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  1. Andrea L.

    Andrea L.

    Virtual Admin ~ Personal Assistant ~ Project and Office Manager

    United States - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I have a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations, and a minor in English. I moved from the United States to beautiful Rome, Italy, in 2010. I previously worked as an Event, Travel and Training Coordinator, and have strong skills when it comes to detail and organization. After I moved to Italy, I discovered the world of freelancing. Best discovery yet! For the past three years, I have worked as a Virtual Administrative Assistant through oDesk, specializing in administration and marketing. I proudly have a long-standing relationship with the majority of my clients. Although there are others, my primary responsibilities as an assistant currently include: - travel and event planning - social media management - preparing and processing client invoices - email marketing and communications - maintaining company website - proofreading articles and video scripts - managing virtual assistant team - maintaining internal systems and databases I also love to travel and experience new places, and spend a great deal of time traveling around Europe. I write a blog, Why Roam?, about my travels and life abroad. I like to share things to do, see and eat in Italy and beyond. All content on the website is original, as I write each post and take almost all photos. I've had the opportunity to learn a good deal about website design, including HTML and search engine optimization. You can view my work here: http://whyroamtravel.com. If you are interested in speaking with me further, I would be happy to arrange a telephone or Skype interview. I look forward to hearing from you! Kind regards, Andrea

    $20.00 /hr
    3,434 hours
    5.00
  2. Valentina D.

    Valentina D.

    Blogger, Copywriter, Research Data Entry Specialist

    Italy - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 3

    I’m a freelance Blogger-Copywriter, Social Media Specialist, Research and Data Entry Specialist. I write for several websites about cooking, about tourism and about local news. I'm also developing apps for iPhone and Android phones. I create mini-audio guides about the most beautiful towns and villages in Tuscany. I’ve been working in tourism and new technologies since 2006, when I was Content Manager for multimedia guides for visiting art cities. Then I worked as E-Commerce Manager for a leather company selling leather goods all over the world and I was in charged of customer service and webmarketing. I also worked for a famous Florentine webagency that has several websites about Tuscany, as well as a dedicated blog and forum. I used to write contents, doing SEO and being active on the forum and on the blog. I’m a motivated and dynamic person and I commit myself into work really hard. I’m also mum of a lovely boy. At the moment I’m trying really hard to get my job priced and not just appreciated.

    $25.00 /hr
    4,842 hours
    5.00
  3. Roger L.

    Roger L.

    Project Management / SMM&Marketing Specialist/ Portuguese Translator

    Brazil - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 3

    To go beyond the expectations of those counting on my professional skills and in the areas I am fully capable of providing excellence. Such areas include but are not limited to: Project and team managing skills: Over 5 years of experience managing teams, providing training programs to allow team members to be fully capable of acquiring the necessary skills to perform their daily tasks. Project and Team leadership and experiences have included: - Leading Projects from Start to Finish - Write Extensive and detailed Guidelines - Monitor Team Performance - Plan and provide Team Skill Growth - Manage, Lead, Execute and Monitor projects with dozens to Hundreds of Participants 100% remotely - Weekly team and project detailed reporting Company owner for almost 4 years. Owned a remodeling construction company where I managed a team of 15 professionals in the same area. Which involved duties such as: - Provided training and personal coaching to develop their professional skills in the field. - Responsible for managing and structuring the company while providing services to nationwide companies and personal clients. - Responsible for bills to pay and basic accounting such as maintaining cash flow of the company, cutting checks for the staff - Responsible for projects and duties among our teams Costumer Support Management: More than 2 years of experience with IT Technical Costumer Support, levels 1 and 2. Direct costumer support by phone, remotely and in person for Nestle S/A. Duties involved: - Responsible for providing technical training for team members. - Assignment Group (AG) Tasks - Ticket handling, monitoring, follow up, execution and closure - Task Queue Handling with updates and follow ups - High Priority ticket Management: - TTR System Management : Time to Assign/Reassign Ticket Management System: Which means divide high priority tickets to appropriate assignment groups - SAP Monitoring System: Responsible for providing delicate support for Nestle brokers and clients worldwide while handling multimillion dollar orders of merchandize to big corporations such as Walmart, Carrefour and others SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Specialist. -Technical Content DEVELOPMENT. Document revision. Technical and non-technical documents. -Provided long services for clients -Website ranking Exceptional Translator: Portuguese/English and English/Portuguese I have been in the field of translation since the year of 2000. Through all these years I must say that I have gained extensive knowledge in the field of translation which also includes: - Portuguese to English Audio Transcribing - English to Portuguese Audio Transcribing - General translation Services Additional strong points worth the mention are: - Logical and analytically cable of making quick decisions - Problems identification (E.g. Recurrent incidents) and treatment of the issues raised by the market or internally (OIT) or within project/task scope - Great Communication Skills - Pro-activeness / Collaboration in helping, teaching, and coaching other people, teams and organizations. - Entrepreneurship: Problem Solver, calculated risk taker, Innovator (propose innovation / renovation) and entrepreneur. - Used to working under pressure and capable of handling pressure while multitasking at the same time. Social Media and Internet Marketing Experience in leading and managing companies social media portfolios and brandins. - Responsible for managing online presence, social media accounts, product image and deliverable. Other points include: - Creating a Social Network Marketing Plan - Marketing Techniques for Facebook - Marketing Techniques for Twitter - Marketing Techniques for YouTube - Strategy and Goals - Email Marketing - and others

    Groups: Article Samurai, oTranslators

    $17.78 /hr
    4,848 hours
    4.92
  4. Tonya D.

    Tonya D.

    Creative Writer, Blog & Article Writer, Social Media Expert

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a professional, accurate, native English writer, specializing in travel writing. With my degree in Broadcast Communications, I write for blogs, articles, newsletters, social media, emails, travel proposals and more. A Jane of all Trades, I've written everything from training manuals to scripts to educational materials for children and adults. I can edit your materials professionally and proficiently. I enjoy writing destination articles and travel specials, as well as travel advice blogs. In addition to travel writing, I manage social media accounts for several companies, travel, restaurant and non-profit to name a few. Social Media Marketing is an important step in increasing engagement with your customers, and providing a two-way conversation that is unique in business advertising. I believe in the 80/20 rule with 80% engagement and interaction, and 20% promotional. Previously, I have developed curriculum and training for large call centers as well as facilitating training for K-12, retail, call centers and small business. I have trained one to one as well as large groups, both in person and virtually. I also have experience providing technical support to home and business users. Strong writing skills used to write step by step documentation that is comprehensive yet clear. I have call center experience providing customer support to up to executive levels.

    $26.67 /hr
    2,268 hours
    5.00
  5. Shanique F.

    Shanique F.

    Writer & Proofreader /Web Content/Researcher/Transcriber/PowerPoint

    Jamaica - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 7

    Career goal- to be a leader and innovator in the area of Information Communication Technology.The aim is to provide clients with ultimate service, reaching and surpassing their expectations and needs. My experience in various work environments has enabled me to make a client satisfied with what they have invested in. I believe that things don't always have to be done the same way all the time, so i seek creative ways to get the job done, while also getting the best results.

    $16.67 /hr
    473 hours
    4.78
  6. Alma C.

    Alma C.

    Top Rated Upworker | Internet and Social Media Marketing | VA

    Bosnia and Herzegovina - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 9

    www.almacolic.com Honored as a Top Rated Upwork Freelancer with 100% Job Success. Areas of expertise: * Detailed Marketing Analysis * Detailed Demographic Analysis * Detailed Competitor Analysis * Marketing Strategy for Profit Growth * Marketing Implementation * Targeted Traffic Generation * Market Research * Marketing Assessment and Review * Presentation Design and Creation * Business Consulting (eCommerce, Start ups, "Go-to" strategies) * Product Development and Launches A list of my skills includes but is not limited to: ▐ Advanced knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office suite ▐ Creating effective business and sales presentations from scratch ▐ Advanced knowledge and experience creating eBooks content from scratch ▐ Skilled with online marketing tool but not limited to Wordpress ▐ Skilled with Social Media Platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn), Blogs ▐ Reviewing and auditing website content, appearance and aesthetics to better appeal ▐ Editing, managing and updating content for online websites and social media accounts ▐ Self-starter, goal oriented and able to handle multiple tasks ▐ Well organized and highly detail-oriented ▐ Able to adapt, learn and implement new information quickly ▐ Able to learn new programs ▐ Skilled in research, analyzing data, writing, and editing ▐ Accurate and dependable, with an uncompromising work ethic ▐ An active listener with strong interpersonal skills ▐ Strive to understand client needs and provide exceptional results ▐ Very good written, verbal, interpersonal and communication skills ▐ Excellent time management and organizational skills ▐ Very good in speaking, writing and reading English ▐ Proficient in speaking, writing and reading Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian ▐ Type 70+ WMP P.S. I have excluded displaying 99% of my work per nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) and/or for clients privacy. I do not do any spec work/commission only/performance only based projects, so please do not ask. Best, Alma Colic Skype: almacolic101 Facebook: /almacolic101 Twitter: @almacolic101

