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Hanne Moon

Hanne Moon

Editing,writing, publishing, ebooks

United States - Portfolio: 18

Heritage Press Publications provides editing, proofreading, article writing, ebook creation, website content, and publishing services. Our publishing services include typesetting and book layout utilizing Microsoft Word and Adobe inDesign. Customer satisfaction is our number one goal, and we will work with you until you are satisfied with the final product. Our team members are dedicated to quality work at a reasonable price.

61% Job Success
$35.00 /hr
44 hours

Erin Danly

Erin Danly

Copy & Content Writer and Editor

United States - Tests: 2

Did you know that Hubspot says most people spend less than 15 seconds on a web page? The window to grab someone's attention is short! That means no more "Welcome to my website!" You've got to get straight into the good stuff. Website content is most of what I do - both static pages and blog content - but I also help clients with video scripts, articles, case studies (customer success stories) brochures, and more. Writing in a friendly, conversational tone is what I do best. I help my clients connect with their customers by using this easy-to-read tone on their website and in their marketing materials. There's simply no room for stuffy, jargon-filled "business writing" anymore. I'm also an editor who works with authors who want to make their work better. I do everything from proofreading to developmental editing. For nonfiction writers, I help with structure and flow. For fiction writers, I give detailed feedback on character development, story, stakes, pace, usage, and more. Does this sound like what you're looking for? If so, get in touch!

$80.00 /hr
0 hours

Celina F.

Celina F.


United States - Portfolio: 3

I have a Bachelor's in English from University of Colorado Colorado Springs. My experience includes editing novels, papers as well as student projects. I have been writing since I was about 6 years old, mainly short stories and poems, and have received several awards for my work. Furthermore, I have experience in audio transcription, and I type 54 wpm. I'm personable, friendly, and more than happy to assist you in whatever your needs may be!

$15.00 /hr
0 hours

Teresa Rothaar

Teresa Rothaar

Marketing Consulting, Proofreading, & Technical Writing

United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 5

Education * B.S. in Mathematics & Computer Science * MBA * M.S. in Information Systems Technology - Management Information Systems (MIS) Skills Summary • Strong analytical and research skills; able to present complex information in an easy-to-digest format • Advanced Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Excel skills, with ability to create pivot tables and slides/graphs/charts that convey key points in compelling ways • Proficiency with WordPress, including site setup, installing themes, and working with common plugins such as Yoast SEO • Basic command of SQL, with ability to write simple queries and perform data manipulation tasks • Proficient with HTML and SEO Best Practices • Familiar with Python, R, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, Java, MATLAB, and C • Excellent editing, proofreading, business writing, and interpersonal communications skills

100% Job Success
$55.56 /hr
1,490 hours

Sarah E.

Sarah E.

Writing, proofreading, translating English/French

New Zealand - Tests: 1

Native french speaker, I'm a public relations officer living in New-Zealand. I have been a communication, events and press manager for the last 4 years : I have experience in writing (articles, press releases, reports), translating and proofreading. I will be happy to use my skills to be a part of your projects by providing a high quality work, with a great attention to details and within the deadlines.

100% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
0 hours

Siw shauni H.

Siw shauni H.

Translation, editing/proofreading, research, writing

United States - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 5

I am a Norwegian national with a degree in Linguistics and Translation (English <> Norwegian). As a translator and proofreader/editor I am experienced and knowledgeable, with an eye for details. I take pride in being efficient, hard working and professional. I am also a fast learner. I enjoy working with languages and possess good communication skills, which aids me in the accurate and proper translation of projects. My main language pair is Norwegian <> English, however I also translate FROM German, Swedish and Danish. I work in WordFast Pro, Trados Studio 2011, Across, MemoQ, XTM, and A.nnotate. I have completed projects for companies such as Duracell, Bernina, LG, Microsoft, 3MK, Neoprobe, DSC gmbh, Covidien, Mineral Plast, Rolls-Royce, GE, Zagg, and more. My main fields of expertise are Medical and Technical texts, with extensive experience in IT/Electronics and Business, and of course, general texts. Whether working in a team or by myself, I strive to make the best possible use of my strong points. I am proficient in the use of computers, having used them extensively on a hobby basis, as well as for previous work. My experience includes some maintaining and updating of a database. I am familiar with MS Office tools, and I type approximately 50 wpm. My work experiences are varied and in several of my previous jobs I have had managerial responsibilities. As such I am used to being a self-starter and getting things done.

