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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
2,255 hours

Christi Aldridge

Christi Aldridge

Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creator

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 16

I have a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Journalism. I was an award winning columnist for my university paper, and wrote articles for the school's magazine as well. I am creative and love to express that. I have been writing online for the past five years specializing in areas such as crafts, entertainment, beauty and fashion, home decor, DIY, kids' activities and parties, holiday ideas, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and literature. I am also trained in copywriting, opinion articles and public relations writing. I'm a grammar and spelling lover and adore editing as well as writing and have taken copyediting classes. I have a sharp sense of humor, flawless spelling and grammar skills and I tend to work very hard but very fast. I'm experienced with social networking, HTML, Microsoft Word, SEO writing and blogging. I love coming up with ideas and being creative so my articles aren't run of the mill. I'm friendly, social and great with customers and clients as well. I was named one of Yahoo's Top Writers of 2012, and stay busy with projects ranging from social media, product descriptions, blogs, and Buying Guides to page reviews and ratings, article writing, and editing. I love the written word, especially when it's spelled properly! I'm prompt, trustworthy, and strive for excellence every day, and I enjoy becoming a better writer with each project I work on.

100% Job Success
$27.78 /hr
2,422 hours

Emily Jones

Emily Jones

Proofreader - Project Manager - Copy Editor

United States - Tests: 4

Over the last 10+ years, I have written and edited countless articles and blog posts on a freelance basis and have been involved in ghostwriting, proofreading, and co-authoring ebooks, technical manuals, and team education materials. I have extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing a team and I am currently seeking new engagements that will allow me to use my editing and supervisory skills to bring both clients and projects to your organization. I am dedicated to my projects and my teams and it is my mission to exceed my clients' expectations.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
2,583 hours

Manolito Sulit

Manolito Sulit

Tagalog/Filipino Translator, Web Admin, DE & Content Specialist

Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 14

Thank you for your interest in my profile. You can call me Manny. A published writer in Filipino and a former teacher of the language, my poems and stories are collected in paperback, ebook and magazine editions. I have also written, directed and produced a full-length indie movie. I've got my Journalism degree from UST and some postgraduate translation units during my stint at DLSU. My oDesk career has started way back in 2008 as a VA doing data entry for MLS. After a year, an offer came to implement Internet marketing strategies that promote language learning products and also to develop affiliate sites. Since then, more clients have entrusted me with more exciting jobs related to content, data entry, online marketing, website management and the like. I look forward to working with you in your project. Best regards.

100% Job Success
$12.00 /hr
6,966 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
7,909 hours

Ryan M.

Ryan M.

Customer Support Expert, QuickBooks Specialist, Java Programmer

Philippines - Tests: 3

After graduating in 2006, I have worked in the BPO industry providing technical support to hardware, networking, and accounting software clients in the United States. I have direct contact with customers of our clients helping them solve issues ranging from simple computer operation to complex accounting software resolution. I am available to work every 10 am - 7 pm PST.

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
8,602 hours

Avila Bernaldez

Avila Bernaldez

Data Entry | Web Researcher | Citation Builder | Admin. Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

My objective is to provide 100% accurate service to my client and give client full satisfaction. I am hard worker, honest and very dedicated to my job. I always respect the deadline. So my aim is to deliver a good job in less estimated time. I want to build my career here in oDesk. I'm always ready to do your job with great confidence. I always try my best to produce high quality work for my clients.I have a 2 years great experience in Citation Building/Local Citation/Google Places and keyword/web research. I have expertise in : 1.Creating Business Accounts and Sites like in Google+,Twitter,Facebook,Yelp, Insiderpages,Tupalo, etc. 2.Data Entry jobs using Excel Sheets 3.Review postings in different sites 4.Article Sharing/Submissions in Google+, Facebook and Twitter 5.Uploading files, photos and videos Youtube5 Facebook Twiiter 6.Converting files and documents. PDF to Word I can assure my eagerness to work with you, and my dedication to my work and to what project you will give me more. I am looking forward into having mutual benefits with my future clients. I am available to chat by Skype and would be happy to set up a convenient time to discuss the application you’re moving and some ideas about the safest way to get it into the cloud.

100% Job Success
$4.44 /hr
2,088 hours

Gweendalyn Lachica

Gweendalyn Lachica

Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time. WordPress Expert – WP installation, plugins installation, content management, pages creation, template modification, basic SEO, and website updates. Editor/Proofreader - correct spelling, grammar, punctuation mark placement, and sentence construction. Creative/Technical Writer - article, blog, essay, feature, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. Honest and reliable. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

98% Job Success
$8.00 /hr
4,238 hours

Chad Stetson

Chad Stetson Agency Contractor

Prolific Writer, Editor, Project Manager

Canada - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

I’m currently a writer for eBay US, eBay UK, and eBay AU. I’ve written for many notable clients on oDesk on a long-term basis including Travelocity, Trefis, and Worldstart, as well as numerous individual clients. My feedback scores speak for themselves, as does the amount of money I have earned on this platform alone. My skills include writing, editing, and project management. I’ve worked in a variety of environments both online and offline, and have proven myself as an intelligent and dependable worker and leader. I’m a motivated individual who has put more than my fair share of blood and sweat into my work. I’ve held a variety of positions at various companies during my 10+ years in the professional world, including being an Owner, Communications Director, Project Manager, Editor, Copywriter, SEO Specialist, and Social Media Manager. If you’re looking to review my track record, I highly suggest reviewing my feedback comments and scores, or check out some of my portfolio pieces. A quick example of my published work can be found here: Educationally speaking, I hold a Bachelor of Arts (major in psychology) from the University of Manitoba. I'm currently completing a Master degree at Trinity Western University. Additionally, I've completed certification in Academic Writing and Religious Studies. If I seem like a match for you, don't hesitate to send me a message or an invitation to interview. I'm always open to discussing new projects and I'm constantly looking for more work. Additional samples and references available upon request. Cheers, Chad Stetson

Associated with: YiDesigns Agency, Kinzer Projects, LLC Agency

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
1,467 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