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Alex Blackburn

Alex Blackburn

Native English front-end WordPress developer, writer & proofreader

Netherlands - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 8

I'm a native English speaker who specialises in converting static HTML websites into responsive and dynamic WordPress sites. I am competent in HTML5 and CSS3, as well as working with the WP back-end and the Bootstrap framework. I also have over three years worth of experience in writing and editing online and offline content. I am perfectly fluent in both UK and US English and have completed jobs writing and editing in both. From my 5 star rating you can tell I am fast, reliable and accurate. I am also always readily available and am good at communicating with clients. Born in England and with 'A's (top 25%) in both GCSE English Language and Literature, and a good eye for detail, I possess accurate, reliable and consistent skills in proofreading and editing. I have attended University for several years and attained a 2:1 (Hons) degree in Film & Television Studies.

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
464 hours

Kike A.

98% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
33 hours

Kaja Szymanska

Kaja Szymanska

Professional Polish/English/German translator

Poland - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

If you need a diligent and reliable person to deliver high quality work, you have just found whom you were looking for. I am a native Polish speaker with proficient English, fluent Czech, German and Italian and basic knowledge of several other languages (namely Spanish, Slovak and Latin). I have worked as a translator and proof-reader for the past 7 years and offer excellent quality translations especially (but not only) in the fields of academic humanities, business, media, historical archives and medicine. I have a Master's degree from the Jagiellonian University where I studied Polish and Czech studies as well as linguistics, and spent a year-abroad scholarship at UCL, where I achieved first-class results e.g. in Czech and Slovak to English translations. I currently work in co-operation with an academic journal ("Terminus") and the Jagiellonian University Press as a translator and English editor. I always do my utmost and hit the deadlines. I am particularly keen to translate all kinds of historical data, archives, casual articles, academic papers, literary texts, financial documents etc. I can also do technical translations, captions, advertisments, manuals and all other sorts of text. I use CAT tools, if applicable.

98% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
192 hours

Tracy S.

Tracy S.

Writer and Editor

United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

I graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Mass Communications in 2006. While I was earning my degree, I served as a staff writer and editor for the student newspaper. As part of my tenure as editor, I increased the advertising income so the paper was self-sufficient without additional funds from student services. I served as an intern with the South Bend Tribune, contributing in the business news department. Upon graduation, I served as an assistant editor for GCI magazine, based in Carol Stream, IL. I wrote for both the print and digital editions of the magazine. In addition, the magazine's website included brief news items, which I wrote, organized and posted. As part of my editing duties, I have worked with freelance writers, discussing article direction and timing, as well as article placement in the newspaper or magazine. In addition, I have written and created marketing materials for several companies in the retail and banking industries. Currently, I work as an executive assistant in a commercial mortgage company, focused on the marketing and quality control plans.

93% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
135 hours

James Walsh

James Walsh

French/German to English Translator

United Kingdom - Tests: 4

I am a native English speaking Ba hons graduate in French with German. I have experience translating between English and French or German on a vast array of different topics. I have also specifically studied the techniques required to translate effectively and efficiently. A broad education is vital in the learning of modern languages and as such I have an extensive vocabulary on a number of subjects. I can speak both French and German fluently and have spent time living and studying in France and Austria to enhance my understanding of the languages. I also believe myself to have an excellent command of English. It is my aim to provide translations of the highest accuracy, at a reasonable rate, very quickly. I have completed a number of projects on oDesk as a translator and have a 5 star rating as my clients are all very happy with my work.

100% Job Success
$18.00 /hr
294 hours

Lilith Baghdasaryan

Lilith Baghdasaryan

Articles writer. Web content. Translation

Armenia - Portfolio: 43

You need to hire me because you don't want to spend weeks training me. You want a quick learner with good communication skills and technical problem solving skills.I have an experience in writing articles,copywriting,newsettlers,translations. I have the abilities and organization to complete your project accurately and on time. You need someone who can pick up the pieces that were dropped, and can start connecting the dots, and then applying themselves in a strategic and organized fashion that makes sense to your management style. I can make adorable color coded file systems or breeze through the heaping to-do list in a flurry, whatever suits your style. Mainly, I pride myself in customer / client satisfaction with my personable approach. Alternately, I enjoy autonomously jumping into the action and getting down to business once I get my bearings. As well I'm eager to be part of a team that inspires and engages me to do my best work!

80% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
174 hours

Dwayne M.

Dwayne M.

Bringing Ideas to Life

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 36

Every book has the potential to become a best-seller. My overall goal is to give every book the attention it deserves while making the Upwork experience pleasant for clients. I treat every book as if it were a future best-seller. My experience as a published author gives me a unique insight into the whole process, which I am happy to share with all of my clients. Every time that I get to help people achieve their dream of publishing a book is a great day. This can be in the form of ghostwriting, polishing up a manuscript, or just converting the book into a Kindle, Nook, or iBook format. Dmcmillian_258 is an awesome contractor to work with. He's always prompt, courteous, and offers suggestions for improvements I might have missed. Have hired several times and plan to do so again. OR Did an excellent job for us. We highly recommend his services! Those are just two examples from hundreds of others. Want to be the next happy client? Feel free to contact me today.

93% Job Success
$12.00 /hr
152 hours

Stephanie Ayres

Stephanie Ayres

Copyeditor, article writer and copywriter

Australia - Tests: 5

My name is Steph and I'm a freelance copyeditor, article writer, copywriter and proofreader based in Melbourne, Australia. I hold a Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing (2011) and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (2008), and have been successfully running my freelance writing and editing business, Ayres Copyediting, for over two years now. I write and edit almost anything, but specialise in scientific writing and articles for the web. I have a strong knowledge of SEO principles and am comfortable writing on any topic. One of the biggest worries about hiring a freelancer is the uncertainty of whether you are picking the right person - that's why I always give you the opportunity to see how I work or edit/write a sample before you commit to hiring me. I do not provide a portfolio as many of my clients prefer to keep my work confidential, but I am more than happy to show you some of my previous work on request.

87% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
133 hours

Eleanor Bartel

Eleanor Bartel

A versatile freelance writer with academic experience

United States - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

I am a freelance writer with several years of experience. I have a passion for writing, and I love to write about a variety of topics. I have written in SEO, copywriting, academic, technical, and creative fields. I have experience with editing and proofreading as well. I have my Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing & English. I will be graduating in 2015 with my Master's degree in the same field. I have taken several writing specific courses that have strengthened my abilities. For more examples of my work, please see my portfolio at

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
1,328 hours

Heather P.

Heather P.

Literary consultant, ghostwriter and editor.

United Kingdom

I'm a writer and editor, currently making a move into more regular ghostwriting. I have worked in print and online media for a decade, after graduating with a degree in English Literature and Philosophy from Manchester University. I've worked at a niche publishing company for the last 6 years, and work with novelists, non-fiction authors, storytellers and students across a range of genres and styles. My writing and editing styles are very adaptable. I pride myself on the quality of my work and my ability to meet deadlines. I have an exceptional eye for details, and am reliable and enthusiastic.

97% Job Success
$33.00 /hr
18 hours