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  1. Ernie Laurence

    Ernie Laurence

    Novelist with professional editing experience.

    United States - Last active: 09/16/2013 - Tests: 3

    I am an English native speaker and writer who has written a large number of novels. For the past two years I have also written a number of short stories as a freelance writer for a gaming company in Florida. In the past seven years I have taught high school Physics (among other things) in both Texas and now Florida. Before that I designed video game with a focus on writing dialogue and storyline. Over the past ten years I have done a number of professional editing jobs that included everything from term papers, memos, and advertisements to full length novels. One thing that drives me as a writer is continual education to improve my writing skills. I have taken a number of writing classes through various media including classes on self-editing. I also maintain a blog that has an established viewership. My goal as a writer is to continue to publish novels, expanding that into a full company that includes multiple authors, video games, movies, and other forms of entertainment and informational media. In the short term, I would like to expand into the freelance market further to help financially facilitate the expansion of that company.

    $38.89 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Benjamin Rice

    Benjamin Rice

    Programmer, with GameDev experience

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

    I have been obsessively in front of a computer keyboard since the age of 11. That was 34 years ago. I don't have any oDesk feedback yet, because so far, all my clients have kept me for possible future work. But you can see that I have worked many hours on oDesk over the past couple years. I am a native English speaker, and a thorough communicator. C#, Unity3D, UI & Networking are things I am particularly interested in and have experience with. But I also have experience in nearly every aspect of game design and development, because nearly all my projects were developed solely by myself. I also have experience with C/C++, Ruby, Regular Expressions, AutoIT automation & scripting, LSL scripting Papyrus scripting (Skyrim modding), dBase scripting & some pretty large and elaborate batch file scripts. Also a little bit of PERL. I have employed BEPU Physics, Farseer Physics (although I successfully made my own collision and response systems with algorithms I invented prior to that), & LibOpenMetaverse libraries. I am willing to learn just about any other language/environment. I've been using Unity3D for over a year, and am willing to learn ALL aspects of it (that I may not be currently familiar with) on my own time. Because I want to know it inside and out. I've been programming with C# since 2007 (8 years). I useding XNA for about 4 years. I finished a music game with them about 5 years ago. Which you can download & play (see below). I've worked for an employer on a C# / OpenTK game, and for their C++/OpenGL (Gnomescroll) game for exactly 1 year. It is like a sci-fi version of Minecraft, and had fairly regular activity from its player base. I've personally been working on an ambitious first person shooter adaptation of the original Rogue recently. With procedural weapon spells. I have yet to record a video of my latest project (a 2D procedural platformer), but you can view some short clips of some of the other games/engines I've made or worked on at: I made quite elaborate automated avatars in the virtual world Second Life with C# and LibOpenMetaverse. I made utilities and tools to help admin a group of Quake 2 servers with Ruby. I made a tool that would gather auction data from EverQuest 2's StationExchange website (they unfortunately dismantled that service shortly afterwards) and alert me when great deals were about to close so I could buy to resell. I'm also an artist, although I haven't put much time into it since my younger days. All my pictures being entirely traditional media. But have a look at my logo designs below. Also some of the textures in Gnomescroll were made by me.

    $16.39 /hr
    631 hours
  3. Diego Duran

    Diego Duran

    68W Healthcare Specialist/Combat Medic - Customer Service Expert

    United States - Last active: 12/26/2013 - Tests: 2

    I am well versed in teaching large groups, providing one on one instruction, and getting to the heart of matters. I have received multiple certificates of recognition for outstanding customer service from the Colonel that served as hospital commander when i was an enlisted Army medic. I'm looking to provide services to anyone that needs help or advice as well as admin/clerical duties, research, transcription, planning, or anything you are willing to reimburse me for while you spend your valued time on the most important things to you. Unless you prefer I work on those for you as well :)

    $9.99 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Yonikko Takano

    Yonikko Takano

    Data Entry / Technical Support

    Philippines - Last active: 12/26/2014

    Fluent English and Verbal Skills. Working as Manager on an advance US Telco Account. Have been with BPO for 7 years. can type up to 70+ WPM and very knowledgeable in MS Office tools. Can help you with data entry or provide support for technical stuff like Internet, Cable TV and VOIP Products. Hard working and self motivated. Can also work with minimal supervision and very efficient worker. I also have a wide imagination and creativity. Loves games and can also help you support or development if you are a game provider. Hard working, Passionate, Self Motivated, Strategic, Innovative and Results Oriented - Words that will best describe me.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Allan Zhou

    Allan Zhou

    Web App Engineer, especially experienced with Google App Engine

    United States - Last active: 11/18/2013

    I have had experience programming and designing applications since middle school. I am especially fluent in Python and have designed several Google App Engine applications in Python, including software for a research laboratory. I have also worked with HTML5 game design and have created video tutorials on the usage of Construct 2, an HTML5 game development kit.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Landon A.

    Landon A.

    IT Assistant

    United States - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 5

    I have the following qualifications and experience: very familiar with the general syntax and flow of several programming languages including: C#, PHP, SQL, HTML5, Pascal, Python, and bash scripting. advanced knowledge of the Java programming language. familiar with the Windows, Mac, and Unix-based operating systems, including their CLI's. experience as a tech support agent working with clients and performing minor repairs, software and hardware. experience creating and hosting a L.A.M.P. web-server for a personal project . More than any thing, I am a very bright guy and I love to learn. Anything I do not know I will learn on my off-time very quickly.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Carla Whitehead

    Carla Whitehead Agency Contractor

    Over 20 Years Experience !!!

    United States - Last active: 10/03/2010 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    On oDesk, my career objective is to utilize my HIGH-level management, analytical, and administrative abilities to obtain a successful career on oDesk! BEHAVIORAL ATTRIBUTES  Innovative, self-starter who combines solid marketing/advertising, event/project management, public/customer relations and administrator related skills with the enthusiasm and creativity it takes to successfully manage a fast-paced, multi-function position.  Self-starter that works with a sense of urgency.  Works well with little to no supervision or in a team environment.  Maintains a positive attitude despite constantly changing priorities.  Efficient and productive with excellent communication skills.  Versatile individual with the agility and responsiveness to manage and prioritize a heavy and varied workload.  Sound decision maker and problem solver who exercises good judgment and upholds confidentiality.  High-level coordination skills.  Possesses a commitment to excellence and high standards for personal performance.  Welcomes opportunities to be challenged, to learn and grow.  Known for consistently giving 110% to every assignment. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS  Account/Event/Project Management  Business Development  Circular/Print Advertising  Communications Management  Consumer Relations Management  Creative Problem Solving  Facilitate Production of TV Ads/Commercials  Focus Group Facilitation  Internet/Intranet Maintenance  Marketing/Sales Planning  Media/Community/Client Relations  Operations  Presentations  Research/Analysis  Strategic Planning  Vendor Negotiations

    Associated with: Carla's Creations Etc.....

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Luis Robles

    Luis Robles

    Expert Freelancing Worker

    Venezuela - Last active: 03/05/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Widely skilled, top performer, highly technological and a fast, early adopter of new culture, open to change, able to thrive in a team culture, with keen leadership orientations. Wish to flourish freelancing a company that provides the environment for the highest amount of challenge and consequent reward.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours