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  1. 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
  2. Milena T.

    Milena T.

    Professor of Finance and Voice Over Artist

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    Obtain contract work in the field of finance utilizing my resources in the areas of economic and financial research, corporate financial management, and investment portfolio management. I hold a Master's Degree in Finance from Walsh College as well as 8 years professional experience in the field. I also have over 15 years experience as a professional singer, actress, and voice over artist. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music. I specialize in the following types of reads: teen through middle-aged female, British accent, retail/announcer, real person, corporate/technical, narration/storytelling and e-learning reads. You will receive a high quality mp3 or .wav file within 24 hours or less of notification of hire and mutually approved script. If you are not 100% satisfied with my work, I expect NO payment. I am a professional and I pride myself on getting your job done right and I have many satisfied clients. More about my experience: I am the owner and director of The Voice Works Studio, LLC since 2002 where I provide voice overs, and teach performing artists vocal technique and business skills. I have my own professional recording equipment with excellent sound quality and can provide clear audio vocals with fast turnaround time. Some of my recent clients include: GoodbyeCrutches www.goodbyecrutches.com Arch-Tech Virtual http://archvirtual.com/ Tipodean Technologies http://www.tipodean.com/ Michael Sheldon Reed Design http://www.msreeddesign.com/about-me/ Hawaii Web Studio http://www.hawaiiwebdesignstudio.com/ ...and many more!

    $55.56 /hr
    12 hours
    4.93
  3. Kathleen F.

    Kathleen F.

    Italian-English Translator

    Italy - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    Native American, dual citizen bilingual translator. Experience translating technical manuals, artistic profiles, hunting, civil records, menus, business correspondence as well as training manuals for teachers for visually impaired. My claim to fame was correcting a letter written from a famous Italian singer to an ex American president.

    $29.00 /hr
    45 hours
    4.86
  4. 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
    1,994 hours
    4.99
  5. 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
  6. 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
    1,236 hours
    4.52
  7. 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
    4,415 hours
    5.00
  8. Kristin Jordan

    Kristin Jordan

    Writer with Social Media and Digital Marketing Experience

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    With a degree in Literary Arts from Brown University and over 5 years experience in freelance writing, blogging, marketing, and public relations, I have all the skill sets needed for your job. I am also a competent and efficient worker (I can get a lot done in an hour) and I am proficient in English, well versed on various social media platforms, and organized. I have the ability to multitask effectively and meet tight deadlines. I also strive to provide high quality content and great assistance. At the moment, I do a variety of projects with different clients on an ongoing basis and I am seeking more of the same, ideally 15-20 hours a week of consistent work.

    $20.00 /hr
    193 hours
    4.99
  9. 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