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Abdullah Mohamed

Abdullah Mohamed

Reverse Engineer, IT Security Trainer, Analyst, Security Consultant

Egypt - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

Hello world, My name is Abdullah Mohamed, 21 year-old student at Alexandria University, currently studying Computer and Communication Engineering. I love Electronics, Information Technology Security field, and coding in C and Python. I've also got a little blog in which I share my technical projects from time to time, you can have a look at it from the link:

$25.00 /hr
0 hours

Al Christopher Mendoza

Al Christopher Mendoza

Marketing Writing & Editorial Consultant

Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

I am a Marketing Writing & Editorial Consultant providing content writing, editing, and proofreading services in various topics and content types, from marketing collateral to technical documents. I author thought leadership, white papers, company reports, case studies, marketing blog, and other marketing collateral. I create user manuals, how-to guides, handbooks, and training materials for processes and tools. I review content to ensure consistency in language, in-house style, and templates. I assess all necessary elements for the type of content (that it should be clear, succinct, engaging, and original for creative work; that it should be geared toward target audience, formal in tone, factual and accurate for scholarly work; with sound spelling, punctuation, and grammar). Whenever appropriate, I suggest industry-best publishing practices to clients (these practices include the use of style guide for consistency, sharing of useful reference materials for writing and editing different types of content). When it comes to overall experience, I have 8+ years of combined practice in digital marketing, technical communication, print journalism, public relations, and creative writing. I have worked on different projects, ranging from educational materials to literary content, marketing pieces and feature articles, and technical information development projects. I’d also been exposed to editing international standards written by authors in various fields, such as information delivery, engineering, chemistry, physics, and language. Having worked in different industries―including the newspapers, knowledge process outsourcing companies, and shared services of organizations in the U.S., Germany, and Switzerland―I have acquired an in-depth background in quality assurance, training and mentoring, leadership, and editorial team management. I provide consulting services both in writing and editing.

$40.00 /hr
75 hours

Kristin Jordan

Kristin Jordan

Writer with Social Media and Digital Marketing Experience

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

With a degree in Literary Arts from Brown University and over 5 years experience in freelance writing, blogging, marketing, and public relations, I have all the skill sets needed for your job. I am also a competent and efficient worker (I can get a lot done in an hour) and I am proficient in English, well versed on various social media platforms, and organized. I have the ability to multitask effectively and meet tight deadlines. I also strive to provide high quality content and great assistance. At the moment, I do a variety of projects with different clients on an ongoing basis and I am seeking more of the same, ideally 15-20 hours a week of consistent work.

75% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
194 hours

Maria Antonette Dequito

Maria Antonette Dequito

data encoder, web researcher, excel expert

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

For the past 8 years of working in different fields as an employee with encoding, data processing, formatting, editing, scanning, keying, proofreading, imaging, checking application, and web-based application experience, I have develop the ability to adapt to most work situations and requirements and my dedication to my work gives me to the edge to deliver. I am seeking opportunities to improve my skills and to serve you better. I am committed, fast-learner, hardworking and can work with less supervision.

94% Job Success
$3.00 /hr
137 hours

John Reed

John Reed

Highly Experienced Technical Support Professional

United States - Tests: 4

I am currently the sole customer/technical support provider for a veteran OS X and iOS developer, resolving technical issues, isolating bugs, and writing end-user documentation. I have many years of experience in independent/freelance hardware and software support, providing services both remotely and on location. I have worked with a number of leading telecommunications providers and commercial/consumer information technology vendors to ensure their internal users and customers received access to required resources at all times. Though I do not plan to leave my current position, I'm always interested in additional remote support opportunities, particularly in the Apple Mac OS X and iOS market. If you're an independent developer who needs a hand with your support workload, I would love to hear from you.

$11.11 /hr
122 hours

Emmanuel Cimafranca

Emmanuel Cimafranca

Database Maintenance, Researcher, Data Entry, Magento Administrator

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

With my skills in database maintenance and data entry work, I aim to render exemplary work, going beyond the client's job requirements. I have been working as a real-estate database maintenance professional, Magento administrator, researcher, and data entry professional for more than 7 years and I hope that I can apply what I have learned in my future jobs. I provide high quality work with 100% accuracy at a timely pace to ensure that client satisfaction is guaranteed. I am a fast learner and I am very flexible when it comes to the work requirements.

100% Job Success
$6.67 /hr
1,711 hours

M Arsh

M Arsh Agency Contractor

B2B/Lead Gen Expert/Admin Support/Database Management

Pakistan - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

My main goal is to create a magnificent relationship with my employer. I have a very straight forward policy while working with my clients that is to charge them only for quality work. I consider providing them quality work and co-operating with them on deadlines as my main responsibilities. I feel pride in showcasing my skills in various field like Administrative Support, Project Management, Virtual Assistance, Web Research, Data Entry and Data Management. If you are looking for an ideal contractor for your help then SEND ME A MESSAGE RIGHT AWAY. I WILL MOSTLY REPLY YOU WITHIN 30 MINUTES.

Associated with: Delve Stellars

94% Job Success
$4.44 /hr
350 hours

Shermay M.

Shermay M. Agency Contractor

Customer Service and Support Specialist

Philippines - Tests: 9

I have 6 years work experience as technical support for small office/home office and as helpdesk for Siemens and Coke. My objective is to provide quality work and deliver excellent service.

Associated with: Call Action Professional Partners

$3.33 /hr
37 hours

Imran I.

Imran I. Agency Contractor

Web Design,HMTL,CSS,PHP,JQuery,Ajax,Zend,WP

Pakistan - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 7

My Main goal is to provide people the best thing they want from me .I don't compromise on Quality of Work. That's Why i have great feedback score from my clients. The Reason is my Hard Work and Sincerity with my Work

Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

Associated with: Paradigm Solutions Agency

$22.22 /hr
141 hours

Romena C.

Romena C.

Sourcing Specialist with sales and marketing experience.

Philippines - Tests: 3

Over the past six (6) years I have developed excellent customer service roles in a variety of industries ranging from the hospitality, aeronautical, performing arts and supply industry. A proven track record in being a committed reliable employee who is able to communicate to fellow workmates both in large groups and classes to one on one lessons. I am looking for engaging roles in both a full time or part time capacity. I am seeking the opportunity to help companies and individuals reach their goals efficiently and productively. I guarantee that hiring me will provide you a terrific results in both quality and speed. I am a proficient person who can manage the time wisely and get the job done. I also have experience in marketing projects / campaigns, Stock taking, sourcing / procurement and Cash Handling.

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
165 hours