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  1. Slavik Fokin

    Slavik Fokin

    Creativity Provider and Top-Notch Translator

    Ukraine - Last active: 8 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
  2. Wayne Williams

    Wayne Williams

    Audiovisual Archivist specialising in restoration & media convergence

    South Africa - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 14

    I am an audiovisual archivist and am always excited to be involved in research and, particularly, restoration projects of this nature. I have undertaken and successfully completed projects for clients ranging from independent artists to national academic institutions - ON TIME AND WITHIN BUDGET! I further specialise in development and optimisation of your online presence, with particular emphasis on convergence of audio, video and other media content with information technologies. I also focus strongly on structure and content. I have worked on a range of projects, from development of small blogs to management of large multimedia projects. I am seeking opportunities to build long-term relationships with small to medium businesses looking to improve their online visibility and profitability. I also have experience in: * Audio, video and image editing * Research and creation of quality original web site content * On- and off-page search engine optimisation (SEO) * Technical writing, particularly focusing on development and creation of user guides, instruction manuals and troubleshooting guides * Editing and/or translation of English and Afrikaans articles

    $25.00 /hr
    3 hours
    4.76
  3. Danette Sheppard-Vaughn

    Danette Sheppard-Vaughn Agency Contractor

    Project Manager/Executive/Personal Assistant Extraordinaire

    United States - Last active: 10 hours ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 10

    My objective is to secure home-based and/or virtual employment in order to generate additional income, as well as continue to build a client base of extremely satisfied individuals who are delighted with my abilities and talents.  The following qualities enable me in this endeavor:  • Extremely efficient, organized and detail-oriented in all aspects of business and management. • Superior interaction skills with both laymen and professionals and customer service advocate. Effective in working with individuals and groups. • Creative and insightful critical-thinker with excellent problem- solving ability and communication skills (written & verbal).

    Associated with: oDesk Payroll, Songspirations

    $33.33 /hr
    7,093 hours
    4.96
  4. Michael R.

    Michael R.

    Content * B2B * Marketing * Copy-Writing * Advertising

    United States - Last active: 03/23/2014 - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 11

    Books & short stories Content- informative articles, buzz topic writing, academic. Ezine editor and contributor for over 2 years. Screen-play and script writing for businesses Professional bios & personal statements Marketing- email templates, sales scripts, landing pages, websites Humor in various guises a few other things besides. Please visit: http://writeblogresearchcreate.wordpress.com/ M.S. in Nutrition & Kinesiology from Temple and have been relentlessly pursuing the latest nutrition and fitness research that fits in with developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Proficient in MLA and Chicago styles. Live and work in a public library as a research tool. I can take or leave the Oxford comma. The other reasons I am relevant: Press releases Training/User manuals Web-based advertisements Technical articles Web content Blogs E books Email blasts Editing experience: Walgreens Diabetes Magazine (contributing author as well) Autobiographies Press-releases Ebooks Nutrition and fitness blogs Kettlebell ebook Livecity Expert Falfurrias News Contributor Refugio News Contributor Bay City News Contributor Beeville News Contributor Protein Munchies- web site creation and content contributor Monthly Magazine Contributor @ AtomApps

    $100.00 /hr
    366 hours
    4.99
  5. Kahmen L.

    Kahmen L.

    Content/Project Manager

    United Kingdom - Last active: 10/06/2013 - Tests: 3

    I am a dedicated results-driven project manager who has overseen product launches, delivered fully responsive websites and managed a digital network of over 70 affiliate sites. Having worked in broadcast media, affiliate marketing and SEO technology solutions, I have a wealth of experience in client-facing roles and have worked extensively with tight budgets, short deadlines and sky-high expectations. I am degree-qualified in marketing and with my professional writing background, I am ideally positioned to oversee content delivery for marketing communications, websites and SEO.

