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  1. Parth Bhatt

    Parth Bhatt

    Creative Writer and Editor

    India - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Born in a family of literary teachers, I was introduced to literature during the formative stages of my life and as I pursued literature, I found myself being consumed by the joyful word of words and sentences. And then began my quest to contribute to the world I was so fond of. I have , till date, published a couple of stories in reputed magazines and have charmed a number of people with my writing. I believe creative writing which plays around the human emotions and the human society is my forte. Erotic writing is what identifies me, according to my colleagues, and that's a compliment I am proud of.

    $10.00 /hr
    113 hours
  2. Sharonjoy P.

    Sharonjoy P.

    Keen Proofreader/Editor, English Teacher with degree in Linguistics

    Philippines - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 6

    After teaching English for more than 5 years, I am now embarking on an online career, and have gained a fairly extensive experience particularly in proofreading and editing various materials. Having keen attention to detail and being particular with correct grammar, proofreading and editing is my forte.I am a deadline-driven multi-tasker who can work under pressure. Putting out good quality work is important to me as I give my best in whatever I do. I dare say that having me in your team could be one of the best decisions you've ever made.

    $8.89 /hr
    1,493 hours
  3. Marta O.

    Marta O.

    Experienced Polish-English Translator, International Sales Rep.

    Poland - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 4

    Hello! I am native Polish fluent in English. I've been using English language for past 15 years, including 3 years spent in UK. My current job involves using English language on a day-to-day basis, hence once can say, that my skills evolve every day ;) I am an International Sales Rep. and apart from standard sales routines, my duties include Polish to English and English to Polish translations (incl. software, website, correspondence) and interpreting - face to face, via telephone and during business meetings. I am perfectionist (some might say it is a disadvantage...) however it is a very handy feature at work (at least, that's what my boss say... ;) I am looking forward to work for you!

    $8.89 /hr
    38 hours


    Clinical Psychologist/ Transpersonal Psychotherapist

    United States - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am currently in the process of completing my final year of post-graduate education and training in the field of clinical psychology. Hence, the educational and clinical work requirements to become licensed as a fully qualified and licensed psychotherapist and clinical psychologist will be met the end of the year. My formal education primarily consists of two separate bachelor of arts and science degrees in economics and psychology. Furthermore, I successfully completed a masters degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. As mentioned previously, I am momentarily enrolled in a four-year post-graduate program focusing on active training in psychotherapy. This program is similar to a doctoral program in terms of duration and schema. I attended and obtained my first degree at Hawaii Pacific University, after which I continued my studies and professional development in Europe. My areas of expertise directly relate to the fields of clinical psychology, psychiatry, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and personal development -- However, I have a vast history of experience with customer service/chat support. My MBTI personality type is INTJ. I am very passionate about the relationship between the mind brain mechanisms and psychoactive agents. Ultimately, I have gained great command of virtually all classes of psychiatric medication being used-- dosage, mechanisms of action, pharmacodynamics, etc. Being truly motivated to develop professionally, I am always up-to-date with clinical research in the fields of psychology and psychiatry. My past work experience includes positions at higher education institutions (both online and on campus) -- mainly providing online academic support and direction to students via e-mail, chat and telephone. Prior to this, I also held a fundraising position with the department of Institutional Advancement at a private university in Honolulu, Hawaii. As far as my foreign languages skills, I speak several ones fluently- German, Spanish and Romanian. In the past, I have also gained extended professional experience in other field/areas pertaining to customer service support, academics, high-end retail, fund raising, office support as well as administrative assistance. My skill set also includes operating and working with various computer operating systems, platforms and databases.

    $10.50 /hr
    76 hours
  5. Tom S. Johnson

    Tom S. Johnson

    Editor and Writer

    United States - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 4

    A writer, copyeditor, and/or proofreader for 7 years, Tom Johnson has edited and/or written fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, plays, teleplays, video scripts, concert scripts, web content, blogs, feature articles, comic strips, and comic books. Recently, Tom edited African Dance with Passion by Kukuwa Nuamah, which was just published by Cognella. He also worked as an editor on Michael Riscica's new eBook How to Pass the ARE and as a proofreader on his popular architecture blog. Tom's plays have been produced for the New York International Fringe Festival, Where Eagles Dare Theatre in Midtown Manhattan, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Tom studied editorial techniques under Jackie Landis and playwriting under Jon Jory and Michael Dixon.

