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  1. Chad Stetson

    Chad Stetson Agency Contractor

    Prolific Writer, Editor, Project Manager

    Canada - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

    I’m currently a writer for eBay US, eBay UK, and eBay AU. I’ve written for many notable clients on oDesk on a long-term basis including Travelocity, Trefis, and Worldstart, as well as numerous individual clients. My feedback scores speak for themselves, as does the amount of money I have earned on this platform alone. My skills include writing, editing, and project management. I’ve worked in a variety of environments both online and offline, and have proven myself as an intelligent and dependable worker and leader. I’m a motivated individual who has put more than my fair share of blood and sweat into my work. I’ve held a variety of positions at various companies during my 10+ years in the professional world, including being an Owner, Communications Director, Project Manager, Editor, Copywriter, SEO Specialist, and Social Media Manager. If you’re looking to review my track record, I highly suggest reviewing my feedback comments and scores, or check out some of my portfolio pieces. A quick example of my published work can be found here: http://www.trefis.com/stock/wmt/articles/85156/wal-mart-looks-abroad-to-regain-momentum/2011-11-15 Educationally speaking, I hold a Bachelor of Arts (major in psychology) from the University of Manitoba. I'm currently completing a Master degree at Trinity Western University. Additionally, I've completed certification in Academic Writing and Religious Studies. If I seem like a match for you, don't hesitate to send me a message or an invitation to interview. I'm always open to discussing new projects and I'm constantly looking for more work. Additional samples and references available upon request. Cheers, Chad Stetson

    Associated with: YiDesigns Agency, Kinzer Projects, LLC Agency

    $30.00 /hr
    1,398 hours
    4.99
  2. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 17

    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
    1,975 hours
    4.99
  3. Hiland Doolittle

    Hiland Doolittle

    Author, Editor, Writer, Author Management Svcs.

    United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Your success is my goal! Each assignment will receive my 35 years of entrepreneurial experiences to accomplish building your success. I am self- motivated with a tireless, detail-oriented work ethic. Hiland has developed numerous weblogs and websites, related content, countless pamphlets, brochures, flyers and mass mailings and now provides author management and consulting services to published and unpublished authors. Consultation experiences include extensive experience in sales, marketing, creative writing and editing of large and small projects. Hiland is very familiar with Quickbooks and all aspects of real estate endeavors, including placement of financing and closing procedures. I am the published author of novel entitled **The Last Parade**. Recently, I completed a manuscript for a childen's book. Earlier in my career, I founded, grew and sold several businesses. References available upon request. May I help? Let's talk!

    $25.00 /hr
    249 hours
    4.90
  4. 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.

    $6.00 /hr
    535 hours
    4.88
  5. Mary Kaye Eisele

    Mary Kaye Eisele

    Technical Copywriter, Copy Editing, Content Writer and Business Writer

    United States - Tests: 3

    If you are looking for an amazing writer and/or editor who is a long-time oDesk contractor, you've landed at just the right place, and with just the right person. I get you. I know you're busy. And whether I'd be working for you or a client(s) of yours, as a writer, it is my job to be flexible. Not only that, but when a deadline escalates, I have a long history of going the extra mile and delivering content exactly to your liking. But don't take my word for it; check out my 50+ oDesk references for which I've logged over 3,000 hours on oDesk! Kaye to the rescue here. (And yes, I go by Kaye.) Just because you don't want to hire a newbie. You want someone who is tried and true, someone who can DELIVER just what you're looking for. Whether that be copywriting, technical writing, or editing of any type. My specialties include IT writing/technical writing, copywriting, app writing, manual writing, and health IT and healthcare writing, among many other types. I'm a loyal, fast, thorough, and original technical writer with an academic/medical background at your beck and call. What more could you ask for?

    $22.50 /hr
    3,300 hours
    4.80
  6. Tiffany M Harris

    Tiffany M Harris

    Talent and Training Professional

    United States - Portfolio: 1

    Highly accomplished Training professional with extensive industry and consulting experience. Excels at Human Resource and Training activities such as interviewing, reviewing and critiquing resumes, and identifying top talent; creating and delivering training materials to include: training presentations, User Guides, Facilitator Guides, and Job Aids using Word, PowerPoint, Prezi, and Captivate.

    $60.00 /hr
    67 hours
    4.03
  7. 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: 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

    $9.00 /hr
    88 hours
    5.00
  8. 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.

    $4.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.85
  9. Roanna jane P.

    Roanna jane P.

    Full-time Data Entry Professional, VA, Web Researcher, Transcriber

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

    Eager to enhance my knowledge in Microsoft Office application and have a valuable experience in any field of work. Teachable and able to learn and acquire new skills. Can understand and with good communication skills in English, Tagalog, Cebuano. Can work for long terms or even stable job. Can work 12/7 days a week. Open-minded and willing to help. Always, Start my day of work with a CHEERFUL heart and gain a very good result.

    $11.11 /hr
    7,473 hours
    4.40
  10. Joan M.

    Joan M.

    Email Support & Research Specialist | Proofreader | SEO Writer

    Philippines - Tests: 7

    Skills and Competencies • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills • Speaks/writes effectively to a variety of audience • Trained in effective multi-tasking • Extensively trained in campus journalism by serving as an editor-in-chief in a university paper • Well experienced in providing high-quality proofreading and copyediting services • Highly skilled in using Microsoft programs such as MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel • Highly skilled in using Google Drive and Documents • Well experienced in efficiently managing WordPress accounts (adding and formatting web contents; i.e., images and texts) • Adept at efficient data entry and web research skills • Well experienced in working closely with IT specialists for system enhancement projects • Highly proficient in creating and analyzing employee performance management reports and implementing internal promotions processing (HR) • Perceives limitations and weaknesses as learning opportunities

    $7.78 /hr
    1,224 hours
    4.52