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  1. Julie P.

    Julie P.

    Experienced 5* Proofreader and Copy-editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 35

    I am British and a qualified proof reader and copy-editor. Trained in Proofamatics and certified by Chapterhouse, I have over 37 years' experience in finding and sensitively correcting errors in text, and in helping people to make the most of their written skills. I am used to working to deadlines, adopting a house style, attending meticulously to detail and I can work in a variety of formats to suit. Recent proof reading and copy-editing jobs include student projects, company brochures, Master's Degree assignments, websites and novels by American, Israeli and Canadian authors. I have worked on a variety of types of book, including thrillers, coming-of-age novels, and self-help books. A lifetime of proof reading has given me a surprisingly varied knowledge base. I like to learn! Having worked in education all my life, ranging from nursery management to lecturing in Further Education, I have a good feel for the written word and an excellent eye for detail.

    $40.00 /hr
    277 hours
    5.00
  2. Zack Rutherford

    Zack Rutherford

    Scribe/Copywriter/Blogger

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a talented linguistic navigator; a motivated and captivating wordsmith, selling my talents and slinging my style to the highest bidder. I write website content, sales copy, and SEO articles for online marketers to earn my bread, and I spout off at the mouth for the butter. I have a highly opinionated blog at http://Zackrex.com, which includes a portfolio as well as many sporadic ramblings for your reading pleasure. Your project, assignment, or article--whatever the case may be--can be interpreted in a voice as monotone and unenthusiastic as a phone book read aloud by Henry Kissinger, but you'd probably prefer a booming and bombastic concerto, painstakingly crafted to make ears ring with ecstatic pleasure and wallets open up with ardent zeal. If you're looking for the former, I suggest you find a different scribe. I specialize in the sort of syntax that sings while it sells. I also have a Bachelor's degree in English literature that I never got around to framing. You see, I live in a condo without an enclosed office and scarce wall space. I thought it better suited me to adorn my surroundings with Pink Floyd album covers and Salvador Dali paintings, rather than remind myself that I'm a dreary academic with an expensive piece of paper hanging above the P.C. So drop me a line, and we can make beautiful music together. Or I can write something for you. Whatever. I'm anything but picky.

    $50.00 /hr
    246 hours
    5.00
  3. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

    Words have power – tremendous power. My mission is to harness that power in order to help my clients, whether that involves crafting clear, concise business manuals or helping a first-time writer to prepare a draft for submission to agents. I have been writing and editing professionally for nearly five years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work. Note: I currently have a very full client schedule. As a result, at this time I am only accepting the following types of new work: * Editing or assessing fiction manuscripts (novels, novellas, and short stories) * Travel writing

    $60.00 /hr
    1,160 hours
    4.99
  4. Matthieu R.

    Matthieu R.

    Native French Translator Video Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 6

    Main objective : Find long term collaborative work contracts. Want to know more : After a French scientific Baccalaureate, I graduated from an international audiovisual and fine-art school - obtaining their two diplomas. Then, spent over 5 years working as a film, sound and video editor for 2 major post-production hubs in France, where I digitized, restored and handled many featured film productions from major movie catalogues (Universal, Canal +, Hammer productions, Cine cite, etc.) along world known TV series (Friends). I moved to the USA in 2001 where I started helping on numerous independent movie productions, theater play designs, directed several audiovisual and musical productions, managed low and medium budgets, edited multi-camera productions, edited TV spots, radio spots, created e-learning voice modules, screen captures, produced informative material and released published, licensed and copyrighted works. Softwares I use : the Adobe CS5, Final Cut Pro X & Motion 5, and Office from Microsoft just to name a few. On another hand, being a French native, I can create subtitles or translate dialogs for movies and manage European localization projects, from web-site to e-learning booklets to cooking recipes, technical documents and more... Currently the French localization provider for several interactive software companies, one translation agency and a major audiovisual products distributor. Thank you for considering my application. Looking forward to our collaboration.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $75.00 /hr
    531 hours
    4.96
  5. Chere Poole

    Chere Poole

    Copy/Content Editor, Business/Creative Writer, Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 13

