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Joe M.

Joe M.

Experienced PHP Coder

Kenya - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

I have 3 years experience in web development. I am skilled in PHP, HTML, CSS and jQuery. Recently, I have focused mainly on WordPress development. I also have experience in Photoshop, SQL and C++. Additionally, I am a good time manager and fluent in English. I'm not afraid to take a challenge. I always do my best and try to have fun while at it.

100% Job Success
$7.78 /hr
1,673 hours

Qing Tan

Qing Tan

English to Chinese Translator

China - Tests: 7

Translation: English Chinese (Simplified & Traditional) Interpreting: English Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese) Expertise: Information Technology Internet, E-commerce Engineering Management Business / Commerce (general) Transport / Transportation / Shipping Journalism Media / Multimedia Cinema, Film, TV, Drama Advertising / Public Relations / Marketing

$25.00 /hr
0 hours

Tom S.

Tom S. Agency Contractor

Mathematician, Programmer and Translator

Germany - 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

100% Job Success
$24.00 /hr
694 hours

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

Emily Jones

Emily Jones

Proofreader - Project Manager - Copy Editor

United States - Tests: 4

Over the last 10+ years, I have written and edited countless articles and blog posts on a freelance basis and have been involved in ghostwriting, proofreading, and co-authoring ebooks, technical manuals, and team education materials. I have extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing a team and I am currently seeking new engagements that will allow me to use my editing and supervisory skills to bring both clients and projects to your organization. I am dedicated to my projects and my teams and it is my mission to exceed my clients' expectations.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
2,616 hours

Maribeth Villon

Maribeth Villon

Team Manager/Proofreader

Philippines - Tests: 9

Over the past two (2) years, I've handled a team of proofreaders and website curators. This team consists of 17 members, who are performing various tasks that basically involve data entry and post editing. As a team leader, my tasks are as follows: - give reviews/feedback of my members' work - conduct monthly meetings with the team via Google Hangout or Skype - create month-end and quarterly review reports - make weekly updates and 5/15 reports to the management team - guide the members towards the accomplishment of various special projects for the company My stint as a team manager has honed my skills: leadership, communication and interpersonal (albeit virtual). I can make things happen! :) P.S. More information about my current job will only be disclosed in a formal interview.

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
3,704 hours

Enid W.

Enid W.

PHP/html Coder

United States - Tests: 10 - 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 hours are limited. I check email every day. I am a native English speaker. Once hired, I am available by email, phone and Skype.

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
871 hours

Martina edda D.

Martina edda D.

Italian Freelance Translator and Writer

Italy - Tests: 7

I was born in Italy and i have always studied and practiced english since i was a child, so this gave me the possibility to do some work online as a translator and i also got a certification by Trinity in grade 7. I have also worked as an interpreter for some conventions in my country, where i had to translate from italian to english and from english to italian. I love writing, especially about fashion, travelling and beauty world. When i start a job i always try to do my best and to satisfy all of the clients' requests, this is one of the most important things to me. I am very good at translating, proof reading and writing.

100% Job Success
$7.78 /hr
79 hours

Gweendalyn Lachica

Gweendalyn Lachica

Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time. WordPress Expert – WP installation, plugins installation, content management, pages creation, template modification, basic SEO, and website updates. Editor/Proofreader - correct spelling, grammar, punctuation mark placement, and sentence construction. Creative/Technical Writer - article, blog, essay, feature, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. Honest and reliable. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

98% Job Success
$8.00 /hr
4,238 hours