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  1. Shannon Geis

    Shannon Geis

    Multimedia Producer/Writer

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 5

    I studied Journalism and Politics at New York University, and received a professional certificate in Digital Graphic Production. I spent a semester at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and received a certificate in Documentary Radio and Multimedia Production. I received a Master's degree in Oral History from Columbia University, where I was interested specifically in digital humanities. I have a background in web production and copy editing, as well as experience in customer service. I have recently started studying programming languages, including Python and Javascript. And I have an interest in data analytics and visualization.

    $35.00 /hr
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  2. Keith Liles

    Keith Liles

    Freelance Writer & Editor

    United States - Last active: 07/28/2014 - Tests: 2

    For the past two years, I have worked as a content writer and editor for the online journal Though unfamiliar with technology startups and Internet entrepreneurs beforehand, I have published over 500 original articles concerning technology and online businesses. In addition to researching and writing a minimum of five original articles per week, my responsibilities at KillerStartups have included preparing each piece for electronic publication according to the company’s WordPress specifications. I have conducted and transcribed interviews, collected and edited images, and I have been in charge of editing guest materials and then preparing those for publication as well. As a full-time freelance writer and editor, I am accustomed to handling multiple projects simultaneously and to maintaining professional correspondences with management and clients, while carrying out tasks independently in timely fashion. I am confident that I bring both a dynamic voice and the highest work standards to any project. My rates and availability are negotiable. My preference is to contract my services with organizations or individuals able to provide steady work.

    $22.22 /hr
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  3. Alex Lorente

    Alex Lorente

    Spanish Translator

    United Kingdom - Last active: 03/02/2014

    ALEX LORENTE RIVERA EN ES translator Dubbing, subtitling, accessibility Videogame translation and testing Editing and proofreading Voice-over and transcription Literary translation EDUCATION MA in Audiovisual Translation (UAB, 2012 – 2013) BA in Translation and Interpreting of English (UAB, 2008 – 2012) Diploma in European Culture and Languages (UKC, 2010) WORK EXPERIENCE Spanish QA localisation specialist at Pole to Win (Jul 2013 – Ongoing) Freelance translator (Jan 2012 – Ongoing) Catalan translator and subtitler at SDI Media (Jun 2013 – Sep 2013) Catalan translation and subtitling for Canal+ España: ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter’, ‘Behind the Candelabra’, ‘Hotel Transylvania’, ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ and ‘The Dictator’ Spanish translator and subtitler at In-Edit/Primavera Sound Festival (Mar 2013 – Apr 2013) Music documentary Spanish translation and subtitling: ‘How To Act Bad starring Adam Green’ Spanish translator and subtitler at MECAL Short-film Festival (Feb 2011 – Jun 2011) Short-film Spanish translation and subtitling at XIII MECAL: ‘Arsy-Versy’, ‘Garagouz’, ‘Ich bin’s Helmut’, ‘Operator’, ‘Soft’, ‘Vicky & Sam’ and ‘Women defying barriers’ Spanish translator at UAB Language Services Office (Nov 2010 – Feb 2011) Translation of UAB Language Services website and other documents from Spanish into Catalan and vice versa

    $26.67 /hr
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  4. Michelle N.

    Michelle N.

    Freelance Administrative Assistant

    United States - Last active: 08/16/2014 - Tests: 2

    Having over 20 years of experience as an executive-level administrative assistant, I am seeking new opportunities to provide virtual administrative or legal assistant services to companies and individuals who are in need of a highly- competent, creative administrative assistant who has the proven ability to support busy executives. My strong administrative skill set and go-getter attitude will enable me to provide you with exemplary administrative support by: performing word processing, transcription, and data entry; creating spreadsheets and power point presentations; updating your website and blog; managing your LinkedIn and social media accounts; designing e-mail newsletters; assisting with e-mail and calendar management; and, being diligent in ensuring that you can count on me to take care of your administrative tasks so that you can focus on the more important things. By utilizing a variety of products such as Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Drop Box, Mail Chimp, Constant Contact, Asana, WordPress, Social Media Sites, and Skype, we will work together to complete your projects on time and to your specifications. I enjoy working with technology. I am a quick study who is willing and eager to learn whatever it is that you need me to learn in order for me to assist you in the best manner possible. If you are in need of administrative assistant services, I would welcome the opportunity to become your go-to assistant to get the job done. I am a dedicated, hard-working, forward-thinking administrative assistant who understands how crucial my services are to your overall success. I will go above and beyond to ensure that our working relationship is all that you were hoping for, and more.

