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  1. Patricia Matos

    Patricia Matos

    English-Portuguese translator, Research assistant and Travel writer

    Brazil - Last active: 23 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am a master of communication and I am currently working as representative for foreign volunteers for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in English language. I also have worked in audiovisual and social media projects for the web as producer, editor and content creator. I seek opportunities as English-Portuguese translator, Research assistant and Travel writer

    $20.00 /hr
    90 hours
    4.95
  2. Isaac C.

    Isaac C.

    Expert Camtasia Video Editor

    Kenya - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    ****Expert Camtasia Video Editor - ranked 1st on oDesk.**** Produce content 3X faster, focus on content creation and leave the video editing to me. Editing Camtasia screencast videos is a time consuming and difficult chore that drains your creativity. Rather than spend your time editing out the ums, ahs, silences, bloopers, and numerous (re)takes, spend your time recording awesome content that engages your viewers; and let me do the laborious video editing for you. And you'll easily triple your video content creation and spend your time more efficiently. Services that I provide: -- Edit Camtasia recordings - remove ums, awkward pauses and bloopers. -- Videos Sales Letter (VSL) creation, -- Sync PowerPoint slides with Audio using Camtasia Studio. Take a moment to review my work history on oDesk and see why hiring me is the "best hire you'll ever make."

    $16.67 /hr
    2,613 hours
    5.00
  3. Chris Dabbs

    Chris Dabbs

    Voiceover Artist - Male British, UK English

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    Hi there I'd love to help you with this project! Here's a little detail about me... I have many happy clients from over 22 countries around the world. My clients include FedEx, Accenture, AstraZenica, GE, Google, Organix, Microsoft, Adobe, Mattel, Kimberly Clark, Pfizer, Onyx Pharma, Siemens, CA, Towers Watson, FujiFilm, JVC, BBC, NBC Universal, Rio Tinto, Jack & Jones, New Era, PUB Singapore and many other small and corporate sized companies. I am a full time Voiceover Artist and I have a neutral English British Accent RP (Modern BBC) and Web Explainer videos are my speciality! I record in my own Professional Studio so my recordings are crystal clear and free of hiss, clicks, bangs, traffic rumbles and aircraft noise! Please get in touch if you have any questions - I'm happy to help! Chris Dabbs

    $83.33 /hr
    80 hours
    5.00
  4. David Marcus

    David Marcus

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Journalist and Transcriber

    South Africa - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 1

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer; Microsoft Certified Professional. Journalist; Transcriber, Subtitles, Travel Planning. US ENGLISH SPELLING: 1st place out of over half a million test takers! 85 Words Per Minute, 100% Accuracy. My Travel Addiction: I have travelled overland by: Public Transport Motorcycle 4x4 Vehicle Through 74 Countries over the last 20 years of my travelling adult life. I have met many interesting people during these adventures and have acquired insight into how the world works. For 2 years I have specialized in transcribing, which I do while travelling, and have acquired knowledge in many different areas, as I prefer to do academic research interviews. All of my clients are extremely satisfied with the quality of my work.

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $44.44 /hr
    67 hours
    4.88
  5. Melissa McDaniel

    Melissa McDaniel

    Voice Over Professional, Audio Engineer, Administrator, Copy Writer

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    To provide you with just the 'right' voice for your project. With over 15 years in the industry, I'm a professional voice talent that has lent my voice to hundreds of radio and TV ads, Narrations, Business/industrial projects, eLearning, audio books, IVR and animation for web and applications as well as other projects. From a the girl next door, to a mature delivery, friendly, sultry, and character voices and accents. Giving you affordability and versatility with out sacrificing quality, quickly. Let me be Your voice over girl! www.yourvoiceovergirl.com/demos

    $60.00 /hr
    63 hours
    5.00
  6. Gang W.

    Gang W.

    BEST WORKER AND HONEST FRIEND

    China - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    Proficient in English-Chinese(Simplified, Traditional and Cantonese) translation, Mandarin/Cantonese Audio/Video design, production and editing, and Mandarin/Cantonese transcription. Working experience: Own a professional recording studio, excellent Mandarin and Cantonese voice talents, providing various audio/video works, including: Mandarin training materials, Commercial, Advertising, Audiobook, Explainer/Whiteboard Video, Smartphone App, Tutorial, PowerPoint Presentations, Voicemail, etc. 7 years of translation knowledge accumulation, my translation experience includes business documents, professional scientific writing, literature, web site, game softwares, etc. Thanks for reading.

    $22.22 /hr
    475 hours
    4.85
  7. Phoebe J.

    Phoebe J.

