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Carie H.

Carie H.

Accounting/Billing/Administrative Specialist

United States - Tests: 3

I have 17+ years experience in accounting and administrative management. I have extensive experience in bookkeeping, healthcare billing, payroll, human resources, data entry, accounts payable, and various other administrative/clerical duties. I am proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, and Quick Books. I can type 70+ WPM with accuracy. I also have experience with copy editing and creative writing so I'm interested in writing projects as well as administrative tasks. Whatever project I work, large or small, I give 100% of my full effort. I am very thorough and I double-check all work before I turn in a finished product. I'm dependable, hard-working, have a strong eye for detail, and am able to accomplish projects in a timely manner. I hope that my professional experience and skills can help your business accomplish it's goals.

$15.00 /hr
8 hours

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

Kathleen F.

Kathleen F.

Italian-English Translator

Italy - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

Native American, dual citizen bilingual translator. Experience translating technical manuals, artistic profiles, hunting, civil records, menus, business correspondence as well as training manuals for teachers for visually impaired. My claim to fame was correcting a letter written from a famous Italian singer to an ex American president.

84% Job Success
$29.00 /hr
55 hours

Elizabeth C.

Elizabeth C.


Philippines - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

CAREER SUMMARY * A total of 16.5 years of professional experience in food production & services. Twelve (12) years in operations, 1 year in Training Department and 3.5 years in Human Resources Employee Relations * Handled several positions ranging from management, sales, marketing, training, human relations, and logistics. Gained an expertise in time management, training systems, creating training guidelines & procedure for operation, orientation, employee relations, procurement, documentation, scheduling, financial analysis, budgeting, planning, sales building activities, cash handling, inventory and statistical management * Key accomplishments are primarily on process improvements towards increasing efficiency. With proven skills in managing people and enabling teams to meet its Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) * Able to provide Total Customer and Partner Satisfaction or exceeds their expectation of quality, service, cleanliness and value * Knowledgeable in the use of computer applications in MS Office. Practices situational leadership, is noted as a problem solver manager and driven to deliver excellent results

$22.22 /hr
0 hours

Allison Kloster

Allison Kloster

Social Media Maven - Outgoing & Experienced

United States - Portfolio: 1

*Why I'm the Right Person for the Job: Outgoing, energetic, experienced and ready to get the job done! I don't like to leave a project unfinished and I genuinely love to help others. I have a strong background in administrative tasks as well as graphic design, research, copy-editing and more. I am a full-time social media consultant from the beautiful "Rose City" - Portland, OR. --->Find out more about me at: *When I'm working I always make sure to... Communicate. Open communication is key and I am available by email (which goes right to my phone & iPad), or, phone conference by request. *When I'm not working... I am very creative and enjoy all types of crafting and cooking. I also enjoy time with my family and friends and exploring the beautiful Pacific NW.

63% Job Success
$33.00 /hr
65 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

Kristin Jordan

Kristin Jordan

Writer with Social Media and Digital Marketing Experience

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

With a degree in Literary Arts from Brown University and over 5 years experience in freelance writing, blogging, marketing, and public relations, I have all the skill sets needed for your job. I am also a competent and efficient worker (I can get a lot done in an hour) and I am proficient in English, well versed on various social media platforms, and organized. I have the ability to multitask effectively and meet tight deadlines. I also strive to provide high quality content and great assistance. At the moment, I do a variety of projects with different clients on an ongoing basis and I am seeking more of the same, ideally 15-20 hours a week of consistent work.

75% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
194 hours

Beverly Flores

Beverly Flores

Computer Skills, Data Entry, Copywriter, Web-Researcher

Philippines - Tests: 7

I am ready to work as Freelancer and I will feel proud to be a part of your team . I am a highly skilled web researcher, copywriter and data entry specialist. I am very optimistic when it comes to work, professional, hard worker, and flexible. I want to be effective and efficient in my job and I am keen to details. If you are looking for quality work related to the above services then no doubt you are in the right place. If hired by you I will deliver my work to the highest quality.

75% Job Success
$4.00 /hr
35 hours