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  1. Cole Reibin

    Cole Reibin

    Quick & Reliable Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 26

    100% English speaker with a B.S Degree in Computer Science, Applied Computer Graphic concentration and over 8+ years in Graphic Design, specializes in designing: Postcards, flyers, banners, coupons, signs, door magnets, info-graphics, brochures, templates, and much more! My number one priority is making sure your needs have been met or exceeded. The quality of work I create is of the utmost importance, and I don't stop a project until you are completely satisfied! I also have an exceptionally fast turnover rate with many projects being completed within just 2-3 days. Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope to hear from you soon! Sincerely, Cole Reibin

    $25.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.72
  2. RICHMOND JOHN TABUENA

    RICHMOND JOHN TABUENA

    Data Entry, Researcher,Virtual assistant, Encoder, gamer, game-testing

    Philippines - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 5

    Looking for a job where i can use my educational qualification and convert my theoretical knowledge into practical work through which I hope to achieve professional growth and also be of help to the company in reaching its goals.

    $3.33 /hr
    1,528 hours
    0.00
  3. Paul Franzen

    Paul Franzen

    Writer and designer of fine videogames

    United States - Last active: 09/02/2014 - Tests: 1

    Hi! I'm Paul. I’m an independent videogame writer, designer, and editor/proofreader. I've worked on a variety of indie titles in a variety of roles, including: - Writing and designing Life in the Dorms, an Xbox 360 adventure game - Writing and designing Harvest, an upcoming PC adventure game - Editing the English-language localization of Daedalic Entertainment's The Night of the Rabbit - Proofreading other indie titles, including Gray, Anna's Quest, and Quiz Master Zero and the Silky Road - Providing PR and R&D work for Pixel Rampage's Gridiron Heroes I was also Editor-in-Chief of GameCola.net for 11 years, before deciding to devote myself more fully to indie game development. For more, please check out my blog and work portfolio at www.paulmfranzen.com

    $33.33 /hr
    15 hours
    5.00
  4. Aida Blanco

    Aida Blanco

    Proofreader, content and creative writen in Spanish, translator

    Germany - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    I’m Aida. I´m Spanish native speaker from Madrid. I´m Spanish language expert with a Spanish Philology Degree and specialized studies in my area. I’m also an avid reader and author. I have proven and large experience (more than 10 years) in these areas: Proofreading/Editor/ Content Writing/Translation (English into Spanish). I have writen for my clients Ebooks, essays, articles, etc., and I have higly write and proofread skills. I've worked with different companies, publishers and particulars and all of them were satisfied with my work. Examples of employers: Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico, Scoops, Susaeta editorial, Servilibro, Corpus Diacrónico del Español (CORDE/CREA), Lotfi el Gandouri, José Manuel Blanco and more. I considered myself responsible, proactive and commited to my clients needs, and of course my goal is always help my clients and doing my best in the projects.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Bolaji O.

    Bolaji O.

    Professional Writer/ Editor/Journalist

    Australia - Last active: 27 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    Creative writing. Copywriting. Journalism. Proofreading/Editing. Marketing communications. Project management. Media consulting. Business consulting. Creative direction. Award-winning writer. I'm particularly interested in writing for film, TV, video and game development. I'm also looking to edit and polish book manuscripts to perfection. I have a thorough grasp of plot elements and how they should come together to make compelling, compulsive reading. Try me.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
    4.87
  6. Lina Chern

    Lina Chern

    Writer / Editor / Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 10/07/2013 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

    I am ... ...a seasoned writer, editor, and creative content developer. ...a published author and poet. ...an experienced project manager. ...a native speaker of English and Russian. ...experienced with literary publishing, children's books, educational toys, game design, marketing communications, television and more. I am looking for work as an editor, writer, proofreader, translator, or any combination of the above skills and experience. Please explore my portfolio for a better sense of my abilities. Thank you!

    $18.89 /hr
    8 hours
    5.00
  7. Ryan patrick J.

    Ryan patrick J. Agency Contractor

    encoder

    Philippines - Last active: 12/17/2013 - Tests: 3

    ive had the chance to work in a bpo where we had to take care of our customers and inquiries by giving them the information that they are looking for and at the same time keeping them in the company and thats all in front of the computer so we had to do a lot of multi tasking skill in which i could contribute in this line of business.customer satisfaction is one of key factors that ive learned in bpo

    Associated with: Uno

    $3.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Ariane A

    Ariane A

    Expert Writer / Professional Voice Talent / Creatives Associate

    Philippines - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6

    Ariane is a proficient writer who can adapt to both creative and technical projects. She has experience in corporate, academic and media writing, and is well-versed in marketing, public relations, SEO and social media. Backed up by a B.A. in Communication Arts, 3 years in the field of freelancing, and 2 years in corporate communications, she is more than ready and capable for your writing, layouting and voice talent needs. -- Ariane is also a professional voice talent whose voice has been featured in various radio and television commercials in the Philippines. She has also done automated phone prompts for some of the biggest companies in Manila. Using her excellent English skills, she speaks fluently and passionately, and is flexible enough to do both character and announcer roles.

    $17.00 /hr
    1,707 hours
    4.94
  9. Bonnielou Bugas

    Bonnielou Bugas

    Interior Designer, Certified Customer Service & Support, Game Tester

    Philippines - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    A 34 year old, Interior Designer in the Philippines; committed, hard-working, results oriented, well organized with over 7 years experience in the fields of Customer Service, Private Home Designing, Commercial Designing, Landscaping, AutoCad Drawing and 3D Studio Max Designing. I am looking for opportunities to utilize my skills and professionalism. I am very proficient of using MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint and Windows based Operating System. Computer efficient with a 50wpm, able to apply Data Entry and other administrative skills.

    $7.78 /hr
    2,448 hours
    4.94
  10. Dayle S.

    Dayle S.

    Creative Writer | Proofreader & Editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    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
    4.88