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Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

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  1. Jovan Pehcevski

    Jovan Pehcevski

    Researcher, Academic/technical writer, Data and Information Scientist

    Macedonia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    As a PhD in Computer Science, I am an experienced researcher, academic writer and data and information scientist. Over the last 12 years I have gathered an extensive experience in practising and teaching the following computer science concepts: information retrieval, data mining, machine learning, database management systems using MySQL and Oracle, native XML databases using XML, DOM and SAX, web development techniques using (X)HMTL, DHTML, PHP, and MySQL, deploying web services and service oriented architectures, and tuning Apache web server for performance, security and caching. My core competency lies in academic research, data and information science, as well as writing, proofreading and editing of research papers and thesis of all academic levels. I am seeking opportunities to offer my rich professional and academic experience for the strategic growth and developmental needs of your business. My core research interests and strengths are as follows: - Focused information retrieval - Evaluation of focused and content-oriented XML retrieval - Entity retrieval and knowledge discovery - Data mining and big data analytics - Business intelligence and predictive analytics - Time-series data forecasting - Recommendation algorithms for social/news networking sites - Native XML databases, NoSQL and relational database systems - Web servers and web technologies - Web database applications and Internet programming - Web and enterprise security

    $66.67 /hr
    1,658 hours
    5.00
  2. Francesco Rho

    Francesco Rho

    Native Italian Translator/Reviewer

    Spain - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a native Italian translator/editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. I usually translate from English to Italian and from Spanish to Italian and I also work in editing, QA and testing. My fields of expertise are tourism, IT and technical, but I have translated also other kinds of texts. I am currently working for important agencies such as Lionbridge and for big accounts such as Toyota, Hitachi and Microsoft. I usually work with Trados (2009, 2007), TagEditor (8.0), SDLX (2007), WordFast Professional (2.4), Idiom Workbench, Translator Workspace, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals, oTranslators

    $27.78 /hr
    496 hours
    5.00
  3. Enid W.

    Enid W.

    PHP/html Coder

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    My specialty is transforming your visual design into web elements (graphics, navigation, layout) and applying them to a website framework such as WordPress, X-Cart, or CMS Made Simple. I am a problem solver with high attention to detail and a great sense for correcting poor web design! I position myself more toward the developer side than the designer side, but I have a good eye for things that need fixing, and can come up with ideas for improvement. I know my way around PHP/MySQL but I'm still learning how to write original PHP code. I continually increase my skills by tackling the challenges presented by new projects. My current work days are Tuesday and Thursday, with some availability on other days. I check email every day. I am a native English speaker. Once hired, I am available by email, phone and Skype.

    $26.00 /hr
    646 hours
    4.93
  4. Ann K.

    Ann K.

    Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

    Sweden - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

    My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usually apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, and then that rate apply. On the other hand could other duties require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi-skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of your kind of recaps what service is. Additionally to the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. Besides having extensive work experience, the studying of sociology, psychology and computer science at an academic level constitutes useful knowledge. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me, and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at an early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing, I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Regarding human language, I write with a fine imagination, do my research and have a splendid vocabulary. Regarding computers, I like to make life easier for end users, and I also focus on usability. Regarding both languages, I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if you're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

    $30.00 /hr
    81 hours
    4.98
  5. Hans F.

    Hans F.

    American SQLSrvr/Access Developer, Sales Exec, EN-ES Translator/Editor

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

    *MS SQL Server/MS Access/VB/VBA RDBMS software application architect/business analyst/programmer/tester/implementer/system and DB administrator; *MS Office/MS Excel programmer. *B to B Sales & Sales Executive/Director, Direct/Indirect Marketing Executive *Technology, Real Estate, Financial/Banking, Tourism/Travel, Public Utilities, etc. *Translator, writer, editor, proofreader, and teacher - experience on 4 continents; *Native spoken/written in English and Spanish, and experience with additional languages, including French, German, Italian, and Tagalog; *Teachers and English/Spanish translation/instruction training in USA, Europe, and Latin America; *ESL/EFL/TOEFL/TESOL/business/conversational/pronunciation (phonetics/phonology) instruction; *Kindergarten through high/prep school, and private tutoring of all ages and materials; *EN-ES/ES-EN translation of general text, business, web, medical and information technology materials; *Freelance, creative, travel, journalistic, medical and information technology writing; *Proofreading.

    $38.89 /hr
    1,232 hours
    5.00
  6. Billel H.

    Billel H.

    Master's Degree in Computer Science

    Algeria - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 2

    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
  7. Federico N.

    Federico N.

    Writer and graphic and web designer

    Portugal - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

    Over the last 10 years, I have developed a wide range of websites using HMTL and Flash, including sites for startup companies and small businesses. My strength lies in my design skills. Besides that, I have design posters, brochures, ads or boxes. My first working days were as a graphic designer and I still loving it. Now I am finishing a HTML5 course in order to refresh and update my web skills. There are two more fields I do my living with, photography and writing. I have my photo website, www.fedenogales.com and I write for different companies, always in Spanish.

