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  1. 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.

    $6.00 /hr
    535 hours
    4.88
  2. Tiffany M Harris

    Tiffany M Harris

    Talent and Training Professional

    United States - Portfolio: 1

    Highly accomplished Training professional with extensive industry and consulting experience. Excels at Human Resource and Training activities such as interviewing, reviewing and critiquing resumes, and identifying top talent; creating and delivering training materials to include: training presentations, User Guides, Facilitator Guides, and Job Aids using Word, PowerPoint, Prezi, and Captivate.

    $60.00 /hr
    67 hours
    4.03
  3. Keti Mihaylova

    Keti Mihaylova

    Concept Lovin Criminal

    Bulgaria - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Hello, everyone! My name is Keti, born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria. I am a Law graduate and a Proficiency Diploma owner in English. I finished high school with Literature and History profile. I am a Social Media monkey and Marketing savvy.  My professional background has included working for a big customer service company, an advertising agency and a government enterprise. I am looking towards expending my horizons in Writing, Copywriting, Digital, SEO, Commerce and Advertising. The very detailed story of my past academic and work adventures, you can see here: http://kitketty.com/ http://kitketty.com/resume/ https://bg.linkedin.com/in/kitketty In short: I am able to take the perspective of and empathize with others. Establishing and maintaining relationships, respect for others. I have absolutely positive and optimistic approach to activities, people & events; Able to control my emotions, I'm disposed to lifelong learning and I hope my competences to grow with my work. I am a fashion-lover and a sneaker-head, I am obsessed with art and design. Hopefully, together we can reach great results! So don't be a stranger and call for action! Warm regards, Keti

    $9.00 /hr
    88 hours
    5.00
  4. 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.

    $4.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.85
  5. Joan M.

    Joan M.

    Email Support & Research Specialist | Proofreader | SEO Writer

    Philippines - Tests: 7

    Skills and Competencies • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills • Speaks/writes effectively to a variety of audience • Trained in effective multi-tasking • Extensively trained in campus journalism by serving as an editor-in-chief in a university paper • Well experienced in providing high-quality proofreading and copyediting services • Highly skilled in using Microsoft programs such as MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel • Highly skilled in using Google Drive and Documents • Well experienced in efficiently managing WordPress accounts (adding and formatting web contents; i.e., images and texts) • Adept at efficient data entry and web research skills • Well experienced in working closely with IT specialists for system enhancement projects • Highly proficient in creating and analyzing employee performance management reports and implementing internal promotions processing (HR) • Perceives limitations and weaknesses as learning opportunities

    $7.78 /hr
    1,236 hours
    4.52
  6. Md Waliullah

    Md Waliullah

    Fast Data Entry, Web Research, V. A, Graphic Designer

    Bangladesh - Tests: 10

    Hi, I am Wali from Bangladesh who is determined, hardworking, ambitious and results-driven. Also very much conscious about responsibility. With over 5 years of combined work experience in All type of Data Entry (Online, Offline), Web Researching, Administrative Support/Virtual assistant, Directory submission, sales and marketing, and public and media relations, I know that I am able to provide your company with excellent professional service. Why you should hire me: 1. I will always try to keep me updated about the progresses of your work. 2. I will surely stay in touch via Skype and e-mail always. (I am using e-mail & Skype via my smart-phone). 3. I am promised to provide 100% qualified output. 4. I will try to support you in any need. Again I am determined to provide you a qualified output. I am Looking forward to working with you.

    $3.33 /hr
    4,415 hours
    5.00
  7. Roanna jane P.

    Roanna jane P.

    Full-time Data Entry Professional, VA, Web Researcher, Transcriber

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

    Eager to enhance my knowledge in Microsoft Office application and have a valuable experience in any field of work. Teachable and able to learn and acquire new skills. Can understand and with good communication skills in English, Tagalog, Cebuano. Can work for long terms or even stable job. Can work 12/7 days a week. Open-minded and willing to help. Always, Start my day of work with a CHEERFUL heart and gain a very good result.

    $11.11 /hr
    7,495 hours
    4.40
  8. Tracie Walker

    Tracie Walker Agency Contractor

    ms

    United Kingdom - 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
    4.59
  9. Elizabeth Lytle

    Elizabeth Lytle Agency Contractor

    Business Managing Professional (Administrative)

