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Editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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Christy L.

Christy L.

HR, Bus Dev, Recruiting Consultant with Ample Expe...

United States - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 3

Hello, I have a Master's Degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology and I am a PHR certified professional who is avidly looking for more projects, part time, and/or full time work. I have experience in cradle to grave recruitment and performance management, communication system overhauls, change management, training design & evaluation, on-boarding, performance appraisal, appreciative inquiry, strategic objective setting, and more. I am capable of doing projects of all sizes and have worked with corporations, educational institutions, and small businesses. I can also do workshops and professional coaching sessions. Finally, I have created corporate wellness programs for 7 companies ranging from weight loss challenges to presentations and fitness classes. I hold my BA from Northwestern University and a Graduate Diploma from Cambridge University (International Business). I am a Yoga Alliance Expert Yoga Teacher and a NASM Personal Trainer. I am eager, excited, punctual, and efficient. I can happily provide references and testimonies to my work. I look forward to working with you and your organization! Thank you, Christy

$32.00 /hr
130 hours
5.00
Joanne H.

Joanne H.

Data collection and information management expert

Canada - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 3

Professional researcher, data analyst, and technical writer with health, HR, and social sciences background. More than 15 years experience. Deliverable focused. Talk to me about designing your data collection tools (including interview schedules and online and paper surveys); collecting your data; conducting your summary reporting and statistical analyses; developing (or fixing!) academic and marketing presentations, white papers and reports; and preparing your drafts for journal submission and publication. My goals are: 1. to use technology to streamline how we gather intelligence; 2. to use my research design, analytics and informatics experience to make your information meaningful and transparent; 3. to use my exceptional writing about statistics, research, and technical information to take your deliverables to the next level. As i continue to build my on line presence I am interested in applying my expertise as independent contractor working on short and mid term projects.

$35.00 /hr
225 hours
4.71
Daniel Roux

Daniel Roux

Project Manager with Specialization in Translation

United States - Last active: 16 hours ago - Portfolio: 3

I have an original, analytic, inquisitive mind and a great drive for implementing ideas and achieving goals. What sets me apart from other applicants is my broad scope of international experience and my ability to transfer it to any industry. I have successfully migrated from the military field to architecture to human resources to training and development to software technical writing, to marketing, to sales and to the translation industry. I am a highly motivated, independent self-starter with two technical college qualifications as well as varied international managerial and project management experience. I am a results-oriented person who excels in a high performance team since I have high standards of competence and performance for others and myself. Software skills include, Windows, Mac OS, Microsoft Project, Trados, MultiTrans Prism Flow, OmniPage Pro, ABBYY Finereader, Acrobat Pro, LifeCycle Designer, oDesk platform and more.

$44.00 /hr
726 hours
5.00
Amanda D.

Amanda D.

Nonprofit Professional skilled in strategy and gen...

United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

Writing has always been my passion; somehow, I've been lucky enough to find a way to fold it into my work. My ability to speak in the voice of the audience, as well as the voice of the brand, has led to success in grant writing, social media marketing and content planning. After an inspiring volunteer experience, I started working for a progressive nonprofit that both accepted, and fostered my desire for an entrepreneurial approach to nonprofit management. I bring almost a decade of experience, enthusiasm, and passion for the world of nonprofit. My projects range from short-term to long-term, and I am also a skilled strategy consultant. My motto has always been "nonprofit at heart, entrepreneurial in spirit." My own personal mission is to leave an organization in better shape than I found it. So far, so good! Specialties: 1) Grant Research, Writing & Reporting: - Research and build prospect database - Draft letter's of inquiry (LOI's) - Prepare grant proposals (RFP's) 2) Program build-out: - Narrative drafting - Outcome analysis and development - Volunteer recruitment & management 3) Fundraising & Development: - Strategic plan development - Craft and prepare fundraising strategy - Corporate Sponsorship/CSR program development - Third-party event management - Marketing and public relations 4) Website Development: - Content planning - Site design (via enduser-friendly Wix) 5) Accounting & Bookkeeping: - Budget planning: operating & programmatic - General Bookkeeping: QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Online 6) Resume & Cover Letter Writing - Having maintained leadership roles in high-level positions, I am also skilled resume and cover letter writing. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! I put the mission of the organization first and foremost,which makes me flexible and efficient.

$38.89 /hr
253 hours
5.00
Ann-'libby' L.

Ann-'libby' L.

Master's Degree in Psych with 6 Year Business Owne...

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 9

Recent feedback: "An exceptional choice, who is thoughtful, concerned about project quality, delivery, and communication. Puts quality of work and delivery above all other concerns. She was willing to go beyond expectations, by offering ideas and suggestions that clearly demonstrate an interest in our business and product, helping us reformulate our services in such a way, that we ourselves understood it better. Our organization couldn't be happier or more pleased, and we will continue to request's Libby's services again and again." My goal is to provide timely services to companies or individuals in need of editing/writing professionals. I have strong conceptualization skills for the business of psychology and the realization of psychological constructs online. I am able to work on a part-time basis with a combined project load of 40 hours/wk maximum. I am quick, efficient, and meet deadlines. My background includes editing/writing for psychology, business, blogs, curriculum, real estate, and environmental engineering. I am an effective manager for writing teams. Thank you for your consideration.

$55.56 /hr
1,980 hours
5.00
Jeanie Lyubelsky

Jeanie Lyubelsky

Exceptional Technical Editor & Proofeader: Editing...

