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  1. Rebecca Joki

    Rebecca Joki

    Freelance writer with the "Write" words

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    I am award-winning fiction author and I have been freelance writing for several years. I an a stickler for deadlines and take great pride in my work. I write effective calls-to-action with my unique style and powerful command of the English language. I write business content including SEO Website content, marketing materials, proposals,HR-related content and various other business writing. I also write articles on a variety of other topics on a regular basis. I also content for various Websites including writing for Examiner.com as the Northern Wisconsin Fishing Examiner. I maintain my own blog at www.GetOutsideWisconsin.com and my own Website at FishLikeaGirl.us. I guest blog whenever possibel. I have received many awards for my fiction writing. . I have launched many successful email marketing campaigns for local businesses.

    $16.00 /hr
    36 hours
    4.95
  2. John Zottoli

    John Zottoli

    Helping You Succeed

    United States

    I have retired from a Human Resources career with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. My experience in selecting employees and screening applicants for others well prepares me to help develop resumes and cover letters. I know what it takes to get past screeners and what gets the attention of selecting officials. I have also work in contracting, on the vendor side and the Government side. I have written specifications for Requests For Proposals, I have served as a member or chair or member of Source Selection Panels, and I have served as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative.

    $16.00 /hr
    67 hours
    4.80
  3. Maria Elizabeth Jabonillo

    Maria Elizabeth Jabonillo

    Recruitment Specialist

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    For the last 7 years or more, I have been in different industries, practicing my profession and trying out new things. I have been a bookkeeper, a very challenging job, and I was able to enhance my accounting skills, dealing with real problems that are far different from what I studied. I have also worked as a call center agent. Not only did I enhance my English-speaking skills, I was also able to learn more from it. I have faced with customers' tough problems and was able to find solutions to it all. Currently, I am a copyeditor/proofreader. I am more knowledgeable when it comes to grammar correction, syntax correction, etc. I can say that I have now acquired more skills than I ever needed. Skills that will stay with me wherever I go. On the other hand, my focus is both on proofreading/copyediting and customer service support (phone/chat/email). However, I want to try new skills like data entry, writing, spinning articles, etc., to challenge my capacity and capability and to enhance my knowledge as well. I can also do accounting/bookkeeping to broaden my skills more on those fields.

    $6.00 /hr
    535 hours
    4.88
  4. Shelby Paul

    Shelby Paul

    Creative Writer, Illustrator, Article, Blog, Book Descript

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 27

    I am a professional writer and illustrator with the skills needed to bring the creativity and passion to your project. My objective is to bring the reader into the story with my words and the brilliant visuals I create. I have a background in child development which enables me to write with the adaptation needed to meet the developmental needs of children as well as the skills to write for various people. I have Written, Illustrated and Publish a children's book titled, I Can't Wait any Longer and made it available online through Amazon, Barns and Noble and etc... I have written and/or illustrated several other books and ebooks for clients, which have also been published. My writing skills range from young readers to adult. I am experienced in writing various types of creative writings, articles and blogs. I also specialize in Mobile App descriptions as well as Amazon Book descriptions. Self directed and motivated person with the capability to have built and managed a business, Characters and Clowns, and also, Kids' With Spirit, an Outreach Program from the ground up. Over the past 15 years I have developed a wide range of skills. I have experience with copy writing, editing, illustrations, both freehand style and vectored illustrations, typing skills, book cover design, 2D design, book description, social skills, organizational development, designing, project management, business management, and social media market. My goal is to provide quality work to my clients and to meet their needs to the extent of all my possibilities. I will professionally conquer each task and treat each client with individual care.

    $7.00 /hr
    839 hours
    4.95
  5. Latasha J.

    Latasha J.

    Project Manager/Editor/Writer/Virtual Assistant

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I am eager to become your "go to" Assistant for any and all projects that you may need. No project is too small for me to handle. My specialty is just about anything you do not feel like doing such as, posting to WordPress, writing web content, data entry, responding to emails and these are just a few of my many services. I am also an experienced Project Manager, of which I have managed a team of 15. Those duties also included, creating payroll invoices, recruiting and screening new applicants, delegating projects, proofing and editing written projects and most importantly, making sure DEADLINES ARE MET! I take pride is making my client's work load lighter, so that they can focus on the meat of their business. I am very easy to work with and can complete work without any hand-holding. Just tell me what you need and I will take care of the rest! I welcome projects that include: MS Excel MS Word content writing blog writing Email Basecamp Project Manager Data Entry WordPress

    $22.22 /hr
    3,134 hours
    4.99
  6. Sangeetha P.

    Sangeetha P.

    Proofreader/Editor/DataEntry/Typing/Tamil-Eng transltn/Tamil voiceover

    India - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    Your second pair of eyes! Have a natural flair for language and keen eyes for spellings / other grammar related syntax errors. An avid reader. Been associated with international publishers of repute, concentrating on health professional books and journals. Done a course in proofreading and copy editing. Manage projects right from the stage of commissioning, reviewing, transmitting, copy editing, proof reading, designing and publishing. Have generated products (books) that have become best sellers and high revenue generating for the companies. Having worked in professional environment, keeping up deadlines and working under pressure comes with ease to me. You can trust me with your work for a thorough professionalism and satisfactory output. As a native of Tamil, can do translation, voice over in Tamil. Have a pure diction, and love for language.

    $5.00 /hr
    4 hours
    5.00
  7. Krislyn emely G.

    Krislyn emely G. Agency Contractor

    Linkedin Sorcerer | Lead Gen | SMM | VA | Proj Mgr

    Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 24

    As a Social Media Specialist for the past 4 years, I have had the opportunity to plan initiatives to target new clients that led the company to create a bigger exposure in the industry. I have shared new marketing strategies to be collaborated with the company’s existing clients that led me to improve my knowledge regarding the continuous and fast-paced change of the business industry. I am looking for an organization in which I can apply these skills and work together with like minded individuals to carry on this development and trend of success. Allow me to highlight my strengths: ● Innate entrepreneurial talent that allows me to easily connect with clients and eventually achieve my business objectives. ● Seek out for solutions where none seemed possible and discovering new opportunities for growth at the same time. ● Excels at targeting new possibilities for more business revenues. ● Increase and build LinkedIn Connections based on targeted keywords ● Create and Manage LinkedIn Company Page ● LinkedIn Research ● LinkedIn Lead Generation ● LinkedIn Connections Tagging ● LinkedIn Sending Messages ● LinkedIn Sending Invitations to your target niche ● LinkedIn B2B Sales & Marketing ● LinkedIn B2C Sales & Marketing ● LinkedIn Group Creation ● LinkedIn Group Management ● Increase LinkedIn Visibility ● Post Daily Updates on LinkedIn Home Page and LinkedIn Company Page ● Collecting Leads through LinkedIn ● Facebook Marketing ● Free Advertisements in Facebook ● Application Marketing ● Driving Unique Views and Website Traffic ● Pinterest Marketing ● Pinterest SEO ● Twitter Optimizations My other skills: ● Medical Research ● Medical Article Writing ● Recruitment (IT, Medical, BPO) ● Health Product Marketing ● Health Teaching ● Health Assistance (VS, Bedside Care, IV Infusions, Drug Administration) ● Hiring Freelance Contractors in different categories ● Project Management (Freelancing/Outsourcing) ● Virtual Assistance ● Appointment Setting ● Sales and Lead Generation

    Associated with: KEG Advertising Services

    $15.00 /hr
    8,930 hours
    4.53
  8. Md. Didarul Alam

    Md. Didarul Alam Agency Contractor

    Didar

    Bangladesh - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    Over the last 20 plus years I have worked and gathered hands on experience on various IT job areas like software testing, SQA, Report Writing and Training, Technical and creative writing, project management, research analysis, web development, content writing, editing, proofreading, web maintenance and web mastering, etc. So, I am here now equipped with technical and creative writing, report and article writing, theses and academic writing, software testing and quality assurance, webpage design and development, content writing, editing, proofreading, webpage maintenance and web mastering, etc. to help you and your organization/company.

    Associated with: Integrated Developers

    $11.11 /hr
    210 hours
    4.14
  9. Miko Gandhi Paulin

    Miko Gandhi Paulin Agency Contractor

    Project Manager/Web Development Engineer/Online Support

    Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 18

    I am very motivated and a team player. I started working full-time as a freelance consultant/project manager and further strengthen my skills. I can easily connect with other professionals from different cultures and I work best under pressure. Communication is second nature to me and with my strong technical background, I always aim to provide a solid customer service experience for the clients. • Over 18 years I.T. experience in technical sales supports, I.T. consultancy and help desk support. • Drive change through innovative solutions that will strengthen organizational processes and enhance productivity. • An active proponent of collaborative leadership and participative management with the ability to clearly communicate complex issues and ideas into manageable components. • Establishes innovative solutions that drive change, strengthen organizations, and enhance productivity. • Uncommon planning, team building, negotiating, mentoring, and communication skills. • Strong technical background ensures through project knowledge; further, solid customer service and project management experience ensures quality management and satisfactory results. Proven Record of Delivering: • Capital Project Management • Leadership & Team Building • Cross-functional Leadership • Executive Presentation • Strategic Planning • Customer-centric Solutions • Performance Management • Efficiency Improvement • Multi-site Administration • Web Site Development & Enhancements • Web Applications and Services Projects

    Associated with: KineticDesignz Services and Consultancy

    $9.50 /hr
    1,591 hours
    4.91
  10. M Arsh

    M Arsh Agency Contractor

    B2B/Lead Gen Expert/Admin Support/Database Management

    Pakistan - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    My main goal is to create a magnificent relationship with my employer. I have a very straight forward policy while working with my clients that is to charge them only for quality work. I consider providing them quality work and co-operating with them on deadlines as my main responsibilities. I feel pride in showcasing my skills in various field like Administrative Support, Project Management, Virtual Assistance, Web Research, Data Entry and Data Management. If you are looking for an ideal contractor for your help then SEND ME A MESSAGE RIGHT AWAY. I WILL MOSTLY REPLY YOU WITHIN 30 MINUTES.

    Associated with: Delve Stellars

    $4.44 /hr
    350 hours
    4.93