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  1. Keith R.

    Keith R.

    Communications Strategist - Writer, Editor, Creative Wordsmith

    Spain - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 14

    Every company, organization, and individual has a motivation – a thought that comes into being, waiting for the moment to be expressed into actions and words. Often, thoughts linger on the verge of development due to the inability to partially or entirely transform them into literature; or the hesitation that doing so will deviate from the powerful essence of a thought that could ‘become’. Benefit from a communications strategist who will collaborate with you – from a writer, editor, and creative wordsmith perspective – to create original content as well as interpret your ideas, concepts, and literary works. Your existing communications will also be developed and enhanced to exceed your objectives and goals. We will work together to identify areas for improvement while outlining a strategy for change, and exploring innovative possibilities. Ours is a potential collaboration towards successfully creating, developing, and achieving your communication goals. I offer clarification through consultation and compose to establish literary flow. I am a wordsmith architect whose expertise is complemented by 20+ years of collaborating with companies from multiple sectors, corporate-level executives, entrepreneurs, and others. My sought-after consultation is also a reflection of my inherent ability to ‘engage’ by accessing the feeling of what you are trying to communicate. My collaborations have included: Entrepreneurs - establishing clear communication of their ideas Corporations - helping to develop written strategies Websites - in search of quality content Book authors - requiring a keen eye for creative and emotional infusion Book publishers - editing and proofreading for continuity Business startups - developing the foundation of their identity Marketing companies - for perspective to improving and expanding their message Translations companies - quality English writing across multiple industries The mom - seeking to express the depth of her sentimentality The student - fulfilling his/her written university requirements The executive - requiring beneficial insight and organization These collaborations, and more, are supported by an ongoing recognition of achievements and acknowledgements: "You get me." "You exceeded my expectations." "You knew exactly what I wanted to say." "You understood the objective from my perspective." "Your ability to evaluate, communicate, and deliver is extraordinary."

    $30.00 /hr
    2,985 hours
    4.99
  2. Izabel A.

    Izabel A.

    Project manager, Translation and Localization Consultant

    Brazil - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10

    Project Management and Localization professional Highly experienced in the globalization industry (localization and internationalization) managing multilingual localization projects (both on the client and vendor side). Extremely proficient at project management. Customer and deadline-oriented, hard-working and optimistic. -- www.izabelarruda.com

    Groups: oTranslators

    $33.33 /hr
    9,750 hours
    5.00
  3. Victoria Griesdoorn

    Victoria Griesdoorn

    Project Manager, Scientist, Translator, Editor -- English and Dutch

    Netherlands - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    Victoria is currently on a long-term 40 hrs/week oDesk contract in project management. If you have an equally challenging and rewarding contract, I'd be happy to hear from you. Your consideration is highly appreciated. --- Victoria is an experienced project manager and doctorate-level scientist in the biological sciences and forensic science (12+ years). She has 4+ years experience as a fiction editor and independent publisher. She has extensive experience preparing manuscripts, proofreading and editing both academic texts and works of fiction. Victoria is a Dutch native speaker and English near-native expert. She has lived in the U.S. and U.K. for 10+ years. Victoria also enjoys translation and transcription work; she placed 1st on the English To Dutch Translation Skills test and the Dutch To English Translation Skills test here on oDesk.

    $34.00 /hr
    2,896 hours
    5.00
  4. celine Francisco

    celine Francisco

    Nurse/writer,SEO writer/editor, marketer

    Philippines - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

    My aim in working here at Odesk is to further my web content writing skills and enrich my clients' websites with quality content. Fulfilling this desire would only be attainable through constant polishing of my craft, building long-lasting relationships, and basically loving the passion I have. I am a registered nurse by profession, freelance writer/editor, web content writing trainer, content marketer, consultant and project manager.

