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  1. Freddie Van Der Ploeg

    Freddie Van Der Ploeg

    Bachelor in Commerce

    Czech Republic - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    My place of stay is in Prague, Czech Republic, and I can be contacted for part- and/or full-time home based opportunities. I have: - experience in customer service because I dealt directly with customers face-to-face, by email and by phone; - been selling contracts in mobile telephony, internet and rental space. During this period I had extensive training on the job; - standardized applicable values as long-term relationship and increasing customer; - proven myself to be a quick learner (see my reference of Accenture) and I enjoy developing myself; - eye for detail and I know how to visualize your business; - no issue with adapting to set up structures which I try to make my own and improve to gain better results; - strong communication skills and experience to work with cultural differences. I studied Small Business & Retail Management and in this area I gained a lot of knowledge in the past years. It also made me the person who thinks about your business by showing keen interest. During my recent projects on oDesk I improved my Office (Microsoft/Google) skills significantly. Other software I work(ed) with but not limited to are: - Wordpress, - GetResponse, - AutoRespond, - Mailchimp, - SurveyMonkey, - Gimp, - Audacity, - Google products I also cooperate with other freelancers. In the case you would like me to control your project feel free to contact me as well. I will hire the designated freelancers myself and for you there will be just one contact. I operate under the name Non-stop Strategy. Freelancers I work with and recommend: - Kristina Simkova - experienced data analyst and web researcher https://www.upwork.com/users/~0142ad7f4d6c105c30 - Martin Galis - web designer and customer service specialist https://www.upwork.com/users/_~01d1f493a3e3598a46 Feel free to contact me in case you have something to share or want to offer. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and I am looking forward to start doing business with you. Best Regards, Freddie

    $30.00 /hr
    4,282 hours
    5.00
  2. Christi Aldridge

    Christi Aldridge

    Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creator

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 15

    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.

    $27.78 /hr
    1,723 hours
    5.00
  3. Giacomo M.

    Giacomo M.

    Expert Game Designer and Creative Director

    Italy - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

    Share with me your vision and I will make it real: a vibrant and breathing reality. An experienced narrative and game designer raised in the world of indie video games and fantasy RPG. Expert in the field of fantasy and sci fi genres. 4+ years as narrative and game designer, developing MMORPG, RPG and city building games, acknowledged by players as rich and memorable experiences. 6+ years as a writer, creating entire world settings, casts of characters, factions and deep story arcs, delivered with visceral impact. My professional experience includes games like Planeshift, HOG, Heroes' Tears and Arakion. My computer science education and familiarity with Unity game engine are bonuses. I will use my creative eye to make your game shine. --------------------- Member of Mensa International, high IQ society, since 2006. Portfolio: http://www.fantasyeydor.com/portfolio

    $25.00 /hr
    859 hours
    5.00
  4. Judy L.

    Judy L.

    Writer, Editor, Translator

    Netherlands - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am a writer who's got a proven track record for delivering. I am knowledgeable, thorough, and precise. I do meticulous research of the topics I am given, and even for the fiction that I write. I am, by nature, a detail-oriented person. My past history includes medical school and graduate-level research, as well as laboratory work and editing scientific papers. As for translating, I have lived in the Netherlands for seven years, and have taken and passed the NT2. My approach to translating is less than literal, but I've always felt that if you can discern that the document is a translation, then the translator has failed. I endeavor not to leave any awkward traces of Dutch.

    $33.33 /hr
    39 hours
    4.99
  5. Brooke Pierce

    Brooke Pierce

    Writer, Researcher, Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    I have been working as a freelancer for over 15 years, and during that time I have developed long-term working relationships that have allowed me to expand my abilities while also giving me the flexibility that comes with telecommuting. I am always looking for interesting new projects to take on, especially in the areas of article writing, copywriting, and editing.

    $38.89 /hr
    531 hours
    4.75
  6. Sue Peterson

    Sue Peterson

    Freelance Writer/Editor/Tutor/Curriculum Developer/Educator

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2

    Capitalizing on 30+ years of teaching experience (regular and special education, ESL, gifted/talented) at all grade levels from elementary through adult learners and in various subjects with strong interest in reading, creative writing, and drama, I will help you with your individual or company needs. I have presented at numerous state and national conferences, secured dozens of grants, and written/produced over 50 plays for children. A published author of 450 children's books, I have also written adult books for clients on o-Desk. My background includes extensive work in curriculum and editing any type of text. Please read my profile to see more about my exemplary writing and editing abilities distinguishing me in the top 1% of o-Desk contractors. Creative and hard working, your goal is my goal.

    $33.33 /hr
    2,269 hours
    4.99
  7. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

    Words have power – tremendous power. My mission is to harness that power in order to help my clients, whether that involves crafting clear, concise business manuals or helping a first-time writer to prepare a draft for submission to agents. I have been writing and editing professionally for nearly four years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work.

    $60.00 /hr
    1,143 hours
    4.99
  8. Lauren B.

    Lauren B.

    Writer/Editor/Attorney: Law| Business | Creative| Academic | etc.

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 12

    For more than 15 years, I have been a writer and editor in many different capacities, from writing white papers on healthcare policy, to founding and editing a literary journal, to editing theses and dissertations for graduate students, to crafting and revising resumes. I am also an attorney, with very strong legal research and writing skills in many areas of the law. Much of my professional experience has been in healthcare policy and law, and I have an excellent grasp of medical terminology and am familiar with a broad range of health topics and issues. In addition, I write literary fiction that has been published widely. My collection of short fiction was published in June of 2014. If it's not listed, I might know it. If I don't know it, I'd love to learn it. I look forward to working with you. (Please note that my fees for legal work are higher than my posted hourly rate, which is my fee for general writing and editing.)

    $35.00 /hr
    24 hours
    4.97
  9. Ann K.

    Ann K.

    Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

    Sweden - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

    My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usually apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, and then that rate apply. On the other hand could other duties require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi-skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of your kind of recaps what service is. Additionally to the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. Besides having extensive work experience, the studying of sociology, psychology and computer science at an academic level constitutes useful knowledge. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me, and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at an early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing, I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Regarding human language, I write with a fine imagination, do my research and have a splendid vocabulary. Regarding computers, I like to make life easier for end users, and I also focus on usability. Regarding both languages, I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if you're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

    $30.00 /hr
    81 hours
    4.98
  10. Chere Poole

    Chere Poole

    Copy/Content Editor, Business/Creative Writer, Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 13

    I am an experienced editor, writer, proofreader, and marketing professional with an excellent work ethic and "I can do" attitude. Self-motivated, organized and deadline-driven, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table gained in various settings over 30 years. I have earned a 5 star rating and intend to keep it by using excellent research, writing and editing skills to deliver quality work for my clients. Whether I design, write and produce promotional materials for your business, SEO copy for your website, or help you polish an article, blog, short story or novel, every project receives my best effort. I am detailed, motivated, driven to succeed and take pride in my work. I consider your project my project, and do my utmost to make you happy. For a look at my current blogs, check out CBeyond Realty.com and Mortgage Springs.com

    $25.00 /hr
    1,504 hours
    5.00