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  1. Heather Green

    Heather Green

    Transcription Professional & Data Entry Specialist

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

    I have been working Data Entry and Transcription for over 20 years. Working these jobs for so long has enabled me to gain excellent accuracy, speed and time management skills. I key 80-90 wpm. Keying at this rate allows a 1 hour audio to be keyed in 3.5 to 4 hours if quality of audio is decent and easily understandable. English is my primary language but I have found that accents have not been a problem at all. I have worked with Chinese, Japanese, Australian, English, Canadian, French and Spanish accents. I have no problem with strict deadlines and can work anytime day or night in order to get the job done. I pride myself on quick turnaround times as well as exceeding expectations on finished projects. My goal is always to deliver within 24 hours of hiring. Customer Service is something that I believe should always be conducted at highest level. I am happy to check in at given times to provide updates as client needs. I pride myself on open communication at all times. As always complete discretion is mandatory and I have no problem deleting all files as soon as work is complete and accepted by client. I will never use work in my portfolio unless given explicit consent by client. I have all the tools needed for transcription; headphones, pedal and Express Scribe Pro. I do not use any speech-to-text software as the end product is not as accurate as I need my jobs to be. Please feel free to contact me anytime with your Transcription needs!

    $12.22 /hr
    72 hours
    4.97
  2. Mary margaret B.

    Mary margaret B.

    Transcription/Subtitling/Proofreading/50WPM/Reliable

    Philippines - Last active: 22 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.

    $4.44 /hr
    2,706 hours
    4.97
  3. Eliza Enriquez

    Eliza Enriquez

    for high-quality transcription/proofreading service

    Philippines - Last active: 22 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
    3,155 hours
    4.94
  4. Suzanne Hess

    Suzanne Hess

    Fast and accurate transcription and proofreading

    United States - Last active: 2 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
    2,729 hours
    4.89
  5. mounira Shedeed

    mounira Shedeed

    Accountant,Data entry professional,Transcription and Translator

    Egypt - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    Seeking a job that might require my skills and linguistics. I have been known in all of my jobs as being a multi-task person that can take on more than one job at the same time with an accurate output for each. I graduated from Alexandria university faculty of commerce accounting department, I worked as an accountant under training for 2 years in a legal accounting office. I took courses on English to improve my language at Berlitz and I have worked as a private teacher for an elementary school students tutoring them English while I was in collage. Also I have translated a several documents from English to Arabic. Also I took courses in MS Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint, and customer services. I'm a very hard worker, fast learner and do my work fast and accurately. Now I work as a freelancer and gain experience in data entry. I'm looking forward to have more experience and improve my skills.

    $5.00 /hr
    127 hours
    4.69
  6. Lourdes O.

    Lourdes O.

    Data Entry/Transcription/Copy typing/English Tutor

    Philippines - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 3

    For the past years, I have been doing typing jobs and have developed fast typing with accuracy with a speed of 60-70 words per minute. My main objective is to have good relationships with clients as a Reliable data entry professional. I am also an English tutor. I specialize in MS Word and Excel. I can also do ad posting and letter writing. I also can do business research, transact with clients, suppliers, etc. I can also do transcriptions (non-medical) as I've been a working student during my college days and have worked with a mining company as an executive secretary taking dictations and transcribing them as needed. My experience lies in the administrative functions and the like.

    $5.56 /hr
    375 hours
    4.94
  7. Leah T.

    Leah T.

    Transcription/Business Development/Telesales,Customer Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 8

    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
    2,120 hours
    4.99
  8. Anna veronica M.

    Anna veronica M.

    PDF to Word | Data Entry | Medical Transcription

    Philippines - Last active: 22 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
    1,724 hours
    5.00
  9. Maria N.

    Maria N.

    VA - Data Entry - Excel - Word - Web Research - Transcription. 80+WPM.

    Canada - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 15

    Administrative support professional offering versatile office management skills! Provide quality service to those seeking professional assistance in the least amount of time; interpersonal/communication skills to deliver efficient service and quality outputs promptly to clients. I take great pride in a job well done! Proficient 15+ years of: Transcription Specialist! Data Entry! Web & Market Research/Analysis! Lead Generations! Data Conversions! Word Processing! Proofreader & Editor! Active Listener! Social Media Manager & Marketing! WordPress! Email Handling & Marketing! Some SEO! Project Management! MS Office programs-Excel, Word and PowerPoint! Maintain strong work ethics and am dedicated in exceeding expectations of my employer. I am always seeking new opportunities for a challenging and rewarding position to continue to grow as an independent contractor. Looking to expand my existing base of repeat customers. Your search for a reliable and efficient assistant is OVER! Contact me today for all the details on how to make your administrative dreams come true:)

    $10.00 /hr
    287 hours
    4.89
  10. Susan Scales

    Susan Scales

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

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 8 - 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
    110 hours
    4.92