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Arianne M.

Arianne M.

Data Entry Expert/Researcher/VA/PA/Admin Support/Proofreading

Philippines - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 1

My objective is to give 100% accurate output and high quality service to clients that will result to their positive experience. I am hardworking, flexible, honest, reliable, professional and a quick learner. I am confident that I can provide service beyond what is expected of me because I am dedicated to my job. I had worked for more than 5 years as a Technical Support Administrator/Engineer for a multinational BPO company based in Minnesota wherein one of my tasks is data entry. I am skilled in: >Data Entry >Online Research >Email List building >Proofreading >Customer Relationship Management >Lead Generation >Lead Qualification >Transcription >MS Excel >MS Word >MS Powerpoint >Google Spreadsheet / Docs >PDF Conversion >Dropbox >Evernote >Skype >Gmail >Whatsapp >Email Handling >Data Analysis >Data Mining

90% Job Success
$3.89 /hr
86 hours

Carrie D.

Carrie D.

Well organized, reliable VA with many skills

Canada - Portfolio: 2

Feedback from a current client: "Just looking at the interviews and you are wonderful! I can't tell you how grateful I am to have you work on this for me. " I am a University Educated Registered Nurse with experience in translation, and transcription in English and French. I also provide voice recording for audio books as well as many other computer skills, including extensive experience with Microsoft office. I am reliable, efficient and work well with deadlines. Thank you for your consideration.

66% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
52 hours

Diego Augusto De Faria Barros

Diego Augusto De Faria Barros

Developer & Translator

Brazil - Tests: 10

I have experience in Computer Science with emphasis in Information Systems, specially on the following topics: Design and development of systems (implementation, analysis and design), databases and information processing. I Also, do translations and proofreading of English and Portuguese texts.

98% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
515 hours

Aimee V.

Aimee V.

Experienced Consultant, Writer and Graphic Medic

United States - Tests: 29 - Portfolio: 16

Have you ever hired a designer to create the perfect work but they didn’t quite capture your vision? Did you find the ideal freelancer but they had to bail out before finishing the project? Were you satisfied with your contractor but the agreement didn’t include revisions and you need a change made yesterday? I can fix that for you, stat. My specialty is doctoring, editing, retouching, re-creating and otherwise improving designs using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. I draw my own elements, find great stock and match your layout to make that almost-perfect image into exactly what you were looking for. That’s not all though. I also write high quality, well-researched keyword-rich content, edit and proofread existing written work, offer exceptional customer experience support and training, and provide many other solutions for the enrichment of your business. If you experience the occasional emergency that requires an experienced graphic medic or if your workload is overflowing and you need someone who knows how to triage, save me as a favorite or hire me today!

$35.00 /hr
780 hours

Nagelyne A.

Nagelyne A.

Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

I have been working as freelancer since 2013. Most of my projects deal with Social Media Management and Transcription. I can say I am pleasant to work with. And with the projects I have handled, I have developed a keen eye on details. I can also follow instructions very well.

100% Job Success
$7.78 /hr
6,116 hours

Patrycja R-Stewart

Patrycja R-Stewart

Reliable language services delivered worldwide.

Australia - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 7

I am pleased to offer quality Polish-English and English-Polish translation, audio transcription, document typing and proofreading services. Since 1994 I have been based in Victoria, Australia. With a strong academic background in languages, music and research, I am looking forward to completing your next order! I have provided verbatim and intelligent verbatim audio transcription of podcasts, webinars, interviews, speeches and academic lectures, to name a few. Solid research into correct spelling (medical, technical, etc. terminology) is always assured. Polish-English and English-Polish translation included school certificates, presentations, essays, manuals, etc. These covered various subjects, from information technology, through music, to geography and more.

92% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
295 hours

Kveta Vondrakova

Kveta Vondrakova


Czech Republic - Tests: 3

I am native Czech speaker. I have over 18 years experience working in UK which gives me great working knowledge of the English language. I am a proactive, hardworking individual who has run several of my own businesses within the property area.  I have good marketing and sales skills, experience in translation work in English-Czech-English, I have got knowledge of basic IT skills (MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7) Great communication skills.

100% Job Success
$12.00 /hr
203 hours