    $13.33 /hr
    1,209 hours
    4.75
  5. Mary Crawford

    Mary Crawford

    Mgmt-Team Lead-Customer Care-V.A.-Sales-Writer

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 4

    I have specialized in the sales,customer service field as a manager and sales manager, top sales performer and Team leader creating an exemplary team to monitor Quality Assurance for the three major call centers of a National company Responsibilities included: - Leading the growth and development of my company's Quality monitoring. -Procuring top talent and carefully selecting exceptional candidates for the formation of an exemplary team. - Overseeing preparation of uniquely quantitative and qualitative QA reports on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly agent specific reporting criteria. . - Edit and distribute to reporting and process critical feedback to all 3 call centers while discovering, managing, and resolving any discrepancies in information or processes. -Meeting on a weekly basis with the different teams for discussion of action items and training of customer care agents. -Preparation of itinerary and hosting weekly QA meetings with my team for a clear portrait of feedback across the globe and preparation of the teams weekly assignments. Accomplishments I am proud of include: -excellent managerial skills in office or performing online virtual assistant responsibilities! -High ranking percentile in communication and negotiation skills, phone, hospitality, email etiquette plus customer care. -Proficiency in business communications understanding that communication is the key to success! -I have received recognition for my careful attention to detail and ability to provide spot on feedback including meeting notes. - I am a publish writer, a foreign language and body language student. - I am tech savvy, a self starter and have an impeccable ability to work independently managing time well. - I pride myself with dedication and maintaining a great work ethic being completely trustworthy. -I am equally content following direction from one supervisor, as a team player, as a team leader or in a managerial setting. - I am very flexible with my hours and enjoy long term positions with an opportunity for advancement and working as many hours as possible. - I am an eager and quick study, always up for a new task contributing 100% effort ! References available I look forward to hearing from you,

    $15.56 /hr
    7,078 hours
    5.00
  6. Ashutosh Kasera

    Ashutosh Kasera

    Digital Branding Strategist | SEO | SMM | Copywriter | WordPress

    India - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 16

    I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. - Pablo Picasso I am a Technologist at Brain, Writer at Heart and Interpreneur by Choice. Creativity is one of the most powerful aspects behind the existence of the world and I am passionate to implement creativity in its best form. Today, businesses are changing with the changing face of Internet. Online Business, Brand Management, SEO, SMM are the new buzzwords re engineering today's dynamic business environment. Romancing with Words, Acumen for Technology, Passion for SEO, Thinking Out of the Box and developing killer Business Strategies send me goosebumps. I love the thrill experienced behind creating a beautiful World of Words. I help businesses in the domain of SEO Analysis, SEO Consultancy, SMM or Social Media Marketing, Copywriting, Brand Building, Reputation Management, online business strategies and online marketing strategies. If I do something, I do it the best else I simply don't do it. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My love and passion for creativity pushed me to this creative world of freelancing. It was a fine beautiful morning when I decided to make WordPress my playground to learn, experience, experiment and disseminate my technical knowledge soaked in the power of creative writing. I started with a single site WordPress installation for my blog. During this exciting journey, I unlearned, learned, relearned, researched, experimented and practiced many technical and behavioral aspects of single site WordPress development. It didn't took me long enough to take another decision to move on in my quest to discover some other unexplored knowledge territories. I delved deeper into WordPress and started playing with more complex configurations. Today, I am running a network of my personal websites developed on WordPress multisite (WPMU). Along side, I also developed my skills as an SEO consultant and SMM consultant in my effort to rank these sites higher on Google SERP. I also realized that optimizing WordPress sites for speed is also an important aspect behind improving site SEO. Today, all my sites are running at blazing fast lightning speed. Being gifted with a strong will of an Entrepreneur, brain of a technologist, heart of a writer and an acumen of businessman, I developed online marketing strategies for many startups. I also helped these businesses to develop a profitable revenue model based on the foundation of sustainable business growth. Online branding, online business strategies, online reputation management are some other domains attracting my interest. I have helped many people create their own success stories powered with my professional expertise. I utilize my multi-functional skill set to help online businesses achieve their short term as well as long term goals. I carry a rich experience of around 12 years as an Associate Professor (IT and Business Management), earned in a couple of esteemed Technical and Business Management Institutions. I know how to harness the power of IT for creating some exciting business opportunities and also to manage them efficiently. My professional background carries a mix of technical as well as managerial skill set. A long professional journey of around 15 years has helped me understand this world from a business perspective, although my human perspective is always over and above my business perspective. At the end of the day, I am a simple human being like you, who likes to live his life to the fullest. Please don't treat me as an Expert as there is so much more to learn. I have learned a little so far and intend to learn a lot more during my creative journey as a freelancer consultant. Learning is a continuous process and I am a firm believer of this statement. The day I will stop learning, I will be a dead man. Learning is like breathing to me, I can't survive without learning something new with every passing moment. Congratulations for reading my long profile all through the end. It means you don't suffer from short attention span. It would be a pleasure to talk to you. Please don't hesitate to get in touch. I am sure, we can mutually help each other. At least, I can learn something from you and may be, you can also learn something from me. Don't worry, I don't bite unless and until asked to do so. :)

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $40.00 /hr
    2,014 hours
    4.99
  7. Habib Mehdi

    Habib Mehdi

    Project Manager,DQA,Designer,VA,Admin

    Bangladesh - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 8

    A Meticulous, Proactive MBA Candidate. Your Personal and Business’s Mr. dependable Swiss army knife. Fluent in English. Core competencies include: * Project Management *VA *Data Entry-Analysis *Administration *Business Services. * Wordpress *Graphic Design *Web Develop *Asana *Trello *Google apps. * MS Office *Customer Services *Social Media *Professional Writing. * Multimedia *Tech Savvy *Client relations. I am looking forward to work related to Business Services, IT & Administrative sectors. I am also experienced in HTML, CSS, PHP, 3D Max and Adobe.

