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  1. Alexander Taylor

    Alexander Taylor

    Professional CV/Resume Writer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    Achieved excellent feedback ratings on Odesk so far for exceptional CV/Resume writing along with extremely positive comments. As I specialise in different types of CVs/Resumes, I have various samples available so you can choose a style that you feel would be the best for you. If you need any advice or have any questions, just let me know. Firstly, I offer a range of CV/Resume samples that can be viewed on my profile (just click on portfolio) so please do have a look. Also on my profile, there is a PDF document with a selection of eye catching, high impact, graphic design based CVs/resumes as well. Any colours, formats or details can be customised to suit what you'd like. For further information, I have an official professional CV/Resume writing website with a wealth of very satisfied customer feedback (with more CV/Resume samples and 330+ testimonials). Just request the website address. In terms of my CV/Resume writing certifications, I hold the PARWCC - Member of the professional association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. Notably, for one of the Odesk online tests, I have scored the highest mark ever on the Odesk website and hold first position as the only person to score 100%. This is out of 487,000+ people that have taken the test. For one of the other Odesk online tests, I managed to achieve 2nd place out of 4,415,402 tests taken (4.4 million attempts). Due to compliance, we're fully registered for data privacy, policy, protection and secure transactions We specialise in CV writing, Resume writing, CV editing, Resume editing, CV updating, Resume updating and creating brand new CVs/Resumes from scratch. 15 successful years helping people in all industry sectors & professions, at all levels for all types of work (including graduates, students etc). 48 hour turnaround as standard or quicker upon request (24 hour and same day service available). Send your CV/Resume through to me and I'll be happy to review it free of charge. Then I will explain how I can improve it by adding strength, depth, high quality content, new formatting, structure and a professional touch. Once characteristics have been included, along with key skills, core competencies, objectives and what YOU can bring to any role, the new CV/Resume will absolutely maximise your potential. Documents emailed to you in fully editable Microsoft Word and PDF versions. My CV/Resume writing service covers all locations and industries. I will personally create a unique high quality CV/Resume for you that showcases your skills and experience in the most comprehensive way possible. You will be judged in 30 seconds on the CV/Resume layout, presentation, quality and content. Making a good first impression is vital to getting a positive response. Naturally, I can tailor a CV/Resume to any specific job application, industry, background or area of expertise (and academic studies). Don't waste any more of your time sending out the wrong CV/Resume. A wider range of our impeccable, bespoke CV/Resume samples are available on request. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like further information. We are available 7 days a week and regularly write CVs/Resumes at very short notice to meet any deadline.

    $37.50 /hr
    0 hours
    4.97
  2. Riza Parungao

    Riza Parungao

    Professional HR /IT Recruiter, Real Estate Expert , Admin/Bus.Dev.

    Philippines - Last active: 7 hours ago - Tests: 6

    To join an organization and contribute to its growth/expansion with my unending pursuit for excellence in the field of work assigned to me; Have high affinity for challenging tasks and new endeavor hope to be professionally trained and ultimately given a challenging position with an opportunity for career advancement. - Excellent cross-cultural communication skills - Positive-thinking with good working attitude - Patient, Willing to learn and adapt to changes - Disciplined, Self-driven, Self-motivated & Result Oriented - Ability to work in a team and independently under pressure From all my past employment experiences, I have acquired a strong interpersonal skill which enables me to adapt easily in any environment that I am in. Self-motivated, approachable, highly dependable personality filled with a desire for continual upgrade and improvement; has also opened up more opportunities and greater exposure for me. "No matter what qualification's we have, no matter how good we are, always remember how important TEAM WORK is. Without that team behind us, we have nothing."

    $11.11 /hr
    14,109 hours
    4.68
  3. Jolanta K.

    Jolanta K.

    Polish Translator & Researcher

    Poland - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    Native Polish Translator, Interpreter, Researcher and Recruiter Services provided: - translation to Polish - software translation, website translation, business translation, travel, insurance, market research questionnaires. - proofreading - interpreting - face to face and telephone interpreting, interpreting business meetings - market research and telemarketing - B2B and B2C, qualitative and quantitative research - business research in Poland - media research, researching statistical data, telephone research - communication with clients, potential clients or suppliers based in Poland providing cultural insight - product sourcing, looking for suppliers in Poland - searching business directories. I've been using Alibaba.com website for 6 years. - attending conferences Qualifications: - postgraduate diploma in conference interpreting - postgradudate diploma in translation - MSc in Environmental Management from a UK University - MSc in Geography from a Polish university - fully FPC (Financial Planning Certificate) qualified - UK qualifications Job experience: - translation, interpreting and proofreading of websites, software, market research questionnaires and surveys, business meetings, travel. - sales support in the insurance and banking industry - market research and telemarketing I am looking for long term relationships with quality employers. More information on: http://businessinpoland.pl.tl/

    Groups: oTranslators

    $22.22 /hr
    1,565 hours
    4.99
  4. Jessie Mendoza

    Jessie Mendoza

    Experienced Administrative Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - 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.

    $8.33 /hr
    2,773 hours
    4.93
  5. Chiara D.

    Chiara D.

