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  1. Dean Edwards

    Dean Edwards

    Writer, Editor and Proofreader

    France - Tests: 9

    "Dean is kick-ass!" - Nathan Seven Scott My fiction and non-fiction specialities include: Horror Paranormal Romance Erotica Contemporary Dreams France Marketing Business Self-help Communications (I'm not currently writing blog posts). * ESTIMATED FEES FOR FIXED PRICE PROJECTS - Writing starts at $10.50/1000 words. For this rate, I ask you to provide the characters, plot and setting. For a higher fee, I'll come up with these story elements. I prefer to write short stories of 5000 words and under. I'm willing to consider a standalone novella up to about 20,000 words. - Editing starts at $10.50/1000 words. Fiction or non-fiction. I am a native British English speaker living in France. I am also able to proofread and edit US English. - Proofreading starts at $5.50/1000 words. Any text considered. I am a native British English speaker living in France. I am also able to proofread and edit US English. Get in touch with your project requirements and I'll see if I can help. EXPERIENCE - 16 years' experience in writing, proofreading, editing and web design for firms including Precise Media in London, Abbey National Bank and The Times Educational Supplement. - served as UK Chapter Head and Webmaster of the Horror Writers' Association, promoting quality and professionalism within the genre. - Short stories published in a number of magazines and online venues, including Trapeze, 7x20, 140 Fiction and The Rapid Eye. - In the last 12 months alone, I have ghostwritten, proofread and edited dozens of texts for a wide range of audiences. http://deancedwards.com http://www.twitter.com/deancedwards - I have successfully published short stories, interactive fiction and novels (erotica, contemporary romance, horror and paranormal) under a pseudonym. - As a freelancer, I have written, edited and proofread academic non-fiction, two memoirs, novels, short stories, a screenplay and several outlines. - I've helped many clients prepare their own work for publication and have provided technical, marketing and creative advice. I now offer independent publishing advice. EDUCATION/RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS BA Writing Degree CIW (Certified Internet Webmaster) English Literature Information Technology Business Studies Business Administration Advanced Screenwriting CAREER GOALS When I'm not working for my clients, I continue to write short stories, novellas and novels. I have been living in France for several years and would like to use my French language skills more often. OTHER I'm computer-literate, friendly and work quickly. I enjoy working independently and with others. I'm ambitious, creative, realistic and reliable.

    $11.67 /hr
    42 hours
    4.87
  2. Alessandra R.

    Alessandra R.

    Freelance translator and subtitler

    Italy - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 9

    I'm a South African born native speaking Italian. My translation experience started 6 years ago transcribing, translating and subtitling Youtube video content (conferences, news reports and interviews), motivated by a personal interest in alternative history, media, humanities and activism. For the past two years I have been working on demand as a translator/subtitler in the network marketing field for a translation agency commissioned by health and wellness multimillion dollars direct sales companies. I am seeking for new information fronts and subjects to work on. TRANSLATIONS: I can provide the best translation results in the following areas: network marketing, media, games, computer software, history, psychology, science, education and literature. My language pair is English-Italian and all my translations are 100% original. I am also familiar with Google's Translator Toolkit for editing and readjusting machine translated material. SUBTITLES: I work mainly with .srt and .ssa subtitle file formats. I can synchronize audio and subtitles perfectly. SOFTWARE EQUIPMENT: Video editing and subtitles: Camtasia Studio 7.1 - Subtitle Workshop 4.0 - Windows Movie Maker - VirtualDub 1.9.8; Audio transcriptions: Chronotron Pro 2.2.1 for WinAmp; Graphics and design: Pop Art Studio 5.3.

    $12.00 /hr
    29 hours
    4.95
  3. April R.

    April R.

    Intuitive Life Coach, Author, Publisher, eBooks, Content Editor

    United States - Tests: 3

    April Rain is the founder of Infinite Possibilities Utah, Professional Doulas of America, and in November 2012, launched Infinite Joy Publishing, a firm dedicated to providing aspiring authors an accessible catalyst to turn their e-book dreams, into tangible -- and lucrative -- realities. She is an author, life coach, wealth coach, doula, Law of Attraction expert, teen mentor, transformational speaker and Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer. She has been speaking and teaching empowerment classes for the last ten years, and recently has made it her mission to bring the philosophy of expanded awareness and wealth consciousness to children before life has the chance to irreparably pollute their minds with negativity and self-doubt. April is passionate about helping people unleash their inner “Bad-Ass”, so that those who experience her message are empowered to embrace the idea of living their dreams, as they were meant to be, rather than suffering through the lack of an otherwise uninspired life. April is co-chair of the Infinite Possibilities Global Teen Taskforce, and contributes her energy to realizing its goal of helping people unlock their inner divinity and creativity, thereby empowering them to envision and manifest the lives of their dreams in spite of the influence of their everyday life experiences. Her next book, a top secret passion project, is scheduled for release in the Summer of 2014.

    $45.00 /hr
    16 hours
    5.00
  4. Pamela A.

    Pamela A.

    Tech Savvy Virtual Assistant for Business Support & Web Design

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    I have over 20 years of professional experience, primarily in the insurance and legal fields, in administrative support; project management; regulatory compliance; reviewing and analyzing laws, documents, and case files; and writing and editing correspondence, reports, and policies and procedures. I have strong organizational, analytical, research, writing, proofreading, and customer service skills with the ability to learn and apply new concepts and processes quickly. I’m also a website designer and a jewelry designer. I love creating by hand and on the Internet!

