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Al Christopher Mendoza

Al Christopher Mendoza

Marketing Writing & Editorial Consultant

Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

I am a Marketing Writing & Editorial Consultant providing content writing, editing, and proofreading services in various topics and content types, from marketing collateral to technical documents. I author thought leadership, white papers, company reports, case studies, marketing blog, and other marketing collateral. I create user manuals, how-to guides, handbooks, and training materials for processes and tools. I review content to ensure consistency in language, in-house style, and templates. I assess all necessary elements for the type of content (that it should be clear, succinct, engaging, and original for creative work; that it should be geared toward target audience, formal in tone, factual and accurate for scholarly work; with sound spelling, punctuation, and grammar). Whenever appropriate, I suggest industry-best publishing practices to clients (these practices include the use of style guide for consistency, sharing of useful reference materials for writing and editing different types of content). When it comes to overall experience, I have 8+ years of combined practice in digital marketing, technical communication, print journalism, public relations, and creative writing. I have worked on different projects, ranging from educational materials to literary content, marketing pieces and feature articles, and technical information development projects. I’d also been exposed to editing international standards written by authors in various fields, such as information delivery, engineering, chemistry, physics, and language. Having worked in different industries―including the newspapers, knowledge process outsourcing companies, and shared services of organizations in the U.S., Germany, and Switzerland―I have acquired an in-depth background in quality assurance, training and mentoring, leadership, and editorial team management. I provide consulting services both in writing and editing.

$40.00 /hr
75 hours

Ignacio M.

Ignacio M.

Spanish translator (from English, German and French)

Spain - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

I have years of experience translating from English, French and German to Spanish. In addition to my background in translation, I have a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, which allows me to translate both financial content (like Forex and academic finance) and marketing, including localizing SEO, SEM, ASO and marketing translations. I can translate code (XML, HTML, Python, Poedit, Wordpress), as coding is a hobby of mine. I have experience working repeatedly for companies like Amazon, eBay, Pergo, Sony or Wordreference. I own copies of MS Office 2007 and Trados 2011. I can work with new software on demand. My quality is top notch and I've never missed a deadline.

100% Job Success
$17.78 /hr
799 hours

Jessie Mendoza

Jessie Mendoza

Experienced Administrative Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 5

I have been into office administration contour of work for more than ten years now most of which comprise operational and administrative functions in front office procedures. I am efficient in handling and monitoring various types of documents, proficient in MS Office 2003 & 2007 Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint. etc.) , knowledgeable in several important computer software such as working with pdf files (Acrobat and Adobe Reader ); Photoshop , Print Artist , ACDSee for graphic design; Nero, Roxio for cd burnings and files storage and backups; I also have a knowledge in networking and online application, in researching and cross referencing. I can allocate 8-12 hours a day for any given time for any given projects.

100% Job Success
$8.33 /hr
3,174 hours

Kveta Vondrakova

Kveta Vondrakova


Czech Republic - Tests: 3

I am native Czech speaker. I have over 18 years experience working in UK which gives me great working knowledge of the English language. I am a proactive, hardworking individual who has run several of my own businesses within the property area.  I have good marketing and sales skills, experience in translation work in English-Czech-English, I have got knowledge of basic IT skills (MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7) Great communication skills.

100% Job Success
$12.00 /hr
203 hours

Kimberly Salazar

Kimberly Salazar

Spanish-English Translation Vicev / Research / Documentation

Costa Rica - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

Hello, I have been working with American and European companies for over 7 years, using English in a daily basis as the main language for all communication. In these 7 years I have been in touch with external and internal clients, providing customer service assistance, financial advisory for pending debts and providing support in many areas such as medical, insurances, travel industry, technical and advertisement. Experience in: Documentation, debt collections, customer service, email management, translation, marketing, web research, process documentation, manual creation and tech support. Thanks for taking the time to read my profile. Kim

95% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
42 hours

Patrycja R-Stewart

Patrycja R-Stewart

Reliable language services delivered worldwide.

Australia - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 7

I am pleased to offer quality Polish-English and English-Polish translation, audio transcription, document typing and proofreading services. Since 1994 I have been based in Victoria, Australia. With a strong academic background in languages, music and research, I am looking forward to completing your next order! I have provided verbatim and intelligent verbatim audio transcription of podcasts, webinars, interviews, speeches and academic lectures, to name a few. Solid research into correct spelling (medical, technical, etc. terminology) is always assured. Polish-English and English-Polish translation included school certificates, presentations, essays, manuals, etc. These covered various subjects, from information technology, through music, to geography and more.

92% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
295 hours

Keiko M.

Keiko M.

Japanese/English Translater with Marketing/Customer service experience

Japan - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

I have over 10 years of freelance translation, customer service/support, and designer experience with Japanese/English bilingual skill. I've worked with wide ranges of translations such as; -Website translations for the huge gaming company, the baby product, science survey companies, etc -Instruction Manual translations for Baby products -TOEIC text book translations and coordination -Online-base Customer Service agent with translation skill required -Translation/coordination between US and Japanese company branch -SNS marketing experience in Japan and USA online community I also have strength in the design field with those following areas; -Adobe software, -Office software such as Work, Excel, PowerPoint. -AutoCAD and PowerCAD I am very quick to pick up any type of skills needed to complete the project, good vocabulary in business, design and environmental technical terms. Easy to work with people and trained, prompt and reliable. Looking forward to working with you!

97% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
653 hours

Diah A.

Diah A.

English-Indonesian/javanese Translator, F/P Designer, Web Research

Indonesia - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 10

English-Indonesian/Javanese Translator/Transcriber, Fashion Design / Pattern Maker, Graphics Designer / Image Editing / Remove Background Web Research / Data Entry Social Media Manager ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, I was born in Yogyakarta, Central Java, and now I live and work in Indonesia. As a native I can help you to transcribe or proofreading Indonesian and Javanese language, or translation English into Indonesian and Javanese. If you need help from native Indonesian in order to accomplish your project, i believe i can help you. I have bachelor degree of law and now i'm on my way finishing my master thesis in Chief Information Officer Program. My current job is working as an auditor for government institution. As an auditor, beside public accounting, I'm familiar using ms excel, ms word, powerpoint and also good in data entry, and translating English to Indonesia in financial term. This current job sometimes make me have to travel all around Indonesia, especially east Indonesia. As a creative person, I also like doing some creative work like drawing, fashion designing, pattern making, editing in photoshop or coreldraw, and writing in bahasa Indonesia. I really appreciate that you have spending your time reading my profile. Thank you.

92% Job Success
$9.00 /hr
71 hours

Viktor C.

Viktor C.

Programming, SEO, Social media & Marketing

Hungary - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 7

I have been working as project manager since 2011. My responsibilities are to handle all tasks what come from company owners, share them to our employees and check the results. I have a small company as well, where my programmers work in their free time. I am an IT enginner, I finished my College at Budapest, Hungary. Over the past 4 years I have developed many marketing concepts as well, including the redesign of our main websites, handling our media events and parties (offlince and online promotions), developing our coupons and discount. I have up-to-date SEO and social media knowledge, our main websites get many customers from satellite sites. We are active on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google Plus, Pinterest and Reddit. All of our employees were recruited by me, I found our programmers, designers, article writers, seo and social media workers on the internet. I have worked with employees from almost whole Europe, from German to Ukraine, from Spain to Romania. We can help you to develop your newly launched website, introducing it to the market via SEO and Social media. All of our programmers are Wordpress expert, and they know the latest web technologies, including PHP5, CSS3, JQuery, Javascript and much more. Please check our portfolio for the details. We are available through Skype as well!

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
377 hours