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  1. Alfred Apeatu

    Alfred Apeatu

    Pharmacist with Excellent English and Computer Knowledge

    Ghana - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    As a registered and practising pharmacist, I have over seven (7) years of medical knowledge from both Hospital and Community Pharmacy practice. I am therefore most useful in medical projects, be it medical transcription, medical analysis, medical records research and medical writing. I have excellent English knowledge and I am computer literate, with special proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word. Hence I am open to Data Entry, Copy writing and proofreading projects. I am also ready to work on regular audio transcriptions. I dedicate at least ten (10) hours per day to online projects and work on only one project at a time. This is because I prioritise the delivery of excellent quality work or results before deadlines. You can count on me for excellent and professional results.

    $5.56 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Sanil Varghese

    Sanil Varghese

    RN/medical/nursing/article/graphic design/translator/transcriber/NCLEX

    India - Last active: 08/16/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

    I can be the person you are searching for any kind of job in oDesk. I will provide quality articles in English. My articles will pass through copyscape. SEO articles are my area of interest. I do lots of research and then write the articles. I do prepare NCLEX questions and Nursing competetive examination questions. I am a professional transcriber. I have completed medical transcription course. I have done transcription of medical and non-medical files. English-Kannada-Malayalam-Hindi Transcription and Translation works are done. I provide voice over for agencies and websites. To know more about my service.............just hire me.

    $7.00 /hr
    163 hours
    4.83
  3. Irene Quizeo Conde

    Irene Quizeo Conde

    Expert on EXCEL/Data-Entry/Web Researching/Email Response/Google Docs

    Philippines - Last active: 6 months ago - Tests: 6

    "I want to obtain a job where it can effectively utilized for increased profitability by developing a dynamic team." I'm living independently and eager to learn everything! Through my 12 years work experience in an Outsourcing company, it molds me to become an effective employee that always seek for an avenue for success in career and life. Experts on data entry, web researching, advance knowledge on MS Office application (MS Excel, Word and Outlook), office management tasks including organizational abilities, customer service oriented, with proper training for inbound and outbound calls, order and payment processing and email handling response. Familiar with Google docs, calendar and maps. With typing speed of 50 words per minute. Currently working as IT plotter staff, where we transfer contents from print media to a searchable text format. The job consists in copying and pasting articles from Scandinavian newspapers into forms on our own software platform, from where the text goes into our search engines and past our analyst department before it is sent to the clients.

    $3.50 /hr
    122 hours
    4.96
  4. Samuel K.

    Samuel K.

    Samuel Kamau

    Kenya - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 9

    I am a trainee engineer specializing in Telecommunication and Information engineering. I am more than talented in penning articles, journals, e-books and publications that leave a mark on every one who gets absorbed into reading my work right from the first paragraph. I pride in diverse and unique techniques of presenting information with utmost clarity, rich in variety of captivating styles of writing. I have honed my writing skills over the years to ably deliver work that wins me accolades from my clients. I am experienced in research and statistical analysis, medical journals, e-books as well as a reports, essays and thesis. I look forward to working for you.

    $8.89 /hr
    989 hours
    4.04
  5. Darwin S.

    Darwin S.

    Excellent Admin Assistant, Data Miner, PA

    Philippines - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 5

    Administrative support professional offering versatile office management skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs. Strong planner, program developer and problem solver who readily adapts to change. Works independently and exceeds expectations. Able to juggle multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines without compromising quality. With more than 12 years of experience in doing administrative jobs, data entry expert, excellent virtual assistant, and jack of all trades. Advance knowledge in MS Office 2007, basic Photoshop CS4, basic Html, blogging. Researcher and data miner, data analysis, friendly email responder. Always doing my best to exceed your expectations!

    $4.00 /hr
    2,051 hours
    4.52
  6. Lugene Mae Olandag

    Lugene Mae Olandag

    Bookkeeper/Admin HR/Educator/Researcher/Writer/SEO

    Philippines - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 3

    * Candid, hardworking, believes in integrity and consistently sets firm goals to myself. * Thinks positively and demonstrates an unwavering resolve to do whatever must be done to produce the best long-term results, no matter how difficult. * Able to not only meet my employers’ expectations, but has consistently exceeded those markers. I am determined to do well in my job and have a successful career, as well as to make the company I work for more competitive.

    $3.33 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  7. Daisy M.

    Daisy M.

