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Catherine Manjeron

Catherine Manjeron

Administrative Support Freelance Provider

Philippines - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

Looking for a position where my skills in the areas of administration and customer service can be of assistance. I am a graduate of a four year course with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. I have developed a wide range of writing term / thesis papers and some articles using MS Word. I am proficient towards variety of software including MS Publisher, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel and MS Word. I have been good with technologies both hardware and software peripheral based on my working experience and is still expecting to learn more about the said field. Various job experiences includes Virtual Assistance (VA), web research, copy and paste, website data entry, database, Microsoft Office, typing speed of 40wpm, and email handling.

90% Job Success
$3.33 /hr
6,597 hours

Donna Y.

Donna Y.

Admin/Virtual/Personal Assistant, Data Entry, PowerPoint, Blogger, SEO

Philippines - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 22

I am a seasoned contractor on Odesk who has had a good track record. I'm a personal assistant but I also do data entry, web research, and PowerPoint presentations. Previously worked as a Personal Assistant for a California-based law firm wherein I was able to hone my skills by performing multiple tasks, my goal is to deliver what the client wants. Ad when it comes to quality of work, I'm one of the best.

100% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
5,242 hours

Rafaela Ambrosio

Rafaela Ambrosio

Rafaela Luz

Brazil - Tests: 3

I am a Brazilian born native Portuguese speaker with impeccable grammar and vocabulary and an eye for detail and accuracy. I have strong communication skills and work effectively both independently and as part of a team. I graduated in Law School at USP (University of São Paulo) and as an academic background I have strong experience with technical research and writing skills. I have 7 years of experience in tax and corporate law working in big companies such PriceWaterhouseCoopers (now known as PWC). I also have good knowledge of accounting and business. I lived one year in England where I studied at Leeds Metropolitan University and I took my masters classes in Spain at Universidad Miguel Hernadez de Elx. Because those experiences I'm able to write, spoke and read english and spanish. I also have many years of experience in Social Work as I have been a member of Scouts Union since 1994. I'm a very curious person and I'm really enjoy research all kind of topics on internet and read a lot.

100% Job Success
$13.00 /hr
479 hours

Michelle J.

Michelle J.

Freelance Writer/Extreme Researcher

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

I am a freelance writer and contract Private Investigator with extreme research skills. My work as a Private Investigator has been a great benefit to my writing. I am able to think outside the box and see the whole picture. As well, Private Investigators are required to think on their feet. You have to create stories (pretext) every day, all day. With this in mind, I can create content on any and all subjects from interviews, or individual research. I am not limited to writing on specific topics. I can write on any topic assigned.

$35.00 /hr
49 hours

Kelly S.

Kelly S.

Virtual Assistant

United States - Tests: 1

Over the past 4 years I have worked in the telecommunications industry as the personal assistant to the companies COO. I have maintained a remote work environment that allowed me to be timely and productive while maintaining an ever increasing work load consisting of research for products and competition, developing and implementing training programs, inventory control, managing a local team as well as several teams in remote locations as well as acting as the company IT director and bookkeeper. I am highly motivated to learn new things, and have an increasing interest in the law, medicine, technology, animal rescue concerns, and healthy eating. I have over 7 years experience blogging as a ghostwriter as well as for myself, and seven years of business ownership under my belt. In my own business I have devoted a large amount of time to research, writing, and graphic design including but not limited to business logo and letter head design.

83% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
35 hours

Benjamin Arem

Benjamin Arem

Attorney / Legal Work / Writer & Proofreader

United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

* * Licensed Maryland Attorney * * Experience and professional focus: - Contracts - Business and Commercial Law - Property Torts - Land Use and Zoning Law - Civil Litigation - Municipal Law Available for: - legal and/or legislative research; - article/blog writing on legal developments; - drafting, reviewing, negotiating contracts; - researching and writing memos, pleadings, and other documents; - consultation on civil, business, municipal, property, and land use matters. *** PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME FOR WORK OUTSIDE OF MARYLAND ***

$33.33 /hr
25 hours

Johnson M.

Johnson M.

Creative & Legal Writer. Journalist.Graphic Designer.Editor.Translator

Kenya - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

I have vast experience in Creative Writing & Journalism, Legal Writing & Research, Editing, English-Swahili Translation and Graphic Art. I work diligently, confidently, ambitiously and have no doubt that the quality of my output is sterling. I have also taught English and Swahili for more than 10 years at Secondary School level.

95% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
7 hours

Shannon A.

Shannon A.

Certified Paralegal and Virtual Assistant

United States - Tests: 2

I am an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Paralegal with a Bachelor's in Paralegal Studies from the University of Toledo. In addition to my educational background, I have over five years of experience in a law firm setting. I have primarily worked in areas of workers' compensation, for both claimants and employers, personal injury, as well as commercial evictions in Ohio and Michigan. I type an estimated 80 wpm. I am proficient in all areas of Microsoft Office. I am capable of performing legal research, briefing cases, summarizing depositions, transcribing dictation, and many other tasks. I also have experience in creating interactive Power Point and Prezi presentations for educational seminars. Co-workers and supervisors would describe me as punctual, trustworthy, and hardworking. I am a go-getter and see things through. DISCLAIMER: I am not an attorney. I am not licensed to practice law or authorized to provide legal advice. If you are in need of legal representation, you should seek assistance with your local state bar association. .

88% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
9 hours

Awais A.

Awais A. Agency Contractor

Web data scraper specialist using .Net, Java and c++

Pakistan - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

Over the past 3 years, I have developed scraping tools, crawlers and Mobile applications. My major specialties are : -Java, C# and C++ languages -MySQL, Oracle and SQL, -Data Scrapping and Web Crawler tools, -Free/expired domain finder applications - Auto Email Applications I have scraped -LinkedIn -Tweeter -Yelp -Amazon, -ebay and many other well structured webistes.

Associated with: Digitech Outsourcing Solutions (DOS) Agency

90% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
144 hours

Chad R.

Chad R. Agency Contractor

Writer, Editor, Paralegal, Ebook Expert, Typesetter

United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

I am an independent paralegal with 9 years experience assisting in immigration related cases--mostly defense of deportation. I am directly responsible for successful outcomes in almost 30 cases in the last 3 years. I have consulted on a number of high profile immigration cases, and I've provided input on cases that had positive outcomes in the United States Supreme Court. My writing experience includes drafting all manner of legal pleadings: complaints, appeal briefs, agreements, and various other routine legal documents. Briefs I’ve written have led to successful outcomes before the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and various US Courts of Appeal. I’ve celebrated with quite a few clients upon their release from immigration detention centers across the country. That’s my favorite part of my day-job. The pure joy my clients express after time in confinement makes the hot coals I have to walk over to carry water for them more than worth it. EDITING I am the editor-in-chief in my office. Nothing goes out without my approval. Long ago, my colleagues noted that they were more successful when I edit and proofread their copy. Paragraphs flowed more freely, sentences and ideas were more concise, and thus they benefited from greater clarity. I am also an efficient proofreader. I'll catch it! You may not appreciate my bluntness, but you'll certainly appreciate that your error didn't juke you and escape into the wild--leaving you to deal with the resulting misunderstanding. I have multiple 5 star reviews for proofreading and editing from particularly demanding clients. WRITING Last year a client’s sister asked me to help her write a research paper. Although writing is technically what I do for a living, it doesn’t feel like that at all at my day job. This more creative writing re-sparked my passion for writing, and I’ve since ghostwritten a number of academic and creative writing pieces. I’m looking to continue developing as a writer. Structured or free-form, whether you desire something extemporaneous or persuasive, I am sure I am conversant and capable. I'm also fluent in most citation styles and formats. I have a little blue book for ones that escape me. DESKTOP PUBLISHING Finally, I am an eBook formatting expert. I'll optimize your content for flawless presentation to all the major vendors, as well as assist you publish on their bookstores. This includes: Apple Store, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CreateSpace, Google Books, Kobo, Smashwords. I'll provide you with the respective format for each store and I'll ensure your e-book is optimally formatted for Kindle, epub for Android, Apple's i-Ecosystem, Nooks, Sony/Kobo devices and other e-readers. I convert and optimize for any format: PDF; AZW; MOBI; EPUB2; EPUB3. I have a catalog of over 5000 books, and I estimate I have about 2000 hours formatting, polishing, and filing my collection. Buying an ebook on Amazon doesn’t mean the ebook will be free from formatting errors. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to edit an ebook that refers to Jack Reacher as Jack Readier, and tells me how he ejected the "elip" from his "Clock .40". I keep abreast of the latest developments in ebook formatting. Like I said, I’m an enthusiast and I want the best for my catalog. I have the enthusiast’s obsession for perfecting and polishing in addition to the professional’s dedication to seeing the project successfully completed. Your project will benefit from my continuing obsession. I follow modern design trends, concepts, and best practices. I EVEN DO THE NEW POPUP FOOTNOTES. Word to the wise I have no truck with fixed layout, and you shouldn’t either. If you’re looking for a fixed layout epub in most (not all, but most) cases you are much, much better off going with a PDF. It is next to impossible to control what your readers will do with your EPUB once they’ve installed it on their device. The proliferation of readers, and devices makes it impossible to control the book once it’s out in the wild, and any negative association—even if completely the reader’s fault—will reflect negatively on you the author. Unless you have a niche scientific audience, (or you have a burning desire to deal with negative comments on your website and the resultant loss of sales) you will be much, much, much better off formatting your EPUB to account for all the charts and eschewing fixed format EPUBs altogether. No less an authority than the International Digital Publishing Forum backs me up on this. I now offer unique, expertly designed ebook covers. I hired an assistant who specializes in that sort of thing. Writing Nights. Facimus quod oportet fieri. We don't fail, we don't miss. You request. We deliver. Crusading against failure, plagiarism, missed deadlines . . .chasing the light I divide my time between Texas, and a tropical island in the Caribbean. I’m not a big fan of winter.

Associated with: Writing Nights

100% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
491 hours