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  1. Willie J.

    Strategic Management, Marketing, Business Plans

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Portfolio: 19

    Experienced entrepreneur with over 25 years of leading organizations from the executive and C-suite perspective. I have built two successful businesses which that I sold for a profit. I also have a MBA in Strategic Management. I bring a wealth of knowledge from building two companies, leading large organizations, and from being formally trained in strategic management and marketing.

    $50.00 /hr
    184 hours
    4.94
  2. Elizabeth Lytle

    Elizabeth Lytle Agency Contractor

    Business Managing Professional (Administrative)

    United States - Last active: 12 hours 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
    1,706 hours
    4.74
  3. Irene DeLaGarza

    Irene DeLaGarza

    Technical Writer | Operations Manager

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    Experienced manager with a Master's Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering. Expert in documenting process manuals, business processes, standard operating procedures and user guides. * Procedure and Instruction Manual Documentation * Use Case Documentation * Editing, Formatting and Designing Guidebooks, User Manuals, and eBooks * Operations and Team Management * Chargeback and Dispute Management * Business Support Management * Kaizen, 5S, Process Improvements, Cost Savings * Call Center Management * Project Management * Customer Service * Office Administration * Regression Testing I excel at creating clear, detailed, and concise documentation including user manuals, training manuals, system manuals, use case documentations, guidebooks, and company policy manuals in various industries. I work diligently to provide excellence in my professional endeavors and have gained reputation for my attention-to-detail skill, integrity, and results-driven work ethic.

    $33.33 /hr
    3,303 hours
    4.95
  4. Irish ruby P.

    Irish ruby P.

    Snippet Writer

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

    I am a work oriented and team player. My four years of experience came from being an office staff at different local companies. My tasks commonly circulates on data entry, bookkeeping and accounting. I am experienced in various microsft office applications and in browsing the internet. I was a working student and yet I remained at the top of the class. I am also a good public speaker and academic writer. I am currently seeking a career that is home based and where I could apply my skills, learn and at the same time earn.

    $4.11 /hr
    2,108 hours
    5.00
  5. jennifer martelino

    jennifer martelino

    CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERT/VIRTUAL ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST

    Philippines - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

    I have strong 8 years experience in the field of Customer Service, 10 years experience as Executive Assistant, six (6) years in Banking and Finance particularly in the field of signature verification and bank document evaluation and assessment, and twelve (12) years administrative work experience, and six-year experience as a College Teacher. Solid experience in Odesk as contractor with the same employer for more than 4years now, as Operations Support Specialist with administrative and customer service. Help positions in the past as Operations Analyst, Sales Training Leader, and Customer Service Team Leader. With a BS degree in Commerce Major in Business Administration and 24 units in MBA, and with the diverse work experience and training I have gained, I have a full understanding of the importance of dedication and discipline in doing one's work successfully. Fields of specialization: Banking and Finance; Executive Assistance and Administrative; Teaching/Training; Technical Writing, Reports and Presentation Preparation; Basic Accounting; and Customer Service.

    $7.78 /hr
    16,139 hours
    4.82
  6. Ethan Foore

    Ethan Foore

    Editor, Copywriter

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    Basic copyediting: $15 to $25 per hour Pace: 5 to 9 pages per hour Heavy copyediting: $20 to $30 per hour Pace: 2 to 5 pages per hour Substantive/line editing: $25 to $45 per hour Pace: 1 to 6 pages per hour Developmental editing: $35 to $60 per hour Pace: 2 to 5 pages per hour

    $29.99 /hr
    350 hours
    4.68
  7. Lydia N.

    Lydia N.

    Freelance writer

    Kenya - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a trained article writer and a published author with : 1) Oxford University Press, East Africa Ltd. and 2) Pleasant Words an imprint of Wine Press Publishers . I also hold a Bachelor in Business Administration : Management option and a Post Graduate diploma in Project Management. My career goal is to achieve excellence in whatever I do : quality and client satisfaction being core.

    $4.44 /hr
    1,088 hours
    5.00
  8. Nomcebo Gumede

    Nomcebo Gumede

    Virtual Assistant/Content Writer

    South Africa - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a Virtual/Personal Assistant and Content Writer with 4 years experience outside oDesk, I have key competencies in Office Administration, Project Management, Editing, Writing and Internet Research. My skills in Communication, particularly the English language – both verbal and written – are excellent. My work experience on oDesk is working on Voice Overs, Transcriptions, Office Administration and Writing Kindle Book Reviews.

    $7.00 /hr
    94 hours
    5.00
  9. Onyeka O.

    Onyeka O.

    Virtual assistant with expert email/customer service & admin skills

    Nigeria - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a current MBA student at Walden University with over three years experience in providing administrative services. I am proficient in the use of MS word, excel and power point, i have excellent written, oral and presentation skills, excellent organization skill, project management and time management skills. I also have good bookkeeping skills, speak, read and write fluent English.I am a hard worker and always put the needs of my clients first ensuring that all assigned tasks are delivered within stated timelines.

    $5.33 /hr
    161 hours
    5.00
  10. Vidya B.

    Vidya B.

    Fast and Reliable Data entry and Web resrcher/Translation

    India - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 9

    I am full time O desk worker and I strive for perpetual & healthy professional relationships and give utmost importance to the Quality, Ethics & Smart Work.I am here to get established as a trusted professional.I will run those extra-miles to meet your genuine demands.I was clerk and Social worker in NGO.I have an expertise in data entry,Web Research,Microsoft Office,Word,Excel,PowerPoint,Typing.My Typing speed is 90 wpm. I am good in Hindi to English and English to Hindi translation, Marathi Translation, Data Harvesting, Data entry & Data processing, Graphs & Indexing,Web Research, Summaries & Databases,Internet Marketing, E-mail response handling, documentation & filing, Auditing.If situation arise; I can work round the clock in long stretches of hours to meet the deadline / target. In addition to this I have an +5 years experience in admin and data entry. working with few responsibility like internet research, Microsoft excel, Word,power point, handling staff etc.

    $3.00 /hr
    1,463 hours
    5.00