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Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

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  1. Topher L.

    Topher L.

    Specializing in Server Administration, Configuration, and Deployment

    United States - Tests: 5

    I have been in the telecommunications industry for over 13 years and have worked as a consultant to major Fortune 500 companies in the past for both business and technology needs. I have a vast knowledge of anything that relates to the internet, both hardware and software realms and have worked on a variety of projects ranging from the simple to large scale transition ones spanning months at a time. I understand a business' need to get projects done right the first time and have always exceeded my clients goals. If they're not happy, I'm not happy. I have a dual bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in Business Information Technologies and Business Management. My Masters in Business Administration is in International Business and most IT skills I have picked up on my own or through various courses either online or at the local community college. I look forward to working with you and completing any projects you may have, from the quick fix to an entire server farm rebuild. I am also a word class back end programmer familiar with MySQL, Bash, PHP, Perl, and Python. Please, no front end design work, I don't have an eye for creativity (unless it's something simple of course). I look forward to working with you and any projects you may have for me.

    $39.00 /hr
    516 hours
    4.98
  2. Joe M.

    Joe M.

    Experienced PHP Coder

    Kenya - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I have 3 years experience in web development. I am skilled in PHP, HTML, CSS and jQuery. Recently, I have focused mainly on WordPress development. I also have experience in Photoshop, SQL and C++. Additionally, I am a good time manager and fluent in English. I'm not afraid to take a challenge. I always do my best and try to have fun while at it.

    $7.78 /hr
    1,637 hours
    4.90
  3. Billel H.

    Billel H.

    Master's Degree in Computer Science

    Algeria - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 2

    An outline of my skills and experiences will show what I have to offer, I am professional in: -Web Development : html5, xhtml, CSS, PHP, JavaScript , jQuery, Resposnive Web Design, SEO, xml, ASP.NET using C# and VB -Integrated development environment (IDE): Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Netbeans, Eclipse, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6. -Database: SQL, SQL server 2008R2, MySQL, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL and Data warehouse. -Programming language: C# ,java , python, Visual Basic, C++. -Office Suite: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook), SharePoint. -Design and Multimedia: Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (Photoshop and Acrobat X Pro). -Operating System: Windows(XP, Vista, 7,8), Linux(Ubuntu, Red Hat), IOS. -Networking: Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) model, LAN, VLAN, WAN, DNS, DHCP, switch, Access point and Router Configuration. -Modeling language : Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Merise. -Architecture and Mechanical engineering: Technical drawing, Architectural drawing. -Management: Human Resource management. -languages: English, French and Arabic. I am at your disposal to DO THE BEST.

    $25.00 /hr
    82 hours
    4.79
  4. 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!

    $30.00 /hr
    83 hours
    4.98
  5. Saranya Elanchezhian

    Saranya Elanchezhian

    Expert in dataentry/Article writing/wordpress/HTML/Proofreading

    India - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

    I'm a communicator, and the sincerity that emanates from what I say can be heard and felt. I have had extensive experience in dealing with customers and clients in various fields like retail, customer service, training, quality assurance, account management, and business development. English communication skills is my forte and I believe this is my ticket to accomplish tasks asked of me. Writing and speaking are both interests and talents. All the above, plus my good work ethic, will certainly appeal to people who would want detail and timeliness in the work they want done. i am an exceedingly hard-working and dedicated human being. Apart from this I am also versatile and love to handle new challenges that life throws at me. I have been a virtual assistant for five years already, and wit great success, which shows my dedication.

    $3.33 /hr
    152 hours
    5.00
  6. 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

    $24.00 /hr
    687 hours
    4.78
  7. Jessica D.

    Jessica D.

    Comprehensive Editing, Proofreading and Spinning Services

    United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    My main focus is on editing. I have extensive experience in proofreading and editing for grammatical, syntax and spelling errors in written content and currently do so for a variety of clients. I have a firm grasp on rewriting articles in spin syntax, and have the ability to spin content either manually or through TBS software, depending on preference. Either way, I can assure it will be done with an outstanding degree of human readability. I also have experience in creating content based on web research within a rigid set of guidelines in SEO format for a high-profile client. Current projects include providing image moderation services for use in sponsored ad campaigns, as well as tagging objects within images with similar products in a variety of fashion-centric interactive web advertisements. Other noteworthy skills include a strong knowledge of AP guidelines within the context of titles. I have in-depth knowledge of: - Microsoft Word - Microsoft Excel - Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Lightroom - The Best Spinner Topics of expertise include photography, technology, graphic design, fiber crafts, and parenting.

    $14.44 /hr
    3,882 hours
    5.00
  8. Chielo F.

    Chielo F.

    Data Entry Expert/ Technical /Customer Support/ Manual QA for Websites

    Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    My experiences include the following: * BPO Inbound Agent * Credits and Collections for a Utility Account in Canada * Chat Support (technical, billing, customer service, and sales) catering US. * Technical Assistance for Internet, Cable, and Phone Service * Request Verification * Proofreading * Facebook Manager for Ads * Phone Representative for a Lawn Firm attending to personal injury cases * Google Speech Recognition * Project Manager/ Website QA/Office Assistant Tools I was able to work with include the following: Asana Google Docs, Drive Dropbox WordPress cPanel X Softfon I would love to succeed in an environment of growth and excellence and earn a job which provides me job Satisfaction and self development. And help me achieve personal as well as organizational goals. I’m hoping that my personal profile satisfies your criteria on selecting your preferred employee for the job.

    $10.00 /hr
    1,389 hours
    4.70
  9. Diana M.

    Diana M.

    Front-End Developer, Translator, Transcriber

    Romania - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    I finish every task I take on, to the exact specifications of my clients. I have worked in the past with English transcriptions, outside of Elance, for translation purposes. I've transcribed audios which included individuals from Germany, Texas, India and so on, so accents are not a problem! I am happy to translate any text from English to Romanian, or vice-versa. I am an organized person, with high attention to details, if need be. In my free time I also do CV screening and interviewing of candidates for NGOs and some small companies.

    $15.00 /hr
    22 hours
    5.00
  10. Alexander G.

    Alexander G.

    Web Developer ( PHP / JavaScript / jQuery / MySQL / PostgreSQL )

    Russia - Tests: 4

    My overall experience in software development is about 8 years. I have experience in WMS/ERP software development, its rapid deployment and a Web Development, including "high availability" projects. My last "high availability"/"high load" web project (PPC advertising network) handles about 1.5 bln requests per 24h and has 36 servers. Mostly I specialize in backend development using C/C++ (Linux OS), PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle DB but I would highly accept frontend development jobs. My first business rule is to make my customer happy and I'm always open to challenging tasks and a new long-term business relationships.. I am new here as a freelancer, and very keen on building a portfolio of work. I would appreciate any opportunities of work.

    $27.78 /hr
    271 hours
    5.00