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Eona B.

Eona B.

Copy-editor, proofreader, writer and English-Russi...

United Kingdom - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4

Experienced in academic copy-editing and proof-reading, with specialism in social sciences and humanities. Also translating from Russian to English. I have proof-read and copy-edited numerous dissertations and PhD theses for students at UK universities, specialising in texts by non-native English speakers. Writing reports and literature reviews for public and voluntary sector clients as well as academics. Experienced ethnographic researcher, trained in other qualitative research methods. Also web and library research. BA (Hons) Modern and Medieval Languages (University of Cambridge) MSc, PhD in Social Anthropology (LSE) Please contact me for further details.

$33.33 /hr
4 hours
Lori Stephens

Lori Stephens

Expert Editing - Professional, Respected

United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

* Unbeatable quality * Respected by authors and businesses * Professional, easy to work with * Satisfaction guaranteed ------ EXPERIENCE ------------------------------------------------ My background spans nearly 30 years and the full spectrum of writing, editing, and publication management for print and web. I have edited over 120 published trade titles, as well as virtually every type of business documentation, and have self-published five books. Notable clients include Microsoft, CreateSpace/Amazon, Disney Internet Group, Prentice Hall, Gartner, and Rosetta Stone. ------ TESTIMONIALS ------------------------------------------------ “I was very pleased with the level of attention I received. The work was performed in a timely manner. Lori went above and beyond what was expected. She took a process that I considered ‘overwhelming’ and broke it down into simple process that I could easily understand and follow.” — Shawn Brookshier, The Happy Moments: Moving out of Anxiety and Depression “From my first contact with you until my book was fully edited, I was impressed with your professional approach. You helped me shape [my book] into its final, polished form with tact and rock-solid editing skills. It was a joy to work with you.” — John Hastings, The Drawing Breakthrough Book “The work performed was beyond my expectations. My experience was extremely positive. Lori was thorough and had a great eye for detail. She made my writing come alive with her suggestions. It was the beautiful icing on the cake, and I am very pleased with the result.” — Dr. Cynthia Barnett, Prime Time Makeover: How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life “Lori has edited numerous complex, technical documents for us. She turns things around on time despite tight deadlines, and has been quick to respond to questions and concerns. She consistently applies our high standards to the documents that she edits. We will be sending more work her way.” — Rob Helm, Directions on Microsoft Website: LinkedIn: ------ SUBMISSION GUIDELINES -------------------------------------- Software: Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) preferred; Track Changes will be enabled as I edit Format: Times New Roman, 12 point, double spaced, 1" margins (approx. 300 words per page) Please provide the following: - The genre - Your writing experience - Intended audience - How the book will be published - The working title - Any special instructions

$70.00 /hr
5 hours
Francesco Rho

Francesco Rho

Native Italian Translator/Reviewer

Spain - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 2

I am a native Italian translator/editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. I usually translate from English to Italian and from Spanish to Italian and I also work in editing, QA and testing. My fields of expertise are tourism, IT and technical, but I have translated also other kinds of texts. I am currently working for important agencies such as Lionbridge and for big accounts such as Toyota, Hitachi and Microsoft. I usually work with Trados (2009, 2007), TagEditor (8.0), SDLX (2007), WordFast Professional (2.4), Idiom Workbench, Translator Workspace, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

$27.78 /hr
468 hours
Christi Aldridge

Christi Aldridge

Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creato...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 15

I have a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Journalism. I was an award winning columnist for my university paper, and wrote articles for the school's magazine as well. I am creative and love to express that. I have been writing online for the past five years specializing in areas such as crafts, entertainment, beauty and fashion, home decor, DIY, kids' activities and parties, holiday ideas, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and literature. I am also trained in copywriting, opinion articles and public relations writing. I'm a grammar and spelling lover and adore editing as well as writing and have taken copyediting classes. I have a sharp sense of humor, flawless spelling and grammar skills and I tend to work very hard but very fast. I'm experienced with social networking, HTML, Microsoft Word, SEO writing and blogging. I love coming up with ideas and being creative so my articles aren't run of the mill. I'm friendly, social and great with customers and clients as well. I was named one of Yahoo's Top Writers of 2012, and stay busy with projects ranging from social media, product descriptions, blogs, and Buying Guides to page reviews and ratings, article writing, and editing. I love the written word, especially when it's spelled properly! I'm prompt, trustworthy, and strive for excellence every day, and I enjoy becoming a better writer with each project I work on.

$27.78 /hr
1,616 hours
Eliza Enriquez

Eliza Enriquez

for high-quality transcription/proofreading servic...

Philippines - Last active: 3 days 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
3,154 hours
Nathan D.

Nathan D.

Content Management - AAS, CPT/CFT, CSN

United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 12

Nathan DeMetz provides content management services to various companies via the freelancer website oDesk. Currently engaged in ongoing projects with eBay, he focuses primarily on quality assurance. Additionally, Nathan works with content creators to help them understand and implement changes in the project processes over time, and works closely with project managers to ensure requirements and deadlines are met. Previously, Nathan worked in the hospitality industry as management, leading the better part of two-dozen employees through day-to-day activities. In this role, he also worked closely with business-to-business customers as well as the average traveler to increase guest satisfaction and increase sales. Nathan's prior management experience also includes overseeing daily activities in the lamination department of Medtec Ambulance and two stints as a receiving group leader with separate companies. Outside of his day job, Nathan operates Nathan DeMetz Personal Training, as he has a desire to help people reach their fitness and health goals, in hopes that this will lead to a better life for these people, who will in turn pay it forward.

