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  1. Anne Balke

    Anne Balke

    Consultant/Writer/Researcher

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 18

    Recognized top 5% oDesk contractors. I have the skills and experience necessary to complete any of the following jobs: complex research, writing, editing, basic websites, business consulting (online marketing strategies for small businesses) or other similar projects. One of my specialties is helping people develop well-written informational content that brings organic and natural traffic to their sites. I provide writing, editing and formatting services for online website content. [Note - if you are trying to view my actual website from my profile, I am in the process of changing hosting providers so my site is temporarily unavailable. As a result, some of the links in my odesk profile many not be working. Just ask if you need to see more work samples and I will get them to you.] I am fortunate to have a gift with writing and truly enjoy it. Over my lifetime I have met many people with brilliant ideas and thoughts who struggle with getting them into writing in a way that effectively conveys the message. I have a passion for helping people take their ideas and putting words on paper so that the ideas can be shared with others. There is a great sense of satisfaction that I get when a client tells me “that’s exactly what I wanted to say!” Although I have not been formally hired as a writer until recently, I have an extensive writing history. I am conscientious and thorough in all that I do, often going above and beyond employer expectations. I have an inner passion for knowledge and answers. If I don't know something, want new information or want to learn how to do something, I do whatever is necessary to find the answers. My preferred jobs are advanced Research and Writing projects that require someone with great attention to detail and an analytical approach to finding information, not just "collecting data." {Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the data collection process, but typically simple research jobs don't pay equivalent to my experience & expertise.} Outside of freelance work as a writer, I provide business consulting, web design and online marketing services for small businesses, "from one small business owner, to another." As an entrepreneur who has been through the struggles of learning how to succeed when resources were limited, I understand what it is like to build a small business from the ground up. My formal training is in Psychology and this background gives me a unique perspective on the world of marketing and behavior. I have been a work-at-home mother since 2002 and absolutely love the freedom that being self employed provides. Let me be upfront - if you are looking for someone to work at "outsourcer rates" or to provide any work that is unethical or "black hat," then I am not that person. But if you are looking for a person who will provide HIGH QUALITY and ORIGINAL work, completed by someone with both an attention to detail and a creative mind, then that's me. I stand by all my work and won't work on anything that I wouldn't be proud to put my name on. As a business consultant, it is my job to Research and Find Solutions for my clients, as well as find information relevant for their business/industry. As a web/internet consultant, with knowledge of how content and keywords affect search engine results, I have a full understanding that there is "much more to be found" beyond the first Google results pages. On the educational level, I have a Master's Degree "plus" in Counseling Psychology from a school that was extremely research oriented, preparing students for Doctoral Programs. Not only did the regular coursework require routine research and report writing, but the program included completion of a Master's Thesis. I also have an undergraduate minor in statistics. Prior to becoming a freelancer, I have over twenty years of experience working with children in social and school settings. My specialty was working with children with emotional and learning disabilities. As the Director of a Youth Shelter, I also have experience supervising and managing teams. In 2002, after 20 years in the corporate world, working full time "plus," I made the decisision to change focus. With these New Priorities I started down the path of being a "work from home mother" (WAHM) and home business owner. "Enjoy Life Enterprises" is the umbrella for all of my entrepreneurial and freelance endeavors. Because I am completely self-employed, I have flexibility in the hours that I can provide, based upon what is required. I am located in the United States (North Carolina) and can be reached by email or if you are US based, we can talk by phone. I have also set up a Skype account if you are outside of the US.

    $38.89 /hr
    3,237 hours
    4.98
  2. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 18

    Over the years I have developed myself and others in various business and leadership skills. My recent clients were family owned small businesses, but also Fortune 500 companies whose brands are in our homes wherever we might live at the moment. I studied and worked in several countries around the world - US, Switzerland, Middle East and Europe - in start-ups and operations management of multinationals. I consult and coach international clients mostly in business management and marketing. Am often writing or editing training or other manuals for them. Since Nov 2012. I am also the principal consultant for WiFi Austria Institute's 'HR Manager' course. This is 9 month course for which I also develop training material. My blog is No Panic Management and if you Google me you will find few more websites I made, with copies I wrote. My name is on first page of Google (when searching for it.) My objective is to work only on things I like, with people I like. They are professionals with integrity and attitude. It means they like and respect business, as well as others they work with. Do not work for companies who do not treat employees well. Ultimately I am looking for ways to help business grow and create jobs, whether it is mine or anyone else's company. That is a greater mission behind any ''small'' task I undertake. I take different jobs at my spare time, those I can do well, enjoy, and those that enhance my business experience while delivering result. Should you have a good business proposal or idea for me, I'd be happy to hear it. Am always welcoming new opportunities for business development and mutually beneficial partnerships.

    $50.00 /hr
    1,542 hours
    4.78
  3. Richard Batchelor

    Richard Batchelor

    Change Management Professional (HR, OD, BPR, IT)

    Canada - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 2

    Richard is a well respected and very experienced Change Management Professional, specializing in supporting businesses through changes and effectively managing the impact of the change upon the people within the business. He has been delivering successful projects in organisational change, development and effectiveness for almost 20 years and is noted for developing targeting, insightful and influential multi level communications to facilitate successful change. His work with strategic human resources develops positive transformational impacts across a breadth of HR deliverables, including recruitment, succession planning, learning and organizational development and competency based framework integration for performance, development and talent acquisition approaches. He is a certified lean six sigma green belt, certified in design for six sigma and operational excellence and has delivered on many business improvement and re-engineering projects. Being a certified project, program and portfolio manager also. Richard understands the need to get the best from technology in the workplace and appreciates the need to get the right physical environment to help a smooth business transition. Richard is the President of the Toronto Chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals and keen to develop the future integration of the practice of change management through his writings, speaking and other public engagements.

