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Joseph Peterson

Joseph Peterson

Guaranteed results at a fair price

Canada - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

"Joe wowed our team with his work on our project! His ability to understand our needs and translate them into a great working Excel file is super." - Manager of Administrative Services, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital, Toronto, Canada For 20+ years I have built custom Excel worksheets and Access databases for organizations. Also, I am a professional accountant (CPA, CGA) and provide bookkeeping and financial consulting services for companies. I guarantee high-quality work that is always completed on time...and at a fair price. If you need help with computer applications I'm qualified having trained over 50,000 people in improving their computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio, Project, Adobe...) If you need a special Excel file built - I have built over 70 special Excel files for companies across North America. Some of the Excel work includes foreign exchange calculations, tax calculations, easy to fill-in forms for gathering customer information. All my Excel files are user-friendly - complete with dropdown lists, check-boxes, etc. If you need database work - I have created 50+ databases for organizations including Mohawk College, Mister Transmission, Mt Sinai Hospital, & Trillium Health. If your company requires a skilled bookkeeper - I have been a professional accountant for over 35 years! I listen to what people need and then build the tools they need to meet their needs.

100% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
4 hours

Tom S.

Tom S. Agency Contractor

Mathematician, Programmer and Translator

Germany - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

I just finished my studies of mathematics with focus on physics and computer sciences in Iceland. Next to my studies, I have been programming already for several years on a freelance basis and provide professional translation services. The programs that I created so far mostly are GUI applications under Windows, as well as web-based applications using PHP and javascript. In addition to these experiences, I have also intensive knowledge of C/C++, Matlab, R, and various other programming languages. You can see some of my programs in my portfolio and on my website. In addition to being a programmer, I have also several years of experience as a translator. As a German native speaker, I mostly translate from English to German, and occasionally from German to English. I have lived abroad for more than three years now, and therefore know a couple of other languages as well. These include French, Icelandic, Swedish, Dutch and Bulgarian. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Best wishes, Tom Schiller

Associated with: e-ComFreelance Agency

100% Job Success
$24.00 /hr
694 hours

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.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
2,583 hours

Jamin C.

Jamin C.

Determined Fast and Reliable

United States - Tests: 7

I am currently doing volunteer teaching work in Europe. I speak, read and write both English and French with English being my first language. I am also learning Italian. I have done translation and interpreting work on an individual basis and for large groups. I spent 4 years working as a Licensed Personal Banker for 2 large banks in New York. Within the bank I managed the sales team, was responsible for meeting sales goals and assisted the manager in managing all functions of the branch. I have strong sales skills but also excellent oral and written communication skills. Part of my job was written communication with clients from diverse backgrounds. This helped me to become proficient in writing, proofreading, and correction. Also I have worked as a Personal Assistant and Project Manager; I was responsible for organizing meetings, travel arrangements and doing research projects. I managed the team and kept things running in the office. I touch type 60 words per minute and I am very comfortable working with computers. I have transcribed videos and audio files. I enjoy writing and this passion has helped me to write many articles on a variety of topics in both English and French. I know the value of getting work done quickly and accurately. I am good at leading others to accomplish that same goal.

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
6,939 hours

Viktor C.

Viktor C.

Programming, SEO, Social media & Marketing

Hungary - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 7

I have been working as project manager since 2011. My responsibilities are to handle all tasks what come from company owners, share them to our employees and check the results. I have a small company as well, where my programmers work in their free time. I am an IT enginner, I finished my College at Budapest, Hungary. Over the past 4 years I have developed many marketing concepts as well, including the redesign of our main websites, handling our media events and parties (offlince and online promotions), developing our coupons and discount. I have up-to-date SEO and social media knowledge, our main websites get many customers from satellite sites. We are active on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google Plus, Pinterest and Reddit. All of our employees were recruited by me, I found our programmers, designers, article writers, seo and social media workers on the internet. I have worked with employees from almost whole Europe, from German to Ukraine, from Spain to Romania. We can help you to develop your newly launched website, introducing it to the market via SEO and Social media. All of our programmers are Wordpress expert, and they know the latest web technologies, including PHP5, CSS3, JQuery, Javascript and much more. Please check our portfolio for the details. We are available through Skype as well!

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
377 hours

Sona K.

Sona K.

Translations, Finance

Slovakia - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

If you are looking for somebody to help you with your projects (translations, accounting, controlling, preparing of documentation, etc.), please check my profile for further details about me. - I am a good typist (80 WPM), skilled accountant, good in SAP FI/CO, with 12 years experience as consultant as well as end user, - I can translate from English to Slovak or Czech and vice versa (software, economics, education, business, etc. related documents) - I can execute a web research/market research in Europe, - I can prepare various analysis in Excel.

100% Job Success
$18.00 /hr
514 hours

Kimberly Salazar

Kimberly Salazar

Spanish-English Translation Vicev / Research / Documentation

Costa Rica - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

Hello, I have been working with American and European companies for over 7 years, using English in a daily basis as the main language for all communication. In these 7 years I have been in touch with external and internal clients, providing customer service assistance, financial advisory for pending debts and providing support in many areas such as medical, insurances, travel industry, technical and advertisement. Experience in: Documentation, debt collections, customer service, email management, translation, marketing, web research, process documentation, manual creation and tech support. Thanks for taking the time to read my profile. Kim

95% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
51 hours

Taru B.

Taru B.

Market Research, Marketing strategy

United Kingdom - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

An ambitious business management graduate with experience in market research and business strategy projects. Worked in a consultancy project for BBC World Service. Awarded with the prize from Sheffield Hallam University (UK) for achieving the highest overall average in masters course (managing global business) Seeking to combine academic achievements and work experience in a challenging role EXPERTISE • Qualitative research skills • Academic writing expert • Business analysis and strategy making • International consultancy project experience • Confident in analysis and decision making • Expert in developing positive working relationship with the client • Proficient in using MS Office package

85% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
166 hours

Michelle Trimpe

Michelle Trimpe

Resume, CV, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn Profile Specialist

United States - Tests: 4

Having obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English from Illinois State University and a Master of Arts in Higher Education from Michigan State University, I have gained significant writing, editing, and proofreading experience throughout the past seven years. In addition to my educational experience, I have worked as a professional writing consultant at Michigan State and have helped clients refine resumes, CVs, cover letters, personal statements, recommendation letters, academic papers, proposals, dissertations, and a variety of other documents and projects. As a top-rated Upwork freelancer, I specialize in writing, editing, and refining documents related to the job search process. My education and Upwork experience, along with training in Human Resources Management from the American Management Society, allow me to provide comprehensive services to assist you in highlighting your experience and improving your candidacy as a job applicant. I would be happy to support you in any capacity related to your professional development and look forward to helping you refine a great project!

97% Job Success
$27.76 /hr
142 hours

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: 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

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
1,467 hours