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  1. Farzan S.

    Farzan S.

    Research | Reports | Proposals | Thesis | Dissertations |BusinessPlans

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    I have an Honors degree in Engineering & Management that has trained me well in scientific writing and critical analysis of scientific literature. However, for the past 6 years, I have been polishing myself as an accomplished writer. I believe good writing can make or break your business. I will help you in finding your voice and communicating it to your targeted audience. Along with being a part of a team of experienced, passionate and skilled content writers since 2008, I have been working the freelance writing industry for over eight years now. During this time, I have created informative articles, short stories, composed press releases, sales pages, affiliate marketing pages and product descriptions. Overtime, I have developed a firm grip over technical writing. I also provide editing and proofreading services. With advanced research skills, I can compose pieces on a virtually any topic. I have a fast turn around, with the ability to submit written work within a 24 hour time period or even less depending on my availability. I have a high command of the English language and can compose compelling and engaging written work. I believe that I could make a significant and valuable contribution in your firm. I assure you quality service at all times. I have strong interpersonal communication skills, presentation and report generation skills. I am efficient in producing quality work while meeting demanding deadlines. Moreover, my dynamic range of skills make me versatile to learning anything new quickly that comes my way.

    $40.00 /hr
    227 hours
    4.95
  2. Dizzy Casero

    Dizzy Casero

    CPA/MBA/Auditor/Bookkeeper/Researcher/ Teacher/Writer

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 4

    An Accountant who is Hardworking, Honest, Diligent, and Keen to details. ~Got my Master's Degree in Business Administration at Foundation University in March 2015. ~Able to pass the CPA Licensure examination in October 2011. ~Graduated as MAGNA CUM LAUDE after taking the BS-Accountancy Program in Foundation University, Dumaguete City Philippines in March 2011. Dynamic Certified Public Accountant who utilizes creativity and wit in designing and executing solutions that create customer value. I would like to employ my knowledge in accounting, bookkeeping, and auditing with the intention of securing a professional career with opportunity for challenges and career advancement. I would also love to dedicate time to data entry, web research, MS excel-related jobs, and article writing.

    $6.67 /hr
    477 hours
    5.00
  3. Keti Mihaylova

    Keti Mihaylova

    Concept Lovin Criminal

    Bulgaria - Last active: 11 days ago - 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: http://kitketty.com/ http://kitketty.com/resume/ https://bg.linkedin.com/in/kitketty 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

    $8.00 /hr
    88 hours
    5.00
  4. Jenny R.

    Jenny R.

    PR Specialist and Freelance Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    My educational background is in Public Relations and Marketing, but I am a very skilled writer with sales experience. I have 2+ years in the newspaper industry, both as an editor and in advertising, so I am comfortable with writing, layout, and design. However, my sales experience has sharpened the skills that will help me to be most effective when persuasively representing a product or idea. I am highly organized and an efficient multi-tasker which will be crucial when handling projects such as yours.I am always "knowledge hungry" and will research any topic or product extensively to make sure I have the background to accurately represent whatever it is I might be working on in a given project. I would be happy to answer any questions or provide a sample. I look forward to working with you.

