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  1. Michael Erwin

    Michael Erwin

    Writer | Researcher | Entrepreneur Hacking the Future of Business

    United States - Last active: 07/20/2014 - Tests: 2

    I am a writer, researcher, and entrepreneur hacking the future of business. I write dense reports for entrepreneurs and executives who want to disrupt traditional industries and gain key insights to the shifts of culture and business. I've spent the last decade studying the movements and transformation of ideas, culture, and society. What is "modern business design"? Most companies have responded to the radical cultural and economic shifts of the last decade by getting a Facebook page or a corporate Twitter account. At a growing rate, they're realizing this isn't enough. Their sales are down or flat, their talent acquisition and (especially) retention is low, and often their industry as a whole is suffering. They know they have to change something, but they can't put their finger on it. And they're certainly not willing to bet their company on it. With a decade of research and experience, I'm helping these companies go back to the drawing board, reconsider their overall business goals and structure, and create actionable adjustments to set the course of their company on the upstream in their market. It's not operations consulting, business coaching, or social media strategy. It's business design--based on a modern value-system, a modern mindset, and a modern global economy. I've been involved in a variety of projects across multiple industries. While my main work is currently focused on modern business design, I have the skills, experience, and resources to effectively help entrepreneurs and companies with the following: Writing, Proofreading, Editing, Market Research, Marketing Strategy, Social media strategy, startup consulting, corporate culture initiatives, innovation workshops, strategic planning, process improvement, Technology strategy consulting and CIO services, and WAN (wide area network) planning and consulting. While these may seem quite diverse, I've had hands-on experience and demonstrable results with each as a graduate student, teacher, a fortune 5000 employee, and an entrepreneur. For those looking for specific interests and passions, here are some of mine: entrepreneurship, startup communities, futurist, technology, alternative health, homeopathy/oriental medicine, raw food, spirituality, philosophy, theology, nature, positive parenting (my daughter is currently 3), social change, politics of business & enterprise, economics, and education.

    $75.00 /hr
    60 hours
    5.00
  2. Gloria K.

    Technical Assistant, Axure, Usability Tester, Proofreader, Screencasts

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9

    I have a variety of technical skills and enjoy working with small businesses looking for one person to provide a range of support. Projects requiring someone who is organized, detail oriented and quality focused are what I excel at. I do short or long term fixed price projects. Long term projects are easier to manage when broken into milestones. Prior to committing to long term projects, I recommend doing a small test job to ensure our work styles are compatible and that I meet your expectations. Currently I provide these services: creating or editing Axure RP files, usability testing, proofreading web content for usefulness as well as grammar, and editing screen capture videos for fixed price jobs only. However, I do welcome inquiries concerning other services. Axure RP - I can create a prototype based on your design or edit an existing prototype. I also have experience pointing a domain to AxShare and setting up a branded custom login or password page for your users. Usability Testing - I can provide a recording of my screen as well as audio as I test your website or application. The audio would be me speaking my thoughts, explaining what I am thinking, what I am doing, why I am doing it, if I am confused and other things of that nature. Proofreading Web Content - When proofreading a website I put myself in a new users mindset. If you are looking for someone to not only proofread, but also give you a user experience review with suggestions to improve the usefulness of content and ease of use, please contact me. Screencasts - If you have a need for screencasts or training videos, I can help. I have experience recording the screen, editing the screen capture, editing and syncing audio to video, adding intros and outros, and producing the final video in a variety of formats. I am equipped with software for the Mac and PC including iMovie, GarageBand, ScreenFlow, Audacity and Camtasia Studio. The following listings are not complete. I enjoy challenges and learning new skills. Contact me to see if I would be the right fit for your project. Some of my experience: Axure RP * Simple editing of RP files * Creating RP files to demonstrate common design patterns * Adding custom domains to AxShare * Adding branding to the login or password page for AxShare Testing, QA and QC * Usability test subject * Manual testing * Functional testing * User acceptance testing * Quality assurance procedures to prevent defects * Quality control to identify defects Proofreading and Writing * Proofreading web content for spelling, grammar and usefulness * Technical writing for software documentation and tutorials * Writing technical reports and procedures * Copy editing and writing marketing emails Audio and Video * Screen recording, voice-over and editing tutorial videos * Audio editing and syncing * Video editing * Creating animated GIFs from screen recordings WordPress * Websites for small service based businesses * Websites for vacation rental properties Other * Data analysis * Simple Photoshop editing * Creating email campaigns in MailChimp Some tools I use: * Axure RP * ScreenFlow * Camtasia Studio * iMovie * GarageBand * Audacity * Photoshop * WordPress * Mac OS X * Windows * Linux (Ubuntu) I enjoy helping others succeed by doing the tasks that allow them to focus on their core business. What support services can I provide for you?

