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  1. Phoebe J.

    Phoebe J.

    Voice Over Artist/Digital Nomad

    United States - Last active: 4 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 Voice presentations __________________________________________________________ ~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
  2. Vanessa R.

    Vanessa R.

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

    Germany - Last active: 5 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
  3. Rally Vargas

    Rally Vargas

    Multimedia Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 3 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
  4. Lisa K.

    Lisa K.

    Transcription, IT Support, Administrative Work

    United States - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 10

    With 20 years experience in IT Administration, Legal Administrative Support and Transcription, and Medical Transcription and Office Management, I am experienced, dedicated, and detail-oriented. I now have a career working from home as it best fits my lifestyle, and will deliver very high quality work in a short period of time. You will not be disappointed in the value that you get when using me for all of your administrative needs.

    $16.67 /hr
    17 hours
    5.00
  5. Teresa Peino

    Teresa Peino

    Expert Spanish translator (Software localization & videogames)

    Spain - Last active: 1 day 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
    17 hours
    5.00
  6. Rose H.

    Rose H.

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

    China - Last active: 4 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
  7. Virginia C.

    Virginia C.

    Transcriptionist

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    Reliable, accurate, and rapid completion of English transcriptions. My typing speed is 70-80 wpm, with an accuracy rate of 99%. My experience in transcription includes legal, medical, financial, IT and general. Confidentiality, accuracy and speed are my top priorities. My previous work experience includes general secretarial for 14 years, legal secretarial for five years, and office management / HR / executive assistant to CEO for three years. UK English is my mother tongue, however, I am equally familiar with US English, having resided in Florida for the past 16 years. I am an extremely accurate typist, and never promise something I cannot deliver. Confidentiality is a priority. Of the six tests I have taken on oDesk, five of them put me in the top 10% and one in the top 20% of English and American English skills. During my life I have lived in five different countries on three continents, and have a well developed and keen ear for foreign accents.

    $22.00 /hr
    11 hours
    5.00
  8. Pascal Besserve

    Pascal Besserve

    Native French Translator/Proofreader and Voice-Over Talent

    France - Last active: 6 days 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

    $22.00 /hr
    13 hours
    4.99
  9. Amiee H.

    Amiee H.

    Transcriptionist - VA - Superlative Service

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day 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
    222 hours
    5.00
  10. Sarah Kessler

    Sarah Kessler

    Transcription, Proofreading, Writing and Customer Support

    United States - Last active: 13 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

    $16.67 /hr
    176 hours
    4.96