    $33.33 /hr
    170 hours
    4.95
  8. Rosalba Salvati

    Rosalba Salvati

    Expert Freelance Italian translator

    Italy - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    Freelance professional with a Master's Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures and a post-graduation in legal English. My fields of specialization vary from web and software localization to Economics, Law, and Human Science in general. I'm computer and Internet savvy with an extensive knowledge of html code and SEO techniques. I translate from English and German to Italian (native speaker). Mine are not flat word for word translations but creative translations which involves adaptation of marketing, sales and advertising copy into the target language. Mobile apps localized: Earman ScaleMaster BandMaster PopArtist AudioPeople Rowmote Tango Remote My Artist Bump Friends Occasions Color My Wedding FaceGoo SwingReader Clean My Screen Talking Nicky World Traveler Abalinio iTrans Jungle Time AirPoker Poker Income Files StarHunt Easy Release Currency aTilt Passwords MaxJournal GPS Tracks Wordflick Videolicious Photo Finish Salon Bill Minder 3 Quick Reader Mega Reader Priorities ChapterMark iScoutBasketball CPZ Jungle Fractions AbaCruX Cams Ahoy ContactsPro McFind Mobile Health Library Contacts+ Likekids Tacts JungleCoins iPhone Ringtone Maker Cool Wallpapers Tip Tap Truth Emoji Keyboard Astro Feel Word Lens Snack Attack PocketLife Calendar Tap Ninja Battle Kick Flick Soccer Where is that Place? Game Kicksend (both iPhone and Android versions) Guess The Person? FreeCell Royale Snake + Tic Tac Glo SpeedUpTV Piano Chords and Scales CashTrails Arcade Bowling Mila (both iPhone and Android versions) BusChecker Metronome Video Safe Phase 10 Dice Skip-Bo Pimp up WhatsApp And many others... WordPress plugins localized: WPML WPtouch Pro

    $27.78 /hr
    1,044 hours
    5.00
  9. Preston H.

    Preston H.

    20+ years expert SQL database designer preferring MySQL and PHP.

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 48 - Portfolio: 4

    I am one of the top database design specialists on Upwork. My sophisticated hand-crafted database design will save your organization significant time and money. I am a serious professional with over 20 years of experience as a programmer and database specialist. My emphasis has been on creating elegant SQL database design integrated with user-friendly front-end software (desktop and web applications). I have worked mainly as a database designer, programmer and database administrator for bioinformatics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and biomedical research applications. I also have extensive experience programming database-centric software (websites, web applications, desktop applications) for publishing, business, financial, personnel and other purposes. One of the things I enjoy most is creating database schemas which make sense for both programmers and non-programmers, designing with an eye toward flawless data integrity, maximum maintainability and optimal performance. I love crafting websites and web applications which perform with shocking speed. It makes for a better experience for users, developers and administrators. My expertly designed database systems - with well-written queries, intelligently chosen indices, and sensible caching strategies - can easily perform 10 to 100 times faster (using the same underlying hardware). My emphasis when working with clients is on their data and system usability, not specific trends or technologies. But in case you're wondering about some specifics, I strongly believe that the database data should be integrated with but also somewhat independent from a presentation/application layer. Data in the database should be easily accessible from one or many different applications built using one or multiple different technologies. Currently I favor PHP/JavaScript/HTML5 for web applications, RealBasic/Real Studio/Xojo for cross-platform applications [Mac OS X/Windows/Linux], Xcode for Mac OS X-only/iOS applications, Visual Studio for Windows desktop applications. I prefer using MySQL for back-end RDBMS, but I also use Oracle, Microsoft MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL and SQLite on a regular basis. If your data and information organization is already in great shape, and if you are satisfied with how your database-integrated software and website performs, then you probably don't need a high-end expert like me. I can make routine modifications, add to well-crafted existing systems, etc. But so can many other people. But if you're just getting started on a new system that you want done right, or if you suspect your database website programming strategy needs an overhaul, then I can get you on the right track in a short amount of time. * * * * * * * * Let me mention a few of the client-friendly policies and practices I apply with all my clients. I don't do these things to distinguish myself from other contractors. (I would hope they all do the same.) I do these simply because this is how I would want to be treated if I was the client: - You don't need to have your own web servers; I can host development and/or live production work on my own high-capacity servers. - I don't mind working on a client's servers, or doing dev work on my servers and transfering finished work to client's servers. - I do not charge clients any fees for hosting their websites or software systems, or for moving their websites or software systems elsewhere. - I provide clients with root log-in access to all the work I do for them; you are welcome to log into the server (cPanel, FTP, and phpMyAdmin) at any time and copy or back-up or move any work I do for you. - If I am working for you, all work product, all source code, all database design belongs to you. Always. Period. - I am happy to work with you and/or other programmers you enlist to work on a project; I am happy to pass off development work. - I do not provide mysterious "black box" solutions. I am happy to have you look under the hood at everything I do. You don't need to know anything at all about the inner workings of a system. Or you're welcome to ask about the most intricate details. - If we're developing a system from scratch, I prefer to do so using very widely-available technologies (PHP/MySQL/JavaScript/HTML5) which you can hire countless other people to work on if you decide to have other developers work on your system. - Do not be embarrassed to ask ANY question! I enjoy working with clients who have zero technical know-how in programming/databases/etc., partially because I appreciate their expertise in OTHER fields (real estate, art, medicine, law, science, civics, etc.) If you already know everything about databases and programming you probably wouldn't need me, would you?

    $82.00 /hr
    486 hours
    4.99
  10. Slavik Fokin

    Slavik Fokin

    Creativity Provider and Top-Notch Translator

    Ukraine - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 6

    I prefer being accurate to details in everything I do - whether it's a translation or an integrated marketing campaign development. I have spent last years developing communication and managing projects for clients using print ads, Internet campaigns, websites, TV and radio spots, or whatever they need to reach their objectives. Microsoft, HP, MTS, life:), Nescafe, Jacobs, Hyundai, Subaru, Nemiroff, Fortis, PZU, Universal Bank, UNICEF are some of the brands I've been working with. Board member of Art Director's Club Ukraine. I am also a big fan of board games.

    $27.78 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00