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  1. Joseph D.

    Joseph D.

    Web Researcher/Expert Data Entry/Lead Generation/Craiglist Expert

    Philippines - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    To obtain a full time position that will utilize my persuasive abilities and outgoing personality for maximum success. I want to be part of the company that is related on my field of studies, because for me its fun, challenging and exciting. I learn faster when it comes to this field which is computer related job. Base on my experience, I really feel excitement on having new project or meeting new people on the job. That's why it inspires me working everyday. So I'm looking forward on working other projects specially on computer related job, and I will give my very best shot out of it.

    $4.50 /hr
    1,884 hours
    3.68
  2. Emily Jones

    Emily Jones

    Proofreader - Project Manager - Copy Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4

    Over the last 10+ years, I have written and edited countless articles and blog posts on a freelance basis and have been involved in ghostwriting, proofreading, and co-authoring ebooks, technical manuals, and team education materials. I have extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing a team and I am currently seeking new engagements that will allow me to use my editing and supervisory skills to bring both clients and projects to your organization. I am dedicated to my projects and my teams and it is my mission to exceed my clients' expectations.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,309 hours
    4.92
  3. Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

    Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

    Administrative Support/Customer Care/Data Analyst/WEB RESEARCHER/SEO

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6

    For the past 5 years I've been exposed with different types of work such as clerical, recruitment, managing production on a customer service side and forecasting or handling 800 people in terms of business needs.  My previous experiences had taught me a lot and could help out in all the projects that will be assigned. Currently I worked as a Keyword Researcher and help out our Internet Marketing Manager in analyzing keywords for the website

    $5.56 /hr
    2,940 hours
    4.87
  4. Emma Varela

    Emma Varela

    Psychologist, HR, Translator, Social Media

    United States - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 5

    Colombian deadline/detail oriented worker. Over the last 7 years I have used my knowledge, experience and skills by providing services in various fields such as: - Psychologist - Human Resources (Recruiting, interviewing,etc) - Copywriter ( Processes and Procedures Manual) - Translation (English/Spanish) - Social Media Marketing (Community Manager) - Customer Service https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmavarela

    $10.00 /hr
    1,374 hours
    4.63
  5. Emalyn Dejarisco

    Emalyn Dejarisco Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    To obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background, and ability to work well with people. To be able to find a job that would improve and develop my capabilities.

    Associated with: PhWebDV.com

    $3.00 /hr
    2,808 hours
    4.20
  6. Kharen Arpilleda

    Kharen Arpilleda

    Virtual Assitant /email response handling/ Data Entry/ Data Analysis

    Philippines - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 2

    I'm hard working, good listener, open-minded, fast learner and willing to work long hours and I'm willing to adjust my time to meet whatever time difference between me and my employer. I am a good communicator and I always plan ahead and make sure to keep my work fast, clear and organized. I have a strong networking skills and the ability to foster and build relationships, I am dedicated to succeed centered on building trusted relationships, strong work ethic, persistence, and a desire to reach my full potential but despite of this I am still very much willing to learn new ideas in different ways. Proficient with Microsoft documents (words,excel, powerpoint ) Internet marketing, Online media marketing, Sales, Virtual assistant, Administrative support, article writing, blogger. Advanced knowledge with calendar management, Google docs. An active user of different social media sites Facebook, Instagram, linkedIn, craighslist, mailchimp, dropbox etc.. I can be reach through wechat, viber, whatsapp, chaton and skype.

