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  1. Nancy Irish

    Nancy Irish

    Type-it-Write Transcription

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    Turning Audio to Print one transcript at a time. I am Efficient, Effective and Dedicated in the delivery of accurate transcripts with a proficient typing speed of 80-wpm or a transcription rate of approximately 20 audio minutes per hour. Transcription is provided for Digital Audio and Video, as well as Micro-Cassette and Standard Cassette taped recordings. All files and information will remain confidential - Your Privacy Matters! Record On!!

    $23.50 /hr
    2,502 hours
    4.94
  2. Sandra T.

    Sandra T.

    Translation, Transcription, Text

    Germany - Last active: 1 day 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
    183 hours
    4.71
  3. Kateryna Volkova

    Kateryna Volkova

    Musician, music transcription, engraver.

    Ukraine - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

    I am a proffesional music teacher, and I'm very expirienced in scoring music. I have 14 years of teaching experience as a music teacher, in addition I have specialized in music transcription. I have the ability to listen to a peace of music and accurately write the musical notation for the melody piece. I already have a fair collection of music scores for well-known compositions. I strive to give utmost satisfaction to all my customers.

    $20.00 /hr
    254 hours
    5.00
  4. Sandra Gioia

    Sandra Gioia

    30+ years of administrative/transcription experience

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    EXCELLENT WORK ETHIC. Providing, TRANSCRIPTION, EDITING, PROOFREADING, and GHOST WRITING services among other administrative functions. Retired U.S. Navy paralegal. Trained in court reporting and transcription skills via military technical training. Upon retiring from military I continued working as a transcriptionist and have remained working in this field. It is something that I love doing. I provide top-quality, grammatically correct and error-free documents. I am dedicated to providing an outstanding experience for my clients with friendly service, punctuality and responsiveness. AMERICAN COMPANIES----PLEASE HIRE AMERICAN WORKERS. Do your part in keeping our economy going strong. Thank you.

    $27.78 /hr
    49 hours
    4.95
  5. Charlene Tay

    Charlene Tay

    Transcription . Data Research . CHN-ENG Translation .

    Singapore - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 8

    Hi there! I'm from the ever-blazing little island called Singapore and I wouldn't be the least surprised if you do not know of our existence in the Asia Pacific. A few oDesk-styled introduction about me: - I am an extremist, more towards a "perfectionist" - I normally type 100 words-per-minute - It's compulsory for me to be bilingual (ENG/CHN) - I take roughly 5 minutes to transcribe 1 audio minute because I proofread my work. I have work with many international accents. If the audio is squeaky clean then I'll be able to give you a faster and prompt turn-around time - I love transcribing! So much knowledge is shared as I transcribe. - I do voice overs and audios in Mandarin / Chinese - I do voice overs and audios in Singlish (it's awesome) - I'm always found on Skype! I take pride in all that I am tasked to do so please try not to request for works to be submitted by an absurd timeframe; my work might end up being messy and I will self-destruct for submitting slipshod work. If you're looking for a personable and trustworthy assistant, then look no further! (kinda cheesy, my bad) P.S - My passions are FPS, MMORPG, RPG-gaming, swooning over animals and cooking crabs for fun. Cheers!

    $16.67 /hr
    132 hours
    5.00
  6. Sarah K.

    Sarah K.

    Experienced Researcher / Data Entry /Transcription/Quality Control

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

    Over the last 9 years, I've completed several long-term web research jobs which included the development of a database of upper management contacts. I have been doing data entry for 8 years. I have 5 years of experience in both long and short transcriptions. I adapt quickly to the various guidelines for each project I am on. Most recently, I have been in charge of a team of 6-9 transcribers. I review their work and send back any corrections that need to be made. I also have extensive experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, Google Docs, and Open Office. I have some experience with Microsoft PowerPoint.

    $16.67 /hr
    2,689 hours
    5.00
  7. Elena V.

    Elena V.

    English/Russian/Turkish translator; Transcription; PA; Research

    Turkey - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    /LANGUAGE SERVICES - more than just a translation - ENGLISH, RUSSIAN, TURKISH/ I've graduated from two high schools, in Russia and in the US (as a FLEX grantee), both with the highest GPA's, as well as my BA in Economics. I have 5 years of experience as a translator, including simultaneous interpretation (Rus-Eng, Eng-Rus). I live abroad, had been a TEFL teacher for over 2 years (now studying archaeology) and English is my primary language. Accurate, authentic translations guaranteed! My field of expertise: - MARKETING materials: ads, brochures, slogans, articles; - TECHNICAL descriptions: user manuals, product presentations, quality control; - BUSINESS documents: correspondence, service contracts, customs documents; - EDUCATIONAL materials: children's book 'Finance for Kidz', simultaneous interpretation at seminars and workshops; - SCRIPTS: Russian animated movie 'Masyanya', documentary movie presentation. - Simultaneous interpretation. Turkish translation is being done by my team member, a native Turkish speaker educated and living in the US (BA in Cinema).

