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  1. Robert Pfefer

    Robert Pfefer

    Transcription Specialist

    Serbia - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 8

    I've been involved in writing my whole life in one way or another. Over the last year I've focused extensively on transcription work. If you're looking for accurate and error-free transcriptions with perfect grammar and fast turnaround times, look no further. My main strengths are technical and creative writing. I'm looking forward to challenging work that will further strengthen and expand my skill set.

    $6.00 /hr
    92 hours
    4.88
  2. Sandra T.

    Sandra T.

    Translation, Transcription, Text

    Germany - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 4

    I am a 34 year old freelance writer and translator from Germany and am looking for translation, editing/proofreading and transcription jobs from all over the globe. I am well-travelled and well-educated, including a BA in American Studies, Journalism and Comparative Literature and a Masters in Literary Writing. Over the past ten years, I have worked and collected valuable experiences in a variety of fields and businesses which now enables me to tailor my work to each of my client's individual needs and requirements. The cliché of German virtues is just that, but there is a bit of truth in every cliché. Personally, giving those extra 10 percent on top of what is expected from me is just as much a part of my work as are efficiency, accuracy, punctuality, creativity and keeping a clear head when things aren't going the way they are supposed to - all aspects of being a professional that should go without saying. I am also a published and award-winning writer.

    $18.89 /hr
    198 hours
    4.71
  3. Mary margaret B.

    Mary margaret B.

    Transcription/Subtitling/Proofreading/50WPM/Reliable

    Philippines - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a transcriptionist who has extensive experience in medical transcription. I am adept at transcribing clinical notes and operative reports. I have a strong knowledge of medical terminologies and procedures. I am also well versed in transcribing interviews, webinars, and other general transcriptions. I have done both verbatim and easy-to-read (with omission of filler words and non-essentials) transcripts. I have an excellent command of the English language and produce high-quality work. I am hardworking and pay meticulous attention to detail.

    $4.44 /hr
    2,796 hours
    4.98
  4. Eliza Enriquez

    Eliza Enriquez

    for high-quality transcription/proofreading service

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 2

    It was in 2009 when my daughter introduced me to oDesk. She, being a young fulltime mom then, realized how convenient and more rewarding it was to be able to work and at the same time be home and take care of her baby. I have, for more than 25 years, focused my energies on fulltime mothering, homeschooling and ministry myself, so I can't agree with her more. I also find oDesk as a wonderful opportunity to combine my family and ministry roles with my desire to further enhance my personal skills. My experience with oDesk thus far has been very rewarding, in terms of personal growth in knowledge and skills, and also in terms of opportunity to develop good working relationships with clients. My objective is simply to provide high-quality and dependable service. I am a diligent worker, preferring to work independently but delivering quick and timely service.

    $11.11 /hr
    3,202 hours
    4.95
  5. Jessica Saiya

    Jessica Saiya

    Your best choice for your transcription project

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7

    My Word processing skills are a great asset to any company seeking to create Word documents out of books, PDFs, articles or emails. I have many produced many successful and excellent transcriptions for many clients. I prefer to transcribe clear audio and specific expectations for your project. My communication skills are valuable as well as I am quick to create and send emails as a liaison between a company and a client. I have done so in an internet marketing project I successfully supported. I am a diligent worker with standards of excellence and look forward to working with you.

    $11.99 /hr
    404 hours
    4.94
  6. Suzanne Hess

    Suzanne Hess

    Fast and accurate transcription and proofreading

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 3

    I am an experienced proofreader with superior writing and editing skills. I not only proofread for basic grammar and format accuracy, but am also skilled at improving the flow and structure of written materials when needed. I work quickly and efficiently, and will prove to be the trusted resource you need for producing polished and professional publications. I am looking to develop a consistent working relationship with a client, and prefer to work under deadlines of 2-3 days for large volumes of work or under twenty-four hours for smaller jobs. I am skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Google Docs and Express Scribe.

    $16.11 /hr
    2,743 hours
    4.89
  7. Anna veronica M.

    Anna veronica M.

    PDF to Word | Data Entry | Medical Transcription

    Philippines - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    I am very enthusiastic in every work that was given to me and I always give my best in every way I can so that the client would be satisfied. I studied Occupational Therapy and also took Medical Transcription course. I am an experienced Medical Transcriptionist. We do transcribe, edit, and proofread our work. We take note and observe the turnaround time for each dictation. I have a good command over English, an ability to understand and transcribe American speech. I have excellent listening skills, typing skills and concentration, an ability to work with dedication, total involvement and attention to details.

    $5.56 /hr
    1,855 hours
    4.98
  8. Mark paulo J.

    Mark paulo J.

