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  1. Judy L.

    Judy L.

    Writer, Editor, Translator

    Netherlands - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am a writer who's got a proven track record for delivering. I am knowledgeable, thorough, and precise. I do meticulous research of the topics I am given, and even for the fiction that I write. I am, by nature, a detail-oriented person. My past history includes medical school and graduate-level research, as well as laboratory work and editing scientific papers. As for translating, I have lived in the Netherlands for seven years, and have taken and passed the NT2. My approach to translating is less than literal, but I've always felt that if you can discern that the document is a translation, then the translator has failed. I endeavor not to leave any awkward traces of Dutch.

    $33.33 /hr
    39 hours
    4.99
  2. Danielle B.

    Danielle B.

    Top Notch Food Professional

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

    Food is my passion. I have been in the restaurant industry for 10 years and have a degree from one of the best culinary schools in the U.S. Getting people educated and excited about food is what I am all about. I have a wide array of experience including developing meal plans for families, cooking in fine dining restaurants, and teaching culinary classes. I have an eye for detail and am dedicated to outstanding work that is sure to please every time. Some of my favorite subjects include: *nutrition* *food history* *weight loss* *gluten-free* *juicing* *vegetarian* *ethnic cuisine* *natural and organic* *recipes for animals and pets* *dietary restrictions (Celiac's Crohn's, IBS, etc.)* *food culture* *humanely raised meats* I specialize in the following services: - recipe creation - cookbooks - menu development and design - food styling - photography - recipe costing - recipe research - Copyscape approved recipe rewrites - culinary articles and Ebook writing (without formatting)

    $25.00 /hr
    206 hours
    4.94
  3. Robert Lee

    Robert Lee

    Video Script Writer Extraordinaire

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    Although I am a academic, copy, content and creative writer my specialty is video script writing- animated, whiteboard, narrated, training and sales. Even though academic and creative writing is based on quality content it is also based on the quantity of words- clients are always seeking a word count. Video script writing requires a completely different process and mindset than academic, copy, content and creative writing. It requires the writer to be able to take a large volume of content and reduce it to a bare minimum word count that can immediately gain a viewers attention and retain it throughout the entire video. The ability to write effective video scripts is skill that cannot be perfected overnight. I pledge to provide my clients with a degree of quality that they will be pleased to call their own. I am self motivated, hard working, detailed oriented, flexible and reliable. I believe that communication is significant in any business relationship. I have found that asking the right questions at the beginning of an assignment ensures that not only will be completed ahead of schedule it will exceed the client’s expectations. My goal is to provide my Odesk clients with exceptional quality at reasonable cost and 100% satisfaction. Not only does a satisfied client leave positive feedback, they are likely to be a repeat client. Each client, no matter the duration or size of the assignment, should be treated with the up most respect. I am seeking to develop long term relationships that will be mutually beneficial for both the client and myself. Video Script Writing Creative Writing Copy Writing Content Writing Proof Reading Editing MS Word MS Excel MS PowerPoint MS Publisher PDF Conversions (To and From)

    $55.56 /hr
    26 hours
    4.88
  4. Dejan Nikolic

    Dejan Nikolic

    Graphic Design, Layout, Typesetting and Prepress

    Serbia - Last active: 10 hours ago - Tests: 3

    I'm a professional graphic designer (and journalist) with 20 years of experience. I've specializing for prepress & typesetting, logo design, illustrations and web design. During my career, I worked in various roles from making logos (and complete corporate identity), business cards, flyers, leaflets, booklet, through illustrations, posters, billboards, to prepare for printing books and magazines. I was an editor in chief and a graphic editor of several newspapers. I've excellent knowledge of Adobe Suite, especially InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, and very well knowledge of CorelDraw and Serif Page, Draw & Web Plus. I am hardworking and a fast learner with good communication skills.

    $33.33 /hr
    86 hours
    4.94
  5. Jessie Q.

    Jessie Q.

    Freelance Writer/Translator

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

    I have three bachelors of arts in English, European Studies, and Chinese Literature. I am a hard working, intelligent and extremely dedicated individual with expertise in writing, editing, and translation. I have previous work experiences in sales, teaching, and legal assistance, giving me an edge in writing contents or articles for these specific fields. I am a native English speak with absolute fluency in Mandarin. I have studied in Paris, therefore have basic French communication skills. I have traveled and worked in China and most parts of Europe, and can therefore offer more in-depth writing. I am seeking editing, translating, content writing, and any other writing or illustration related work. I have written three thesis while in school and understand how to write and edit research papers or any research related writing. I am also adept in translating from English to Chinese and vise versa. I have done translation work for both legal firms and private companies (mainly dealing with purchase and contracts). My typing speed is approximately 80 words per minute and can translate approximately 2 pages per hour depending on density and complexity. I am also qualified in editing and checking for spelling, grammar, and general formatting mistakes. I can work most hours during the week, including weekends. Although I live in PST, I can accommodate certain times and people based on my freelance schedule. I can be reached easily by either email or Skype. If the need ever arises, I live in Southern California and can schedule meetings as well.

    $27.78 /hr
    15 hours
    4.80
  6. Rebecca F.

    Rebecca F.

