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  1. Victoria MacKinnon

    Victoria MacKinnon

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

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 11

    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
    283 hours
    4.97
  2. Bernard L.

    Bernard L.

    Word | Excel | PPT | Publisher | Ebook | Forms | Templates | Designs

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 6

    My earnest desire is to deliver high-quality output required by clients through rendering efficient administrative support tasks such as word processing, data entry, form conversion, reports and article writing. I have more than 15 years of work experience wherein I practically gained proficiency in using Microsoft/ Web/ Online applications. Several training and seminars gave me the opportunity to learn and use other software like Adobe Photoshop (CS3), ArcGIS (ArcMap 9.3 Version) Database (CBMS-NRDB). oDesk is now helping me in enhancing my expertise.

    $25.00 /hr
    765 hours
    4.94
  3. Phoebe J.

    Phoebe J.

    Voice Over Artist/Digital Nomad

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    ~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
  4. Kateryna Volkova

    Kateryna Volkova

    Musician, music transcription, engraver.

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

    I am a proffesional music teacher, and I'm very expirienced in scoring music. I have 14 years of teaching experience as a music teacher, in addition I have specialized in music transcription. I have the ability to listen to a peace of music and accurately write the musical notation for the melody piece. I already have a fair collection of music scores for well-known compositions. I strive to give utmost satisfaction to all my customers.

    $20.00 /hr
    254 hours
    5.00
  5. Steven Klaus

    Steven Klaus

    Music Copyist/Engraver/Arranger

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    I am an accomplished Professional Musician specializing in all genres of commercial music. I have the ability to arrange in any style of music. I have experience performing with many ensembles including jazz combos, symphonic and big bands. I have recording session experience and can write charts for all instruments. I am a freelance Copyist and Music Engraver and I am proficient with both Sibelius and Finale music notation programs.

    $20.00 /hr
    135 hours
    4.84
  6. Rally Vargas

    Rally Vargas

    Multimedia Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 17

    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
  7. Vanessa R.

    Vanessa R.

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

    Germany - Last active: 2 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
  8. Amiee H.

    Amiee H.

    Transcriptionist - VA - Superlative Service

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 9

    Stop here for a fantastic transcriptionist who makes YOU look good on paper! Whatever you've recorded - dissertation interviews, lectures, brainstorming sessions, conferences, meetings, workshops, video sales pitches and tutorials, voicemails, an upcoming presentation or your next eBook - I can get your audio into written format and ready to travel onwards toward its final destination. Your audio content is a reflection on your project and so is the transcription of it. Choose someone who works as hard as you do: - Dedicated, full-time transcriptionist with professional software and equipment - Native English speaker who fears no dialect of her mother tongue - Fantastic spelling, grammar and formatting skills - Friendly and accommodating, with sharp ears and fast hands - My transcriptions look great with or without the audio - I care about your privacy and will sign an NDA to that effect My goal is to deliver to you high-quality transcripts that inspire us both. You can trust me to treat your project with kid gloves while delivering 100% of the time on your expectations. Check my portfolio to see examples of how great your content is going to look. I am often open to negotiating flat fees for bigger projects or regular clients. Please know, however, that my rate is quite fair for the industry. Poor recordings, more than two speakers, additional editing or excessive formatting can cost a little or a lot more, depending on your needs. I can give you an accurate estimate if you send me your audio. I look forward to speaking with you!

    $20.00 /hr
    206 hours
    5.00
  9. Christina A.

    Christina A.

    Creative Video Editor - CCreative

    Greece - Last active: 4 days 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
  10. Pakinam B

    Pakinam B

    Digital Artist and Retoucher

    Egypt - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 24

    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