    $22.22 /hr
    93 hours
    5.00
  5. Staci Smith

    Staci Smith

    Non Profit Business Consultant & Grant Writer

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 8

    For the past 12 years, I have worked extensively with non-profit and governmental organizations, particularly those providing services in communities with demonstrated economic, educational and health disparities. I am committed to improving the opportunities available for individuals in need, and believe that I can assist any organization to increase and diversify revenue as well as to increase the breadth of services offered. I have extensive experience in business development, including grant writing and research, Public Relations, community, corporate and donor relations, and strategic development. I have been highly successful at proposal writing, and have a wealth of experience with both governmental and private funding sources. I am highly skilled at assisting organizations from start up to expansion, including the development of business and strategic plans, fiscal processes and budgeting, and social and traditional marketing. Just some of my successful grants include: ● Walton Family Foundation ● 2013 - 2014 Official Visitors Guide and Digital Marketing RFP Proposals: Visit KC; St. Louis Convention & Visitors Bureau; Explore Branson; Experience Cleveland; Kissimmee; See Monterey; Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau; Kentucky Department of Travel ● Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program 2010 ● First Things First High Risk Infant Home Visitation, Family Support Coordination 2010, 2011 ● Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention 2010 ● Arizona Department of Economic Security Counseling, Psychology and Psychiatry contract(s) ● Family Foundations: Jim Click Family Foundation; Diamond Family Foundation; Stocker Foundation Transition Dollars; Gordon Foundation; and Alliance Fund. ● MADRE Project: Teen Pregnancy Prevention through Offices of Adolescent Health, Public Health & Science, & Administration on Children, Youth & Families ● Bank of America Corporate Philanthropy ● Victims Of Crime Act: Project Safe Place ● National Center on Senior Transportation: Senior Transportation Demonstration Project 2007 ● DES Marriage & Communication Skills Workshops: DES080026 ● Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona Revised Statute 5-601-02 ● Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services (SAMHSA): National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Community Treatment and Services Center Grants ● Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Compelling Needs Grants ● Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany ● United States Conference of Mayor’s: USCM HIV/AIDS Prevention Grants Program 200; Track Two: HIV/AIDS Prevention for Gay/Bisexual Men of Color ● SAMHSA: Targeted Capacity Expansion Grant No.SP03-007 ● SAMHSA: Targeted Capacity Expansion Initiatives for Substance Abuse Prevention and HIV Prevention in Minority Communities, GFA No. SP-02-005 ● SAMHSA: Targeted Capacity Expansion Initiatives for Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention in Minority Communities, GFA No. SP-01-006 ● Arizona Department of Health Services: Statewide HIV/AIDS Prevention Program for Persons Living with HIV Infection, 2001 ● AZ Department of Health Services: HIV Prevention – Southern Region, Solicitation # HP454176 ● CDC HIV Prevention Activities for Non-Governmental CBOs, CDC PA# 04064

    $50.00 /hr
    42 hours
    4.90
  6. Yacob Cajee

    Yacob Cajee

    Freelance writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    A qualified accountant, aromatherapist, hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner, I have been published in “Public Finance”, “Men’s Health” and “In Essence”, the journal of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. I have been commissioned to write specialist articles (for example on essential oil alternatives to antiperspirants) for Holland & Barratt’s "Healthy" magazine, and have recently completed an article on the diagnosis and treatment of prostate and testicular cancer. I have enjoyed a successful career in local government finance and have written many (and edited far more), policy papers, business and investment proposals and committee reports. In 2005, I compiled Diversity in Diction, Equality in Action, the guide to appropriate language in the workplace, published by the Trades Union Congress. With a background in Classics and a degree in English Literature from the University of London, I have an excellent knowledge of spelling, grammar and punctuation. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you.

    $27.00 /hr
    17 hours
    5.00
  7. Timothy Cover

    Timothy Cover

    Meticulous Excel Spreadsheet Developer & Writer/Editor/Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 2

    With recent legal training and seven years' work experience in a small-business accounting office, I have learned and acquired the skill of completing detailed, accurate work within set deadlines. Remembering the little things as well as the big picture is essential to good writing and to designing financial spreadsheets. Concise, persuasive, and well-edited writing was a strong focus in my law-school studies. (I recently graduated from law school and am licensed to practice law in California and the State of Washington.) I'm eager to assist writers in any facet of document editing—from proofreading, to style critique, to content review. And don't worry, I won't introduce "legalese"; I believe that simple, clear, direct content is best. The important thing is for your message to be heard. In the seven years I worked as a bookkeeper for hospitality and real-estate-development enterprises, I gained considerable skill with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. I succeeded in providing my employer with spreadsheets that automated many aspects of our data entry and accounting calculations. (See my portfolio for a sample of my work.) Most of those projects involved importing and exporting data between Excel and our accounting software. Most also required me to create fairly complex macros, so I have some knowledge of VBA code. Using Excel features such as conditional formatting, data validation, conditional macros, and worksheet protection, I was able to design applications that could be safely and easily used by employees who were unfamiliar with Excel. My bookkeeping work also gave me experience in high-volume data entry and financial reconciliations. Being able to quickly enter data without errors was one of my strong points.