$24.44 /hr
681 hours
Susanne Birker-Guillen

Susanne Birker-Guillen

German Language Services Provider

Canada - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 7

Are you looking for a German language expert providing reliable high-quality translation and interpretation services? Here is what I have to offer: • German native speaker with over 20 years spent in North-America • A degree in Conference Interpretation from Heidelberg University (Germany) • More than 25 years of experience as a free-lance interpreter/translator • High-level interpretation experience (simult. + consec.) EU, US /GER/ CD government, TV, World Cup, Olympics, G8/G20 summit and meetings and many more • Technical translation expertise in Software localisation, Multimedia, Marketing, Medical , Tourism (Cisco, PGP, AutoDesk, Viewstar, Broderbund Software, PowerSoft, Interactive Software Systems Inc., Software Toolworks, MathSoft, Elo TouchSystems, Medx Health and many more) • Translations, Proofreading, Review, Quality Assurance English into German only • Interpretation English to German, German to English, French to German • Professional association memberships: AIIC, TAALS, ATA, • Certifications: ATA (English into German translations) • Comfortable with a variety of computer programs including TRADOS • Experienced, dedicated professional language service provider striving for excellence • On-time delivery, confidentiality, attention to detail, extensive preparation and research guaranteed • Rates: $0.19 per word / $45.00 per Hour - not the cheapest - but quality never is

$50.00 /hr
636 hours
Linda Reyburn Shirey

Linda Reyburn Shirey

Creative Copy Editor and Proofreader

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 8

For 10 years, every one of my administrative jobs (legal, accounting, wealth management) required some writing and editing. As a freelance editor, I enjoy proofreading and polishing e-books and documents that require some research, and either editing or re-writing both fiction and non-fiction works. For any proofreading or editing project, especially a rewriting job, I always send back one document with track changes showing the revisions made, and one clean copy with the changes that have been accepted. Small business owners are often too busy or distracted to pay careful attention to tricky details like subject-verb alignment or concept flow, especially if they know English as a second language (ESL). My goal is to polish prose until the mistakes disappear, enhancing the text's true message. (Note: I neither write nor edit adult/romance content, erotica, or "spin" articles.....EVER.) Getting paid to do my college hobby is the dream!

$20.00 /hr
829 hours
Christina Wylie

Christina Wylie

Freelance Writer

Australia - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

Award-winning British journalist who writes for internationally renowned publications such as The Times, Time Out, Broadsheet and Wining & Dining. Over seven years' experience writing for both print and online media. I write on topics including food, restaurants, health, fitness, lifestyle, travel, spas and weddings. Worked as an official restaurant reviewer since 2007. Founder and editor-in-chief of food and lifestyle magazine The Great Aussie Bite I lead a team of 40 writers based all across Australia. I create video content and recipes for an international culinary brand.

$25.00 /hr
146 hours
Karla Lant

Karla Lant

Writer, Editor, Professor

United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 8

I am a freelance writer and adjunct professor; I was a trial attorney until 2010. I have a BA and an MA in social sciences and each course of study was writing intensive. I have a JD from Columbia Law School. I have an LLM in biotechnology and genomics (thesis outstanding). My academic training and current teaching roles have given me expertise in AP, MLA, Chicago, APA, and other style guides. I have written a weekly column in a local online magazine, I write and manage several large business blogs, and I have managed and produced social media for several organizations. I have demonstrated editorial judgement and a superior command of the English language. I have years of teaching experience with adults and children. I have experience providing voice talent, especially for technical businesses (please see sample below). Finally, I have years of experience with training and course development. I am based in Phoenix, Arizona. PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Online portfolio: Sample Press Releases: Live Casino Partners: Victoria Milan: (All English language press releases by Karla Lant) Sample Web Copy: Visualized Arts: Au Lac Gallery: Academic reference projects: Multicultural America, eds. Cortes, Carlos Eliseo and Golson, J. Geoffrey, 2014, multiple sections. Golson Media project: Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets, ed. Golson, 2014, multiple Industry Profile sections. Graphic World projects: Marketing Handbook (article on Social Media) and Business Law Handbook (article on Global Business Law), 2014. Lifestyle/Humor: Victoria Milan US: Smiles for All: Professional Publications: “Are You Competent to Argue Juvenile Competency?” For The Defense, Vol. 15, Issue 01, Page 1, 2006. Lant, Karla. SEO Dos, Don'ts, and Must Haves. 11-04-2013. Haves-Karla-Lant-ebook/dp/B00GJWJ3EW Book Reviews, Academic Work: “Review: ‘Recommendations for revisions to the Declaration of Helsinki,’” [International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, “Commentaries” section, Fall 2007.] “Book Review: 25 Months” [American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, issue on clinical biomedical ethics]. “Book Review: The Socialist Feminist Project,” Association for Feminist Anthropology, 2004. and-politics “Book Review: Death Is That Man Taking Names,” POLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Spring 2004. “Breeder at Law,” Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Spring 2002. Zombie Nation: Racism, AIDS, Haiti and Horror, University of Alabama, 1998. Books: Lant, Karla. The Candida Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. The Paleo Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. The Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla (co-author). Candida Diet and Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Editing projects: Please request samples Musical Theater:!meet-the-writers/vstc2=karla-lant

$55.56 /hr
255 hours