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  1. 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
  2. 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
    1,994 hours
    4.99
  3. Tiffany M Harris

    Tiffany M Harris

    Talent and Training Professional

    United States - Portfolio: 1

    Highly accomplished Training professional with extensive industry and consulting experience. Excels at Human Resource and Training activities such as interviewing, reviewing and critiquing resumes, and identifying top talent; creating and delivering training materials to include: training presentations, User Guides, Facilitator Guides, and Job Aids using Word, PowerPoint, Prezi, and Captivate.

    $60.00 /hr
    67 hours
    4.03
  4. Nancy B.

    Nancy B.

    Project Manager: Marketing and Creative

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

    Highly experienced with a track record that includes hundreds of completed projects over a 20 year period. I can work effectively as a team leader, a team member or as a sole contractor. I have experience in the following areas: Marketing strategy, project management, marketing campaigns, mobile app design, design and production of print and web materials, copywriting, website design and development, ebooks, textbooks, packaging, email campaigns, email and print advertising.

    $55.56 /hr
    48 hours
    4.57
  5. Theresa Goodell

    Theresa Goodell Agency Contractor

    #1 Native US English Content Writer/Editor/Proofreader/SEO/VA

    United States - Tests: 26 - Portfolio: 21

    “Quality, quality, quality: never waver from it, even when you don't see how you can afford to keep it up. When you compromise, you become a commodity and and then you die.” [Gary Hirshberg] I am a U.S.-based native English speaker and writer. My English is American; however, I regularly work with British businesses, so I can do that as well. I have outstanding skills in grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and style, and can significantly edit work, if necessary, without losing the author's voice. I have a keen eye for (and ability to fix) typos, awkward use of language, clichés, style inconsistencies and other problems in articles, blog posts, ads, brochures, landing pages, websites, e-books and entire publications. I also understand and appreciate the relationship between text and search engine optimization when writing for the Web. I always approach my work with creativity and energy. I’m fast, accurate, write with spirit & humor, and even have the ability to inject interest and personality into dreary technical topics! My proofreading and copy editor experience includes numerous online publishers, websites, a law firm, an IT firm, an employee health/pension benefits plan and more. I regularly work with WordPress and Joomla sites, but can also proofread/edit source code with Notepad++. My SEO strengths include: • Ability to learn the language of your target audience • Knowledge of search engine algorithms • Keyword research and analysis • Ability to analyze site usability and architecture • Well-versed in the importance of keyword-focused breadcrumb navigation • Understanding of HTML tags and markup that comprise web pages and how to optimize them • Image optimization • Traffic analysis • Link analysis • Relevant external link building • Internal link optimization • Proper anchor text optimization • Strong communication skills • Skillful writing of keyword-optimized content • Well-versed in content distribution • Ability to find content gaps • Seasoned editor/proofreader • Experienced at social integration to leverage its power for any business • Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools • Google Authorship/rich snippets I also specialize in creating WordPress websites and managing your WordPress content.

    Associated with: Hill & Associates

    $25.00 /hr
    3,091 hours
    3.40
  6. Elizabeth K.

    Elizabeth K.

    Writer, Narrative Designer, Science Background

    United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a freelance writer with a background in science. I graduated with a Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and conducted research in the field of solar power. I write about everything from technical subjects like graphene and solar energy to human interest topics like cooking, education, health, Millennial culture, and cross-cultural communication. I have nearly ten years of experience in writing and copyediting, including writing scripts for informational videos, creating characters and dialogue for branching storytelling and alternate reality games, and developing engaging business copy like bios and website information. Because of my background in science, I have a passion for making complex ideas understandable to people from a variety of backgrounds, and with my experience living in both Europe and America, I have a global perspective and the ability to tailor my writing to diverse audiences. While completing my scientific studies, I worked part-time as a writer and program developer for a non-profit organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills. My projects for them included organizing an international conference in Singapore, directing an educational summer camp, writing sketches and plays for their programs, and working with their leadership on a rebranding project. I also developed their social media marketing strategy and drafted a new mission statement and policy documents to support their vision. To research, write and edit a high-quality blog post or article, I charge around $50 for 300-500 words, $75 for 1,000 words, and $100 for 1500 words. My rates can be negotiated if less research is required. For editing (including academic editing), I charge $8.50 per double-spaced page. For clients who prefer to pay hourly, I can edit approximately six pages in an hour (again, rates negotiable if less significant editing is required). I look forward to making new connections and expanding my areas of knowledge!

    $50.00 /hr
    57 hours
    4.96
  7. Kali K.

    Kali K.

    World-Class Project Manager

    United States - 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
    1,947 hours
    4.95
  8. Tasneem Sachee

    Tasneem Sachee

    Expert Article Writer/Copywriter, SEO-search engine optimised content

    Canada - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    Over the last few years, I have developed content for small and medium sized businesses focusing on 100% original content catered to both the search engines and the human reader. My approach is to write content based on keyword research with the right amount of keyword density. My aim is to incorporate everything from H1,H2, H3 tags to Page Title, correctly optimized description and keyword tags, internal linking and more. I also have experience in the following areas: Setting up a wordpress site or blog, installing relevant plugins, keyword research using Market Samurai and Google Keyword Tool, email marketing, HTML, video optimization. I offer fanatical customer support with all my projects. Looking forward to building a fruitful and mutual business relationship together!

    $16.67 /hr
    147 hours
    4.92
  9. Melissa R.

    Melissa R.

    Freelance Writer/Editor

    United States - Tests: 3

    I have been writing both creatively and academically for the past four years, and currently work as a freelance editor for an on-line magazine publication in addition to providing content and marketing development for small financially focused businesses. I have extensive experience in creating fun, engaging, educational content for my clients, as well as shifting current content to ensure a broader audience is reached. Additionally, I have ample experience within social media posting schedules, content creation, and ad creation for targeted marketing campaigns. My business and marketing prowess has been further developed through the creation of the financial planning firm of which I am a joint owner, and active, licensed fiduciary for my clients. With my passion for writing and education in finance and marketing, I look forward to lending a hand on your next project.

    $33.33 /hr
    665 hours
    4.92