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  1. Mary Kaye Eisele

    Mary Kaye Eisele

    Technical Copywriter, Copy Editing, Content Writer and Business Writer

    United States - Last active: 16 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
  2. Avila Bernaldez

    Avila Bernaldez

    Data Entry | Web Researcher | Citation Builder | Admin. Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    My objective is to provide 100% accurate service to my client and give client full satisfaction. I am hard worker, honest and very dedicated to my job. I always respect the deadline. So my aim is to deliver a good job in less estimated time. I want to build my career here in oDesk. I'm always ready to do your job with great confidence. I always try my best to produce high quality work for my clients.I have a 2 years great experience in Citation Building/Local Citation/Google Places and keyword/web research. I have expertise in : 1.Creating Business Accounts and Sites like in Google+,Twitter,Facebook,Yelp, Insiderpages,Tupalo, etc. 2.Data Entry jobs using Excel Sheets 3.Review postings in different sites 4.Article Sharing/Submissions in Google+, Facebook and Twitter 5.Uploading files, photos and videos Youtube5 Facebook Twiiter 6.Converting files and documents. PDF to Word I can assure my eagerness to work with you, and my dedication to my work and to what project you will give me more. I am looking forward into having mutual benefits with my future clients. I am available to chat by Skype and would be happy to set up a convenient time to discuss the application you’re moving and some ideas about the safest way to get it into the cloud.

    $4.44 /hr
    1,574 hours
    5.00
  3. Marjorie W.

    Marjorie W.

    Virtual Assistant/Project Managment

    United States - Last active: 2 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
    3,772 hours
    4.92
  4. Beverly Flores

    Beverly Flores

    Computer Skills, Data Entry, Copywriter, Web-Researcher

    Philippines - Last active: 5 days ago - 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.

    $4.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.85
  5. Latasha J.

    Latasha J.

    Project Manager/Editor/Writer/Virtual Assistant

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I am eager to become your "go to" Assistant for any and all projects that you may need. No project is too small for me to handle. My specialty is just about anything you do not feel like doing such as, posting to WordPress, writing web content, data entry, responding to emails and these are just a few of my many services. I am also an experienced Project Manager, of which I have managed a team of 15. Those duties also included, creating payroll invoices, recruiting and screening new applicants, delegating projects, proofing and editing written projects and most importantly, making sure DEADLINES ARE MET! I take pride is making my client's work load lighter, so that they can focus on the meat of their business. I am very easy to work with and can complete work without any hand-holding. Just tell me what you need and I will take care of the rest! I welcome projects that include: MS Excel MS Word content writing blog writing Email Basecamp Project Manager Data Entry WordPress

    $22.22 /hr
    3,134 hours
    4.99
  6. Valentina Gatto

    Valentina Gatto

    editor/traslator/proofreader/data entry

    Italy - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a graduate in Modern Literature with the highest grades .I have more than a good command of English and Spanish and good knowledge of Microsoft Office package and the dynamics of the universe and the Web of Social Media. Experience in transcript of audio records. All my clients in the past were very satisfied with my work and hired me again and again...you can be sure that you will get high quality work. MY SERVICES - ENG>ITA & ITA>ENG translation: emails, articles, websites, subtitles, mobile apps, contracts, legal documents, songs... - Proofreading italian texts - Content Writing - Virtual Assistant - Data entry - Web research

    $14.44 /hr
    47 hours
    4.92
  7. Kristin Jordan

    Kristin Jordan

    Freelance Writing & Editing

    United States - Last active: 10 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
  8. Stephanie lyn D.

    Stephanie lyn D.

    INBOUND/OUTBOUND Telemarketer and Flexible Virtual Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 14 days ago - 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
    4.82
  9. Tomica B.

    Tomica B.

    Freelance Writer/Social Media Manager/Information Specialist

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

    I am a socialpreneur, social media management specialist and a freelance writer based in Garfield Heights, Ohio. My specialty is helping small business owners or independent contractors position themselves strategically using online social media. I assist them in developing time saving and cost effective strategies for online social media marketing. They have the benefit of learning how to better manage their social media so that it is done in less time and more cost effective. I also work with several authors assisting them in marketing their books online and handling their PR in relation to setting up interviews on TV and radio along with online social media management. I possess over fifteen years of professional experience providing information services which includes online/offline research, social media listing and financial bookkeeping. Freelance writing of business articles for companies such as AOL, Intuit and Chron. Provided services as a data specialist, business development support person and research analyst. I am certified in MOUS Excel, Access and Word. I consider myself a goal setter who is persistent; detail oriented, a project finisher, and skilled collaborator.

    Groups: MediaPiston Writers

    $16.67 /hr
    301 hours
    4.77
  10. Susan Sullivan

    Susan Sullivan

    Virtual Assistant

    United States - Last active: 19 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