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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 - Last active: 1 day ago - 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
    382 hours
    4.98
  2. Billel H.

    Billel H.

    Master's Degree in Computer Science

    Algeria - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 1

    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
  3. Kane McConnell

    Kane McConnell

    Experience-Rich Entrepreneur

    United States - Last active: 01/01/2014 - Tests: 4

    Kane McConnell is an entrepreneur with years of experience in corporate leadership, business development, supply chain management, and IT development.

    $75.00 /hr
    3 hours
    5.00
  4. Alessandra R.

    Alessandra R.

    Experienced freelance translator, transcriber and subtitler

    Italy - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 9

    I'm a South African born native speaking Italian. My translation experience started 6 years ago transcribing, translating and subtitling Youtube video content (conferences, news reports and interviews), motivated by a personal interest in alternative history, media, humanities and activism. For the past two years I have been working on demand as a translator/subtitler in the network marketing field for a translation agency commissioned by health and wellness multimillion dollars direct sales companies. I am seeking for new information fronts and subjects to work on. TRANSLATIONS: I can provide the best translation results in the following areas: network marketing, media, games, computer software, history, psychology, science, education and literature. My language pair is English-Italian and all my translations are 100% original. I am also familiar with Google's Translator Toolkit for editing and readjusting machine translated material. SUBTITLES: I work mainly with .srt and .ssa subtitle file formats. I can synchronize audio and subtitles perfectly. SOFTWARE EQUIPMENT: Video editing and subtitles: Camtasia Studio 7.1 - Subtitle Workshop 4.0 - Windows Movie Maker - VirtualDub 1.9.8; Audio transcriptions: Chronotron Pro 2.2.1 for WinAmp; Graphics and design: Pop Art Studio 5.3.

    $12.00 /hr
    29 hours
    4.91
  5. Alexander G.

    Alexander G.

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

    Russia - Last active: 1 day ago - 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
    187 hours
    5.00
  6. Dayle S.

    Dayle S.

    Creative Writer and Editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3

    Working for over 5 years as a Creative Writer and Editor has given me the experience and skill required to masterfully weave words into engaging content. Whether this is by ghost writing an eBook for you, promoting your products and ideas, or going through your work to ensure that it's the best it could possibly be—I am your writer. When you choose me as your pen I guarantee nothing less than absolute satisfaction and deadline-beating dedication, producing only the highest standards of writing. My summarized skills and experience: - 5+ Years experience covering a wide variety of writing topics and tasks. - Extensive experience in brainstorming, writing, editing, formatting and producing creative texts. - Ghostwritten on 50+ projects, with a large number of complete E-books in a range of genres. - Personal guarantee on completion of projects before deadlines and to an extremely high quality of writing in terms of content, grammar and spelling. - Proficient on social media platforms. - Experience in writing my own Science Fiction novel. I am very open to in-depth collaboration with my clients and implore you to contact me personally if you have a specific request for a project. I want to use my skills to make your projects or work really shine, and I'm dedicated to bringing fantastic content to the world. Please see my portfolio and work history for examples of my work and testimonials from satisfied clients.

    $18.00 /hr
    27 hours
    4.83
  7. Abdullah Mansoor

    Abdullah Mansoor

    Expert Wordpress Designer, Experienced Writer and Editor

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    I am currently enrolled in a BBA (Hons) degree, majoring in Finance and minoring in Environmental Policy. Due to my massive involvement in debates, I happen to possess exceptional communication as well as writing and researching skills. I part-time work as an academic writer, having written dissertations for international students worth 15,000 words and more. Therefore, if you want anything done related to web or writing, I'm the person you want to work with. I am extremely responsible with deadlines and tend to do a better job because I'm a perfectionist by nature.

    $13.50 /hr
    0 hours
    4.97
  8. Andrew Mckeever

    Andrew Mckeever

    Transcription Data and Research Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 2

    With over 14 years of experience in Project Management, Office Management, Event Planning, Data Entry, General Legal and Medical Transcription, Technical Writing, Travel Writing, and Laboratory Research, I am very experienced, dedicated, methodical, and professional. I am now semi-retired and living in the Philippines which gives me copious amounts of free time to work as a freelancer. I deliver very high quality work in a short period of time and you will not be disappointed in the value that you get when using me for all of your needs. Degree: MS Mechanical Engineering WPM: 75 Hours available per day: 12-16 Organization Membership: TORR High IQ Society

    $8.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.98
  9. Jennifer W.

    Jennifer W.

    Business Consultant| Website Developer| Marketer|Entreprenuer

    United States - Last active: 12/17/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    Affordable and Professional Business Solutions for businesses and entrepreneurs, with over 20 years of experience in the business world, taking pride in my work and providing 110% of my time and support to my clients. 20 years of experience as an executive administrative assistant, project and business management. Jennifer is a talented website, graphics designer, SEO, social media expert and marketer with over 15 years of experience in the design field. She also has over 10 years of experience as a writer, who can write about any topic. I can also write press releases as well. Jennifer has taken these talents and years of experience to provide business consulting to other businesses and entrepreneurs. As a business consultant I love to see businesses succeed and I love to help them make better decisions, help them come up with better strategies which interns helps them to make more profits. You are looking at a creative, organized individual who is an independent thinker, organized, professional, trustworthy partner. If you are looking for a professional with these qualities and a long term partner look no further I am your person. I am worth my rate with over 20 years of combined experiences in many fields. I am from the united states and read, speak and spell in English. I am available during normal business hours of 8-6 pm Monday- Friday. If you want professional quality work you would look no further and hire me. I am looking for a long term relationship with the right clients. Please take a look at all of my skills available on my profile.

    $65.00 /hr
    67 hours
    4.80
  10. Bernard M.

    Bernard M.

    Social media manager

    United Kingdom - Last active: 10/11/2012 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    I work in the social media team of one of the UK's biggest charities. I take a creative lead on social media campaigns for the main Facebook and Twitter pages to maximise their impact and supporter engagement. I develop and deliver training sessions for teams across the organisation. My job involves planning content and curating engagement on our Facebook page with 535,000 followers as well as our Twitter account with 192,000 followers (as of November 2014). I am also involved in the management of charity's presence on Vine, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

    $39.00 /hr
    12 hours
    5.00