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  1. Brian Frydenborg

    Brian Frydenborg

    Freelance Writer / Researcher / Analyst / Consultant / Historian

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

    Personal website with more detail: http://www.brianfrydenborg.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianfrydenborg I have almost 15 years of experience writing about, researching, and analyzing complex public policy, historical, political, and international affairs subjects ranging from UN peacekeeping to ancient Rome. My Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University is a double major in History (concentration Asia and Russia) and Politics, and my Master of Science degree from the George Mason University School of Public Policy is in Peace Operations, a term which basically refers to everything that occurs in and concerns conflict/postconflict and disaster/postdisaster zones, especially international development, humanitarian relief and aid, and governance/institution building. I can easily provide a quality work product concerning any of these topics and many others, and can also easily research, write, and analyze new subjects. I also have extensive travel experience, including to Japan, Cuba, Liberia, Israel and the West Bank, and Jordan, to list some examples. My resume, which provides more detail, can be found on my LinkedIn profile http://www.linkedin.com/in/brianfrydenborg/ Please feel free to contact me regarding any of your research, writing, analysis, and consulting needs. I am also available for interviews as a subject-matter expert. NOTE TO CLIENTS: I DO NOT DO FIXED-PRICE CONTRACTS USING ODESK'S FIXED-PRICE SYSTEM. oDesk removed most protections for contractors with its new fixed price system so this is non-negotiable. HOWEVER, WE CAN AGREE TO A FIXED PRICE USING THE HOURLY SYSTEM TO BILL in that you can set an hourly cap on your end that will not allow the price to go past a certain point without your permission and action on your end and the system will not let me bill past this limit. In this situation, depending on our arrangement I can work until the job is done regardless of how many more hours past the cap it takes. My basic ground rules are 1.) any contract we make is going to only be the project outlined in that contract; additional work will require a separate contract as opposed to just adding to existing contract to keep things clear, and so that the client rating can reflect the actual work stipulated in said contract and not additional requests made after a contract is agreed upon 2.) I will be very responsive in my communication expect a similar responsiveness in return 3.) I ask that I not be held responsible for a third party's satisfaction with my work since you as the client, not I, have the relationship with the third party, but I will be happy to work off of feedback from a third party for any contract in order to address that third party's concerns 4.) if for any reason you are unsatisfied with my work I ask that you communicate to me the reasons why so that I may address any issues or offer a resolution that will bring you to a state of satisfaction 5.) If your work requires the APA documentation format and it is something other than a very short assignment, there will be a non-negotiable 10% surcharge because of the extra time this style requires. I look forward to doing business with you!

    $59.99 /hr
    252 hours
    4.98
  2. Phillip Nista

    Phillip Nista

    Freelance writer and academic copyeditor

    United States - Last active: 5 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.

    $45.00 /hr
    38 hours
    4.79
  3. Palesa M.

    Palesa M.

    Researcher/Statistical analysis/Academic writer-editor/Proofreading

    South Africa - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I currently hold a PhD in invasion biology. I am skilled in all aspects of research including study design, research material, literature reviews, data analysis and interpretation and academic writing. Im fluent in both verbal and written english and have published peer- reviewed research papers in my field. I'm proficient and have extensive experience in computer based skills MS Office suite, Corel draw and several other programs including GIS and statistic programs (SPSS, Statistica and R). I have also done presentations at many international conferences. I am to provide quality services to all my clients and will treat all work with utmost confidentiality and integrity.

    $30.00 /hr
    341 hours
    4.85
  4. Joanne H.

    Joanne H.

    Data collection and information management expert

    Canada - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

    Professional researcher, data analyst, and technical writer with health, HR, and social sciences background. More than 15 years experience. Deliverable focused. Talk to me about designing your data collection tools (including interview schedules and online and paper surveys); collecting your data; conducting your summary reporting and statistical analyses; developing (or fixing!) academic and marketing presentations, white papers and reports; and preparing your drafts for journal submission and publication. My goals are: 1. to use technology to streamline how we gather intelligence; 2. to use my research design, analytics and informatics experience to make your information meaningful and transparent; 3. to use my exceptional writing about statistics, research, and technical information to take your deliverables to the next level. As i continue to build my on line presence I am interested in applying my expertise as independent contractor working on short and mid term projects.

