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  1. James Kim

    James Kim

    5+ years of Korean translation/transcription, Trados, research

    South Korea - Last active: 10 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    Dear, all: Very nice to meet you. I am a native Korean linguist living in Seoul, South Korea. I can provide you with high quality English to Korean translation, proofreading from more than 6 years of professional experiences in various fields including websites/software localization, translation of mobile Apps/games descriptions, in-App/game translation as well as other general documents including patent applications, business plans, letters. I have been working with hundreds of customers including a medical company which revolutionized blood testing, various software / gaming companies, as well as various individual clients who develop mobile games/apps. My specialized field is Apps/Games/Website/Home Appliances, Electronics manual translations. Also, I have access to CAT tool such as Trados Studio as well as Notepad+, MS word/Excel. I also can provide Korean transcription for many video, audio materials in conjunction with other translators who can provide Korean to English translation. I always prioritize the quality of translation above all. Also I keep in touch with my project manager or clients frequently so that I can deliver original intent, precise contextual meaning to end users. Please feel free to contact me anytime oDesk via message. Thank you. PS. Under NO circumstances would I ever subcontract the projects assigned to me. Privacy is assured - all information and documents are guaranteed confidential.

    $17.50 /hr
    191 hours
    5.00
  2. Robert Pfefer

    Robert Pfefer

    Transcription Specialist

    Serbia - Last active: 1 day 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
    99 hours
    4.89
  3. Mary margaret B.

    Mary margaret B.

    Transcription/Subtitling/Proofreading/50WPM/Reliable

    Philippines - Last active: 10 hours 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.

    $5.56 /hr
    2,941 hours
    4.97
  4. Eliza Enriquez

    Eliza Enriquez

    for high-quality transcription/proofreading service

    Philippines - Last active: 10 hours 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
    3,306 hours
    4.95
  5. Suzanne Hess

    Suzanne Hess

    Fast and accurate transcription and proofreading

    United States - Last active: 3 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
    2,755 hours
    4.89
  6. Leah T.

    Leah T.

    Transcription/Business Development/Telesales,Customer Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    Extensive experience working within the Australian, North American and PH market with demonstrated strengths in the areas of Sales, Business Development, and Customer/Account Management. With ample experience in Events Management, and developing & implementing Marketing/Promotional Campaigns. My sales trainings include Sandler, Basho, Asking Formula and a little bit of SPIN. Very strong in building rapport, analyzing customer needs, and effectively communicating with people from different levels of the organization up to C-level executives. Other key areas of proficiency are identifying additional sales points and doing presentations. A dynamic individual who loves to be in the middle of the action. Thrives in a fast-paced environment where learning is constant, and each team member is expected to deliver work based on maximum potential.

    $7.78 /hr
    2,136 hours
    5.00
  7. Susan Scales

    Susan Scales

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

    United States - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 6 - 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 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 excellent with details, and I thrive in work where accurately attending to details 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
    118 hours
    4.92
  8. Mark paulo J.

    Mark paulo J.

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

    Philippines - Last active: 10 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
    6,762 hours
    4.97
  9. Joverlyn F.

    Joverlyn F.

    Data Entry/Web Research/Transcription/All-around VA

    Philippines - Last active: 10 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    To render my service to various clients in Odesk and to provide a quality work. I'm a 5 star oDesk Contractors I am versatile and can perform well in many kinds of positions. Basically, I am an experienced and flexible person who has a very strong point with customer satisfaction and administrative jobs I am knowledgeable in Excel/google Spreadsheet, Wordpress CMS, data entry Jobs, Data Mining Jobs, Web research job, Search Engines and more

    $6.67 /hr
    1,653 hours
    5.00
  10. James Mark Morin

    James Mark Morin

    Data Entry, Web Research, AutoCAD Draftsman, Audio Transcription

    Saudi Arabia - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    I am working as an AutoCAD Draftsman and Data Specialist in a reputed company for more than 4 years. I am looking for an opportunity to work online job I am in-charge in making plans and drawings for potable water system pipelines, building construction & renovation, and mechanical design and details; one of my responsibilities is the encoding of data gathered from our customers' ultrasonic water meter through SCADA and manual readings; Calculating of customers' monthly water consumption for billings and finance.

    $5.00 /hr
    160 hours
    5.00