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  1. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Last active: 2 days 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
    1,707 hours
    4.78
  2. Tim S. Higgins

    Tim S. Higgins Agency Contractor

    Expert Editor | Copywriter | Web Design | SEO Consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 32 - Portfolio: 1

    A professional copywriter and copy editor with excellent knowledge of sales and marketing both online and offline. I produce concise, pristine, and engaging copy for websites and business communications that appeal to multiple audiences utilizing a broad UK or US vocabulary as required. I am available to write landing pages, sales pages, brochures, mission statements, website pages, install/manage/host/customize WordPress sites, produce web graphics & design and domain management/procurement. Experienced in rolling out online start-ups including branding, I can really give your business that lift it needs to each above the competition and be both highly visible to search engines and useful to your readers and visitors. The days of relying on keywording and purchased backlinks to get a good Google position are gone; quality content is No.1 on Google's list of aims for its search engine. Advanced semantic algorithms are getting better and better at weeding out poor quality content. This is why my copywriting services are worth the money you pay - My content is always of very high quality, which I firmly believe will be increasingly characteristic of high ranking content in search results. My portfolio at http://www.phraseset.com includes many website pages of varying style of content, articles, corporate proposals and persuasive sales copy. As an expert editor, I can take that existing copy that you just cannot seem to get quite right and mold it into the powerful communication tool you had envisioned. My quality English language skills and high IQ (I am a Mensa Member) ensure that my clients get one of the best available freelance copywriting and technical writing partners. I have 20+ years of experience using Excel, Word, Photoshop and many other Adobe products. My overall objective is to apply my skills as best I can; assuring that I will not undertake anything, I cannot manage and will apply my ethic of hard work and quality to any project undertaken. On a personal level, I am a keen guitarist. Being friendly, personable, loyal, and flexible has always been my approach to work - I work hard at my client relationships because I value their business. Working in the online world of global sourcing across time zones from Australia to Europe and across the US, I fully understand the importance of being contactable (my SkypeID is timhi99ins). See my great feedback here on oDesk and remember, my full portfolio is available at http://www.phraseset.com. Note: I am not able to display all my work as I frequently sign NDA's. Check me out and then hire me so I can bring some added value to your business. You will not be disappointed.

    Associated with: PhraseSet Agency

    $49.99 /hr
    4,590 hours
    4.91
  3. Andrew Rapp

    Andrew Rapp

    Marketing & Media Professional

    United States - Last active: 06/04/2013 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

    I am a Stanford University graduate with strong writing and digital media skills across a broad range of technologies, including Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk 3DsMax, Joomla, and Wordpress. In the past six years I have started two successful creative services companies after a career as an editor and writer. I can put those same skills to work on your project, creating language and media that really means something to people. I am also an oDesk employer, so I know what makes a collaboration successful. Previous work includes: - Newspaper Editor-in-Chief - Owner, Digital Media Production Firm - Sales Engineer, Enterprise Software

    $55.56 /hr
    377 hours
    5.00
  4. 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
  5. Jeanie Lyubelsky

    Jeanie Lyubelsky

    Technical Editor & Exceptional Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 23

