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Alex Faure

Alex Faure

IT Guru, professional creative / technical writer

South Africa - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 17

When looking for a professional writer, choose one with experience! Look no further. Hiring me means hiring a creative professional with years of experience and a consistent reputation for delivering superior results at all times and on deadline. Do not waste time with poor quality, requiring constant rewrites and inferior content. I have an honours degree in English (Theory of Literature), a passion for language and have excelled in the field of script writing and communications with South Africa’s leading TV magazine Top Billing. With more than 35 years of professional writing experience I am used to meeting deadlines, exceeding expectations and delivering according to client needs. I deliver excellence - from technical reports, public relations articles, journalism, script writing, creative writing, company reports, internet blogs and web content – you will immediately know the difference when you deal with a professional. Use me once, for the start of a long relationship.

$25.00 /hr
0 hours

Joseph Gaskill

Joseph Gaskill

Ghostwriter and proofreader

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

I'm pleased to offer my ghostwriting services to anyone. I have 7 years experience writing creative fiction. I also offer CV/ resume translations from Portuguese to English or from French to English.

$12.00 /hr
2 hours

Siegfried Oliver Dumuk

Data Encoder


highly motivated individual with experience in data entry that possess exceptional typing speed with great accuracy and ability to read and scrutinize documents effectively. Willing to work in shifting schedule to meet the deadlines. Related Work Experience: God's Grace Pre-school Data encoder, 2008 to present - Database and Information management of students' profile - Makes use of MS Office applications in presenting school reports Skills: - Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Office) - Good in oral and written communication skills - Can work under minimal supervision - Detail-oriented

$3.00 /hr
159 hours

Kasey M.

Kasey M.

A creative self-starter ready to help you in huge ways.

United States

—Outgoing, Responsive, Excellent, & Efficient— Scope of skills: Researching, Writing, (both academic and formal/informal), social media management and scheduling, copywriting, content development, blogging, Wordpress, some HTML, customer service, email marketing, grant writing/research, non-profit management, academic assistance, ESL services, administrative/executive assistance. I have a background in entrepreneurship, cross-cultural mental health care practices, and non-profit executive support. I'm always looking for opportunities to collaborate with progressive and innovative organizations. My Bachelor's is in English Literature and Language and Refugee Studies. My undergraduate thesis examined community and art-based mental health services for refugee communities during and after U.S. resettlement. Previous to completing my degree, I founded a small dessert catering company in central Indiana and spent time as an international ESL teacher. In the future, I would love to have opportunities to engage with human rights organizations associated with refugee-related efforts regarding legal consultation, resettlement, trauma-care, business development, or mental health services. I currently freelance with a variety of organizations and offer private academic tutoring support to students.

$42.44 /hr
4 hours

Brooke Thurman

Brooke Thurman

Trained Writer with Graphic Design Experience

United States - Tests: 3

Brooke has strong planning and organizational skills with a proven track record as a leader among her peers in employment, academic and extracurricular activities. She is valued as a team builder, and a go-to person to accomplish tasks effectively and efficiently. She has extensive knowledge of the Adobe Programs, Microsoft Office, social media and online & digital marketing. She has a degree in journalism and excels in writing and copy editing. She also is proficient in print and graphic design.

$11.11 /hr
0 hours

Matthew B.

Matthew B.

Writer and Audio Engineer

United States - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 1

I am currently a third-year college student in a Bachelor's of Philosophy program at APU. I possess strong research and writing skills as well as excellent peer-review skills. I am also a student member of the American Philosophical Association and am knowledgeable in a wide variety of subjects including technology, psychology, politics, and media. Aside from my writing skills, I have also operated a music and audio studio out of my own home for the past several years. -Strong Organizational Skills -Wide Range of Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Diagramming, Database) -Research and Analysis -Customer Service -Audio and Media Production

$9.00 /hr
0 hours

Zerah Katrina Solano

Zerah Katrina Solano

Experienced ESL Teacher and Amateur Blogger and Artist/Photographer

Philippines - Tests: 3

An ESL teacher with 5+year experience teaching Koreans, Taiwanese and Japanese of all ages. Passionate in imparting knowledge to others through teaching the English language. She also has an experience in the BPO industry particularly in customer service and technical support for American and Australian clients. In addition, she worked for a UAE based finance company as a personal finance officer which allowed her to deal with clients of different nationalities. On top of that, she has an eye for art and photography. She is passionate, dedicated, and determined.

$5.00 /hr
0 hours

Anne celine E.

Anne celine E.

