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  1. 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
  2. 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.

    $16.67 /hr
    30 hours
    4.23
  3. 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
  4. 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
    0.00
  5. 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
    0.00
  6. RICHMOND JOHN TABUENA

    RICHMOND JOHN TABUENA

    Data Entry, Researcher,Virtual assistant, Encoder, gamer, game-testing

    Philippines - Tests: 5

    Looking for a job where i can use my educational qualification and convert my theoretical knowledge into practical work through which I hope to achieve professional growth and also be of help to the company in reaching its goals.

    $3.33 /hr
    1,621 hours
    0.00
  7. Heherson Salvador

    Heherson Salvador

    Freelancer, Virtual Assistant

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am an Electrical Engineer by profession with passion in technical writing and article writing. I am proficient in Microsoft office tools like Word, Excel, Power point, Outlook, Internet and also AutoCAD. I am hardworking and always strive to meet customer requirements to develop a long term relationship.

    $5.00 /hr
    6 hours
    0.00
  8. John Kerby Villamar

    John Kerby Villamar

    Data Entry Specialist

    Philippines - Tests: 1

    I want to gain myself as a freelancer in Odesk. I have a 10 years experience in Data Entry. I want to give my best in my employer and make a long term relation with him. My objective is to provide accurate service to my client and give client full satisfaction. I am hard worker, honest and very dedicate to my job. I want to build my career with ODESK freelancing site. I always ready to do your job with great confidence. I always try my best to produce high quality work for my client.

    $3.00 /hr
    62 hours
    4.99
  9. Irma H.

    Irma H.

    Expert Translator, Data Entry Provider

    Indonesia - Portfolio: 36

    I've been told I'm ONE OF THE FEW native Indonesian translators & data entry providers who goes the EXTRA MILE by offering a 100% GUARANTEE on ALL OF MY PROJECTS to ALL OF MY CLIENTS. If you are looking for a NATIVE Indonesian speaker who not only is an EXPERT TRANSLATOR, but who is also very talented & quick at DATA ENTRY, then I'm your girl! And if you are not 100% SATISFIED with my work, then you don't have to pay me. I have a college degree, and I have studied English for over 17 years. So I have a good command of the language. I really enjoy translating and have worked on OVER 100 TRANSLATION PROJECTS. My past projects range from movie scripts, to mobile app terms of agreements, to diet instructions for Indonesian restaurants. I also enjoy DATA ENTRY projects, and am excited about building my portfolio for that as well!

    $10.00 /hr
    166 hours
    4.99
  10. Marsha M.

    Marsha M.

    Nitpicking with a Purpose ... now certified!

    Jamaica - Portfolio: 4

    There's a reason most of my Elance clients would recommend me, and many have hired me more than once! The reason is simple: they get high quality work at an affordable rate, within a reasonable time frame. A look at my lifetime earnings through Elance (currently over US$25,000) will confirm these claims. I'm a published novelist, and until recently, I worked freelance while maintaining a full-time job as a college instructor. I've taught Spanish, Communications, Caribbean Studies, Foundation English and Academic Writing, and have degrees in Spanish American Literature (M. Phil.) and Spanish Education (B.Ed.). I am a certified Copy Editor and an experienced proofreader, and I've recently decided to become a full-time freelancer. My Elance projects include: *Copyediting/proofreading *Transcription *Data entry/Project categorisation *Web-based research *Quiz-writing *Grading of English papers (university level) I have also had two long-term, part-time, telecommuting projects through Elance, both in administrative services. I currently work in project categorization for a company in England (June 2013 - present), and previously I worked as an administrative assistant for a group of language schools in South America (July 2008 - October 2010). The tenure of these projects (over two years each) is a testimony of my commitment and the level of service I provide. I'm highly ethical and committed to quality service, and I specialize in improving the quality of my clients' work.

    $25.00 /hr
    1,185 hours
    4.94