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  1. Biru H.

    Biru H.

    English/Chinese Translator,Transcriptionist, MBA, Voice Talent, V.A.

    United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 10

    1. Native Chinese Speaker (both Mandarin & Cantonese) 2. Experienced Translator from English to Chinese (simplified and traditional) and vice versa. Works include advertising, product introduction, business proposal/ppt, promotion brochure, websites, academic paper & transcript and movie subtitle and so on. 3. Rich experiences on transcribing/voice over for audio/video specially for meeting/conference/interview/movie. 4. Certified Mandarin Teacher in USA (Superior level on ACTFL both writing and oral test) 5. Major on English Linguistic and Translation for Bachelor Degree (Pass the highest level test TEM8 in China) 6. Master of Business Administration, specialize on Human Resources Management and Marketing. 7. 5+ years Executive Assistant to CEO in a large international investment company. 8. Professional, friendly, responsible, patient and detail-oriented.

    $16.67 /hr
    26 hours
  2. Arlyn C.

    Arlyn C.

    Editor, Proofreader, and Writer

    Philippines - Tests: 12

    A dedicated professional with significant experience in editing and proofreading manuscripts in different formats (journal articles, academic books, theses, research reports, and web content) and in various fields (physics, medicine, social sciences, humanities, business, general topics). Proficient in APA, Chicago, and AIP citation styles. Able to use client-specific style guides as well. Demonstrates a high level of competence in the English language (American and British), has a keen eye for detail, and can perform tasks independently or under minimum supervision. Looking for opportunities to share my expertise in editing and proofreading as well as my skills in writing and research.

    $10.00 /hr
    4,646 hours
  3. Bai farah divah B.

    Bai farah divah B.

    Virtual Assistant / Executive Assistant

    Philippines - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 4

    I have worked in the corporate world for a solid 7 years. Mostly my work has been as an Executive / Administrative Assistant to the President / Owner of different companies in different industries.I believe this has given me the "perfectionist attitude". The President is my client and I need to be on top of everything and complete the tasks ahead of time. And I can deliver the same here in Odesk. I have been with Odesk since 2010 and have worked with employers for a long time. I value my relationship with them and keep professionalism on top even if this is just the virtual world. I have learned a lot since I started here and I'm willing to learn more new skills. I also share my knowledge with new employers who aren't that familiar with what they're doing. That is the reason they keep me for good until they need to end the contract due to end of their business.

    $13.33 /hr
    3,906 hours
  4. Brooke Pierce

    Brooke Pierce

    Writer, Researcher, Editor

    United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    I have been working as a freelancer for over 15 years, and during that time I have developed long-term working relationships that have allowed me to expand my abilities while also giving me the flexibility that comes with telecommuting. I am always looking for interesting new projects to take on, especially in the areas of article writing, copywriting, and editing.

    $38.89 /hr
    708 hours
  5. Bernard L.

    Bernard L.

    Word | Excel | PPT | Publisher | Ebook | Forms | Templates | Designs

    Philippines - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 6

    My earnest desire is to deliver high-quality output required by clients through rendering efficient administrative support tasks such as word processing, data entry, form conversion, reports and article writing. I have more than 15 years of work experience wherein I practically gained proficiency in using Microsoft/ Web/ Online applications. Several training and seminars gave me the opportunity to learn and use other software like Adobe Photoshop (CS3), ArcGIS (ArcMap 9.3 Version) Database (CBMS-NRDB). oDesk is now helping me in enhancing my expertise.

    $25.00 /hr
    882 hours
  6. Samantha Eyler-Driscoll

    Samantha Eyler-Driscoll

    Academic Editor | Translator

    Colombia - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

    * Expert editor specialized in Chicago 16th edition and editing articles for peer-reviewed publications. Holder of a Master's degree in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics, 2+ years' experience at economics think tanks in London and Washington, D.C., before moving to Bogotá to lead the production team at the investment magazine Mining Leaders. * Freelance project history covering both fiction and non-fiction (principally academic [economics/political science], journalism, and business/finance publications). * Long translation experience with projects including television subtitles, academic papers, journalism/blogs, contracts/legal, and technical documents for industry and government. Native English speaker living for over two years now as an expat in Latin America. * Specialties: Chicago Manual of Style, APA style, the Economist Style Guide, Desktop Publishing, Online Content Management (Drupal, Joomla), Adobe InDesign, Spanish-to-English translation, Latin American and European political economy, mining industry, feminism, social science academic editing.

    $27.89 /hr
    2,408 hours
  7. Dana R.

    Dana R.

    Versatile Freelance Writer, Editor, Proofreader

    United States - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 8

    "Outstanding," "awesome," "detailed," "creative." Those are just some of the adjectives that clients have used to describe me. Now let me deliver outstanding, awesome, detailed, and creative work to you. As a lover of words and all their grammatical nuances, I am exceptionally driven, and I work tirelessly to ensure that a project is delivered at its absolute best. I strive for ultimate clarity as I faithfully omit murky language and contradictory words. In the end, only the highest quality of writing remains. I have provided my services for editing, proofreading, web content, script writing, press releases, resumes, marketing materials, screenwriting, ghost blogging, and much more. Some of my clients have included Coldwell Banker, GFO Companies, RE/MAX, Pinnacle Credit Services, Child & Family Solutions, Pearson, the United States Army, the United States Tennis Association, and Universal McCann. I work from home full-time, so I have the advantage of being fully dedicated to your project. I am extremely thorough, timely, and responsive to clients, and I pride myself on my professionalism from a project's inception to fruition. I work diligently to give you what YOU want. I am also a one-person operation who never outsources work. You will not be disappointed! Below is feedback from some of my clients: “From initial proposal to completed work product, this contractor's results were top notch. Communications were timely and clear. The report subject matter was complex, and great suggestions were made and accepted. Next engagement for this contractor is already in process. Highly recommended to all at Elance and beyond.” -Elance Client “She was very timely, easy to work with, and very reachable at all times. Really understood the direction and captured everything I needed captured. ” -Elance Client “Outstanding level of detail. Dana is very smart and an awesome writer. I will hire her again for future projects. If you're looking for a creative writer, then you need her on your team!” -Elance Client “Amazing, smart, so easy to work with. Would hire again, did a great job.” -Elance Client “Great experience, and love my BIO. Very quick turn around time. Highly recommend!” -Elance Client “Nice, easy to deal with, quick turn around time. This was my second time hiring her. Would hire her again.” -Elance Client

