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  1. Amiee H.

    Amiee H.

    Transcriptionist - VA - Superlative Service

    United Kingdom - Last active: 16 hours 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
    142 hours
    5.00
  2. Kathy H.

    Kathy H.

    Freelance Writer, Editor, and Photographer

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago

    With almost 24 years experience as a professional writer, editor, and photographer, I have covered numerous topics for countless publications and websites. My educational background includes bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, master's degrees in education and business, plus two years of advanced legal studies. In addition, I am certified to teach English and science in the secondary schools (grades 7 to 12). I have also taught college level courses. I can also do English-German translation.

    $25.00 /hr
    199 hours
    4.81
  3. Carol Trehearn

    Carol Trehearn

    Experienced project manager, administrator and writer

    South Africa - Last active: 3 days ago

    Experience includes marketing and communications, project management, public relations and treasury management in the fields of waste management, planning and regeneration, international finance. I have worked in the public and private sector in South Africa, Canada, and the UK. As a freelancer over the past 3 years I have successfully worked on jobs including project management, bookkeeping, website content writing, proof reading and editing, research, public relations, virtual assistant and database build. I have published a children's environmental novel as well as articles in gardening and travel writing magazines.

    $20.00 /hr
    514 hours
    4.79
  4. Peter Kelton

    Peter Kelton

    50 Years of Free-Lance Writing

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    I use my extensive experience to help others. In the past three years I’ve ghost-written more than 1 million words, half fiction and half nonfiction. I currently write a national column for Examiner.com on Contemporary Literature. Google: "Peter Kelton Examiner National” – includes more than 440 articles on novels. My total 5-Star ratings for oDesk exceed 900 hours posted by 40 enthusiastic clients. Background includes news editor for a major metropolitan daily, senior adviser for corporate public relations at one of the world's largest companies, and guest lecturer at a major university. As a creative writer, two published novels, "Splat!" and "A Light in Polanco," both available from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and similar sellers; reviews available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Below just click on the book cover image to see more. Note: The single exception to my 5-Star ratings came from a flaky disgruntled Chinese Yogini from Hong Kong rapaciously enamored of her self-love; told her to find some other writer.

    $27.78 /hr
    925 hours
    5.00
  5. Craig Taylor

    Craig Taylor

    Writer - "Easy reading is damn hard writing." Nigel Hawthorne

    South Africa - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4

    Although I am fairly new to oDesk, I have already written numerous blogs, eBooks, articles and other material for a number of satisfied clients. My writing skills are extremely strong and I have a very natural, flowing style. I believe that thorough research is very important before you even put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard). The secret then is to transfer that research into brilliant copy, something I do exceptionally well. I believe communication is key when it comes to freelance work. If I have a question I am not afraid to ask a client. Please contact me for any writing needs you might have. "Easy reading is damn hard writing." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

    $9.50 /hr
    55 hours
    4.96
  6. Carl D.

    Carl D.

    Editor | Social Media Manager | Content Creator

    United States - Last active: 28 days ago

    In more than 14 years of experience working with media companies large and small, I have had a front-row seat for the evolution of content from newspapers and radio to blogs, podcasts and social media. As a result, I have ventured into many professional waters and gathered and range of knowledge that is hard to match. Have I mapped out social media strategy for clients? Yes. Have I created engaging online communities? Absolutely. Have I handled public relations communications for companies of every size? Definitely. Have I built and operated my own websites? Quite a few over the years. Have I contributed to the blogs and websites of others? Frequently. Did I cover live events as a writer and reporter? More than I can remember. Have I written and edited copy under extremely tight deadlines for a newswire? Indeed. Have I broadcasted over the airwaves? You betcha. Did I work on a weekly newspaper? Of course. As with all great stories, mine has unfolded in episodes, reaching a juncture where I can bring together my editorial and technological skills to deliver powerful messages. My passion revolves around helping companies develop a significant presence and maximize visibility of their identity online via content creation, emerging social platforms and internet communities. My experience ranges from current roles in social media, public relations and marketing copywriting to a rich history in SEO, blogging and reporting. I am fascinated by the intersection of creativity and technical savvy required to effectively capture an audience. Key Assets | Competencies Frameworks | Styling & Custom Code Integration, WordPress, Genesis, OpenChart Magneto, E-Commerce Languages | CSS/HTML (Hand-Coded), PHP, Basic JavaScript, jQuery, W3C Valid Code Social | Networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Foursquare, Tumblr, Quora, Pinterest, Instagram, ReddIt, Digg, WordPress, Blogger. Social Tools | Hootsuite, Buffer, SocialAdr, Bottlenose. Tools: SEOmoz, WordTracker, Google Insights, Google Trends, AdSense, Analytics, Docs, Magneto. Software | Adobe: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, DreamWeaver, Fireworks, Muse, Business Catalyst, Flash Animation, Acrobat, Reader. Microsoft: Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

