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  1. Anne Balke

    Anne Balke

    Consultant/Writer/Researcher

    United States - Last active: 17 hours 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
    3,187 hours
    4.98
  2. Jesse S.

    Jesse S.

    Expert Perl programmer with network and database experience

    Chile - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    I have developed a wide range of skills in programming, linux system administration and network engineering/administration for large and small companies alike. I specialize in business system development and process automation with a focus on analytics and quality engineering. Seeking long and short term programming projects that focus on internal or external customer experience. Skill Set: Perl programming - OOP and procedural; POE, Moose, Catalyst, Modern Perl Test Driven Development. Data Analysis Databases - MySql, Postgresql, MongoDB Network Design Server Administration - Linux Project Managment Process Improvement and Automation JIRA Git

    $39.00 /hr
    1,854 hours
    5.00
  3. Guangming L.

    Guangming L.

    Data Scientist and R Expert

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7

    I have 7 years of experience in data analysis. I'm the Chief Data Scientist and founder of Cabaceo.com, a data science consulting company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, US. I also teach people how to do data science using the R programming language at www.MasterR.org, where you can receive high quality training materials for free. I used to work as an analytic consultant for FICO, where I built scorecard for Picture People to predict customer response rate to their marketing campaigns, which doubled their ROI. I also built customer segmentations for Canadian Tire Bank, which gave the executive team a holistic understanding of their customers for the first time and resulted in a chapter of a book. More recently, I have built a linear regression model to explain the relationship between interest rate of peer-to-peer loans and borrowers' characteristics using data from LendingClub, a two-level clustering-and-randomForest model to predict human physical activities using smartphone data, a logistic regression optimization based on precision and recall, a R-implementation of the cross-sectional regression and quintile-portfolio construction methods published in the Journal of Economic Literature. I have a masters degree in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from New College of Florida. I'm an avid MOOC taker, constantly learning new techniques and tools in data science and machine learning. I took all the courses in data science, statistics and machine learning from Coursera, Udacity and Edx. I respond all my messages in less than 24 hours.

    $100.00 /hr
    585 hours
    4.97
  4. Wendy G

    Wendy G

    International Brand Management, Marketing and Commercial Strategy

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

    I have 15 years management experience in large MNCs and conglomerates (LVMH, Dell, Oracle) as a senior executive leading sales and marketing functions across Europe and Asia Pacific. I have particular interest and experience in international business development and strategy in both Technology and Luxury Consumer Goods. As a Strategy Consultant, my priority is to help you grow your business further than where you are today. I work by first understanding your products/ services and business model, current market(s), pricing and marketing strategy. I do not merely create fancy powerpoint presentations and run complex financial simulations; I work with you collaboratively and am involved with your strategy development every step of the way. I run my own consulting practice in London, UK. My clients include both startups and SMEs as well as large multinationals such as the Estee Lauder Companies.

    $111.11 /hr
    153 hours
    5.00
  5. Costi C.

    Costi C.

    Sage CRM Consultant

    Romania - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a Sage CRM Consultant with 7 years’ experience. I am also Sage registered developer and I have developed two important Sage CRM add-ons which are currently featured on the Sage CRM Marketplace. I have started off my career as a consultant working in Dublin, Ireland for one of the best-known Sage CRM consultancy companies. During this time I gained substantial experience in implementing and managing CRM systems in organizations of all sizes and across a variety of market sectors. I can assist you with absolutely any aspect of your Sage CRM software - Identify customer’s requirements, write functional specification - Consultancy, implementation & customization - Version upgrades, moving CRM to new servers - Develop new add-ons or solutions to meet customer specific business needs - Data migration - Customer service/Technical support - Integrate Sage CRM with third party software

