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Renee Barlow

Renee Barlow

Experienced Writer and Editor

United States - Tests: 1

With an advanced degree in English and over a decade of writing, editing, and teaching experience, I have helped students and professionals write and edit papers on such varied subjects as computer programming to literature to criminal justice. No matter the topic, I can help your writing shine! I have a Ph.D. in English, and a graduate minor in mathematics. With my feet firmly planted in both the liberal arts and sciences, I am uniquely equipped to help with your technical writing needs.

$15.00 /hr
5 hours

Amanda Hurtt

Amanda Hurtt

Experienced and meticulous writer and marketer

United States - Tests: 6

I have experience in meticulously revising and writing business documentation, resumes and cover letters. I place great emphasis on ensuring an organization or individual has a consistent and appropriate writing style when editing or writing for a client. I hold a bachelor of science degree in business and certificate in marketing from Georgia Tech.

$34.00 /hr
2 hours

Lizette Oosthuysen

Lizette Oosthuysen

Virtual Assistant

South Africa - Portfolio: 7

I can be your Virtual Assistant, Virtual PA, Data Entrist or Social Media Manager. Professional and excellent quality work is my number one priority. I have more than 5 years’ experience in office management, admin duties, Microsoft office programs, being a personal assistant and doing time management. As well as 10 years experience in social media management and I am not afraid of a challenge and can take on any job assigned to me. I am fluent and error free in English and Afrikaans, (Verbal and Written) and I am a very efficient internet researcher. You are more than welcome to test my abilities for yourselves and I am confident that I will not disappoint you. I am a good organizer and have great people skills, am determined, goal orientated, a fast learner, good typing skills, friendly but focused, I can work under pressure and/or independently. I’m also a very hard worker, productive, self-motivated, trustworthy, reliable, confident, multi-skilled, and loyal and have excellent communicating skills. I always lead by good example, am prepared, professional and have strong leadership qualities. If you give me a chance to prove myself, I will certainly not disappoint you. I am a serious over achiever. I am looking to broaden my knowledge and grow my expertise in a Virtual environment. With proper training and explanation of what is expected of me, I believe I will be the best. I enjoy modelling, singing, dancing and acting. And I love having a good time with family or friends. I do believe in doing what you love and loving life! Reaching my dreams is my ultimate goal and I am prepared to work hard to achieve them. Please Contact me for any opportunity you might have. I will go the extra mile and more....

$143.00 /hr
0 hours

Mary Antonette Trasmonte

Mary Antonette Trasmonte

Clinical Scribe/Virtual Assistant/Researcher/Registered Nurse

Philippines - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 10

You should hire me because I am simply the best. I am a versatile worker who strives for excellence and perfection. My work does not only revolve around the degree that I have. I am able to adapt to other jobs at a fast pace and able to produce great results. I am willing to learn things that are beyond my comfort zone and I am also excited to impart what I have learned from the University and from my previous work experience

96% Job Success
$6.67 /hr
7,910 hours

Sean Ross

Sean Ross

Top Rated Finance Writer

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

I am an expert writer, researcher and consultant dedicated to creating original, professional work. I hold a B.S. in Economics, have 8+ years of work in financial services, and have been a published author since I was 16. I help both established and aspiring professional publications and websites to reach their audiences more effectively. All work is designed to be keyword-rich and generate 'clicks.' Work can be tailored to either sophisticated or lay audiences. Available topics include: money, interest rates, inflation, exchange rates, trade, capital theory, economic philosophy, public policy, personal finance, bankruptcy, real estate and security investments, technical and fundamental analysis, credit repair, banking, loans and insurance. I've worked with family businesses, sole proprietorships, and large companies. My recent articles have been featured on several prominent websites, including Investopedia and Seeking Alpha. In the past I've also performed limited work on advanced medical topics, technology and politics.

100% Job Success
$40.00 /hr
73 hours

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.

100% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
0 hours

Alyssa H.

