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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
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  2. Richard De A'Morelli

    Richard De A'Morelli

    Editor, Proofreader, Publishing Consultant, Web Developer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7

    I have 25 years of experience as an editor and proofreader, working in both print and digital media. I've held management-level editorial positions at book and magazine publishers, and I was a bylined editorial staff member to the late bestselling author Irving Wallace. I also have a 30-year track record as a freelance writer, with 12 published nonfiction books and 500+ bylined feature articles. I have a proofreader's sharp eye for detail, and I'm well versed in Chicago and AP Style. I can handle a wide variety of editing assignments, from basic proofing to light copy editing to heavy rewrites. My schedule is flexible -- I can work days, nights and weekends as needed. I have a fast, dependable Internet connection, and I'm available to start work immediately. Beyond editing and writing, I have 15 years' experience in Web design and site management. My past Web projects include creating and managing the Virtual University website, and I'm now developing a social network from the ground up at http://social.vu.org -- this project is a work in progress and will launch later this summer. I'm proficient in HTML 5, CSS 3, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, Perl, SEO, and responsive web design. After reviewing my resume, if you feel that I'm a good match for this job, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

    $35.00 /hr
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  3. Lachris J.

    Lachris J.

    Excellent Writer, Web Designer & Brand Specialist

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 10

    Over the last 5 years, I have designed a variety of websites for startups, artists, career professionals, nonprofits and small businesses. My ability to develop an amazing website from the ground up with little or minimal direction is what clients love most about me. My continued management of the site even after I build it is also what I pride myself on. I am very interested in working with startups or with clients who need a redesign. Additional functionalities/benefits included with my web design often include: * Brand Management * Copywriting * Graphic design * Social Media upgrades * Email marketing * Video slideshows AREAS OF EXPERTISE (but not limited to): * eCommerce websites * Mobile sites * Advanced Expertise with Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, and LinkedIn * Business and sales presentations with graphics, animations and transitions * eBook publishing * Publicity & Media * Speech writing * Article Writing & Submissions * Web Analytics and Reporting * Self-starter, goal-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks * Able to adapt, learn and implement new information quickly * Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and communication skills * Excellent time management and organizational skills

    $25.00 /hr
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  4. Jade K.

    Jade K.

    Instructional designer and developer of award-winning e-learning

    United Kingdom - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    I am an independent e-learning consultant specialising in instructional design, e-learning development and blended learning design. With an in-depth understanding of instructional design and a keen eye for visual design, I create learner-focused e-learning materials that are both effective and easy on the eye. I use a wide variety of e-learning and multimedia development tools with particular expertise in Articulate Storyline and Studio. Previously I worked in libraries in the higher education sector with a particular focus on developing online learning materials to support students’ academic skills development, including the University of Manchester Library’s award-winning “My Learning Essentials” programme.

    $70.00 /hr
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  5. RICHMOND JOHN TABUENA

    RICHMOND JOHN TABUENA

    Data Entry, Researcher,Virtual assistant, Encoder, gamer, game-testing

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    Looking for a job where i can use my educational qualification and convert my theoretical knowledge into practical work through which I hope to achieve professional growth and also be of help to the company in reaching its goals.

    $3.33 /hr
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  6. Larry Sulky

    Larry Sulky

    Experienced writing, editing, and software development professional

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    I'm interested in clear-cut projects that provide immediate benefit to clients. I'm ready to step in, do some coding, editing, writing, patching -- whatever is required -- and then step out. I'm an XML specialist and data wrangler from way back, and have extensive background in scripting -- mainly XSL, Perl, VBA, and various shells, and I speak HTML and CSS/SASS as well. Some of these scripts eventually grew into fairly major utilities in their own right. I've been involved in the publishing field one way or another throughout my career; the early years were spent as a technical writer and trainer, so my skill set is a mix of technical and literary.

    $30.00 /hr
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  7. Muhammad Farhan

    Muhammad Farhan

    I'm expert at Web searching, Data entry and Typing

    Pakistan - Last active: 9 days ago

    I am Data Entry/Data Processing Expert who knows the value of time, very hard working and always delivers the work on time. My Motive is to make my employer happy without adding additional charges. If you are looking for data entry or search work, I am the Right person for you. available 24-7. A trusted Freelancer

    $5.00 /hr
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  8. Sam Shahazad

    Sam Shahazad

    Marketing, Data entry, Content writer, Transcriber

    Pakistan - Last active: 6 months ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    You can check my employment history i was a medical transcriptionist. I worked as an IT specialist for VTCS network providing local company. Ive done marketing for several products for my elder brother in his business.ive done lots of data entry for a client . ive done article writing . i have fast hands on MS Word and Excel . i can type more than 50 words in a minute

    $3.50 /hr
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