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Rachel Pedo

Rachel Pedo

Expert Internet Researcher

United States - Portfolio: 1

I am passionate about research and I enjoy the challenge of complex research projects. I am diligent in my approach to conducting research and I always provide quality results on my projects. I hold a B.S. in Entrepreneurship degree, which has given me a strong commitment to professional work. You can feel confident that when you hire me for research projects that you are getting someone who is dependable and reliable in communications and results.

82% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
49 hours

Renee Barlow

Renee Barlow

Experienced Writer and Editor

United States - Tests: 1

With an advanced degree in English and over a decade of writing, editing, and teaching experience, I have helped students and professionals write and edit papers on such varied subjects as computer programming to literature to criminal justice. No matter the topic, I can help your writing shine! I have a Ph.D. in English, and a graduate minor in mathematics. With my feet firmly planted in both the liberal arts and sciences, I am uniquely equipped to help with your technical writing needs.

$15.00 /hr
5 hours

Simona R.

Simona R. Agency Contractor

Web Developer

Romania - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

Hire us to get excellent quality services at cost-efficient prices. Professionalism, creative ideas, hard work and meeting deadlines, this is how I handle any project the company takes on. I am proactive and resourceful with highly developed research and communication skills, but most of all I enjoy challenges and I like to make my job with professionalism.

Associated with: ASM Technologies

98% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
7 hours

Janine carla G.

Janine carla G.

Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

Experienced Web Researcher, Data Entry, Personal Assistant. Excellent in using search engines, enthusiastic in internet browsing and gathering information, patience and dedication is one of my essential trait, 48 hrs of working availability per week with stable internet connection. Good in written skills and verbal skills, I am looking forward to work with your team. Thank you!

89% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
222 hours

Amanda Hurtt

Amanda Hurtt

Experienced and meticulous writer and marketer

United States - Tests: 6

I have experience in meticulously revising and writing business documentation, resumes and cover letters. I place great emphasis on ensuring an organization or individual has a consistent and appropriate writing style when editing or writing for a client. I hold a bachelor of science degree in business and certificate in marketing from Georgia Tech.

$34.00 /hr
2 hours

Christina P.

Christina P.

Translations from and into English ,Greek


TRANSLATION SERVICES (Greek to English / English to Greek) I am a greek native with proficient english language skills. I can translate from Greek to english and from english to Greek language. My university studies include both of these languages. As services, I provide translations, proofreading and data-entry. For the past four years I have earned an important experience in translating documents, websites and apps. - Fluent in English (Level Advance - University Of Cambridge) - Microsoft Office (Access,Powerpoint,Internet Explorer,Excel,Word) - Always available, punctual and precise with every task - Available 7days each week

$11.00 /hr
0 hours

Kelsey Lewis

Kelsey Lewis

Passionate Content Writer and Editor

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 15

With a lifelong love of reading, learning and exploring new places, I studied English in college and love the power of communication! I feel passionate about helping others to convey their ideas and purpose, whether that be through email campaigns, blog writing/management or editing existing content. With experience in web development, I understand the technical aspects on online content production, along with the creative side. So let's get in touch! I'd love to help you with your writing, editing and content needs!

$11.50 /hr
0 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
2,258 hours

Christi Aldridge

Christi Aldridge

Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creator

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 16

I have a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Journalism. I was an award winning columnist for my university paper, and wrote articles for the school's magazine as well. I am creative and love to express that. I have been writing online for the past five years specializing in areas such as crafts, entertainment, beauty and fashion, home decor, DIY, kids' activities and parties, holiday ideas, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and literature. I am also trained in copywriting, opinion articles and public relations writing. I'm a grammar and spelling lover and adore editing as well as writing and have taken copyediting classes. I have a sharp sense of humor, flawless spelling and grammar skills and I tend to work very hard but very fast. I'm experienced with social networking, HTML, Microsoft Word, SEO writing and blogging. I love coming up with ideas and being creative so my articles aren't run of the mill. I'm friendly, social and great with customers and clients as well. I was named one of Yahoo's Top Writers of 2012, and stay busy with projects ranging from social media, product descriptions, blogs, and Buying Guides to page reviews and ratings, article writing, and editing. I love the written word, especially when it's spelled properly! I'm prompt, trustworthy, and strive for excellence every day, and I enjoy becoming a better writer with each project I work on.

100% Job Success
$27.78 /hr
2,424 hours