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  1. Roi B.

    Roi B.

    Experienced Writer, Editor and Researcher

    Saudi Arabia - Tests: 11

    I specialize in communications and multimedia projects. Clients can count on me to come up with original, well-thought out and creative write-ups for their content management needs. I am well-versed in feature and travel writing, editorials, product reviews and business communications. I guarantee fast turn-around with rewriting, editing, article spinning and research assignments. I take advantage of my time and task management skills to make sure I meet deadlines and hand-in output that meet and exceed expectations. By profession, I am a human resources practitioner handling responsibilities in organizational development, training and business communications, among others. My tasks mainly revolve around policy development, performance management, job evaluations, employee engagement, onboarding and induction, and internal communications. I also have an extensive background in customer service and administrative assistance.

    $16.67 /hr
    30 hours
    4.23
  2. Edmer Laroza

    Edmer Laroza Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Specialist/Copy Editing

    Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    I am reliable, honest Full-time Data Entry Specialist and Web Researcher seeking for new job. Studied BS Industrial Technology Major in Computer Technology in Southern Luzon State University - Tiaong Campus. I'm proficient in using Google Docs/Spreadsheet, MS Office applications such as MS Word & MS Excel. I've worked as Machine Operator and checker for almost 1 year in Concepcion Carrier Air-conditioning Company.

    Associated with: ABE Solutions

    $5.00 /hr
    56 hours
    5.00
  3. 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
  4. 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
    0.00
  5. RICHMOND JOHN TABUENA

    RICHMOND JOHN TABUENA

    Data Entry, Researcher,Virtual assistant, Encoder, gamer, game-testing

    Philippines - Tests: 5

    Looking for a job where i can use my educational qualification and convert my theoretical knowledge into practical work through which I hope to achieve professional growth and also be of help to the company in reaching its goals.

    $3.33 /hr
    1,621 hours
    0.00
  6. Heherson Salvador

    Heherson Salvador

    Freelancer, Virtual Assistant

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am an Electrical Engineer by profession with passion in technical writing and article writing. I am proficient in Microsoft office tools like Word, Excel, Power point, Outlook, Internet and also AutoCAD. I am hardworking and always strive to meet customer requirements to develop a long term relationship.

    $5.00 /hr
    6 hours
    0.00
  7. John Kerby Villamar

    John Kerby Villamar

    Data Entry Specialist

    Philippines - Tests: 1

    I want to gain myself as a freelancer in Odesk. I have a 10 years experience in Data Entry. I want to give my best in my employer and make a long term relation with him. My objective is to provide accurate service to my client and give client full satisfaction. I am hard worker, honest and very dedicate to my job. I want to build my career with ODESK freelancing site. I always ready to do your job with great confidence. I always try my best to produce high quality work for my client.

    $3.00 /hr
    62 hours
    4.99
  8. 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
  9. John Zottoli

    John Zottoli

    Helping You Succeed

    United States

    I have retired from a Human Resources career with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. My experience in selecting employees and screening applicants for others well prepares me to help develop resumes and cover letters. I know what it takes to get past screeners and what gets the attention of selecting officials. I have also work in contracting, on the vendor side and the Government side. I have written specifications for Requests For Proposals, I have served as a member or chair or member of Source Selection Panels, and I have served as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative.

    $16.00 /hr
    67 hours
    4.80