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Fangrui Shu

Fangrui Shu

Experienced Software Engineer and Architect

United States - Tests: 4

Senior software engineer and architect with more than 7 years experience at IBM. Leading the technical design and development of IBM's cloud based E-commerce SaaS product from 2011 to 2013. Deep expertise on globalization technologies and lead the development of software for IBM's Global Translation Process. Teaching courses on software engineering at top China universities - Zhejiang University, Southeast University, South China University of Technology from 2011 to 2012. Co-author of the first IBM's globalized Chinese software development book. (in Chinese) Four US patent applications, one granted US patent and one granted Chinese patent. Author of 3 articles on IBM developerWorks. Have a Bachelor and Master degree on computer science.

95% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
5 hours

Tom S.

Tom S. Agency Contractor

Mathematician, Programmer and Translator

Germany - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

I just finished my studies of mathematics with focus on physics and computer sciences in Iceland. Next to my studies, I have been programming already for several years on a freelance basis and provide professional translation services. The programs that I created so far mostly are GUI applications under Windows, as well as web-based applications using PHP and javascript. In addition to these experiences, I have also intensive knowledge of C/C++, Matlab, R, and various other programming languages. You can see some of my programs in my portfolio and on my website. In addition to being a programmer, I have also several years of experience as a translator. As a German native speaker, I mostly translate from English to German, and occasionally from German to English. I have lived abroad for more than three years now, and therefore know a couple of other languages as well. These include French, Icelandic, Swedish, Dutch and Bulgarian. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Best wishes, Tom Schiller

Associated with: e-ComFreelance Agency

100% Job Success
$24.00 /hr
694 hours

Ann K.

Ann K.

Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

Sweden - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usually apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, and then that rate apply. On the other hand could other duties require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi-skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of your kind of recaps what service is. Additionally to the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. Besides having extensive work experience, the studying of sociology, psychology and computer science at an academic level constitutes useful knowledge. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me, and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at an early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing, I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Regarding human language, I write with a fine imagination, do my research and have a splendid vocabulary. Regarding computers, I like to make life easier for end users, and I also focus on usability. Regarding both languages, I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if you're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
84 hours

William Anderson

William Anderson

Programmer,Designer,Engineer,Scientist,Technical Translator

Switzerland - Tests: 3

Programmer,Aerospace Engineer,Writer,Translator,American based in Europe. Fluent in German, French, Dutch and Romanian, in addition to native English. My technical expertise is in the design of inflatable structures and the numerical simulation of physical systems, which almost always requires programming. Programming expertise includes Unix Shell Scripting, JAVA, FORTRAN, VB, C++/C#, APEX, ThinkDesign CAD API. I also have experience in LaTeX, GNUPlot. My goals on oDesk are to find exciting projects & expand my expertise.

$25.00 /hr
75 hours

Fabio Silva

Fabio Silva

Computer Engineering w/translation skills

Portugal - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

My name is Fábio Silva and I am Portuguese. Currently I am taking a Master Degree on Computer Engineering at University of Porto (4th year), one of the best ranked in Europe. I learned English for 10 years, so you can expect translations of the highest standards. I'm used to high standard assignments and to deal with tight deadlines, which you can testify from my feedback. You can count on: *Work completed on time *High-Quality job *Reasonable prices

100% Job Success
$9.00 /hr
55 hours

Rodrigo Mansueli Nunes

Rodrigo Mansueli Nunes


Brazil - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

I am a senior Computer Engineering Student at the Federal Technological University of Paraná with a conjoint degree at University of Alberta (2014/2015). This conjoint degree was scholarship and the Brazilian Federal Government awarded it due to mine academic record. I also lived in Denmark in 2008 as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program where I learned Danish well enough to understand even Norwegian. I have used this website during this time as a complimentary mean of supporting myself through these university experiences. Over the past few years, I worked on Upwork (started when it was still oDesk) in many and different positions mostly as a consultant. My primary work types were to translate; to proofread and to research issues related to Brazil or that involved my language somehow i.e proofreading software localization. I did also work as a graphic designer although the designer jobs were a minor part of my experience here. I am able to work within the following language pairs: From/To English/ Portuguese Danish/Portuguese Spanish/Portuguese Portuguese/English I am a tech savvy, as you one would imagine based on my degree. This nature makes me a very flexible freelancer to work with and around technologies and pick up quickly almost anything IT related. Any kind of media or service is fine for me.

Groups: Article Samurai

$14.00 /hr
461 hours

Rafaela Lima

Rafaela Lima

Efficiency and quality in everything I do.

Brazil - Tests: 4

Hello, I am Rafaela. I am Brazilian. For about 4 years now I have been working as a Tester. I am able to test softwares of all kinds. Also, I have experience with translation. I lived in NYC for a quite while what let me learn a lot of English, so today I also work with translations. I use UpWork as my second income, so I work with high quality and efficiency in everything I do to make my name shine in this big community.

99% Job Success
$7.78 /hr
827 hours

Sercan K.

Sercan K.

Design & Programming

Turkey - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 30

1. GRAPHICS DESIGN After working for one of the biggest label design & printing company of Ankara, Turkey, I decided to work as a freelancer. Please check the site of previous workplace at and check for label examples in my portfolio. I offer unlimited changes in my works even after the payment is sent. 100% customer satisfaction and lifetime support is guaranteed. 2. TRANSLATION A native Turkish speaker with creative thinking, highly experienced in translation and writing for websites and mobile applications. Services I provide: - Business letters/announcements - Medical receipts - Marriage/divorce certificates - Beauty/fashion blogs - Travel/itinerary websites - Young adult fictions/children's books - Mobile applications - Transcription - Technical documents - Aviation documents Also, I am looking forward to some opportunities to develop myself in different areas. Above all, clients' satisfaction is definitely my priority in working.

$10.00 /hr
0 hours