    $16.67 /hr
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  5. Billie Charlton

    Billie Charlton

    Qualified Graphic Designer

    New Zealand - Last active: 06/26/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

    Ok lets answer that burning question of yours... Why should you hire me over any other Odesk designer? Aside from the fact that I'm a qualified designer with 6 years experience under my belt (large corporate agencies through to freelancing), I can provide you with swift and accurate turn around in a friendly, professional manner – afterall communication is key with any successful job right? I specialise in logo design and branding as well as front end web design right through to jazzing up that generic looking Powerpoint/Word document you could be about to present to your client. Want to know more? Check out some examples of my work below.

    $40.00 /hr
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  6. Emma B.

    Emma B.

    Freelance Transcriber - Fluent English

    United Kingdom - Last active: 04/21/2014 - Tests: 2

    I have transcribed interviews and scripts for some of the top sporting athletes in the world. I have over 6 years experience in transcription, and three years experience in creating web content and proof reading. Grammar, spelling and attention to detail are all excellent. Turnaround incredibly fast as I am freelance and work from home.

    $22.22 /hr
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  7. Saira Barron

    Saira Barron

    Direct Sales Representative

    United States - Last active: 12/15/2014 - Tests: 4

    I do not have professional experience, but I have made movies with the children I work with, and have a theatrical background. I've been a singer my entire life and have always wanted to provide voice talent for a project. I have social media experience and direct sales experience. I work as a nanny part time. I can use Photoshop, iMovie, and I also have experience with DSLR photography.

    $16.67 /hr
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  8. Pablo Siredey

    Pablo Siredey

    Master of Arts in English-Spanish Translation

    Chile - Last active: 05/28/2014 - Tests: 4

    My name is Pablo Siredey and I'm Master in English-Spanish Translation from Chile. I've been working for 2 years in Icanlocalize translating different kinds of apps, games and website content. I've also got experience in Technical areas (Automotive, Telecommunications, Machinery), Medicine (Pharmaceuticals), Health, Tourism, Education and Law. I am very accurate and careful in managing projects and I am always available for clients to make and answer questions. I like my job and I am glad to be of service in making global communications easier.

    $33.33 /hr
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  9. Caroline Contillo

    Caroline Contillo

    Transcriptionist / Web Content Creator / Photo Editor

    United States - Last active: 06/21/2014 - Tests: 2

    I am an accurate and quick transcriptionist with a firm grasp of the English language, seeking part-time transcription work on a freelance basis. I have worked with many accents and regional dialects in my experience transcribing audio and video files. If any terms are unfamiliar, I am skilled in performing thorough research in order to provide a complete transcript. In addition to a speedy TAT, I also copyedit for grammatical and spelling accuracy. For the past ten years, I have worked in web content creation and digital asset management. Though my area of academic study was writing, I have worked in all aspects of the production process, from transcribing video and audio for web usage, to researching both captions and images for online slideshows. I am versatile in that I can create and edit both the textual and the visual aspects of online content, suited to the needs of the particular platform. I am an ideal candidate for jobs that require a comprehensive knowledge of the online production process.

    $25.56 /hr
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  10. Natalia Garrido

    Natalia Garrido

    English Translator - Spanish Teacher

    Spain - Last active: 06/08/2014 - Tests: 3

    I have been translating texts from English to Spanish since 2004. These were my first jobs: I've kept learning and translating since then, and currently I'm a professional full-time translator. I strive for perfection when translating, and always try my best to get a translation that sounds natural to the listener while mantaining the original meaning.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours