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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
2,613 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
1,483 hours

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 Arch-Tech Virtual Tipodean Technologies Michael Sheldon Reed Design Hawaii Web Studio ...and many more!

$55.56 /hr
12 hours

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.

100% Job Success
$6.00 /hr
535 hours

Valentina Gatto

Valentina Gatto

editor/traslator/proofreader/data entry

Italy - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

I am a graduate in Modern Literature with the highest grades .I have more than a good command of English and Spanish and good knowledge of Microsoft Office package and the dynamics of the universe and the Web of Social Media. Experience in transcript of audio records. All my clients in the past were very satisfied with my work and hired me again and can be sure that you will get high quality work. MY SERVICES - ENG>ITA & ITA>ENG translation: emails, articles, websites, subtitles, mobile apps, contracts, legal documents, songs... - Proofreading italian texts - Content Writing - Virtual Assistant - Data entry - Web research WHY WILL YOU DO THE RIGHT THING IF YOU HIRE ME? • Highly motivated, passionate translator • Accurate works at reasonable rates • Fast answers to all your messages/requests • Always willing to improve • You don’t have to worry about deadlines. Thanks for your attention! I am looking forward to working with you.

89% Job Success
$14.44 /hr
71 hours

Stephanie lyn D.

Stephanie lyn D.

INBOUND/OUTBOUND Telemarketer and Flexible Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 9

I am a freelancer for some quite time now and I have handled projects that involve online marketing, market research email marketing, and to maintain as well as promote the business through the use of social media like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Back Page, Wordpress, Posting Ads and Online Marketing Strategies. I am proficient in combining traditional and web based marketing strategies, including social media and branding. After that, I transferred to Consulting Firm as a Research Data Base Manager that handles graphics projects such as creating brochures, flyers, PowerPoint Presentations, And etc.. For different clients with commercial businesses. I also have skills in writing resume, and business letters. I finished a few projects that involve real estate. Wherein I managed Wordpress Accounts for different Realtor and as well as updating their everyday listings. I have experience in a BPO Industry that molded my skills to strive to deliver real results and also help me to build my knowledge about sales and technical world. I can offer my employee honest, punctual, and superlative teamwork. I am friendly and well mannered with a bubbly personality, yet hard working and self motivated. Can communicate and relate with people of all ages and a dedicated member to anything I start, but am also eager to continue learning.

$3.33 /hr
479 hours

Uzziel Salagantin

Uzziel Salagantin

English Tutor, Copy editor, Accountant, Data Entry

Philippines - Tests: 3

Catering your needs for English language. For more than four years of teaching English language to Korean & Thai students, I have enough experience to teach English language from beginners to advance, including business English. My fascination with reading and writing usher me to work as a copy editor for our local newspaper. I also render assistance to students who need their works to be edited and corrected. Lastly, by profession, I am an accountant. I have an experience in this field for more than five years. I specialized in Accounts Payable, work which includes reconciliation of various accounts, assisting suppliers with their queries, and keeping an updated monitoring of suppliers accounts including application of payments. Feel free to contact me if you need my service. I look forward to working with you.

$3.33 /hr
0 hours

Krislyn emely G.

Krislyn emely G. Agency Contractor

Linkedin Sorcerer | Lead Gen | SMM | VA | Proj Mgr

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 24

As a Social Media Specialist for the past 4 years, I have had the opportunity to plan initiatives to target new clients that led the company to create a bigger exposure in the industry. I have shared new marketing strategies to be collaborated with the company’s existing clients that led me to improve my knowledge regarding the continuous and fast-paced change of the business industry. I am looking for an organization in which I can apply these skills and work together with like minded individuals to carry on this development and trend of success. Allow me to highlight my strengths: ● Innate entrepreneurial talent that allows me to easily connect with clients and eventually achieve my business objectives. ● Seek out for solutions where none seemed possible and discovering new opportunities for growth at the same time. ● Excels at targeting new possibilities for more business revenues. ● Increase and build LinkedIn Connections based on targeted keywords ● Create and Manage LinkedIn Company Page ● LinkedIn Research ● LinkedIn Lead Generation ● LinkedIn Connections Tagging ● LinkedIn Sending Messages ● LinkedIn Sending Invitations to your target niche ● LinkedIn B2B Sales & Marketing ● LinkedIn B2C Sales & Marketing ● LinkedIn Group Creation ● LinkedIn Group Management ● Increase LinkedIn Visibility ● Post Daily Updates on LinkedIn Home Page and LinkedIn Company Page ● Collecting Leads through LinkedIn ● Facebook Marketing ● Free Advertisements in Facebook ● Application Marketing ● Driving Unique Views and Website Traffic ● Pinterest Marketing ● Pinterest SEO ● Twitter Optimizations My other skills: ● Medical Research ● Medical Article Writing ● Recruitment (IT, Medical, BPO) ● Health Product Marketing ● Health Teaching ● Health Assistance (VS, Bedside Care, IV Infusions, Drug Administration) ● Hiring Freelance Contractors in different categories ● Project Management (Freelancing/Outsourcing) ● Virtual Assistance ● Appointment Setting ● Sales and Lead Generation

Associated with: KEG Advertising Services

83% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
9,088 hours

Evangeline C.

