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Judy Dino

Judy Dino Agency Contractor

Editing, Proofreading, Writing.

United States - Portfolio: 1

I have my BA in Biology from Clark University and an M.Ed. in Education from Worcester State University. I have worked as a professional biologist and more recently as an educator and editor. I am also a published author. I have additional experience with business and accounting as well as grant writing. I can help you with proofreading, editing, content generation, web site review and just about any task where you put pen to paper. I am very motivated and client oriented. I don't feel that I've succeeded until you are fully satisfied. Red To Black Editing is a small family business; we always work very hard for our clients.

Associated with: The Red To Black Editing Company

99% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
2 hours

Scott Z.

Scott Z.

Editing/Proofreading/Academic Support

United States - Tests: 8

I received the #1 all-time HIGHEST ranked score on the Odesk 'U.S. spelling test'. My specializations include online editing, proofreading and translation polishing. I hold a Masters degree in 'Online Education' [3.91 GPA], and a second MA in 'Ancient History'. I have 15+ years of background in corporate Manhattan law firms and investment banks as a legal proofreader. Other professional experience includes a USAID/Georgetown University 'Business English' teaching position, providing editorial support for the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh, four years as a TOEFL exam rater, etc. Also, I have self-published 3 books that are available on Amazon. Currently, I am an online ESL teacher and TOEFL/SAT content developer for a company in Beijing. I also worked for ResumeEdge as a resume writing private contractor. Lastly, I am working toward a PhD in Online Education at the Open University of Catalonia. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance and thank you for your consideration. sz

63% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
259 hours

Michella S.

Michella S.

Translating / Proofreading / Transcriptions

Brazil - Tests: 10

Translation Services English > Portuguese (Brazilian) Portuguese (Brazilian) > English Quality and punctuality assured. I am a Brazilian born, Portuguese speaker graduated in language translation (English /Portuguese - Portuguese/English) and have been working as an International Trade Assistant for the past six years. As a passionate linguist I have always dedicated my free time teaching English to those interested and also Portuguese to those who are willing to learn. Working as a ‘freelancer translator’ I have had the opportunity to translate and proofread material covering different subject matter for websites, blog’s and the like, as well as magazine / newspaper articles, product packing instructions and marketing material. I have also worked on several transcription projects, converting conferences, interviews and pod casts into written form. I am more than happy to discuss your project further to see if I can assist you and perhaps even provide an example of my work if required. Thank you for browsing my profile and I hope to work with you in the near future.

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
2,465 hours

Victor Franklin

Victor Franklin

Translator / Proofreading EN-PT

Brazil - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

Independent Professional Translator, with B.Ed. - Bachelor Degree in Education (Portuguese/English/Literature). Deep knowledge in technical English, acquired in my 7 years experience in the translation industry. I work efficiently and in a timely manner, meeting the clients’ expectations on quality and quick turnaround. CAT used: MemoQ Pro. Areas of expertise: - Marketing. - Contract/Agreements - Industry [general] - Communication - Real Estate - Manuals - Websites. - Games. - Apps

93% Job Success
$14.00 /hr
490 hours

Jean Booth

Jean Booth

Editorial/Proofreading/Photo Research

United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

Contributing to clear, effective communication is always my goal. I work full time for a small trade-magazine publisher, helping in all phases of development of our magazines for lawyers. I am excellent at finding inconsistencies within text, as well as correcting grammar and typos. I accomplish my oDesk work in the morning and evening hours around my day job. I work most often with Word documents, PDFs and Excel.

92% Job Success
$23.00 /hr
94 hours

Linda Lindstrom

Linda Lindstrom

Swedish-English Translation and proofreading

Sweden - Tests: 20

I am an American that has lived in Sweden for over 30 years and I am fluent in both English and Swedish. I have done quite a bit of translation, both to and from Swedish and English. I have translated, among other things, websites, technical, travel, e-books, manuals etc, into and from Swedish. I have done a lot of translating of various documents from Swedish to English, such as certificates, contracts, other legal documents, construction, EU-documents on telecommunication, tax statements, travel brochures and university papers. I work fast, am dedicated, and take pride in being thorough. I also do proofreading. I use Trados Studio 2011 Freelance. It may look like I haven't done any work here for a while. I have steady clients here and do projects that are not posted. I do a lot of work off of this site, but am always interested in hearing about new projects! Please get in touch if you would like more information!

Groups: oTranslators

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
47 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

Zevit Reid

Zevit Reid

Excellent Transcription and Proofreading Skillset

United States - Tests: 9

My objective is to find a transcription/data entry position that will allow me to supplement my income and work from home in the evenings and/or weekends.

$8.89 /hr
3 hours

Hafiz M.

Hafiz M.

Administrative support, Web Research, Data Entry, proofreading

Pakistan - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

I am Ilyas from Pakistan, I am working as a Medical Research Assistant in a renowned Medical Research Journal of Pakistan & I am working as freelancer since last 2 years, I tried to give my services to my clients on lowest rates and with good quality of my work.. I accept only jobs which i have good experience and always cares of time frame of my client, I know no task is difficult but it is difficult with its timeframe. I hope you will get excellent work from me and would like to hire me. Thanks in advance Ilyas

83% Job Success
$3.00 /hr
387 hours

Chadrick M.

Chadrick M.

Professional Customer Service Representative / VA / Proofreading

Jamaica - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I am a person best described to be dynamic, self-motivated, with strong determination towards my goals. I am capable of working under pressure with a small amount of supervision. My main objective here on oDesk is to advance my current skills in Customer Service, Virtual Assistant and Proofreading & Editing. I have been in the telecommunication and administrative industry for over 3 years. I have experience in E-mail, Chat, Phone support, eBook proofreading and editing, amazon kindle and document proofreading. I did Virtual Assistant and Administrative support, where I had to conserves managers time by reading, researching, reviewing, verifying, and routing correspondence, reports; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications; organizing client conferences, and meetings.

63% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
71 hours