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Kathleen F.

Kathleen F.

Italian-English Translator

Italy - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

Native American, dual citizen bilingual translator. Experience translating technical manuals, artistic profiles, hunting, civil records, menus, business correspondence as well as training manuals for teachers for visually impaired. My claim to fame was correcting a letter written from a famous Italian singer to an ex American president.

83% Job Success
$29.00 /hr
53 hours

Zerah Katrina Solano

Zerah Katrina Solano

Experienced ESL Teacher and an Amateur Artist/Photographer

Philippines - Tests: 3

An ESL teacher with 5+year experience teaching Koreans and Japanese of all ages. Passionate in imparting knowledge to others through teaching the English language. She also has an experience in the BPO industry particularly in customer service and technical support. In addition, she has an eye for art and photography. She is passionate, dedicated, and determined.

$5.00 /hr
0 hours

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

Anne celine E.

Anne celine E.

Financial Specialist, Virtual Assistant, Social Media Marketer

Philippines - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

A self-motivated, well-driven, goal-oriented, team-player, I am a professional in search of a full-time position where I can continuously learn and grow as I contribute and help the company achieve its goal. I am a Marketing Management graduate with an almost 4-yr experience in a leading financial institution in the Philippines where I was a front-liner displaying and practicing exemplary customer service, handle cash and do basic accounting jobs, debit-credit, payroll processing, account opening/closing, accounts generation, cross-selling, telemarketing (outbound calls), lead generation, prospecting, along with some data entries, data processing, data mining or scraping,file organization, and other clerical tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor. I managed to use Mosaic v2.0, MS Excel, and MS Word during my stay there. I worked in an international financial company (categorized in our country as a BPO), where I was assigned to a special team handling customer queries and resolutions with regards to unclaimed assets - be it cash, stocks, bonds, or physical properties - which often involves accounting/bookkeeping tasks, as well as handling email responses and giving excellent customer service. Being an Operations Representative under the Balance (Escheatment) team, I was able to put my Excel skills to use again, and was able to learn more functions. We dealt with the State offices in the United States from whom we communicate to verify if a property is qualified to being escheated, as well as to customer service agents, who apparently deals with the customers of assets being escheated. MS Excel was still the most used MS tool even after I was transferred to the Cost Basis Team. Tax statuses and verification is one new task I learned. Citrix has been used office-wide, as well as MS Outlook for our emails. We were also trained to work with corporate actions, and other related tasks as assigned by our team manager. I was also appointed to do some administrative, secretarial tasks by our former manager until the new one took over. I am currently an entrepreneur and I do have my own online business besides being a freelancer. I am into coloring, some sketching, drawing, sewing and other handmade crafts right now. Google Docs and Social Media are some of the tools I use. I enjoy online purchases as much as I enjoy online selling and other transactions such as supplies and supplier sourcing, buyer prospecting, and the like. I have basic knowledge in photo editing as well. I use Photo Grid most of the time since I am mostly on mobile mode, always on-the-go. I am quite knowledgeable of Photoshop, too! In case you would require me to use it, it won't be that much of a hassle learning it since I am familiar with the basics. I am a fast learner and willing to be trained. I can work with minimal to no supervision, can lead and handle a team and projects. I know that I can really help you with the things you need to get done.

$4.00 /hr
0 hours

Brooke Thurman

Brooke Thurman

Trained Writer with Graphic Design Experience

United States - Tests: 3

Brooke has strong planning and organizational skills with a proven track record as a leader among her peers in employment, academic and extracurricular activities. She is valued as a team builder, and a go-to person to accomplish tasks effectively and efficiently. She has extensive knowledge of the Adobe Programs, Microsoft Office, social media and online & digital marketing. She has a degree in journalism and excels in writing and copy editing. She also is proficient in print and graphic design.

