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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

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
161 hours

Adrian-Silviu Olar

Adrian-Silviu Olar

JAVA | Android Developer

Romania - Tests: 15 - Portfolio: 25

Are you seeking for professional help when it comes to the fields of computer science and programming? Your search is over because you have come across a hard working computer science graduate with over 2 years experience in OOP, JAVA programming language and Android. I am ready for it!

95% Job Success
$12.00 /hr
434 hours

Mikhail Z.

Mikhail Z.

Common Lisp Grandmaster

Russia - Tests: 6

Hands-on experience ranging from bash scripting to telecom and financial software, tools including but not limited to XML, Perl, PHP, C, C++, Java, Javascript, SQL, NoSQL (MongoDB), HTML/JavaScript, Node.JS, Tcl, AutoIt, Common Lisp, ExtJS, Windows Embedded, and virtualization. I'm interested in concrete, no-nonsense projects in software development. Preferably Common Lisp. Alternatively, long running technical writing or scriptwriting projects may be of interest.

$35.00 /hr
0 hours

Victoria Kloppenburg

Victoria Kloppenburg Agency Contractor

Public English Translator


I am an Argentine Public English Translator graduated from the School of Languages of the National University of Córdoba, Argentina. As part of my studies, I received training in commercial, technical, scientific, journalistic and literary translation. My experience as translator for the School of Psychology of my university, and as a freelance translator for Argentine and international translation companies have qualified me to work at a very proffessional level.

Associated with: ERC

$30.00 /hr
0 hours

Barry O.

Barry O.


Ireland - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 3

I have over 10 years experience working with and designing office solutions using Excel, Access and Word. I combine strong technical skills with excellent customer service and always strive to meet customer expectations regarding specification and time. My particular strengths are in systems design, data modelling and automating processes within office environments. I am seeking opportunities to design customised Information Systems and Solutions using Excel, Access and Word for small to medium sized businesses.

83% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
642 hours

Med Dhaker Abdeljawed

Med Dhaker Abdeljawed

Mobile and Desktop App Developement, Translation

Tunisia - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I am a Mobile and Desktop App developer and designer , i worked for many Academic and professional projects, as I am a native arabic speaker, i speak english and french as well, over the last 4 years i translated a wide range of documents in legal, administrative, technical areas, i was also able to translate general topics, I am in charge of a blog about translation that i try to update regularly. My skills based on writing articles and translating technical and general documents. I can make transcription and voice dubbing as well, Beside that i am a java expert, i have a licence (equals bachelor) in computer science and softwares.

$6.00 /hr
0 hours

Angel García

Angel García

Excelent software developer with Java experience

Venezuela - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

My main goal is to complete jobs providing an excellent service, with professional results always on time. I am currently finishing my Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science. I have experience coding in Java / C# / PHP / C++ also in the development of webpages with HTML / CSS, developing algorithms, working with data structures, also with CMS ( Especially Drupal ) and with DBMS such as Oracle, Mysql and a little less in Postgresql. A side goal is to amplify my base of knowledge inside and outside my career.

$15.00 /hr
15 hours

Peter F.

Copy Editor/Proofreader/C++ Developer

Philippines - Tests: 10

For the past 14 years, I have been working as a copy editor/proofreader of scholarly articles written mostly by non-native English speakers. I also have some experience writing abstracts of business- and technology-oriented articles from newspapers and magazines. I am an independent software developer; C/C++ is my programming language of choice. I am also well versed in equation keying/typesetting using TeX/LaTeX, MathType/Equation Editor, or the Word 2007/2010 Equation Editor, or even MathML.

90% Job Success
$12.22 /hr
821 hours