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Al Christopher Mendoza

Al Christopher Mendoza

Marketing Writing & Editorial Consultant

Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

I am a Marketing Writing & Editorial Consultant providing content writing, editing, and proofreading services in various topics and content types, from marketing collateral to technical documents. I author thought leadership, white papers, company reports, case studies, marketing blog, and other marketing collateral. I create user manuals, how-to guides, handbooks, and training materials for processes and tools. I review content to ensure consistency in language, in-house style, and templates. I assess all necessary elements for the type of content (that it should be clear, succinct, engaging, and original for creative work; that it should be geared toward target audience, formal in tone, factual and accurate for scholarly work; with sound spelling, punctuation, and grammar). Whenever appropriate, I suggest industry-best publishing practices to clients (these practices include the use of style guide for consistency, sharing of useful reference materials for writing and editing different types of content). When it comes to overall experience, I have 8+ years of combined practice in digital marketing, technical communication, print journalism, public relations, and creative writing. I have worked on different projects, ranging from educational materials to literary content, marketing pieces and feature articles, and technical information development projects. I’d also been exposed to editing international standards written by authors in various fields, such as information delivery, engineering, chemistry, physics, and language. Having worked in different industries―including the newspapers, knowledge process outsourcing companies, and shared services of organizations in the U.S., Germany, and Switzerland―I have acquired an in-depth background in quality assurance, training and mentoring, leadership, and editorial team management. I provide consulting services both in writing and editing.

$40.00 /hr
75 hours

Kveta Vondrakova

Kveta Vondrakova


Czech Republic - Tests: 3

I am native Czech speaker. I have over 18 years experience working in UK which gives me great working knowledge of the English language. I am a proactive, hardworking individual who has run several of my own businesses within the property area.  I have good marketing and sales skills, experience in translation work in English-Czech-English, I have got knowledge of basic IT skills (MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7) Great communication skills.

100% Job Success
$12.00 /hr
203 hours

Patrycja R-Stewart

Patrycja R-Stewart

Reliable language services delivered worldwide.

Australia - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 7

I am pleased to offer quality Polish-English and English-Polish translation, audio transcription, document typing and proofreading services. Since 1994 I have been based in Victoria, Australia. With a strong academic background in languages, music and research, I am looking forward to completing your next order! I have provided verbatim and intelligent verbatim audio transcription of podcasts, webinars, interviews, speeches and academic lectures, to name a few. Solid research into correct spelling (medical, technical, etc. terminology) is always assured. Polish-English and English-Polish translation included school certificates, presentations, essays, manuals, etc. These covered various subjects, from information technology, through music, to geography and more.

92% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
295 hours

Mary A.

Mary A.

Experience in data entry and clerical skills

United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

I am a self-motivating individual with a reputation for dependability, reliability, commitment, team work, flexibility and solid productivity in medium to high work paced environments. Demonstrated skills of communication, multitasking, and continued learning in different work environments, detail-oriented and organized with a solid work ethic that promotes teamwork and results.

89% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
103 hours

Vanessa W.

Vanessa W.

Administrative assistant; Proofreader

United States - Tests: 12

Over the past 20 years, I have worked in office assistant/managerial roles that demanded accuracy, ability to multitask to ensure timely and quality product, and paying close attention to detail. I am offering highly accurate and efficient performance whilst responding to the needs and requirements of any buyer thus providing a sense of accomplishment for both of us once goals have been met.

$11.11 /hr
1,349 hours

Nenad Arsovski

Nenad Arsovski

Data Entry Specialist/Web Research/Business Services

Macedonia - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

I can say for myself that I am providing excellent service with timely and accurate results. I have multiple skills for administrative support, business services and marketing. Also a data entry lover with 50-60 WPM. My top priority is client satisfaction and quality work. I speak fluent English, Serbian and Croatian.

83% Job Success
$7.00 /hr
14 hours

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
$18.00 /hr
69 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

Romina Gacoscos-Delenela

Romina Gacoscos-Delenela

ESL Teacher

Canada - Tests: 5

- TESL Canada Certified - 250 hour TESOL Diploma Professional Standard 2 with Practicum - Recognized by TESL Canada. - TESL Ontario Member - Developed grammar, language and conversational activities that would improve the confidence of students in using English. - Well-developed organizational skills with superior multi-tasking ability. - Increased students’ attendance in the class for 90% by integrating audio-visual activities in the classroom and by showing flexibility and creativity in devising an engaging classroom activity. - Encouraged students to be proactive in improving their English skills by instructing them to do series of interviews about a designated topic. - Coordinated an ESL University Winter Camp. - Acted as Student’s Affairs Officer that is responsible for the development and implementation of programs and activities. - Developed workshop materials for newly hired ESL Teachers. - Held TOEIC classes for university students. - Part of the ESL core teachers for 2 years.

$8.89 /hr
30 hours