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  1. Emily Jones

    Emily Jones

    Proofreader - Project Manager - Copy Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - 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
    2,275 hours
    4.92
  2. Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

    Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

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

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - 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
  3. Emma Varela

    Emma Varela

    Psychologist, HR, Translator, Social Media

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - 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
    1,374 hours
    4.63
  4. Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Nonprofit 501c3 Tax Exempt Status: Idea to Reality

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am author of the Do Your Own Nonprofit 51-book state series and Nonprofit Touchdown: Winning the 501c3 Game Against IRS. Also founder of Pasture Valley Children Missions and Owner of Chalfant Eckert Publishing, a traditional publisher with hybrid qualities allowing authors to keep their rights and royalties while enjoying world-class publishing services. I can take your idea for a nonprofit organization, even if it is only an idea, and turn it into a reality quickly. The paperwork and process are intimidating, but not to me. Let me help you get it finished so you can get to the mission you are on to make the world a better place! I put my rates in at $50 an hour. For new U.S. nonprofits less than 27 months old with annual revenue this minute of less than $50,000 and assets less than $250,000, that hourly rate translates to 2 hours total for the state and federal paperwork. The exception is for schools, hospitals, churches. That paperwork is much more involved and will require a closer look and a conversation to come up with what is fair and gets the job done. In any case, I am fair, reasonable, know what I am doing, don't waste my time or yours, and provide quality work. Are you are writer? Want to know your actual publishing potential? Need a ghostwriter, content or developmental editor, copy editor or proofreader, publicist? Chalfant Eckert Publishing has them all at a fair price for GREAT work. Some of our authors have been publicized into Best Seller status and have made appearances on national syndicated talk shows. We are good at what we do, we have to be. I own the company and I won't settle for anything less! LOTS of references available upon request for nonprofit services and publishing, including attorneys. What are you waiting for? It is time to get started!

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Andrew Rapp

    Andrew Rapp

    Marketing & Media Professional

    United States - Last active: 06/04/2013 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

    I am a Stanford University graduate with strong writing and digital media skills across a broad range of technologies, including Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk 3DsMax, Joomla, and Wordpress. In the past six years I have started two successful creative services companies after a career as an editor and writer. I can put those same skills to work on your project, creating language and media that really means something to people. I am also an oDesk employer, so I know what makes a collaboration successful. Previous work includes: - Newspaper Editor-in-Chief - Owner, Digital Media Production Firm - Sales Engineer, Enterprise Software

    $55.56 /hr
    377 hours
    5.00
  6. Ricielle Amour Zuleta

    Ricielle Amour Zuleta

    Exceptional lead generator, appointment setter, and researcher

    Philippines - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    Good Day! I used to work as an appointment setter for a home improvement and timeshare owning campaign. I've also worked as a data encoder for a manufacturing company for over three years. At that moment, I still believe I am an average girl, and I won't stand out. I don't have a very impressive background like those of other freelancers, all I have are DREAMS for my family. This motivates me to strive harder and become EXCEPTIONAL. I may not have the most impressive profile and proposal, but I know that what I'm saying right now is coming deep inside my heart and that every words written is sincere. I know this may take a little bit of your time but I would like to BOLDLY explain to you why I believe I should be given a chance. I will start with my educational background. I am a constant honor student from elementary until high school. However, I haven't been able to go to college because of the financial status of my family. I've worked in a manufacturing company for six years. The first three years was as a production operator but then my superior saw a potential from me and was recommended for a promotion as a data encoder. This is pretty tough because all my competitors have a college degree background, but I proved myself and got the job. I've worked as a data encoder for the last three years that I stayed in that company. My job is to put all the daily production output in an MS Excel spreadsheet. I also do data entry of the Names, Address, Contact numbers and skills of the production operators. At times, I help in doing the skill refreshment exams, I use MS Word for this job. However, I've got higher goals. I want to send all my siblings to college so I decided to find a higher paid job. That's when I got a chance to work as an appointment setter for a home improvement and timeshare campaign. The job is to convince individuals ( business / residential ) to attend a presentation. I do the email follow ups and confirmation. Send the driving directions as well as the confirmation code that they need to present upon arriving the showroom. They don't require a college degree because they pay on a minimum wage basis, but they give you a pretty good commission for every successful appointment that is measured on how many shows you can make in a month. This helped me to gain more earnings, because I can make a pretty good number of shows. Hence, I was awarded as one of the show maker in our company. This is in a form of cash incentive so I was very happy and contented with my job. Then, a crisis struck the company that affects their finances so they have to lay-off some agents and being one of the new members, I was included in the lay-off. I am quite old now to be employed here in our country. There are other companies that I still qualify for my age but won't qualify in my educational background. That was when a friend of mine told me about freelance job, particularly Elance. She helped me put up everything I need to get started. The computer, a 24/7 post-paid internet connection, and the basic tools I need for this job. Luckily, I've got a job. It's a fixed price job as an appointment setter. After finishing the job, the client hired me for her 2nd project, but then we have to cancel it for it requires a US number. I'm using a Google Voice at that time but right now I've already got a VoIP service and Virtual number as well. I also dream of having a team of 2-3 members perhaps, but right now my focus is to get a job as an individual so that I can make money to improve my performance and status as a freelancer. An Admin Support job or a Sales job both suites for me. It can be a data entry or a quick typing job that will require a 40-50 wpm. I can do cold calling, B2B or B2C. Email follow ups, or even Facebook Marketing. I've passed English skills test and got a pretty good result in Facebook Marketing skills. That is how I started as a freelancer on Elance. It was more than a year now and I already got vast experiences there. Lead generator, appointment setter, researcher, and other sales and administrative task. Now, I am trying my luck here on Upwork, I believe you are aware as I am, that this will soon be a single platform combining freelancer and clients from Elance and Upwork. So, I am hoping that I will be given the same chance as I did on Elance. I can assure you a quality service at a minimal cost. I am well motivated and I have self-discipline. I treat my clients as treasures so if you are going to hire me, I'll make it a point not to fail you. Thank you so much for taking time to read my story, and I am looking forward to work with you soon.

    $4.00 /hr
    5,918 hours
    4.81
  7. Joan M.

    Joan M. Agency Contractor

    Email Support & Research Specialist | Proofreader | SEO Writer

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7

    Personal Background • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills • Highly Skilled in Microsoft Programs such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel • Speaks effectively to a variety of audiences • Trained in effective multi-tasking • Experienced in performance management and internal promotions processing (HR) • Works closely with IT specialists in system enhancement projects • Trained in Campus Journalism and served as Editor-in-Chief in college paper • Perceives limitations and weaknesses as learning opportunities

    Associated with: Joan Monderin Group

    $5.56 /hr
    1,037 hours
    4.52
  8. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Last active: 1 day ago - 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
    1,822 hours
    4.99
  9. Maria Elizabeth Jabonillo

    Maria Elizabeth Jabonillo

    Recruitment Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - 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
  10. Mary Kaye Eisele

    Mary Kaye Eisele

    Technical Copywriter, Copy Editing, Content Writer and Business Writer

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - 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