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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Jeniffer Migwi

    Jeniffer Migwi

    Transcriber

    Kenya - Tests: 2

    I am very passionate about finance and have worked as a finance assistant for 3 years. Currently doing my Msc. Finance & Investment. Tend to be a perfectionist and like getting my work done as early as possible. I don't like doing things last minute as it does not give room for checking for errors. I have good attention to details which comes in handy with transcribing tasks. I am also a part time transcriber with CloudFactory which means that I have the required experience as a transcriber.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Nadine L

    Nadine L

    Transcriber, 110wpm, film/photo editor, tutor, writer

    United Kingdom

    Education: BSc Psychology (2:1) MA Philosophy of Biological & Cognitive Sciences (ongoing). I have experience in a wide range of jobs and projects including event organising, tutoring, film and photo editing, personal assistant for several start-up businesses and website design. If there are a range of jobs you need doing chances are I can help with all. Fluent in English including spelling and grammatical differences for UK and US English. Some French, German and Arabic. General: Speed typing (110 WPM), proofreading, grammar-checking, essay & article writing, general admin and computer work including but not limited to Powerpoint, Excel, SPSS, Photoshop CS5, iMovie, Final Cut Pro. Photo and video editing. Tutoring: up to (I)GCSE level in all subjects (not including 2nd language) A-level and Undergrad in Philosophy and Psychology, including Statistics & Research Methods and SPSS.

    $20.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  7. 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
  8. Hridya S.

    Hridya S.

    Expanding Creativity held with a string of Reality

    India - Portfolio: 5

    Hi. I'm a medical practitioner by profession but writing had always been my undying passion. Being in constant contact with the lives of different sects of the society helped in depth alluring my experiences as a writer. I started with poetry, using lucid images and subtle emotions as the base and theme. Inductive yet precise language is my plus point. Later I started writing medical articles and soon took to other areas of demand like blog writing, content development and SEO writing. I have been an active member of several online writing hubs for the past 5 years. I have won several awards of excellence in essay, versification and short story writing. I may not be using English as my First language, but my expertise in that language will be comprehensible from my portfolio. Being a professional, I give strict priority in following deadlines and keeping my works client friendly. Hope we could work together very soon.

    $18.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Dana D.

    Dana D.

    Assistant/Administrative Services

    United States

    Administrative Services: Data Entry Filing/Copying Memos/Documents Calendar Management Project Management Special Projects Answer phone calls and outbound calling to clients, vendors, ect. Strong understanding of Internet and online communication tools Ability to multitask and take on multiple projects Ability to meet deadlines Strong communications skills and attention to detail Prepare, compile, and sort documents English proficiency (written and spoken Intermediate) MS Spreadsheet skills MS Word Accurate data entry Strong work ethic and professionalism Adept at internet research Marketing research Keyword searches Marketing Services: Market and Sales Plan Development Product Development, Branding, Promotion, and Distribution Planning Website and E-Commerce Development and Implementation Brochure and Sales Tools Design and Development Company Identity (logo, letterhead, email template) Product

    $15.00 /hr
    555 hours
    0.00