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Nia K Lewis

Nia K Lewis

Admin, Voice, AP, AR, HR, Data Entry, CSR, Bilingu...

United States - Last active: 09/12/2013 - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 5

I joined oDesk to further utilize my customer service, human resources, and administration experience by working as an outside consultant. In thirteen years of Administrative Operations experience- including Office Management, Customer Service, Recruiting, Training, Business Operations, Payroll, Accounting, Compliance, Benefits, Data Entry, and Employee Relations- I have demonstrated an ability for meeting and exceeding organizational objectives and demands while maintaining the strictest confidentiality. In addition to my supervisory skills, I am a detail-oriented administrator, responsible for both the conceptualization and implementation of organizational processes as well as the daily duties of Office Manager, Independent Contractor, Recruiter, Data Entry Operator, Call Center Supervisor, and Operations Director. My linguistic and design skills are utilized in the creation of recruitment forms, benefits brochures, detailed presentations and reports, and marketing collateral (including email blasts and HTML coding!). I fluently speak, write, and comprehend Spanish and English and type 85 words per minute. I conversationally speak, write, and comprehend French and Italian level and can understand many accents (i.e. NSW or Urdu accented English) and provincial dialects (such as the French-based Haitian patois). Three years of supervisory call center experience have finely honed my customer service abilities, and I intend to continue expanding these abilities by freelancing in the oDesk environment. Please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss your needs.

$20.00 /hr
52 hours
Radu Alexandru George

Radu Alexandru George


Romania - Last active: 08/22/2013 - Tests: 3

Hey, I'm George and I studied English and Romanian Literature and Linguistics as my undergraduate degree and am now studying a Creative Writing and Play Wright graduate taught programme. I have worked as a translator,an article writer, a technical writer, a creative writer, a proofreader,a teacher, an editor and as a customer support representative for various firms in Romania and the United Kingdom. I have translated websites, articles, blogs and various other texts, ranging from medical to academic writing. For the past year 5 years I have been teaching foreigners English and Romanian, teaching in the process students of all ages. Thank you for taking the time to read this small description of my activities and skills.

$11.11 /hr
1,045 hours
Raquel I.

Raquel I.

Communication Expert: Content, Translation, Proofr...

Spain - Last active: 04/04/2012 - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

Top level experienced and qualified communications expert seeks to respond to the significant demand for creative and professional international communication. Thanks to my background and skills, I am uniquely positioned in my field of expertise to be able to give clients the added advantage of effective communication in international business and relations. I specialize in translation, proofreading, transcreation, localization and cultural review.

$27.78 /hr
37 hours
Hanna G.

Hanna G.

Native speaking Danish translator based in Cape To...

South Africa - Last active: 10/04/2013 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

I am a native Dane living in Cape Town, working full time as a freelancer. I have specialized in translations in the language pair DA/EN and gained experience with technical, medical, financial and general text. I enjoy the process of translating and always seek to capture the nuances of the source language, while maintaining a high level of accuracy. I have also done extensive internet research and news analysis of online Danish/English/Norwegian sources aimed at producing original content on a wide range of topics.

$15.56 /hr
3,911 hours
Robert M.

Robert M.

Freelance Media Services

United Kingdom - Last active: 11/15/2013 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

Providing freelance writing & video services since 2009. Please visit for more details. I have a solid background in web content creation, copywriting and PR. Previous work includes articles (factual and comedic), editorial essays, short stories, scripts and speeches. I am able to provide transcription and data entry services due to my excellent typing speed and rate of productivity. I can produce documentary-style and animated videos with sound and voice-over for use as an online marketing tool. I am also familiar with all platforms of social media.

$33.33 /hr
14 hours
Milanna K.

Milanna K.

Administrator and Data Entry Specialist

Australia - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 11

I have worked in administration for the last 10 years (including obtaining a certificate 3 in business administration) and enjoy all aspects of what it involves. I have had a lot of experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access as well as databases, finances, data entry, statistics, event management and general office duties. I love systems & the process of bringing order to something that was previously unorganised. I am also part way through studying a graphic design course and have had experience with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. My portfolio includes logo design, magazine covers, photography and image touch ups.

$25.00 /hr
45 hours
Martina Gonzalez

Martina Gonzalez

English/Spanish Translator -Interpreter . Adverti...

Dominican Republic - Last active: 03/28/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I did a Bachelor Degree on Advertisement , I have experience working on TV production as a Producer assistant, Ive worked as a photographer on several activities. I have 4 years of experience on on-site/telephone, consecutive and simultaneous, interpretation and freelance document translation English to Spanish and viceversa. I've done medical and business Interpretation and translations so I'm very familiarized with the terms in English and Spanish,plus i have been an English teacher for 9 years now. I have also worked on telemarketing as a sales agent and customer service representative.

$8.89 /hr
39 hours
Benjamin Schmidt

Benjamin Schmidt


Germany - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 14

I am a historian and writer, with experience in editing and writing magazine articles as well as academic papers. My work with one of the biggest German student newspapers included writing feature articles, reviews and comments as well as more menial tasks such as drawing up transcriptions of interviews. My focus as a historian lies in the Early Modern Period, especially colonial studies. As a literary scholar my projects revolved around medieval literature, education novels and young adult fiction. In my free time I like to write short stories and create dry-point etchings. I am used to working with LaTeX and diverse variants of office, as well as photoshop.

$16.00 /hr
86 hours
Nelfa A.

Nelfa A.

Content Writer, Data Entry Professional, VA

Philippines - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

article writer, data entry professional, audio/video transcriber • U.S. English Basic Skills 4.40 Top 10% • English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) 4.90 Top 20% • English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) 4.50 Top 20% • Microsoft Word 2010 3.00 Top 20% • Office Skills 4.00 Top 30% • Microsoft Excel 2010 3.25 Top 30% • Typing speed 50-60 words/min.

$4.44 /hr
555 hours
Jason Gray

Jason Gray

Transcriptionist, proofreader and technical writer

South Africa - Last active: 12/11/2013 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I am a highly experienced transcriptionist with over five years of work both in-office and for remote clients. I have a BA Hons in English Lit from the UK, and am comfortable both typing and proofreading a wide variety of transcribed materials including: -Focus groups -Interviews -Academic -Financial -Medical In addition I have four years of technical writing experience with large reputable corporations and am versed in the following tools: -Madcap Flare -Robohelp -Captivate -XML -Framemaker I am also an extremely strong writer and content producer.

$11.11 /hr
55 hours