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  1. Dee R.

    Dee R.

    Proofreader/editor, transcription, ESL, researcher

    Greece - Last active: 05/01/2014 - Tests: 4

    I am a professional English proofreader editor with a good number of years experience in the field. I have a strong medico-legal background so attention to detail is second nature, as is working to deadlines. Nothing is too small to edit and I have had many varied projects from checking menus and brochures, banners, web content, CV and cover letters, to academic journal articles. Anyone who has tried to publish articles know the rigorous demands they place on style and grammar. That's where I can help. I have published my own research so understand this process better than most. I am a native English speaker and my special interest is in ESL documents. All a good article or piece needs sometimes is a little tweak to make it a great article.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
  2. John Guise

    John Guise

    Experienced Writer, Editor and Ghostwriter

    Canada - Last active: 11/05/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

    I am an experienced writer/editor with over ten years of international experience with multi national companies in Asia and Canada. My strengths include article, blog, ghost and report writing and editing. I'm currently seeking both short and long-term writing and editing projects. Specialities include: ghostwriting both fiction and non-fiction, general business writing, writing about steel and other commodities as well as doing business in foreign countries (I have a decade of working in China). I am also available to handle web research and data entry projects for clients.

    $11.11 /hr
    7 hours
  3. Colleen Maguire

    Colleen Maguire

    Hardworking. Dedicated. Skilled.

    United States - Last active: 04/01/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    Are you baffled when it comes to writing? Does writing a business plan make you break out into a cold sweat just thinking about it? Can you simply not find the time necessary to sit down and write that article? Tell the truth - when was the last time you updated your resume? Colleen Maguire is a consummate professional who has helped many 'writing challenged' clients for over twenty years. She provides technical and business services, non-fiction writing, SEO writing services, editing/proofing and resume packet development. Her professional background is technology and business, which, along with personal experience with home, family, education, culinary and real estate, has given her a very generous base from which to approach many topics. Colleen has shown a mastery of the English language (native born) in her writing and editing, and continues to hone her craft daily. She is nimble yet elegant, dedicated and talented - and can help to make your project (and you) a success.

    $27.78 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Manuel Figueroa

    Manuel Figueroa

    Translator ENG-SPA(MEX)

    Mexico - Last active: 10/03/2014 - Tests: 2

    I have more than 13 years of experience as a professional translator and have plenty of experienced working with SDL Trados Studio 2011, Across, MemSource, WordFast Anywhere and Google Translators Toolkit. I have plenty of experience doing technical translations and I have some experience in subtitles. From 1997 to 2003 I was a molding technician and an industrial mechanic for AMP, I was also an interpreter for them. From 2004 to 2009 I worked as a translator for a company in Florida and had to translate a lot of Human Resources manuals and legal and official documents for our Mexican staff, I was also the interpreter they used while giving training, handling meetings, etc. After a pause in translations, I am back as a freelance translator. Since July, 2013 I have proofread 12 manuals (+72,000 words) and translated 36 training manuals (+220,000 words and counting) for a Canadian company mainly in the fields on Diesel Engines, Millwright, Electricity and General Industrial Mechanics. Pretty much all of these tasks involved deep DTP and terminology research prior to their completion. Finally, since the manuals I mentioned where delivered to us in print, we had to scan them. This challenge gave me the opportunity to get familiarized with OCR software (ABBY and OmniPage). I have lots of experience as a mechanic, proofreader, translator, interpreter and editor and this will help me a lot if you give me the opportunity to work with you as a translator. I am an easy going person and a trustful team player, a fast learner that knows how to work in a group, who is teachable and who knows how to follow instructions and at the same time is willing to jump in and help others whenever is needed. I offer my experience, hard work and a good attitude offering timing, clarity and superior quality in my translations. If you give me an opportunity you will not regret it.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals

    $16.00 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Amber Bryce

    Amber Bryce

    Freelance Writer with SEO and basic HTML experience

    United Kingdom - Last active: 01/05/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Hello, I'm currently working as a freelance writer, and always on the look out for more work. I enjoy writing about a variety of topics, including travel, film, music, literature, fashion and food. I'm also comfortable taking on topics I've not tackled before, such as guaranteed rent schemes and property management. I'm savvy at researching and have a fair bit of experience with SEO from my time working in house as a content writer at various companies. I'm an avid social media user too, and have experience of sharing material and enhancing brand names through this. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Dascalu Razvan-Adrian

    Dascalu Razvan-Adrian

    Transcriptionist, Proofreader

    Romania - Last active: 01/12/2014 - Tests: 1

    I am currently studying law (senior year) after finishing the philology High school. My English is advanced in both written and verbal skills. I can translate, transcribe, proofread and pretty much everything related to English. One thing that you need to know about me is that I work fast and I respond fast, there will be no misunderstandings. I hope we will have a great collaboration :).

    $8.33 /hr
    1 hours
  7. Emily Lindberg

    Emily Lindberg

    Business and Creative Writer

    United States - Last active: 03/05/2014 - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

    Hello, my name is Emily. My background is in business and medicine. I currently create a department journal for a Fortune 500 company (interviewing, writing, editing, and publishing), manage the department marketing campaigns (all graphic design, copy, and events), and produce our department's videos. I speak, read, and write Spanish proficiently. I also have an exceptional understanding of the English language and its nuances. I'm very interested in both technical and creative writing and look forward to being able to develop important documents for you and your company in any capacity. My full portfolio and blog may be found on my website:

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Karie S.

    Karie S.

    Willing to learn new experiences

    Canada - Last active: 04/23/2012 - Tests: 8

    Hello, I am a current 5th year University student looking to become a highschool history and english teacher. As i major in history and english I have written more then my fair share of essays and writing assignments and as a result I am very good at catching spelling and grammatical errors. I am very good with time management, I'm motivated and would be more then happy to complete the task you require as quick as you need it done.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Dawn B.

    Dawn B.

    Expert editor, researcher and writer

    Australia - Last active: 08/18/2014

    I am an experienced editor, researcher and writer, specialising in assignment proofreading, academic papers in the social sciences and humanities, and general interest writing. I have degrees in both politics and English literature and am near completion of a PhD in political science. I enjoy writing general interest articles, editing e-books, correcting grammar and helping clients get to that 'final product'. I have experience with academic assignments as I have worked as a university tutor and lecturer for a number of years and have a number of published articles. In addition to my academic work, I have worked as a research assistant for a number of years in various academic fields. I am able to format footnotes for journal articles, edit short stories, ghost write e-books and have extensive experience with clients for whom English is not their first language.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Megan Fryberger

    Megan Fryberger

    English Language Instructor

    United States - Last active: 10/10/2014 - Tests: 5

    As a college graduate with a degree in Secondary English Education, I have the unique ability of knowing the ins and outs of the English language and training others to properly use it for their intended purpose. I am strongest when I can write for someone who knows their voice, but I also have plenty of experience in helping discover a voice for those who don't yet have one. I am more than happy to work on a trial basis to see if our work styles are compatible!

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours