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  1. Russ C.

    Russ C.

    Senior Technical Author, Microsoft Word and Self-publishing Wizard

    Thailand - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 96

    A professional, diligent, multi-talented author with a proven track record in producing documentation across many industries. A native British national with advanced Microsoft Word skills, and a wealth of experience as a technical author, proof-reader, editor, and self-publishing wizard, means I can transform your work from where it is, to where it needs to be, while maintaining or achieving the highest standards. - - - - "Exceptional eye to detail."- - - - * With excellent skills in PowerPoint, Excel, and many other common programs, such as PhotoShop, Wordpress and other Internet-related apps, you will gain one of the most important factors when looking for professionals online - peace-of-mind. - - - - "Russ was amazing to work with..." - - - - * Peace-of-mind that allows you to focus on what YOU need to do to build your business; peace-of-mind about not having to worry about whether your money is being well spent; and, the peace-of-mind from knowing that you have made the right choice and that you will get what you need, on time, ahead of budget, and of the highest quality. - - - - "It was a pleasure to work with you..." - - - - * I believe in trust, I believe in relationships, and I believe in satisfaction. Most of my clients, on oDesk/Upwork (and elsewhere) are repeat clients and this only comes through listening to and delivering what they need; and that only occurs through effective communication, feedback, and flexibility. - - - - "...if you need someone with Russ' skills, we can't recommend him highly enough." - - - -* Indeed, when reviews include the above client comments (all taken from client feedback available in full in my work history), you know that not only are you are making a sound choice, but also you are getting the best for your money and you are getting that oh so valuable peace-of-mind that you both want and need. So why risk it? I have been a Word user for 21-years, a technical author for 18, a designer of professional Word templates for just a little less, am a qualified English Language teacher (CELTA), have a 1st Class Honours degree in English Language (with High Academic Achievement award), and guarantee my work 100%. - - - -"Russ was perfect for the task (and perfect for most tasks, I'd imagine)" - - - -* If you have any questions about me, about the work I've done, if you think I can help you, or are even just after some advice, then feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Russ * Quotes are from client feedback on my profile below.

    $50.00 /hr
    1,346 hours
    5.00
  2. Christine Perlick

    Christine Perlick

    Copywriter | Editor | PR Professional

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 13

    I'm an experienced, native English copywriter and editor with a knack for creating interesting and engaging content. I specialize in writing marketing copy, often focusing on re-branding web content to improve UX while incorporating SEO keywords. In addition, I have written articles, eBooks, blog posts, press releases, ad-copy and other marketing materials. Currently, I manage the content marketing department of an International English service provider. Not only am I actively engaged in the projects I oversee, but I also manage client relationships in this role. Effective communication is the key to any successful project. I take pride in my ability to deliver timely, exceptional work that exceeds clients’ expectations. If you’ve got a job that requires a high level of accuracy, ingenuity, and focus- I look forward to hearing from you!

    $36.00 /hr
    41 hours
    5.00
  3. Stephen L Vernon

    Stephen L Vernon

    Experienced and Dependable voice artist, writer and humorist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 15

    I am a professional voice artist with over twenty years of experience. I have provided voices for animated features, training seminars, commercials, webinars, video games and audio books, including titles such as "Twelve Years A Slave", "Huckleberry Finn" and "Narrative of a Slave by Frederick Douglas". My range includes character voices as well as informational deliveries, whether dramatic or more subtle or conversational. My voice clients have included individuals, corporations and government entities in the United States, Canada, Israel, the Ukraine, Western Europe and Asia. I also provide my own editing and mastering in most cases, and can apply those skills to projects that do not include my voice. I am flexible, focused, provide quick turn around, and my rate includes any revisions needed up to 30 days after the close of a contract. I also have over twenty years of experience in customer service, Arts administration, teaching, management, creative writing, non-profit work, improvisational comedy and public speaking. I hold two BA degrees, one in Communication Studies and one in Theater Performance, and also a Masters degree in Liberal Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies. I have taught privately, in the NC school system and also as an adjunct professor (during which time I served on various thesis committees). Presently I serve as the Artistic Director of a non-profit theater company. I have also been the co-company manager of an improvisational comedy group for the last 20 years. I have vast experience in writing press releases, forming curriculum, training employees, and leading group activities and workshops (corporate and public sector). I am comfortable working as part of a team or on my own, and have a strong work ethic, accompanied by a professional attitude and good time management skills. Along with my "real world" experience, I have been a director of plays and variety shows for over 20 years, and have directed casts of over 100 people on quite a few occasions. I have strong leadership skills, enjoy helping others reach their goals and have an active imagination that I enjoy applying to projects. I have also organized several fund raisers and charitable events. Regardless of the work setting, whether customer service, writing, management or performance, I possess the ability to be creative and have relied upon my ability to think "outside the box" to the benefit of myself and my employers. I also have a strong sense of humor (which goes a long way towards avoiding experiencing or causing stress!). I enjoy researching and am a quick study of disciplines that are new to me. I have, for the last 8 years, also been a privately contracted in-bound phone call service agent. I am comfortable dealing with situations that require discretion, and am detail oriented. Please feel free to contact me about "unusual" jobs as well (legal of course!). Thank you for reading my profile, and I look forward to working with you!

    $55.56 /hr
    93 hours
    5.00
  4. Waleed K.

    Waleed K.

    Experienced CAD designer for all designing needs

    Pakistan - Last active: 23 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 16

    I am a bachelors in Mechatronics and Control Engineering.I have always had a knack for designing things and bringing them to physical reality. Hence,my interests towards CAD based softwares like SOLIDWORKS etc and provide complete part design to manufacturing process solutions. Currently i design dies for the family manufacturing business(examples can be seen in my portfolio). Another skill i have is PLC programming and HMI design. I currently work for a company that provides services for Allen Bradley PLC systems. My job requirement is to program the PLCs on RSLOGIX 5000(by Rockwell Automation) based on the project automation requirements and i have successfully executed two projects (Nahil Irrigation Project, Dubai and Ruwais Waste Water Treatment Plant, Dubai. The HMI is designed using the FACTOR YVIEW STUDIO by Rockwell Automation as well. Apart from that i am also a reasonably good writer and was the english editor of both the school and college magazine 'Al-Hilal'.

    $15.00 /hr
    109 hours
    4.96
  5. Dekishea G.

    Dekishea G.

    Project Manager/Marketing/PowerPoint Expert

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    Are you in need of help? Well you have clicked on the right profile. I am a creative Integrated Marketing Professional and Content Creator. Through my marketing stints I am responsible for merging experiences, digital media and brands. I have solid experience in: - Copywriting - Blog & article writing - Business Development/ Marketing Consulting - Online Web/Market Research - Social Media Campaign Development I earned my Bachelors Degree in Small Business/ Entrepreneurship and Marketing. I'm reliable, responsive, and easy to work with. Lets set up an interview and we can discuss how I can be an asset to your project.

    $38.89 /hr
    1,434 hours
    5.00
  6. Socorro B.

    Socorro B.

    DIY Expert|Photographer|WebDev|Writer|VA|GraphicsDesigner|ScienceProf

    Philippines - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

    "MULTI-SKILLED EXTRAORDINAIRE - that is ME!" High-quality work delivered on time - that is my aim for every client that I work with. I'll make sure that I am worth every penny you paid for. I have my photo studio that can accommodate product, food and DIY photography. I am also a writer by heart. I produce quality articles for blogging, content writing, technical writing and DIYs. I am also a Wordpress and Joomla web developer and have made several websites for corporate, e-commerce and personal blogging self-hosted accounts. On a lighter note, I am also a very organized and detail-oriented virtual assistant and social media manager that you can find. I love paying attention to details and I will make sure that I have delivered quality results. Let us talk about my VA rate since the one posted is for highly technical work. Over the last 4 years, I have been a step-by-step photographer and writer for several international Do-It-Yourself (DIY) companies. Rooted from personal experience as a self-confessed DIY addict, I have been developing different types of products, from crafts to home improvement needs. I currently have my own DIY/product studio that can deliver quality outputs. My core competency in photography includes product, food, DIY, lifestyle, landscape and weddings for the past 8 years. I also do graphics designing (posters, cards and infographics), video editing (MTV, short ad), audio mixing and anything in between. On the other side, I am also a hibernated Microbiology professor, specifically Medical Microbiology, Parasitology & Environmental Microbiology, for almost 6 years in several elite schools and universities here in the Philippines, whenever I don't have photo shoots. Having been graduated at the University of Santo Tomas, my core competencies are research work and several microbiological and Biomolecular testings in the laboratory. I am seeking for opportunities in photography, photo manipulations / retouches and graphic designing, as well as technical writing, research and database entries in Word and Excel. I also have some experience in the BPO industry for several months and in training, sales and marketing industries for a multinational food safety company, Ecolab, Inc. Philippines

    $24.44 /hr
    41 hours
    5.00
  7. Sara McCaslin

    Sara McCaslin

    Technical Editor and Writer

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

    I have a combined graduate-level background in engineering and computer science. As an educator, I have 10+ years of experience in communicating technical information to diverse audiences using a variety of media. I have served as a reviewer for various conferences, as well as journals and a textbook. I have academic publications in topics including artificial intelligence, digital image processing, GoPro Hero cameras, metallography, and online education. I authored one blog as the faculty advisor for a student NASA Orion Mockup project that received special attention from NASA, and I am familiar with a variety of software packages and programming languages.