    $12.00 /hr
    3,987 hours
    4.99
  8. George C.

    George C.

    Technical Writer

    Kenya - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 7

    I have achieved phenomenal success on content writing over the past 4 yrs. I have been offering copyrighting & Proofreading services, SEO website content, eBook writing, sales letters, press releases, product descriptions, articles and blog writing. I have successfully worked on several content writing projects outsourced from mainly USA and Canada and other countries like S. Africa, China, UK, Israel, New Zealand etc & have produced excellent results delivered within time guidelines. Expertise gained and confident in as regards Content creation I am very skilled and confident writing on Travel, Education, Pets, Technical material, IT $ technology, Fashion, Internet Marketing, Health and personal development. Extensive online research and diligent effort and attention in maintaining quality has seen me thus far. Availability I am always present online checking my emails regularly and working. I respond immediately to emails and alerts at those times. I work from Monday through to Saturday and will be more than willing to engage with you. Thank you.

    $10.00 /hr
    3,278 hours
    4.82
  9. Chad Stetson

    Chad Stetson Agency Contractor

    Prolific Writer, Editor, Project Manager

    Canada - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 10

    I’m currently a writer for eBay US, eBay UK, and eBay AU. I’ve written for many notable clients on oDesk on a long-term basis including Travelocity, Trefis, and Worldstart, as well as numerous individual clients. My feedback scores speak for themselves, as does the amount of money I have earned on this platform alone. My skills include writing, editing, and project management. I’ve worked in a variety of environments both online and offline, and have proven myself as an intelligent and dependable worker and leader. I’m a well-educated, highly motivated individual who has put more than my fair share of blood and sweat into my work. I’ve held a variety of positions at various companies during my 10+ years in the professional world, including being an Owner, Communications Director, Project Manager, Editor, Copywriter, SEO Specialist, and Social Media Manager. If you’re looking to review my track record, I highly suggest reviewing my feedback comments and scores, or check out some of my portfolio pieces. A quick example of my published work can be found here: http://www.trefis.com/stock/wmt/articles/85156/wal-mart-looks-abroad-to-regain-momentum/2011-11-15 I am an intrinsically motivated autodidact, but my educational background also includes studies at a post-secondary level in the following fields, in chronological order: · Academic Writing · Physics · Mathematics · Theology · Religious Studies · Philosophy · Linguistics · Psychology I’ve completed certification in Academic Writing and Religious Studies, and have recently graduated with a major in Psychology. If I seem like a match for you, don't hesitate to send me a message or an invitation to interview. I'm always open to discussing new projects and I'm constantly looking for more work. Although I certainly accept one-time clients, I'm specifically searching for long-term business relationships. I am very reliable and proficient at adapting, making me the perfect choice for someone in need of a large amount of work. Additional samples, validation of claims, and references available upon request. Thank you for your kind consideration, Chad Stetson

    Associated with: YiDesigns Agency, Kinzer Projects, LLC Agency

    $30.00 /hr
    1,196 hours
    4.98
  10. T B.

    T B. Agency Contractor

    MBA, Award-Winning Top 1% Expert: PLAN | PROMOTE | PROFIT

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 13

    Recognized by oDesk CEO Gary Swart on August 5, 2013: ~> Ranked as Top 1% Expert Provider ➤ Top 1% Provider: 5-Star Client Feedback, Top 2% - 6% Test Scores, 2+ Decades, Proven Results ➤ *** Exclusive annual awards from Motorola. *** Client roster includes worldwide Brands, such as: ABN AMRO, American Red Cross, Canon, Fisher Investments, Genentech, Hyatt, KonicaMinolta, Marriott, Novartis, P & G, Pfizer, Siemens, Sears, Xerox. Having ❶ dealt with﹥1/3 of the Fortune 500, ➋ built a new Business Unit for a multinational & globally recognized operation, ➌ earned an MBA, and ➍ consulted in Business Development with companies of all types, sizes, and industries...this experience becomes your asset through: > Bottom-Line improvements, > effective Growth Initiatives, > formalized Business Plans, > Forecasts & Budgets, > maximizing Sales & Marketing efforts, > Operational streamlining, > replicable Systems & Processes, > assessing Legacy Practices, > managing Turn-Arounds, > identifying & securing Strategic Alliances. < BP samples available upon request. Full portfolio cannot be posted publicly. >

    Groups: BigCommerce

    Associated with: STRATEGY

    $175.00 /hr
    1,022 hours
    4.68