    Voice Over Artist/Digital Nomad

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    ~Audio book recordings - guided imagery/meditation, children's stories, etc. ~E-Learning Courses - Short and Long versions ~Radio - upbeat, smooth conversational, commercials/tags/jingles ~TV - commercials/tags/jingles ~ Video - dvd presentations/Youtube ~Messages on hold ~Power Point presentations ~ART !!! Check me out on my port...I'm looking forward to offering more and more of my creativity and what I was born to do. Not bad for someone who buried a gift for over 20 years....:-) __________________________________________________________ ~Audio Editing ~Audio Production ~Available Sound File Conversions - Mp3, WAV, WMA, FLAC, M4A, OGG ~24 hour turn around time or less - depending on length of project NOTE: My hourly rate posted is ONLY for administrative type work, not voice overs. For voice overs I am more than glad to give potential clients a quote. Clients usually pay as a bonus, milestone or fixed rate for these. I will do two re-dos of recordings at no charge. After the second there is a nominal fee. I've had the pleasure of working with great clients both in the past and presently on oDesk. I am also an English tutor and enjoy helping people learn or just brush up on the skills they already have for conversation or writing via Skype or email. I also welcome the opportunity to assist clients with personal assisting, email handling, transcription, etc. however my first choice is and will always be voice over projects. I welcome children's audio book projects to add to my growing list. My ONLY three primary ways of responding to potential new clients are through oDesk, skype and directly by phone. Due to multiple scams using oDesk trying to get me to communicate through Yahoo Messenger, for 'invitations to interview' I will not add anyone to my yahoo messenger list. Communication must be upfront and direct. Thank you. I absolutely LOVE oDesk and the projects-both challenging and easy that have come my way and continue to as a result. It has been and continues to be a wonderful journey into the world of freelance.

    $16.67 /hr
    41 hours
    5.00
  8. Rally Vargas

    Rally Vargas

    Multimedia Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 16

    I am an experienced broadcaster and an audio-video producer/editor for 12 years. I provide professional and quality voice over for radio and tv commercials, radio imaging and station IDs, presentations, eLearnings, screencast and podcast. I also provide excellent videos using a professional software for production and editing, web design and development and professional book editing. From being a Radio DJ, Program Director, Production Specialist and an Operations Manager, I enhanced my skills in;1) Creative Writing, 2) Accurate Transcribing / Transcription of medical and health services, real estate, general science, engineering, banking and finance, school projects/thesis and other general information topics, 3) Precise Translation of English to Filipino (Tagalog) / Ilonggo (Hiligaynon) and vice versa, 4) Hosting and 5) People Management which made me as a superb Multimedia Specialist.

    $16.67 /hr
    1,299 hours
    4.89
  9. Denitsa D.

    Denitsa D.

    Translator/Transcriptor/Voice Artist

    Bulgaria - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 1

    Over the last 10 years I have worked on a number of transcription and sound recording/editing projects. In my work I've used audio and speech editing programs such as Adobe Audition, Audacity and Praat. I also have a high quality recording device and microphone. I speak and write in both German and English fluently, I have good both verbal and written skills in Russian and my native language is Bulgarian. I translate from German into Bulgarian, Bulgarian into German, English into German, English into Bulgarian. I edit and proofread texts translated into Bulgarian and German.

    $16.67 /hr
    25 hours
    5.00
  10. Vanessa R.

    Vanessa R.

    BR Portuguese translator,voice, researcher, video producer/editor, DTP

    Germany - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 10

    Brazilian-American experienced with translation, localization, transcription, subtitling, voice-overs. Translation memory tools, proofreading and editing. I am a dual-citizen of Brazil and the United States and I consider both Portuguese and English my native languages. Besides my solid career working with languages, technology and multimedia, I have a Masters Degree in Philosophy of New Media and New Media Design. My skill set includes digital research. If you are searching for top quality in the ENG - BR PT language pair, look no further. I have the top score on oDesk, 1st Place! This is some of my translation experience, which exemplifies the quality and level of commitment of my work. • Freelance translator at 24translate, Germany. • Approved in tests to perform game localization and game Q/A for two global clients. • Babbel.com proofing Brazilian Portuguese language for Brazilians learning Italian.

 • Translating (ENG-PT) and subtitling a series of Microsoft Virtual Academy videos of various programming language tutorials. • English>Portuguese translation and localization for iPad and iPhone apps. • Spanish>English transcription and subtitling for a video series for Panasonic. • Portuguese>English long format teleconference call transcription and translation in various subject areas. • English>Portuguese translation (localization) for the Brazilian website of the MINI E car. • Transcribing and translating a series of video tape interviews in Portuguese for National Geographic. • English>Portuguese, Portuguese>English translation for the RedHot Organization AIDS grant project for Brazil • Various documentaries. • Voice over in Portuguese for various clients on long-term projects: Dukascopy TV, and software companies. My extensive experience in multimedia includes video production and editing, audio synching, editing, music licensing, multilingual desktop publishing in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and German. After Effects animation, DVD menu design and DVD production. Complete multimedia studio for graphics and A/V work. Voice-Overs in the Brazilian Portuguese language. My expertise ranges from analogue media to cutting edge digital production and integration. I've worked with TV, start-ups, and top ad agencies and I'm interested in building long-term relationships with clients. I am detail-oriented, reliable and a fast-worker without compromising the quality of deliverables. My capacity can be reflected on my test scores at oDesk as Number 1-ranked among 2,000 to 3 million test-takers in the various capacities: from English-Portuguese translation to English language skills, to the oDesk readiness test. My rates are not the lowest up front, but I'm a professional who will save you money after the job is completed. If you'd like your project to be treated with care and look the best to your own clients without the delays and added costs caused by lower-standard labor, then I might be the right person for your project. References available upon request. I look forward to contributing to your success.

    $33.33 /hr
    31 hours
    5.00