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  1. Andrew Harding

    Freelance translator and programmer.

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

    I enjoy playing with LaTeX and have manually installed a LuaLaTeX installation, component by component and line of configuration by line of configuration. LaTeX is my preferred tool for most kinds of document production, and I've set test papers, reports and sales literature in it. I can produce source files which use either UTF-8 font-encoding and calls to the operating system for opentype/truetype, or which use the traditional escapes and the NFSS. I enjoy writing in C# and have designed a program that loads properties from different tables in MySQL, and manipulates them conditionally (based on the values of relevant fields in the MySQL table that drives the program) following the biochemical model that I am using. My program then writes the resulting data to CSV, where I have a script upload it to MySQL and also run Gnuplot. I can manually group and sub-total data in a spreadsheet of hundreds of thousands of lines, and, of course, construct multi-worksheet models using spreadsheets. I would consider myself to have an expert user's knowledge of Microsoft Word. I have used fields to properly set out documents, and also to construct templates where the user need only enter variable values into a prompt. I have been playing with HTML since I was about 14, and am easily able to hand-code it, and to apply CSS to it using id and class attributes. Ich habe Arikel zu Englisch von Italianisch, für einen Möbelkonzern und eine Telefonfirma, unter Freiberuflichaufträge, erfolgreich übersetzen, obwohl mein haupt sprachlich Projekt mein Deutsch erweitern ist. Mein Deutch ist praktisch aber kann ich nicht die Sprache ohne ein Wörterbuch sprechen, und mein Gehörbegriffsvermögen ist furchtbar. Ich habe, jedoch, eine strenge, fortgeschrittene Anfängers Lesenerkenntniss entwickelt: die Berner Zeitung ist meine haupte Quelle über internationalen Angelegenheiten und Wirtschaftnachrichten, und lese ich gern die gelegentlichen Roman (ich empfehle stark „Vermesserung der Welt”). [I have successfully translated articles into English from Italian for a furniture business and a telecom company under freelance contracts, although my main linguistic interest is improving my German. My German is functional but I cannot speak the language without a dictionary, and my aural comprehension is terrible. I have, however, developed a strong intermediate reading knowledge; the Berner Zeitung is my main source on international current affairs and business news, and I enjoy reading the occasional novel (I would highly recommend 'Vermesserung der Welt').]

    $6.67 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  2. Abdullah Mohamed

    Abdullah Mohamed

    Reverse Engineer, IT Security Trainer, Analyst, Security Consultant

    Egypt - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    Hello world, My name is Abdullah Mohamed, 21 year-old student at Alexandria University, currently studying Computer and Communication Engineering. I love Electronics, Information Technology Security field, and coding in C and Python. I've also got a little blog in which I share my technical projects from time to time, you can have a look at it from the link: http://defensivetech.blogspot.com

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Mary Kaye Eisele

    Mary Kaye Eisele

    Technical Copywriter, Copy Editing, Content Writer and Business Writer

    United States - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 3

    If you are looking for an amazing writer and/or editor who is a long-time oDesk contractor, you've landed at just the right place, and with just the right person. I get you. I know you're busy. And whether I'd be working for you or a client(s) of yours, as a writer, it is my job to be flexible. Not only that, but when a deadline escalates, I have a long history of going the extra mile and delivering content exactly to your liking. But don't take my word for it; check out my 50+ oDesk references for which I've logged over 3,000 hours on oDesk! Kaye to the rescue here. (And yes, I go by Kaye.) Just because you don't want to hire a newbie. You want someone who is tried and true, someone who can DELIVER just what you're looking for. Whether that be copywriting, technical writing, or editing of any type. My specialties include IT writing/technical writing, copywriting, app writing, manual writing, and health IT and healthcare writing, among many other types. I'm a loyal, fast, thorough, and original technical writer with an academic/medical background at your beck and call. What more could you ask for?