    Communication and Business Specialist

    Thailand - Last active: 7 months ago

    A career oriented individual who is keen to working in a new corporate environment and able to lead and train future business successors. To be able to travel around the world virtually to aid other citizens of the world realize their respective professional commitments and goals of personal fulfillment. To help organizations realize their sustainable profits and improve their business systems. Was a loyal employee of a European group of companies . Held various positions during the span of career life. Working life started on a middle management level until assigned to an expatriate work in different countries. Likewise, assisted to set up companies and facilities in other countries namely, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Thailand. Likewise assigned to Operations in Latin America like Venezuela and Columbia to help in process improvement. The travel around the world in 4 continents have helped in understanding people and the intricacies of human culture As a career oriented individual, with a strong objective to work for new corporate environment and move to new frontiers. Matured experience is a given but not necessarily a hindrance to creating new ideas in diverse environments to suit the ever changing world that continuously evolve. Handled general and operational management of a manufacturing facility for premium outdoor living products supplying hospitality industry Worked for a Non-Government Organization as Program Advisor responsible to review renewable energy project proposals from different countries in the Mekong region for Nordic Foreign funding/grant. Employed as Marketing Manager for a Travel and Lifestyle Magazine with circulation in Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia. Lead cost savings projects, process improvements and income-generating initiatives. Special project manager for an island development.

    $11.11 /hr
    123 hours
    0.00
  8. Phillip Nista

    Phillip Nista

    Freelance writer and academic copyeditor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5

    I have a PhD in biology (Indiana University, 2013) with publications spanning evolutionary ecology, bioinformatics, genomics, and botany. Over the last year, I've become a careful and helpful copyeditor of academic manuscripts in many fields, including agriculture, environmental sciences, psychology, clinical medicine, and foreign policy. I edit all documents, from dissertations to cover letters and CVs, for clients of all backgrounds, including ESL. Jobs less than 4,000 words are done in 24 hours. In addition to standard and substantive copyediting, I also specialize in rewriting cover letters. If you can provide me with some rough text and/or a CV/resume, I can provide you with a stellar cover letter that shows people just how much you have to offer. I'm also available for consultations on statistics and use of the R statistical computing environment. This service can range from troubleshooting and guidance of your analyses to writing R code and performing analyses for you.

    $55.00 /hr
    130 hours
    4.93
  9. Mike Porter

    Mike Porter Agency Contractor

    A Copywriter with Imagination

    United Kingdom - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 10

    You should work with a writer that knows how to send a different message. You don't have to settle for the same bland content as the rest of the web. If a little imagination can go a long way, why not work with a copywriter that has a lot to share? In terms of background, I am a native English speaker from Ireland. I have a BSc in Marketing from the University of Ulster and an MSc in International Marketing from the University of Strathclyde. I have written hundreds of thousands of words of content in prior roles as a business analyst and a copywriter. Now I have my own copywriting agency, and that is called Prime Scripting Ltd.

    Associated with: Prime Scripting

    $30.00 /hr
    695 hours
    4.83
  10. Gian paolo B.

    Gian paolo B.

    General Editor, Proofreader, Typist and Photoshop Expert

    Philippines - Last active: 06/05/2014 - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 12

    Currently looking at opportunities in: - Analysis; - Proofreading and editing; - Photo-editing; - Audio and Video editing; - Calligraphy; - Data Entry and Transcription; - Typing; - Data Modelling; - Mathematics and Physics; and - Translation (Filipino - English). Excellent in English, Math and Filipino. Fast typist. 84 ~ 92 words per minute; 100% accuracy Quick, responsive and keeps in touch with clients through email (odesk) and Skype. Skype ID available upon request. Receives messages through mobile phone when offline and responds to them as soon as possible. Willing to work offline. Having earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and am currently taking up my Ph.D. in one of the top universities in the country, I have over 6 years of background and experience in technical writing and editing. Some of my output include over 20 short stories, 10 plays, 15 poems and 5 technical papers. I have also had my research published in several local publications and in an international triple-blind peer-reviewed research journal. My background in spoken and written Filipino and English are sufficient for translating texts from either language. My translation services emphasize the preservation of the original Tagalog-Filipino as opposed to colloquial Filipino. I have several hours of experience in transcribing English and Filipino audio and video files of different qualities into text. I have experience in handling photo editing and enhancement tasks through Adobe Photoshop CS.5.5, and using software such as Excel Solver, MATLAB, Minitab16, and RealFlow. I have handled audio and video editing software, such as Audacity and Corel Professional Studio. In addition to this, I am experienced in using audio-to-text and text-to-audio software, such as Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking software. In addition to these, I am also inclined to Mathematics, especially Algebra, Geometry, Physics and Calculus.

    $15.00 /hr
    14 hours
    5.00