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  1. Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Nonprofit 501c3 Tax Exempt Status: Idea to Reality

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am author of the Do Your Own Nonprofit 51-book state series and Nonprofit Touchdown: Winning the 501c3 Game Against IRS. Also founder of Pasture Valley Children Missions and Owner of Chalfant Eckert Publishing, a traditional publisher with hybrid qualities allowing authors to keep their rights and royalties while enjoying world-class publishing services. I can take your idea for a nonprofit organization, even if it is only an idea, and turn it into a reality quickly. The paperwork and process are intimidating, but not to me. Let me help you get it finished so you can get to the mission you are on to make the world a better place! I put my rates in at $50 an hour. For new U.S. nonprofits less than 27 months old with annual revenue this minute of less than $50,000 and assets less than $250,000, that hourly rate translates to 2 hours total for the state and federal paperwork. The exception is for schools, hospitals, churches. That paperwork is much more involved and will require a closer look and a conversation to come up with what is fair and gets the job done. In any case, I am fair, reasonable, know what I am doing, don't waste my time or yours, and provide quality work. Are you are writer? Want to know your actual publishing potential? Need a ghostwriter, content or developmental editor, copy editor or proofreader, publicist? Chalfant Eckert Publishing has them all at a fair price for GREAT work. Some of our authors have been publicized into Best Seller status and have made appearances on national syndicated talk shows. We are good at what we do, we have to be. I own the company and I won't settle for anything less! LOTS of references available upon request for nonprofit services and publishing, including attorneys. What are you waiting for? It is time to get started!

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Mary Kaye Eisele

    Mary Kaye Eisele

    Technical Copywriter, Copy Editing, Content Writer and Business Writer

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 3

    If you are looking for an amazing writer and/or editor who is a long-time oDesk contractor, you've landed at just the right place, and with just the right person. I get you. I know you're busy. And whether I'd be working for you or a client(s) of yours, as a writer, it is my job to be flexible. Not only that, but when a deadline escalates, I have a long history of going the extra mile and delivering content exactly to your liking. But don't take my word for it; check out my 50+ oDesk references for which I've logged over 3,000 hours on oDesk! Kaye to the rescue here. (And yes, I go by Kaye.) Just because you don't want to hire a newbie. You want someone who is tried and true, someone who can DELIVER just what you're looking for. Whether that be copywriting, technical writing, or editing of any type. My specialties include IT writing/technical writing, copywriting, app writing, manual writing, and health IT and healthcare writing, among many other types. I'm a loyal, fast, thorough, and original technical writer with an academic/medical background at your beck and call. What more could you ask for?

    $22.50 /hr
    3,300 hours
    4.80
  3. Maria Bonghanoy

    Maria Bonghanoy

    Nurse,Data Analyst,Transcriptionist, Researcher

    United Arab Emirates - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 7

    A licensed nurse for 8 years in the Philippines and United Arab Emirates assigned in Medical-Surgical setting. I seek something beyond my comfort zone and explore employment possibilities online. This time I want to obtain a position where I can assist a client with a knowledgeable helping hand especially in administrative tasks such as data analysis, typing and transcription. I want to utilize my typing speed of 45 wpm. Aside from the skills mentioned, you can count on me when it comes to customer service/support and/or handling emails.

    $7.78 /hr
    378 hours
    4.89
  4. Kristin Jordan

    Kristin Jordan

    Freelance Writing & Editing

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    With a degree in Literary Arts from Brown University and with over five years experience in virtual assisting, blogging, freelance writing, and editing; I am proficient in English and skilled at various styles and forms of writing. I am also able to multitask effectively and meet tight deadlines. I am seeking opportunities for proposal writing, ghost writing, web content, and blogging (including SEO). Typically I charge $25-$30 per an hour or $0.04 - $0.06 per a word depending on the scope and nature of the project. I can provide references upon request. My tech skills include Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, Wordpress, Power Point, iPhoto, Prezi, Dropbox, Google Documents, and iMovie (including transcription).

    $27.78 /hr
    178 hours
    5.00
  5. Fysal M.

    Fysal M.

