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  1. Christopher Cox

    Christopher Cox

    Excel, Access, and VBA Expert

    United States - Last active: 4 hours ago - Tests: 1

    For over fifteen years, I have served as an expert in Microsoft Excel and Access. I have streamlined business processes and maximized functionality by creating complex Access databases. I have also developed complex Excel Macros using Visual Basic for Applications to automate manual processes. I want to make your desktop processes as efficient as possible, and I would love to put my expertise to work for you! I have an Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Loyola University in Maryland, and I have worked in information technology, finance, and accounting in both private industry and government.

    $35.00 /hr
    126 hours
    5.00
  2. Nathaniel S.

    Nathaniel S.

    Senior Software Developer

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    I have extensive experience developing enterprise-grade network-based web applications and desktop software for clients in government, health care, finance, and academia. I'm the lead developer on several web-based and game engine products, some open-source. I'm strongly familiar with major proprietary and open source development tools and libraries. I'm both an experienced team leader and a fast and reliable solo developer, and as an entrepreneur I understand how to balance high-quality work with the need to ship. I have an academic background with training in both statistics and research methodologies, so I particularly enjoy working on challenging projects that require analysis and creative problem-solving, and which aren't simply clones of existing software. I look forward to working with you!

    $80.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Bianca Van Der Meulen

    Bianca Van Der Meulen

    Experienced Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 10/29/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    I graduated summa cum laude in 2011 from NYU with a major in English and American Literature. My strengths are in research, creative nonfiction, and editing of all levels. I value prompt, clear communication very highly and do my best to truly understand and fulfill the vision for each project I undertake.

    $38.89 /hr
    410 hours
    4.99
  4. Rafal Rzepecki

    Rafal Rzepecki

    The Humanist Programmer

    Poland - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11

    Highly skilled in programming with C++/Qt, ruby, perl, python, Java/Android, bash. Knows his way around CSS/HTML5/JavaScript, OCaml and SQL in Oracle, SQLite and Postgres flavours. Years of experience using and administering Linux systems, but easily does any task on Windows or Mac when necessary. Enjoys using LaTeX to produce high quality publications; quick and accurate in catching typos and general proofreading. Knows his way around vector graphics and will trace any line art bitmap to a high quality vector illustration. Basic retouching skills.

    $48.89 /hr
    2,689 hours
    4.94
  5. Morgan F.

    Morgan F.

    Editing, Writing and Transcription Specialist

    United Kingdom - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 2

    In four (and a half) words: flexible, collaborative, efficient, can-do. In only five years across the voluntary sector and central government departments, I have developed and implemented a range of national projects and campaigns in areas including marketing, public relations, campaign development, resource management, website development, project management and stakeholder engagement. If it needs doing, I can do it. And if I can't do it, I find out how. If you need someone who is adaptable, methodical, determined and can hit the ground running, then I may be exactly what you're looking for. If you've read this far and still want to know more, read on! The "slightly" longer appraisal of my skills and abilities includes: • Effective written communication Adaptable copywriting skills suited to strategy documents, political briefing, speeches, responses to public enquiries, reports, operations and procedures manuals, online marketing, news copy, web content, social media, and fundraising applications; strong editing and proofreading skills • Research, synthesis and analysis Trained in international and public policy analysis and policy-making; comfortable analysing and summarising multiple sources of information; experience creating marketing surveys and reports from desk research • Data management Comfortable evaluating numerical, qualitative and quantitative data; experience in creating databases; analysing and drawing conclusions from data sets • IT literacy Windows and Apple operating systems; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo); Internet browsers Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera; CMS platforms Drupal and Wordpress; email marketing programs DirectMail and MailChimp; basic HTML code work; 70 words per minute • Project management Trained in running small projects and campaigns; effective prioritisation abilities to meet tight deadlines; takes on tasks at short notice; determines multiple possible routes and solutions; comfortable delegating responsibilities

    $30.00 /hr
    14 hours
    5.00
  6. Mark Donovan

    Mark Donovan

    Grants and Resume Writer & Expert Salesforce Consultant

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 2

    Hello! I'm your organization's newest skilled writer, CRM & database administrator, and/or extra-pair-of-hands. An experienced leader of high-performing teams at growing organizations, I specialize both in writing content and database administration. From devising a mission statement for a brand new company to writing a grant proposal for an established organization, I'll draw on years of experience to deliver a product exceeding your needs. With data, I have particular expertise in Salesforce. By leading a growing non-profit's deployment and integration of Salesforce, I've learned industry best practices and valuable lessons ready to be utilized for your organization. Experience: -Director of Growth and Impact: Led a non-profit to over 90% growth in membership in two years by designing and implementing Salesforce CRM and winning new funding via grant proposal writing. -Regional Director: Hired and managed a team of 10 staff across three offices for a major Presidential campaign; became of the highest performing regions by analyzing data and designing training programs to share best practices across staff. -Chairman of the Board: Appropriated over $4 million of student fees by appointing and managing a 35 member board charged with implementing the distribution of funds.

    $37.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Carina Munksgaard

    Carina Munksgaard

    Translator

    Denmark - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 4

    Over the last 5 years I have translated websites, catalouges, price lists, articles and other translation work for small businesses. As a full-time translator for close to 5 years, the last 3 years I have translated magazines and patterns in Trados, on a regular basis, for a publication company, combined with work from smaller companies. I teach work related Swedish/Danish/English language courses for various Danish/Swedish companies in Denmark. Create tests to asses candidates written and spoken use of the Swedish language for various companies.

    $22.22 /hr
    50 hours
    4.92
  8. 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
  9. Katie K.

    Katie K.

    Marketing Communication Company

    United States - Last active: 11/06/2010 - Tests: 1

    SugarBrooke Creative is a full-service, marketing communications company nestled amongst the lakes and trees in Northern Minnesota. Offering a fresh approach to marketing, public relations and design, owner katie krogstad works with a variety of clients throughout the United States and abroad. "Offering personalized service along with years of experience; my goal is simple...a job well done."

    $50.00 /hr
    10 hours
    5.00
  10. John Fleming

    John Fleming

    Expert Linux Administrator and Perl Scripter with 20 Years Experience

    United States - Last active: 09/20/2013 - Tests: 7

    I have spent the last 20 years working with Linux and Unix servers in a system administration capacity, since I first discovered Linux in 1993 to the present. I have worked in academic, ISP, and large enterprise environments. I am familiar with administering all basic internet services such as DNS (BIND), e-mail (sendmail, postfix, qmail), FTP (various servers), and web servers (primarily apache). In my capacity of system administrator over the last 20 years I have also become an expert at Perl and shell scripting, from automating small jobs to creating more complex integrations between other tools. I am highly regarded by my peers that I have worked with, for learning new environments quickly, being able to implement anything in Perl, knowing obscure tricks in Linux, etc. If your need touches any of those things, I can help you and help you quickly.

    $44.44 /hr
    20 hours
    5.00