United States - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 19

Contact me to capitalize on your knowledge and achieve your objectives! Please check my turnaround time schedule, as there is currently a one-week lead time to my availability. I will gladly provide you with editing and proofreading as soon as I can, so let's set up our turnaround time plan soon! Getting to know my clients' specialty topics and written work, while using skills earned from years of successful editorial business experience, results in steadily increasing efficiency and progressively lower per-word rates with each hourly contract assignment. You may see more about specific service price ranges here: http://clearfactsresearch.com/prices-services. Since my editorial services are in demand, you will find that I keep a consistent turnaround time schedule: http://clearfactsresearch.com/turnaround-times. You have found an independent professional service provider who has been around a long time and will be here for your next documents in the coming years too. How do you stand out from the crowd? Engage your readers with clearly communicated content and get desired results! My specialized editing and proofreading services can help you drive revenue and be rewarded with increased readership, successful contracts, publication, funding, and growth. Just let me know what you need... Anyone can increase positive recognition and rewards with the right expertise and support. As an experienced editor who is also a certified technical writer, I specialize in purpose-based language with multiple levels of editing, copyediting, rewriting, and proofreading to give you right-on-target results. You can capitalize on your knowledge by increasing clarity in your professional papers, manuscripts, articles, reports, proposals, user guides, documentation, and more. Completely comfortable in using my native language at an expert level, I know how to make your writing look terrific. My proofreading, copyediting, and editing services give you the lowest prices with exceptional outcomes, while my original writing sells for more than $50 per hour on an open market. I gladly accept editing and proofreading jobs on oDesk even when the job title is "writer," but the tasks are actually editorial work. We can also schedule fixed-price orders with limited hourly contracts. Just Google "Jeanie Editor" to see more about my work at regular market rates. Regularly working for authors, business owners, engineers, finance specialists, attorneys, and other technical-specialty professionals, I am flexible and competent in my chosen areas of professional specialty. For example, I am the managing editor, copyeditor, and proofreader for a professional robotics journal, I write engaging press releases that inspire trust and confidence, and I competently carry out many other editorial assignments. Dependable and efficient, my full-time career is focused on producing you with publication-ready content. Strengthen your achievement curve by contacting me to provide you with top-quality editorial reviews. I can effectively enhance your written materials for clarity and credibility by editing for grammar, word usage, style, formatting, spelling, punctuation, while providing editorial suggestions for interesting and compelling text. I successfully work with material written in many styles, including APA, IEEE, GPO, AP, CMoS, and other styles as requested. Save time and get results by hiring a certified technical writer as your editing, copyediting, and proofreading specialist. In our busy world of mixed messages, I check and double check your written work so that it will be noticed, understood, and remembered. I am native English speaker with a certification in technical writing and extensive experience in technical editing, copyediting, proofreading, rewriting. I am also a member of the IEEE Professional Communication Society, the American Finance Association, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers. My research-based MS degree in social sciences with a concentration on programs funding research, along with hands-on technology experience, further qualifies me in understanding authored technical concepts. I can offer you the best experience with professionally reviewing your book manuscripts, professional papers, articles, handbooks, user guides, proposals, venture capital and investor reports, and more. You want to hire an active technical-topics editorial specialist for the following materials: computer science, software development, robotics, electrical, mechanical, civil engineering, electric power generation, transmission, distribution, utilities, biometrics, journal publishing projects in .doc, .docx, PDF, LaTeX, and other formats, business marketing plans, proposals, finance, securities, investments, summary budget narratives, and more. More about my work and recommendations: http://clearfactsresearch.com/faqs https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanielyubelsky Contact me today and see what I can do for you!

$32.00 /hr
918 hours
4.98
Taikyoung K.

Taikyoung K.

Meeting & Event Professional, Translator

South Korea - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

I'm native Korean, and a freelance meeting & event professional and a translator. I have bachelor's degree in English and Japanese, as well as studied computer science and international commerce. Working with various international organizations and global companies for 10 year. If you're looking for a reliable meeting & event professional for your upcoming event or Korean translator, please don't hesitate to contact me.

$33.33 /hr
0 hours
5.00
James Swartz

James Swartz

Data Analyst/Statistician - Evaluator - Writer

United States - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

Seeking consulting work that builds on my many years of experience in research, evaluation, statistics, and project management for web site and applications development. I have advanced evaluation and statistical analytic skills and have multiple technical publications. Writing and oral skills are excellent and I am also comfortable conducting trainings, workshops, and presentations. I can also help with editing and writing technical or non-technical documents.

$50.00 /hr
10 hours
4.84
Mariana Maia

Mariana Maia

Researcher, editor, translator, transcriber

Brazil - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 4

I am an ethnographic researcher and project management consultant with vast experience in multicultural and multilingual areas, project development, project management and evaluation; qualitative research, trainings and capacity building; cultural event promotion, tour management; grantwriting, fundraising, arts and culture policies. I was born in Brazil and raised between Rio de Janeiro and California. My first language is Brazilian Portuguese, but being immersed in an English speaking environment from a very young age allowed me to acquire native fluency in English as well. I am an experienced, detail oriented translator, having translated books, catalogs, research papers, scientific articles and film subtitles. I created this profile to find quick freelance jobs in areas such as web research, editing, translations (English - Portuguese - English) and transcriptions, that I can do from home in between my travels.

$33.33 /hr
0 hours
4.73
Nathaniel S.

Nathaniel S.

Senior Software Developer

Canada - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

I have extensive experience developing enterprise-grade network-based web applications and desktop software for clients in government, health care, finance, and academia. I'm the lead developer on several web-based and game engine products, some open-source. I'm strongly familiar with major proprietary and open source development tools and libraries. I'm both an experienced team leader and a fast and reliable solo developer, and as an entrepreneur I understand how to balance high-quality work with the need to ship. I have an academic background with training in both statistics and research methodologies, so I particularly enjoy working on challenging projects that require analysis and creative problem-solving, and which aren't simply clones of existing software. I look forward to working with you!

$80.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00