    Admin Support/Product Uploading/Web-Research/VA/Data-Entry/Itunes

    Bangladesh - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

    Hi, I am Fysal Mahad From Bangladesh. I am dedicated to provide Quality and Efficient service accurately and on time. I have over 5 years working experience in VA, Personal assistant of mobile app company, Product uploading, Email Handling, Data Entry, Web Research, Magneto, Business Research, Link Building, WordPress, Facebook, Article Submission, Blog Commenting, Forum Posting, YouTube and Classified Ad Posting. I am a fast learner and I pride myself on my accuracy, efficiency and reliability. There are numbers of completed projects in my oDesk Portfolio that reflect my strong experience and dedication for each and every project I completed my for oDesk Clients. Thanks. Have a nice time!!!

    $6.00 /hr
    2,414 hours
    4.94
  6. Susan Sullivan

    Susan Sullivan

    Virtual Assistant

    United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

    I have an A.S. in Business Management. I am certified in Windows XP, Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification, certifications in Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, Power point, and Outlook), as well as a Microsoft Office 2007 Master Certificate. Additionally, a certification for a PBX Operator/ Front Desk, and I have taken an entrepreneur course, through the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and have received a certificate for it. I can type averagely at 75 WPM @ 100% accuracy and ten-key averagely at about 15000 KSPH.

    $8.89 /hr
    146 hours
    4.13
  7. Marjorie W.

    Marjorie W.

    Virtual Assistant/Project Managment

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6

    With over six years of positive virtual experiences combined with over 20 years of corporate experience. My professionalism and dedication to my clients have proved to be a strong asset. My expertise is in Executive Assistance, Accounting, Marketing and Project Management. Working for companies including Web Development, Real Estate, Marketing and Accounting. My virtual relationships have lasted a year or more due to my strong common sense and professional background. I am proficient using Microsoft programs 1997-2007 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook, Google Docs, Salesforce, QuickBooks, Basecamp, iContact and Constant Contact, Mailchimp, CMS, CRM, Wordpress, Wix.com and Social Media.

    $22.22 /hr
    3,767 hours
    4.92
  8. Ma Linda Belza

    Ma Linda Belza Agency Contractor

    DATA MINING/WEB RESEARCHER; DATA ENTRY;EMAIL HANDLING/MARKETING EXPERT

    Philippines - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 4

    MORE THAN 10 YEARS IN ADMIN/CLERICAL; specialized in MS OFFICE such as MS - WORD, MS-EXCELl and MS-POWERPOINT; EXPERT DATA/WEB RESEARCHER AND DATA ENCODER; EMAIL HANDLING; EMAIL MARKETING; WITH SALES and MARKETING EXPERIENCE on REAL ESTATE DEVT. CO. CAREER OBJECTIVES: 1. To be able to render the best quality service with utmost satisfaction towards the client or to the company. 2. To excel in solo projects/task, as well as in-group team projects even in the absence of the supervision of a team leader. 3. Prepare & perform other business functions with utmost quality as necessary. 4.To apply my knowledge, education and training in a position commensurate to my qualification and use it in a challenging task/project.

    Associated with: INFINITE BLESSINGS Agency

    $3.33 /hr
    1,370 hours
    4.93
  9. Tracie Walker

    Tracie Walker Agency Contractor

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    United Kingdom - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 19 - Portfolio: 1

    Require employment which can be done from home. Successfully raised 3 great children alone so have many life skills which can be applied to any situation. Have experience working directly with the public for many years. Achieved 5 GCSE qualifications leaving school including an A in English, Business and commerce, Maths, also a City and Guilds in Typing and office practice. Attended college as an adult and gained a BTEC national diploma in Beauty Therapy and an NVQ in Hairdressing- which involved learning computer skills equivalent to NVQ level 3 Enjoy learning new skills and furthering my education and knowledge whenever possible, learn new skills quickly but accurately Mature, professional attitude. Can plan strategies and meet targets.

    Associated with: A 2 Z Virtual Secretary & Administration

    $11.11 /hr
    330 hours
    4.54
  10. Evangeline C.

    Evangeline C. Agency Contractor

    Real Estate, WordPress, VA, LinkedIn Expert, Email Marketing Expert

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - 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

    $8.89 /hr
    4,022 hours
    4.59