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  1. Isaac C.

    Isaac C.

    Expert Camtasia Video Editor

    Kenya - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    ****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
    2,715 hours
    5.00
  2. Gang W.

    Gang W.

    BEST WORKER AND HONEST FRIEND

    China - Last active: 1 day 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
    501 hours
    4.86
  3. David Marcus

    David Marcus

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Journalist and Transcriber

    South Africa - Last active: 6 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
    4.89
  4. Usama Waheed

    Usama Waheed

    Video editor | Web tutorials | App demos

    Pakistan - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 8

    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

    $20.00 /hr
    395 hours
    4.90
  5. Teresa Peino

    Teresa Peino

    Expert Spanish translator (Software localization & videogames)

    Spain - Last active: 17 days ago

    Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. Below you will find my CV, which I hope, will be of your interest. I have a wide experience in translation, as for more than 15 years I have been taking part in different translation and interpreting general & technical projects (software localisation, videogames, DTP and transcription in different languages). I have also written scripts for small documentaries based on the information provided by the clients, recorded audio (Spanish and Galician), and worked as an E-learning tutor (English & French). I translate from English, French, Italian and Portuguese into Spanish and Galician; and from Galician into Spanish. Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Yours faithfully, Teresa Peinó

    $18.00 /hr
    18 hours
    5.00
  6. Christina A.

    Christina A.

    Creative Video Editor - CCreative

    Greece - Last active: 13 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
  7. Vanessa R.

    Vanessa R.

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

    Germany - Last active: 1 month 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. Pascal Besserve

    Pascal Besserve

    Native French Translator/Proofreader and Voice-Over Talent

    France - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 4

    Dear all, As a French voice-over artist, translator and proofreader I would like to introduce my services. With many years experience in voice-overs and as sound engineer and musician, I also carry out translation works from English to French, including user manuals, scripts, literature, tutorials, websites, and publicity, as well as many other fields. My linguistic ability in both French and English languages has allowed me to translate documents for major brands such as Yamaha, Akai and Apple Logic Audio. I am autonomous and serious in my work, which has earned long-lasting trust from my various sponsors. I remain at your disposal for further information and sincerely hope that my profile will favourably gain your attention. I look forward to discussing your requirements and to working with you. Pascal Bonjour, je souhaite vous proposer mes services en tant que comédien-voix et traducteur-relecteur de nationalité et de culture française. Voix-off, ingénieur du son et musicien, je traduis également depuis de nombreuses années de l’anglais vers le français des manuels d’utilisateur, des interfaces de logiciels ou de matériel, des sites web, des textes littéraires ou encore des brochures commerciales. J’ai une bonne aptitude à manier la langue française ainsi que la langue anglaise et ai traduit de nombreux documents pour des marques d’envergure comme Yamaha, Akai, Steinberg ou Apple Logic Audio. Je suis très autonome et sérieux dans mon travail ce qui m’a jusqu’à ce jour permis d’obtenir une confiance durable de la part de mes différents commanditaires. Restant à votre entière disposition pour tous renseignements complémentaires et espérant vivement que mon profil retienne favorablement votre attention. Cordialement Pascal

    $35.00 /hr
    13 hours
    4.99
  9. Sarah Kessler

    Sarah Kessler

    Transcription, Proofreading, Writing and Customer Support

    United States - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 4

    Sarah Brianna Kessler Expert Transcriber & Proofreader Skills & Qualities • Typing o 80 words per minute o 99% accuracy • Organization o Work habits that contribute to quality performance o Files stored and organized in personal system and deleted within 2 weeks of completed project to ensure confidentiality of clients • Commitment o Dedication to follow-through o Integrity and honesty in communication with employers and clients Experience • Writing o Keystone poet with 3 featured poems in journal, Spreading Groundsmoke o Freelance writing  Independent blog – http://sarahkessler.hubpages.com/  Client-owned blogs and web content • Freelance Transcription o oDesk Accomplishments  First place test taker on English Vocabulary Quiz out of 193,492 test takers  Top 10% on both Content Writing Quiz and oDesk Skills Quiz  Consistent 5-star client feedback rating o Transcription Contract Highlights  Online course transcription • Approximately 3 hours of video • Transcription of audio narration and on-screen text  Media interviews  Four 45-minute sales calls transcribed with 24-hour turnaround time  Transcription of 44-minute court hearing with 24-hour turnaround time o Quicktate & iDictate (two levels of same transcription company)  Quicktate – short general transcription files  Quickly promoted to iDictate and given large legal dictation files • Screaming Flea Production, Inc. – Seattle, WA o Extensive verbatim and edited verbatim interviews o Many different dialects and overlapping speech o Extensive video transcription o Legal jargon o Crime documentary television show, TLC’s “Women of Homicide”, including real police interviews • Proofreading and Editing o Transcription Puppy  Corrected previous transcribers’ grammar, spelling, missed or misheard words, and overall transcription quality  Able to fill in 99% of instances where transcriber had entered [inaudible] o Script Editing  130 page play script, edited and formatted to meet Industry Standards  3-day turnaround time

    $22.22 /hr
    223 hours
    4.96
  10. Wayne Williams

    Wayne Williams

    Audiovisual Archivist specialising in restoration & media convergence

    South Africa - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 14

    I am an audiovisual archivist and am always excited to be involved in research and, particularly, restoration projects of this nature. I have undertaken and successfully completed projects for clients ranging from independent artists to national academic institutions - ON TIME AND WITHIN BUDGET! I further specialise in development and optimisation of your online presence, with particular emphasis on convergence of audio, video and other media content with information technologies. I also focus strongly on structure and content. I have worked on a range of projects, from development of small blogs to management of large multimedia projects. I am seeking opportunities to build long-term relationships with small to medium businesses looking to improve their online visibility and profitability. I also have experience in: * Audio, video and image editing * Research and creation of quality original web site content * On- and off-page search engine optimisation (SEO) * Technical writing, particularly focusing on development and creation of user guides, instruction manuals and troubleshooting guides * Editing and/or translation of English and Afrikaans articles

    $25.00 /hr
    3 hours
    4.76