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  1. Mauricio Luja

    Mauricio Luja

    Localization Specialist/Translator (Latam Spanish)

    Mexico - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 1

    More than 10 years of experience in the production area of Internet (interface and QA of services for users). More than 10 years of experience in localization/translation for Spanish in Latinamerica. More than 10 years of experience in editorial (content editor, proofreader, copywriter). Spanish Language Specialist Fluent English conversation, reading, copywriting, editing and translation (English to Spanish) 100%. Able to travel and relocate.

    $27.78 /hr
    21 hours
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  2. Richard De A'Morelli

    Richard De A'Morelli

    Editor, Proofreader, Publishing Consultant, Web Developer

    United States - Last active: 11 days 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. Stefano Papaleo

    Stefano Papaleo

    Italian translator and proofreader, web and graphic designer

    Italy - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 6

    I am an Italian freelance translator and web and graphic designer with years of experience both in the linguistic and IT areas. I translate from English, Spanish and German to Italian, develop and design websites and graphic products for web & print (logos, brochures, business cards, banners, virtual cards, flyers, posters etc.). I have translated quite a wide and varied range of material from technical documents to tourism, marketing, press releases, policies, agreements, company profiles, technical manuals, user guides, commercial and travel offers, videogames, software license agreements, networking technical documentation, several websites and software applications, surveys and resumes and marketing material on enterprise and consumer IT and A/V products (Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Oracle, Red Hat, JBoss, eBay, Barco, Computer Associates, AOC, Agfa, Axway, VMware, Infor, HP, ATEN, Sonos, Onkyo, Yamaha, Unify) including localization of enterprise software applications. Services: - Translation - Proofreading/Editing - Localization - Copywriting - Transcription - Transcreation - DTP & graphic design I provide also proofreading and editing in Italian and I can provide web design or DTP services and can handle material in quite a wide range of formats and platforms (Linux, Win, OS X, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone). I'm quite familiar with handling files in several programming and scripting languages such as Visual Basic, C, C++, Java, HTML, PHP, Perl, XML, ASP etc. Visit www.pagineweb.biz or my social profiles for more info. Specialties: translation services, localization services, information technology, web design/development, travel & tourism, marketing, SEO, comics, graphic design

    $51.11 /hr
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  4. Ilaria Vilardi

    Ilaria Vilardi

    Freelance translator

    Italy - Last active: 05/20/2014 - Tests: 3

    I have just graduated with the highest score as a translator from English and German. I like to translate, and to do my best to communicate in my native language the same thing the source writer wanted to communicate in his language. I can easily adapt to every job I have to do, and as I am friendly and flexible, I would be glad to communicate with my clients about everything they would like to ask me, and viceversa. I have had a short, but significant experience as a video game translator: it was very useful as it allowed me to gain knowledge of the main localization principles, the capital importance of correct grammar and punctuation, the necessity for a game localizer to build glossaries which have to be different according to the game house for which they work, and the need to always communicate with clients. My hobbies and interests involve the use of internet, and especially English-written websites; moreover, I watch undubbed American tv series, so I keep training my English. But I also like to read in German (I am buying German-written books). I am very patient, flexible, willing to learn from others and to work in a young, multicultural and dynamic environment. I am interested in social media and in the web in general. I have attended a localization-online course with Novilinguists Multimedia SNC and I know it will be very useful for me, as I believe that, nowadays more than ever, localization plays an essential role in our lives. I would love to work more and more in the app and video game environment, so I will try my best to do a good job!

    $28.89 /hr
    0 hours
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  5. Kristian Jeff Agustin

    Kristian Jeff Agustin

    Art Director, Graphic/Web Designer, Copywriter, Editor, and ESL Tutor

    Hong Kong - Last active: 05/01/2014 - Portfolio: 1

    At present I am completing my first year under a dual PhD studentship scheme at Hong Kong Baptist University (in partnership with the University of Westminster, London). I previously taught Advertising and Art History at the University of Santo Tomas, España Manila and ESL (English as a Second Language) at Enderun Colleges, Bonifacio Global City, Philippines. I obtained my BA in Interdisciplinary Art Studies from the University of the Philippines and MA in Visual Culture from University of Westminster, London. I have 7 years of professional experience, which counts my administrative/paralegal career and my museum/gallery, advertising, film and media stints. I specialise visual art, exhibition design, photography,​ graphic and web design, digital multimedia, video and film. I also occasionally write songs, theatre pieces, and poetry. I am an expert user of Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign, Premiere, and Dreamweaver. I am also proficient in WordPress themes and HTML5. I scored 8.0 twice in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). I a member of the Asia-Europe Foundation University or ASEFUAN (Singapore), The Poetry Society (UK) and the Japan Association for Cultural Economics or JACE (Japan). Recent collaborations include my calligraphy work in ‘Fishes of Light’ / ‘Peces de Luz’ (2013) by poet laureate Marjorie Evasco and dramatist Alex Fleites; my libretto for ​Ageless Passion (2011), a musicale with original music by Filipino Maestro Ryan Cayabyab; and my calligraphy, logo design and concept art for ​Earth.Ø​ (2012), a transmedia project in London conceptualised by Yen Ooi.​ My interests include art, art history, aesthetics, graphic design, webdesign, video and film production and editing, theater and performance, poetry, among others. Academic disciplines that also interest me include arts and culture, visual culture, cultural economics, media and communications, art production, new media, social media, participation, and collaboration.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  6. Mikhail Z.

    Mikhail Z.

    Common Lisp Grandmaster

    Russia - Last active: 08/13/2012 - 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
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  7. Alison Lange

    Alison Lange

    Expert quality assurance and communications auditor

    United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 2

    Experience with the following tasks: • Develop and edit communications (paper and web sites). • Provide quality assurance auditing and constructive feedback to customer service center, including data processing accuracy and call performance results. • Work with service product from the beginning of project (awareness piece development such as postcards, posters, envelopes, and correspondence/web site proofing); middle of project (weekly client service level agreement reporting) and end of project (create Executive Summary template report). • Develop and update training materials such as a comprehensive manual and booklets for agents. • Implement a call center “coaching” program based on written and oral knowledge/skills.

    $28.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  8. Amalia Moia

    Amalia Moia

    Expert Translator / Expert in Digital Marketing

    Spain - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 3

    I am passionate about translating and digital media and have geared my tertiary education, internships and recent work experience towards a career in this exciting and rapidly growing industry. I completed a Bachelor of Conference Interpreting and Translating at the University of Bucharest in 2007 and a Master Degree in Marketing and Multimedia at the University of Monaco in 2009 and have since been working as a translator, interpret, production assistant at the web and content development companies in different european countries. My key responsibilities include translating, formatting and proofreading website content before publication, creating and maintaining publishing schedules, and sourcing and cropping photos and other graphical content. I also update text and images on client websites using a proprietary content management system (CMS).

    $11.11 /hr
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