    Contact me to capitalize on your knowledge and achieve your objectives. Great proofreading deals are found in limited hourly contracts for fixed-rate prices—just ask! As an experienced editorial services provider, I will gladly take care of your needs and provide you with exceptional editing and proofreading services. You may see more about specific service price ranges here: http://clearfactsresearch.com/prices-services. Feel free to see my dependable turnaround time schedule, which is updated regularly based on editorial demand: http://clearfactsresearch.com/turnaround-times. How do I look at your written work? Let's engage your readers and reviewers with clearly communicated content and get desired results! My specialized editing and proofreading services can help you be rewarded with increased readership, successful contracts, publication, funding, and growth. Just let me know what you need... Anyone can increase positive recognition and rewards with the right expertise and support. As an experienced editor who is also a certified technical writer, I specialize in purpose-based language with multiple levels of editing, copyediting, rewriting, and proofreading to give you right-on-target results. You can capitalize on your knowledge by increasing clarity in your professional papers, manuscripts, articles, reports, proposals, user guides, documentation, and more. Completely comfortable in using my native language at an expert level, I know how to make your writing look terrific. My proofreading, copyediting, and editing services give you the lowest prices with exceptional outcomes, while my original writing sells for more than $50 per hour on an open market. I gladly accept editing and proofreading jobs on oDesk even when the job title is "writer," but the tasks are actually editorial work. We can also schedule fixed-price orders with limited hourly contracts. Just Google "Jeanie Editor" to see more about my work at regular market rates. Regularly working for authors, business owners, engineers, finance specialists, attorneys, and other technical-specialty professionals, I am flexible and competent in my chosen areas of professional specialty. For example, I am the managing editor, copyeditor, and proofreader for a professional robotics journal, I write engaging press releases that inspire trust and confidence, and I competently carry out many other editorial assignments. Dependable and efficient, my full-time career is focused on producing you with publication-ready content. Strengthen your achievement curve by contacting me to provide you with top-quality editorial reviews. I can effectively enhance your written materials for clarity and credibility by editing for grammar, word usage, style, formatting, spelling, punctuation, while providing editorial suggestions for interesting and compelling text. I successfully work with material written in many styles, including APA, IEEE, GPO, AP, CMoS, and other styles as requested. Save time and get results by hiring a certified technical writer as your editing, copyediting, and proofreading specialist. In our busy world of mixed messages, I check and double check your written work so that it will be noticed, understood, and remembered. I am native English speaker with a certification in technical writing and extensive experience in technical editing, copyediting, proofreading, rewriting. I am also a member of the IEEE Professional Communication Society, the American Finance Association, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers. My research-based MS degree in social sciences with a concentration on programs funding research, along with hands-on technology experience, further qualifies me in understanding authored technical concepts. I can offer you the best experience with professionally reviewing your book manuscripts, professional papers, articles, handbooks, user guides, proposals, venture capital and investor reports, and more. You want to hire an active technical-topics editorial specialist for the following materials: computer science, software development, robotics, electrical, mechanical, civil engineering, electric power generation, transmission, distribution, utilities, and biometrics; journal publishing projects in .doc, .docx, PDF, LaTeX, ShareLaTeX, MS Word, and other formats; business marketing plans, proposals, finance, securities, investments, summary budget narratives, and more. More about my work and recommendations: http://clearfactsresearch.com/faqs https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanielyubelsky Contact me today and see what I can do for you!

    $34.00 /hr
    998 hours
    4.98
  6. Kali K.

    Kali K.

    World-Class Project Manager

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

    Quality. Efficiency. Integrity. Let's get it done! Coming from 12 years of engineering and project management at Microsoft, I bring all the best-in-class patterns and practices to help companies of any size build applications and content that are professional, smart, and clean. I am here to help you succeed with a variety of site building, team management, and communication goals, including: program management/project management business writing copy writing specs web content English translation creative writing voice overs I also offer services in a variety of administrative capacities that you want to be done by someone who really wants you to look good! These include data curation Microsoft Excel and Access SharePoint administration email handling and management transcription web research As an owner of startups myself, I am daily immersed in managing and deploying new technology, applications, and trends on both the proprietary and open source sides of the aisle, especially related to international business, e-commerce, blogging, the knowledge of which I’ll be happy to bring to your aid. Here is just a sampling of what I interact with day after day: Basecamp, Teamwork, Assembla, and Trello Microsoft SQL Server Team Foundation Server nopCommerce Joomla! ASP.NET PHP IIS Amazon PayPal Expressions Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) Google Docs Google Analytics Aweber …and a host of custom built applications For more info, visit my page at kalikucera.com

    $21.67 /hr
    1,713 hours
    4.95
  7. Staci Smith

    Staci Smith

    Non Profit Business Consultant & Grant Writer

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 8

    For the past 12 years, I have worked extensively with non-profit and governmental organizations, particularly those providing services in communities with demonstrated economic, educational and health disparities. I am committed to improving the opportunities available for individuals in need, and believe that I can assist any organization to increase and diversify revenue as well as to increase the breadth of services offered. I have extensive experience in business development, including grant writing and research, Public Relations, community, corporate and donor relations, and strategic development. I have been highly successful at proposal writing, and have a wealth of experience with both governmental and private funding sources. I am highly skilled at assisting organizations from start up to expansion, including the development of business and strategic plans, fiscal processes and budgeting, and social and traditional marketing. Just some of my successful grants include: ● Walton Family Foundation ● 2013 - 2014 Official Visitors Guide and Digital Marketing RFP Proposals: Visit KC; St. Louis Convention & Visitors Bureau; Explore Branson; Experience Cleveland; Kissimmee; See Monterey; Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau; Kentucky Department of Travel ● Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program 2010 ● First Things First High Risk Infant Home Visitation, Family Support Coordination 2010, 2011 ● Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention 2010 ● Arizona Department of Economic Security Counseling, Psychology and Psychiatry contract(s) ● Family Foundations: Jim Click Family Foundation; Diamond Family Foundation; Stocker Foundation Transition Dollars; Gordon Foundation; and Alliance Fund. ● MADRE Project: Teen Pregnancy Prevention through Offices of Adolescent Health, Public Health & Science, & Administration on Children, Youth & Families ● Bank of America Corporate Philanthropy ● Victims Of Crime Act: Project Safe Place ● National Center on Senior Transportation: Senior Transportation Demonstration Project 2007 ● DES Marriage & Communication Skills Workshops: DES080026 ● Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona Revised Statute 5-601-02 ● Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services (SAMHSA): National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Community Treatment and Services Center Grants ● Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Compelling Needs Grants ● Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany ● United States Conference of Mayor’s: USCM HIV/AIDS Prevention Grants Program 200; Track Two: HIV/AIDS Prevention for Gay/Bisexual Men of Color ● SAMHSA: Targeted Capacity Expansion Grant No.SP03-007 ● SAMHSA: Targeted Capacity Expansion Initiatives for Substance Abuse Prevention and HIV Prevention in Minority Communities, GFA No. SP-02-005 ● SAMHSA: Targeted Capacity Expansion Initiatives for Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention in Minority Communities, GFA No. SP-01-006 ● Arizona Department of Health Services: Statewide HIV/AIDS Prevention Program for Persons Living with HIV Infection, 2001 ● AZ Department of Health Services: HIV Prevention – Southern Region, Solicitation # HP454176 ● CDC HIV Prevention Activities for Non-Governmental CBOs, CDC PA# 04064