    $22.22 /hr
    100 hours
    5.00
  7. Ricardo Salgado

    Ricardo Salgado

    Web-Designer with WordPress experience and Filmmaker

    Portugal - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 5

    My name is Ricardo Salgado. I live in Porto, Portugal. I'm a freelance (award winner) filmmaker, writer and web-designer. I have got a master's degree in "Directing: Cinema and TV", a bachelor degree in "Cinema and Audiovisual" and a 3-year degree in "Computer Programming". I am also known for ruasdoporto.com, an online store that I created. Visit ricardosalgado.pt to know more about me and check out my latest work.

    $28.00 /hr
    24 hours
    5.00
  8. Elvana T.

    Elvana T.

    Senior Albanian Linguist

    Albania - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    For over 15 years, I have mastered in the technical and professional translation, working for public institutions and private companies. Also, I have proved to be an excellent organizer and event manager. My main competencies, apart from translation and localization, consist in reviewing and editing tasks for private companies, publishing houses or private advertising agencies, organizing and managing events, managing and editing web contents, as I do have an online interdisciplinary magazine, literary-oriented, which doesn't mean at all I have less skill and expertise in the other above-mentioned fields. I am open to new opportunities of collaboration, concerning translation and localization, web-content writing and editing, reviewing and editing, managing and organizing, for private subjects or businesses and companies. For other references you may check the reviews of previous clients and collaborators on my profile, you can scroll down for an expanded resume, as well you can check my profile in LinkedIn.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals

    $20.00 /hr
    26 hours
    5.00
  9. Kate Elphinstone

    Kate Elphinstone

    Writer, Editor and Proofreader.

    Australia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    Hello! My name is Kate. I am an Australian writer who plans to see the world. I am offering my skills and expertise to help you with the writing you need. I am an experienced writer, editor and proofreader with a proven track record of work. I am honest and authentic and I give 100% to all my endeavours. Can we work together? -I am disciplined and self motivated. I enjoy working flexible hours on different projects. -I enjoy working with clients from all over the world. -I believe in building long-term relationships with clients. Experience: -I have a 100% success rate with my previous work on oDesk. -I worked as Deputy Editor for the print publication Togatus. -As a native speaker of English, I can produce polished and accurate writing when needed. -I have 6 years of training as a legal researcher. -I have 6 years of experience writing for academic purposes. My specialties include: • Articles • Website Content • Wordpress creation • Voice work • Proof reading • Editing • Transcribing • Interviews • Advertising • Press releases • Marketing materials • Search engine optimisation (SEO) • Social media • Ghost writing • Guides • Reviews Education: - I studied at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark. - I have a Bachelor of Arts and Law (BA-LLB) from the University of Tasmania. My areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Law, Food, Travel, Lifestyle, Fashion, Film, Comedy and the Arts. You can find me on twitter: @kelphinstone. My portfolio is available at www.kateelphinstone.wordpress.com I have a fast internet connection and can be reached on Skype: Live:kate.elphinstone_1 Thank you for considering me as a candidate to work with you. I look forward to meeting you.

    $39.00 /hr
    37 hours
    5.00
  10. Sue Day

    Sue Day

    (American) Confidential EA | Recruiting | Writing | Customer Service

    Philippines - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 2

    TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS' experience in highly confidential environments, including a top international executive search firm (promoted to Office Manager), prestigious Washington, D.C., law firms and a National Hockey League team. I am a detail-oriented professional providing project coordination; staff recruitment and management; business, article and blog writing; customer service; effective verbal and written communication; meticulous editing and proofreading and well-targeted Internet research.

    $17.78 /hr
    3,239 hours
    4.65