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Jade K.

Jade K.

Instructional designer and developer of award-winning e-learning

United Kingdom - Portfolio: 4

I am an independent e-learning consultant specialising in instructional design, e-learning development and blended learning design. With an in-depth understanding of instructional design and a keen eye for visual design, I create learner-focused e-learning materials that are both effective and easy on the eye. I use a wide variety of e-learning and multimedia development tools with particular expertise in Articulate Storyline and Studio. Previously I worked in libraries in the higher education sector with a particular focus on developing online learning materials to support students’ academic skills development, including the University of Manchester Library’s award-winning “My Learning Essentials” programme.

$60.00 /hr
0 hours

Milena T.

Milena T.

Professor of Finance and Voice Over Artist

United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

Obtain contract work in the field of finance utilizing my resources in the areas of economic and financial research, corporate financial management, and investment portfolio management. I hold a Master's Degree in Finance from Walsh College as well as 8 years professional experience in the field. I also have over 15 years experience as a professional singer, actress, and voice over artist. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music. I specialize in the following types of reads: teen through middle-aged female, British accent, retail/announcer, real person, corporate/technical, narration/storytelling and e-learning reads. You will receive a high quality mp3 or .wav file within 24 hours or less of notification of hire and mutually approved script. If you are not 100% satisfied with my work, I expect NO payment. I am a professional and I pride myself on getting your job done right and I have many satisfied clients. More about my experience: I am the owner and director of The Voice Works Studio, LLC since 2002 where I provide voice overs, and teach performing artists vocal technique and business skills. I have my own professional recording equipment with excellent sound quality and can provide clear audio vocals with fast turnaround time. Some of my recent clients include: GoodbyeCrutches Arch-Tech Virtual Tipodean Technologies Michael Sheldon Reed Design Hawaii Web Studio ...and many more!

$55.56 /hr
12 hours

Allison Kloster

Allison Kloster

Social Media Maven - Outgoing & Experienced

United States - Portfolio: 1

*Why I'm the Right Person for the Job: Outgoing, energetic, experienced and ready to get the job done! I don't like to leave a project unfinished and I genuinely love to help others. I have a strong background in administrative tasks as well as graphic design, research, copy-editing and more. I am a full-time social media consultant from the beautiful "Rose City" - Portland, OR. --->Find out more about me at: *When I'm working I always make sure to... Communicate. Open communication is key and I am available by email (which goes right to my phone & iPad), or, phone conference by request. *When I'm not working... I am very creative and enjoy all types of crafting and cooking. I also enjoy time with my family and friends and exploring the beautiful Pacific NW.

60% Job Success
$33.00 /hr
65 hours

Vinita B.

Vinita B.

Once written, words live for all eternity

India - Portfolio: 1

‘To be or not to be’ is how I would like to express my attitude towards writing and as proof, some examples of my work that I take pride in projecting are - Constant improvement has always been my ethos and with each passing day I hope to stretch my horizons and explore new areas of knowledge through my writing.

73% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
12 hours

Elbot Carman

Elbot Carman

Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Brand Developer

United States - Portfolio: 21

My name is Elbot (pronounced just as it’s spelled). I developed an interest in Graphic Design and Illustration in my youth, and went on to dabble in it as a teenager. I later went on to pursue a college education in concern to both. I currently hold a BA in Digital Art (Minor in Information Technology) from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and an MFA in Media Design from Full Sail University. I've worked for several different companies and clients in the past few years across the country. I carry a great passion for graphic design and illustration. My “artistic influences” include Naota Oshima (Character designer responsible for Sonic the Hedgehog and NiGHTS into Dreams), Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy and American Dad), and Yoshitaka Amano (The original character artist for Final Fantasy, now famous for his silkscreen prints). My design influences mostly revolve around being raised by a mechanical engineer (my father).

$17.00 /hr
1 hours

Khurram Shahzad

Khurram Shahzad Agency Contractor

Article,Content Writing,Translation,SEO,Data Entry

Pakistan - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

I have an optimistic approach.I believe”You’ll never see the beauty and the brightness of the stars if you’re looking down”.I have done my master’s degree in business administration from UNIVERSTY OF CANTERBURY,UK.I am professional translator and SEO expert.I have 5 years’ experience.I quickly grasp new ideas and to focus the demands of my employers. I am offering you my multi-talented services with 100% high quality,well researched, and original.I am enthusiastic about developing my freelancer expertise online,I possess a strong background in academia, as well as writing in formal professional environments and more flexible.If you want your work done well, quickly, and hassle-free.I am most likely the freelancer your project needs. I assure you will find me a highly motivated employee.My content specialties include article writing, data entry, blog writing, report writing ,content writing, translation in all languages with Trados.Just hire me to amaze you with my quality work!

Associated with: K.Shahzad

$3.50 /hr
13 hours

Farzana Y.

Farzana Y.

Senior WordPress Developer and SEO expert, WordPress SEO, SMM

Bangladesh - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 17

----------- --------------- I'm Farzana Yasmin. I'm a WEB DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT AND SEO EXPERT. Here is my full details and work experience please review the site : I’m part of a local IT firm. I have 4+ years of experience in Wordpress, Graphics Design, Web Development, SEO/Sem/Link building/Traffic generation/Top ranking on Google. Now I have a little team at 4 members. I believe in high quality results and I do my best to deliver on-time work with great results for the client. For me, success comes after the completion of the project to the client's satisfaction. I am available in Skype and google hangout.

72% Job Success
$5.60 /hr
2,020 hours

Rick Kievin Dayak

Rick Kievin Dayak

Data Entry Professional

Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

Over the past 4 years I have experienced to use my skills and hardworking ability in data entry jobs, to benefit my employer and be of service to others. Through this experiences I can now proudly say that I have enough knowledge in performing several administrative tasks particularly in data entry, copy writing jobs and being a virtual assistant.

100% Job Success
$3.00 /hr
2,189 hours

Averyll O.

Averyll O.

Virtual Assistant and Content Creator

Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

Over the past few years, I have encountered and handle great customers, and employers. Different, but all have one goal. For me, to give them great service and great work that will exceed their expectations. My great focus now is working on designs, chat support, techincal and sales. I am also interested in being a virtual asisstant and anything you want me to work with. My main purpose for you is to give you a work well done, for me to learn and gain experiences and from both of us to earn a lot from it.

97% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
542 hours

Stephanie lyn D.

Stephanie lyn D.

INBOUND/OUTBOUND Telemarketer and Flexible Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 9

I am a freelancer for some quite time now and I have handled projects that involve online marketing, market research email marketing, and to maintain as well as promote the business through the use of social media like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Back Page, Wordpress, Posting Ads and Online Marketing Strategies. I am proficient in combining traditional and web based marketing strategies, including social media and branding. After that, I transferred to Consulting Firm as a Research Data Base Manager that handles graphics projects such as creating brochures, flyers, PowerPoint Presentations, And etc.. For different clients with commercial businesses. I also have skills in writing resume, and business letters. I finished a few projects that involve real estate. Wherein I managed Wordpress Accounts for different Realtor and as well as updating their everyday listings. I have experience in a BPO Industry that molded my skills to strive to deliver real results and also help me to build my knowledge about sales and technical world. I can offer my employee honest, punctual, and superlative teamwork. I am friendly and well mannered with a bubbly personality, yet hard working and self motivated. Can communicate and relate with people of all ages and a dedicated member to anything I start, but am also eager to continue learning.

$3.33 /hr
479 hours