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  1. Akbar Hossain Khan

    Akbar Hossain Khan

    Member (Bangladesh Graphics Association)

    Bangladesh - Last active: 8 days ago - Portfolio: 16

    My name is AKBAR and I am a graphics designer with more than 7 years of experience. Now I am working in my own design studio and I am a freelancer. I also worked as an art director. My specialty is in logo designing and vactor art. I am very skilled in adobe illustrator, photoshop and logo designing. I always work with great quality with small detail within time, even I try to finish my work before the time I need. I hope you will have your best work experience. Lastly, you can check my portfolio for my design quality.

    $22.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Jasmin C.

    Jasmin C.

    Journalist - Articles Writer - Ghostwriter

    Bosnia and Herzegovina - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 2

    Welcome to my profile. My name is Jasmin C. and I am a professional journalist with 5 years of experience and a passionate writer. I enjoy writing articles and e-books and I can say that I am very experienced in it. Writing is my real passion and for a few last years,I worked for many companies on writing and editing articles for their webpages,blogs and social networks. Also I have done a lot of e-books writing on various topics for international publishing companies. For 3 years I have been participating in a number of freelancer projects trough various freelancer sites, and I can proudly say the rate of satisfaction with my work is very high. Namely, I have experience in Wordpress because I have worked for a couple companies that needed knowledge in this tool. My tasks were to write, edit and publish articles with no errors, SEO optimization and split pages. If you need something written, rewritten, transcribed, I am the man for that job.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.80
  3. Jason Simpson

    Jason Simpson

    Obsessive cultural critic

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

    J. Simpson has been writing about music and culture for 6 years. He's got a solid background in on-line journalism; speedy and dependable, passionate and enthusiastic. He loves words more than just about anything, other than his girlfriend and his cat, often at the peril of his roommates. Voracious reader, speedy typist - he dreams of being the next Walter Benjamin!

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.99
  4. Rebekah Goodyear

    Rebekah Goodyear

    Author, Editor, Book Reviewer

    Canada - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 6

    "Rebekah is a great find. I have even had comments on how well my book is edited. She also did the the layout for the Kindle edition, and I've had compliments on that too :) Would absolutely recommend Rebekah to anyone looking for an editor." “Great follow through. Earned a bonus. Couldn't be happier. She is a great person and a very conscientious freelancer. ” Want your work to become a brilliant jewel? HIRE ME! I guarantee I am the BEST editor, author, ghostwriter, book reviewer, researcher and transcriptionist in the industry. You will never need to hire anyone else For over ten years I have been a professional editor, proofreader, author, and researcher. My experience includes five in-house years with a publisher and almost six years of

    $30.00 /hr
    47 hours
    3.06
  5. Sophie Prevost

    Sophie Prevost

    Communications major with copy editing and public relations experience

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

    My name is Sophie Prévost and I'm currently majoring in Communications at Concordia university in Montreal. I also have a diploma in public relations from La Cité collégiale in Ottawa. I am hard-working, persistent and attentive to detail. My native language is French, but I am fluent in English as well. I have two years of experience as a French tutor and editor and I have received praise for my innate understanding of grammar and semantics. While language is my passion and my strong suit, I also have experience in public relations and communications. I have produced a communication plan for Centre Espoir Sophie, a center for women in difficulty in Ottawa. My team and I have also provided help in the organization, fund raising, and press relations for Breast Cancer Action Ottawa's annual gala in 2014. Last spring, I have completed an internship at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, during which I gained experience in translation as well as media relations.

    $10.00 /hr
    30 hours
    5.00
  6. Rachel Meldrum

    Rachel Meldrum

    Experienced Proofreader, Legal Writer, English Teacher

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a 25 year old Scottish law graduate. My legal education is invaluable to me when I am proofreading as it has given me the fine attention to detail skills required to accurately pinpoint mistakes in writing. My writing experience enables me to grasp a better picture of what the writer is trying to portray when I am proofreading which in turn allows me to easily make the writing flow. I have wide-ranging proofreading experience, across a variety of topics and formats. I have also successfully completed several legal writing and website content projects. I have a TEFL course (120 hours) from Chiang Mai University. I have experience teaching both children and adults. I also have online teaching experience, both through a company and private students. I am passionate about teaching English and find it immensely rewarding. Teaching Experience: Sunshine Kindergarten May 2015-Present K1 Teacher Dara Academy September 2014-Match 2015 Grade 1 English Teacher DMA 1on1 July 2014-October 2014 Online English Teacher CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE INSTITUTE 2013-MAY 2014 ESL Teacher Courses Taught: -English for Lawyers - English course for first year LLB students. -Academic English- 4 skills English course for Masters students aiming to study abroad. -TOEIC - Teaching Chinese University students in Thailand on a one year exchange for a business English exam. -Conversation – All levels (High School and University Students) -Cambridge FCE Examination

    $16.67 /hr
    84 hours
    5.00
  7. Betti Hunter

    Betti Hunter

    Journalist and copywriter

    Germany - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9

    I'm a native English speaking freelance journalist and copywriter, currently based in Berlin. Specialises in: - Long and short form journalistic articles - Content writing for websites and marketing copy - Press releases - Blog posts - Social media management - Reviews - Proofreading and editing Over the past 18 months, I have: - Successfully devised and orchestrated a successful digital marketing campaign for a small UK-based printing company - Researched and written in-depth investigative and feature articles for national magazines and newspapers - Produced marketing copy and strategies for a renowned UK circus company and an international hula hooping festival - Co-founded/edited an independent student newspaper. Samples of my work are, of course, available on request. I look forward to working with you.

    $15.00 /hr
    79 hours
    4.98
  8. Mithuna Subramanian

    Mithuna Subramanian

    Google Shopping Feed | Excel Expert | Data Researcher | Data Entry

    India - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7

    Reliable contractor who fulfills the needs of client 100%. Strives hard for customer delight and five star rating. Over the last 3 years, I'm working on Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) on a daily basis. I have experience in data researching / data mining apart from data entry. I also have experience in fixing remote computer problems using teamviewer.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.98