    $19.99 /hr
    1,075 hours
    4.98
  7. Carolina S.

    Carolina S.

    Customer service / Graphic Designer / Community Manager

    Uruguay - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Hello, my name is Carol, I'm a graphic designer with wide experience in photoshop, illustrator, image, and photography, I specialize (while I still specializing) in retouching and photo editing, both natural and artistic, designs logos, images processing for commercial advertising and fashion. During the last two years I've been specializing in social media, working on various projects, such as community and marketing manager. I also have more than 3 years experience in the Customer service and moderation jobs. (working remotely) I am professional in my work, if hired, you will not be disappointed.

    $17.00 /hr
    2,167 hours
    4.70
  8. Lucas L.

    Lucas L.

    Community Manager & Customer Service Agent

    Brazil - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 4

    I'm a professional customer support agent, project and marketing manager with more than 4 years of experience. I'm fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Still studying Mandarim and Dutch, one day I'll get there. I've already worked for 6 different companies in the last 4 years, 5 from U.S and one from Brazil, in their customer support & public relations department. "À tribuna" was the first company I joined in CS and I used to answer clients calls and help them schedule and edit their ads for printing in the newspaper, at Ingreso Cybernetico (www.ingresocybernetico.com), I used to engage and help clients through live chat (zopim), tickets (our own system and ZenDesk), e-mails (hotmail and gmail), calls (skype), through social media (facebook & twitter) and also check translations and the programmers' work. I had to manage the entire operation for their brazilian customers. We used to coordinate and manage the operations of the whole website and digital products through Basecamp and Asana (www.basecamp.com & www.asana.com). I've also worked for four more companies (ALL FROM THE U.S.A): Omaze (fund raising), KeepSafe (App development), Gosu (Game production) and HandPrint (Smartphone rental in the U.S.A). Keepsafe (www.getkeepsafe.com) was the biggest app company I've ever worked for, with more than 40 million users around the world. I've also worked at Teleco.IO (www.teleco.io), Handprint (www.handprint.me) and Grace Smith TV (www.gracesmithtv.com) as a community manager. I basically had to create their social media pages, manage them, answer the questions, engage with people in groups, pages, forums, etc. Here are some tools that I know how to manage: Dropbox, One Drive, google package (drive, docs, sheets, gmail, google+), Social media (Facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest, google+, youtube, linkedin, whatssapp), ZenDesk, Chat&Serve, HelpShift, Infusionsoft, Evernote, IQTELL, Hootsuite, Edgar, Buffer, Basecamp, Asana, Slack, Amplitude, Skype, Office Package (powerpoint, word, excel, etc.), SEOmoz, Google analytics, Webmaster tools, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Audacity, Sony Vegas Pro and Sound Forge. I started my carreer in digital marketing in 2012 when I started studying about affiliate marketing and it took me to SEO and the other components of Online Marketing, such as paid advertising (PPC as Adwords, facebook ads, linkedin ads, youtube ads, twitter ads), SMM (social media marketing), SEM (Search Engine Marketing with Adwords), E-mail marketing (autoresponders such as mail chimp, magic responder and aweber), analytics (bing & google's webmaster tools, google analytics, facebook analytics, youtube analytics, seomoz, seo majestic), keyword research (google's keyword planner for adwords, keyworddiscovery, seomoz keyword tool, long tail pro) and content marketing of all types (writting, videos and audios). I'm still building my own digital marketing portfolio. (www.mmnbrasileiro.com, a niche blog) I have the highest score in odesk's EN-PTBR translation test (First place out of 2.678 people.) I'm a professional translator with more than 5 years of experience, I started at the age of 17. I've already worked in several projects online (see my odesk profile) and offline (International events such as "Stone Fair"). I'm a professional voice actor since 2010, I can provide several samples of my work if needed. I'm Young, ethical, diligent, dedicated, experienced, skilled and FAST. I look forward to do my best for you and your company! Hire me and you won't regret having me aboard, let's do it!