    $150.00 /hr
    660 hours
    4.80
  4. Adam G.

    Adam G.

    Business Analyst and Excel Expert

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Excel expert available for consulting and project work. Highly experienced Excel user capable of complex data analysis. Excellent at setting up programming for easy and repeatable report generation, or drilling down through "data dumps" to locate vital data and identify significant trends. Utilize expert level formulas and macros to minimize end user effort and maximize output that is both useful and meaningful. Very experienced creating a wide variety of aesthetically pleasing charts and tables for high level overviews and intricate outlines of existing data for client presentations.

    $35.00 /hr
    18 hours
    4.87
  5. Zachary L.

    Zachary L.

    MBA Candidate Business Development Consultant

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

    I have worked as a business development consultant for organizations in both the private and public sector, providing everything from basic structural business mechanisms to entrepreneurial strategy advice. I have significant experience in research and reporting data, which serve as the foundation for good business and marketing decision-making. I hope to continue to use my skills for the benefit of clients who seek deliverables that are backed by accurate information. Past projects have included business plans, industry analyses, branding strategies, and market research quality assurance reports.

    $55.56 /hr
    288 hours
    4.94
  6. Alison C.

    Alison C.

    Expert Translator and Accountant

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9

    I am a native English-speaker with key skills in translation (German and Italian to English) and proof-reading. I am a qualified chartered accountant, and I have 12 years' experience in preparing and proof-reading financial statements and reports. I also have professional experience translating Italian internal audit reports into English, and translating/ proofreading German audit reports to management. My main areas of expertise are in proof-reading financial documents and translating financial, business and IT matter to English from German and Italian. I also am interested in proof-reading non-financial documents, as I am an avid reader of novels and a keen racket sport player (specifically tennis and badminton). I have over 12 years experience working as a Chartered Accountant. I am currently FD of a small limited company and run my own accountancy practice in the UK.

    $40.00 /hr
    79 hours
    4.98
  7. Anna K.

    Anna K.

    Business Consultant and Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

    Hello! I am an experienced business consultant and technical writer. Currently, I run operations for a New York City - based company and offer my services as a freelancer. My educational credentials include Bachelor's in Business Administration and Master's in Public Administration. oDesk performance highlights - 98% Job Success Rate and 33% conversion rate of one-time clients into long-term employers. I specialize in writing investment business plans and technology white papers and case studies. Thank you for taking the time to scroll through my page and happy working!

    $45.00 /hr
    108 hours
    4.93
  8. Dorris joy A.

    Dorris joy A.

    Certified PHP/MySQL/HTML5/CSS3/JS/SVG/Canvas dev

    Philippines - Last active: 6 hours ago - Tests: 5

    With almost 10 years evolving in the IT world, i've gained sufficient knowledge and now very competent to develop applications and websites for people around the globe. I've done websites with CMS, online booking and reservations, CRM systems, streaming video playlist, mobile services in the Philippines (Smart, Globe, Sun). These projects were developed mainly with PHP and MySQL. Also, Javascript plugins and framewroks are also injected to provide cool user interaction. Aside from being a programmer, Im also inclined to art and designs, so Im very particular with the look and feel of the product, while taking in mind the clients' specifications.

    $35.00 /hr
    1,405 hours
    4.77
  9. Mcristina A.

    Mcristina A.

    Project Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 3

    My consulting maxim is to be known for my integrity at work and to overwhelm my clients and teammates with it. As an Offshore Project Manager for over 6 years now, I am driven by a long-term perspective extending beyond the limits of my current projects. From conception, I make sure that I'm able to identify at a deep personal level with my client's project goals. With this mindset, I possess a new level of personal drive to succeed because the goals are the right ones to pursue. During project execution, I aim to invest in making a significant effort to build trust within my team and across the full range of stakeholders through my work ethics and technical adeptness combined. And on the final phase, my criteria for a successful project will always be to ensure that the "value of the project" was delivered. This is definitely far more important than just delivering a project to its sponsors.

    $35.00 /hr
    6,309 hours
    4.93
  10. Jonathan patrick L.

    Jonathan patrick L.

    Financial/Capital Markets and Business Consultant

    Philippines - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 1

    I am a financial consultant who specialises in helping clients: 1. Engineer Financial Solutions to promote their financial aims; 2. Develop Strategies to obtain Debt or Equity Financing; 3. Create Strategic or Business Plans; and 4. Manage their investments whether by providing direct insights on Capital Markets or developing portfolios. I developed all of these skills through my 17 years of high-level experience in Capital Markets, Derivatives, Investment Banking, Private Equity and Treasury. Over this period, I have worked on multiple debt- and capital-raising projects, valued in the billions of dollars, with a superlative degree of success. I combine my vast experience with outside-the-box thinking, a high attention to detail, awareness of current business issues and a passion for excellence to any work I undertake. In many cases, I have been able to turn-around situations that people thought were difficult or impossible to the advantage of my clients/employers.

    $72.22 /hr
    4,145 hours
    4.94