    Voice Talent (Australian): Audio Books, Voice Overs, IVRs

    Australia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9

    Female Australian Voice Talent and Coach, Radio Experienced Voice-over Artist, Character voices and accents too! Based in Australia. Hear me NOW by clicking the link: [Generic demo] Generic demo: https://soundcloud.com/rebeccafoster5/demo4 Kids and Character voices demo: https://soundcloud.com/rebeccafoster5/kidsdemofoster2 [Please PRESS PLAY BUTTON onscreen to hear samples] 24 HOUR TURN AROUND FROM WHEN JOB IS ACCEPTED for gigs up to 500 words. Usually I can deliver for jobs up to 1000 words within 24 hours too, depending upon job load. I usually deliver by midnight as my work day usually consists of 2-5pm and 9pm-1am. I have an iPhone so am accessible at all times though - getting messages sent from oDesk to me directly. I am a qualified Drama Teacher, Actor and Voice Artist (Bachelor degree, Theatre from University of Queensland). I have experience in radio with 4RPH and 2RPH (Radio for the Print Handicapped), with on air presenting the news and my own show called "Girl Talk" about women's and girls' issues. I have attended short courses in Radio Presenting with Australian Film, Television and Radio School. Over the last 15 years, I have been teaching English and Drama (Voice & Movement and more!) to high school students in Australia and the UK. I have also had experience in creative writing pursuits, including writing for film and theatre. I have had my own work produced on stage and in (short) film. I seek to attain work in the following areas: voice-over work, writing; proof-reading; researching; and editing. I care about social justice issues and would be a great spokesperson for related projects. I also work with businesses and educational institutions to get their voice heard. TERTIARY EDUCATION 2006 PGDip of Creative Industries (Film) Qld University of Tech. 2003 Radio Broadcasting Australian, Film, TV and Radio School 1999 Certificate in TESOL Qld Academy of Languages 1999 Certificate in Arts (Photography) Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE 1997 Postgraduate Diploma of Education University of Queensland 1996 Bachelor of Arts (English, Drama / Theatre) University of Qld

    $38.89 /hr
    79 hours
    4.95
  7. Carissa Andrews

    Carissa Andrews

    Graphic Designer | Writer | Social Media | Marketing Professional

    United States - Last active: less than one minute ago - Tests: 1

    Persistent and determined, I take on every job as an opportunity to make my customer's work shine. With a background in content creation, creative/technical and business writing, graphic design, marketing, copywriting, ghost writing, SEO, publishing, and even fiction writing -- I have a mixture of skills to benefit you in more ways than one. Contact me today to find out how our collaboration can take your business to the next level.

    $30.50 /hr
    501 hours
    4.72
  8. Nicholas Plagman

    Nicholas Plagman

    Writer/Editor (comedy is my specialty), Actor/Voice Actor

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 20

    If you need something to be written, particularly something funny or entertaining, I can guarantee it in advance. I work fast and I accept nothing less than my best. I can produce comedy in any form- I write news articles, scripts for sitcoms, films, and short films, websites, etc. I'm also one of the top 5 greatest actors of all-time; most of the voices in that video next to this are mine. There's also a V.O. reel, as well as two editing ones, in my portfolio. I spent two years in Hollywood pursuing comedy writing. In the spring of 2012 I won Best Comedy at the 10th annual DIY Film Festival for a film I made 100% on my own (played every part, was the entire crew). In the past two years, I've published something like 55 videos that've gotten in excess of 20 million views (I've lost track). I do everything for these videos except for the animating. I write the scripts, find the actors, direct them, do my own voice acting (make my wife do voice work, as well), edit the audio, direct my animators (who live in 3rd world countries), edit their animations, and voila- an animation made for a few hundred bucks that 100k people will see in the first month. I wish I didn't have to be a one-man crew (minus the animating), but my standards are too high for amateurs, and professionals are just that- professionals working in the industry (not for freelancers with small, per-episode budgets like me). So, yeah- hire me and whatever it is you need, I'll exceed your expectations. Because if I don't exceed yours, then I haven't met my own. I'm internally motivated- my motivation comes from within. I don't work to get paid, I work to accomplish my goal, which is for my work to blow you away. It's like giving someone a Christmas gift and seeing their eyes light up when they open it- you're like, "yes! Nailed it!" If you get my work and are like, "yeah, this'll do," that's devastating- I want to see those eyes light up and know I nailed it. Oh, and I'm also good at over-explaining stuff. Meaning, I tend to explain more than is necessary to get the point across. In other words, so much explaining that it goes over the amount of explaining that was necessary.

    $38.89 /hr
    80 hours
    4.99
  9. Omar T.

    Omar T. Agency Contractor

    Creative designer and writer

    Pakistan - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a creative designer, writer and musician. I do corporate communications designs e.g. flyers, brochures and posters as well as character designs for games. I've been ghostwriting for numerous clients, producing academic writing and business presentations, reports and proposals. As a personal interest I write and remix game music. Additionally I am a trainer and teacher for English, communication skills and IT. To sum up - I offer you a complete communications package!

    Associated with: PurpleCode Agency

    $27.78 /hr
    810 hours
    4.95
  10. Brandon Simonds

    Brandon Simonds

    Veteran Game Designer

    United States - Last active: 12/18/2014 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 7

    Veteran game designer with over 15 years’ experience designing highly successful video games across multiple platforms and genres. Expert user experience creator with an eye for clean, engaging, and intuitive interface designs. Creative and technical expertise seamlessly blends for rapid design, iteration, and prototyping new concepts. Continual involvement in social media, industry trends, and emerging technology. Adept at gamification, monetization, and free-to-play design methodologies.

    $38.89 /hr
    25 hours
    4.92