    United States - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 17

    11 years of experience as a professional transcriptionist (7 of those years spent working as a freelancer), editor, researcher and paid academic/technical article writer. Seeking ongoing hourly work as a copywriter/editor or administrative or project manager. Typing speed of 120 WPM with a 99.9 % accuracy. For Project Management: Experienced in managing a team of 250+ writers and 15-20 transcriptionists. I also have professional experience within the construction industry (owner and managing partner of American Global Renovations between 2006 and 2010 - commercial and residential construction). I'm extremely organized, driven and efficient. Previous job duties included general HR (recruiting, hiring, training and managing), general accounting duties (payroll, accounts receivable and payable, taxes and so on), marketing (including online marketing and promotion), online presence management (designed and built company websites, wrote and edited content and managed updates), social networking (established following on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and with company blogs and articles), document creation and preparation (contracts, bid proposals, invoices, brochures, newsletters, magazine covers, design and compilation, business card design, logo design and branding and so on), and general customer service (via phone, chat, email and in-person). For Transcription: Published author and business owner looking for new personal opportunities (with smaller jobs) and larger jobs to include my transcription team. Experienced in all types of transcription with a focus on focus groups and research interviews. Seeking transcription jobs of any size (experience with managing and completing large jobs of 50 + audio hours). For Writing & Editing: Seeking virtual assistant jobs, writing jobs and editing positions. Experienced in technical writing, article writing, blogging, newsletters, resume writing, letters and inquires, writing queries, academic writing, data entry, research, website design, copywriting, fiction, poetry, children's literature I'm also helped several candidates successfully land employment by writing professional resumes/CVs, assisting with the online job search, producing general and position-specific cover letters, completing online applications and contacting employers online, offering job interview coaching and tips and offering basic training, such as MS Word/Excel, Internet Explorer and so on. I occasionally do voice over work (generally related to business). I'm experienced in writing successful manuscript query letters (my query letters get a good response), professional business letters, legal letters and so on. Background and Experience: Business management, almost all aspects of administrative work, all aspects of the construction business (focusing on hard surface installation, drywall, paint, bidding, bid proposals, human resources and more), sales, travel (international), skincare, health management (focusing on alternative health and weight loss). I've also done extensive research in natural/alternative treatments, focusing on pain management and quitting smoking. I've successfully developed an all-natural quit smoking plan and I've developed several alternative/natural pain management methods (pain oils, creams, mouthwash, etc). My research has been of interest to medical communities in three countries and is ongoing. Currently studying psychology at Argosy University. I have a background with criminal justice administrative work and also do some photography on the side. I have valuable business contacts throughout the world, which can often assist in the timely completion of large projects (professional photographers, authors, editors, printers, website designers, commercial construction contacts, models, makeup artists, freelance writers and so on). I can assist in business setup/management by taking a look at what your immediate and long-term goals are and creating a solid business plan to help you set things in motion. I'm also available to manage this aspect of your business. I'm experienced with creating business plans, marketing plans and can also help with grant proposals and other financial proposals. I've helped several ODesk contractors put together an award-winning profile, write cover letters designed to get a positive response and help with compiling a professional portfolio. I do a lot of different things and my experience comes from not only my own experience owning and managing two successful businesses (and working successfully as a professional writer/editor), but from helping other business owners and freelancers (businesses of all sizes) put together or reorganize a business.

    Associated with: Blue Digital Solutions Agency

    $38.89 /hr
    1,835 hours
    4.71
  10. Krislyn emely G.

    Krislyn emely G. Agency Contractor

    Linkedin Sorcerer | Lead Gen | SMM | VA | Proj Mgr

    Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 24

    As a Social Media Specialist for the past 4 years, I have had the opportunity to plan initiatives to target new clients that led the company to create a bigger exposure in the industry. I have shared new marketing strategies to be collaborated with the company’s existing clients that led me to improve my knowledge regarding the continuous and fast-paced change of the business industry. I am looking for an organization in which I can apply these skills and work together with like minded individuals to carry on this development and trend of success. Allow me to highlight my strengths: ● Innate entrepreneurial talent that allows me to easily connect with clients and eventually achieve my business objectives. ● Seek out for solutions where none seemed possible and discovering new opportunities for growth at the same time. ● Excels at targeting new possibilities for more business revenues. ● Increase and build LinkedIn Connections based on targeted keywords ● Create and Manage LinkedIn Company Page ● LinkedIn Research ● LinkedIn Lead Generation ● LinkedIn Connections Tagging ● LinkedIn Sending Messages ● LinkedIn Sending Invitations to your target niche ● LinkedIn B2B Sales & Marketing ● LinkedIn B2C Sales & Marketing ● LinkedIn Group Creation ● LinkedIn Group Management ● Increase LinkedIn Visibility ● Post Daily Updates on LinkedIn Home Page and LinkedIn Company Page ● Collecting Leads through LinkedIn ● Facebook Marketing ● Free Advertisements in Facebook ● Application Marketing ● Driving Unique Views and Website Traffic ● Pinterest Marketing ● Pinterest SEO ● Twitter Optimizations My other skills: ● Medical Research ● Medical Article Writing ● Recruitment (IT, Medical, BPO) ● Health Product Marketing ● Health Teaching ● Health Assistance (VS, Bedside Care, IV Infusions, Drug Administration) ● Hiring Freelance Contractors in different categories ● Project Management (Freelancing/Outsourcing) ● Virtual Assistance ● Appointment Setting ● Sales and Lead Generation

    Associated with: KEG Advertising Services

    $16.67 /hr
    8,968 hours
    4.52