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  1. Jessica L.

    Jessica L.

    Administrative Professional, VA, Proofreader

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

    I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. For the past 10 years I’ve held various administrative positions with multiple companies. My most recent work is as an onsite office manager for an international research company. Duties of the position are many and include: -Office-wide emails to 200+ people - Impeccable spelling and grammar is a must -Planning and tracking a $1.3 million budget -Creating and editing flyers, reports, training books, and presentations -Event planning -Online ordering -Communicating with vendors to set up and renew contracts -Work with property management on maintenance and building issues I also have past experience as a real estate salesperson. This high energy, on the go job is a great intro into the virtual workspace as they have similar challenges: most importantly being a disciplined self starter. I have a dedicated home office space from which I work, as well as all the necessary tools that make on the go work a snap - which means I’m available when you need me, no matter where I may be. I’m new to oDesk, but a highly motivated and experienced administrative professional. When I freelance for you, you can be certain that you’ll receive the high quality work you expect for your business. I will always ask enough questions to ensure that I understand the needs of your project and your expectations. I will always be upfront before starting a job if I do not have the necessary time or skill to complete the work. Clear communication is key - It’s what you’ll receive from me and what I expect in return. What can I do for You? Virtual office management, virtual assisting, budget planning, expense tracking, event planning, report writing, emailing, Excel work, formatting/editing/proofreading documents, create flyers/documents/presentations, travel/vacation planning, transcription, create/manage social media pages, and much more - just ask! I am experienced with: Pages; Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Office365

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  2. Richard De A'Morelli

    Richard De A'Morelli

    Editor, Proofreader, Publishing Consultant, Web Developer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7

    I have 25 years of experience as an editor and proofreader, working in both print and digital media. I've held management-level editorial positions at book and magazine publishers, and I was a bylined editorial staff member to the late bestselling author Irving Wallace. I also have a 30-year track record as a freelance writer, with 12 published nonfiction books and 500+ bylined feature articles. I have a proofreader's sharp eye for detail, and I'm well versed in Chicago and AP Style. I can handle a wide variety of editing assignments, from basic proofing to light copy editing to heavy rewrites. My schedule is flexible -- I can work days, nights and weekends as needed. I have a fast, dependable Internet connection, and I'm available to start work immediately. Beyond editing and writing, I have 15 years' experience in Web design and site management. My past Web projects include creating and managing the Virtual University website, and I'm now developing a social network from the ground up at http://social.vu.org -- this project is a work in progress and will launch later this summer. I'm proficient in HTML 5, CSS 3, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, Perl, SEO, and responsive web design. After reviewing my resume, if you feel that I'm a good match for this job, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  3. Diandra I.

    Diandra I.

    Communication, Sales and Marketing

    United States - Last active: 09/13/2014 - Tests: 3

    Over the last 10 years, I have developed my skills in data entry, communication and sales and marketing. My core competency lies in my good customer service skills and in my ability to communicate effectively. I am seeking opportunities to increase your company's customer- base and improve your company's quality of serve and level of customer care. I also have skills in Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word. I am also a well experienced language and data transcriber who is capable of delivering high quality under demanding time constraints.

    $5.56 /hr
    142 hours
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  4. Kristine Mamac

    Kristine Mamac Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Professional | Researcher | VA | Bookkeeper | Proofreader |

    Philippines - Last active: 11/27/2014 - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a senior accountant for one of the Philippines largest rural banking corporations, managing the accuracy of all transactions, loans and company payroll & financial reports, in one its busiest branches. As such, I am highly proficient in Microsoft (e.g. WORD and EXCEL) and accounting programmes. I have successfully transferred my IT and administrative skills, and ‘eye for detail’ to a range of clients and projects, including proofreading content and content architecture, for a major patient information portal of the UK’s National Health Service. I continue to provide administrative services for a public limited company in the UK. I believe my knowledge (particularly in health and accountancy), spoken and written English, administrative and natural interpersonal skills are attributes that serve my clients well.

    Associated with: Philance Team

    $4.00 /hr
    425 hours
    0.00
  5. Hannah R.

    Hannah R.

    Data entry projects are my specialty

    United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 3

    I currently have a full time job as a Marketing Coordinator but I'm looking for some part-time work I can do in the evenings after work. I have done extensive work with data entry, Constant Contact, SalesForce, Microsoft Excel, and proofreading. I am extremely organized and a very hard worker. I have completed numerous research projects for my current company.