    $38.89 /hr
    140 hours
    5.00
  6. Marko Mrse

    Marko Mrse

    Business Plans, Commercial/Marketing Strategies, Market Research

    Croatia - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 5

    Expertise: Business plans, Investor Pitch decks, Marketing plans Skills: Competitive analysis, Identifying market opportunities, generating market insights and background to brand/commercial strategies Experience: _I have 8 years experience managing brands and marketing departments for Carlsberg (globally 5th biggest brewer) and Nike in several European markets _I was personally responsible for all stages of business and strategic planning: market research, developing strategic insights, formulating brand/commercial strategies, creating marketing/commercial plans, pitching the plans to secure finance, executing and evaluating plans. _On oDesk I have worked on research, strategy and business plan development projects in number of industries: LED lighting, eCommerce, Fashion, Perfume industry, Laminated glass, App markets Safe industry, IT services, Business consultancy ... and many more _I am an entrepreneur running a boutique adventure travel agency in Croatia: Malik Adventures (www.malikadventures.com) I have bachelors degree in business from Croatian affiliate of Rochester Institute of Technology's. My major was Hospitality and Resort management. You can connect with me at: http://hr.linkedin.com/pub/marko-mrse/2/3a/56a/en

    $33.33 /hr
    132 hours
    4.93
  7. Vincent K.

    Vincent K.

    International Business Consultant

    Tanzania - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3

    Over some years, I have been doing business consultation works in research and other business related field. Working with different people and Companies across the global has made Me confident in what I am doing. Simply, I am a competent person to work and team with. Talented, creative and someone who can bring about desirable results when selected to perform a certain duty. Familiar with different cultures across the world and can work at different places across the global. I am so enthusiast, creative and innovative at work place.

    $57.00 /hr
    12 hours
    5.00
  8. Carla Geenen

    Carla Geenen

    Experienced online coach/counselor

    Netherlands - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    Are you looking for someone to help you achieve the things you love? Would you like to have a regular talk with someone about your life and business goals, your dreams and ambitions, your worries and doubt? Are you looking for someone with an open heart and mind? Someone who sees you, the real you, and is dedicated to help you become who you truelly are? I graduated with honours from the University of Amsterdam (MSc.) before becoming a personal coach and trainer. I completed several courses on NLP, coaching and counselling and hold over 7 years of experience. In the Netherlands I run my own coaching business (www.carlageenen.nl) both Life and Work related. My experience in Personal Branding has lead to the publication of the coaching tool Brand New You. English readers can read more on my blog www.howtodowhatyoulove.wordpress.com. I am a reliable professional with integrity. My method is intuitive and client-centered. I use a wide variety of excersises and techniques. Clients appreciate my ability to quickly understand their situation/personality, ask the right questions and help them move forward in a positive direction. It is my personal believe that understanding and loving yourself is key to living a happy life. Dutch is my native language. But I do have high commend of English. Being educated as a Cultural Antropologist, and having travelled the world, I love to work with an international clientbase. Meeting people from all over the world, sharing in their struggles and triumfs, is what makes this work wonderful to me. Looking forward to hear/feel from you! Best regards, Carla Geenen

    $35.00 /hr
    49 hours
    5.00
  9. Igor Jese

    Igor Jese

    Croatia - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 2

    Proactive and self-directed project and product manager. 22 years in the IT industry, project manager since 2003, product manager since 2008. I’m a team player and enjoy facilitating software development, troubleshooting project implementation, and delivering turn-key solutions to end customers. My strong technical background and great communication skills enable me to get most of my work in different project roles. Extensive experience in corporate i.e. matrix/functional environment, plus successfully managing virtual teams since 2008. I have broad experience applying different technologies on dozens of projects from various business domains. My responsibilities were mostly in project management, product management, software requirements, system and business analysis, and software development methodology. Extensive experience in PMI project management processes, iterative software development (RUP, Agile, Scrum, Kanban), online product management, business process reengineering, software architecture, software mockups, and Use-Case and User-stories software requirements capturing and analysis.

    $30.00 /hr
    28 hours
    5.00
  10. Jan S.

    Jan S.

    Email Marketing Consultant (Silverpop) and English/Czech Translator

    Czech Republic - Last active: 23 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 5

    Currently focusing mostly on emailing campaigns. IBM Silverpop Certified Professional. Working with famous brands (telco, retail, banks) in the Czech Republic. Native Czech, active on Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare, I have worked with AdSense and Analytics. Developed websites in Wordpress and done numerous translations between English and Czech (software, marketing texts and even scientific journals) as well as analyses or market research for foreign companies.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $49.00 /hr
    285 hours
    4.88