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Christine F.

Christine F.

is an engineer looking for part-time transcription and data entry work

Canada - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

“Christine13Engg has done a very good job! Prompt and attention to detail” I am a civil engineer by training, but am working to build a reputation for excellent transcription and data entry services in my time off. Honesty, attention to detail, and punctuality are all things I value and strive to embody. I work hard and do my best to keep my clients can count on me to treat you fairly and with respect. Let's talk. Thanks, Christine

88% Job Success
$16.70 /hr
7 hours

Abdullah Mohamed

Abdullah Mohamed

Reverse Engineer, IT Security Trainer, Analyst, Security Consultant

Egypt - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

Hello world, My name is Abdullah Mohamed, 21 year-old student at Alexandria University, currently studying Computer and Communication Engineering. I love Electronics, Information Technology Security field, and coding in C and Python. I've also got a little blog in which I share my technical projects from time to time, you can have a look at it from the link:

$25.00 /hr
0 hours

Joseph Diola

Joseph Diola

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

Philippines - 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. My skills sets include: * Data Entry Expert * Marketing/Data Entry Specialist * Craigslist Expert * Market Research * Web Researcher * Lead Generation * SEO * LinkedIn Audit

100% Job Success
$4.44 /hr
2,278 hours

Ryan M.

Ryan M.

Customer Support Expert, QuickBooks Specialist, Java Programmer

Philippines - Tests: 3

After graduating in 2006, I have worked in the BPO industry providing technical support to hardware, networking, and accounting software clients in the United States. I have direct contact with customers of our clients helping them solve issues ranging from simple computer operation to complex accounting software resolution. I am available to work every 10 am - 7 pm PST.

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
8,615 hours

Roi B.

Roi B.

Experienced Writer, Editor and Researcher

Saudi Arabia - Tests: 11

I specialize in communications and multimedia projects. Clients can count on me to come up with original, well-thought out and creative write-ups for their content management needs. I am well-versed in feature and travel writing, editorials, product reviews and business communications. I guarantee fast turn-around with rewriting, editing, article spinning and research assignments. I take advantage of my time and task management skills to make sure I meet deadlines and hand-in output that meet and exceed expectations. By profession, I am a human resources practitioner handling responsibilities in organizational development, training and business communications, among others. My tasks mainly revolve around policy development, performance management, job evaluations, employee engagement, onboarding and induction, and internal communications. I also have an extensive background in customer service and administrative assistance.

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
85 hours

Mithuna Subramanian

Mithuna Subramanian

Google Shopping Feed | Excel Expert | Data Researcher | Data Entry

India - Tests: 7

Reliable contractor who fulfills the needs of client 100%. Strives hard for customer delight and five star rating. Over the last 3 years, I'm working on Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) on a daily basis. I have experience in data researching / data mining apart from data entry. I also have experience in fixing remote computer problems using teamviewer.

100% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
0 hours

Alyssa H.

Alyssa H.

Spanish-English Translator and Article & Blog Writer

United States - Tests: 3

I graduated recently with bachelor's degrees in International Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies. I am a disciplined, motivated individual with a worldly perspective derived from my experiences working and studying abroad. Currently, I offer my services as a freelance blogger, article writer and translator. I am a contributing writer for a start-up online travel magazine and was recently hired as a blogger for a health website. Service details: Skilled in English-Spanish and Spanish-English translation, article writing, blog writing and proofreading. Specialize in topics of non-profits, international development, Latin America, travel and health. Especially interested in Spanish-English translating, subtitling/transcription jobs and researching and writing on the above-mentioned subjects. I would be delighted to work with you!

$20.00 /hr
0 hours

Renae W.

Renae W.

Content writer, product descriptions, reviews

United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

I am a native English speaking and writing professional born and raised in the U.S. I have experience writing book reviews, product reviews, blog articles, product descriptions and website content. I pride myself on all my work being authentic and unique. I do not plagiarize and will always give 100% to my client.

93% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
47 hours

Mariane Baunsit

Mariane Baunsit

Virtual Assistant/ Article Writer/ Web Researcher

Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

Are you looking for a qualified virtual assistant who also has great writing and web researching skills? Or perhaps quality content for your website or a product description that sells? Well, look no further. Hi, my name is Mariane, 21 and a virtual administrative support professional offering versatile writing and management skills and proficiency in Data Entry, Web Research, MS Office Programs, Calendar Scheduling, E-mail Management and File Organization. And my guarantee is this: Give me a task and I will do all my best to help you and promise you with rockstar results especially if they are of the following categories: 1. General/Medical/Product Description writing, editing and proofreading. As a Nurse, my knowledge and skills especially in the medical field and with my fluency in written and conversational English, I can provide you high-quality written outputs in the form of books, research papers, articles and etc. I also have experience in writing Product Descriptions. 2. Web research/Data Entry/Medical Transcription. With my resourcefulness, excellent computer skills, familiarity with medical terms and over 60 wpm typing speed, I can give you a proficient and accurate final data in the least amount of time possible. 3. Calendar Scheduling/Email Management/File organization. I am a strong planner and problem solver. I believe these are the qualities of a great virtual assistant to handle multiple tasks, prioritize them and finish them even on tight deadlines without compromising quality. I am a dedicated and motivated hard worker and will prove that I do deserve that title. It’s my life’s goal to continuously strive for excellence and give my all every time. Thus, it will be a great pleasure to share and enhance my skills with you and to be of great help for your company.

100% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
147 hours

Kathleen F.

Kathleen F.

Italian-English Translator

Italy - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

Native American, dual citizen bilingual translator. Experience translating technical manuals, artistic profiles, hunting, civil records, menus, business correspondence as well as training manuals for teachers for visually impaired. My claim to fame was correcting a letter written from a famous Italian singer to an ex American president.

84% Job Success
$29.00 /hr
55 hours