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  1. Lisbeth D.

    Lisbeth D.

    Professional Norwegian Translator

    Norway - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 9

    Norwegian with extensive experience in professional writing, in both Norwegian and English. English as working language for 20 years and English husband, so used to thinking and communicating in both languages simultaneously. MSc social science, anthropology, philosophy; associate degree in business studies. Source languages: English, Danish, Swedish, German, Spanish. Target languages: Norwegian, English. Old Scandinavian handwriting. Former civil servant in Norway and abroad (UN), Norwegian teacher, business woman. Now full time freelancer based in Zimbabwe.

    $35.00 /hr
    608 hours
    4.99
  2. Tasauf Islam

    Tasauf Islam

    Writing

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1

    I am a Brac University student studying Electronics and Communication Engineering in Bangladesh. I have completed my school studies with distinction. I am an experienced writer. I previously worked for local offices in Bangladesh. In professional field, I had experience in proposal writing, business writing, web content writing, script and speech writing. Blog writing, creative writing, travel writing and sports writing is very simple for me because I do it as a hobby almost everyday. And as I am a university student, I have to write papers for academic purposes, so I am experienced in it too. Altogether, I am a very confident writer.

    $16.00 /hr
    113 hours
    4.99
  3. Brigitte Engel

    Brigitte Engel

    Strategic Brand & Communications Planner

    Luxembourg - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a multilingual strategic planner and have worked full-time in several international media agencies (MediaCom, Mindshare) in London; working on clients such as Audi, Ford, Nissan, Procter & Gamble & Lexmark; writing strategic media/creative briefs, facilitating content deals while guaranteeing the correct brand positioning to reach the desired target audience. Recently I have been consulting clients on creating corporate identities, art directing and creating copy for their advertising requirements, designing and copywriting CMS based websites and email newsletters and managing social media sites. I specialise in strategically pinpointing the most relevant channels of communication while equally developing a visual identity and a tone of voice for clients to reach their consumers on both tactical and branding levels.

    $45.00 /hr
    63 hours
    4.96
  4. Mayssam E.

    Mayssam E.

    Professional Translator, Proofreader, Editor

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    In need of an eagle-eye proofreader? I am the perfect proofreader for you. In need of accurate, fast and error-free translation? I am the best translator for you. With over 20 years experience at one of the largest printing and publishing companies in the World and one of the biggest non-governmental institutions, and through hard work, dedication and a client-focused attitude, I've managed to become one of the best proofreaders, translators, copy-editors and transcribers. I've headed, as an assistant editor in chief, the daily operation of a magazine for 11 years. Then, became a production manager of a community newspaper, as well as a professional prepress proofreader for 10 years. I will provide to you (my employers) a combination of my professional abilities, my solid work ethics, my time management and multitasking skills as well as great results that will please them and achieve their goals.

    $23.00 /hr
    26 hours
    4.96
  5. Hannah M.

    Hannah M.

    Copy Editor, Writer, and Science Communicator

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 9

    Native English speaker with experience writing and editing articles, fiction/nonfiction manuscripts, academic publications, and technical/scientific pieces. As a member of the National Association of Science Writers, I apply my skills to all projects with attention to detail and spectacular grammar, all delivered at a rapid pace. I have extensive experience in researching, drafting, editing, and proofreading diverse content to ensure error-free and engaging final products. I've completed projects for major pharmaceutical companies, healthcare agencies, business periodicals, technical agencies, physicians, academic professionals, and the general public. My work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, blogs, and on multiple websites. I earned my university degree in Informational Writing and Biology, graduated summa cum laude, and attained multiple awards and scholarships. I'm also experienced as a teaching assistant, a tutor in writing and English, and a newspaper copy editor.

    $25.00 /hr
    10 hours
    4.98
  6. Kieran S.

    Kieran S.

    Translation (German Russian English), Proofreading

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 1

    * Broad experience of translation (from German & Russian into English) and proofreading: in-house, agency-based and freelance. * Several years' experience overseeing projects in Central and Eastern Europe & Central Asia * Education: BA & BSc * Native English speaker * Bilingual Russian family Fields covered (translation assignments): legal, commercial, financial, insurance, technical, automotive, patents, media, social sciences

    $40.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.98
  7. Caitlyn R.

    Caitlyn R.

    Editing & Writing

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 1

    Caitlyn's Writing Experiences Include... -5 years in the field of web copy writing and editing -Website moderating -Ebook writing and creating, start to finish -Fast turn around, finishing your work before your due dates -Delivering thorough, self-edited, & impeccable writing -Note: My favorite dinosaur is the thesaurus. I love freelancing because I get to meet new people all the time. Send me a message if you would like to work together or just talk about freelancing or writing. I'm always looking for writers to collaborate with on e-books! My Website/Portfolio: www.catierobbinswriting.wordpress.com My Film Review Blog: www.cineclub8.com

    $28.00 /hr
    30 hours
    4.99
  8. Tamara Mathov

    Tamara Mathov

    Creative Writer | Teacher | Spa/Eng Translator

    Colombia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    I am an argentinian writer with an almost complete degree in Literature and Spanish at Universidad de Buenos Aires. I've been studying English since elementary school (Certificate of Advanced English from Cambridge University), lived in USA and Brazil for almost a year and currently in Colombia. All this traveling have shown me a huge picture of the use of language in different parts of the world. I have six years of experience in teaching and translating and I have published short stories and academic essays in books and specialized magazines. As a writer I'm willing to write, ghostwrite and/or proofread fiction and non-fiction high quality texts in Spanish. Regarding teaching, I love going beyond grammar and enjoy working with movies and short stories, I always personalize my lessons according to my student's interests. When it comes to translation, I'm able to provide accurate products Spanish/English, English/Spanish, Portuguese/English, Portuguese/Spanish.

    $15.00 /hr
    204 hours
    4.99
  9. Olga K.

    Olga K.

    "Translations are flowers under glass" (W.Menzel)

    Turkey - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 8

    Hi! My name is Olga. Native Ukrainian and Russian speaker working with English, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian languages. My experience is over 8 years and I guarantee highest quality of translation and proofread done by a native speaker in any language I offer. Use Trados 2009. About myself: native Ukrainian and Russian speaker (born in Ukraine.), fluent in English and Turkish. Fields of translation: technical, travel and tourism, websites, hospitality, finance. I have knowledge in SEO.

    $9.00 /hr
    70 hours
    4.93
  10. Manolito Sulit

    Manolito Sulit

    Tagalog/Filipino Translator, Web Admin, DE & Content Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 10 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 14

    Thank you for your interest in my profile. You can call me Manny. A published writer in Filipino and a former teacher of the language, my poems and stories are collected in paperback, ebook and magazine editions. I have also written, directed and produced a full-length indie movie. I've got my Journalism degree from UST and some postgraduate translation units during my stint at DLSU. My oDesk career has started way back in 2008 as a VA doing data entry for MLS. After a year, an offer came to implement Internet marketing strategies that promote language learning products and also to develop affiliate sites. Since then, more clients have entrusted me with more exciting jobs related to content, data entry, online marketing, website management and the like. I look forward to working with you in your project. Best regards.

    $12.00 /hr
    6,631 hours
    4.92