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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

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
7,939 hours

Janine carla G.

Janine carla G.

Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

Experienced Web Researcher, Data Entry, Personal Assistant. Excellent in using search engines, enthusiastic in internet browsing and gathering information, patience and dedication is one of my essential trait, 48 hrs of working availability per week with stable internet connection. Good in written skills and verbal skills, I am looking forward to work with your team. Thank you!

89% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
222 hours

Arnold J.

Arnold J.

Highly experienced editor, writer, and proofreader

Kenya - Portfolio: 4

“I have enjoyed working with Arnold, he is polished and professional, he delivers high quality work with fast turn around times.He is a strong communicator and has a firm grasp of the English language and grammar which is extremely important when hiring a writer. I have rehired him for additional work and I plan to continue to utilize his skills.” “In working with Arnold Johnson he quickly established good communication with me, and met the time frame I needed the job done. He was a great help with my editing and his professionalism was spot on. I would certainly recommend Arnold to any one who needs help with editing.” You're here because you need articles/blogs or even have a product or service to promote. It might even be work for your clients either way you need RESULTS, and you need them yesterday. The above testimonials (taken directly from my Elance profile) prove that I can deliver the results you need and making you look good--on time and with zero worries.

94% Job Success
$11.00 /hr
86 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

Kelsey Lewis

Kelsey Lewis

Passionate Content Writer and Editor

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 15

With a lifelong love of reading, learning and exploring new places, I studied English in college and love the power of communication! I feel passionate about helping others to convey their ideas and purpose, whether that be through email campaigns, blog writing/management or editing existing content. With experience in web development, I understand the technical aspects on online content production, along with the creative side. So let's get in touch! I'd love to help you with your writing, editing and content needs!

$11.50 /hr
0 hours

Joseph Diola

Joseph Diola

Web Researcher/Expert Data Entry/Lead Generation/Craiglist Expert

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

To obtain a full time position that will utilize my persuasive abilities and outgoing personality for maximum success. I want to be part of the company that is related on my field of studies, because for me its fun, challenging and exciting. I learn faster when it comes to this field which is computer related job. Base on my experience, I really feel excitement on having new project or meeting new people on the job. That's why it inspires me working everyday. So I'm looking forward on working other projects specially on computer related job, and I will give my very best shot out of it. My skills sets include: * Data Entry Expert * Marketing/Data Entry Specialist * Craigslist Expert * Market Research * Web Researcher * Lead Generation * SEO * LinkedIn Audit

100% Job Success
$4.44 /hr
2,293 hours

Angela Counter

Angela Counter

Professional Editor and Writer

Canada - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

* Bachelor of Arts : English with an additional Certificate in Editing * Friendly and professional with great communication skills and a lot of experience helping develop written content for production or publication * Efficient and organized with over 10 years' experience at project management * Skilled at facilitation, mentorship, client engagement, and conflict resolution

$22.00 /hr
0 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

Jessica Z.

Jessica Z.

Dedicated and Creative Assistant

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

I am a writer with over ten years experience doing everything from proofreading to ghost writing. I am self-taught in HTML, Wordpress, Adobe Photoshop and more. I excel in online communication, going above and beyond to make sure my clients are thrilled with the work they receive. I also enjoy working third shift and helping clients solve technical and creative conundrums. Comfortable in both Windows and Mac environments.

$15.00 /hr
9 hours