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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

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

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

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

Marc Stern

Marc Stern

Expert Writer/Photographer/Editor

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

You name it, I've probably written about it as I have had a long career as a freelance writer/newspaper writer-editor where I was allowed to freelance as long as it didn't conflict with my primary jobs. As I was design editor and an assistant news editor, that was unlikely. I was named auto editor in 1971 and began writing a column on cars that ran for a total of 47 years in three different newspaper groups. I have driven (honestly) more than 4500 cars and have had about 12,000 stories published (likely more). I have had three covers on Popular Mechanics and one on Mechanix Illustrated and I was a contributing correspondent to Automotive News, AutoWeek, Trailer Life, Pickup, Van & Off-Road World and more. I am an a Boston Car and Ham Radio Examiner and I have done extensive content and SEO work. In addition, I write regularly for various outlets about cars where some consider me some sort of expert. I am also a consumer electronics writer and solid reviewer.

95% Job Success
$19.00 /hr
499 hours

Evan Morien

Evan Morien

Bioinformatician / Computational Biologist, Scientific Writer /Editor


Expert bioinformatician and data scientist. Bachelor's in Biology from University at Buffalo. Master's in Bioinformatics from University of British Columbia. I code in R, Perl, and Shell. Self-taught expert in Linux system and network administration, server maintenance and repair, user and software management, backups. Generalized areas of expertise: sequencing data processing, alignment & assembly, annotation, differential expression analysis, machine learning & linear modeling.

$40.00 /hr
0 hours

Neeraj Pandey

Wants to work as copyediting freelancer

India - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

Looking Free lancing or Part time job as Java developer Total 8 Years of experience in working in the field of Software Services. Working experience with Top MNC. Worked in Java/J2ee, WebSphere Portal Server, Oracle and all related technologies of Java.

$5.00 /hr
0 hours

John chris Pradel

John chris Pradel

Data Encoder

Philippines - Tests: 3

Responds and follows up on open tasks, opportunities, requests, questions. Exhibits a healthy self-reliance. Attempts to first solve things by oneself. Balances self-reliance with getting input from and collaborating with others . Works hard. Pursues the completion of work. Delivers an on-target work effort. Good in communication both verbal and written ,Recognizes and identifies problems. Defines them well. Develops solutions that are creative, efficient and productive.

$3.00 /hr
26 hours

vincent ong

vincent ong

Excel Expert - Data Entry Specialist - Professional

Indonesia - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

I am a worker who knows the value of time, very hard working, and always double check my finished work. I am experienced with Online/offline data entry, spreadsheet/excel data entry, web data entry,Image/PDF/Scanned file to editable excel/word, data entry from handwritten material, and many others. All will be done fast and accurate with my average 70 WPM typing speed. I am available for long term project. I am highly eager to provide the best end result. I will be honored to be a part of your business and ready to work today.

$5.00 /hr
0 hours

Jeremy Marx

Jeremy Marx

English Editor/Copywriter and Technical Writer

United States - Tests: 8

I am an experienced writer and editor. I am an electrical engineer by trade and an English teacher by profession. I'm able to write or edit English language documents with a technical nature or in general. I have excellent grammar and can easily adapt my writing style to suit your needs. Native speaker of the American English vernacular.

$30.00 /hr
0 hours