Financial Specialist, Virtual Assistant, Social Media Marketer

Philippines - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

A self-motivated, well-driven, goal-oriented, team-player, I am a professional in search of a full-time position where I can continuously learn and grow as I contribute and help the company achieve its goal. I am a Marketing Management graduate with an almost 4-yr experience in a leading financial institution in the Philippines where I was a front-liner displaying and practicing exemplary customer service, handle cash and do basic accounting jobs, debit-credit, payroll processing, account opening/closing, accounts generation, cross-selling, telemarketing (outbound calls), lead generation, prospecting, along with some data entries, data processing, data mining or scraping,file organization, and other clerical tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor. I managed to use Mosaic v2.0, MS Excel, and MS Word during my stay there. I worked in an international financial company (categorized in our country as a BPO), where I was assigned to a special team handling customer queries and resolutions with regards to unclaimed assets - be it cash, stocks, bonds, or physical properties - which often involves accounting/bookkeeping tasks, as well as handling email responses and giving excellent customer service. Being an Operations Representative under the Balance (Escheatment) team, I was able to put my Excel skills to use again, and was able to learn more functions. We dealt with the State offices in the United States from whom we communicate to verify if a property is qualified to being escheated, as well as to customer service agents, who apparently deals with the customers of assets being escheated. MS Excel was still the most used MS tool even after I was transferred to the Cost Basis Team. Tax statuses and verification is one new task I learned. Citrix has been used office-wide, as well as MS Outlook for our emails. We were also trained to work with corporate actions, and other related tasks as assigned by our team manager. I was also appointed to do some administrative, secretarial tasks by our former manager until the new one took over. I am currently an entrepreneur and I do have my own online business besides being a freelancer. I am into coloring, some sketching, drawing, sewing and other handmade crafts right now. Google Docs and Social Media are some of the tools I use. I enjoy online purchases as much as I enjoy online selling and other transactions such as supplies and supplier sourcing, buyer prospecting, and the like. I have basic knowledge in photo editing as well. I use Photo Grid most of the time since I am mostly on mobile mode, always on-the-go. I am quite knowledgeable of Photoshop, too! In case you would require me to use it, it won't be that much of a hassle learning it since I am familiar with the basics. I am a fast learner and willing to be trained. I can work with minimal to no supervision, can lead and handle a team and projects. I know that I can really help you with the things you need to get done.

$4.00 /hr
0 hours

Kandis Knight

Kandis Knight

Publicist, Social Media Expert, Published Journalist, Business Analyst

United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

Greetings, my name is Kandis Knight ( ), it will be a pleasure to assist with your business needs. In today's competitive market, an experienced social media strategist is what you need, one who is also a master publicist and clearly understands the delicate balance of proper "word choice" and brand reputation. Over the last 15 years, I have developed a wide range of internet marketing techniques based on my experience in journalism, entertainment, guerilla marketing, public relations and social media. My specially designed techniques are used in many layers to help publicize my clients, both small businesses and large corporations. I have worked hard to maintain a Klout score of 60 and an International email database of over 800,000 featuring direct contact to some of the best leaders in business, community, entertainment, sports and real estate. In, addition, I have a social media following of over 20K (Twitter 10,000, Facebook 7,000, LinkedIn 1,000, Myspace 6,000, Instagram 7,000). My core competency lies in helping companies develop their internet profiles and "personas", and teaching companies how to harness the power of the internet. I also serve as a resource to my networks, providing my social media channels with information about my clients and information that can help them in their daily lives. My techniques always positively affect "bottom-lines" due to the aggressive tactics I have learned from years of experience and the extent of the creativity I use to employ my campaigns. I operate a full service social media command center in my home, complete with all necessary office tools and resources to best benefit your campaign, including high speed internet, and Apple products and all necessary printing and monitoring devices. I also have experience in the following areas: Blogging WordPress TypePad Twitter (and many Twitter Management Applications) Live Writer Podcasting Audacity FeedBlitz Bloglines LinkedIn Facebook MySpace Flickr Twitter Ning Pinterest HTML / HTML editors YouTube Digg StumbleUpon Technorati reddit Google and related tools (Analytics, etc.) Camtasia/Screenflow/Keynote/Powerpoint PitchEngine Sprout Social Twellow Microsoft mastery in all packages (Office, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)

$12.22 /hr
0 hours

Anna Harris

Anna Harris

Internet Marketer with Office Management Experience

United States - Tests: 4

Hi there! I'm what used to be known as a Girl Friday - an internet marketer, office administrator, event coordinator, and all around life organizer. I love helping people get their files straight and their busy work lives back on track. My days are spent in the freelance marketing realm, creating online marketing and PR campaign strategy for small businesses. I have proven experience in newsletter and email campaign creation, social media marketing, creation of web copy and press releases, local and national SEO, social media strategy and application, website maintenance, updating and streamlining client relationship management software. However, just because I can pull out the big guns doesn't mean that I'm not good at the little stuff. My favorite tasks to help people with are the smaller, (let's face it here) kind of annoying ones, like proofreading documents, constructing legible emails, cleaning up unwieldy Excel files, organizing file folders, and most of the other things that make you wish you'd hit the snooze button just one more time this morning. I have a MSc in Internet Marketing, as well as a graduate degree in Historic Preservation, and I've worked with non-profits, small retailers, alternative health practitioners, gyms, architects, accountants, and artists. You'll find that I'm fair, open minded, and always willing to give my best to reach your goal.

$23.33 /hr
31 hours