    $44.44 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Jonathan M.

    Jonathan M.

    Apple IT & Productivity Consultant

    United States - Last active: 23 days ago - Tests: 2

    Since 2003, I have run one of the few server-rated, Apple-certified Mac consulting firms in San Antonio and South Texas. I have been a Mac evangelist since 1983 — a 13-year-old fanboy! I still love Apple hardware and OS X, and now my enthusiasm extends to mobile and cloud computing like Google Apps, Dropbox and Evernote. Specialties include: My specialties include: * Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod * OS X Server * Promise, Drobo, File Transporter * Google Apps * iCloud, Dropbox, Evernote and other clouds * AirPort and Meraki networking * Apple TV, iTunes * iPhoto, Lightroom * Switching from Windows to Mac * Integrating Macs in the enterprise I can help with: • Remote configuration • Networking for small business and households • Pre-purchase decisions • On-site installation & configuration • Backups & security • One-on-one and group training • Workflow and productivity From small businesses to consumers, nonprofits to public companies, I have been thrilled to coach hundreds of people to improve their lives through technology. Check out my profile at http://about.me/jjmarcus.

    $80.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  4. Jonathan Storm

    Jonathan Storm

    Consultant

    United States - Last active: 04/28/2014 - Tests: 10

    I value intellectual honesty, equanimity and dispassionate discourse, diversity of perspective, creative collaboration, scientific inquiry, and a healthy, nuanced sense of humor. I value people, not organizations. I draw a lot of diagrams and carry a notebook and whiteboard wherever I go. Given a pot of coffee, or a few pints, and a lot of markers, I'll talk shop for hours. I recently took up juggling just so I can think faster. Incidentally, it's also fun. Some wordier information follows. Since entering networking in 2004, I've had the good fortune of being given unfettered access to a smorgasbord of technologies from numerous vendors in a wide variety of implementations. The gestalt of this practical experience is enhanced pattern recognition, which has proven invaluable when encountering new technologies and unfamiliar systems. I've also developed a fairly unhealthy relationship with the Internet, and for all her vexing inconsistencies and mind-boggling architectural flaws, I always run right back. BGP had me at "Open." I strive always to distill recursive complexity from seemingly inextricable intricacy, reducing special cases to degenerate ones (though, in the wild, an 80% solution is often quite good). I prefer primary research and the considered development of new processes and best practices to the repetitive application of existing ones, and this drives me to automate the tedious bits wherever possible. I'm always in search of new and interesting problems--and new methods with which to solve them. To that end, I spend a great deal of time writing code and studying mathematics, all the while finding new applications to ground the theory. If I stumble upon a particularly recalcitrant problem, I teach everyone I see about it until some vital insight reveals itself or I find someone to instead teach me.

    $60.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  5. Christopher Jones

    Christopher Jones

    IT Management Consultant / Sr. Project Manager

    United States - Last active: 05/16/2014

    Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) offering 20 years of professional management & administrative experience with over 18 years specifically in the Information Technology industry; experience managing large-scale communication, marketing and associated public relation efforts in the digital advertising and marketing industry. • Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations • Business Process Re-engineering • Change Management • Communications • Information Technology & Strategy • Program & Project Management • Requirements Management • Organizational Development • Research & Analysis • Training & Education

    $60.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  6. Romena C.

    Romena C.

    Sourcing Specialist with sales and marketing experience.

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - 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.

    $5.00 /hr
    128 hours
    5.00
  7. S.m. zahirul I.

    S.m. zahirul I.

    Data Entry / Web Research/ PDF Conversion/ WordPress/ Email Extraction

    Bangladesh - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 8

    I am seeking opportunities to do job from the ground up for you or your business.I am experience data entry operators, web researcher, email extractor, blog writer and WordPress web designer. My core skill sets are:  Data Entry, Web Research, PDF Conversion, Email Extraction and Lead generation.  HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3  Microsoft word, excel, access.  WordPress Posting, theme extension development skill and so on. If you want high skilled data entry operator or WordPress web design developer, don't hesitate to call me. I will be always thankful for your contact.

