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Ryan M.

Ryan M.

Customer Support Expert, QuickBooks Specialist, Java Programmer

Philippines - Tests: 3

After graduating in 2006, I have worked in the BPO industry providing technical support to hardware, networking, and accounting software clients in the United States. I have direct contact with customers of our clients helping them solve issues ranging from simple computer operation to complex accounting software resolution. I am available to work every 10 am - 7 pm PST.

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
8,593 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
53 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

Halona B.

Halona B.

Writer and Editor

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

Are you a frustrated internet entrepreneur who has has been burned a few times trying to hire writers who claimed they could bring you big money, yet your sales continue to be less than stellar? Do you know you have a product or service that can change people's lives for the better, yet not enough people know your product even exists? Are you tired of apologizing and crying to your partner as you watch your savings dwindle down to ZERO while others with HALF YOUR TALENT are laughing all the way to the bank? STOP THROWING MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN! Discover how my writing services can help you turn your SORRIES into SALES and your CRIES into CASH! No, seriously! What frustrated internet entrepreneurs don't understand is that WRITING FOR SALES is a skill that needs to be learned and practiced. You need to be more than just an English speaker with a degree in English to sell your products and services online. What you need is someone who understands internet marketing, and a writer who gets the whole sales formula for success. WHO AM I? I am a writer and an editor who works with authors, speakers, coaches, and experts of all kinds who are ready to SELL and make an IMPACT. WHAT DO I DO? WRITING: I write sales pages, email sequences, blog posts, perform SEO research, etc. BOOK EDITING: I also support nonfiction writers who need their books edited. My specialties are medical, health, wellness, and spiritual topics. If you're tired of doodling around and bumping into duds who promise the world, but deliver on very little -- let's talk about how I can use my writing talent to get the sales you are so ready to receive.

$55.56 /hr
0 hours

Kandis Knight

Kandis Knight

Publicist, Social Media Expert, Published Journalist, Business Analyst

United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

Greetings, my name is Kandis Knight ( ), it will be a pleasure to assist with your business needs. In today's competitive market, an experienced social media strategist is what you need, one who is also a master publicist and clearly understands the delicate balance of proper "word choice" and brand reputation. Over the last 15 years, I have developed a wide range of internet marketing techniques based on my experience in journalism, entertainment, guerilla marketing, public relations and social media. My specially designed techniques are used in many layers to help publicize my clients, both small businesses and large corporations. I have worked hard to maintain a Klout score of 60 and an International email database of over 800,000 featuring direct contact to some of the best leaders in business, community, entertainment, sports and real estate. In, addition, I have a social media following of over 20K (Twitter 10,000, Facebook 7,000, LinkedIn 1,000, Myspace 6,000, Instagram 7,000). My core competency lies in helping companies develop their internet profiles and "personas", and teaching companies how to harness the power of the internet. I also serve as a resource to my networks, providing my social media channels with information about my clients and information that can help them in their daily lives. My techniques always positively affect "bottom-lines" due to the aggressive tactics I have learned from years of experience and the extent of the creativity I use to employ my campaigns. I operate a full service social media command center in my home, complete with all necessary office tools and resources to best benefit your campaign, including high speed internet, and Apple products and all necessary printing and monitoring devices. I also have experience in the following areas: Blogging WordPress TypePad Twitter (and many Twitter Management Applications) Live Writer Podcasting Audacity FeedBlitz Bloglines LinkedIn Facebook MySpace Flickr Twitter Ning Pinterest HTML / HTML editors YouTube Digg StumbleUpon Technorati reddit Google and related tools (Analytics, etc.) Camtasia/Screenflow/Keynote/Powerpoint PitchEngine Sprout Social Twellow Microsoft mastery in all packages (Office, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)

$12.22 /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.

60% 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

Susan Sullivan

Susan Sullivan

Virtual Assistant

United States - 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.

90% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
146 hours