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  1. 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.

    $4.44 /hr
    2,058 hours
    3.72
  2. Emily Jones

    Emily Jones

    Proofreader - Project Manager - Copy Editor

    United States - Tests: 4

    Over the last 10+ years, I have written and edited countless articles and blog posts on a freelance basis and have been involved in ghostwriting, proofreading, and co-authoring ebooks, technical manuals, and team education materials. I have extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing a team and I am currently seeking new engagements that will allow me to use my editing and supervisory skills to bring both clients and projects to your organization. I am dedicated to my projects and my teams and it is my mission to exceed my clients' expectations.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,428 hours
    4.92
  3. 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.

    $11.11 /hr
    8,410 hours
    5.00
  4. 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.

    $4.44 /hr
    1,842 hours
    5.00
  5. Emma Varela

    Emma Varela

    Psychologist, HR, Translator, Social Media

    United States - Tests: 5

    Colombian deadline/detail oriented worker. Over the last 7 years I have used my knowledge, experience and skills by providing services in various fields such as: - Psychologist - Human Resources (Recruiting, interviewing,etc) - Copywriter ( Processes and Procedures Manual) - Translation (English/Spanish) - Social Media Marketing (Community Manager) - Customer Service https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmavarela

    $10.00 /hr
    1,382 hours
    4.63
  6. Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

    Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

    Administrative Support/Customer Care/Data Analyst/WEB RESEARCHER/SEO

    Philippines - Tests: 6

    For the past 5 years I've been exposed with different types of work such as clerical, recruitment, managing production on a customer service side and forecasting or handling 800 people in terms of business needs.  My previous experiences had taught me a lot and could help out in all the projects that will be assigned. Currently I worked as a Keyword Researcher and help out our Internet Marketing Manager in analyzing keywords for the website

    $5.56 /hr
    2,940 hours
    4.87
  7. Latasha J.

    Latasha J.

    Project Manager/Editor/Writer/Virtual Assistant

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I am eager to become your "go to" Assistant for any and all projects that you may need. No project is too small for me to handle. My specialty is just about anything you do not feel like doing such as, posting to WordPress, writing web content, data entry, responding to emails and these are just a few of my many services. I am also an experienced Project Manager, of which I have managed a team of 15. Those duties also included, creating payroll invoices, recruiting and screening new applicants, delegating projects, proofing and editing written projects and most importantly, making sure DEADLINES ARE MET! I take pride is making my client's work load lighter, so that they can focus on the meat of their business. I am very easy to work with and can complete work without any hand-holding. Just tell me what you need and I will take care of the rest! I welcome projects that include: MS Excel MS Word content writing blog writing Email Basecamp Project Manager Data Entry WordPress

    $22.22 /hr
    3,134 hours
    4.99
  8. 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
  9. 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
    1,976 hours
    4.99
  10. Md Waliullah

    Md Waliullah

    Fast Data Entry, Web Research, V. A, Graphic Designer

    Bangladesh - Tests: 10

    Hi, I am Wali from Bangladesh who is determined, hardworking, ambitious and results-driven. Also very much conscious about responsibility. With over 5 years of combined work experience in All type of Data Entry (Online, Offline), Web Researching, Administrative Support/Virtual assistant, Directory submission, sales and marketing, and public and media relations, I know that I am able to provide your company with excellent professional service. Why you should hire me: 1. I will always try to keep me updated about the progresses of your work. 2. I will surely stay in touch via Skype and e-mail always. (I am using e-mail & Skype via my smart-phone). 3. I am promised to provide 100% qualified output. 4. I will try to support you in any need. Again I am determined to provide you a qualified output. I am Looking forward to working with you.

    $3.33 /hr
    4,410 hours
    5.00