    $4.44 /hr
    0 hours
    4.97
  8. Oscar Oz

    Oscar Oz

    The Next Big name in computer related skills is Marco.

    Ghana - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 1

    I am a well versed self taught Information Systems troubleshooter. Technology is an integral part of my everyday activities. In my current position, I have analyzed corrected the following types of errors: Virus eradication, fixing registry, drive directories and remove and update motherboards as well. I am able to provide assistance in person, by phone (unseen) and online to assist troubled and viral-infested systems for customers. I am a fast learner, good comprehension, able to perform multi-task, able to operate office equipment, office computers and laptops. I perform Software and Hardware troubleshooting no matter which type of operating system. I also perform installation of systems and components with little or no help. My experience working with people has given me perseverance for excellence. I have excellent interpersonal skills in customer service and with my team mates. I am self taught self motivated and given the opportunities of being tested to justify my abilities, I am sure I will meet your company’s hiring criteria. Learning and development, and improving my technological abilities are my primary priorities. If opportunity is given, I would prove my worth to your company

    $199.99 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Sameh A.

    Sameh A.

    Senior Low Current Systems Engineer

    Egypt - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

    Over the last 10 years, I have developed (Design Drawings/Calculations, Shop drawings, BOQ, Commercial studies Technical Specifications & Technical Submittals) for Low Current Systems including Access Control,CCTV,Fire Alarm,Public Address & Audio Visual System. As well for lighting & electrical systems. I have certified in CCNA & Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) , EASE program,Aruba Wireless Networks. I have experience in Auto CAD program, Microsoft Office,PDf programs I Understand the needs for anyone how to maintain the business, I seek challenges & mutually beneficial collaboration as well as opportunities to improve my skills.

    $15.00 /hr
    1,812 hours
    4.22
  10. Ashley D.

    Ashley D.

    Freelance Writer, Journalist, Editor, Photographer, Administrator

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

    I am skilled in several areas - writing, editing, photography, fine art, digital art, administrative services, and more. I have been a freelance writer and editor for over five years. I have a bachelor's in Journalism and Human Rights Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as a Certificate of Journalism from the same institution. I have previously held the position of editor-in-chief of a social impact news blog where I also produced written content, in-depth investigative journalistic pieces, interview segments, and several multi-part series. I had complete creative control and helped design the website which runs on a Wordpress publishing platform giving me expert knowledge of Wordpress. I am a published author in print with several magazine features, one in a fine art magazine and another in a university alumni and friends magazine. I have written articles, website content and copy for niche areas such as weddings and wedding planning, metaphysics, technology and computers, business, science, photography, writing, fine art, tattooing, pets, nature, and many others. I also have years of administrative experience working in various industries. I've been administrative assistant of an entire legal division for the state of NJ. I have two years of experience as a senior account manager and quality assurance analyst for a higher education consulting firm. During that time I worked with large data sets while managing a database and confidential client donor files. I expert knowledge of Excel for database management, client CRMs such as Salesforce and Zoho, social media marketing. I was a script writer and also wrote comprehensive training manuals. I am a freelance journalist and photographer working in documentary photography and social justice. I have a passion for human rights, truth, the human spirit, and equality. I have spent time living and working in east Africa and conduct research on several countries in that region. I am also an artist with over 10 years of practice working with all types of mediums from pencil, charcoal, pastel, and watercolor pencil to acrylic and watercolor paint, mixed media, and craft work. Digital and graphic design in Photoshop and Illustrator are also skills I have. (Please note that rates for these types of work will be higher and based on scope of the project - please ask for a quote!). I am available to work on a contract basis, full time, part time or as needed for short projects or lengthy projects. I have been working remotely for many years as a freelancer as well as in administrative roles. I work well individually as well as with a team with minimal to no supervision. I am detail oriented and diligent and meet tight deadlines with ease. I invite you to enlist my writing, editing or administrative services for your project or ongoing needs. I look forward to working with you and using my skills to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Send me a message today! Thank you in advance - Ashley D.

    $22.00 /hr
    74 hours
    4.77