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  1. Victoria MacKinnon

    Victoria MacKinnon

    Word Expert | Doc. Design | Format | Styles | Templates|Proofread|Edit

    Canada - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 8

    Designing and creating high-quality, stylistically pleasing, stable, functional, predictably formatted documents using the automated functionality features provided by the MS Word software, is what I do best. I have recently completed several MS Word formatting and template design projects through oDesk comprising: legal, financial and business documents; operations and technical manuals; training and course materials; all which were well suited to the numbering algorithms and other features provided by MS Word. I also have many years of experience working for the federal Justice Department typing, coding, tagging, formatting, proofreading and publishing legislation (draft bills, statutes and regulations) and other documents. Due to the high-profile nature of this work, I was required to produce quality work without errors prepared within short timeframes. Publishing for public accessibility was on paper, CD-ROM and the departmental website. I am from Canada and my native language is Canadian English so correct English spelling and grammar usage is quite natural for me. My knowledge and experience includes: - analyzing requirements and creating document formats and structures accordingly; - creating templates, style sheets and Definition Type Documents (DTDs) to enforce format and indexing specifications; - creating documents using different text editing, publishing and xml editing software: Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Interleaf, Folio Views, Arbortext, Adobe Acrobat; - transcribe files using Express Scribe and InqScribe transcription software. I have a very good knowledge of legislative formats, structures and terminology. My performance evaluations frequently made positive reference to my dedication, commitment, reliability, conscientious attitude, persistence, efficiency, competence, creativity, perseverance, tactfulness, discretion, and attention to detail.

    $22.22 /hr
    280 hours
    4.97
  2. Vanessa R.

    Vanessa R.

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

    Germany - Last active: 4 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
  3. Christina A.

    Christina A.

    Creative Video Editor - CCreative

    Greece - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

    I'm a creative video artist with a great deal of experience in several post-production fields (both corporate and personal projects). I look forward to long-term relationships with equally dedicated, professional clients. My services include: - Montage - Video & Audio Editing - Visual Effects - Video Conversion & Compression - Chroma (green screen) - Color Grading - Sound Editing - Basic Logo editing and Logo design. Additionally, I've been working as a translator (Greek-English) and a private English tutor for the last couple of years, I'm driven by a strong personal interest in the English language and I can provide efficient translations from or to English when needed. Please feel free to ask for my complete CV

    $16.00 /hr
    290 hours
    5.00
  4. Lisa K.

    Lisa K.

    Transcription, IT Support, Administrative Work

    United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 10

    With 20 years experience in IT Administration, Legal Administrative Support and Transcription, and Medical Transcription and Office Management, I am experienced, dedicated, and detail-oriented. I now have a career working from home as it best fits my lifestyle, and will deliver very high quality work in a short period of time. You will not be disappointed in the value that you get when using me for all of your administrative needs.

    $16.67 /hr
    17 hours
    5.00
  5. Pakinam B

    Pakinam B

    Digital Artist and Retoucher

    Egypt - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 23

    I am an experienced Digital Artist of seven year experience in photo editing and retouching for both commercial and artistic purposes. I offer high end photo composting service and worked on several Book and Album cover artworks. I worked as a freelancer for five years and now focusing on expanding my services through more freelancing websites. I am here to offer the artistic side of photo editing and not just the technical work, turning every photo into a piece of art that pops. Service Description: Photo-editing -Photo manipulation -Jewelry retouching -Beauty retouching -Product retouching -Background removal by masking -Background removal by clipping path -Adding logo/Watermark Graphic design -Book cover design -DVD cover design -Logo design -Banner design -Flyer design

    $30.00 /hr
    184 hours
    4.96
  6. Florencia F.

    Florencia F.

    English/Spanish Translator and Graphic Designer

    Argentina - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 2

    I love the English Language and I've been investing my time in learning and putting into practice everything that has to do with this language since I was little. My mother tongue is Spanish. That's why, I enjoy and at the same time, I'm very accurate at transcriptions, translations and writing articles, in both English and Spanish. I also have extensive experience in Graphic Design (editorial design, flyers, posters, posts, logo design, branding, packaging), Illustration, Animation and I'm currently learning Web Design. My portfolio: http://be.net/florifama

    $16.00 /hr
    244 hours
    4.96
  7. Romà L.

    Romà L.

    Translator from English into Spanish and Catalan

    Spain - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2

    I'm a professional translator from English into Spanish and also Catalan, both being my native languages. I specialize in multimedia translation and social science translation, having a university education in both fields. I can be involved in any field within the multimedia translation industry (from dubbing to audiodescription), although my strongest points are subtitling and website localization.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Francisco F.

    Francisco F.

    Designer, Professor, Director, Researcher, Analyst & Strategist

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 11

    I am highly experienced in all things digital and literary, with extensive experience in design, recording, and writing. If you are uncertain I can do a job correctly, just ask and I'll be completely honest in respect to my qualifications. I won't commit to a job I cannot complete. All my clients independent of this site are always satisfied with my work and any client here will be as well.

    $37.00 /hr
    1 hours
    5.00
  9. Michelle L.

    Michelle L. Agency Contractor

    Writer and Communication Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a writer and social media manager with over 10 years of work experience in marketing, brand communications, and public relations. I specialize in creating engaging content for both web and print. I always write with my client's goals and the expectations of the target audience firmly in mind. My goal is to help my clients rise above the clutter and get the results they're aiming for by providing top-quality and prompt writing services.

    Associated with: Elite Creatives Collective

    $16.67 /hr
    1,053 hours
    4.86
  10. Usama Waheed

    Usama Waheed

    Video/audio editor | Web tutorials | App demos | Powerpoint videos

    Pakistan - Last active: 09/05/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 13

    Hi there! I'm a film-maker and video editor who's been working with media for the last 7 years. My projects have included everything from marketing/sales videos, software and website demos/tutorials, app demo/review videos, slideshows, Powerpoint videos, subtitling, explainers, commercials, interviews, music videos, short films, and audio editing. You're welcome to browse through my portfolio to see some of the stuff I've done in the past. Can't find what you're looking for? Talk to me and I'll make a free sample for your video in particular. I'm a speed merchant. When I commit myself to your job, I will make sure I put in every spare hour I have to guarantee a fast turnaround time. I work with the following software: -Sony Vegas -Adobe Premiere Pro -Adobe Photoshop -CamStudio

    $18.00 /hr
    395 hours
    4.90