    Italian proofreading and transcription, localization and voice-talent

    Italy - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12

    I'm a native Italian speaker 31 years old woman. I speak and write an outstanding Italian and I've good a great pronunciation. I'm also very fluent in spoken and written English. My previous experiences are as translator from English to Italian, Italian proofreader and transcriber, video testimonial, sales agent, teleseller, amateur subtitler, and voice-over. I've got excellent phone etiquette and a professional polite and friendly voice tone. I've got advanced knowledge of audio and video editing, basic Office use and CRM programs. My spoken Italian is clear loud and accent-free, great for voice-over. I've previously created italian subtitles from anglophone audio and italian subtitles from written english for animation series. I'm currently enrolled in some videogame companies' "candidate's pool" having succeeded in various proofreading/localization tests. "First Certificate in English" (FCE) accomplished ------------------------------------------------ 31enne madrelingua Italiana, ottima presenza audio e video. Precedenti esperienze nell'ambito di traduzioni dall'Inglese, correzione di bozze, trascrizioni in Italiano, sottotitolaggio e ruoli di testimonial/agente di vendita/telemarketing. Conoscenza di programmi di editing audio e video, pacchetto Office e CRM

    $10.00 /hr
    348 hours
    5.00
  6. Marianne A.

    Marianne A. Agency Contractor

    Virtual Assistant. Excellent Transcriber.Proofreader. Customer Service

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

    I've worked in call center industry for over 4 years, and I believe that this has helped me developed excellent communication skills and high level of customer satisfaction. I am honest, flexible, reliable, work best under pressure and can manage with minimal or without supervision. With no missed deadlines, a great history of repeat clients and a passion for challenging jobs, I sure take pride in what I do.

    Associated with: Zeal

    $13.00 /hr
    672 hours
    4.91
  7. Luiz Vasconcelos

    Luiz Vasconcelos Agency Contractor

    Translator/Proofreader/Virtual Assistant/Market Researcher/ Recruter

    Brazil - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

    Having helped people achieve their goals for the last 8 year in areas such as linguistics, translating, Market Research, Speaking Actor, Data Analyst, Data Rater, Proofreading and others. I am able to help you to achieve yours. Graduated in Linguistics, Literature, highly skilled Bilingual Translator of English - Portuguese / Portuguese – English, ESL Teacher with more than 8 years of experience and with a large expertise not only in the linguistic area, but also in areas such as IT, Electronic, Electricity, Medical, Travel and Tourism, Manual for Machine tools, Mob Appl. My goal is to cater to the clientele’s needs. Providing valuable insights as to what is required to improve a specific demand.

    Associated with: Theseus Inc, Neelkamal

    $13.00 /hr
    1,634 hours
    4.65
  8. Nicola Giovagnoli

    Nicola Giovagnoli

    Native Italian/Spanish translator

    Canada - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 4

    I am a native Italian/Spanish translator with many years of experience. I can translate any kind of content: tourism, science, children, commercial, legal notices, websites, etc. I can guarantee you a top-level service, with a great attention to details, a clear communication and the ability to handle pressure and tight deadlines. I offer the following services: ---> Translation: French/Spanish to Italian. French/Italian to Spanish. ---> Proofreading: Spanish, Italian ---> Transcription: Spanish, Italian -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Working with me: I have a responsible, professional and careful approach. I respond quickly and you can reach me by skype, email and odesk message board. I’m always available to take care of your needs and ready to update and correct the translations according to your wishes. ------- How I work: I translate subtitles, strings, websites, e-mails, product presentations, wrote press-releases, legal notices, manuals. I provide a human translation and I adapt the text to the context, in order to make it sound natural to a native speaker. Any specific terms will be double checked. Any translation is proofread before delivering. ------- How much do I cost: I have a fair rate and provide high quality services (5 stars feedback). ---> Translation: English/French/Spanish to Italian: 0,03$ / word ---> Proofreading: Spanish, Italian: 2$ / page (250 words) ---> Transcription: Spanish, Italian: 30$ / 1hr tape

    $15.00 /hr
    56 hours
    5.00
  9. ERICA OHENE-BEKOE

    ERICA OHENE-BEKOE

    Entrepreneur/Market Research Analyst / Business Development

    Sweden - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

    Versatile, flexible and innovative entrepreneur with combined years of professional and academic experiences, in Research, strategic marketing, Business development, corporate/project management, International Relations, public relations & Event Management skills. . Highly motivated, detail oriented, very organized, and a dedicated team player with excellent analytically and well developed written and verbal communication skills. . Proficient knowledge in the field on sustainable development and project management Specialties: Skills: Business Development, Research, International Relations, project management and strategic marketing,Results-Based Management & Corporate Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, strategic management, public relations & Communication, Event Management, problem solving, capacity building, risk management Computer Proficiency: Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Google Internet search engines . Ability to adapt to my environment/ field of work (however challenging); and my determination to successfully, effectively and efficiently execute every task entrusted upon me. With these experiences, I feel that I am well qualified for this position based on the teamwork, leadership, and organizational skills.

    $30.00 /hr
    40 hours
    4.66
  10. Alexander Nieland

    Alexander Nieland

    Translator & Localization Specialist - Dutch, Spanish & English

    United States - Last active: 07/17/2014 - Tests: 2

    I am a Dutch native speaker, also fluent in Spanish and English. I have lived in Spain and the US for several years. I have a Masters degree in the Dutch language and I am a sworn Spanish translator (B.Comn.) For more than 10 years I have been translating various web texts, computer programs, apps, documents and also subtitles for documentaries and television series in the following languages: Dutch, Spanish and English. My passion is localization for apps. I work both on OS X and Windows and I am proficient in CAT tools like Trados and Wordfast. I also proofread and write texts in any of these three languages.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00