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Sara M.

Sara M.

Native Spanish translator, assistant, creative writer

Spain - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 8

Native Spanish translator, proactive administrator, assistant and creative writer. I've worked for several multinational companies in Spain, have experience in translation tasks and I'm currently taking part in a volunteer project in Panama. My goal is to work as a freenlance English-Spanish / Spanish-English translator and assistant. I'm interested in translation projects and Creative Writing, Personal Assistance, Administration, Secretarial or Customer Care related long term positions. I'm a detail-oriented commited worker. Let me put my working experience and personal skills into practice to assist you get the best results possible in your project.

95% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
2,498 hours

Nancy Bach

Nancy Bach

Writer/Editor Always high quality and on time (or early)

United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 52

Highly experienced writer, editor, and project manager. Currently managing virtual team developing and writing online content for global finance business. Also providing primary editing and some writing for major Internet travel and language-learning businesses. I have BS and MBA degrees and have worked in various technical, marketing, and managerial roles while living in Hong Kong, Switzerland, and US. - Built and led virtual, cross-cultural teams world-wide - Strong leadership, communication, and organizational development skills - Change agent and manager - Very proficient trainer and facilitator A broad-based writer and perfectionist editor, I'm skilled in working with clients who are not native-English speakers. My range includes articles, full-length books and series in travel, technical, business, children and young adult, motivational, romance, user guides, and training materials. I'm editor-of-choice for several children's, business, and travel authors.

98% Job Success
$40.00 /hr
3,108 hours

Laura H.

Laura H.

Legal and Technical Translator, Writer, Proofreader and Editor

Romania - Tests: 35 - Portfolio: 7

I am a teacher and I know very well the Romanian, English and French grammatical rules. I am efficient in WRITING (journalistic articles, press releases, academic writing, creative writing), EDITING (revision of texts, article planning) PROOFREADING and TRANSLATION, with experience in translating various types of documents (from contracts and legal documents to financial, medical or highly technical documents). My skills are: creativity, imagination, good communication with people, patience, curiosity and interest. The combination of my skills is my highest asset. I would like to make use of my creativity and my knowledge.

100% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
1,311 hours

Shawn V.

Shawn V.


United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 15

Columbia MBA. US Army veteran. Ranked in top 0.02%. Tested top 1% in multiple skill areas. I am the founder, owner and sole operator of Red Nov Consulting, a firm that specializes in Excel consulting and financial analysis. I help businesses and individuals optimize their spreadsheets and create user-friendly, efficient, dynamic and unique solutions for their needs. I am fluent in visual basic (VBA) and have 15+ years experience working with Excel's advanced functions and features. I am a freelancer you can trust. I have performed 60+ jobs and received a perfect 5-star rating with multiple repeat clients. What clients are saying: - "Extremely responsive and knowledgeable." - "I can wholeheartedly recommend him." - "Went above and beyond." - "Shawn rocked!" - "Best you are going to find...period." - "One of a kind." - "Fast and professional." I hope to help you today.

84% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
1,346 hours

Nathalie M.

Nathalie M.

English to French translator (french native speaker)

France - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 9

I am a French native speaker, and I understand english as my own language. I am fully dedicated to any job I started and very professional. I am a hard worker, willing to deliver accurate translation within the time frame. I am honest about what I can do or not. Of course all my translations are 100% human. I am looking for a long term partnership. All documents transmitted and conversations will remain totally confidential. Previous employers have been very satisfied by my work, as you may see on the feedbacks left. So don't hesitate to contact me. I am available for : translation from english to french, french proofreading, french writing, transcription, typing and voice recording, and more.

100% Job Success
$17.78 /hr
1,704 hours

Anna R.

Anna R.

The Write Skills

United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

If you need a wordsmith who can communicate anything you want to say with voice, clarity, and flow, then I'm your writer. If you need someone who can polish every sentence with a few careful tweaks & tucks, and make a piece glow by giving it order and filling in weak spots, then I'm your editor. I take a personal interest in and responsibility for all of the projects I take on. You can leave your work with me and trust that I'll get it done and that it'll meet your needs. I'll do what's asked within the time constraints given; I'll often do more, because unforeseen things sometimes pop up and could use attention, and I hate to leave a stone unturned. I'm incredibly easy to work with and I work great independently. But if you want somebody who will work with you instead of just for you, I am also a skilled collaborator. No matter what your needs are, I'll work together with you through every step of the writing/editing process to make sure that my work takes the right shape.

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
1,270 hours

Cassandra A.

Cassandra A.

Freelance writer

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

I have been a writer most of my life, and I have worked professionally as a freelance writer for the last several years. I have written a wide variety of content, ranging from blog posts to product descriptions. I am skilled in writing SEO-oriented material, press releases, website content and video descriptions.

100% Job Success
$13.89 /hr
2,107 hours

Russ C.

Russ C.