    $18.00 /hr
    1,537 hours
    4.97
  9. Hristina D.

    Hristina D.

    Creative&Blog Writing/Proofreading/Virtual Assistance/SMM, Europe

    Bulgaria - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 7

    "Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten." Are you looking for a poorly-educated freelancer with no experience, bad English, and low payment rates, who will have difficulties understanding your needs? Well, this is NOT the place to look for. I am intelligent, dependable, self-disciplined, detail-oriented and strict with deadlines. I have the ability to plan, to organize, to set priorities, to solve problems, and to get the job done. I am warm, friendly, easygoing, and cooperative. My reputation is impeccable. I have happy clients from USA, Australia, United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Spain, Solomon Islands, Greece, Romania, and Bulgaria. Skills/Experience in: WRITING - creative writing, article writing, blog writing PROOFREADING AND EDITING - with a BA in English Philology I can perform better than most native English speakers. For those who still insist on hiring only native speakers - please note that being a native speaker does NOT make you literate by default. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING (mainly Facebook) - preparing and implementation of Social Media Marketing plans and strategies, social media posts and updates VITRUAL ASSISTANCE - I have 6+ years of experience in email handling, Internet research, and performing various administrative tasks. My oDesk tests are all taken in less than 20 minutes and I score among the top 10-20%. Education: High school: English Language and Literature BA in English Philology 1st MA: International Business Management Graduation Thesis: Online Marketing 2nd MA: Translation (English-Bulgarian/Bulgarian-English) and Business Communication in English A course in Graphic Design (Photoshop and CorelDraw) All levels of education I graduated with excellent grades. I always seek perfection in my work and and I never put up with less. I am a citizen of the world with a desire to work on interesting projects and this is the main reason I registered at oDesk. And I LOVE what I do.

    $20.00 /hr
    399 hours
    4.99
  10. Bill P.

    Bill P.

    SMM | Business Coach | Creative Marketing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm Bill and I can help you grow your business with my years of experience. I have owned operated and have been through the trenches with businesses. I love helping out fellow businesses grow and achieve there company goals. I have had a lot of experience building marketing plans, businesses plans, growing businesses, analyzing businesses and fixing businesses so they operate smoothly. My strongest skill that I have is that I'm an out of the box thinker and go against the grain. I see things differently than others and that has always helped me with my businesses and freelancing career. **REAL LIFE MARKETING EXAMPLE OF MY MARKETING HELP** -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here's a great real life example of my creativity in marketing: I have a client and she is a hair dresser. She asked me how to drive traffic into her SLOW hair salon. I asked her why it was so slow. She said that the prices were kind of high and nobody wanted to try that salon because the outside looked bad but the inside was beautiful. I told she had two options 1) Fix the outside appearance or 2) Try a creative marketing approach. She said what could I do that's creative for haircuts? I told her to use the "A" frame sign in front of here store and put, "FREE HAIRCUTS THIS WEEKEND- TIPS APPRECIATED". What do you think happened? The hair salon was slammed. She had 15-25 bookings a day that weekend and was making $5-$25 in tips per client. She had so much work she had to give it away to the other stylists in that salon. They absolutely loved the haircuts and she booked about 1/2 the clients for the next haircut. Whenever she gets slow she breaks out that "A" frame sign and they flock in. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have top 20%-20%-30% scores on Odesk for marketing, business plans, customer service and would love to help your business achieve it's financial goals. I'm a very hard worker with an intense focus on the job at hand. You need to hire me because I will bring true value to your business and help you fix the internal issues that others can't see. I look forward to helping you build your business

    $27.00 /hr
    142 hours
    5.00