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  1. Joseph D.

    Joseph D.

    Web Researcher/Expert Data Entry/Lead Generation/Craiglist Expert

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    To obtain a full time position that will utilize my persuasive abilities and outgoing personality for maximum success. I want to be part of the company that is related on my field of studies, because for me its fun, challenging and exciting. I learn faster when it comes to this field which is computer related job. Base on my experience, I really feel excitement on having new project or meeting new people on the job. That's why it inspires me working everyday. So I'm looking forward on working other projects specially on computer related job, and I will give my very best shot out of it.

    $4.50 /hr
    1,881 hours
    3.68
  2. jeremy hewett

    jeremy hewett

    Spanish Translation, Systems Analysis and Design

    United States - Last active: 13 days ago

    I have 7+ years experience speaking Spanish. I have had great success in my writing. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems and currently working on my Master's in Business Intelligence. I have taken several Website design courses in college and I am very familiar with the design process for Meta-tags and page content being relevant to the page name in the SEO aspect. I have enjoyed writing in the technical field (transforming it from boring technical information to accurate fun to read information. I am a very professional and thorough worker. I believe in doing it right the first time.

    $27.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. KAZY NOOR -E- ALAM SIDDIQUEE

    KAZY NOOR -E- ALAM SIDDIQUEE

    Article and academic content writer, Technical visual Graphic Designer

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 85

    Interested in Research contents, SEO articles or technical diagrams? I am here with you and my vision is to build up a business relationship with you. Can you please choose your requirement from below as these are my fields of work. 1. Writings i. Academic (4+ years experience)- -writing,reviewing, editing (Research papers, Thesis, Reports, Assignments, Articles) in APA, MLA, Harvard, chicago, Oxford styles ii. Technical (4+ years experience) -Contents of latest technologies -pervasive (ubiquitous) computing -cloud computing -distributed systems -sensor networks -protocols of wired and wireless network -IP networking -programming with latest languages like Java, .Net, PHP, MySQL, ORACLE, SQL Server -Big Data -Database Management Systems (DBMS) -User Manual/Guide, Installation/Troubleshooting guide, EBook, Book Cover design, Theme/template design -Project Plans/Project Management -Chart design (Gantt Chart, other project charts) using latest technologies like Google visualization tools (google docs, spreadsheets, charts, tree maps), MS Office tools (MS Word, Excel, Access, Visio, Power Point, Publisher, Project), Visio Stencils/diagrams, BPMN diagrams iii. SEO, BMR (2+ year experience) iv. Marketing/Promotional Article (3+ years experience) 2. Web research (4+ year experience) i. Reviewing of Websites, Blogs, Articles, Marketing contents etc. ii. Forum posting/commenting iii. blog commenting iv. Business Plan Writing and researching v. Graphical Design and Animation vi. Consultancy in technological and business events

    $15.00 /hr
    204 hours
    4.52
  4. Kristin Jordan

    Kristin Jordan

    Freelance Writing & Editing

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

    With a degree in Literary Arts from Brown University and with over five years experience in virtual assisting, blogging, freelance writing, and editing; I am proficient in English and skilled at various styles and forms of writing. I am also able to multitask effectively and meet tight deadlines. I am seeking opportunities for proposal writing, ghost writing, web content, and blogging (including SEO). Typically I charge $25-$30 per an hour or $0.04 - $0.06 per a word depending on the scope and nature of the project. I can provide references upon request. My tech skills include Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, Wordpress, Power Point, iPhoto, Prezi, Dropbox, Google Documents, and iMovie (including transcription).

    $27.78 /hr
    178 hours
    5.00
  5. Emmanuel Cimafranca

    Emmanuel Cimafranca

    Database Maintenance, Researcher, Data Entry, Magento Administrator

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - 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.

    $6.67 /hr
    1,539 hours
    4.70
  6. Marechel Baisac

    Marechel Baisac

    excellent typist/encoder,computer works related,administrative/sec.

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago

    I am Marechel J.Baisac, 32 years of age, a residence located at Bacay Minglanilla Cebu, married and has Two (2) kids. My application intends in your company in any position that meet my qualifications and skills . I have my excellent skills in computer related works ; I’m excellent in typing ,internet savvy ,excellent used of ms excel, word ,power point ,outlook and any other computer software applications as well computer repair in hardware & software including :troubleshooting, formatting and installation, networking and internet connection I finished my vocational course in a Computer Technology with certified NCII &TESDA accredited. I had taken my 2nd yr college at University of Visayas Minglanilla in (BEED )Bachelor of Education in Elementary . I had been experienced as administrative staff and customer service rep. for 8 years company in A Petroleum & Gen.Contractor of Chevron Philippines in providing low cost and efficient quality in a maintenance services. Had my part time as secretary and I.T in a call center company making outbound setting appointment. And been an admin assistant with general administrative works in a real estate industry. Experiences have taught me how to build strong relationship with customers as to extend individual. The passion to render service in a positive performance is my entire dedication and commitment. Believing in my experiences & capabilities are ideal match to the entire position. Giving me of chance in your company will be of great help into a significant contribution.

    $3.50 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  7. Angelo Buena

    Angelo Buena

    Content Writer / Data Entry Specialist / Layout Artist

    Philippines - Last active: 11/19/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    Angelo Buena is presently working as a Computer Operator I in the Department of Science and Technology – the premiere science and technology body in the country. He performs various computerization and administrative support tasks for the Personnel Division of the department, which includes but is not limited to preparation and encoding of payroll, routine office correspondence, memoranda, endorsements, reports and updating of the department’s Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS). Before joining DOST, he served as an Editor for their University Student Publication for three (3) consecutive years, holding positions such as Literary and Features Editor (2011-2012), Editor-in-Chief (2012-2013), News and Sports Editor (2013-2014) and Associate Editor (2013-2014) for their University Student Literary Folio. His comprehensive and rich experience during his tenure in their Student Publication has developed his skills in writing and desktop publishing. He is currently looking for part-time freelance opportunities in oDesk which is commensurate with his experiences and skills.

    $3.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  8. Ashan Rodrigo

    Ashan Rodrigo

    Web Scraping, MS Office automation expert

    Sri Lanka - Last active: 18 hours ago - Portfolio: 12

    I'm a professorial individual from Sri Lanka, working as a Senior Software Engineer in a reputed BPO - NASDAQ company, having more than 6 years of professorial experience in analysis and development, As my job role I'm comfortable with any web scraping project, Web crawler development, web extraction, conversion projects mainly related with PDF, XML to MS word office etc. Office Automation, PDF Extraction automation, XML related applications. Any challenge is a new lesson for me, hence I would like to address difficult tasks with hours of coding, being a individual I do like to code and find new opportunities for build up my career.

    $7.00 /hr
    44 hours
    4.97
  9. Faiqua G.

    Faiqua G.

    Admin Support, Virtual Assistant,Data Entry, Copywriting, Web Research

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    If you are looking for someone who is detail-oriented, can meet deadlines, someone who can work under minimum supervision, has the ear for instructions and keen eye for details, someone who is hard-working and dedicated to every task assigned to her, then here I am. P.S; I am sure people who will work with me will be very happy with my work.

    $5.56 /hr
    118 hours
    4.99