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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.

100% Job Success
$7.78 /hr
1,673 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

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

Emily Jones

Emily Jones

Proofreader - Project Manager - Copy Editor

United States - Tests: 4

Over the last 10+ years, I have written and edited countless articles and blog posts on a freelance basis and have been involved in ghostwriting, proofreading, and co-authoring ebooks, technical manuals, and team education materials. I have extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing a team and I am currently seeking new engagements that will allow me to use my editing and supervisory skills to bring both clients and projects to your organization. I am dedicated to my projects and my teams and it is my mission to exceed my clients' expectations.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
2,613 hours

Maribeth Villon

Maribeth Villon

Team Manager/Proofreader

Philippines - Tests: 9

Over the past two (2) years, I've handled a team of proofreaders and website curators. This team consists of 17 members, who are performing various tasks that basically involve data entry and post editing. As a team leader, my tasks are as follows: - give reviews/feedback of my members' work - conduct monthly meetings with the team via Google Hangout or Skype - create month-end and quarterly review reports - make weekly updates and 5/15 reports to the management team - guide the members towards the accomplishment of various special projects for the company My stint as a team manager has honed my skills: leadership, communication and interpersonal (albeit virtual). I can make things happen! :) P.S. More information about my current job will only be disclosed in a formal interview.

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
3,704 hours

Enid W.

Enid W.

PHP/html Coder

United States - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 1

My specialty is transforming your visual design into web elements (graphics, navigation, layout) and applying them to a website framework such as WordPress, X-Cart, or CMS Made Simple. I am a problem solver with high attention to detail and a great sense for correcting poor web design! I position myself more toward the developer side than the designer side, but I have a good eye for things that need fixing, and can come up with ideas for improvement. I know my way around PHP/MySQL but I'm still learning how to write original PHP code. I continually increase my skills by tackling the challenges presented by new projects. My current work hours are limited. I check email every day. I am a native English speaker. Once hired, I am available by email, phone and Skype.

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
871 hours

Ignacio M.

Ignacio M.

Spanish translator (from English, German and French)

Spain - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

I have years of experience translating from English, French and German to Spanish. In addition to my background in translation, I have a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, which allows me to translate both financial content (like Forex and academic finance) and marketing, including localizing SEO, SEM, ASO and marketing translations. I can translate code (XML, HTML, Python, Poedit, Wordpress), as coding is a hobby of mine. I have experience working repeatedly for companies like Amazon, eBay, Pergo, Sony or Wordreference. I own copies of MS Office 2007 and Trados 2011. I can work with new software on demand. My quality is top notch and I've never missed a deadline.

100% Job Success
$17.78 /hr
799 hours

Martina edda D.

Martina edda D.

Italian Freelance Translator and Writer

Italy - Tests: 7

I was born in Italy and i have always studied and practiced english since i was a child, so this gave me the possibility to do some work online as a translator and i also got a certification by Trinity in grade 7. I have also worked as an interpreter for some conventions in my country, where i had to translate from italian to english and from english to italian. I love writing, especially about fashion, travelling and beauty world. When i start a job i always try to do my best and to satisfy all of the clients' requests, this is one of the most important things to me. I am very good at translating, proof reading and writing.

100% Job Success
$7.78 /hr
79 hours

Diah A.

Diah A.

English-Indonesian/javanese Translator, F/P Designer, Web Research

Indonesia - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 10

English-Indonesian/Javanese Translator/Transcriber, Fashion Design / Pattern Maker, Graphics Designer / Image Editing / Remove Background Web Research / Data Entry Social Media Manager ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, I was born in Yogyakarta, Central Java, and now I live and work in Indonesia. As a native I can help you to transcribe or proofreading Indonesian and Javanese language, or translation English into Indonesian and Javanese. If you need help from native Indonesian in order to accomplish your project, i believe i can help you. I have bachelor degree of law and now i'm on my way finishing my master thesis in Chief Information Officer Program. My current job is working as an auditor for government institution. As an auditor, beside public accounting, I'm familiar using ms excel, ms word, powerpoint and also good in data entry, and translating English to Indonesia in financial term. This current job sometimes make me have to travel all around Indonesia, especially east Indonesia. As a creative person, I also like doing some creative work like drawing, fashion designing, pattern making, editing in photoshop or coreldraw, and writing in bahasa Indonesia. I really appreciate that you have spending your time reading my profile. Thank you.

92% Job Success
$9.00 /hr
71 hours

Ramiro Yaben

Ramiro Yaben

English-Spanish Translator specialized in Apps and Web Content

Argentina - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 2

Professional freelancer from Argentina, skilled in translating, but also writing and proofreading. More than 20 passed tests in Upwork. Fluent in English (Duolingo Proficiency Exam successfully passed with 10/10), and native Spanish speaker, can efficiently translate to these languages. A wide experience backed by more than 75 successful jobs in Upwork. Amateur writer with more than 15 texts published, and experienced in this platform with content writing and article writing jobs. Programming knowledge, in Visual Basic and Visual Basic .NET. Went to Escuela Superior de Comercio Carlos Pellegrini, one of the most important in Argentina. Studied English at Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesa. Currently studying Political Science at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), renowned college of Latin America. I aim to work on interesting jobs and tasks that require my language knowledge, but also in those that aren't very complex or tricky; I'm highly efficient working on simple texts (for example from apps, websites, software, articles, books, blogs and related) and that is my main preference while taking and applying in a job. I will always turn around good quality work, within the defined deadline, and I'm open to comments, questions and critics everytime. I'm a very reliable, responsible, dedicated, experienced and comprehensive person, also when comes to personal difficulties, and I expect the same from my clients. I'm a proud to tell that thanks to Upwork I was able to be the official Spanish translator for Chatous, Kiwi Q&A and Crossfader apps, blogger for HoyEnTec, and data input manager at Jot Internet Media S.L. As a proof of my knowledge, you can see some of my passed tests in Upwork: - 5.00/5.00 in Spanish Spelling Skills Test (1st Place in Upwork) - 4.65/5.00 in English to Spanish Translation Test (Top 10%) - 3.40/5.00 in Spanish Proofreading Skills (Top 10%) - 4.40/5.00 in U.S. English Basic Skills (Top 10%) - 4.50/5.00 in Spanish Grammar Test (Top 10%) - 4.25/5.00 in Spanish To English Translation Skills Test - 3.60/5.00 in Content Writing Skills Test (Top 10%) - 4.25/5.00 in Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version) (Top 20%) - 2.75/5.00 in UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style) (Top 20%) - 4.90/5.00 in English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) (Top 20%) - 4.60/5.00 in Spanish Word Usage Test (Top 20%) In programming tests: - 3.00/5.00 in Visual Basic 6 Test (Top 20%). Thanks for reading and hope you contact me! Ramiro

99% Job Success
$12.50 /hr
162 hours