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  1. Adele H.

    Adele H.

    Online typist and editor

    Australia

    I am an organised and hardworking person, capable of working under pressure. I have a Certificate III in Business and very good keyboard and typing skills. Three years ago, I became a parent for the first time. I’m looking for an online position, so that I am able to return to the workforce, yet continue to raise my daughter.

    $16.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. 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: http://defensivetech.blogspot.com

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Mitchell S.

    Great Writer and Editor

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    I am a college graduate with a full time job looking to earn extra money on the side. My topics of expertise are history and politics, but I am knowledgeable in many other topics. I promise to give your project the full attention that it deserves and give you my best effort.

    $20.00 /hr
    61 hours
    5.00
  4. Caitlyn R.

    Caitlyn R.

    Editing & Writing

    United States - Portfolio: 1

    Caitlyn's Writing Experiences Include... -5 years in the field of web copy writing and editing -Website moderating -Ebook writing and creating, start to finish -Fast turn around, finishing your work before your due dates -Delivering thorough, self-edited, & impeccable writing -Note: My favorite dinosaur is the thesaurus. I love freelancing because I get to meet new people all the time. Send me a message if you would like to work together or just talk about freelancing or writing. I'm always looking for writers to collaborate with on e-books! My Website/Portfolio: www.catierobbinswriting.wordpress.com My Film Review Blog: www.cineclub8.com

    $28.00 /hr
    30 hours
    4.99
  5. Allyson Jones

    Allyson Jones

    Writer, Editor & Destination Marketing Expert

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Summary Professional writer, editor and destination marketing expert with more than two decades of experience shamelessly and creatively promoting the people, places, organizations, events, activities and history of the South Carolina Lowcountry and Coastal Empire of Georgia, in print, online and in person. An avid traveler with an eye for detail specializing in the crafting and editing of clear, concise and compelling copy that sells. Writing Extensive background in the creation of marketing and promotional collateral, web copy, press releases, blog posts and social media updates, event calendars, online content and feature articles for visitor guides, private communities, non-profit organizations, public relations firms, real estate agents, lifestyle magazines, advertiser-driven publications and newspapers. Editing & Proofreading Skilled proofreader with demonstrated proficiency using The Chicago Manual of Style, The Associated Press Stylebook and house style guides. Competent in copyediting, content editing, line editing and proofreading of advertising copy, online content, feature articles, marketing collateral, screenplays and classified ads. Editorial calendar creation for assorted publications, websites and social media channels. Computer & Internet Skills Extensive experience using Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Quick Books and Constant Contact. Blog writing and content creation using Joomla and WordPress, creation and management of various social media channels utilizing SEO keywords, shooting and manipulating images/video to post online. Data entry and database management experience. Education & Professional Development 2015 & 2014 SC Governor’s Conference on Tourism & Travel 2015 & 2014 Marketing College, Southeast Tourism Society, Dahlonega, GA 1990 B.A. English - Villanova University Experience Oct 2013-Present Director, Administration/Online Content Lowcountry & Resort Islands Tourism Commission Yemassee, SC - Overseeing online content creation and maintenance of SouthCarolinaLowcountry.com and various social media channels; production and proofreading of advertising and marketing collateral, including the Lowcountry Guidebook, writing press releases and promotion of special events. Assisting visitors with vacation planning and purchases at Frampton Plantation in Point South. - Banking, accounts receivable/payable, insurance benefits administration, mailings, creation of monthly reports and providing general support to the Executive Director at this non-profit organization charged with promoting the four-county Lowcountry region. June 2012-Present Contributing Writer, Taste of Hilton Head magazine Hilton Head Island, SC - Feature articles on local restaurants, nightlife and events. Jan 2012-Oct 2013 Freelance Writer/Editor/Marketer - Public Relations Specialist, Denarius Group - Real Estate Marketing Assistant, Steve Plowden, Dunes Marketing Group - Metadata Entry, BiblioLabs, LLC - Content Editor, Sky Publishers/Reputation.com - Screenplay Editorial Review Board, The Development, Ltd. - Copywriter, Colleton River Plantation Club - Volunteer Event Committee, LoCo Motion/Carolina Cups Nov 1997-Jan 2012 Editor, Island Communications Hilton Head Island, SC - Writing, proofreading, editing and fact checking all copy appearing in Island Events magazine and the Official Guide to Hilton Head Island; advertiser-driven visitor guides with a combined annual circulation of more than 1.5 million copies. Contributing editor to Savannah Scene magazine. Updating and posting event calendars and local information using WordPress on several city websites, including HiltonHead.com, HiltonHeadIsland.com, Bluffton.com, Beaufort.com, Savannah.com, StSimonsIsland.com and PanamaCityBeach.com utilizing SEO keywords and tags. - Creation of company newsletters, radio advertisements, new hire press releases, rate cards and other promotional collateral. - Editor of the former Hilton Head-Bluffton Shopper newspaper; assistant editor and contributing writer for Lowcountry Lifestyles magazine. - Rack card distribution contracts and inquiries for all Lowcountry Information Center locations; maintenance of magazine subscription databases and various other administrative duties. March 2005-March 2006 Freelance Writer, Savannah Morning News Savannah, GA - Previewed arts and cultural events for the weekly Diversions section. March 1992-Nov 1997 Lodging Administrative Assistant, The Sea Pines Resort Hilton Head Island, SC - Worked with local, national and international travel agents to book more than $400,000 in wholesale golf reservations each year. - Booked individual lodging reservations with a variety of golf, tennis and honeymoon packages. - Front of house department scheduling, lodging bank deposits and auditing of housekeeping invoices. Assisting the front desk, property management and PBX, as needed.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Edmer Laroza

    Edmer Laroza Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Specialist/Copy Editing

    Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    I am reliable, honest Full-time Data Entry Specialist and Web Researcher seeking for new job. Studied BS Industrial Technology Major in Computer Technology in Southern Luzon State University - Tiaong Campus. I'm proficient in using Google Docs/Spreadsheet, MS Office applications such as MS Word & MS Excel. I've worked as Machine Operator and checker for almost 1 year in Concepcion Carrier Air-conditioning Company.

    Associated with: ABE Solutions

    $5.00 /hr
    56 hours
    5.00
  7. Alcino J.

    Alcino J. Agency Contractor

    TOP ODESK LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

    Portugal - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Eleven years ago I moved from English-speaking South Africa to Portugal to complete a university degree in Business Management (and later a Master's degree in Corporate Finance). Throughout my university career I helped numerous amounts of colleagues in translating assignments and went on to gain professional experience in translations after finishing my studies - including constant legal and fiscal legislation translation in a job that eventually led me to where I am today. My language skills in related technical areas (and in general) are therefore considerably solid. After finishing university, I worked at a fiscal and financial consultancy company that provided services to foreigners looking to invest in property in Portugal, where I was intensely involved in almost every aspect of setting up and running the company (all the way from developing business and marketing strategies, assistance in website design and creation, through to meeting with partners and clients). Every aspect of my job forced me to be bilingual on a daily and even hourly basis. I seek opportunities to translate websites from English to Portuguese or vice-versa (create other-language versions), translate specific content and articles between these two languages, and assist in any necessary branding for new-language markets. Proofreading and copy-editing in any of the two aforementioned languages are obviously also within my domain. Note: Stealing (or directly copying) other contractors' sales-pitch text is dishonest and is not it polite. Please don't do it.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals, oTranslators

    Associated with: AngloPort Agency

    $27.78 /hr
    936 hours
    5.00
  8. 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.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.98