$11.11 /hr
0 hours

Anna Harris

Anna Harris

Internet Marketer with Office Management Experience

United States - Tests: 4

Hi there! I'm what used to be known as a Girl Friday - an internet marketer, office administrator, event coordinator, and all around life organizer. I love helping people get their files straight and their busy work lives back on track. My days are spent in the freelance marketing realm, creating online marketing and PR campaign strategy for small businesses. I have proven experience in newsletter and email campaign creation, social media marketing, creation of web copy and press releases, local and national SEO, social media strategy and application, website maintenance, updating and streamlining client relationship management software. However, just because I can pull out the big guns doesn't mean that I'm not good at the little stuff. My favorite tasks to help people with are the smaller, (let's face it here) kind of annoying ones, like proofreading documents, constructing legible emails, cleaning up unwieldy Excel files, organizing file folders, and most of the other things that make you wish you'd hit the snooze button just one more time this morning. I have a MSc in Internet Marketing, as well as a graduate degree in Historic Preservation, and I've worked with non-profits, small retailers, alternative health practitioners, gyms, architects, accountants, and artists. You'll find that I'm fair, open minded, and always willing to give my best to reach your goal.

$23.33 /hr
31 hours

Amber Ross Ramos

Amber Ross Ramos Agency Contractor

Copy editor | Virtual Assistant | Appointment setter

Philippines - Tests: 6

My 3 years experience in the BPO industry and the 1 year experience I had as a full-time copy editor have honed my skills in the fields of customer servicing and copy editing. My core strength lies in both copy editing and customer servicing. Upwork is the right place for me to build a new perspective in honing my skills in both fields.

Associated with: Bestgreat Service Outsourcing

$3.00 /hr
0 hours

Halona B.

Halona B.

Writer and Editor

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

Are you a frustrated internet entrepreneur who has has been burned a few times trying to hire writers who claimed they could bring you big money, yet your sales continue to be less than stellar? Do you know you have a product or service that can change people's lives for the better, yet not enough people know your product even exists? Are you tired of apologizing and crying to your partner as you watch your savings dwindle down to ZERO while others with HALF YOUR TALENT are laughing all the way to the bank? STOP THROWING MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN! Discover how my writing services can help you turn your SORRIES into SALES and your CRIES into CASH! No, seriously! What frustrated internet entrepreneurs don't understand is that WRITING FOR SALES is a skill that needs to be learned and practiced. You need to be more than just an English speaker with a degree in English to sell your products and services online. What you need is someone who understands internet marketing, and a writer who gets the whole sales formula for success. WHO AM I? I am a writer and an editor who works with authors, speakers, coaches, and experts of all kinds who are ready to SELL and make an IMPACT. WHAT DO I DO? WRITING: I write sales pages, email sequences, blog posts, perform SEO research, etc. BOOK EDITING: I also support nonfiction writers who need their books edited. My specialties are medical, health, wellness, and spiritual topics. If you're tired of doodling around and bumping into duds who promise the world, but deliver on very little -- let's talk about how I can use my writing talent to get the sales you are so ready to receive.

$55.56 /hr
0 hours

Elizabeth C.

Elizabeth C.


Philippines - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

CAREER SUMMARY * A total of 16.5 years of professional experience in food production & services. Twelve (12) years in operations, 1 year in Training Department and 3.5 years in Human Resources Employee Relations * Handled several positions ranging from management, sales, marketing, training, human relations, and logistics. Gained an expertise in time management, training systems, creating training guidelines & procedure for operation, orientation, employee relations, procurement, documentation, scheduling, financial analysis, budgeting, planning, sales building activities, cash handling, inventory and statistical management * Key accomplishments are primarily on process improvements towards increasing efficiency. With proven skills in managing people and enabling teams to meet its Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) * Able to provide Total Customer and Partner Satisfaction or exceeds their expectation of quality, service, cleanliness and value * Knowledgeable in the use of computer applications in MS Office. Practices situational leadership, is noted as a problem solver manager and driven to deliver excellent results

$22.22 /hr
0 hours