Evangeline C. Agency Contractor

Real Estate, WordPress, VA, LinkedIn Expert, Email Marketing Expert

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 20

To accomplish and fulfill my desire to be happy in an environment where I can offer my skills and experiences. To learn more as I grow in a company or with an employer who is willing to give me a chance to improve and use other skills that I have and am willing to learn, if given the opportunity. Expertise in the following tasks... * Data Entry * Web Research * Lead Generator * Mailing List Development * Email Marketing Campaigns > Infusionsoft > Aweber > Mailchimp > LeadPages > Zapier > Freedomsoft > PODIO * Database Development/Maintenance * Property Research * List Creation/Extraction * Product Listings * PDF to Excel file * Content Moderation/Update * Ad Postings (Backpage, Trulia & eBay Classified) * Managing Social Media Networks > Facebook > Twitter > You Tube > WordPress > LinkedIn * Web link and Directory Submission * Article Submission * Payroll processing, Invoicing * Logo Design * Photo Editing (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator)

Associated with: UrDataOutsourcingTeam Agency

97% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
4,160 hours

Cheryl Wicker

Cheryl Wicker

Publicist, Marketing Consultant, Award-Winning Producer, Journalist

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 13

I have worked in media for the past 17 years as a publicist, journalist, award-winning film/TV/video producer, TV host, celebrity interviewer, social media expert, casting director, recruiter, and writer. I own my own PR agency, Premier1 Studios, which specializes in Christian entertainment media and marketing where I write and distribute national press releases, create press kits, set up SEO websites, set up and manage social media pages, book media tours, plan media events, etc. I also produce promotional videos, book or movie trailers, speaker reels, etc. My objective is to obtain contract jobs in any of the following areas: * Marketing, branding, publicity and social media * Writing (publicity, journalism, blogs, creative or technical) * Consulting in the areas of PR, marketing, social media, & filmmaking * Producing * Event planning * Public speaking * Voice-over * Hosting * Casting * Recruiting My PR/marketing experience covers the following arenas: * FILM - as a producer of two films (Flag of My Father, Desires of the Heart), I handled the PR and marketing * BOOK PUBLISHING - worked as the public relations specialist at Howard Publishing, now Howard Books with Simon & Schuester and have worked and am currently working on book publicity campaigns through my own agency; have also worked on the PR campaign of the #! NY Times Bestselling author Richard Paul Evans through Motive Marketing * RADIO - was the Internet marketing manager for a group of five radio stations, The Radio People. * TOURISM - Worked as the public relations coordinator at the Monroe-West Monroe CVB My writing experience includes: * PUBLICITY - Press kits and press releases. You can view press releases here: One Focus Living, Flag of My Father. You can view sample press releases and online press kits in my portfolio * JOURNALISM - Articles and blogs - Write as the National Christian Movies Examiner on and am a contributor for various other publications including Sonoma Christian Home. I also write my own blog at and * MARKETING - Website copy and promotional material, including brochures, DVD cover copy, print ads, radio/TV commercials, video scripts for book trailers & promotional videos,etc. Have won awards for some of my pieces. * CREATIVE - , plays, skits and narration for church productions * TECHNICAL -Technical articles. Former ghostwriter for the blog My background is extremely multi-faced which gives me a broad range of experiences to draw on for my work. I currently serve on the Northeast Louisiana Film Commission and the President's Task Force for Christian Women in Media. I speak at film festivals and conventions, churches and other organizations. I travel to many film and media events around the country and am very connected in the entertainment industry, particularly in the faith-based genre. A few things you should know about me is that I am the ultimate perfectionist. As a business owner, I strive for excellence in everything I do. So I do not take my responsibility lightly when another business hires me so that I can help to make them successful! I am well organized, have great communication skills, am hard working, and am easy to work with. My goal is to complete your project according to your specifications with the highest work ethic, in the most efficient means possible, and maintaining a pleasant work experience at all times! I am happy to negotiate for a rate that will work with your budget.

$55.56 /hr
31 hours