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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

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

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

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

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
4,157 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

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.

100% Job Success
$3.00 /hr
656 hours

Jackie Gruhlke

Jackie Gruhlke

Marketing, research, recruiting, sales, and administrative assist

United States - Tests: 2

In the last 10 years I have been successful in various jobs and industries, many of which were of a secretarial or administrative assistant nature as well as management. I have been responsible for many offices’ overall office administration and greatly enjoyed those positions. Most recently I was employed as the office manager and operations coordinator for a construction business. My responsibilities included scheduling meetings and functions, coordinating staff meetings, answering multi-line phones and transferring clients to the proper employee, creating office documents, and communicating with public and private entities for optimum success of the company and the best representation of the company image. I coordinate all aspects of communication between the office and field staff; participate in payroll, bookkeeping, invoicing, inventory, vehicle fleet management, as well as an array of other tasks. Previously I worked as the office manager at a software company, a secretary at a law office, a personal assistant at healthcare facility, a night auditor and front desk employee at a hotel, an administrative assistant at a communications business, as well as a manager at a local airport. As a child I spent summers helping out with filing documents and various clerical duties at my grandfather’s abstract and title company and this taught me to be highly efficient, organized, detail oriented and how to best communicate well with people. I believe you will find me not only to be a “jack of many traits”, but that I strive to master each skill as well.

$8.89 /hr
23 hours

Nathan D.

Nathan D.

Experienced Manager - Content Management

United States - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

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, Pro Customer Service

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
923 hours