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Member since February, 2009
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Retired professional able to undertake work as a software developer and as an editor of English texts. I am a Physics graduate of Imperial College, London (B.Sc. and Ph.D.) For over 35 years I have been involved in programming projects part time, some contracted and some voluntarily, in Algol, Assembler, FORTRAN, C, C++ GLPro, Perl and PHP. Now retired, I have plenty of time to put these skills to work as a sole freelancer known as "Festival Software" focussing on custom PHP applications since 2008. I am committed to writing solid, commented, error-trapped and tested code. I believe good programming style is important for readable and maintainable code. My terms include 2 months free support including alterations broadly within the original specification. For many years I was a member of the Association of C and C++ Users, an organisation of programmers who care about professionalism in programming and are dedicated to raising the standard of programming. The attention to detail required by a programmer is a useful skill in editing and writing English, so that content is clearly communicated to the reader. My motivation is as much to complete interesting and challenging projects as for the money earned. That is why I prefer to set a price for a project and stick to it.
$20 USD/hr
19 Reviews
  • 87%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 6%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews

  • image of Phantomeye Convert CSV file to EDI 850.4010 $250.00 USD

    “Working with David has been a pleasure. He is Diligent, knowledgeable, Patient and consistently delivered on time. I look forward to doing more work with him. Thank you David !!”

    Phantomeye Flag of United States 1 year ago.
    • Data Processing
    • Data Entry
    • Excel
  • image of ekerner Programmer Required for ongoing help with Product Development, Maintenance, and Support. $10.00 AUD

    “To whom it may concern, My thus far experience with David have been stellar. Professional and humble, excellent english and grammar, attention to detail, patience, and not one to promise more than he can deliver, in fact he was certain in studying my requirements to make sure that he possesses the skills that I need. I look forward to working with David long-term, and I am sure that knowing him and programming with him will improve me as a person and a developer. I highly recommend you let David look at your job and decide if he can help you. Sincerely, Eugene Kerner ekerner@”

    ekerner Flag of Australia 1 year ago.
    • PHP
    • Engineering
    • CMS
    • Software Testing
    • MySQL
  • image of edinmark multiple choice question database $200.00 USD

    “David has produced for me an unbelievably high quality, bespoke software product -- and with exceptional service. He was patient and understanding to a fault, went way beyond initial specifications, communicated exceptionally well and his talent for coding has left me absolutely speechless. For our project, he learned Joomla CMS from scratch and has produced a customised component - with all the bells and whistles - that puts even the biggest, most popular joomla components to the shade. David: thank you once again for your amazing work. Readers: if he has bid on your project - do yourself a favour and look no further.”

    edinmark Flag of United Kingdom 4 years ago.
    • PHP
    • Software Architecture
  • image of which08 Help me improve my custom CMS half finished $125.00 USD

    “I am highly impressed with David he has really helped me develop this bespoke product, we have lots of new ideas that we have explored and will introduce. David is so effective with communication he has been a complete pleasure to work along side. I will always have davids number to hand !”

    which08 Flag of United Kingdom 4 years ago.
    • PHP
    • SQL
    • CMS
    • MySQL
  • image of gamark PHP application with DB connection $300.00 USD

    “Extraordinary job once again. Exceeded expectations and did a fantastic job. I would recommend David, to anyone who wants an organized developer and a great quality code.”

    gamark Flag of Australia 4 years ago.
    • PHP
    • AJAX
    • MySQL
  • image of robertgraves9787 Marketing Text Synthesis - Must have good grasp of English and Analytical Thought (for festsoft) $17.00 USD

    “Great analytical writing. Get's on with the job without causing a fuss (which is rare). Will be angling to make him a more permanent contractor.”

    robertgraves9787 Flag of United Kingdom 5 years ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Blog
    • Technical Writing
    • Ghostwriting
    • Academic Writing
    • Article Rewriting
    • Book Writing



1960 - 1967 (7 years)


  • US English Level 1
  • General Orientation

My Top Skills

  • PHP 18
  • MySQL 4
  • Data Entry 1
  • C Programming 0
  • Proofreading 0
  • Editing 0
  • Yii 0

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