    I am an experienced editor, writer, proofreader, and marketing professional with an excellent work ethic and "I can do" attitude. Self-motivated, organized and deadline-driven, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table gained in various settings over 30 years. I have earned a 5 star rating and intend to keep it by using excellent research, writing and editing skills to deliver quality work for my clients. Whether I design, write and produce promotional materials for your business, SEO copy for your website, or help you polish an article, blog, short story or novel, every project receives my best effort. I am detailed, motivated, driven to succeed and take pride in my work. I consider your project my project, and do my utmost to make you happy. For a look at my current blogs, check out CBeyond Realty.com and Mortgage Springs.com

    $25.00 /hr
    1,504 hours
    5.00
  6. Zechariah Manning

    Zechariah Manning

    Building Your Brand ...Smarter

    United States - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    —Creator of ZM Designz Branding— ■ Personal Website: www.zmdesignz.com ---------------------------------------------- Mission and Vision— • To establish long-term professional relationships with value-driven businesses and individuals. • To effectively communicate the values of my clientele to the market they serve. • To create intriguing and tailored designs that evoke a positive response and a call to action. • To provide timely and prioritized customer service, clearly articulating milestones and project status. • To perform with integrity and purpose in all I design and put my hand to. • To serve with humility and appreciation with all whom I'm privileged to collaborate. • To deliver a product both my client and I will be proud of for years to come. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brief Summary— As a graphic designer, hands-on branding advisor, and creative consultant, I specialize in bringing your business to life. Whether it's creating a brand image from inception, or refreshing the face of an existing business, my goal is to foster a mindset in your clients that calls them to action. Effective communication is a staple of my services. I can be counted on to consistently articulate relevant and important information in a timely fashion. I exceed expectations and provide excellent customer service. I'm really looking forward to serving you and helping you meet your goals. I'm easy going too! ■ More About Me: www.zmdesignz.com/about ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Office Hours— *(PST) — Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm (Phone/Chat Appts 10am - 4pm) Saturday, short-hours for rush orders. Sunday, out of the office ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Referrals— I appreciate referrals. Learn more about how you can benefit: ■ www.zmdesignz.com/about/#referrals ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rush Orders— *For Saturday "rush order" accommodations, as well as 24-48-hour immediate turnarounds, a 25% rush fee will be applied. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Payment Schedule— Fixed price contracts require a 50% non-refundable down payment, with the remaining 50% due at time of file delivery. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Deliverable File Formats— *Adobe's Creative Coud powers my creations, and when applicable, delivers your files in native formats. Please expect all files to be delivered in the following formats: .ai, .psd, .indd, .pdf. Raster formats such as .jpg, .gif, or .png are available for delivery upon request. ■ http://www.zmdesignz.com/#adobe ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Job Invitations— Though I value and very much appreciate all job invitations and budget ranges, I work hard to provide a top-tier experience for the clients I serve. Before sending me an invite, please take some time and look through my work history to get an understanding of my price-points, the level of service, and the quality of work you can expect when hiring me. All job invitations that fall outside of my general price-points and hourly rates will not be considered. Thank you kindly for your understanding in this regard.

    $55.56 /hr
    797 hours
    4.98
  7. Rose H.

    Rose H.

