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Patricia Desantis

Patricia Desantis

Transcriber and Editor, Administrative and Voice Work

United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 4

High quality transcriptions, eagle-eye editing, voice work, and more. As an experienced transcriber and editor I strive to provide my clients with the best quality service to help them get their voice across. In my over seven years of experience I have worked in many genres and always work closely with my clients to ensure that they receive a product they can be proud of.

92% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
1,171 hours

Jennell Houts

Jennell Houts

Experienced Teacher Seeks Writing/Blogging Opportunities

United States - Tests: 3

I have an eye for detail and the ability to rework your project if necessary to enhance readability and flow. I'm a native English speaker and hold a BA with a minor in English. As a former English teacher, my grasp of the English language in grammar, punctuation, and spelling is very good. I am skilled at finding language errors in blogs, web sites, documents -- anything! As a content writer I am very knowledgeable in the areas of parenting, Christianity, health & nutrition, weight-loss, gluten-free living, marriage and much more. I work with integrity and take pride in what I do. Deadlines drive me -- I look forward to putting that professional touch on your project.

$16.67 /hr
171 hours

Sara Clark

Sara Clark

Experienced Technical Writer and Professional SDS Author

United States - Tests: 4

Professional Chemist and Technical Writer seeking opportunities to expand professional portfolio. * Industry experience researching and creating technical documents. * Freelance experience editing and proofreading a variety of documents --from resumes to art books * Previous editor in chief for a Woman Innovation newsletter at Dow AgroSciences. * Specialized training in the creation of hazard communication documents under new GHS guidelines. , US (HazCom 2012) EU (CLP) Canada (WHMIS 1988/2015).

100% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
210 hours

Matthew W.

Matthew W.

Freelance Writer

United Kingdom - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

Variety is the spice of life as they say! For years now I have cultivated my writing skills in many areas, including, but not restricted to; philosophy, short stories, poetry, diary keeping, hundreds of blog and articles, e-books, website content ranging from travel to lawnmower reviews, and many academic pieces. Writing has been a part of my life since my early years, continuing throughout school, and later college, where I studied English language and literature at A level. The natural academic progression lead me to university, where a degree in psychology helped me to maintain and develop my essay writing skills to a very high standard. But life is not all academia and since then I have worked hard and travelled harder, spending the last two years on the continent, honing my life skills, and writing all about it along the way. Exploring culture, nature, and the meaning of humanity, the study of myself, and of others, became my life quest. During this time the rigid techniques of essay writing exploded into a dazzle of spectacular colour. Creativity was realized in its truest form, bursting from the walls which once contained it, flooding my mind with ideas, words, and images, all forcing their way onto the paper in front of me. It overwhelmed me, and left me with no choice... I knew I must express myself; I knew I must harness this power of words. I reached a crossroads that many have undoubtedly reached before. Where do I take my writing from here? Will I take that job at the checkout, or will I stand up and take control? So, with the future in my mind, and aspirations in my heart, I began my journey as a freelance writer. Since then I have worked with dozens of clients on projects large and small, and have succeeded in keeping everyone pretty happy in the process! The main skill I have learnt is how to blend my creative ability with client's exact requirements, and to enhance their ideas and businesses. Sound good? Why work with me? Inspiring content, originality, a powerful narrative voice, a bold approach to topics, a diverse approach to knowledge, a thorough approach to research, a fine-tuned attention to detail, a strict ethic of client satisfaction, and an ability to make lists exhaustive without them becoming boring. Writing is a profession, and a responsibility. therefore it should be handled with care, and in a manner adhering to a code of conduct. My personal code of conduct goes as follows: In Non-Fiction: I will not present fiction, or half-truth, or subjective opinion as fact. Even scientific theory will be presented for what it is. The most accurate model we currently have through research using scientific methodology. Not as objective fact, and ultimate truth. I will not write propaganda, of a political nature or otherwise, or any form of deliberately misleading information. I will be as creative and passionate as possible. Potential employers should expect my adherence to this code. They will also be referred to it should they ask me to partake in any of the above disgraces to the use of the human language. In Fiction: Anything goes! The reader in this case, knows, or should know, that what is being presented is the subjective journeys of the characters. If they can gain some food for thought along the way, then great!

