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  1. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Last active: 16 hours 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
    1,588 hours
    4.78
  2. Milena T.

    Milena T.

    Professor of Finance and Voice Over Artist

    United States - Last active: 01/20/2013 - 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. Nathan D.

    Nathan D.

    Content Management - AAS, CPT/CFT, CSN

    United States - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 12

    Nathan DeMetz provides content management services to various companies via the freelancer website oDesk. Currently engaged in ongoing projects with eBay, he focuses primarily on quality assurance. Additionally, Nathan works with content creators to help them understand and implement changes in the project processes over time, and works closely with project managers to ensure requirements and deadlines are met. Previously, Nathan worked in the hospitality industry as management, leading the better part of two-dozen employees through day-to-day activities. In this role, he also worked closely with business-to-business customers as well as the average traveler to increase guest satisfaction and increase sales. Nathan's prior management experience also includes overseeing daily activities in the lamination department of Medtec Ambulance and two stints as a receiving group leader with separate companies. Outside of his day job, Nathan operates Nathan DeMetz Personal Training, as he has a desire to help people reach their fitness and health goals, in hopes that this will lead to a better life for these people, who will in turn pay it forward.

    Groups: MediaPiston Writers

    $20.00 /hr
    727 hours
    5.00
  4. Andrea L.

    Andrea L.

    Virtual Admin ~ Personal Assistant ~ Project and Office Manager

    United States - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I have a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations, and a minor in English. I moved from the United States to beautiful Rome, Italy, in 2010. I previously worked as an Event, Travel and Training Coordinator, and have strong skills when it comes to detail and organization. After I moved to Italy, I discovered the world of freelancing. Best discovery yet! For the past three years, I have worked as a Virtual Administrative Assistant through oDesk, specializing in administration and marketing. I proudly have a long-standing relationship with the majority of my clients. Although there are others, my primary responsibilities as an assistant currently include: - travel and event planning - social media management - preparing and processing client invoices - email marketing and communications - maintaining company website - proofreading articles and video scripts - managing virtual assistant team - maintaining internal systems and databases I also love to travel and experience new places, and spend a great deal of time traveling around Europe. I write a blog, Why Roam?, about my travels and life abroad. I like to share things to do, see and eat in Italy and beyond. All content on the website is original, as I write each post and take almost all photos. I've had the opportunity to learn a good deal about website design, including HTML and search engine optimization. You can view my work here: http://whyroamtravel.com. If you are interested in speaking with me further, I would be happy to arrange a telephone or Skype interview. I look forward to hearing from you! Kind regards, Andrea

    $20.00 /hr
    3,433 hours
    5.00
  5. Katrina Beaver

    Katrina Beaver

    Transcription Expert with 6 Years Experience, Accurate and Fast

    United States - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 5

    I DO NOT Farm out the work. I also do not use speech to text software. If you want an accurate,professional transcript of your audios or videos, you have found the right contractor. Having 6 years of transcription experience and over 1,900 Upwork hours, I have transcribed several audios and videos including: dissertation interviews, medical, focus groups, legal, corporate meetings and interviews. I can transcribe an hour of audio in 4 working hours or less. When you hire me you can be confident that you will get a professional transcript by or before your specified deadline, and you will not have to spend your valuable time going through and making corrections. You will get your transcripts in MS Word. All of my transcriptions are proofread for the highest level of accuracy and quality. I will never outsource transcriptions. I can guarantee the work you will receive will be 100% mine. Your satisfaction is my number one goal.

    $16.67 /hr
    1,912 hours
    4.85
  6. Emily D.

    Emily D.

    SMM / VA / Writer / WordPress / Education / Health & Fitness

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    The skills that I have acquired through working with the public and managing large groups of people in a variety of settings make me an excellent fit for a multitude of settings. I write regular blog entries, articles, and website content. I have developed websites and ran SMM for a number of companies. Currently, I have dedicated my time to full-time freelancing as I love the experiences I have had and the people I get to work with. I previously for an online education program for several years as a program coordinator and manager which requires strong capabilities in customer service, research, recruiting, administrative duties, and organization with accurate data management. The position required me to be precise, efficient, and dependable. This position also ensures my expertise in verbal and written English, complete competency with all office skills and also Microsoft programs, and I can also type 70 WPM. I also have sample websites, SMM, sound clips, blog entries, recipes, and articles available upon request. I am also happy to provide a copy of my resume. Academically, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Penn State University. I am also certified to teach Middle School Math, Health and Physical Education. These qualities make me very knowledgeable in Health, Wellness, Education, Technology, Fitness, Nutrition, and Social Trends. I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Educational Technology. I give my tasks 100% and will NOT commit to them unless I can. I am very flexible, willing to work with you, and also willing to be trained to better fit your needs. I am a very fast learner! I only provide quality work and put my energy and focus into creating and providing you the best work.

    $27.78 /hr
    303 hours
    5.00
  7. Daniel Lavoie

    Daniel Lavoie

    Massage Therapist/ Data Entry

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 4

    I have been a Massage Therapist for 9 years. Prior to that, I have experience with office work, data entry, and customer service, mainly in the field of Payroll processing; a job that I held for 4 years. I am a native English speaker, a fast typer and hold a BA in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts - Boston.

    $13.00 /hr
    13 hours
    4.81
  8. Emma Varela

    Emma Varela

    Psychologist, HR, Translator, Social Media

    Colombia - Last active: 1 month 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
    1,351 hours
    4.63
  9. Ron Jiminez

    Ron Jiminez

    Translater, Ghost Writer, Editor, book & film Critic

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago

    I have 15 years experience translating Marketing Media for Database Producers from English into Portuguese & Spanish. Current Projects; * Translation of Online Portal User Interface for a Brazilian Database Producer from Portuguese to Spanish and English. * Writing & Editing Job Descriptions for an American Language Services company specializing in Video Remote Interpreting (Medical). I am seeking long term or recurring technical and literary translation projects

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Cheryl Wicker

    Cheryl Wicker

    Publicist, Marketing Consultant, Award-Winning Producer, Journalist

    United States - Last active: 10/02/2014 - 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