    $60.00 /hr
    78 hours
  8. Irfan Nugroho

    Irfan Nugroho

    English-Indonesian Translator (Certified) | Editor | Writer

    Indonesia - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    Three-year diploma in English, Bachelor's degree in English Education from a reputable university in Indonesia, and an exceptional experience in the translation and interpreting since 2007. Again, holder of Full Membership of Association of Indonesian Translators. Specialist in EnglishBahasa Indonesia translation, editing, and writing. I don't do any other job than those. Clients testimonies: 1. His work was really nice and neat. Easy to follow with. He has done more than what we have asked. We will have more work in the future and definitely hire him again. I can not find anyone better than him. Looking forward to working with him again. - Yuta Kuzuma, Crystal Process Co. Ltd. Japan 2. As usual, Irfan did a good job. Looking forward to working with Irfan again. Thank you for your hard work. (PO#1092860, actual amount = US$16.72). - Proscript Consulting, Philippines (Ongoing) 3. Very pleased with Irfan's work. He did all that I asked and more. - David Collins, UK 4. Hi Irfan...just wanted to say how pleased I am with your work rate and standard. You normally summarise all the salient points and i also think the standard of your written English appears to have improved...I don't edit so much as I used too on your pieces. Well done. - Bob Maiti, Senior Editor at TickerSurf, UK (Ongoing) 5. Hi irfan, I just edited your Japanese piece about declining interest in relationships. i thought you managed this long original article, very well. Keep up the good work. - Bob Maiti, Senior Editor at TickerSurf, UK (Ongoing) 6. Hi Irfan - I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know I appreciate the work you are doing. Your newsflashes are always consistent, well-written, and require very little editing (which makes my job easier!) Keep up the great work! :) -Susanna Leighton, Editor at TickerSurf, US (Ongoing) Software / Tools: 1. Translation: SDL Trados, Wordfast Pro, Wordfast Classic, Kilgray MemoQ 2. Writing: Concise Oxford Dictionary, Oxford Collocation Dictionary, Collins English Dictionary and Thesaurus

    $4.44 /hr
    785 hours
  9. Allan Lee Glen Demot

    Allan Lee Glen Demot

    Professional Freelance Writer & Transcriptionist

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 10

    What makes a great writer? - excellent grammar - highly proficient with the use of the English language - impeccable attention to details - ability to meet deadlines - creative I believe that I meet all these requirements, and even more, and the following proves it to be so: I finished college with a degree in Education - Major in English, and over the past five years, I have been working as an English teacher working in one of the many ESL Academies here in our city. At school, I am assigned as the grammar coordinator, working on the school's syllabus and even providing trainings to new teachers. Aside from teaching, I have also been working with a team of freelance writers, writing about different topics and in various formats like blogs, product promotions and even 10,000-word eBooks. I also achieved a band score of 8.5/9 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which only reflects the level of English proficiency that I possess. I believe that my experience and qualifications are the things that you need when looking for writers. I produce top-quality articles, and produce them on time.

    $5.00 /hr
    426 hours
  10. Alicia Guillen

    Alicia Guillen

    Free Lance Writer/Editor

    United States - Tests: 8

    I am a published author who has been writing prolifically for years. My three-book Tori Salinas series, published by Price World Publishing, is available in eBook form through all major eBook providers. Feel free to visit the below link for a creative writing sample. I have also had a spin-off novella about Tori's cousin Joy, as well as a young-adult thriller novella, published by Price World Publishing, and three young-adult short stories published by Short Story Press. I have extensive experience in freelance writing, proofreading, editing, and blogging. I have successfully ghostwritten several pieces that have since gone on to be published. I have written for adults, young adults, and children, and have completed work on such varied projects as autobiographies, memoirs, book proposals, query letters, resumes, cover letters, articles, blogs, children's books, romantic short stories, and many more. Throughout my college career, I was awarded the distinction of having an extensive research essay published in ESSAI, a compilation of outstanding collegiate writing. I have independently planned and conducted a one-session college-level class for adults entitled "How to Write a Book," during which we discussed the basic elements of good writing, fiction, nonfiction, submission of work, and publication options, among other topics. I have worked as a summer intern in a professional capacity writing website bios for the staff of a prominent securities company. In addition, I have had three years of tutoring experience in the field of writing and reading. I have worked with students and adults of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds on developing those skills that are relevant to excellent written communication. I have taught Reading Readiness classes at my local YMCA, introducing the written word to children ages 3-7. I have also tutored lower-income children as a volunteer at my local World Relief program. I am interested in free-lance writing, editing, and proofreading work that can be done from home. I have a broad spectrum of writing abilities to bring to the table in both creative and professional writing.

    $16.67 /hr
    102 hours