    $4.50 /hr
    669 hours
    0.00
  7. Tiffany M Harris

    Tiffany M Harris

    Talent and Training Professional

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - 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
  8. Ricielle Amour Zuleta

    Ricielle Amour Zuleta

    Exceptional lead generator, appointment setter, and researcher

    Philippines - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    Good Day! I used to work as an appointment setter for a home improvement and timeshare owning campaign. I've also worked as a data encoder for a manufacturing company for over three years. At that moment, I still believe I am an average girl, and I won't stand out. I don't have a very impressive background like those of other freelancers, all I have are DREAMS for my family. This motivates me to strive harder and become EXCEPTIONAL. I may not have the most impressive profile and proposal, but I know that what I'm saying right now is coming deep inside my heart and that every words written is sincere. I know this may take a little bit of your time but I would like to BOLDLY explain to you why I believe I should be given a chance. I will start with my educational background. I am a constant honor student from elementary until high school. However, I haven't been able to go to college because of the financial status of my family. I've worked in a manufacturing company for six years. The first three years was as a production operator but then my superior saw a potential from me and was recommended for a promotion as a data encoder. This is pretty tough because all my competitors have a college degree background, but I proved myself and got the job. I've worked as a data encoder for the last three years that I stayed in that company. My job is to put all the daily production output in an MS Excel spreadsheet. I also do data entry of the Names, Address, Contact numbers and skills of the production operators. At times, I help in doing the skill refreshment exams, I use MS Word for this job. However, I've got higher goals. I want to send all my siblings to college so I decided to find a higher paid job. That's when I got a chance to work as an appointment setter for a home improvement and timeshare campaign. The job is to convince individuals ( business / residential ) to attend a presentation. I do the email follow ups and confirmation. Send the driving directions as well as the confirmation code that they need to present upon arriving the showroom. They don't require a college degree because they pay on a minimum wage basis, but they give you a pretty good commission for every successful appointment that is measured on how many shows you can make in a month. This helped me to gain more earnings, because I can make a pretty good number of shows. Hence, I was awarded as one of the show maker in our company. This is in a form of cash incentive so I was very happy and contented with my job. Then, a crisis struck the company that affects their finances so they have to lay-off some agents and being one of the new members, I was included in the lay-off. I am quite old now to be employed here in our country. There are other companies that I still qualify for my age but won't qualify in my educational background. That was when a friend of mine told me about freelance job, particularly Elance. She helped me put up everything I need to get started. The computer, a 24/7 post-paid internet connection, and the basic tools I need for this job. Luckily, I've got a job. It's a fixed price job as an appointment setter. After finishing the job, the client hired me for her 2nd project, but then we have to cancel it for it requires a US number. I'm using a Google Voice at that time but right now I've already got a VoIP service and Virtual number as well. I also dream of having a team of 2-3 members perhaps, but right now my focus is to get a job as an individual so that I can make money to improve my performance and status as a freelancer. An Admin Support job or a Sales job both suites for me. It can be a data entry or a quick typing job that will require a 40-50 wpm. I can do cold calling, B2B or B2C. Email follow ups, or even Facebook Marketing. I've passed English skills test and got a pretty good result in Facebook Marketing skills. That is how I started as a freelancer on Elance. It was more than a year now and I already got vast experiences there. Lead generator, appointment setter, researcher, and other sales and administrative task. Now, I am trying my luck here on Upwork, I believe you are aware as I am, that this will soon be a single platform combining freelancer and clients from Elance and Upwork. So, I am hoping that I will be given the same chance as I did on Elance. I can assure you a quality service at a minimal cost. I am well motivated and I have self-discipline. I treat my clients as treasures so if you are going to hire me, I'll make it a point not to fail you. Thank you so much for taking time to read my story, and I am looking forward to work with you soon.

    $4.00 /hr
    5,986 hours
    4.81
  9. Javed Muhammad

    Javed Muhammad

    Bookkeeper, Accountant, Quickbooks Online Expert.

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    My core competency lies in a complete understanding coupled with a wide range of practical work in the accounting world. I am seeking opportunities to build up, maintain and bring on the right path the accounts of my fellow clients. I am very good in the following: Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables, Bank & Credit Card Reconciliations, General Ledger update and Adjustments. Also to include period closure, Trial Balance and Management a/cs. I am an expert with QuickBooks Online and advance skills with MS Excel,

    $10.00 /hr
    3,774 hours
    4.84
  10. Elizabeth Lytle

    Elizabeth Lytle Agency Contractor

    Business Managing Professional (Administrative)

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - 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
    1,716 hours
    4.74