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Mikhail Z.

Mikhail Z.

Common Lisp Grandmaster

Russia - Tests: 6

Hands-on experience ranging from bash scripting to telecom and financial software, tools including but not limited to XML, Perl, PHP, C, C++, Java, Javascript, SQL, NoSQL (MongoDB), HTML/JavaScript, Node.JS, Tcl, AutoIt, Common Lisp, ExtJS, Windows Embedded, and virtualization. I'm interested in concrete, no-nonsense projects in software development. Preferably Common Lisp. Alternatively, long running technical writing or scriptwriting projects may be of interest.

$35.00 /hr
0 hours

Victoria Kloppenburg

Victoria Kloppenburg Agency Contractor

Public English Translator


I am an Argentine Public English Translator graduated from the School of Languages of the National University of Córdoba, Argentina. As part of my studies, I received training in commercial, technical, scientific, journalistic and literary translation. My experience as translator for the School of Psychology of my university, and as a freelance translator for Argentine and international translation companies have qualified me to work at a very proffessional level.

Associated with: ERC

$30.00 /hr
0 hours

Alan Low

Alan Low

over 10yrs exp proofreading

United Kingdom - Tests: 2

I have built my own wordpress sites and have been using the internet to market products for more than 10 years - I am excellent at proof reading, and can use HTML in my wordpress sites to enhance the way it looks. I learnt to program in BASIC at school - and have used computers ever since. I did a college course in Excel to also enhance my skills. I believe Kindle will be a major player in the future of e-books and I am willing to proof read any book before converting to Kindle. I also have used powerpoint to make slideshows, and also used camtasia studio to convert into a video and upload to

$11.11 /hr
1 hours

Richard De A'Morelli

Richard De A'Morelli

Editor, Proofreader, Publishing Consultant, Web Developer

United States - Tests: 7

I'm an editor, writing instructor, publishing consultant and author with 30+ years of experience in the industry. I have held Senior Editor and Managing Editor jobs with print and digital publishers, and I was a bylined editorial staff member to the late Irving Wallace, one of the top-selling authors of modern times. I offer high-quality editing and proofreading services to authors and publishers. Self-publishing authors are welcome. I guarantee my work, and I've never had an unhappy client. For manuscripts over 10,000 words, I charge $.01 a word for proofreading, $.02 for copy editing, $.03 for line editing. I offer discounts for well-written copy and books over 80,000 words. Please request a quote for shorter manuscripts and projects requiring heavy rewriting. I also offer publishing support services: e-book and print formatting, cover design, ISBN and bar code allocation, and copyright filing. As a writing coach, I can help you with grammar and style, guide you on a project, or assist you in developing your own unique voice. We can explore the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing and why/when you should seek an agent. My coaching fee is a very reasonable $45 an hour. I offer a "pre-review" service with a detailed critique of the first chapter of your book. I will perform intensive editing of selected passages and give you examples of how you can improve your work in progress. A pre-review will help ensure that you are on the right track before you invest your time and effort writing an entire book. I charge a flat $75 for this service. I began my editing career as a writer. I published my first article at age 14, and since then, I have published 12 nonfiction books, two novels under pseudonyms, 500+ bylined articles, and two dozen e-courses on writing, grammar and Web programming. My latest book is "Discover the Power to Change Your Life," available on Kindle and in paperback Feel free to contact me if you need an editor or proofreader, or if I can help with your projects in other ways. Have an awesome day!

$40.00 /hr
0 hours

Delver S.

Delver S.

Customer Service Representative/Technical Support/LiveChat

Philippines - Tests: 8

Well Experienced on the following descriptions: -Two Years of Experience in Customer Service at Tracfone Wireless -Excellent in English both Verbal and Written -Can type maximum of 50 words per minute -Great Call Handling Skills -Flexible in any working hours -Supervisory skills for Customer Service -Has knowledge in Sales and Online purchase -Chat support Oriented

$3.00 /hr
0 hours

Raymond Mahilum

Raymond Mahilum

Experienced investigative research and technical writing

Japan - Tests: 1

I am a Security Forces Investigator for the United States Air Force for eight (8) years. I have extensive experience in technical writing in investigative reports, case documentation for legal proceedings, enlisted and officer evaluation for awards and decorations, monthly anti-terrorism measures for installation security, memorandums for squadron and installation commanders. My strengths, that paramount in my job description, is my attention to detail and effective communication skills (written and oral). My weakness, and also a contributing factor to the quality of my work, is being a perfectionist. I do tend to constantly review my work to ensure that everything is in order which affects my time management. However, it has never affected my ability to meet the deadline.

$10.00 /hr
0 hours

Deep Kashyap

Deep Kashyap

freelance services

India - Tests: 3

i do have a 5 yr of experience as Design engineer in Manufacturing company where my experience includes designing prototype in 2D and 3D for proper understanding and viewing in isometrics. Apart from that I have dealt with customers and suppliers very convincingly. And thereafter, i have worked for 6 months as freelancer at local level and working there have brushed up my skills for individual projects of designing. I am always curious to learn new things and implement the same in working to get better results

$12.67 /hr
0 hours

Melanie Wressnigg

Melanie Wressnigg

Experienced Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Austria - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

The Graphic- & Art-Me: After more than six years of education ("dieGraphische" in Vienna) and experience* as a graphic designer I can offer the following skills: - fluent work with all major Adobe programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks and Flash - natural talent and passion for illustration and calligraphy - reliable, fast communication with clients and project finishing * some of my projects in the past: - corporate design for a fashion designer (see Behance link) - corporate and webdesign for a freelance architect The Writing-Me: I have been a passionate writer since I mastered the alphabet. Creative Writing, Storytelling (short and long) as well as article, resume, essay and other forms of the written word. As you can learn from my portfolio translation test (german to english) I certainly have the ability to assist you with my bilingualism as well!

$22.22 /hr
0 hours