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Arleen N.

Arleen N.

Japanese Translator JLPT 1, Transcriptionist, Data Entry Specialist

Philippines - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

My 12 years experience in translation includes translations in the fields of automotive manufacturing, disk manufacturing, laws and legal documents and contracts, IT and software development and sales, leisure, travel and tourism, gaming sports, casino, accounting and management and many other more. My core competency and strength as translator lies in the completion of a project in due time and efficient use of appropriate technical terms. I continuously seek background knowledge in various fields for me to have a complete comprehension of what I have to translate and to deliver quality work. I have also gained my skills in transcription, data entry working as assistant to Japanese Expatriates where I developed the value of being goal-oriented. The mantra I use and which is my ultimate goal in every project I take is CLIENT SATISFACTION.

72% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
117 hours

Dimphy De Vaan

Dimphy De Vaan

NL- EN Bilingual. Eye for detail. Love for learning.

New Zealand - Tests: 7

Dutch is my native tongue. Living in New Zealand for 17+ yrs has given me the opportunity to further develop my English. Eager to learn, always do my best, might ask more questions, as I like to do a perfect job. Adult educator 10+yrs. (teaching NZQA accredited subjects) Team leader; setting up new project (10+ people) Design, Artist, making things look good Middenstandsdiploma (NL) English - Dutch language skills Spreadsheet skills, incl bookkeeping Strength: Work accurately, Motivator, Coach, Team player & Solo, Perfectionist, Time Management, eye for detail. Giving every project my best. To translate you need to have deep knowledge of both languages; Many things you cannot translate literally, as they will have a different meaning or make no sense. E.g. translating the Dutch sentence: ‘De kraan loopt’ would literally translate: ‘The tap walks’ instead of ‘The tap runs’. I love empowering people to become the best they can and want to be.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
1,797 hours

Chrystal Mahan

Chrystal Mahan

MBA Professional

United States - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 9

For you, the client, I provide fast, quality work in Accounting/Bookkeeping with 20 years experience with an MBA. Court Transcription Proofreading and General Proofing, Website setup and design services. Data Entry, Virtual Assistance, Transcription, Social Media Marketing and Copywriting with 10 years experience. Experienced eBook Publisher.

58% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
69 hours

Laura B.

Laura B.

Experienced Administrative assistant/VA

Cameroon - Tests: 12

Quick, ingenious and hard - working administrative assistant with 7+ years of experience in various industries including USG, audit and NGOs. Perfectly bilingual English- french I can also do translations. I have strong MS office skills, ability to work without supervision, detail oriented, flexible and focused.

$10.00 /hr
2 hours

Irish ruby P.

Irish ruby P.

Snippet Writer

Philippines - Tests: 3

I am a work oriented and team player. My four years of experience came from being an office staff at different local companies. My tasks commonly circulates on data entry, bookkeeping and accounting. I am experienced in various microsft office applications and in browsing the internet. I was a working student and yet I remained at the top of the class. I am also a good public speaker and academic writer. I am currently seeking a career that is home based and where I could apply my skills, learn and at the same time earn.

$4.11 /hr
2,108 hours

jennifer martelino

jennifer martelino

Project Management & Admin Specialist/Customer Service Expert

Philippines - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

I have strong 8 years experience in the field of Customer Service, 10 years experience as Executive Assistant, six (6) years in Banking and Finance particularly in the field of signature verification and bank document evaluation and assessment, and twelve (12) years administrative work experience, and six-year experience as a College Teacher. Solid experience in Odesk as contractor with the same employer for more than 4years now, as Operations Support Specialist with administrative and customer service. Help positions in the past as Operations Analyst, Sales Training Leader, and Customer Service Team Leader. With a BS degree in Commerce Major in Business Administration and 24 units in MBA, and with the diverse work experience and training I have gained, I have a full understanding of the importance of dedication and discipline in doing one's work successfully. Fields of specialization: Banking and Finance; Executive Assistance and Administrative; Teaching/Training; Technical Writing, Reports and Presentation Preparation; Basic Accounting; and Customer Service.

100% Job Success
$7.78 /hr
16,668 hours

Romina Gacoscos-Delenela

Romina Gacoscos-Delenela

ESL Teacher

Canada - Tests: 5

- TESL Canada Certified - 250 hour TESOL Diploma Professional Standard 2 with Practicum - Recognized by TESL Canada. - TESL Ontario Member - Developed grammar, language and conversational activities that would improve the confidence of students in using English. - Well-developed organizational skills with superior multi-tasking ability. - Increased students’ attendance in the class for 90% by integrating audio-visual activities in the classroom and by showing flexibility and creativity in devising an engaging classroom activity. - Encouraged students to be proactive in improving their English skills by instructing them to do series of interviews about a designated topic. - Coordinated an ESL University Winter Camp. - Acted as Student’s Affairs Officer that is responsible for the development and implementation of programs and activities. - Developed workshop materials for newly hired ESL Teachers. - Held TOEIC classes for university students. - Part of the ESL core teachers for 2 years.

$8.89 /hr
30 hours

Portia Dana Basconcillo

Portia Dana Basconcillo

Data Entry Professional | Proofreader | Customer Service Specialist

Philippines - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 4

I can provide clients excellent and high quality output through my knowledge and skills. I am very organized, meticulous, results-oriented, and reliable individual. I am willing to learn more from clients and contractors alike and am open minded to all ideas presented to me. I am a professional and I can assure you that I can deliver whatever the job demands. I am very proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office software. I am also comfortable working with Google Docs, Spreadsheets and the like. I am familiar with BigCommerce platform and can be trained in other database and/or management software the client uses. I have work experience as an administrative assistant tasked to make spreadsheets, documents and databases for performance analysis and data gathering. I am also familiar with financial statements, balance sheets and profit and loss statements. I can also do Accounts Receivable and other accounting jobs. I have done many data entry projects here in oDesk and also has worked as editor/proofreader. Editing, proofreading, data entry and organization are the fields that most interest me.

70% Job Success
$4.50 /hr
1,227 hours

Cheryl anne C.

Cheryl anne C.

Project Manager | Virtual Assistant - VA | Data Entry | Admin Assistan

Philippines - Tests: 10

Objective: To contribute to the success and growth of an organization through in-depth knowledge, skills and experience in exchange for training and development. Seeks for a responsible and challenging position to utilize skills to the fullest potential and gain experience through growth opportunities. Work Experience: Project and operations management Virtual Assistant Data Entry Inbound and Outbound Customer Service Quality Assurance Technical Support Email Support Appointment Setting Researcher File Conversion SEO Wordpress Abilities / Strengths: Knowledge with Microsoft Office & Adobe Photoshop Typing skill - 50 wpm Excellent written and communication skills Researcher and Data entry analysis Flexilbe, passionable, trust worthy, sincere, honest and fast learner individual Can work under pressure and minimal supervision

99% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
8,496 hours