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Darryl Beckham

Darryl Beckham

Technical Communication Specialist, Content Manager, Desktop Publisher

United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

In need of web content? Marketing and promotional materials? Digital newsletter production? Technical documentation? Editing/proofreading services? Look no further! I've spent the last 5+ years as an Associate Editor/Desktop Publisher with a Silicon Valley newspaper, and in addition I have been dedicated to my studies in the field of English Literature & Composition. I have attained an Associate of Arts degree from De Anza College, one of the top community colleges in the nation, and have elected to continue my studies at the prestigious University of California, Davis where I will be receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature & Composition with minor focuses in Computer Science and Technical Writing. My skills include, but are not limited to: technical writing/communications, editing, proofreading, graphic design, research, content production, website maintenance, and a working knowledge of computer programming concepts. I also have professional experience working with software such as: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, FileZilla (FTP), and WordPress. I am dedicated to the satisfaction of my clients and if hired, I will make sure that your project does not only meet, but exceeds your expectations, because unlike some freelancers, I do not expect our first project together to be our last.

$30.00 /hr
15 hours

Rhea T.

Rhea T.

A+ Customer Service, Lead Generation and Order Processing Skills

Philippines - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 4

I always believe in customer service and customer satisfaction. My experience, both as a customer and a customer service representative, gives me the perspective of both worlds to be able to effectively deliver results. I have dealt with all kinds of customers for 11 years or so, from almost all parts of the world and in various fields (travel, manufacturing, legal services, carpet cleaning services and the like) and I fully understand what they truly want: excellent service. Customer satisfaction is critical because this defines a business, can either make or break it and undoubtedly the determining factor in its success or failure. My objective here in oDesk is to help client companies and individuals obtain affordable customer handling skills and talent with uncompromising quality.

$6.67 /hr
234 hours

Betty N.

Betty N. Agency Contractor

Data entry ,Proofreading, web research

Kenya - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

A self-motivated individual who is efficient, reliable, hard-working has strong attention to details, can work either independently or as an active and valuable team player as well. I continue to seek challenging opportunities where I can utilize and further develop my strong organizational skills while promoting the client's mission and exceed goals and expectations. I am Bachelor of Science in Nursing and law graduate with over three years experience in writing, proofreading,Data entry ,Legal research and Drafting.I have experience working with legal firms and individuals on different legal matters which include: criminal, civil , commercial , business,insurance, conveyancing and probate.

Associated with: Kilele Virtual Assistants

100% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
42 hours

Robin Hall

Licensed Professional with experience developing psychosocial programs

United States - Tests: 1

Licensed Professional Counselor. Nationally Certified Counselor. 10 years clinical experience. Effective motivator, communicator, and advocate with inherent ability to manage difficulties to meet and achieve challenging goals and objectives. Core Competencies include: program development, counseling, treatment planning, case management, crisis intervention, human relations, education and training, team building, community outreach and curricula development.

$11.11 /hr
0 hours

Amanda F.

Amanda F.

Virtual Administrative Assistant

United States - Tests: 5

Deadline-driven virtual administrative professional with a positive attitude. My background includes executive assistant for Vice President and Project Management, legal and general business administration support. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and document management software. Currently I am looking for full-time, part-time, temp or short term project work.

$16.67 /hr
185 hours

T.C. Kelly

T.C. Kelly

Legal/academic/professional writer

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

I have a J.D. and a B.A. For many years I worked as an appellate attorney, practicing in both state and federal courts. I also practiced in the areas of criminal defense, employment law, and personal injury litigation. For several years, I was a part-time law school instructor of legal research and writing. I also did some part-time editing for a legal publication and occasionally served as a legal analyst. While I maintain a mailing address in the United States, a few years ago I took an early retirement and moved overseas to pursue a more relaxing lifestyle. For most of the year, I live on a tropical island in Asia. Although I write fiction as a hobby, I supplement my income by doing a variety of contract writing, editing, and legal analysis. Most of clients have law-related websites, for which I produce blog posts, informative articles, FAQs, eBooks, and landing pages. In addition, I have done academic and professional ghostwriting, including preparation of academic papers, website articles, and political position papers. On occasion I edit books for self-published authors. Finally, I draft and edit legal documents and briefs for attorneys. Since that work is more intense and demanding than writing articles for websites, I charge a higher hourly rate for work of that nature. Although legal research and analysis is a specialty, I have a broad academic background in English literature, politics, and social sciences. My book blog is popular and I was once a front page writer for a well-regarded legal/political blog. I am available part-time for freelance assignments only.

99% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
794 hours

Alyssa Ochs

Alyssa Ochs

Creative, travel, health, environment, & fiction writer

United States

Hello! I am an experienced writer who specializes in creative writing, travel writing, outdoor adventure, legal writing, environmental writing, fiction writing, research, and social networking. I currently do freelance writing work for a wide variety of topics and publications. I am a huge outdoor, nature, heath/fitness, and travel enthusiast and I feel that I have a great deal of varied experiences to bring to the table. I have a BA in English and Political Science, a graduate degree in paralegal studies and research/writing, and a travel writing program certification through Matador U. I'd be glad to send you a couple writing samples for your reference and I believe I can bring a fresh perspective to your project. Thank you for your consideration and I'd love to get started as soon as possible! Sincerely, Alyssa L. Ochs

99% Job Success
$38.00 /hr
139 hours

Marcy Aldridge

Marcy Aldridge


United States - Tests: 3

Experienced in audio/video, with time codes, cassettes and micro-cassettes. I have 15 years' legal experience, transcribe at 100 wpm and am proficient in grammar, spelling and punctuation. Every transcript is proofread against audio/video after transcribing at no charge to you. Unfamiliar terms/subject matter will be researched. Extensive experience working with doctoral students, universities and colleges transcribing research interviews. Express Scribe/MS Word. Confidentiality always.

100% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
498 hours

Rebecka Whitmarsh-Wilson

Rebecka Whitmarsh-Wilson


United States - Tests: 5

**** ATTORNEY LICENSED IN NEW YORK, TEXAS, AND NEW JERSEY **** I can do anything your business needs, including writing handbooks and employment contracts, reviewing and revising contracts, filing litigation, propounding discovery, and settling cases. I have litigation and negotiation experience. I also have extensive legal writing and research experience, including being certified by Westlaw and LexisNexis. I am also a published author, and I regularly write for a question and answer site. I also have editing experience, and can review and edit your blog posts, briefs, letters, and any other written documents. I am available by skype, phone, and e-mail. I have a fully-equipped home office with scanning and printing equipment.

100% Job Success
$45.00 /hr
126 hours

Jeri B.

Jeri B.

Government Capture Manager, Proposal Writer, Researcher

United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

I am an experienced project manager; proposal writer, coordinator and manager; and researcher, writer, auditor, and analyst, with a niche service in government consulting and capture. I have 20 years' government experience in RFP development and proposal response (management, coordination, writing, and analysis). I am a full-time, Shipley-trained, freelance proposal writer with 20 percent of my work on Upwork; the remainder of my work is with non-virtual clients. NOTE REGARDING SATISFACTION RATE: I have had an UNUSUALLY high number of Upwork clients in the last 6 months that do not QUALIFY for government consideration and we do not move forward; the outcome is usually professional clients--however, recently, some clients have been so disappointed that they have argued and demanded refunds to no fault of my own, and I believe this is affecting my satisfaction rate. I have no option but to close the job, even for those that demand I continue or risk poor feedback (PLEASE NOTE the number of contractors that have long-term open jobs with little earned: this is to avoid poor feedback) . Responding to proposals for clients that do not meet minimum quals substantially is a no-win situation for the client and myself. For my long-term clients that qualify for government work, THEY ARE 100 PERCENT SATISFIED. PLEASE SEE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BELOW. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: GOVERNMENT CONSULTING AND PROPOSAL MANAGEMENT. I've directly consulted and advised government since 1995, either within government, or in a national management consulting firm. I take all the skills at my disposal: analysis, research, audit, writing--to provide best practice solutions. I have worked as a project director, project manager, and team lead, conducting activities, writing and editing reports, developing work and audit plans, and all served as a practice area proposal coordinator while remaining 87% billable. I've helped businesses pursue government work since 2006. I utilize advanced PM practices to sequence activities based on priority, and condensed from the Shipley process. If you seek government proposal work, I'll ask that you respond to the portfolio document: Client Scoping. CONTENT AREAS: ambulance billing, airport operations, automated passport control (APC), economic development, education (K-12, IHE), electronic health records (EHR), electronic medical records (EMR), electronic patient care reporting (ePCR), franchise operations, health level seven (HL7), high reliability, labor, lean six sigma, government, legislation, public safety, SAAS, statutory research, theory of constraints, trades, transportation, workforce. PROJECT MANAGER (OPERATIONS, NOT I.T.). I've been an operational project manager since 1995. I've developed full-blown work plans, communications plans, and status and final reports. I currently use two PM software applications. RESEARCHER. I've been a researcher since 1991. This skill enabled me to pursue work as a yellow-book auditor because both are based on documented facts. My research is independent, fact-based, and very often collaborative. WRITER. I've been a professional writer since 1995, to include press releases, summaries, white papers, reports, proposals, RFP's, and more. AUDITOR and ANALYST. I am a trained performance auditor with documented experience. This type of auditing is specific to processes and data. Within this category is cost accounting. I've been an analyst since 1995, analyzing performance, revenue, budget, and so much more. *********************************************************** TERMS: My gross rate ranges (pre-transaction fee) are: $25 - $35: government capture and research; business research $35 - $50: proposal management, analysis, coordination, writing $50 - $75: government business development and capture * My rates are flexible depending on perceived need, so please provide as much information as possible. * I will work fixed price but (1) need upfront milestone to start unless mutually agreed; and (2) I set milestones. * I don't work for commission. * I don't work set hours unless I have the capacity. Should you wish more of an employee arrangement, where you set the hours and dictate how the work should be done, please contact oDesk Payroll, and I am pleased to consider that option. * I don't work for clients of other clients. Have your client contact me directly. ***********************************************************

86% Job Success
$27.78 /hr
701 hours