    $11.11 /hr
    33 hours
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  6. Ashok Kumar

    Ashok Kumar

    Desktop Publishing Designer

    India - Last active: 29 days ago

    Technical Proficiency and Experiences: • Analyzing specifications of e-Publishing/typesetting/data conversion projects • Efficient in management of the Data conversion and typesetting teams. • Allocation of work to the team members. • Training of team members in the identified areas. • InDesign, Quark, XML, ePublishing, Operations, Typesetting, Composition • Knowledge of applications like InDesign, QuarkXpress, FrameMaker, Photoshop, ebook readers etc. • Ability to work within tight deadlines and ensure timely delivery of projects at all stages of production • Managing the production and quality teams independently • Six years experience in handling the production team. • Well experiences of handling multicolour Books and Journals from concept to completion, ability to Problem solve. Handle multiple task, detail and deadline oriented with supervision. • Troubleshooting the PDF related issues, having thorough knowledge of PDF generation and pre-flight. • Template creation ability for: Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, PageMaker, FrameMaker. Technical Skills DESIGN SOFTWARE: OTHER SKILLS: Adobe InDesign Problem Solving Skills Adobe FrameMaker Researching Skills Adobe PageMaker Text Processing Skills QuarkXPress Computer Networking skills Adobe Photoshop Production Tracking Skills Adobe Illustrator’s Leadership and Team Management Skills Adobe Acrobat Professional Quotation handling Pitstop Pre-flight Invoice creation Page layout Scanning Typography/typesetting Operating Systems Macintosh: with trouble shooting and installation of all application and others. Windows: with trouble shooting and installation of all application and others Technical Trainings • One year Computer training in Desktop Publishing, from Hi-Tech Computer Education Centre, Ghaziabad. • Three month Computer course in Language from SSI, Computer Education. • QuarkXPress and InDesign Technical training given by the employer.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
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  7. Guyrex Laguerre

    Guyrex Laguerre

    Editor,writer,interpreter,translator,polyglot(7Lang)&Proposals writer

    Haiti - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 8

    I’m sociologist, anthropologist, and linguist, teacher of modern languages, principal-founder of institute of languages and translation firm owner, professional editor, writer, poet, proofreader, interpreter, translator, and polyglot speaking 7 languages. Professional and fluent in English, Spanish, native in Creole and French, Good working knowledge in German, Italian and Portuguese. I’ve been interpreting & translating from/into English, French, Spanish and Creole since 1994. I master vice versa all types of items in translation. I provide services unlimitedly from/into English, French, Spanish and Creole all kinds of subjects in translation such as: Fictive, legal, trading, biblical, medical, technical, scientific, administrative, holder of a Master degree of English and Communication From USA and technician in computing encompassing the Microsoft office software, PDF and CorelDraw, YouTube, Facebook, twitter and Skype.. Your service will be delivered at the appointed and required time, in due form, with efficiency, accuracy and under guarantee. I can afford to work under pressure all day and night long. Note that I’m a tutor, so I also give private lessons for learning foreign languages (English, French, Creole and Spanish) via Skype Technician in marketing, management, NGOs management, community project Development and personnel section management and writing proposals. Commercial delegate or telemarketing agent in CFAIT International for digital school programme, online telemarketing agent/sales representative in GCE Sports, a Canadian company, holder of a Master degree of English and Communication From USA and technician in computing encompassing the Microsoft office software, PDF and CorelDraw, YouTube, Facebook, twitter and Skype. I’m owner of marketing and writing proposals firm. I provide services unlimitedly for NGO, Profit organization or trading enterprise, association, official, private person and others for: -All kinds of marketing to all Businesses such as: Small, average and big enterprises, and raise NGO -All kinds of writing proposals such as: Orphanage – Guest house – Wash – community Development- community school, all types of Centers for adult, young, children, welfare program, social relief program, all kinds of hostels or inns, teaching to read and write, community restaurant, vocational school, psychosocial/medical proposal, sporting proposal, microfinance loan, library, bookstore, tourist site or sea-side resort, supermarket, gas station…

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  8. Evelyn Asher

    Evelyn Asher

    Wordsmith. Business Strategist

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

    I craft content in crisp, action-oriented language from the reader's perspective. I edit > blogs > investor-ready business plans > case studies > consultant reports > dissertations > journal articles > letters of application for graduate school > novels > personal statements > reports > requests for proposals > theses > web content > white papers I understand the big picture in digital marketing. When you hire me you gain a business strategist who will convey your business, your strategies and your ideas as you would, if only there were 72 hours in a day. I coach business executives on effective interpersonal and business communication. I work with successful business owners, managers, academics, digital marketers, and social media companies to ensure wordsmithing reflects the target industry and markets. My clients continue to express what they value most are the critical questions I pose where areas require clarification. I thrive on deadlines. Expect measurable results. .

    $40.00 /hr
    12 hours
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  9. Aileen Maru Gases

    Aileen Maru Gases

    Virtual Assistant, Client Relations, SEO, Project Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 3

    Over the past year, I had been a Virtual and an Applications Assistant. I had experienced talking to my clients on the phone, or thru email. This helped me improved my Call/Email Handling skills. I am also experienced in updating records, making sales invoice, and also marketing. I also had done some SEO jobs, and iTunes in-app updating.

    $5.56 /hr
    1,669 hours
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  10. ma theresa dayrit

    ma theresa dayrit

    administrative

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 11

    With almost 20 years of work experience, I have been exposed to different tasks in the office and on the field; whether where or how long the task was, I made sure I did what was asked and when it was expected from me. If I do not know anything about the task, I learn and research to be able to do it. I am a resourceful person and a dedicated professional. I perform well in an assignment and make sure that I deliver a good job. I have some experience in writing articles for my previous office's in-house magazine.

    $3.50 /hr
    1,205 hours
    0.00