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elaine porteous

elaine porteous

Masters graduate, B2B writer, supply chain specialist

South Africa - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 8

I write mainly for corporate clients and specialist consultancies, software specialists and service providers in USA, UK, Europe and Africa . My writing services include refreshing web content, white papers, customer case studies, topical articles and blogs, especially in supply chain, including transportation. logistics, warehousing and procurement. I'm also a published writer and editor of articles for various print and on-line media on a variety of topical subjects including supply chain, procurement, insurance and career management issues. I especially like to create fresh web content and marketing material for emerging B2B companies and entrepreneurs.. I have 25 years + managerial experience in corporates and have a Masters degree in business management and am up-to-date on trends in my area of expertise. I'm a facilitator at industry events and a trainer and coach for new young professionals.

$90.00 /hr
10 hours

Nikos K.

Nikos K.

Experienced Translator, Journalist and Content Writer

Greece - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 9

I am a native Greek speaker with strong Greek language skills, fluent in English and French. I am experienced in translation from English and French to Greek, copywriting (in Greek), content writing (in Greek), travel writing (in Greek), proofreading Greek texts, publishing magazines both printed and online. I have worked a lot with freelancers, and my business relied on them. I know what an employer needs from a freelancer, and now that I work as a freelancer myself I am ready to responsibly fulfill any task assigned. Other fields of expertise: - Creative article writing with SEO orientation in Greek - Online and offline research - Localization of web content in Greek - Liaison for Greece - Managing websites, web portals, e-shops - Data Entry - Customer service in Greek or English I am fast, efficient, meticulous and I always respect the deadlines. As a freelance translator and writer, I have worked on a large variety of topics.

96% Job Success
$12.00 /hr
386 hours

Mumtaz R

Mumtaz R

Web Researcher

Congo - Tests: 3

A reliable web researcher with 6 years of professional experience. Skillful in SPSS, Mind Jet, FreeMind, Google docs, Microsoft office, Writing, Editing, Proofreading, Data entry, Data analysis, Transcription, Surveys, Admin support etc. My strong interpersonal skills have always supported me in fulfilling the targets I have set for myself and the client. I am passionate towards growing myself professionally in accordance with work I m assigned to, I am therefore interested in such activities that provides me experience and learning for my professional growth.

100% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
481 hours

Martina Conti-kauffmann

Martina Conti-kauffmann

Experienced translator (English - Br Portuguese)

United Kingdom - Tests: 3

Hello everyone! I'm a native Brazilian experienced translator living in the UK. I have a diploma in Translation and Interpreting (English-Portuguese) and I am currently studying to become a Public Service Interpreter. I have experience in translating business-related, scientific and academic texts (from English into Portuguese) as well as proofreading in Portuguese (all areas). I have also assisted in building general and specific-purpose corpora by gathering large amounts of relevant written data and formatting this data as required. I have experience utilizing AntConc (all functions) and WordSmith Tools (basic).

$20.00 /hr
1,646 hours

Viviane A.

Viviane A.

Native French Speaker. English-French Translator

France - Tests: 7

I am a freelance French/English translator. I am a graduate student in Translation studies. I am fluent in both French and English, and have a varied experience in the area of literary and technical translation, as well as interpreting. I am hard-working, dedicated, trustworthy, and self-motivated. I like when my work is well done, and I am a bit of a perfectionist in that sense. I am also very adaptable and quick to learn, I have a good ability to analyse and understand what you need. You will not be disappointed. I am willing to work in the field of literary translation, but I am taking every opportunity to broaden my knowledge and improve my skills. I have already translated many different genres and periods of literary works (from Gothic novels, to children's stories, including poetry, and even detective stories), as well as more technical translation, such as Museums brochures, or scientific articles. I think I can handle more complicated works, and new experiences could even help me in my Master's thesis. I have always been interested in foreign languages and have made those my priority in my studies. I live in France, but like to travel very often so as to familiarize myself with other cultures, and I lived in the United Kingdom for a year.

