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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.

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$11.11 /hr
2,465 hours

Andrea M.

English to German translation/ Proofreading/ Article writing

Canada - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

I am a qualified Primary School Teacher with German as my native language and I am fluent in English. Due to spending years in the United Kingdom and in Australia, it has allowed me to become proficient in the English language. I have a lot of experience in translation from English to German (text and website translation about various topics), customer service, private tutoring and I am also experienced in writing Keyword and SEO optimized articles in German. I'm a reliable, ambitious, diligent and hard working person. My goal is to provide excellent service to my clients and keeping deadlines counts to my top priorities. Feel free to contact me anytime!

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$20.00 /hr
4,384 hours

Virginie C.

Virginie C.

French & Spanish translator, Historian

Belgium - Tests: 7

Native French speaker who lived 8 years in Spain, I'm looking for using my language skills in helping translating (from Spanish/English to French), proofreading (in French) and providing support in administrative/tourism/culture fields. I've studied in the US (high school) and have been living in Belize, Central America, for 4 years. I've majored in art history and have a post master in cultural management.

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$18.89 /hr
3,022 hours

Marienneth kathleen D.

Marienneth kathleen D. Agency Contractor

Excellent Customer Service Relation and Administrative works.

Philippines - Tests: 4

I have been in the customer service field (email, chat, and phone) for almost 9 years now. I am excellent in handling email responses and managing chats. I also have an experience being a phone support specialist. Providing outstanding customer assistance is my passion and rectifying one's issue is my goal in every contact. I don't just fix the issue for the customer, I also make them feel delighted and appreciated. I am a very fast learner and I am open to learn new software needed to be able to perform my job. I have an experience using SupportCenter, Velaro, KANA, Zendesk, and many more. I am professional, friendly, upbeat, compassionate, positive, and always make sure that I am knowledgeable enough to resolve all customer issues in a timely manner. I can work under pressure with minimum supervision. I am trustworthy; committed to superior customer service; detail oriented, resourceful; and be able to multi-task effectively. Also, I am very much willing to undergo training if necessary.

Associated with: Dream Team

$12.22 /hr
5,487 hours

Vanessa W.

Vanessa W.

Administrative assistant; Proofreader

United States - Tests: 12

Over the past 20 years, I have worked in office assistant/managerial roles that demanded accuracy, ability to multitask to ensure timely and quality product, and paying close attention to detail. I am offering highly accurate and efficient performance whilst responding to the needs and requirements of any buyer thus providing a sense of accomplishment for both of us once goals have been met.

$11.11 /hr
1,349 hours

Dimphy De Vaan

Dimphy De Vaan

NL- EN Bilingual. Eye for detail. Love for learning.

New Zealand - Tests: 7

Dutch is my native tongue. Living in New Zealand for 17+ yrs has given me the opportunity to further develop my English. Eager to learn, always do my best, might ask more questions, as I like to do a perfect job. Adult educator 10+yrs. (teaching NZQA accredited subjects) Team leader; setting up new project (10+ people) Design, Artist, making things look good Middenstandsdiploma (NL) English - Dutch language skills Spreadsheet skills, incl bookkeeping Strength: Work accurately, Motivator, Coach, Team player & Solo, Perfectionist, Time Management, eye for detail. Giving every project my best. To translate you need to have deep knowledge of both languages; Many things you cannot translate literally, as they will have a different meaning or make no sense. E.g. translating the Dutch sentence: ‘De kraan loopt’ would literally translate: ‘The tap walks’ instead of ‘The tap runs’. I love empowering people to become the best they can and want to be.

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$22.22 /hr
1,797 hours

Redentor Barroba

Redentor Barroba

Real Estate Researcher | Data Entry Specialist | Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 3

11 Years of experience in the field of data entry and web research is what I can offer to you. Great knowledge in Real Estate jobs, like researching agents and collecting information regarding various personnel. I also tried to be a Virtual Assistant and it improved my diction & accent to be able to speak English, more fluently. I am a working a year now in Odesk and I am proud to say that I have done so many successful jobs. And I'm really grateful to be a part of something important to you in the Business World. I can offer you the following: Data Entry (encode, collect, scrape) Web research Proofreading Virtual Assistant Pdf conversion to Ms Word 2003/2007 MS Excel 2003/2007 Google Docs Looking Forward to work with you :)

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$5.56 /hr
2,375 hours

Caroline Fakhr-Laure

Caroline Fakhr-Laure

French German Spanish English team lead, translator, customer support

Greece - Tests: 15

Use my language skills (French, German: native, English Spanish : fluent) for project management/administration, research, localization, writing, customer service, simple translations, in short: anything that might help your business.

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$27.78 /hr
8,161 hours

Amelyn Labrador

Amelyn Labrador Agency Contractor

Multi Tasking/Researcher/Data Entry/Data Mining/Video & Audio Editing

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

Looking for the greatest opportunity to work in a leading company.

Associated with: Filipino_Patriot

$3.33 /hr
1,435 hours

Sunil Suresh

Sunil Suresh

Technical Writing, User Guides, Proofreading, Data Entry, PowerPoint

India - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

I have more than 20 years of IT experience along with training and programming experience. I can help you with preparation of user manuals/guides. I can also help you with data entry/conversion, Powerpoint presentations, desktop publishing (designing of brochures, newsletters etc.) and word processing work. I am an excellent proofreader. Though I have not done many proofreading jobs on oDesk as yet, here is a comment that I received from a client on another freelancing site (for a job that consisted of proofreading and editing 9-10 Word documents): "Sunil was absolutely superb. I can't imagine this project having gone any better. He way exceeded by expectations every step of the way! His editing skills also were impeccable and his English was flawless." I believe in giving my best to any task/job that I take up. I take pride in the quality of my work and I am sure that you too will agree once you have seen my work.

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$11.11 /hr
1,705 hours