, e-learning • corporate training, games, apps • voice mail, IVR, message on hold Attitude: • authoritative, informative, professional • sexy, fun, friendly I will deliver a high quality mp3 or wav file. Depending on the scope of your project, I can usually begin within 24 hours or less of awarded contract and approved script. Please reach out if you feel I am the voice you are looking for! I can't wait to get started! Related Services: • CREATE: screen capture tutorials, video, Powtoon explainer • MIX: voiceover to screen capture tutorials, video, explainer BUT THAT'S NOT ALL: I'm a freelance content creator (audio / voice over, video / animation, scripts / copy / SEO) AND virtual assistant project manager. I can execute your marketing or manage your team efficiently and effectively. I LOVE what I do. I am also an experienced copywriter for radio commercials, website content, blogs, social media, press releases, business / social media plans, etc. In addition, I can provide brainstorming for marketing and promotional ideas. I believe in finding the X Factor to promote your business or product. I can get your message across in many different ways! I can offer other creative services too! I managed a virtual marketing team for 7 years creating both HTML and Wordpress websites, audio and video commercials, screen capture tutorials, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, graphics, ebooks, articles, author and entrepreneur interviews, and just about any kind of marketing or advertising product you can think of. I was HubSpot IMC Certified 2012 and Google Adwords certified 2007. Let's get to work on your project!

97% Job Success
$80.00 /hr
4 hours

Micah Sewell

Micah Sewell

Narrator, Creative Writer, and Explorer

United States - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

Hello! I've worked as a recruitment officer, creative writer, narrator, transcriber, and traveler over the past five years. Whether you're interested in killer content for your website, voiceover work for your project or company, or just need some audio interviews copied to digital paper, I can help. I'm quick, careful, and efficient, and I'll work with you until you're more than satisfied with the final product. I look forward to working with you.

86% Job Success
$36.00 /hr
18 hours

Jeremy Luman

Jeremy Luman

Philosophy of Bilingual Education and Translations

United States - Portfolio: 5

Language is remarkable, except under the extreme constraints of mathematics and logic, it never can talk only about what it's supposed to because it is always spreading around. Within the past few decades bilingual education has reached an all-time high. Schools all around the world are working bilingualism into their curriculum. The history of this subject has influenced my personal philosophy of bilingual education. Above all else, language is a necessity of our humanity. Modern society has shaped the way we acquire information into the form of standardized schools, tests, and curriculum. However, language is too deeply rooted in the world to be measured by any academic standards. It is my belief that the process of learning a second language isn't so rudimentarily defined. After all, in day-to-day communication nothing is consistent. Since bilingual education is beginning to harmonize two languages to learn the same material, and sometimes given the complexity of the contents, the students need an ample understanding of English to function in the real world. All activities, text comments, or auditions for movies that content will be in English. Following the methodological guidelines for bilingual education above, my priority is to give in spoken form, and is enhanced to the extent possible oral expression, reading comprehension, and writing abilities. As one increases the level of abstraction and conceptualization the students will need plenty of time to formulate their ideas. Taking into consideration the plethora of variables that restrict one's acquisition of a second language we must never loose sight of the ultimate goal; communication. Although this is a very vague, unmeasurable concept, the ideal goal of translation is to be able to communicate the content on a native level. Each consecutive translation must be taken with a hybridization of knowledge and cunning in order to overcome the never-ending questions.

$11.67 /hr
50 hours

Tim Laurio

Tim Laurio

Writer, Editor, Proofreader

United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

Skilled writer and editor with a B.A. in English. Worked as a proofreader at Harvard University. Studied writing at the University of Oxford. Recently assisted with a major project for the MIT Press.

100% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
621 hours

Daniel Y.

Daniel Y. Agency Contractor

Writer Voice Adminstration Audio Video Team

United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

The bidding drives me nuts. I hate working on something for an hour and making 2 bucks. You hate not achieving your goals. Here's the deal. Think of me as your administrative gunslinger. Your backup boy. The Sweeper! I will take a short fuse, immediate need job and have it ready no later than start of business in your time zone 2nd day. If you seriously want to make your mark on the net I can boost your site. NOT ALL CONTENT IS KING but my technique with blogs will drive traffic to your site and raise your authority rating. I took one site to #4 and #5 on the search engines in two weeks. Two weeks later it was #1 on Google and Yahoo. Each post has SEO in Title, proper Keyword density, alt text images, and link back to site. Each post will contain a picture or video and at least one link. We can do this for approximately $300 per month. I can do your Social Media Marketing on FB and Twitter at the same time. Blog jobs with pictures, links, keywords in SEO, and tags are 10 bucks to my paypal account. Press Releases are 20 bucks to my paypay account. Voice work can be done right away and depends on length. Email me the copy and I will get it done right away.Over the past 15 years I have written speeches, radio copy, marketing materials, and training materials. I have written internet blogs, internet articles, taken and creatively changed hundreds of digital images, and voiced technical trade show dvds, athletic dvds, radio spots, and done digital video spots. I have created more than a hundred five to seven minute movies and saved them to DVD or internet. I have a vast amount of writing experience, internet research, and audio-visual product creation. I can help drive traffic to your site. Rather than pay per click, you will become the authority and have a relationship with your customers/clients. I can create and post video to internet and provide SEO support too. Let's talk about it ... a year from now we could be visiting about your success at the swim up bar at a Sandals resort. Dan :)

Associated with: Get Your Wings

$16.67 /hr
117 hours

Adam Pracht

Adam Pracht

RFK Award-winning writer, editor, voice talent, photographer

United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

When you need writing, editing and voice work done right, go with the best. When you hire Adam Pracht for your work, you're getting a freelancer who: -Holds more than a decade of experience as a reporter, writer, and editor. -Volunteers as assistant editor with the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa podcast. -Won the national Robert F. Kennedy Award for writing about the disadvantaged, a Silver Award for "Excellence in Writing" with CASE District VI, and many more honors and awards. -Published and sold his book of short story fiction, including a finalist in the "Stuff You Should Know" podcast horror fiction contest. -Works full-time as the on-site writer and editor for the most innovative private college in Kansas - McPherson College. -Graduated from the University of Kansas with distinction in Spanish and with highest distinction in journalism. Why risk it? Hire Adam Pracht for your project.

86% Job Success
$11.00 /hr
106 hours