    $22.50 /hr
    3,300 hours
    4.80
  4. Emmanuel Cimafranca

    Emmanuel Cimafranca

    Database Maintenance, Researcher, Data Entry, Magento Administrator

    Philippines - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    With my skills in database maintenance and data entry work, I aim to render exemplary work, going beyond the client's job requirements. I have been working as a real-estate database maintenance professional, Magento administrator, researcher, and data entry professional for more than 7 years and I hope that I can apply what I have learned in my future jobs. I provide high quality work with 100% accuracy at a timely pace to ensure that client satisfaction is guaranteed. I am a fast learner and I am very flexible when it comes to the work requirements.

    $6.67 /hr
    1,539 hours
    4.70
  5. John Reed

    John Reed

    Highly Experienced Technical Support Professional

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am currently the sole customer/technical support provider for a veteran OS X and iOS developer, resolving technical issues, isolating bugs, and writing end-user documentation. I have many years of experience in independent/freelance hardware and software support, providing services both remotely and on location. I have worked with a number of leading telecommunications providers and commercial/consumer information technology vendors to ensure their internal users and customers received access to required resources at all times. Though I do not plan to leave my current position, I'm always interested in additional remote support opportunities, particularly in the Apple Mac OS X and iOS market. If you're an independent developer who needs a hand with your support workload, I would love to hear from you.

    $11.11 /hr
    95 hours
    5.00
  6. Imran I.

    Imran I. Agency Contractor

    Web Design,HMTL,CSS,PHP,JQuery,Ajax,Zend,WP

    Pakistan - Last active: 30 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 7

    My Main goal is to provide people the best thing they want from me .I don't compromise on Quality of Work. That's Why i have great feedback score from my clients. The Reason is my Hard Work and Sincerity with my Work

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    Associated with: Paradigm Solutions Agency

    $22.22 /hr
    141 hours
    4.87
  7. Shermay M.

    Shermay M. Agency Contractor

    Customer Service and Support Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 11/21/2014 - Tests: 9

    I have 6 years work experience as technical support for small office/home office and as helpdesk for Siemens and Coke. My objective is to provide quality work and deliver excellent service.

    Associated with: Call Action Professional Partners

    $3.33 /hr
    37 hours
    5.00
  8. Marjon rey M.

    Marjon rey M.

    Computer Hardware Servicing/ IT

    Philippines - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    As a fully qualified Computer Technician under Technical Education and Skills Development Authority - TESDA training in the Philippines, there’s much I can offer to provide my employer satisfaction by providing accurate job result.. I am a vocational short course fresh graduate as an Information Technology with the skills of Computer Troubleshooting, Reformatting, Repairing and Installing Software like OS, Anti-virus, etc., I have more than 2 years of working experienced in the government office doing clerical data inputs, files inventory, encoding, sending files through internet, printing documents, making power point presentation using Microsoft Office application. I’m confident that my passion for working in relation to my course would be enough to have a carrier job online, together with my skills and experiences will enable me to make a significant difference at any company that would hire me.

    $3.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  9. Daisy M.

    Daisy M.

    Communication and Business Specialist

    Thailand - Last active: 7 months ago

    A career oriented individual who is keen to working in a new corporate environment and able to lead and train future business successors. To be able to travel around the world virtually to aid other citizens of the world realize their respective professional commitments and goals of personal fulfillment. To help organizations realize their sustainable profits and improve their business systems. Was a loyal employee of a European group of companies . Held various positions during the span of career life. Working life started on a middle management level until assigned to an expatriate work in different countries. Likewise, assisted to set up companies and facilities in other countries namely, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Thailand. Likewise assigned to Operations in Latin America like Venezuela and Columbia to help in process improvement. The travel around the world in 4 continents have helped in understanding people and the intricacies of human culture As a career oriented individual, with a strong objective to work for new corporate environment and move to new frontiers. Matured experience is a given but not necessarily a hindrance to creating new ideas in diverse environments to suit the ever changing world that continuously evolve. Handled general and operational management of a manufacturing facility for premium outdoor living products supplying hospitality industry Worked for a Non-Government Organization as Program Advisor responsible to review renewable energy project proposals from different countries in the Mekong region for Nordic Foreign funding/grant. Employed as Marketing Manager for a Travel and Lifestyle Magazine with circulation in Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia. Lead cost savings projects, process improvements and income-generating initiatives. Special project manager for an island development.

    $11.11 /hr
    123 hours
    0.00