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Diego Augusto De Faria Barros

Diego Augusto De Faria Barros

Developer & Translator

Brazil - Tests: 10

I have experience in Computer Science with emphasis in Information Systems, specially on the following topics: Design and development of systems (implementation, analysis and design), databases and information processing. I Also, do translations and proofreading of English and Portuguese texts.

98% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
515 hours

Al Christopher Mendoza

Al Christopher Mendoza

Marketing Writing & Editorial Consultant

Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

I am a Marketing Writing & Editorial Consultant providing content writing, editing, and proofreading services in various topics and content types, from marketing collateral to technical documents. I author thought leadership, white papers, company reports, case studies, marketing blog, and other marketing collateral. I create user manuals, how-to guides, handbooks, and training materials for processes and tools. I review content to ensure consistency in language, in-house style, and templates. I assess all necessary elements for the type of content (that it should be clear, succinct, engaging, and original for creative work; that it should be geared toward target audience, formal in tone, factual and accurate for scholarly work; with sound spelling, punctuation, and grammar). Whenever appropriate, I suggest industry-best publishing practices to clients (these practices include the use of style guide for consistency, sharing of useful reference materials for writing and editing different types of content). When it comes to overall experience, I have 8+ years of combined practice in digital marketing, technical communication, print journalism, public relations, and creative writing. I have worked on different projects, ranging from educational materials to literary content, marketing pieces and feature articles, and technical information development projects. I’d also been exposed to editing international standards written by authors in various fields, such as information delivery, engineering, chemistry, physics, and language. Having worked in different industries―including the newspapers, knowledge process outsourcing companies, and shared services of organizations in the U.S., Germany, and Switzerland―I have acquired an in-depth background in quality assurance, training and mentoring, leadership, and editorial team management. I provide consulting services both in writing and editing.

$40.00 /hr
75 hours

João Silva

João Silva

Proofreader/Translator/Content Creator

Portugal - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

I am a Proofreader, Translator (English<->Portuguese) and a content creator in Sports, Tech Industry and Law. I started learning English when I was 7 years old until I was 19 and now I use it in my daily life, either for studying or reading. I have 12 years of experience in learning Portuguese. I am currently finishing my Master's in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. What do you get from me: -High quality work -No spelling errors -On-time deliveries You can also check my website on Feel free to contact me!

100% Job Success
$8.50 /hr
33 hours

Vanessa W.

Vanessa W.

Administrative assistant; Proofreader

United States - Tests: 12

Over the past 20 years, I have worked in office assistant/managerial roles that demanded accuracy, ability to multitask to ensure timely and quality product, and paying close attention to detail. I am offering highly accurate and efficient performance whilst responding to the needs and requirements of any buyer thus providing a sense of accomplishment for both of us once goals have been met.

$11.11 /hr
1,349 hours

Nenad Arsovski

Nenad Arsovski

Data Entry Specialist/Web Research/Business Services

Macedonia - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

I can say for myself that I am providing excellent service with timely and accurate results. I have multiple skills for administrative support, business services and marketing. Also a data entry lover with 50-60 WPM. My top priority is client satisfaction and quality work. I speak fluent English, Serbian and Croatian.

83% Job Success
$7.00 /hr
14 hours

Redentor Barroba

Redentor Barroba

Real Estate Researcher | Data Entry Specialist | Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 3

11 Years of experience in the field of data entry and web research is what I can offer to you. Great knowledge in Real Estate jobs, like researching agents and collecting information regarding various personnel. I also tried to be a Virtual Assistant and it improved my diction & accent to be able to speak English, more fluently. I am a working a year now in Odesk and I am proud to say that I have done so many successful jobs. And I'm really grateful to be a part of something important to you in the Business World. I can offer you the following: Data Entry (encode, collect, scrape) Web research Proofreading Virtual Assistant Pdf conversion to Ms Word 2003/2007 MS Excel 2003/2007 Google Docs Looking Forward to work with you :)

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
2,375 hours

Chrystal Mahan

Chrystal Mahan

MBA Professional

United States - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 9

For you, the client, I provide fast, quality work in Accounting/Bookkeeping with 20 years experience with an MBA. Court Transcription Proofreading and General Proofing, Website setup and design services. Data Entry, Virtual Assistance, Transcription, Social Media Marketing and Copywriting with 10 years experience. Experienced eBook Publisher.

58% Job Success
$18.00 /hr
69 hours

Stephan Hornick

Stephan Hornick

English-German-Japanese-Chinese Translator & Strategic Project Manager

Germany - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

I am a native German young professional translator with 8 years of translation and proofreading experience. I have a language, culture and IT magister degree (best 3%; remark: magister is a degree between master and doctor) and profound knowledge in a broad spectrum of fields (e.g. medicine, IT, computer linguistics, literature, teaching, politics, philosophy, mathematics, financing, physics and so on). I have further advanced skills in microsoft word, excel, access, open office, adobe photoshop, programming & webdesign in HTML, Basic, Java, Haskell, Lisp, ACT-R, project management, strategic management and so on. I have been living in Japan, China, US, UK and Colombia. I am accustomed with their cultural differences and use most of these languages daily. As a client, consider punctionality, thoroughness and a qualitatively high literal standard my three most important aspects of work as a translator. I would appreciate it very much, if you let me know from the start who is going to read the translation. Case by case, I will shift between technical translation and creative translation and adapt the language and the style accordingly. I am looking forward to your email.

$16.67 /hr
0 hours

Joe M.

Joe M.

IT Specialist

Israel - Tests: 7

With over 20 years experience in the IT/Internet & Multimedia fields, I am ready to undertake any challenge. My main specialties include: IT Project Management, IT & Network Infrastructure, Active Directory, SharePoint, MS Azure, E-commerce, eBay, Web Development, Wordpress, ,Graphic Design, English-Hebrew Translation, Web Research and Data Entry/Scraping/Mining Processes.

Groups: LoginRadius

100% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
739 hours