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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. 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
    1,990 hours
    4.99
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Elizabeth Lytle

    Elizabeth Lytle Agency Contractor

    Business Managing Professional (Administrative)

    United States - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 17

    11 years of experience as a professional transcriptionist (7 of those years spent working as a freelancer), editor, researcher and paid academic/technical article writer. Seeking ongoing hourly work as a copywriter/editor or administrative or project manager. Typing speed of 120 WPM with a 99.9 % accuracy. For Project Management: Experienced in managing a team of 250+ writers and 15-20 transcriptionists. I also have professional experience within the construction industry (owner and managing partner of American Global Renovations between 2006 and 2010 - commercial and residential construction). I'm extremely organized, driven and efficient. Previous job duties included general HR (recruiting, hiring, training and managing), general accounting duties (payroll, accounts receivable and payable, taxes and so on), marketing (including online marketing and promotion), online presence management (designed and built company websites, wrote and edited content and managed updates), social networking (established following on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and with company blogs and articles), document creation and preparation (contracts, bid proposals, invoices, brochures, newsletters, magazine covers, design and compilation, business card design, logo design and branding and so on), and general customer service (via phone, chat, email and in-person). For Transcription: Published author and business owner looking for new personal opportunities (with smaller jobs) and larger jobs to include my transcription team. Experienced in all types of transcription with a focus on focus groups and research interviews. Seeking transcription jobs of any size (experience with managing and completing large jobs of 50 + audio hours). For Writing & Editing: Seeking virtual assistant jobs, writing jobs and editing positions. Experienced in technical writing, article writing, blogging, newsletters, resume writing, letters and inquires, writing queries, academic writing, data entry, research, website design, copywriting, fiction, poetry, children's literature I'm also helped several candidates successfully land employment by writing professional resumes/CVs, assisting with the online job search, producing general and position-specific cover letters, completing online applications and contacting employers online, offering job interview coaching and tips and offering basic training, such as MS Word/Excel, Internet Explorer and so on. I occasionally do voice over work (generally related to business). I'm experienced in writing successful manuscript query letters (my query letters get a good response), professional business letters, legal letters and so on. Background and Experience: Business management, almost all aspects of administrative work, all aspects of the construction business (focusing on hard surface installation, drywall, paint, bidding, bid proposals, human resources and more), sales, travel (international), skincare, health management (focusing on alternative health and weight loss). I've also done extensive research in natural/alternative treatments, focusing on pain management and quitting smoking. I've successfully developed an all-natural quit smoking plan and I've developed several alternative/natural pain management methods (pain oils, creams, mouthwash, etc). My research has been of interest to medical communities in three countries and is ongoing. Currently studying psychology at Argosy University. I have a background with criminal justice administrative work and also do some photography on the side. I have valuable business contacts throughout the world, which can often assist in the timely completion of large projects (professional photographers, authors, editors, printers, website designers, commercial construction contacts, models, makeup artists, freelance writers and so on). I can assist in business setup/management by taking a look at what your immediate and long-term goals are and creating a solid business plan to help you set things in motion. I'm also available to manage this aspect of your business. I'm experienced with creating business plans, marketing plans and can also help with grant proposals and other financial proposals. I've helped several ODesk contractors put together an award-winning profile, write cover letters designed to get a positive response and help with compiling a professional portfolio. I do a lot of different things and my experience comes from not only my own experience owning and managing two successful businesses (and working successfully as a professional writer/editor), but from helping other business owners and freelancers (businesses of all sizes) put together or reorganize a business.

    Associated with: Blue Digital Solutions Agency

    $38.89 /hr
    1,835 hours
    4.71
  7. 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

    $16.67 /hr
    8,968 hours
    4.52
  8. 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 Examiner.com and am a contributor for various other publications including Sonoma Christian Home. I also write my own blog at ChristianMovieConnect.com and CherylWicker.com * 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 Greenqube.com 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
    4.91
  9. Maricor A.

    Maricor A.

    Office Clerk with multitasking experience

    Philippines - Tests: 7

    I have been working for nine years as an office clerk, I am handling accounts receivable and payable of our clients, stocks inventory, as well as sales and marketing.

    $3.00 /hr
    594 hours
    5.00