    $50.00 /hr
    42 hours
    4.90
  8. Justin Lancaster

    Justin Lancaster

    Patent Attorney with Contract Law and Intellectual Property

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    PATENT ATTORNEY. CONTRACT LAWYER. BUSINESS MANAGER. STRATEGY, You need some legal help fast. And you don't want to drive downtown and pay a city lawyer $750/hour. So you've come here to find a lawyer just as good who will charge you only ONE FIFTH of that going rate. Right? REALLY??!! WELL, YOU'RE IN LUCK!! But, why am I offering you such a crazy deal? First, because I am bootstrapping a startup company to solve human disease and I need just enough money to pay for gas, buy printer ink at Staples, and pay my software coders on UpWork. So, you help me and you'll be helping humanity!! Second, I don't like chasing clients for payment, so the UpWork hourly pay structure solves that problem well! (I prefer hourly to fixed contract!) And, third, because I don't want to work in a law firm downtown. Been there. Done that. So, how can I help you? What busines or legal advice do you need? Do you have a nifty product idea? An invention you want to patent? Or a contract or agreement to get written and negotiated? And, if you are in Massachusetts (or your legal problem is in this state), then I can help with almost any other type of legal problem, too. --- immigrations, employment, contracts, licensing, negotiation, corporate, trademarks, copyright, patents, family, real estate, ... you name it ------------------------------------------------------------- LOOJL ------------------------------------------------------------ Law Offices Of Justin Lancaster ------------------------------------------------------------- -- IP services for customers in any of the United States -- General business coaching and strategy development -- 35 years of legal experience in many branches of law -- Legal counseling, contract drafting, review and editing -- Negotiation services I've served in executive management positions in more than eight high-tech startup companies and can provide valuable sales, marketing, business development, strategy and operations assistance. Trained as a data scientist and researcher for more than a decade, I offer strong skills in research, data-processing, software design and Internet informatics. Ph.D., UCSD J.D., VT Law School Postdoc, Harvard University

    $125.00 /hr
    115 hours
    5.00
  9. Ross T.

    Ross T.

    Professional Speech Writer

    Australia - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 5

    I don't find myself with a lot of time, but I have a special talent in writing prose that is profound, erudite and abundantly clear. If you have a high-value task that requires that special x-factor; the additional 'oomph' to get it across the line from average to exceptional, you can entrust it to me. I have written speeches for many important people, including prominent politicians. I have also contributed language to determinations and communiques from some of the world's highest-profile bodies, including the United Nations and the G20. As a qualified lawyer with a Master's Degree in international law, I have extensive experience in drafting both domestic and international legal instruments (legislation, regulations, treaties and travaux preparatioux). I have also worked as a financial analyst, financial advisor and currently have my own start-up company. I love to write, but am picky with my projects. I have my own style, which I have fine-tuned over more than a decade writing in a private and government context, for Ministers across a range of portfolio areas. If you would like to see a sample of my writing, please contact me. For an honest sample of my work, I include below a link to a second reading speech I wrote for the Australian (Commonwealth) Attorney-General introducing a Bill to the Federal Parliament. This speech was written in two hours and was delivered unedited from my original version. http://www.aph.gov.au/binaries/hansard/reps/dailys/dr240311.pdf (pp 3143-5)

    $66.00 /hr
    24 hours
    5.00
  10. Elaine Love

    Elaine Love

    Elaine4Success

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

    Attracting and engaging your ideal client saves you time and money. Working with an experienced professional who knows how to convey your message clearly, concisely and compellingly raises your image in the eyes of your customer. As an experienced professional writer, published author and prolific article writer, I will give you the time and attention you deserve. My masters degree in communication and the designation of World Class Speech coach are bonuses to you.

    $38.89 /hr
    1,761 hours
    5.00