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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

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

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

Mariah P.

Mariah P.

Marketing Project Coordinator

United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

I have been freelance writing for several years but recently began to devote my entire workday to freelancing opportunities. With extensive experience in writing, editing and proofreading, I am also proficient at PowerPoint creation, Excel and database management. I am able to write on a variety of subjects, and have earned a reputation with my former coworkers as being able to pick up a misspelling or be able to correct sloppy writing quickly and accurately. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

92% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
1,717 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
2,024 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

Wei Zhou

Wei Zhou Agency Contractor

Photographer, Translator, Writer

Canada - Tests: 2

Successful, multi-talented creative individual with 11 years of work experience in writing, translation, editing and photography. Graduated with Honor of Distinction from MA course in communication studies from one of England's most prestigious Universities. Superior verbal and written communication skills in English and Mandarin Chinese. Proficiency in French. An expert in cross-cultural communication and translation between Chinese and English. Proven adeptness at producing exceptional quality content in both Chinese and English. Previous employers include Cirque du Soleil Inc, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Agency and RCS, the biggest international media group in Europe.

Associated with: oDesk Payroll Canada

$44.44 /hr
3,414 hours

Evangeline C.

Evangeline C. Agency Contractor

Real Estate, WordPress, VA, LinkedIn Expert, Email Marketing Expert

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 20

To accomplish and fulfill my desire to be happy in an environment where I can offer my skills and experiences. To learn more as I grow in a company or with an employer who is willing to give me a chance to improve and use other skills that I have and am willing to learn, if given the opportunity. Expertise in the following tasks... * Data Entry * Web Research * Lead Generator * Mailing List Development * Email Marketing Campaigns > Infusionsoft > Aweber > Mailchimp > LeadPages > Zapier > Freedomsoft > PODIO * Database Development/Maintenance * Property Research * List Creation/Extraction * Product Listings * PDF to Excel file * Content Moderation/Update * Ad Postings (Backpage, Trulia & eBay Classified) * Managing Social Media Networks > Facebook > Twitter > You Tube > WordPress > LinkedIn * Web link and Directory Submission * Article Submission * Payroll processing, Invoicing * Logo Design * Photo Editing (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator)

Associated with: UrDataOutsourcingTeam Agency

97% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
4,160 hours

Darwin S.

Darwin S.

Excellent Admin Assistant, Data Miner, PA

Philippines - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 5

Administrative support professional offering versatile office management skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs. Strong planner, program developer and problem solver who readily adapts to change. Works independently and exceeds expectations. Able to juggle multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines without compromising quality. With more than 12 years of experience in doing administrative jobs, data entry expert, excellent virtual assistant, and jack of all trades. Advance knowledge in MS Office 2007, basic Photoshop CS4, basic Html, blogging. Researcher and data miner, data analysis, friendly email responder. Always doing my best to exceed your expectations!

83% Job Success
$4.00 /hr
2,051 hours

Rex Estrella

Rex Estrella

Data Specialist

Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1


100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
4,551 hours