    CSR, Calendaring, Editing, Transcription - LA-raised, UCLA Grad

    Philippines - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 1

    TRANSCRIPTION - I transcribe for oDesk (now Upwork), the company itself! Transcription is not merely typing what you think you hear. This is a common misconception. Rather, it involves first active listening, then critical thinking, sometimes researching, and only then typing. So if you want a quality product, I am the person for you. I have extensive experience transcribing content from a vast array of disciplines and industries, in multiple styles (from strict verbatim to edited for improved readability), and with a variety of formats. An hour-long audio can sometimes translate into a 40-page transcript. In many projects, I am sometimes asked to supplement the transcript with summaries to condense the material down into a document only several pages long. I may do this for you as well if you like. OTHER SERVICES While the majority of my work on oDesk has revolved around transcription, I also have significant experience with the following: • Customer support • Helpdesk management: Freshdesk, Zendesk • Process-handling: Magento, Saasu • Copyediting and Proofreading • Virtual-assisting (administrative tasks) • Web research • Calendaring PERSONAL As for a little bit about my academic background, I hold a degree in physiological science from UCLA, a renowned research institution in the United States, where I grew up for 22 years. Then I earned a nursing degree and license in the Philippines. Personally, I am a contemplative with a deep well of creativity. I am usually brimming with thoughtful questions to ask and innovative ideas to share. I believe that my inquisitive nature is my greatest asset. So give me any box, and I will enclose myself in it, then think and work outside of it, and give it back to you containing whatever output you need. Contact me. Connect with me. Let us have a shared experience, and I guarantee you that I will do everything in my power to make it a positive one.

    $25.00 /hr
    6,374 hours
    4.97
  9. Lourdes O.

    Lourdes O.

    Data Entry/Transcription/Copy typing/English Tutor/Project Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

    For the past 5 years (since 2010) that I have been with Upwork/Odesk, I was able to work with different clients doing typing jobs, transcription, researching/outsourcing and other administrative jobs. In which case, I have developed my skills and good relations as well. My main objective is to deliver good and accurate results and establish good relations with clients.

    $5.56 /hr
    375 hours
    4.94
  10. Susan Scales

    Susan Scales

    Transcription / 97 WPM / Perfectionist / Reliable / Rate Per Audio Hr.

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 20

    Objective: To provide 100% accurate transcriptions of audio/video in a timely manner (the time frame to be decided by the client). I will follow whatever style guide the client selects. My profile hourly rate is per audio/video hour, not per labor hour. I have recently raised my rate from $75 per hour to $100 per hour when comparing what work I typically do to what TranscriptionWing charges for similar work. Using their calculator at http://www.transcriptionwing.com/price.html, for 60 minutes of good quality audio with no accents and identifying speakers, they estimate $107.40 for delivery in 5 business days. Typically I deliver transcripts for audio with foreign accents and audio challenges within one day for 60 minutes of audio. Their estimated price for comparable work is $209.40. So my current rate is quite a bargain especially when you consider that I give specialized attention to every client, tailoring the transcript to their specifications instead of using a standard catch-all format that some companies use. Raising my previous rate of $1.25 per audio minute to my current rate of $1.67 per audio minute is still a bargain compared to CastingWords.com. CastingWords charges $2.50 per minute for a 1 day TAT, $1.50 per minute for a 6 day TAT, and $1.00 per minute as their budget rate. I normally have a 1 day or less TAT for good quality audio/video lengths of up to 2 hours (American accents), as either strict verbatim or slightly edited verbatim, completely proofread, delivered in .doc format. I am willing to negotiate for specific assignments, however. My current AWPM is 97 with 99% accuracy. I currently transcribe at around 4 minutes per audio/video minute for good quality audio/video. I am a perfectionist, and I thrive in work where perfection is highly valued. I am steadily working towards my goal of 260 WPM with 100% accuracy. I want to perfect my transcription skills, meaning to transcribe the final copy of an audio/video in real time. The industry standard is one hour per 15 minutes of audio. So my goal is to transcribe 15 minutes of audio/video in 15 minutes flat, with 100% accuracy (correct formatting, spelling, grammar, punctuation). I am a native speaker of American English and transcribe with American spellings. I use _The Oxford Guide to World English_ to help me with other accents. While working for CastingWords, I transcribed British, Australian, and some other world accents. I am familiar with speakers from India. I can transcribe audio with multiple speakers, as I had done for CastingWords. I have specialized knowledge in the Internet marketing, music, mathematics, and education fields. I also have great knowledge of the King James Version of the Bible. In the near future, I plan to earn a degree in Medical Transcription and earn the title of Certified Medical Transcriptionist. Besides my specialties, I have a wide range of knowledge over many subjects, from sciences to computer technology and video games, and many others. I have good skills in researching unknown terms, and I love to learn new things everyday.

    $100.00 /hr
    117 hours
    4.92