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Amy Hornsby

Amy Hornsby

Creative Copywriter, Editor, Blogger, Reviewer

Poland - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 10

I am a graduate in English Literature and Creative Writing and have a strong passion for English Language, linguistics, literature, reading, writing, and films. With experience creating blogs and online articles with WordPress accounts, as well as editing and proof-reading professionally, I deliver high-quality content to deadlines, and always strive for perfection.

$15.00 /hr
0 hours

Joseph Diola

Joseph Diola

Web Researcher/Expert Data Entry/Lead Generation/Craiglist Expert

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

To obtain a full time position that will utilize my persuasive abilities and outgoing personality for maximum success. I want to be part of the company that is related on my field of studies, because for me its fun, challenging and exciting. I learn faster when it comes to this field which is computer related job. Base on my experience, I really feel excitement on having new project or meeting new people on the job. That's why it inspires me working everyday. So I'm looking forward on working other projects specially on computer related job, and I will give my very best shot out of it. My skills sets include: * Data Entry Expert * Marketing/Data Entry Specialist * Craigslist Expert * Market Research * Web Researcher * Lead Generation * SEO * LinkedIn Audit

100% Job Success
$4.44 /hr
2,293 hours

Patrick Seguin

Patrick Seguin

Expert Copywriter & Editor with Marketing Experience

Czech Republic - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 12

I write copy that helps you build and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with your customers. Complementary marketing skills enable me to identify market needs and communicate clear solutions. Writing has always been fundamental to my career. With over two decades of personal and professional experience, I can ensure that you speak with your audience effectively. I have over 15 years of experience in online marketing and product marketing, gained through positions in major international companies operating in the Czech Republic, including O2 and AVG Technologies. At present, I'm developing and executing communications strategies and producing content for eFace2Face, Inc., provider of the world’s only complete web-based video selling and electronic signature solution. I enjoy using my writing skills to breathe life into innovative ideas while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. I look forward to meeting you!

91% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
4,192 hours

Manolito Sulit

Manolito Sulit

Tagalog/Filipino Translator, Web Admin, DE & Content Specialist

Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 14

Thank you for your interest in my profile. You can call me Manny. A published writer in Filipino and a former teacher of the language, my poems and stories are collected in paperback, ebook and magazine editions. I have also written, directed and produced a full-length indie movie. I've got my Journalism degree from UST and some postgraduate translation units during my stint at DLSU. My oDesk career has started way back in 2008 as a VA doing data entry for MLS. After a year, an offer came to implement Internet marketing strategies that promote language learning products and also to develop affiliate sites. Since then, more clients have entrusted me with more exciting jobs related to content, data entry, online marketing, website management and the like. I look forward to working with you in your project. Best regards.

100% Job Success
$12.00 /hr
7,002 hours

Keti Mihaylova

Keti Mihaylova

Concept Lovin Criminal

Bulgaria - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

Hello, everyone! My name is Keti, born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria. I am a Law graduate and a Proficiency Diploma owner in English. I finished high school with Literature and History profile. I am a Social Media monkey and Marketing savvy.  My professional background has included working for a big customer service company, an advertising agency and a government enterprise. I am looking towards expending my horizons in Writing, Copywriting, Digital, SEO, Commerce and Advertising. The very detailed story of my past academic and work adventures, you can see here: In short: I am able to take the perspective of and empathize with others. Establishing and maintaining relationships, respect for others. I have absolutely positive and optimistic approach to activities, people & events; Able to control my emotions, I'm disposed to lifelong learning and I hope my competences to grow with my work. I am a fashion-lover and a sneaker-head, I am obsessed with art and design. Hopefully, together we can reach great results! So don't be a stranger and call for action! Warm regards, Keti

100% Job Success
$9.00 /hr
88 hours

John N.

John N.

Admin Support and Data Management Specialist

Philippines - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

I have experienced a lot of data entry throughout my career encountered a lot of problems that test my flexibility and speed in working. Experiencing the said things, I can assure a great and sophisticated finished project. I want to harness my skills and fully develop it here at UpWork. Using it to help my clients reach their goals treating it like my goals too. I will do my best to meet or exceed their expectations and provide them great satisfaction. I'am good at computers specially at data entry and MS Office utilizing it at its full potential. I'm always open to learning something new, adapting it, and improving it. I am a fast typist and pays great attention to details making it as accurate as possible.

100% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
1,015 hours

Chad Stetson

Chad Stetson Agency Contractor

Prolific Writer, Editor, Project Manager

Canada - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

I’m currently a writer for eBay US, eBay UK, and eBay AU. I’ve written for many notable clients on oDesk on a long-term basis including Travelocity, Trefis, and Worldstart, as well as numerous individual clients. My feedback scores speak for themselves, as does the amount of money I have earned on this platform alone. My skills include writing, editing, and project management. I’ve worked in a variety of environments both online and offline, and have proven myself as an intelligent and dependable worker and leader. I’m a motivated individual who has put more than my fair share of blood and sweat into my work. I’ve held a variety of positions at various companies during my 10+ years in the professional world, including being an Owner, Communications Director, Project Manager, Editor, Copywriter, SEO Specialist, and Social Media Manager. If you’re looking to review my track record, I highly suggest reviewing my feedback comments and scores, or check out some of my portfolio pieces. A quick example of my published work can be found here: Educationally speaking, I hold a Bachelor of Arts (major in psychology) from the University of Manitoba. I'm currently completing a Master degree at Trinity Western University. Additionally, I've completed certification in Academic Writing and Religious Studies. If I seem like a match for you, don't hesitate to send me a message or an invitation to interview. I'm always open to discussing new projects and I'm constantly looking for more work. Additional samples and references available upon request. Cheers, Chad Stetson

Associated with: YiDesigns Agency, Kinzer Projects, LLC Agency

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
1,483 hours

Juan ramon A.

Juan ramon A. Agency Contractor

Live Chat and Email Support Agent, Personal Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

I have gathered and developed several skills over the last 4 years which would make me the one of the top choices in Article Writing, Data Entry, Email and Chat Support, Virtual Assistance, and SEO. I am always eager to learn new things while delivering a high quality output to my employers. With my experience in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Google Docs and Sheets I can prioritize tasks efficiently and finish them quickly while giving great attention to detail and workmanship.I am a hard worker always excited to take on new jobs and learn new skills. I look forward to working with you as a Customer Service Agent or as a Personal Assistant.

Associated with: JSS Virtual Solutions

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
3,427 hours

Michele W.

Michele W. Agency Contractor

Marketing Strategy and Editing Expert

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

I am a multifaceted freelancer with years of experience executing highly effective marketing campaigns, as well as having a proven track record in editing both fiction and non-fiction projects. I'm extremely passionate about both marketing and editing and I take great pride in my work. I'm easy going, fun to work with and a great communicator.

Associated with: oDesk Payroll

97% Job Success
$41.11 /hr
271 hours