    $44.44 /hr
    25 hours
    4.98
  6. Yan Deschenes

    Yan Deschenes

    Graphic Designer / EN/FR Translation / Branding

    Canada - Last active: 02/27/2014 - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 8

    I do WebDesign and Graphic regularly for the past 7 years and I enjoy it a lot, you always work harder when you love what you do. I have a degree in graphic design. My goal is to be able to make money working from home doing what I love the most, Designing websites, logos, and putting together a final product started from scratch. I also have very good translation skills as I mostly build Bilingual Websites. I will devote myself to your company if I like your project, and I don't take contract I don't like. Please note that I won't work for cheap or even free because I know exactly what the quality of my work is worth. Hoping to help you reach your goal Yan Deschenes

    $33.33 /hr
    35 hours
    4.98
  7. Rosalba Salvati

    Rosalba Salvati

    Expert Freelance Italian translator

    Italy - Last active: 3 months 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
  8. Joshua Sargent

    Joshua Sargent

    Joshua M Sargent

    United States - Last active: 05/12/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

    Do you need someone to Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate (ADDIE Method) training courses? Do you want to make sure your learners get the most out of those courses, and that you are getting the best result possible for your dollars spent? You need me. I have degrees in marketing (B.Sc.) and education (M.A.), and am a current part time doctoral (Ed.D.) student where my area of research is on maximizing long-term learning outcomes from training programs. This gives me a strong foundation of math, statistics, research methodology, and teaching pedagogy to build on. I have a strong publication and conference presentation history, and I am happy to share my knowledge of learning pedagogy and materials development with anyone. I also have a proven history of materials development, having published more than 20 textbooks used in millions of lessons every year. I have trained thousands of employees in skills such as business communication, regulatory compliance, technology usage, adult learning pedagogy, and even retail sales. I started my teaching career in Japan, and soon became a lecturer at Waseda University. There, I really developed as a teacher and learned firsthand that results-oriented teaching was best. As I got better at teaching and knew more about pedagogy, I started getting hired as a consultant for various companies in Japan. I was able to bring great success to all my projects, and soon was consulting for Global Fortune 500 companies such as Nissan, Nippon Steel, and Teijin Pharmaceuticals. I always approached each client’s situation with open eyes and a solid understanding of how people learn. Years later I was given a chance to lead a massive retraining initiative for a chain of schools in Japan called Gaba, which involved the creation of an entirely new blended learning curriculum, the introduction of the first online learning tools used there, and the training of more than a thousand teachers in how to use these new online tools and materials. This required extensive data collection, assessment, and description. I worked every day with both front-line teachers and senior leadership to achieve the learning outcomes we needed. After two years, the teaching and learning had improved greatly, and the new curriculum was working well. I then decided to return to the USA. Most recently, I was working for the U.S. Department of Defense, developing and presenting employee training in adult learning theory, learning materials development, and eLearning tool usage. There, I created offline and eLearning materials for employee education programs, and worked with subject matter experts to create software usage and regulatory compliance workshops for teachers.

    $55.56 /hr
    85 hours
    5.00
  9. Beth Nauman-Montana

    Beth Nauman-Montana

    Indexer / Taxonomist

    United States - Last active: 06/19/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    I have twenty years of experience helping people access the information they need. I specialize in back-of-the-book indexing for trade and scholarly books, journal indexing, thesauri creation and taxonomy development. My clients include publishers, web developers, professional organizations and academic authors/editors. * taxonomy development and consultation * controlled vocabularies, hierarchies, thesauri, facet analysis, authority files, synonym rings * image and audio content

    $38.89 /hr
    9 hours
    5.00
  10. Taikyoung K.

    Taikyoung K.

    Meeting & Event Professional, Translator

    South Korea - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2

    I'm native Korean, and a freelance meeting & event professional and a translator. I have bachelor's degree in English and Japanese, as well as studied computer science and international commerce. Working with various international organizations and global companies for 10 year. If you're looking for a reliable meeting & event professional for your upcoming event or Korean translator, please don't hesitate to contact me.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00