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Stephan Hornick

Stephan Hornick

English-German-Japanese-Chinese Translator & Strategic Project Manager

Germany - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

I am a native German young professional translator with 8 years of translation and proofreading experience. I have a language, culture and IT magister degree (best 3%; remark: magister is a degree between master and doctor) and profound knowledge in a broad spectrum of fields (e.g. medicine, IT, computer linguistics, literature, teaching, politics, philosophy, mathematics, financing, physics and so on). I have further advanced skills in microsoft word, excel, access, open office, adobe photoshop, programming & webdesign in HTML, Basic, Java, Haskell, Lisp, ACT-R, project management, strategic management and so on. I have been living in Japan, China, US, UK and Colombia. I am accustomed with their cultural differences and use most of these languages daily. As a client, consider punctionality, thoroughness and a qualitatively high literal standard my three most important aspects of work as a translator. I would appreciate it very much, if you let me know from the start who is going to read the translation. Case by case, I will shift between technical translation and creative translation and adapt the language and the style accordingly. I am looking forward to your email.

$16.67 /hr
0 hours

Joe M.

Joe M.

IT Specialist

Israel - Tests: 7

With over 20 years experience in the IT/Internet & Multimedia fields, I am ready to undertake any challenge. My main specialties include: IT Project Management, IT & Network Infrastructure, Active Directory, SharePoint, MS Azure, E-commerce, eBay, Web Development, Wordpress, ,Graphic Design, English-Hebrew Translation, Web Research and Data Entry/Scraping/Mining Processes.

Groups: LoginRadius

100% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
739 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

Adri B.

Adri B.

Administrative Support/Wordpress/Translator/Google/Developer/SEO

Spain - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

I am here because I want to apply my knowledge to everybody, my objective is to make some extra money and learn more with the work that I love. I have experience and studies in Higher Level Management Systems and Network. I actually work with some Wordpress sites and I have experience in HTML, CSS, updating webiste content in general terms, Web Research and Data Entry and have experience with white hat SEO, off-page and on-page. I done translations from english to spanish about software,apps,websites...,so I am very capable to translate english to spanish perfectly.

100% Job Success
$13.50 /hr
91 hours

Kristina M.

Kristina M.

Project Manager and Virtual Assitant

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

I have more than half a decade's worth of experience with excellent proficiency in Agile project management in front-end web development, software development, content management, e-commerce, social media marketing, and ui/ux design. I am diligent, proactive and have an amazing attention to detail. I have worked as a project manager for a couple of companies. I was responsible for marketing different brands, companies and products that were the contractor's clients. From building a brand to creating a website to maintaining a healthy online marketing and presence were what I was hired to oversee. I have an English Degree but I am very passionate in tinkering websites, auditing a scrutinizing what needs to be improved for the brand become more marketable. I am very easy to work with. I say everything as it is, to the point and I do not like fluffing up progress reports. I think it is imperative to have an open and good communication with my team. I have worked on mobile and web apps in the past. Here's some of the industries I've worked on: - Web analytics - "AirBnB of project spaces" - Smart homes - eCommerce for a fashion retail company - Mobile bar company - Mobile app for prescriptions - eCommerce for a construction company - White hat-based Internet Marketing company name a few. If you think I'd be a great addition to your team, please let me know.

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
2,609 hours

Saad A.

Saad A.

Blog posts that actually increase traffic.

Pakistan - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

Despite my educational background in Computer Sciences, I realized that writing is one of the most beneficial outlets for my pent-up creative energy. Therefore, my portfolio consists of many blogs – personal and tech based. I have written for various companies and independent clients that wanted well developed, error free work in the minimum possible time. My area of expertise lies in analyzing technological trends, writing personal development blogs and product reviews Furthermore, I am a liberal minded individual which has enabled me to cultivate a more open and unique view on life. I strive hard which translates into me producing quality work, efficiently. Keeping in mind the importance of valuing and respecting a client’s opinion, I aim to give out stellar and satisfying services to those who hire me. Putting great emphasis on composition, punctuation and grammar, I ensure a seamless flow of ideas so that my work presents the client’s notions precisely and perfectly.

$25.00 /hr
0 hours

Saif Bin-Alam

Saif Bin-Alam Agency Contractor

WordPress Web Developer

Bangladesh - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

~Professional Experience: Currently, I am a freelance Web Designer, working on different marketplaces. Over the last 5 years of my life, I have been honing my biggest passion in life - Freelancing. Through time, my craft has transcended and made me earn reputable posts in university and local competitions I attended. I built a lot of websites using HTML 4.1, HTML5, CSS2, CSS3, WordPress, Twitter Bootstrap, etc. My experience with freelancing goes for almost 5 years now. Starting my career as a content writer, I have written hundreds of different articles on various technicalities. I am an certified writer, a wikipedian and have published many articles on other renowned websites. I am hard working and know how to honor agreements well. To my potential employers, I can assure a quality work done at the highest possible efficiency. I started creating websites 4 years ago and it has become a passion later on. Now, building website is a hobby and I pass my leisure time trying new features for websites! For gathering experience, I've worked as an SEO worker for a few website and as an SEO project manager for one. Therefore, I know the ins and outs of On-Page and Off-Page optimizations; and thus my website codes are always search engine friendly as I know what Google loves. I am currently working as a customer support agent for an automotive company. Previously worked for a programmers' forum, an IT company and an online MMO browser game. Also worked for a news agency. The bottom line is that, I love to build websites. I have built websites for IT firms, locksmiths, automotive companies, news agencies, etc. I love to work on WordPress & Opencart. I know these two open source web applications almost like my own fingertips.

Associated with: Designing Way Agency

65% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
212 hours

Helena B.

Helena B.

Communication Specialist/Writer

Sweden - Tests: 4

With 10 years experience of communication work for major international companies such as IKEA and ABB I have extensive knowledge of web communication, information strategies and marketing knowledge. I have for many years also had my own company as a journalist and written articles within various fields. Blog posts, scientific and/or entertaining - no article is a problem for me! I am professional with a natural eye for communication, presentation and the written as well as spoken word. I can help you with creating marketing plans, communications plans, usability friendly structures on your website as well as translations of various kinds. I also have many years of experience with and knowledge of SEO and link building. I take great pride in delivering quality work - on time, every time. Sound interesting? Feel free to contact me on O-Desk.

100% Job Success
$12.00 /hr
3,748 hours

Frances Nathalie Aucutt

Frances Nathalie Aucutt

Writer | digital:print

United Kingdom - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7 Writing wherever the wind takes me. I am an adaptable and professional, published freelance writer, producing effective and engaging copy for a range of platforms both on and off-line. I will enhance your brand's public image with powerful content that will make you want to sing your heart out. Attention to detail and an understanding of the time constraints often involved in work of this nature result in fresh, well crafted work, turned around quickly. I can write about a range of subjects with flair and confidence for websites, blogs, emailers, flyers, magazines, posters and newsletters in addition to being able to proof and edit existing copy. Portfolio: Education: BA (Hons) English Language & Literature (2006), University of Liverpool.

85% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
352 hours