    $12.22 /hr
    926 hours
  6. Melisa Ortiz

    Melisa Ortiz

    Expert Spanish Spelling Corrector

    Argentina - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a Literature and Spanish grammar professional. I am from Argentina. My native language is Spanish and I also speak and write very good English (Advance level certificated by Cambridge University.) I have studied Spanish Grammar and Literature at USAL, and I love writing. I know how to work with people and I am experienced on social communication. I also have a strong background on electronic, medical, and legal spelling proofreading.

    $9.00 /hr
    134 hours
  7. Janina H.

    Janina H.

    Freelancing translator and proofreader

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

    I'm a freelancing translator from Finland with Swedish as my native language. I don't speak Finnish at all, since I've only lived in the Swedish speaking areas of Finland. I'm a hard worker, so I'll be doing the job fast, correctly and with a great quality. I always deliver on time, since I think deadlines are very important. I'm always trying to do my best in order to perform a good job and provide an excellent translation for you. When it comes to translations and proof readings, I've done different kind of jobs (bigger and smaller projects) with different kinds of themes. I'm always eager to learn new things, get more knowledge and get new experiences from a job.

    $15.00 /hr
    150 hours
  8. Mohsin Naveed

    Mohsin Naveed

    Freelance Writer, Editor and Virtual Assistant

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    By utilizing my English Language skills to the best level, I am working as a freelance writer and editor since my college days. Generally, I am deeply interested in technical writing, but I can also cope well with any job which requires creativity and linguistic skills. So, I am a freelance writer who is currently doing B.Eng. and is experienced mainly in technical writing, site content, personal statement, CV writing and academic writing as well. With all these core competencies, I am seeking a respectable position in companies which can provide me opportunities to rapidly progress in my career. Along with that, I am also interested in completing some short projects to prove my capabilities and professionalism. My services Includes: 1. HRM related Projects ( Policy Writing and recruiting ) 2. Virtual Assistant (Administrative help including data entry) 3. Every Type of Content Writing 4. Editing Blogs/Websites developed on Wordpress and also make them search engine optimize them 5. E-books and small publications 6. Help in Mathematical projects (upto first year of engineering studies) 7. Job and University's application Consultancy (thesis, personal statement etc)

    $20.00 /hr
    16 hours
  9. Dagny Griffin

    Dagny Griffin

    Editor and Writer

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 2

    Strong editing skills for a variety of copy including fiction, nonfiction, business, and academic (including) curriculum. Experienced ghostwriter for speakers and SMEs. Strong writing process skills. Can produce a finished project from your raw concept. Excellent communication and project management skills. Can deliver what you want when you want it.

    $20.00 /hr
    520 hours
  10. Jaqueline Gomes

    Jaqueline Gomes

    English/Portuguese Translator, Moderator, Writer and Proofreader

    Brazil - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Hello and thank you for your time in checking my profile, this is a little bit about my career and work experience. In 2007 I started my work experience in audioconference, working full time with a team of audioconference interpreters, this job was with IR clients and brokers, I stayed in this job for four years in which I went to my Translating and Interpreter graduation college. In 2009 I finished my expertise in proofreading in English at Universidade Nove de Julho. In 2009 I went to Canada for 2 months and did a ESL course at its top class. In 2010 I graduated in Translating and Interpreter at Universidade Nove de Julho. In 2010 I started at CCAA a Spanish Course and later in 2011 went to Buenos Aires, Argentina and studied Elementary spanish at Amauta Spanish School. In 2011 I translated from English to Portuguese to Dos Manos Travel Agency in Peru., this job was work sided with my Elementary spanish course in Buenos Aires. In 2011 I started to work with Executive Aviation, where I still work today part-time, I'm a trip planning coordinator, which means I organize every single detail to every trip outside of Brazil. In 2012 and 2014 I taught English at FISK and CNA for a period of a year work sided with my career in Aviation. Today I'm looking for jobs in writing, proofreading, translation and moderation at Odesk to help increase my portfolio and my income and also provide good work to every single client. Hope to hear from your company soon. Jaqueline Gomes

    $5.56 /hr
    112 hours