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  1. Danielle A.

    Danielle A.

    English-Portuguese Translator, IT/Journalistic Background

    Portugal - Last active: 12/25/2014 - Tests: 2

    Native Brazilian Portuguese speaker and Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English and Portuguese, working as a freelance translator full-time since 2003. I specialize in IT and Software Localization. My clients include Avaya, Avira, Dell, Disney, HP, Motorola, Symantec, Vestas, Warner, Xerox, and many others.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $40.00 /hr
    2,861 hours
    4.99
  2. Dayle S.

    Dayle S.

    Creative Writer and Editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day 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
    4.87
  3. Pedro Figliolia

    Pedro Figliolia

    IT & Linguist | Translator and Game Localizer | PT-BR

    Brazil - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    Pedro Figliolia, native Brazilian, is a professional translator and localizer of games, articles, technical and literary texts. Graduated in Languages, Linguistics and Literature, in 2013, and Information Systems, in 2008, both from the State University of São Paulo (UNESP). He is a talented and resourceful full-time translator who provides an accurate and reliable work, respecting the client's confidentiality and having quality as principle. He's innovative, adaptable, open to communication and able to offer support as needed. Languages: Portuguese (BR) – Native; English – Proficient; French – Proficient. Areas of expertise: • Translation; • Localization; • Proofreading; • Transcription (audio and video); • Subtitling (captioning). Personal skills and competences: • Attentive proofreader; • Customer focused; • Detail oriented; • Excellent communication and social skills; • Highly skilled with computers (IT degree); • Well organized. Please, check my portfolio for sample translations and feel free to contact me. CV available upon request.

    $15.00 /hr
    1 hours
    4.95
  4. Anton M.

    Anton M.

    Java/Android developer with QA experience

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Over the past 6 years, worked with a number of startups and small businesses, first as a quality assurance engineer, and recently as a Java developer. I have tested websites, as well as desktop and mobile apps, all in an Agile environment. I have also developed desktop and Android apps, utilizing Java, Swing, SQL (MySQL and SQlite), JSON and REST. I am seeking an opportunity to build software from the ground for you and your business. I also have some experience in the following areas: — Android (4.x): Fragments API, Location and Sensors API, SQLite, UI, Services, Maps, admob, etc; — Java Core: Java Core, Multithreading, Collections API, etc; — Frameworks: Eclipse RCP, JUnit; — Core web: XML, JSON, HTML/CSS, JavaScript; — IDE: Eclipse; — OS: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X; — VCS: Git, Mercurial, SVN; — Bug/Issue trackers: Jira; — SQL; — UML. — Software localization (Russian-English and vice-versa);

    $8.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Tom S.

    Tom S. Agency Contractor

    Mathematician, Programmer and Translator

    Germany - Last active: 1 day ago - 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

    $24.00 /hr
    660 hours
    4.78
  6. 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
  7. Natalie Ballard

    Natalie Ballard

    Director/ Graphic Designer/Illustrator with significant experience

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 9

    Over the past 13 years I have gained experience in a wide range of design regimen - ranging from contemporary portraiture photography to interactive andl print based media. My portfolio includes a variety of print material including packaging design and labelling, data based publishing for travel brochures, executive brochures featuring a range of effects and finishes (spot UV, embossing, die cutting, metallic inks, translucent materials), in addition to complete start up packages for many small and medium enterprises. I have now launched my own company with a specialism in all forms of digital publishing - eBooks, apps and digital magazines with well known clients all over the world. Over the past 13 years, I have also simultaneous designed and implemented websites for my clients. My current focus is on the accessibility of internet media (which is often ignored by other designers) for both disadvantaged users and also those on handheld and mobile platforms. I have also previously undertaken commissioned artwork and portraiture, and have a keen interest in fantasy art. In addition, I also utilise a variety of handicrafts within my artwork and have skills ranging from flower arranging to jewellery making, and sell my own range of handmade cards.

    $33.33 /hr
    884 hours
    4.99
  8. Roberto mijail F.

    Mexico - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a freelance translator, writer, proofreader and editor who excels both at the english and spanish languages. I am therefore looking for opportunities in these areas. I have experience both in business and literature (prose and poetry) texts. I´ve had brief experience as a business magazine editor (2 months) and as an english teacher (6 months). I have scored 930 points out of 990 at the TOEIC exam, and I am in the process of applying for a TKT exam (so far, there´s been too many applicants).

    $10.00 /hr
    1,077 hours
    5.00
  9. Ender Harris

    Ender Harris Agency Contractor

    Former LA Times Editor & Award-Winning Writer and Reporter

    United States - Last active: 11/13/2014 - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 11

    I wish I was good at baseball...but I'm not. I'm good at writing and editing. I mean really good. I mean Derek Jeter good. So, while it was not my destiny to play shortstop for The New York Yankees, it may indeed be in our future for me to work for you. I'm a top-notch proofreader, one of the best you'll meet. My bona fides come from The Los Angeles Times -- where I worked as an award-winning writer and editor -- to the halls of academia, where I taught writing and editing to young minds in the SUNY system. I'm also a fast and flexible writer, having cut my teeth on daily newspaper journalism in the big leagues while expanding my creative ouvre to everything from comic books and screenplays to travel books and law review articles. Should I mention that I've interviewed world leaders? You probably don't care, you just want to hire someone who's going to knock it out of the park for you. I could tell you that my writing is gangbusters, but that's something you can click on the portfolio links about and find out for yourself. My rates may be a little higher than others, but quite seriously, you get what you pay for. You're not just hiring me for my considerable skills to make your project golden, you're paying for peace of mind in knowing that it's going to be polished, prompt and perfect. I work on both hourly and flat-rate projects, and short deadlines are a specialty, so contact me to discuss your writing and editing needs, whether it's for something ongoing or urgent.

    Associated with: The Titan Group

    $40.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.55