    Chinese Translator, Tutor, Writer, Voiceover Artist, IT and E-Business

    China - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    If you want high-quality professional, please don't miss me. I will be your special one. Language: Native Chinese, English, Japanese Simplified Chinese(Mandarin); Traditional Chinese(Cantonese, Taiwanese) Education: I hold 3 Degrees from the best university in China. Master & Bachelor of Computer Science(software engineering) in Peking University; Bachelor of English Literature(Teacher-Training) in Beijing Language and Culture University; Experience: Computer teacher in the key university; IT engineer in the famous telecom corporation; E-business professional in the domestic association; Translator in the international corporation. Interests & Skills: Literature and Voiceover. I am profoundly cultivated in literature since childhood, not only read a lot of the world masterpieces, but also composed many well-reputed writings and translations, so I have strong talent in literature, and be excellent in Chinese writing and lingual culture. I also like singing and be good at recitation since childhood, my voice is in good condition that sounds gentle and sweet. My websites: Chinese literary writings: http://blog.sina.com.cn/u/1471348897 Songs and recitations: http://www.tudou.com/home/_84084344 Personality: I am reliable, well-educated, detail-oriented, rich-experienced translator dedicate to keep improving and provide Chinese native-level, high-quality, professional services. Services: 1. Translator: English-Chinese & Chinese-English Translation, Transcreation, Transliteration, Transcription, Proofreading and vice versa service, especially in IT technology, business, literature, culture, history, tourism, film & media, government & diplomacy, education, academic theses, children's articles, fashion, cosmetics, food and beverage, retail, website localization, as well as all kinds of topical papers included print design. I have many topical translation experience for the corporations and individuals, include the foreign students come from the global first-class university, successful professionals and entrepreneurs. I assure 100% manual translation, and I am willing to provide post-delivery quality assurance support. Since I have outstanding skill in literature, and I always proofread once again after translating, so my translation can keep qualified that just like to be written naturally by a native. 2. Voice artist: voiceover talent, multimedia producer. 3. Chinese tutor & computer teacher: 4. Chinese Writer: creative writing. 5. IT & E-business consultant, researcher and analyst. 6. Admin professional: Office toolkit (word, excel, powerpoint, etc), PDF file, photoshop, html, mobile applications, internet research, data processing, conversion and recovery.

    $29.00 /hr
    255 hours
    5.00
  8. Samuele S.

    Samuele S.

    Creative Design - Will, Imagination, Power

    United Kingdom - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 7

    Hi there! I'm Samuele, founder of Creative Design. I dedicate myself to a wide array of creative and technical activities: WEB AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ▪ Website Development and Design (Html, Asp) ▪ Web 2.0 (Php, MySQL - Forms, Forums) ▪ Website Content ▪ User Interface and Application Design (Visual Studio) ▪ 3D Interactive Simulations and Videogames (DarkBasic) WRITING (English, Spanish, French, Italian) ▪ Creative Writing ▪ Marketing Writing / Copywriting ▪ Technical Writing ▪ Translation DESIGN AND MULTIMEDIA ▪ 3D Modeling & CAD / Analysis / Simulation (Catia V5, SolidWorks) ▪ Engineering & Technical Design / Product Development (Die Casting / Injection Molding, Sheet Metal, Stereolithography) ▪ Graphic Design / Logo Design (Photoshop, Illustrator) ▪ Music Mixing, Composition and Production (FL Studio, Reason, Audition) About me: Skilled and versatile Aerospace Engineer with over 6 years of experience within Aerospace and Automotive sectors in Europe, America, and Asia-Pacific. I possess strong Computer-Aided Design and Drafting skills, having worked as CAD Designer and Project Engineer for prestigious companies which rank among the elite of European Spacecraft Manufacturers and Automotive Industries. My ensuing experience at one of the leading American Airlines helped me become an extremely capable and accomplished professional in the field of Aircraft Structures, Systems and Interiors Engineering. My latest assignment as Aviation Lecturer for a leading Singaporean Training Organization – partner of major Universities in London, Melbourne and Sydney – further reinforced my Aerospace background, putting me in contact with many of the world's biggest Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Providers and the most prominent Aircraft and Systems Firms in the world. Feel free to contact me to put my talent to the test! Creative Design: Will ➜ Imagination ➜ Power

    $25.00 /hr
    31 hours
    5.00
  9. Dejan Nikolic

    Dejan Nikolic

    Graphic Design, Layout, Typesetting and Prepress

    Serbia - Last active: 2 days 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
  10. Gregory Myhre

    Gregory Myhre

    Voice Over Talent/Writer

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

    I have been working as a voice over artist in Los Angeles for over 10 years after completing my masters degree from UCLA’s school of theater, film, and television. My extensive resume in voice acting includes, but is not limited to, a character in the three-time video game of the year 'Uncharted' series for Sony Entertainment, acting as the voice of Canadian Air, and narrating a new feature film documentary to be released in theaters later this year. I have worked in film, television, commercial, industrial, animation, video game, and all things new media and internet. My love for voice over goes hand in hand with my love for collaboration and creativity. Creating with someone and bringing a vision to life creatively as a team are things in which I find great joy,

    $40.00 /hr
    147 hours
    4.96