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  1. John Corr

    John Corr

    UK English Proofreader

    United Kingdom - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a freelance proofreader with a strong academic background. Since obtaining a PhD in Environmental Science in 2001 I have worked in academia, as a freelance environmental consultant and currently as a freelance proofreader. I have experience in writing, proofreading and editing scientific reports/articles, general reports, general instruction documents (for academic and non-academic people) and books. I am a native English speaker.

    $11.11 /hr
    39 hours
  2. Regis Friggi

    Regis Friggi

    Portuguese-English Translator, English Teacher, and More

    Brazil - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    A Brazilian with near-native command of English, I have worked with language teaching for over 8 years. I have also been working with English-Portuguese translation and interpretation, providing clients with high-quality results. I am looking for opportunities in the areas of translation and writing. In addition to that, I have good computer skills, being able to learn to use virtually any software required. Over the years, I have mastered the usage of programs so diverse as word processors, graphic suites, and audio/video editors. Therefore, I am prepared to take up jobs that require a combination of skills. Last but not least, I have taken part in several literary contests in my hometown and received a number of awards. In the near future, I intend to invest on a writing career.

    $10.00 /hr
    74 hours
  3. Karina A.

    Karina A.

    Editor and Proofreader

    Lithuania - Tests: 6

    I am an English Philology graduate with experience in editing, proofreading and academic/expository writing. I am extensively familiar with MLA, APA and most other citation and format styles. I am equally capable of writing and editing in both American and British English. Ever since joining oDesk, I have received transcription work almost daily, thus I am capable of transcribing audio files with most accents in an accurate and timely manner. I am hardworking, detail-oriented, and highly adaptable to any writing style. I excel at working under a tight deadline and concrete expectations.

    $8.00 /hr
    134 hours
  4. 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.

    $11.00 /hr
    78 hours
  5. Luciano Cunha

    Luciano Cunha

    French-English-Portuguese expert

    Brazil - Tests: 3

    I am a tech-savvy Brazilian freelance translator and proofreader with a master’s degree in Economics and Environmental Studies (University of Paris XI), and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Foreign Languages – English, French, Portuguese (University of Lyon II / University of California - UCSD) In addition to working as a language consultant, I have over 7 years of experience translating websites, academic papers, technical documents, interviews, documentaries and other materials. Areas of proficiency include, but are not restricted to: economics, general finance, legal documents, business, marketing and communication, IT, environmental science, scientific research, e-commerce, psychology, neuroscience, humanities and social sciences. Excellent research skills, meticulous attention to grammar and details, and a proven ability to meet project deadlines.

    $15.56 /hr
    58 hours
  6. Angelica Puerto

    Angelica Puerto

    Spanish Translator & Writer

    Chile - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 18

    I’m a native Latin American Spanish speaker with a degree in Microbiology. I began coaching and translating for scientists and later on, I became a translator myself. I’ve done it for 8 years now. I'm proficient in Italian and English and I have a great deal of experience with the translation of heatlh, fitness and mobile applications texts. As a writer, I’ve done creative content for websites and I have a couple of stories published in Spain. I'm a disciplined, proactive person, 100% committed to my work and the client`s satisfaction.

    $19.99 /hr
    625 hours
  7. Tamas Czuczor

    Tamas Czuczor

    Translator, Proofreader, Interpreter EN-HU, HU-EN

    Hungary - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    I have more than 15 years of experience as a professional EN«»HU translator, proofreader and interpreter. My mother tongue is Hungarian and I have an MA degree in English Language and Literature. I can communicate in German and Dutch, too. Fields of competence: – Marketing / Commercial / Financial – Automotive / Yachting – Legal – Technical / IT – Hospitality / Catering – Literature (novels, tales) – Educational – Medical / Pharmaceutical – Safety... etc. Besides using MS Office both on Windows and Mac platforms I am also familiar with some of the CAT tools. In case I have managed to awaken your interest I would be more than glad to provide you with more detailed information concerning my professional experience, give you further references and do a test job for you.

    $15.00 /hr
    74 hours
  8. Ayun Houfaidi

    Ayun Houfaidi

    Experienced Indonesian / Javanese Translator I Reliable Data Entrist

    Indonesia - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    An Indonesian and Javanese translator since 2010 with experiences in translating website contents, articles and documents in various subjects, presentations, localization as well as proofreading jobs. I also have good skill and some experiences in data entry jobs, data scraping, internet research and app user tests. My goal is to deliver high quality works, in time, accurate and reliable. Client's satisfaction is my priority!

    $11.11 /hr
    1,343 hours
  9. Steven Brown

    Steven Brown

    Expert writer and editor

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    I’m writer and editor, living in the San Francisco Bay area. My 11 years at the San Francisco Business Times made me a fast, accurate writer on many subjects, from starting a small business to complex finance reporting. I was also the newspaper's copy editor for many years. My work includes many years as a digital content producer and web editor, with a focus on financial reporting, breaking news and small business coverage. Working with writers from veteran reporters down to raw interns has given me the ability to learn to polish good writing and overhaul poor writing. My fluency in the AP Stylebook and Chicago Manual of Style makes me an excellent proofreader able to take even the rawest of copy and bring it in to compliance. I am looking for writing, proofing and editing jobs on any subject.

    $33.33 /hr
    162 hours
  10. Jessica H.

    Jessica H.

    Quick, Efficient, Expert Article Writer

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 19

    I am extremely dedicated to giving my 100% in all tasks that I perform. I like things to be done correctly in an effective amount of time. My best skill is my use of effective productivity strategies. I complete tasks quickly and correctly to make your efforts and money are well spent.

    $20.00 /hr
    38 hours