Senior Technical Author, Microsoft Word and Self-publishing Wizard

Thailand - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 96

- - - - " He exceeded all expectations”- - - * ...and this is my goal; and, it's one I have succeeded at for the past 4 years here on oDesk/Upwork. You see, not only am I a professional, diligent, and multi-talented author with a proven track record in producing documentation across many industries, but I’m also a Microsoft Word Expert. When you combine this with over 18 years’ experience as a technical author, proof-reader, editor, and self-publishing wizard (the last one more recently), it means I can transform your work to the highest possible professional standards. - - - - “…it is a joy to work on a Word docx file that has been setup properly.”- - - * Recently, in July 2015, a client told me one of their team wasted TWO whole days every single time they had to send a new proposal out (and it still wasn’t right when they sent it). “We are able to create a master doc but we start using bad language once want to do the page numbering etc.” [sic] I have no idea how long they had been doing the same time-wasting, frustrating and hair-pulling process for so long. It took me 5 hours to provide them with a permanent, professional Word document. Subsequently… “Hi Russ, I must admit, it is a joy to work on a Word docx file that has been setup properly. I know I does sound funny when somebody says it is a joy to work with WORD.” [sic] - - - - "Russ was amazing to work with..." - - - - * Another client was kind enough to write: “Russ REALLy knows his stuff. He took a job that was causing us some pain and completed it with an explanatory video.”[sic] As I’m sure you’ll agree, when you are working with a true professional, you get far more than just the promise of top quality results, you get peace-of-mind. - - - - "It was a pleasure to work with you..." - - - - * - Peace-of-mind that allows you to focus on what YOU need to do to build your business - Peace-of-mind about not having to worry about whether your money is being well spent - Peace-of-mind from knowing that you have made the right choice and that you will get what you need, on time, ahead of budget, and of the highest possible quality. - - - - "...if you need someone with Russ' skills, we can't recommend him highly enough." - - - -* As a service provider, I believe in trust, I believe in relationships, and I believe in satisfaction. I have known most of my clients for a long-time – they provide me with repeat work. And, as you well know, this only comes through effective communication, flexibility and, above all, the ability to deliver as promised. - - - - "Exceptional eye to detail."- - - - * Indeed, when reviews include comments like the above (all taken from feedback, available below in full), you know that not only are you are making a sound choice, but you're also getting maximum value. But, again, what price can you put on peace-of-mind? How comforting is it to know that you can get on with what YOU should be doing and can leave me to get on with delivering what you need? Today we exist in a global marketplace, and there have never been so many choices open to you. The problem here is that, along with increased choices, comes increased risk: of being let down, of wasting time, of losing money. So, with that in mind... ...why risk it? A native British national, a Word user for 21-years, a designer of professional Word templates for slightly less time than that, I'm also a qualified English Language teacher, have a BA in English Language (1st Class Honours), and guarantee my work 100%. So ALL the risk is on me. - - - -"Russ was perfect for the task (and perfect for most tasks, I'd imagine)" - - - -* When you factor in that I’m an expert with MS Word (and PewerPoint, Excel, and a number of other programs), this means that I know what I'm doing. I don't mess about and I deliver when I say I will. - - - -"Russ communicated very quickly and finished the job very fast!"- - - -* There is a possibility that you have questions for me; and, if you do, please feel free to contact me. It doesn’t matter whether they’re about the work I've done, whether you’re unsure if I can help you or not, or whether you’re just after some advice - if I can help, I will. I look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Russ p.s. if you've read this far, thanks. Please note, I'm no graphics designer; if you need graphics doing, do what I do - outsource them! * Quotes are from client feedback on my profile below.

100% Job Success
$60.00 /hr
1,575 hours

Phil M.

Phil M.

Project PDQ

United Kingdom

Hiring resources online and getting a value-for-money outcome is a challenge, but when it comes to writing for digital media you will not be disappointed with my work. I deliver outstanding content and service to my clients, with more than 25% of them re-engaging me. I do not subcontract others - all writing is done by me. A professional writer and author, my background includes being a qualified marketer and many years international IT business experience (Project Management in custom software development and implementation in ERP, Banking and Finance). I write high quality content, extensively (but not exclusively) on science & technology, IT, project management, business, marketing and defence topics. The marketing perspective is essential in online content and knowing how to stimulate action from the reader - and how to get your messages across - is critical to successful content. That is where I excel. Besides delivering complete website content, my writing experience includes many eBooks - mostly in the field of business, technology and sport - plus articles and content for many websites. Whether it's carbon fiber, business process re-engineering or insurance, I can deliver. Also, if you want an ebook taken through from concept to the final item on Amazon, iTunes or even the hard copy - then I can do that for you as well. My education includes MBA, MSc and BSc, and I hold a Diploma in Marketing from the British Chartered Institute of Marketing. Many of my clients engage me for repeat business and appreciate the mature, experienced and often novel perspectives I bring to my work - which, of course, makes their content stand out. I'm here to help YOU achieve your objectives!

95% Job Success
$27.00 /hr
2,153 hours

Mary Andrews

Mary Andrews

Freelance Word Specialist

Canada - Tests: 6

As a full-time freelance administrative assistant, I am committed to providing my clients with quality work in a timely manner, to their satisfaction. I have extensive experience using both PC and Mac computer systems, and am proficient using Microsoft Office; in particular, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. I enjoy and excel in a project-driven role. My lengthy experience as a price book producer where I was responsible for product research, establishing pricing models and crafting product marketing pages makes me an ideal candidate for independent work requiring little supervision.

100% Job Success
$8.00 /hr
2,426 hours