$15.00 /hr
38 hours

Heidi Wallenborn

Heidi Wallenborn

Skilled copy editor, writer

United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

As a detail-oriented editor and writer with 20 years experience in the journalism industry, I provide high-quality services for manuscripts, reports, and articles for a variety of venues. The Chicago Manual of Style, AP Stylebook, and Strunk and White's Elements of Style are my go-to literary handbooks. I believe that communication with my client is key to the success of producing stellar copy while keeping their own voice intact and keeping the reader hooked throughout. I understand that my role is to advise and "fix," but in the end, the product is their own. As a writer AND copyeditor, I understand both sides of the process; I believe that gives me unique understanding while I handle another's work. Comments from a few happy clients: "Heidi Wallenborn is extremely professional and dedicated to her tasks. She provides quality work and is reliable to deliver on schedule. She is easy to communicate with and responds promptly to messages. She will not disappoint." "I had a great experience with Heidi. She's a skilled editor and an all around joy to work with. She did a great job polishing my writing while still maintaining my voice. Highly recommended!" "Heidi is a natural-born writer. Dedicated and passionate about producing top quality articles, her work is one of the highest standards in writing I've seen. This contract has ended because we renegotiated and started another." "Wonderful writer and original thinker, Heidi was fantastic to work with. Her travel articles were top quality, well researched and structured nicely. An excellent choice of contractor if you need original and unique content for your site/blog." There is a skill to telling captivating stories. I can help you tell yours. I look forward to working with you.

98% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
800 hours

Desiree D.

Desiree D.

Native Dutch translator, proofreader and copywriter

Netherlands - Tests: 4

I'm a native Dutch speaker, academically trained (MA in English Language & Culture, Leiden University). Having worked in international environments for all my working life and translating professionally from English into Dutch (and vice versa), translating has become second nature to me. I work extensively with several TM tools like SDL Trados 2014, Memsource Editor, Wordfast, Crowdin and Smartling. My areas of expertise include: mobile apps, hardware, software, communication, engineering, internet, marketing, (social) travel and tourism. With 100% proficiency in both languages and cultures, I can localize your content to the Dutch market in the right tone. To me communication is key, I am well organised and an efficient time-manager.

100% Job Success
$40.00 /hr
67 hours

Daisy's Dock

Daisy's Dock

Excellent Editor/Professional - Playful Designer

United States - Portfolio: 35

Reading, Writing, and Rapture for both! Graphics to Match! Over 23 years in public education teaching secondary English and nearly 10 years as a freelancer. Edits, articles, blogs, print ads, book covers, layouts, website review, academic papers,book reviews...there is not much I would not enjoy working on as it relates to written or graphic text. Excellent feedback, punctual returns, and a cooperative partnership are what you will get! Please ask for samples of writing.

100% Job Success
$24.00 /hr
44 hours

Renata Alvarez

Renata Alvarez

Language Consultant / Translator EN,DE,CZ

Czech Republic - Tests: 3

I am a Czech native with a native-like level of English and German. My fourth language is Spanish. I have a Master degree in English and German and currently, I have been running my own language office where I provide professional language consulting, teaching, translating and proofreading. Languages are my passion and my 8 year language consulting experience has brought me great opportunities to teach and consult anything from general to finance and business English and German all over Europe. Among my most valued experience belongs the 3 year language consulting and training cooperation for the Europe´s leading energy company E.on. I am not afraid of any challenge. If you are looking for a responsible, punctual and detailed professional, I am the right person for you. I can guarantee 100% satisfaction. Thank you for taking the time visiting my profile.

94% Job Success
$13.33 /hr
23 hours

Sheenah Freitas

Sheenah Freitas

Indie Publishing Specialist + Writer

United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

I've been in the indie publishing industry for about five years now. I started working with a small group of authors to test the waters and get to know how the industry worked in the beginning. But as my knowledge grew and I began to get more experience, I knew I wanted to do this for the long-term. So I joined oDesk (now Upwork) toward the end of 2014. Since then I've worked with a plethora of authors and even small publishing houses on so many different projects. I've worked on a number of non-fiction titles and fiction titles and have done various book production services for each of my clients. Some need formatting. Some need proofreading. Some need a fresh cover design. Some need a mixture of the three. Number of years of experience? eBook and paperback formatting: 5 Proofreading: 3 Cover design: technically 3, but I had 10 years of experience in graphic and web design before starting on covers. I do sometimes take on rewriting projects. I need to be familiar with the client or have a real interest in the project before accepting the project. I do not, however, ghostwrite. That is, I don't ghostwrite yet. The project would have to be really interesting or amazing to me to take it on.

99% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
33 hours