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  1. Joni Wilson

    Joni Wilson

    Copyediting, proofreading, formatting

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 13

    Tested in the top 5% of copyediting, proofreading, and editing. Let me help your work shine! I provide thorough copyediting and proofreading that includes formatting Word documents for print and electronic publication. With a master's degree in liberal arts, I am capable to work on all topics. I have more than 20 years of editing experience and offer you a mature well-rounded perspective. I look forward to working with you.

    $30.00 /hr
    780 hours
    4.99
  2. Akbar Hossain Khan

    Akbar Hossain Khan

    Member (Bangladesh Graphics Association)

    Bangladesh - Last active: 7 days ago - Portfolio: 16

    My name is AKBAR and I am a graphics designer with more than 7 years of experience. Now I am working in my own design studio and I am a freelancer. I also worked as an art director. My specialty is in logo designing and vactor art. I am very skilled in adobe illustrator, photoshop and logo designing. I always work with great quality with small detail within time, even I try to finish my work before the time I need. I hope you will have your best work experience. Lastly, you can check my portfolio for my design quality.

    $22.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Cole Reibin

    Cole Reibin

    Quick & Reliable Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 26

    100% English speaker with a B.S Degree in Computer Science, Applied Computer Graphic concentration and over 8+ years in Graphic Design, specializes in designing: Postcards, flyers, banners, coupons, signs, door magnets, info-graphics, brochures, templates, and much more! My number one priority is making sure your needs have been met or exceeded. The quality of work I create is of the utmost importance, and I don't stop a project until you are completely satisfied! I also have an exceptionally fast turnover rate with many projects being completed within just 2-3 days. Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope to hear from you soon! Sincerely, Cole Reibin

    $25.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.72
  4. Cheryl Humphreys

    Cheryl Humphreys

    Highly skilled writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 23 days ago - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 14

    Highly skilled editor and technical author. Co-author of "7 Steps to Making Money on oDesk" and "Get the Best - A Guide to Hiring the Best Freelancers on oDesk" Strong writing, editing, planning, administration & organisational abilities across all sectors. Proactive in prioritisation of workloads across several clients alongside solid engagement with stakeholders. Published author of two books on Celiacs Disease as well as ghostwriter for many other books (available on Amazon and other sites under pseudonyms). For the latest updates on my freelance career, http://digitalmined.com/going-from-zero-to-hero/#sthash.WEBezSRR.7s1xmFmH.dpbs

    $33.33 /hr
    346 hours
    4.95
  5. Md. mamun K.

    Md. mamun K.

    Specialized of Web Design | Data Entry | Web Research | SEO

    Bangladesh - Last active: 8 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

    I am interested in the position of a Any kind of Web Design, Data Entry Professional, Blog Commenter, SEO and Personal Assistant. I can work for 40 hours a week or even more. I can begin working immediately. I am looking for a long term job. Given my related experience and excellent capabilities, I would appreciate your consideration for this job opening. I believe that my skills can match to this position. Now I want to build my career in Odesk. For my qualification, I've finished a course on web development and I specialized in Data Entry, Blog Commenting, and being a Virtual Assistant. I am intelligent, organized and thorough in checking work details, thus I believe I qualified for this position. I would be grateful to learn new skills. I am someone with excellent English and make perfect sense and be very compelling. I am confident that I have the skills you need.I have my own computer with high speed internet. You should hire me because aside from the skills I possessed, I am a good follower and a fast learner. I am willing to be trained and I can work under pressure. I am so eager to learn new things and I don't stop at just what I have learned, yet I crave for more. It would have be a great pleasure to be working with you and your company and to experience new things with you. I can multi-task effectively. I am an efficient team worker and I always make sure I don't cause my teammates some headaches.

    $7.78 /hr
    71 hours
    4.88
  6. Joe M.

    Joe M.

    IT Specialist

    Israel - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7

    With over 20 years experience in the IT/Internet & Multimedia fields, I am ready to undertake any challenge. My main specialties include: IT Project Management, IT & Network Infrastructure, Active Directory, SharePoint, MS Azure, E-commerce, eBay, Web Development, Wordpress, ,Graphic Design, English-Hebrew Translation, Web Research and Data Entry/Scraping/Mining Processes.

    Groups: LoginRadius

    $16.00 /hr
    527 hours
    5.00
  7. Emalyn Dejarisco

    Emalyn Dejarisco Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 23 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    To obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background, and ability to work well with people. To be able to find a job that would improve and develop my capabilities.

    Associated with: PhWebDV.com

    $3.00 /hr
    2,808 hours
    4.20
  8. Calee A.

    Calee A.

    Editor and Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 13

    "Thorough, honest critique, professional, quick response, and competitive in pricing. Calee A. is not just an editor but a grand teacher." Whether you need a simple line edit proofreading or a more substantial content edit for consistency and tone, I can ensure your writing is coherent, engaging and error-free. As an editor, I approach each job with dedication and professionalism. I keep in contact with the authors throughout the process and believe in the importance of the author's voice. As a lover of literature, I also work as an advocate for the reader, ensuring an engaging and readable flow. I am also an experienced writer, and have written a wide range of copy, including children's, academic, product oriented and technical. I am familiar with writing for SEO optimization.

    $15.00 /hr
    985 hours
    5.00
  9. Sandra R.

    Sandra R.

    Experienced writer willing to write for you!

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago

    My first priority in taking any job is that my clients are fully satisfied. If my clients are happy then I am happy. All content that I produce is guaranteed copyscape clean and is tailored to your needs. I provide quality work and not just quantity. I am the author of two books published by McGraw-Hill that sold not only here but also in Japan, The Netherlands and Brazil. I have also written two books published online. I have a lot of writing experience as I have also written newspaper columns along with many online articles. I've had TV appearances so know how to engage people both in person and in writing. Among those I was interviewed on The Today Show for my book, "Oh No! I've Become My Mother". I've been on two radio "tours" talking to many radio stations across the country for the early morning commute listeners I have also had my own radio talk show. I'm very proficient in writing, proof reading and editing. I would be glad to help you with whatever it is you need done

    $22.22 /hr
    46 hours
    4.67
  10. Melissa Cales

    Melissa Cales

    Integrated Marketing Professional

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Portfolio: 3

    A digital marketer who gets print. A creative thinker who gets analytics. A visual designer who gets marketing. A passionate professional who knows how to tie it all together Melissa has an extensive background in: photography; digital and offset printing; integrated marketing via print, web, social and email; website development and maintenance, and SEO best-practices. A self-driven, critical thinker with a creative eye and strong analytical ability, Melissa enjoys content creation and marketing strategy. Through years of a smorgasboard of experiences in photography, graphic design, non-profit social media marketing, print production, account management and entreprenuership, Melissa brings to the table a solid understanding of integrated marketing strategy. View my full CV and connect with me on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/melissacales

    $55.00 /hr
    67 hours
    5.00