    $35.00 /hr
    245 hours
    4.71
  5. James Swartz

    James Swartz

    Ph.D. Data Analyst/Statistician - Evaluator - Writer

    United States - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    Seeking consulting work that builds on my many years of experience in research, evaluation, statistics, and project management. I have advanced evaluation and statistical analytic skills and am fluent in Stata and SPSS. I know SAS as well but prefer not to use it because of their licensing structure. My writing and oral skills are excellent and I am also comfortable conducting trainings, workshops, and presentations. I can also help with editing and writing technical or non-technical documents.

    $50.00 /hr
    10 hours
    4.84
  6. Irene Valerio

    Irene Valerio

    Spanish/English Translator, Statistician

    United States - Last active: 03/06/2012 - Tests: 8

    1) Experienced Spanish/English translator, efficient, creative and talented. Native speaker born and raised in Latin America. I have worked in translation and simultaneous interpretation for over 13 years both in Latin America and the US. Extensive translation work in diverse fields and formats such as full length books, scholarly articles, legal documents, technical and business, workshops and lectures. Also available for editing, proof reading or technical writing work. 2) Applied statistician by training (Master's degree), able to perform complex and insight generating analysis as well as create user-friendly, easily communicable reports and presentations of results. Experience with medical and insurance data Numerous respectable references in both fields available upon request

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
    4.78
  7. Frederick Wootan

    Frederick Wootan

    Writer, Editor, Insurance Consultant

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

    I have over 30 years experience in the property/casualty insurance business specializing in commercial risk analysis and providing the right insurance program. After this experience I taught General Business, Creative Writing, and Public Speaking in high school for eight years. I also have six published books. One book is a primer for insurance agents, two are books on classroom management for teachers, two are murder mysteries and one is a memoir. I have acted as an expert witness in several insurance cases and written many articles for national trade magazines. I have also ghostwritten two novels and a business book.

    $38.89 /hr
    103 hours
    4.62
  8. Mumtaz R

    Mumtaz R

    Web Researcher

    Congo - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

    A reliable web researcher with 6 years of professional experience. Skillful in SPSS, Mind Jet, FreeMind, Google docs, Microsoft office, Writing, Editing, Proofreading, Data entry, Data analysis, Transcription, Surveys, Admin support etc. My strong interpersonal skills have always supported me in fulfilling the targets I have set for myself and the client. I am passionate towards growing myself professionally in accordance with work I m assigned to, I am therefore interested in such activities that provides me experience and learning for my professional growth.

    $8.89 /hr
    423 hours
    4.93
  9. Deah E.

    Deah E.

    Math and Physics Teacher, Writer, and Data Entry Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 16

    I am a registered teacher here in the Philippines - a graduate of the degree BS in Physics for Teachers and currently pursuing MS in Teaching Physics. Three years of experience in the Academe helped me gain flexibility given the kind of work I have to face everyday. Knowledge and skills that I have gained from my work include, but are not limited to, effectively teaching Physics and Mathematics to all year levels, creating learner modules, coaching students for science-related quiz bees, and developing various types of assessments for the subjects I'm teaching. I love learning and is very eager to learn new things. My other qualifications and skills are the following: *Units in other sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science) as well as in both basic and advanced Mathematics (Calculus, Differential Equations) *Advanced Physics units *Writing news and editorial articles for school paper/magazine *Can perform minor article/ebook/research paper editing tasks *Experience in checking ebook facts *Basic knowledge of SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) *Extensive knowledge in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) and Google docs *Data Entry and Web Research *Adept in using different Social Media platforms

    $13.33 /hr
    514 hours
    5.00
  10. Roulene E.

    Roulene E.

    Researcher, writer, editor. I give information meaning.

    South Africa - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

    Sourcing and organizing quality information/data is what I love to do most. For me the beauty lies in not only sourcing the right information but also presenting in such a way as to give it meaning and help my client to change mere information into usable knowledge. I specialize in desktop research, data collection and analysis, while applying my writing skills to write outstanding, well researched reports. Preparing presentations or presentation notes for my clients has become one of the skills many rely on, especially when deadlines are looming. As web designer I focus on content rich sites using HTML or CMS design to build effective websites. As consultant my focus is on e-waste and hazardous waste management in Africa and I have been involved in research and report writing on several energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $27.78 /hr
    135 hours
    5.00