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Chrystal Mahan

Chrystal Mahan

MBA Professional

United States - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 9

For you, the client, I provide fast, quality work in Accounting/Bookkeeping with 20 years experience with an MBA. Court Transcription Proofreading and General Proofing, Website setup and design services. Data Entry, Virtual Assistance, Transcription, Social Media Marketing and Copywriting with 10 years experience. Experienced eBook Publisher.

58% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
69 hours

Jessica L.

Jessica L.

Administrative Professional, VA, Proofreader

United States - 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

Kristine Mamac

Kristine Mamac Agency Contractor

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

Philippines - 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

Diah A.

Diah A.

English-Indonesian/javanese Translator, F/P Designer, Web Research

Indonesia - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 10

English-Indonesian/Javanese Translator/Transcriber, Fashion Design / Pattern Maker, Graphics Designer / Image Editing / Remove Background Web Research / Data Entry Social Media Manager ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, I was born in Yogyakarta, Central Java, and now I live and work in Indonesia. As a native I can help you to transcribe or proofreading Indonesian and Javanese language, or translation English into Indonesian and Javanese. If you need help from native Indonesian in order to accomplish your project, i believe i can help you. I have bachelor degree of law and now i'm on my way finishing my master thesis in Chief Information Officer Program. My current job is working as an auditor for government institution. As an auditor, beside public accounting, I'm familiar using ms excel, ms word, powerpoint and also good in data entry, and translating English to Indonesia in financial term. This current job sometimes make me have to travel all around Indonesia, especially east Indonesia. As a creative person, I also like doing some creative work like drawing, fashion designing, pattern making, editing in photoshop or coreldraw, and writing in bahasa Indonesia. I really appreciate that you have spending your time reading my profile. Thank you.

92% Job Success
$9.00 /hr
71 hours

Renson K.

Renson K.

SEO expert

Kenya - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 8

SEO is the blood and life of your online activity. Be it online marketing, reputation management, social media publicity, website audit, and analysis of online performance, I am the person you seek. With over five years of experience, I guarantee to deliver real Returns On Investment. In addition to skill, I bring onboard handwork. As you might know handwork always beats talent and skill when they don't work hard. Get in touch and allow me to show you what I can do...You will be Amazed!

66% Job Success
$7.00 /hr
713 hours

Celine C.

Celine C.

French-English-French Translator & Interpreter, Teacher, Writer, CSR

Ireland - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 4

Are you looking for a top notch French-English-French translator, and not one of those so-called "experts" who only use Google Translate? Do you want translations and writings that flow beautifully in either language? Then you have found this person. As a French native who has been living in Ireland since 2005, I am well versed in the art of translating to and from both languages and do an outstanding job against very tight deadlines. I have translated full websites, medical incident reports destined to Government Health Officials and various projects. If your company needs a contractor who is highly-organised, dependable, hard-working, dedicated and a fast learner then I am this person. My work is extremely reliable and fast, and I never compromise on quality. My various experiences in Customer Services for major global companies taught me to communicate clearly and efficiently with both colleagues and customers alike in various parts of the world at any hierarchic level. My attention to details and fast and accurate typing skills will also help you if you are in need of a transcriber. I am also the owner of a popular beauty blog in English, where I write about anything related to beauty: skincare, make-up, tools and everything else.

82% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
304 hours

Delano Alexander

Delano Alexander

Social Media & Content Manager

South Africa - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Media, Communications, & History. My postgraduate studies is focused on my core interests in Media & Social History. At the heart of my being, I am an academic, critical thinker and strategist. My work experience is built from being a part of some of the biggest brands and companies in the world. I have developed key skills in the areas of customer experience, social media management\marketing, sales, operations and everything in between. I have also worked in small independent, local operations where as an employee, you are a jack of all trades and no job is too small. I am extremely passionate about social media and about creating great experiences for users and consumers. I am an ENFJ personality type and true to form, my approach to business can be aggressive. I have a strong sales background and I believe every interaction is a closing and upsell opportunity. My approach to social media is about quality and not quantity. I believe that your social networks need to do more. They need to meet the needs and expectations of your members and you need to be the expert in your field. I am a fan of diverse content and love creating worthy pieces. "Passion is oxygen of the soul" Billy Butler

100% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
1,158 hours

Shanique F.

Shanique F.

Writer/Proofreader/Content Developer/Virtual Assistant

Jamaica - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 10

My belief is that effective communication and trust should be the driving force of every great business relationship. I have blended experience in customer service, education, sales/marketing,events planning, content generation and administrative duties. My goal is to provide a service that meets and exceeds the expectations of my clients, to better ensure that they get value for their money. My ability to learn at a fast pace and interest in learning new things makes each challenge a fulfilling opportunity. I am a trained educator who holds a Bachelor of Education in Business & Computer Technology and I am also currently pursuing a M.Sc. in Career & Technical Education.

89% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
578 hours

Izrul Ashraf

Izrul Ashraf

On-Time worker

Malaysia - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

I've graduated from Degree in Accounting. Love to work in order to get paid and I'm sure I'll work hard to satisfy the work that will be hired to me. Can do lot of stuff especially Malay translation, proofread, voice-over, writing, and so on as I'll try to cope on other areas as well in order to improve my skills.

100% Job Success
$6.67 /hr
40 hours

Livia N.

Livia N.

English/French/Romanian translator

Romania - Tests: 17

I am very fluent in English and French, I have excellent communication skills in both languages as I have worked with English and French accounts for more than one year/each. I have also great content-writing skills, as I can prove creative and explicative when necessary. I am now looking for mainly translating or writing tasks.

60% Job Success
$7.78 /hr
2 hours