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  1. Silvia Piovesan

    Silvia Piovesan

    Project Coordinator, excellent writing/translating/editing skills

    Spain - Tests: 4

    Italian graduate (International Economics) with a passion for writing, translating, editing and copy-writing. Translation and proofreading experience (IT and EN) in corporate environments, worked abroad for 3+ years. Ranked first in English to Italian translation skills test. Trying to start as a freelancer in translation (EN-IT / ES-IT) and creative writing (IT), I would prefer short projects to win your confidence and possibly start a profitable cooperation.

    $10.44 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Christopher Jones

    Christopher Jones

    IT Management Consultant / Sr. Project Manager

    United States

    Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) offering 20 years of professional management & administrative experience with over 18 years specifically in the Information Technology industry; experience managing large-scale communication, marketing and associated public relation efforts in the digital advertising and marketing industry. • Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations • Business Process Re-engineering • Change Management • Communications • Information Technology & Strategy • Program & Project Management • Requirements Management • Organizational Development • Research & Analysis • Training & Education

    $60.00 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Glenn D.

    Glenn D.

    Data Entry Specialist, PDF to Excel/Word, Google Spreadsheet

    Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    I have an experienced in data entry and document analysis for ten years in my previous job. To meet my client's needs, not just satisfy their requirements. I strive to understand my client's real needs to ensure that i provide solutions that work. I bring an intense and eager passion to my work each day. I'm responsive, respectful, efficient, and timely.

    $3.00 /hr
    18 hours
  4. Michael Tenebro

    Michael Tenebro

    "TOP RATED" Full-Time Data Expert

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 9

    A reliable, talented and hard working Data Entry Specialist with an ability to methodically and accurately input, manage and manipulate large volumes of data. Able to implement new effective data inputting ideas and techniques as well as understanding that data is only valuable if it is accurate and up to date. KEY SKILLS and Knowledge of: Lead generation Data entry skills Web Research Data Scraping Google Documents Data Management Data Mining Processing data Data Analysis Email Handling Spreadsheets

    $5.56 /hr
    6,259 hours
  5. Andrea M.

    Andrea M.

    General Manager

    United States - Tests: 5

    My intent is to subsidize my income by finding a part time job that will allow me the flexibility I need, yet allows me to put my skills and talents to work for you! I have been a secretary for many years. I handle all aspects of bookkeeping from A/P, A/R, Payroll, Income Statements, Bank Reconciliation, Invoicing, Ordering and anything else you can possibly think of. I have great internet and computer skills including Word, Excel and Publisher. I am not afraid to work hard and love a challenge. I am also a stickler for details. I have a wide variety of knowledge in many areas including real estate, administration, banking, business management and accounting. For the last two years I have been doing transcription work part time. I love doing this, and can handle anything from focus groups to podcasts to individual interviews. My work is meticulous with a 98% accuracy rate. I would appreciate you giving me a chance! I would not let you down.

    $8.89 /hr
    26 hours
  6. Vinissa A.

    Vinissa A.

    Technical Encoder/Data Entry/Virtual Assistant/Web Searcher

    Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    To secure any position that commensurate to my qualification and obtain a challenging duty and opportunity to increase responsibility with a career path of advancement and to enhance and share my knowledge and to help the company in meeting their mission and objectives

    $5.56 /hr
    3,173 hours
  7. Anowar Hossin

    Anowar Hossin

    Website Debeloper, Wordpress Expert, Thesis Themes, Cralglist Posting

    Bangladesh - Portfolio: 1

    I"m new user on Odesk but I have good skill. I work on Many Website Desigan with By Client Ordar , I also Know; Themes Customize Website Design Base on Wordpress HTML CSS Craiglist Linkwheel Building You Can see my Portfollio Hope so you woll hire me for this position for better results, I able per week 30-35 hour, lookin forward to work with you.

    $3.00 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Venusto M.

    Venusto M.

    have experience in Data Entry, Editing, Google Search


    I am a 3rd year college students but for now i stop to my study just because of my financial problems. I take any opportunity in having a good job here in an online job, so that I can sustain my financial needs. I have enough knowledge in using a computer and I'm still continuing in learning a lot of it. I have a long experienced in directory listing and I have more knowledge in many website and I am enjoying exploring more site and eager to know more better while working. It's my pleasure to work in your team.

    $3.33 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Hannelore Gallardo

    Hannelore Gallardo

    Transcriptionist / Data-entry / Telephone Handling / Clerical Works

    Philippines - Tests: 2

    I was an administrative office secretary for 3 years so I can handle any office-related works. Recently, I had finished my vocational course in Medical Transcription and passed the assessment examination. I can also handle English conversation of speakers of other language as I am an English tutor for Japanese and Koreans. I also have the skills in MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. I can also do photo edits and lay-outs in Adobe Photoshop. I am a newbie in this job but I am very determine and willing to give my 101% effort and give the best results to whatever projects that will be given to me.

    $3.00 /hr
    0 hours