Groups: oTranslators

100% Job Success
$38.89 /hr
325 hours

dominique boyer

dominique boyer

translation french/english - content writing - proofreading

France - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 9

My skills and strengths : - Content writing : I can write on various topics different types of content - ebooks, blog articles; product review; web pages; marketing content; informative content; emailing campaign. - Translation : english to french. I have experience in translating documents such as laws; website content; user's manual (electronic device, watch etc.); blog articles; brochures.... - Proofreading : I can proofread all type of documents in french : articles, catalogues, technical content... - Fast and efficient research to write relevant, interesting and updated content. - Versatility : after 5 years and many successfull projects, I have the ability to write on very different topics. My curiosity and will to always learn new things is a plus to feel enthusiastic to write on subjects that vary a lot. - Efficient image search. - Editing content on Wordpress : I have been in charge of the editorial line, writing and editing of three weekly articles on 2 sites (1 year each) : - SEO : I can write and edit texts with specific key-words and SEO expectations. - Community Management : I have been responsible for the Facebook page for 2 websites, searching, planning, posting and interacting on a daily basis. - Email customer service : I have worked as a customer representative for both individual and professionnal customers, dealing with their requests, enquiries and problems by email. My Qualities - Why am I a reliable freelancer : - Always on time : as soon as a deadline is agreed, you can count on me to deliver work on time. No excuses, no surprise ! - Communication : for a project to be successfull I believe excellent communication is a must. I will always do my very best to inform you with clarity and honesty, will ask questions and never leave any problem on the way. - Commitment : long-term and regularity are what I stand for. Because I want you to consider me as a true ressource, a successfull experience will always be the first step towards a strong and reliable working partnership.

95% Job Success
$27.78 /hr
866 hours

Valerie L.

Valerie L.

PAGES international-Translation, Writing and Proofreading

Canada - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 10

French is my first language and I spent years studying it, earning a Master's Degree in French Literature in the process. Twelve years ago I moved to Alberta, Canada where I became fluent in English. There I also started teaching French to students in French Immersion and to university students. About 4 years ago, I started working as a professional translator, mostly English to French, and I had the opportunity to work on texts from a variety of fields: from travel to aviation safety, with a detour by light and heavy industries, software and education. I offer services in English-French translation (5 years experience), French Proofreading and writing in French. I have a Master's Degree in French Literature and I am fluent in English. I have been published in both languages, mostly in French. Newspaper articles, web content and short stories are some of the things I produced.

93% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
395 hours

Andrea M.

English to German translation/ Proofreading/ Article writing

Canada - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

I am a qualified Primary School Teacher with German as my native language and I am fluent in English. Due to spending years in the United Kingdom and in Australia, it has allowed me to become proficient in the English language. I have a lot of experience in translation from English to German (text and website translation about various topics), customer service, private tutoring and I am also experienced in writing Keyword and SEO optimized articles in German. I'm a reliable, ambitious, diligent and hard working person. My goal is to provide excellent service to my clients and keeping deadlines counts to my top priorities. Feel free to contact me anytime!

96% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
4,384 hours

Sunil Suresh

Sunil Suresh

Technical Writing, User Guides, Proofreading, Data Entry, PowerPoint

India - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

I have more than 20 years of IT experience along with training and programming experience. I can help you with preparation of user manuals/guides. I can also help you with data entry/conversion, Powerpoint presentations, desktop publishing (designing of brochures, newsletters etc.) and word processing work. I am an excellent proofreader. Though I have not done many proofreading jobs on oDesk as yet, here is a comment that I received from a client on another freelancing site (for a job that consisted of proofreading and editing 9-10 Word documents): "Sunil was absolutely superb. I can't imagine this project having gone any better. He way exceeded by expectations every step of the way! His editing skills also were impeccable and his English was flawless." I believe in giving my best to any task/job that I take up. I take pride in the quality of my work and I am sure that you too will agree once you have seen my work.

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
1,710 hours