    $28.00 /hr
    12 hours
    4.97
  5. Frank D.

    Frank D.

    ExpertArticleWriter/ReWriter|DataEntry|GameGuideWhiz|Reliable

    Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    My objective here in oDesk is to earn and provide great outputs that could guarantee satisfaction and have professional relationships towards my employers or employees. I have an outstanding command in the English language. I am always dedicated to my work and I do believe in deadlines and work priorities.

    $12.00 /hr
    27 hours
    5.00
  6. Chiara D.

    Chiara D.

    Italian proofreading & transcription, ENG to ITA localization

    Italy - Tests: 12

    I'm an Italian native speaker 31 y.o. woman. I speak and write an outstanding Italian and I've good a great pronunciation. I'm also very fluent in spoken and written English. My previous experiences are as translator and localizator from English to Italian, Italian proofreader and transcriber, interviewer, Q&A tester, and voice-over. I've got excellent phone etiquette and a professional polite and friendly voice tone. I've got advanced knowledge of audio and video editing, basic Office use and CRM programs. My spoken Italian is clear loud and accent-free, great for voice-over and voice recognition softwares.. I'm currently enrolled in some videogame companies' "candidate's pool" having succeeded in various proofreading/localization tests. "First Certificate in English" (FCE) accomplished ------------------------------------------------ 31enne madrelingua Italiana, ottima presenza audio e video. Precedenti esperienze nell'ambito di traduzioni e localizzazioni dall'Inglese, correzione di bozze, trascrizioni in Italiano, intervistatrice, Q&A tester. Conoscenza di programmi di editing audio e video, pacchetto Office e CRM

    $11.00 /hr
    409 hours
    5.00
  7. Dayle S.

    Dayle S.

    Creative Writer | Proofreader & Editor

    United Kingdom - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    Working for over 5 years as a Creative Writer and Editor has given me the experience and skill required to masterfully weave words into engaging content. Whether this is by ghost writing an eBook for you, promoting your products and ideas, or going through your work to ensure that it's the best it could possibly be—I am your writer. When you choose me as your pen I guarantee nothing less than absolute satisfaction and deadline-beating dedication, producing only the highest standards of writing. My summarized skills and experience: - 5+ Years experience covering a wide variety of writing topics and tasks. - Extensive experience in brainstorming, writing, editing, formatting and producing creative texts. - Ghostwritten on 50+ projects, with a large number of complete E-books in a range of genres. - Personal guarantee on completion of projects before deadlines and to an extremely high quality of writing in terms of content, grammar and spelling. - Proficient on social media platforms. - Experience in writing my own Science Fiction novel. I am very open to in-depth collaboration with my clients and implore you to contact me personally if you have a specific request for a project. I want to use my skills to make your projects or work really shine, and I'm dedicated to bringing fantastic content to the world. Please see my portfolio and work history for examples of my work and testimonials from satisfied clients.

    $18.00 /hr
    27 hours
    4.88
  8. Frances Nathalie Aucutt

    Frances Nathalie Aucutt

    Writer | digital:print

    United Kingdom - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

    http://onceuponaverse.com/ Writing wherever the wind takes me. I am an adaptable and professional, published freelance writer, producing effective and engaging copy for a range of platforms both on and off-line. I will enhance your brand's public image with powerful content that will make you want to sing your heart out. Attention to detail and an understanding of the time constraints often involved in work of this nature result in fresh, well crafted work, turned around quickly. I can write about a range of subjects with flair and confidence for websites, blogs, emailers, flyers, magazines, posters and newsletters in addition to being able to proof and edit existing copy. Portfolio: http://onceuponaverse.com/ Education: BA (Hons) English Language & Literature (2006), University of Liverpool.

    $33.33 /hr
    352 hours
    4.93
  9. Asep Muhajir

    Asep Muhajir

    English | Indonesian | Android | VB | VBA Automation

    Indonesia - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a native Indonesian of Sundanese descent. My areas of expertise include the following. 1. Translation from English into Indonesian and vice versa. I have 15+ years of translation experience under my belt. 2. Software development (10+ years of experience) With in-depth knowledge of a few programming languages, I have been working on various software projects in specific fields as follows. ♣ Desktop application development: using Borland Delphi 7, Visual Basic and C++ ♣ Mobile application development: Java for Android platform (see my portfolio) and C++ for Symbian ♣ VBA Add-In development (see my portfolio) ♣ Website design and coding: HTML, PHP, and MySQL Having been engaging in the above sorts of jobs, I assure you I can deliver top-notch results in a timely manner. Should you need to have your projects accomplished within a given time frame, feel free to let me know at your earliest convenience. I am available on both Skype and Yahoo Messenger, if you ask me. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this incredibly lengthy overview, which means either you are a serious client or a curious freelancer/contractor. :) Sincerely, Asep

    $7.78 /hr
    43 hours
    4.97
  10. Melissa D.

    Melissa D.

    Italian Content Writer and Translator

    Italy - Tests: 10

    Hi, I'm an Italian native speaker and I'm an Upwork freelancer. I have been working as a web writer and translator for the last two years. I usually write: - blog posts, - articles, - reviews. And I can translate: - from English to Italian and - from Spanish to Italian I love my job and I put passion in every single project. Clients know that I'm an hard worker and that I take care of small details.

    $10.00 /hr
    2,175 hours
    4.72