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  1. Steve Butcher

    Steve Butcher

    Consumer product design from concept to shelf

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    ACG is a multi disciplined design agency that specializes in bringing ideas to life through a team of top talent in the areas of industrial design, graphic design, toy and game design and product engineering. We can deliver a comprehensive development program across multiple disciplines or a focused approach in any of our specialty areas. From product concepts to complete 3D CAD assemblies and part design to marketing, advertising and communications pieces for print and web. ACG can help bring your ideas and projects to life regardless of size or scope.

    $55.00 /hr
    45 hours
    4.90
  2. Noah E.

    Noah E.

    I'll take your ideas to the next level.

    United States - Portfolio: 8

    A highly regarded and well versed professional in On-Air Promotions and Marketing, Noah is the President/Creative Director at Mighty Oak Media, Inc., a production company providing short and long form content for networks, cable and movie studios. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of On-Air Promotions for FX Networks, where he oversaw the launches of FX and FXM: Movies from FOX and the rebranding of FX. An award winning director, writer and producer, with films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, Noah began as a Writer/Producer at Nickelodeon in NYC. Moving west, he became a Sr. Writer/Producer at CBS. Most recently of note, Noah has worked with NBC/Universal and Warner Bros. Worldwide TV Marketing creating sizzle reels, as well as launch, generic and episodic campaigns for several series including, Grimm, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago Fire, Two and a Half Men, and Big Bang Theory. Noah's experience has seen him work at all major networks, in all dayparts. This has

    $80.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Djordje Stajic

    Djordje Stajic Agency Contractor

    Animation / Video / 3d / Production

    Serbia - Portfolio: 4

    Greetings! We are English speaking production professionals working with high-resolution animation and 3D video rendering. We are located in Kraljevo, Serbia with over a decade of experience working with clients in every time zone. Thank you and we look forward to working with you!

    Associated with: Creative&Fullstop

    $15.00 /hr
    1,161 hours
    4.86
  4. Cindy Scinto

    Cindy Scinto

    Graphic Design, Web, Writing, and Editing

    United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 28

    Extensive work with Adobe products including all graphic design, web design, and document management software. Past jobs included system management, networking, book cover design and interior layout, writing for media and online venues, editing, copy-writing, logo design and marketing plan development, photography, and other multimedia positions. I am a published author with two books out, six more being written, blog work, newspaper work, published articles, and am a self-publishing consultant. Business name: Adelphos Books, All Aspects of Writing, Editing, Publishing, and Promotion

    $16.67 /hr
    31 hours
    4.96
  5. Zaheer T.

    Zaheer T. Agency Contractor

    Transcription Pro, Proofreader/Editor & Subtitle Creator

    United Arab Emirates - 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
    1,080 hours
    4.79
  6. John Lamrock

    John Lamrock

    Graphic Designer

    Australia - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 12

    Graphic designer with 7+ years freelance experience. Highly skilled and with a strong eye for detail, I offer complete design solutions, a professional attitude with outstanding communication, and vibrant, effective designs which will bring your projects to life.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Sarah Ingraham

    Sarah Ingraham

    Published Author and Literary Consultant

    United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    *I am now an oDesk top 10% contractor* As a published writer, I know how important your project is to you. If you need something written, I can write it. If you have it written, I can edit it. My previous clients and references include best-selling and Oprah Book Club authors, international speakers, academics, religious leaders, and award winning journalists. Whether you need help with fiction, non-fiction, or creative non-fiction, I can present it in an engaging, page turning manner. My specialties include: Young Adult, Religion, Philosophy, and fantasy/science fiction, which includes popular paranormal romance and speculative fiction. I can adeptly write outside of my specialties, especially with journalism and memoir, but I do not write copy, technical manuals, or extreme erotica i.e BDSM, rape, or gay. Most people that seek me out these days for either critique or developmental editing. If you are stuck on a story or know a part is flat, I know how to help you fix it. Or if you have finished your story and want to know how it would do in the market, I can tell you. I am not just a writer, but a literary consultant. I know how to help you find an agent, get a line editor, or navigate the sticky ropes of self-publishing. My rates reflect my advance degree (MFA in Creative Writing), my status at oDesk, and over a decade of experience, so please do not contact with the idea of high quality work for pennies. My rates start at: Critique: $2 per 1,000 words Ghostwriting: $14 per 1,000 words (please note that this is a starting price for a first draft, unedited work.) Editing: $25 per hour

    $25.00 /hr
    1,693 hours
    4.87
  8. Rick Kievin Dayak

    Rick Kievin Dayak

    Data Entry Professional

    Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

    Over the past 4 years I have experienced to use my skills and hardworking ability in data entry jobs, to benefit my employer and be of service to others. Through this experiences I can now proudly say that I have enough knowledge in performing several administrative tasks particularly in data entry, copy writing jobs and being a virtual assistant.

    $3.00 /hr
    2,189 hours
    5.00
  9. Shahjahan Nadim

    Shahjahan Nadim

    Web Development///Wordpress Expert/Graphic Designer/SEO Specialist

    Bangladesh - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    Hi,my self “shahjahan- nadim”.My passion is web development With the knowledge gained. Over the last 2+ years,I have developed a very wide and deep range of many website.I like to work in PHP based application such as Wordpress, , Bootstrap, WooCommerce, Plugin Integration –Javascript, JQuery, Ajax and I also know Bootstrape.js –HTML, HTML5,CSS, CSS2, CSS3 -Database MySQL. I am very expert in WordPress site development. I can design responsive web site using twitter bootstrap. I also do web templates, Photoshop and logo design since 3+ years. I also experienced in SEO/Web Researcher and have a professional multi-skilled individual with strong SEO/Web Researcher. So I am a one stop guy for web programming and designing needs………….

    $11.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00