    $28.00 /hr
    24 hours
    5.00
  8. Ashley Renee McMahon

    Ashley Renee McMahon

    Managing Editor with Freelance Reporting Experience

    United States - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    Scrupulous editor with a specialty in tracking down newsworthy topics for lifestyle brands. Thrives on tight deadlines, while delivering a superior product. Possesses a keen eye for editorial perfection, which is relayed through an outstanding product with an original voice. Hard working and dedicated with a passion for learning new skills, while using existing talents to enhance current position. In addition, I possess on-air talent for both television and radio. This also includes video blogs for various topics including entertainment, fashion, food and fitness. Experience includes three years as a managing editor for a string of lifestyle brands hosted on the web. Reporter for local newspaper. Freelance reporting for various food blogs in Chicago. And finally, reporting for the Chicago Tribune's Red Eye. Core competencies include: News reporting – Proofreading – Editing – Photo Editing – Video Editing – Sound Editing – Interviewing – AP Style – Fact Checking – Copywriting – HTML – Photoshop – Organization- Radio Broadcasting- Video Talent- Voiceover

    $29.50 /hr
    113 hours
    4.77
  9. Courtney Wilson

    Courtney Wilson

    Writer and Administrative Assistant

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    For the last few years I have been developing my writing skills through blogging, article writing, writing persuasive papers, scientific papers, and humor. I have written on a variety of topics such as: technology, ethics, nutrition, product reviews, history, and my P.O.V. I also have extensive experience editing ebooks,, articles, and books slated for print. I am seeking opportunities to expand and enhance my editing and writing skills.

    $15.00 /hr
    317 hours
    4.63
  10. Kerry McNally

    Kerry McNally

    Executive/Personal/Virtual Assistant - Expert/WordPress Administrator

    Australia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a freelancer with over 4 years of sound experience working as a Executive/Personal/Virtual Assistant and WordPress Administrator. I produce quality work, with my main focus on attention to detail. I have excellent time management skills, and therefore deliver my tasks well before the time they are required, ensuring I fulfill all client requirements. I have over 20 years’ experience in an office environment and I am very experienced in all aspects of administrative work. My strong communications skills and attention to detail are my strengths. I am the Swiss Army Knives of Personal/Virtual Assistants as one of my very valuable clients calls me. High level experience in: • English fluency (written and oral) • Database Building / Updating Contacts or CRM. • Email Management - Answering Customer Service Emails /Tickets / Chat Support / Filtering Emails / Managing Spam. • Sending of Greetings eCards, Event Invitations, etc. • Event Management (Good knowledge of Cvent) • Calendar Management/Appointment Scheduling / Reminder Services • Organisation of Dropbox / Google Drive documents • Data Entry into Excel, Word, and Google Docs (Drive) • Creating / Managing Spreadsheets • Receptionist Duties • Content Moderation / Content Writing / Article Writing / Video creation from Powerpoint • Copywriting • Website Development / Excellent knowledge of WordPress including maintenance and updating. • Availability / responsiveness on weekends • Expert knowledge of travel booking and research • Administrative Support • Research using the Internet or other information databases. • Virtual Assistant Skills • Expert Records Management Skills • Proof reading and editing, as well as drafting short documents. • Social Media sites updating (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest etc) • Location in Australia

    $30.00 /hr
    413 hours
    4.80