Alyssa H.

Spanish-English Translator and Article & Blog Writer

United States - Tests: 3

I graduated recently with bachelor's degrees in International Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies. I am a disciplined, motivated individual with a worldly perspective derived from my experiences working and studying abroad. Currently, I offer my services as a freelance blogger, article writer and translator. I am a contributing writer for a start-up online travel magazine and was recently hired as a blogger for a health website. Service details: Skilled in English-Spanish and Spanish-English translation, article writing, blog writing and proofreading. Specialize in topics of non-profits, international development, Latin America, travel and health. Especially interested in Spanish-English translating, subtitling/transcription jobs and researching and writing on the above-mentioned subjects. I would be delighted to work with you!

$20.00 /hr
0 hours

Stephanie Bradley

Stephanie Bradley

BA/MA-ed. highly organized typing/transcription/Microsoft experienced

United States - Tests: 5

I received my BA in the arts from Christopher Newport University, my MA in education from the University of Phoenix, and possess a Virginia state teaching license. I am proficient with word processing software (i.e. Microsoft Office), Internet navigation, transcription, research, writing, and editing. I type approximately 77 wpm. My skills include communication, organization, and creativity. I have extensive knowledge of English literature and grammar, including composition and manuscript formatting. I have experience in writing, both fiction short stories and novels, and non-fiction essays, ebooks, informative material, and copywriting. I am willing to do ghost writing, article, ebook, and fiction work. I also have an extensive background in the arts including visual art, art history, theater, and music. I currently do online transcription and copywriting work. My ultimate career goals are to attain a full-time teaching position or to find a challenging job online that allows me to work from home while utilizing my skills and mind power.

95% Job Success
$24.00 /hr
3 hours

Juan ramon A.

Juan ramon A. Agency Contractor

Live Chat and Email Support Agent, Personal Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

I have gathered and developed several skills over the last 4 years which would make me the one of the top choices in Article Writing, Data Entry, Email and Chat Support, Virtual Assistance, and SEO. I am always eager to learn new things while delivering a high quality output to my employers. With my experience in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Google Docs and Sheets I can prioritize tasks efficiently and finish them quickly while giving great attention to detail and workmanship.I am a hard worker always excited to take on new jobs and learn new skills. I look forward to working with you as a Customer Service Agent or as a Personal Assistant.

Associated with: JSS Virtual Solutions

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
3,415 hours

Mariane Baunsit

Mariane Baunsit

Virtual Assistant/ Article Writer/ Web Researcher

Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

Are you looking for a qualified virtual assistant who also has great writing and web researching skills? Or perhaps quality content for your website or a product description that sells? Well, look no further. Hi, my name is Mariane, 21 and a virtual administrative support professional offering versatile writing and management skills and proficiency in Data Entry, Web Research, MS Office Programs, Calendar Scheduling, E-mail Management and File Organization. And my guarantee is this: Give me a task and I will do all my best to help you and promise you with rockstar results especially if they are of the following categories: 1. General/Medical/Product Description writing, editing and proofreading. As a Nurse, my knowledge and skills especially in the medical field and with my fluency in written and conversational English, I can provide you high-quality written outputs in the form of books, research papers, articles and etc. I also have experience in writing Product Descriptions. 2. Web research/Data Entry/Medical Transcription. With my resourcefulness, excellent computer skills, familiarity with medical terms and over 60 wpm typing speed, I can give you a proficient and accurate final data in the least amount of time possible. 3. Calendar Scheduling/Email Management/File organization. I am a strong planner and problem solver. I believe these are the qualities of a great virtual assistant to handle multiple tasks, prioritize them and finish them even on tight deadlines without compromising quality. I am a dedicated and motivated hard worker and will prove that I do deserve that title. It’s my life’s goal to continuously strive for excellence and give my all every time. Thus, it will be a great pleasure to share and enhance my skills with you and to be of great help for your company.

100% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
147 hours