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Joseph Diola

Joseph Diola

Web Researcher/Expert Data Entry/Lead Generation/Craiglist Expert

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

To obtain a full time position that will utilize my persuasive abilities and outgoing personality for maximum success. I want to be part of the company that is related on my field of studies, because for me its fun, challenging and exciting. I learn faster when it comes to this field which is computer related job. Base on my experience, I really feel excitement on having new project or meeting new people on the job. That's why it inspires me working everyday. So I'm looking forward on working other projects specially on computer related job, and I will give my very best shot out of it. My skills sets include: * Data Entry Expert * Marketing/Data Entry Specialist * Craigslist Expert * Market Research * Web Researcher * Lead Generation * SEO * LinkedIn Audit

100% Job Success
$4.44 /hr
2,264 hours

Ryan M.

Ryan M.

Customer Support Expert, QuickBooks Specialist, Java Programmer

Philippines - Tests: 3

After graduating in 2006, I have worked in the BPO industry providing technical support to hardware, networking, and accounting software clients in the United States. I have direct contact with customers of our clients helping them solve issues ranging from simple computer operation to complex accounting software resolution. I am available to work every 10 am - 7 pm PST.

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
8,615 hours

Avila Bernaldez

Avila Bernaldez

Data Entry | Web Researcher | Citation Builder | Admin. Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

My objective is to provide 100% accurate service to my client and give client full satisfaction. I am hard worker, honest and very dedicated to my job. I always respect the deadline. So my aim is to deliver a good job in less estimated time. I want to build my career here in oDesk. I'm always ready to do your job with great confidence. I always try my best to produce high quality work for my clients.I have a 2 years great experience in Citation Building/Local Citation/Google Places and keyword/web research. I have expertise in : 1.Creating Business Accounts and Sites like in Google+,Twitter,Facebook,Yelp, Insiderpages,Tupalo, etc. 2.Data Entry jobs using Excel Sheets 3.Review postings in different sites 4.Article Sharing/Submissions in Google+, Facebook and Twitter 5.Uploading files, photos and videos Youtube5 Facebook Twiiter 6.Converting files and documents. PDF to Word I can assure my eagerness to work with you, and my dedication to my work and to what project you will give me more. I am looking forward into having mutual benefits with my future clients. I am available to chat by Skype and would be happy to set up a convenient time to discuss the application you’re moving and some ideas about the safest way to get it into the cloud.

100% Job Success
$4.44 /hr
2,114 hours

Keti Mihaylova

Keti Mihaylova

Concept Lovin Criminal

Bulgaria - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

Hello, everyone! My name is Keti, born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria. I am a Law graduate and a Proficiency Diploma owner in English. I finished high school with Literature and History profile. I am a Social Media monkey and Marketing savvy.  My professional background has included working for a big customer service company, an advertising agency and a government enterprise. I am looking towards expending my horizons in Writing, Copywriting, Digital, SEO, Commerce and Advertising. The very detailed story of my past academic and work adventures, you can see here: In short: I am able to take the perspective of and empathize with others. Establishing and maintaining relationships, respect for others. I have absolutely positive and optimistic approach to activities, people & events; Able to control my emotions, I'm disposed to lifelong learning and I hope my competences to grow with my work. I am a fashion-lover and a sneaker-head, I am obsessed with art and design. Hopefully, together we can reach great results! So don't be a stranger and call for action! Warm regards, Keti

100% Job Success
$9.00 /hr
88 hours

Milena T.

Milena T.

Professor of Finance and Voice Over Artist

United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

Obtain contract work in the field of finance utilizing my resources in the areas of economic and financial research, corporate financial management, and investment portfolio management. I hold a Master's Degree in Finance from Walsh College as well as 8 years professional experience in the field. I also have over 15 years experience as a professional singer, actress, and voice over artist. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music. I specialize in the following types of reads: teen through middle-aged female, British accent, retail/announcer, real person, corporate/technical, narration/storytelling and e-learning reads. You will receive a high quality mp3 or .wav file within 24 hours or less of notification of hire and mutually approved script. If you are not 100% satisfied with my work, I expect NO payment. I am a professional and I pride myself on getting your job done right and I have many satisfied clients. More about my experience: I am the owner and director of The Voice Works Studio, LLC since 2002 where I provide voice overs, and teach performing artists vocal technique and business skills. I have my own professional recording equipment with excellent sound quality and can provide clear audio vocals with fast turnaround time. Some of my recent clients include: GoodbyeCrutches Arch-Tech Virtual Tipodean Technologies Michael Sheldon Reed Design Hawaii Web Studio ...and many more!

$55.56 /hr
12 hours

Kathleen F.

Kathleen F.

Italian-English Translator

Italy - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

Native American, dual citizen bilingual translator. Experience translating technical manuals, artistic profiles, hunting, civil records, menus, business correspondence as well as training manuals for teachers for visually impaired. My claim to fame was correcting a letter written from a famous Italian singer to an ex American president.

84% Job Success
$29.00 /hr
56 hours

Allison Kloster

Allison Kloster

Social Media Maven - Outgoing & Experienced

United States - Portfolio: 1

*Why I'm the Right Person for the Job: Outgoing, energetic, experienced and ready to get the job done! I don't like to leave a project unfinished and I genuinely love to help others. I have a strong background in administrative tasks as well as graphic design, research, copy-editing and more. I am a full-time social media consultant from the beautiful "Rose City" - Portland, OR. --->Find out more about me at: *When I'm working I always make sure to... Communicate. Open communication is key and I am available by email (which goes right to my phone & iPad), or, phone conference by request. *When I'm not working... I am very creative and enjoy all types of crafting and cooking. I also enjoy time with my family and friends and exploring the beautiful Pacific NW.

63% Job Success
$33.00 /hr
65 hours

Maria Elizabeth Jabonillo

Maria Elizabeth Jabonillo

Recruitment Specialist

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

For the last 7 years or more, I have been in different industries, practicing my profession and trying out new things. I have been a bookkeeper, a very challenging job, and I was able to enhance my accounting skills, dealing with real problems that are far different from what I studied. I have also worked as a call center agent. Not only did I enhance my English-speaking skills, I was also able to learn more from it. I have faced with customers' tough problems and was able to find solutions to it all. Currently, I am a copyeditor/proofreader. I am more knowledgeable when it comes to grammar correction, syntax correction, etc. I can say that I have now acquired more skills than I ever needed. Skills that will stay with me wherever I go. On the other hand, my focus is both on proofreading/copyediting and customer service support (phone/chat/email). However, I want to try new skills like data entry, writing, spinning articles, etc., to challenge my capacity and capability and to enhance my knowledge as well. I can also do accounting/bookkeeping to broaden my skills more on those fields.

100% Job Success
$6.00 /hr
535 hours

Susan Sullivan

Susan Sullivan

Virtual Assistant

United States - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

I have an A.S. in Business Management. I am certified in Windows XP, Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification, certifications in Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, Power point, and Outlook), as well as a Microsoft Office 2007 Master Certificate. Additionally, a certification for a PBX Operator/ Front Desk, and I have taken an entrepreneur course, through the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and have received a certificate for it. I can type averagely at 75 WPM @ 100% accuracy and ten-key averagely at about 15000 KSPH.

90% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
146 hours

Beverly Flores

Beverly Flores

Computer Skills, Data Entry, Copywriter, Web-Researcher

Philippines - Tests: 7

I am ready to work as Freelancer and I will feel proud to be a part of your team . I am a highly skilled web researcher, copywriter and data entry specialist. I am very optimistic when it comes to work, professional, hard worker, and flexible. I want to be effective and efficient in my job and I am keen to details. If you are looking for quality work related to the above services then no doubt you are in the right place. If hired by you I will deliver my work to the highest quality.

75% Job Success
$4.00 /hr
35 hours