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  1. Alan Low

    Alan Low

    over 10yrs exp proofreading

    United Kingdom - Tests: 2

    I have built my own wordpress sites and have been using the internet to market products for more than 10 years - I am excellent at proof reading, and can use HTML in my wordpress sites to enhance the way it looks. I learnt to program in BASIC at school - and have used computers ever since. I did a college course in Excel to also enhance my skills. I believe Kindle will be a major player in the future of e-books and I am willing to proof read any book before converting to Kindle. I also have used powerpoint to make slideshows, and also used camtasia studio to convert into a video and upload to

    $11.11 /hr
    1 hours
  2. Erin Webreck

    Erin Webreck

    Editing | Proofreading

    United States - Tests: 2

    You have a brilliant idea--now let's convince the world of it through razor-sharp text and citations. I have 10 years of experience editing academic articles and internal legal and corporate communications. I can help with your professional journal articles, theses, dissertations, white papers, policy documents, and more. Just need someone to format your citations? I am proficient in Bluebook, Chicago/Turabian, APA, and MLA styles.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Natasha Go

    Natasha Go

    Freelancer - Customer Service - Telemarketing - Proofreading

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a new freelancer. Despite the fact, I am more than willing to learn and work as an online worker. I have some experiences which are not experienced through odesk but are absolutely done through personal perseverance. I have been into creative and journal writing for more than 4 years already. I have also been into personal business doing such as selling cosmetics, RTW clothes and other products. I have been a private tutor to some primary and secondary level students. And lastly, I have been a debater for quite some time. I have these skills that anyone could think may be a bit easy but if you may consider an opportunity for me to give along, I would be willing to do my best to show my employer that I deserve to work on a job he/she would require.

    $4.44 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Mary Klevan

    Mary Klevan

    Proofreading, Editing, Transcriptions, Education Consulting

    United States

    With a B.A. in Applied Languages (French and Spanish) and a specialization in translation, I have a lot of experience with proofreading and editing texts and transcribing documents. I pay close attention to detail and take pride in my work. With my M.Sc. (Marketing) and M.S.Ed. (Elementary Education - K-6 ESOL), a certification as a Clinical Teacher Supervisor, and a certification as a Spinning Instructor, I have a well-rounded background in multiple fields. After a three year career in advertising and a seven year career as an elementary teacher, I am now at home full-time, taking care of my family. Any job I do will be done with professionalism and dedication.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Fiona M.

    Fiona M.

    Proofreading, creative input and text revision

    United Kingdom - Tests: 3

    I recognise the importance of using language to create atmosphere, personality and branding, and have an excellent command of English vocabulary and nuance. With over 10 years' experience in a various executive assistant and admin roles for non-native English speakers, I have written, re-written, advised and proposed input across a wide range of disciplines from fashion, music, art and the charitable sector, as well as cosmetic and healthcare products. I have worked with multinational corporations as well as grass-roots creative companies and have developed a writing style for many contexts and audiences. I am inquisitive and I do my research around a subject to help me have a comprehensive approach; being happy to learn new things I can be confident of being genuinely interested in any new project! Now freelance, I want to spread my wings and work with a wider circle of clients. I am really excited to be here, and being new, my hourly rate is really competitive!

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Alexandros Grigoras

    Alexandros Grigoras

    English-Greek Translation, Proofreading and Editing

    Greece - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a student of Civil Engineering in Aristotole University of Thessaloniki, Greece. I speak English fluently and I have a certificate of proficiency in English language from the Greek Republic. I have past experience in translating websites and I am looking forward to help you with any translation, proofreading or editing you need from English to Greek and vice versa. I am always willing to discuss with the customer, in order to get the best out of any project. Strengths: ● Dedicated on each project uniquely ● Fast responding ● Always meet the deadlines ● Can easily work on MS Office Suite (Word,Excel,Access)

    $8.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Martijn V.

    Martijn V.

    Translator French/Spanish/English to Dutch

    Belgium - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 5

    Qualified translator (Master’s degree in Translation, KULeuven), native Dutch speaker, specialized in legal and commercial translations, experienced as a freelancer. Passionate about translation! Language pairs Dutch - French Dutch - Spanish Dutch - English Tools SDL Trados studio SDL Multiterm MemoQ Adobe Indesign Microsoft Office Specializations : Legal/official documents Commercial/Marketing texts, Websites Experience: Translations for NGOs, smaller freelance jobs (websites, product catalogs, user manuals). Internship at the Legal department of the Federal Government. Sample translation (FrDu): Contact/questions? E-mail (fastest): Mobile (5 p.m – 7 a.m. and only if urgent) : +32 472 383 421 Skype : martijn_veron

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Rajani Muralidharan

    Rajani Muralidharan

    Assistant Manager - Operations

    India - Tests: 8

    Over the last 8 years I have created and developed various business related process documents, constantly re-modeled existing training manuals and scripts related to business outsourcing in the customer service and sales verticals. Customer Service/Writing jobs would fit me like a glove, as I have spent these 8 years working really hard developing my skills.

    $16.67 /hr
    6,726 hours
  9. Francisco Mata

    Francisco Mata

    Spanish transcriptionist and proofreader


    I'm a professional spanish transcriptionist with over ten years of experience working in journalistic sector and administrative, specially legal department. Graduated in Labour Relations and Employment attributed to the branch of knowledge Social and Legal Sciences degree. I have experience in spanish transcriptions and edition on any subject including a wide variety of content: -Writing articles of sports media. -In the legal field: Transcription and correction of various European legislation as both state and local levels (judicial Law, Procedural Law, Administrative Procedure, Human Resources...) Drafting and implementation of Quality Management Systems and Environment (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) in the automotive sector companies. I offer: -Spanish transcriptions of audio content from video and audio files: -Clean Verbatim -True Verbatim. -Proofreading -70 wpm I work quickly and efficiently with high responsibility and seriousness. Client satisfaction and quality work are my top priorities. I conduct business in a professional, confidential manner with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.

    $7.00 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Iuliia Z.

    Iuliia Z.

    Russian Translator / Customer Support Specialist

    Russia - Tests: 2

    I am a native Russian speaker and a qualified translator with a Bachelor degree in Linguistics. Several years I have worked as a freelance written translator with different subject areas. Having worked full-time as Technical Support Engineer, I am mostly interested in IT translations. At the same time would be glad to fulfill tasks as Customer Support Specialist. I am assiduous and hardworking that helps me to keep with the deadline of given tasks.

    $7.20 /hr
    0 hours