100% Job Success
$34.50 /hr
54 hours

Adriana C.

Adriana C.

Experienced Translator | Proofreader | Transcriber

France - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 8

Over the last 8 years I have been involved in various translation projects, ranging from literary to technical documents. Thus, I have collaborated with several publishers and provided translations for literary and sociology texts. I have been translating technical specifications for a French rubber manufacturer for 7 years. I am also partner of a Notary Public Office where I am in charge of translating and interpreting legal texts (sale contracts, power of attorney, affidavit, etc.). I am fast and reliable and will provide samples of my work.

99% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
405 hours

Lakshmi Divya Vegiraju

Lakshmi Divya Vegiraju

Professional writer//Editor/Researcher/HR/Telugu & Hindi Translator

India - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

I am working with Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. as Assistant Manager - Human Resources, I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. I have been a member of the Editorial Board of my college for 2 years and assisted my team in proofreading and editing articles that reach the corporate world. I have secured A grade in Cambridge's Business English Communication (BEC) Examination. I have fluent written and verbal skills in English, Hindi and Telugu. I would like to apply my knowledge and experience in assisting you in accomplishing your projects.

100% Job Success
$14.44 /hr
11 hours

Hedy M.

Hedy M.

Writer, translator, editor, musicologist

United Kingdom - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

I am a musicologist, editor and native speaker of German who enjoys writing engaging reviews, programme notes and articles on classical music as well as translating between German and English. In addition, I transcribe your audiofiles and proofread both entertaining and educational texts, be it a CD booklet or a BA thesis in Biochemistry, and I will research technical terms to ensure correct spelling (and use, if you are not a native speaker). I understand your need for accuracy, reliability and confidentiality, and - having worked in university administration for some time - I know about the importance of meeting deadlines.

93% Job Success
$27.00 /hr
27 hours

Emmy Ostlund

Emmy Ostlund

Writer, Researcher and English-Swedish Translator

United Kingdom - Tests: 3

Professional writer, researcher, editor and translator with many years of experience. I'm a native Swedish speaker, born and raised in Stockholm, and currently residing on the south-east coast of England, where I've lived over the past 5 years. I have recently graduated from a Master's degree in Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought from the University of Sussex, where I have achieved excellent results. I'm often praised for my skills in academic writing, but can easily adapt the level of language accessibility to any particular audience. I posses excellent work ethics and am deeply committed to provide a high-quality service with my clients' success and interests being my utmost priority.

95% Job Success
$33.00 /hr
10 hours

Maria Kuusik

Maria Kuusik

Experienced Estonian translator, writer and designer

Estonia - Tests: 4

Hello! Experienced Estonian translator and writer at your service! I translate English to Estonian and Estonian to English; I provide Estonian proofreading, editing and voice over services. My main areas of expertise are tourism, technical translating (user manuals, product descriptions), website content, art and design-related articles. Languages and writing are my passions and I provide excellent quality for both large and small projects. I have a Bachelor's degree in Furniture Design, therefore I also do content writing about interior design and product design. I'll be happy to take on design projects and 3D modeling tasks as well. Word processing and translation tools that I use: WordFast MemoQ Microsoft Word 2D and 3D design tools that I use: SolidWorks AutoCad Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Feel free to contact me regarding your project and ask me any additional information. I look forward to working with you!

92% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
27 hours

Nguyen Phuong Bao

Nguyen Phuong Bao

Market Research Analyst, English-Vietnamese-Chinese Translator

Vietnam - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

I have 6 years of experience in translation work. I can translate contents in various subjects, including: Economics, Finance and Accounting, Business, Marketing and Advertising, Medical (General, Pharmaceutical, Medical Equipment, etc.), Technical, IT and Localization, Legal... I can also offer market research, internet research, academic research and report writing (competition analysis, demographic analysis, site analysis, price benchmark and pricing strategy, etc.). My experience when working for a Danish company specializing in retail network development and retail real estate development allows me to create reports of high quality and rich of information. I am proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Trados and also able to use Adobe Photoshop. For each job that I have, I always invest 100% of my ability to ensure I'll deliver my clients high quality products. Good time management makes it possible for me to submit my work to clients on time.

97% Job Success
$11.00 /hr
87 hours