    $15.56 /hr
    135 hours
    4.96
  8. Tania Staley

    Tania Staley

    Freelance Writer/Editor

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Tania Staley is an avid reader and writer. She has a MFA in Creative Writing and a BA in Education. It is her hope to instill this same passion for reading and writing in others and to make her clients standout with her writing and editing skills. She currently does freelance editing, book reviews, and writing. Her clients and jobs have included beta reading, children's book, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction editing. She also has experience providing illustration guidelines and art editing advice for children's books. She has worked for Readers' Favorite, Hollywood Book Review, Pacific Book Reviews. and Penn Book Review. She was a Fiction Editor for Jelly Bucket Magazine and a freelance writer for the Yahoo! Contributor Network and Examiner.com.

    $13.33 /hr
    670 hours
    4.84
  9. Anna R.

    Anna R.

    travel ninja and writer

    Turkey - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Brain the size of a planet. Translator since 2008 (English-Russian-Spanish), travel blogger and researcher, writer and online fundraiser since I started a life on the road. I am a Russian-born English-speaking freelancer and digital nomad, currently based in Istanbul. I eat unhealthy amounts of Turkish delight and constantly relapse into coffee addiction, which keeps me permanently wired to do some excellent job for you! I offer professional translation services from and into Russian, and great copywriting for your website. I mainly specialise in topics related to IT, travel and tourism, literature, linguistics and development/NGO work. I write travel content based on my personal travel experience across Europe, Africa and Asia. Of course, I can write a dozen of blogs like '10 best travel destinations for cat ladies', or something actually useful and literary valuable. I prefer to spell 'my neighbour's favourite colour' (turquoise) with a 'u', but US spelling is ok too. I have worked for various NGOs helping to write grant proposals and fundraising blogs. Volunteer for Translators Without Borders and occasionally (by accident) take great photos.

    $22.22 /hr
    154 hours
    4.98
  10. Emil Madsen Aaby

    Emil Madsen Aaby

    Professional Danish Translator and Skilled Video Editor

    Denmark - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

    Hi I'm Emil Madsen Aaby, a danish writer, translator and video editor. I'm currently living in Aarhus, Denmark, where I study journalism. - Professional translator with a GSCE in English from Cambridge University. - Educated Video and Sound Editor from the European Film College - Skilled in using Final Cut Pro, Avid and Protools. I have always been extremely interested in writing. It has always seemed natural to me to get an idea, put it down on paper and see what it would turn into. Writing is definetely what I want to work with in the future, which is why I'm currently studying journalism. I have an ear for languages and spend much of my sparetime on traveling. From 2014 to 2015 I lived in Berlin and improved my German skills a lot. I am a reliable, committed and hard-working employee, who will deliver what is expected of me and hopefully more. I am structured and will always meet deadlines on time, as I am also flexible with working all days of the week and on holidays. Here's some headliners from my career so far, I'm looking forward to be hearing from you. Education 2008: 9. grade exam, Holmegaardskolen, Hjørring. 2009: Extended 10. grade exam, Haarby Efterskole, Haarby. 2009: Cambridge IGSCE-exams in English (A) and German (A+), Haarby Efterskole, Haarby. 2012: STX graduate from Hjørring Gymnasium. 2014: Graduate from the European Film College, with special focus on: - Writing for the screen - Editing - Cinematography - Sound editing 2015: Studying Journalism at the Danish Media and Journalism School in Aarhus. Work experience 2004 - 2006: Paperboy at Nordjyske Distribution. 2004 - 2006: Busboy at Hotel Marinella, Lønstrup. 2006 - 2008: Busboy at Liver Mølle kro (In 2008 I assisted as waiter). 2007 - 2008: Salesman at !Solid, Hjørring. 2009 - 2010: Service Employee at Superbrugsen, Hjørring. 2010 - 2012: Waiter and Bartender at Hjørring Bowlingalley. 2012: Waiter at Restaurant Lilleheden/Café 2, Hirtshals. 2013: Factory Employee at Georg Jensen, Hjørring. 2012 - 2013: Temporary teacher and pedagogue at Bagterpskolen, Hjørring and at the associated Youth Center. 2013 - 2014: Waiter and Bartender at Café Slugten, Lønstrup.

    $22.00 /hr
    109 hours
    5.00