    Groups: oTranslators

    $20.00 /hr
    6,175 hours
    4.99
  8. Sarah Kessler

    Sarah Kessler

    Transcription, Proofreading, Writing and Customer Support

    United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 4

    Sarah Brianna Kessler Expert Transcriber & Proofreader Skills & Qualities • Typing o 80 words per minute o 99% accuracy • Organization o Work habits that contribute to quality performance o Files stored and organized in personal system and deleted within 2 weeks of completed project to ensure confidentiality of clients • Commitment o Dedication to follow-through o Integrity and honesty in communication with employers and clients Experience • Writing o Keystone poet with 3 featured poems in journal, Spreading Groundsmoke o Freelance writing  Independent blog – http://sarahkessler.hubpages.com/  Client-owned blogs and web content • Freelance Transcription o oDesk Accomplishments  First place test taker on English Vocabulary Quiz out of 193,492 test takers  Top 10% on both Content Writing Quiz and oDesk Skills Quiz  Consistent 5-star client feedback rating o Transcription Contract Highlights  Online course transcription • Approximately 3 hours of video • Transcription of audio narration and on-screen text  Media interviews  Four 45-minute sales calls transcribed with 24-hour turnaround time  Transcription of 44-minute court hearing with 24-hour turnaround time o Quicktate & iDictate (two levels of same transcription company)  Quicktate – short general transcription files  Quickly promoted to iDictate and given large legal dictation files • Screaming Flea Production, Inc. – Seattle, WA o Extensive verbatim and edited verbatim interviews o Many different dialects and overlapping speech o Extensive video transcription o Legal jargon o Crime documentary television show, TLC’s “Women of Homicide”, including real police interviews • Proofreading and Editing o Transcription Puppy  Corrected previous transcribers’ grammar, spelling, missed or misheard words, and overall transcription quality  Able to fill in 99% of instances where transcriber had entered [inaudible] o Script Editing  130 page play script, edited and formatted to meet Industry Standards  3-day turnaround time

    $16.67 /hr
    155 hours
    4.96
  9. Tina Pham

    Tina Pham

    Transcription of audio content from video and audio files

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    My name is Tina. I am located in the Midwest and have been a transcriptionist since 1999. I have experience in a wide variety of content including, but not limited to, financial, legal, and medical. I've transcribed such things as podcasts, YouTube videos, focus groups, financial analyst meetings, government hearings, interviews, court proceedings, and depositions, to name a few. I have experience with accents. I have my own equipment, and I conduct business in a professional, confidential manner with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy. On average, 60 minutes of audio takes about 4 hours to transcribe. My accuracy rate is above 99%. Services offered: Transcription of prerecorded audio file(s) in American English done in Microsoft Word format. (Note: All other languages spoken will be noted as to have been spoken, but will not be translated/transcribed.) Transcripts are done as clean verbatim unless true verbatim is specifically requested. Clean Verbatim: The omission of non-verbal utterances such as uh, umm, ;double-doubled; words and st-st-stutters;. True Verbatim: The uh and umm, double-doubled, st-st-stutters; and other non-verbal utterances are transcribed. I have templates that I use, but if you have your own that you would prefer, that's fine too. Turnaround time is negotiable. Just let me know how soon you need it, and I will do my best to accommodate your request. I would prefer to be paid based on the length of audio file per audio minute. That way I know exactly what to expect to be paid and you know exactly what it's going to cost you to have the transcription done. I would be willing to transcribe no more than 2 minutes of audio as a test without pay. Contact me if you want a high degree of accuracy, dependability, and confidentiality. Thanks much!!

    $17.00 /hr
    333 hours
    4.99
  10. Katrina Beaver

    Katrina Beaver

    Transcription Expert with 6 Years Experience, Accurate and Fast

    United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 5

    I DO NOT Farm out the work. I also do not use speech to text software. If you want an accurate,professional transcript of your audios or videos, you have found the right contractor. Having 6 years of transcription experience and over 1,700 oDesk hours, I have transcribed several audios and videos including: dissertation interviews, medical, focus groups, legal, corporate meetings and interviews. I can transcribe an hour of audio in 4 working hours or less. When you hire me you can be confident that you will get a professional transcript by or before your specified deadline, and you will not have to spend your valuable time going through and making corrections. You will get your transcripts in MS Word. All of my transcriptions are proofread for the highest level of accuracy and quality. I will never outsource transcriptions. I can guarantee the work you will receive will be 100% mine. Your satisfaction is my number one goal.

    $16.67 /hr
    1,895 hours
    4.84