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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

Al Christopher Mendoza

Al Christopher Mendoza

Marketing Writing & Editorial Consultant

Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

I am a Marketing Writing & Editorial Consultant providing content writing, editing, and proofreading services in various topics and content types, from marketing collateral to technical documents. I author thought leadership, white papers, company reports, case studies, marketing blog, and other marketing collateral. I create user manuals, how-to guides, handbooks, and training materials for processes and tools. I review content to ensure consistency in language, in-house style, and templates. I assess all necessary elements for the type of content (that it should be clear, succinct, engaging, and original for creative work; that it should be geared toward target audience, formal in tone, factual and accurate for scholarly work; with sound spelling, punctuation, and grammar). Whenever appropriate, I suggest industry-best publishing practices to clients (these practices include the use of style guide for consistency, sharing of useful reference materials for writing and editing different types of content). When it comes to overall experience, I have 8+ years of combined practice in digital marketing, technical communication, print journalism, public relations, and creative writing. I have worked on different projects, ranging from educational materials to literary content, marketing pieces and feature articles, and technical information development projects. I’d also been exposed to editing international standards written by authors in various fields, such as information delivery, engineering, chemistry, physics, and language. Having worked in different industries―including the newspapers, knowledge process outsourcing companies, and shared services of organizations in the U.S., Germany, and Switzerland―I have acquired an in-depth background in quality assurance, training and mentoring, leadership, and editorial team management. I provide consulting services both in writing and editing.

$40.00 /hr
75 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

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

Alfred Lagmay

Alfred Lagmay

Top Web Researcher, Database Admin and English / German Translator

Philippines - Tests: 7

Translation services between English and German in both directions. Übersetzungen zwischen Deutscher und Englischer Sprache, in beide Richtungen. 30 years of translation experience while worked at many different entities. Current contractual employment is for the Regional Trial courts at my living area in the Philippines. 30 Jahre Erfahrung wurde gesammelt bei Arbeit in verschiedenen Positionen. Derzeit übersetze ich für das Kreisgericht im Bezirk meines Wohnsitzes in den Philippinen. I am actually natively speaking BOTH languages since I grew up in Austria, as part of a multilingual family. Translation between both languages comes to me as natural as humanly possible. Eigentlich spreche ich Englisch und Deutsch als Muttersprache da ich einerseits in Österreich aber andererseits in einer mehr-sprachigen Familie aufgewachsen bin. Commercial English and German translation specialist, having studied at the Vienna-Austria Humboldt languages and linguistic institute. Geschäftliches oder Kommerzielles Englisch und Deutsch habe ich zusätzlich am Humboldt Institut für Sprachwissenschaft in Wien, Österreich studiert. Technical English and German was acquired due to my Bachelor in Technical Informatik and my Masters in Technical Informatik, both at the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria. Technisches Englisch und Deutsch habe ich mir während meines Studiums für Informatik und Masters in Informatik, beide an der Universität für Technologie in Wien, angeeignet. Database Administrator, Research and Data Entry. Ich bin auch als Datenbank Administrator und in den Richtungen Forschung und Daten Operation tätig. With my best regards, Engr. Alfred O. Lagmay

$27.78 /hr
5,065 hours

Renson K.

Renson K.

SEO expert

Kenya - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 8

SEO is the blood and life of your online activity. Be it online marketing, reputation management, social media publicity, website audit, and analysis of online performance, I am the person you seek. With over five years of experience, I guarantee to deliver real Returns On Investment. In addition to skill, I bring onboard handwork. As you might know handwork always beats talent and skill when they don't work hard. Get in touch and allow me to show you what I can do...You will be Amazed!

67% Job Success
$7.00 /hr
713 hours