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Kateryna Volkova

Kateryna Volkova

Musician, music transcription, engraver.

Ukraine - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 3 - 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
258 hours
5.00
Sandra T.

Sandra T.

Translation, Transcription, Text

Germany - Last active: 21 hours 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
133 hours
4.70
Heather Green

Heather Green

Transcription Professional & Data Entry Specialist

United States - Last active: 17 days 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
Eliza Enriquez

Eliza Enriquez

for high-quality transcription/proofreading servic...

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
3,134 hours
4.94
mounira Shedeed

mounira Shedeed

Accountant,Data entry professional,Transcription a...

Egypt - Last active: 25 days 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
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
2,720 hours
4.89
Lourdes O.

Lourdes O.

Data Entry/Transcription/Copy typing/English Tutor

Philippines - Last active: 2 days 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
366 hours
4.94
Supreksha Basnet

Supreksha Basnet

Transcription,Website Content,Web Research,Wordpre...

India - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

Experienced in diverse field such as - HR ,customer service , quality report writing , administration. Well versed in transcription,web research,data entry,content writing,social media marketing, wordpress. For me customer satisfaction and meeting deadlines are dire needs to excel in any business. I am hard worker, quick learner and I give quality work the topmost priority.

$4.44 /hr
187 hours
4.86
Susan Scales

Susan Scales

Transcription / 97 WPM / Perfectionist / Reliable...

United States - Last active: 2 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
94 hours
4.92
Jenny melissa S.

Jenny melissa S.

Transcription /Technical Support / Excel / Web Res...

Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 7

I am looking for short and long term odesk jobs where i can help clients so they can focus on what they excel at. I am open doing remote support tasks (technical), web research and data entry, data manipulation in excel, VA type of work and transcription (including transfer of one media to another form). In my work, i make sure the clients are updated on where we are and the end-result is acceptable to the client's standards. You can find me here or in skype most of the time (skype id: help.me.mel). Hire me soon =)

$4.44 /hr
1,239 hours
4.94