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Simona R.

Simona R. Agency Contractor

Web Developer

Romania - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

Hire us to get excellent quality services at cost-efficient prices. Professionalism, creative ideas, hard work and meeting deadlines, this is how I handle any project the company takes on. I am proactive and resourceful with highly developed research and communication skills, but most of all I enjoy challenges and I like to make my job with professionalism.

Associated with: ASM Technologies

98% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
7 hours

Janine carla G.

Janine carla G.

Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

Experienced Web Researcher, Data Entry, Personal Assistant. Excellent in using search engines, enthusiastic in internet browsing and gathering information, patience and dedication is one of my essential trait, 48 hrs of working availability per week with stable internet connection. Good in written skills and verbal skills, I am looking forward to work with your team. Thank you!

89% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
222 hours

Amanda Hurtt

Amanda Hurtt

Experienced and meticulous writer and marketer

United States - Tests: 6

I have experience in meticulously revising and writing business documentation, resumes and cover letters. I place great emphasis on ensuring an organization or individual has a consistent and appropriate writing style when editing or writing for a client. I hold a bachelor of science degree in business and certificate in marketing from Georgia Tech.

$34.00 /hr
2 hours

Patrick Seguin

Patrick Seguin

Expert Copywriter & Editor with Marketing Experience

Czech Republic - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 12

I write copy that helps you build and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with your customers. Complementary marketing skills enable me to identify market needs and communicate clear solutions. Writing has always been fundamental to my career. With over two decades of personal and professional experience, I can ensure that you speak with your audience effectively. I have over 15 years of experience in online marketing and product marketing, gained through positions in major international companies operating in the Czech Republic, including O2 and AVG Technologies. At present, I'm developing and executing communications strategies and producing content for eFace2Face, Inc., provider of the world’s only complete web-based video selling and electronic signature solution. I enjoy using my writing skills to breathe life into innovative ideas while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. I look forward to meeting you!

91% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
4,177 hours

Manolito Sulit

Manolito Sulit

Tagalog/Filipino Translator, Web Admin, DE & Content Specialist

Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 14

Thank you for your interest in my profile. You can call me Manny. A published writer in Filipino and a former teacher of the language, my poems and stories are collected in paperback, ebook and magazine editions. I have also written, directed and produced a full-length indie movie. I've got my Journalism degree from UST and some postgraduate translation units during my stint at DLSU. My oDesk career has started way back in 2008 as a VA doing data entry for MLS. After a year, an offer came to implement Internet marketing strategies that promote language learning products and also to develop affiliate sites. Since then, more clients have entrusted me with more exciting jobs related to content, data entry, online marketing, website management and the like. I look forward to working with you in your project. Best regards.

100% Job Success
$12.00 /hr
6,966 hours

Paolo A.

Paolo A.

Graphic Designer / Content Writer

Philippines - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 6

I work fast without compromise to quality. 8 years combined experience in Graphic Design and Content Writing. 5 years combined experience in Technical Support and Customer Service. Skilled with relevant experience in: Advertising, Public Relations, Creative Writing, Proofreading and Editing Currently interested in: Music, Voice Acting, JavaScript, PHP and SQL Programming. Finished Bachelor's Degree in Communications Major in Advertising.

100% Job Success
$6.67 /hr
3,092 hours

Jonnathan Saavedra Ospina

Jonnathan Saavedra Ospina

English-Spanish Translator, Social Media Manager

Colombia - Portfolio: 13

Experienced Social Media Manager, blog articles writer, translator English-Spanish-English, marketing online, internet research, keywords research, data entry, ad posting, fast at typing, honest, responsible, reliable an punctual. I translate any document from English to Spanish and viceversa. Transcriptions from audio/video to text. I'm also able to manage Social Media Networks in order to promote a product or company. Microsoft office skills. Video editing. Upload videos. I teach English and Spanish as foreign languages. I advertise on classified portals to promote and sell products online.

94% Job Success
$11.00 /hr
24 hours

Gweendalyn Lachica

Gweendalyn Lachica

Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time. WordPress Expert – WP installation, plugins installation, content management, pages creation, template modification, basic SEO, and website updates. Editor/Proofreader - correct spelling, grammar, punctuation mark placement, and sentence construction. Creative/Technical Writer - article, blog, essay, feature, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. Honest and reliable. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

98% Job Success
$8.00 /hr
4,238 hours

Denise Rutledge

Denise Rutledge

Resume, Web Writer, Book Editor and Designer. Only Top Quality Work.

United States - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 40

I believe that every word I write must market. That is why I don't waste your time writing meaningless fluff. I focus on three markets: Resumes - Website Content - Books/EBooks Your resume should enhance the perceived value of your services. The written material on your website should enhance leads. Books and eBooks should provide an enhanced user experience. I am especially capable as an editor. I gather your information and condense it into well-written copy very effectively. I can take your scattered ideas, create the hub that unifies them, and bring power to any topic. I enjoy taking facts and organizing them for maximum effectiveness. I have been editing and writing copy for websites since 2006. I have been writing interview landing resumes since 2007. I've only been asked to refund a client once in all that time--$20.00 because the client didn't like my cover letter. I chose to honor the motto, "The client is always right." When you hire me you get someone who takes the experiences of the past 20+ years but doesn't stop there. I am constantly expanding my skills so that my client's needs are met in every detail. Whether you need a book or eBook, new content for a website or a rework, or a top-notch resume, I'm the writer for quality work. I take the time to get it right. You deserve it!

81% Job Success
$45.00 /hr
408 hours