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Ann K.

Ann K.

Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

Sweden - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usually apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, and then that rate apply. On the other hand could other duties require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi-skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of your kind of recaps what service is. Additionally to the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. Besides having extensive work experience, the studying of sociology, psychology and computer science at an academic level constitutes useful knowledge. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me, and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at an early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing, I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Regarding human language, I write with a fine imagination, do my research and have a splendid vocabulary. Regarding computers, I like to make life easier for end users, and I also focus on usability. Regarding both languages, I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if you're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
84 hours

Rodrigo Mansueli Nunes

Rodrigo Mansueli Nunes


Brazil - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

I am a senior Computer Engineering Student at the Federal Technological University of Paraná with a conjoint degree at University of Alberta (2014/2015). This conjoint degree was scholarship and the Brazilian Federal Government awarded it due to mine academic record. I also lived in Denmark in 2008 as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program where I learned Danish well enough to understand even Norwegian. I have used this website during this time as a complimentary mean of supporting myself through these university experiences. Over the past few years, I worked on Upwork (started when it was still oDesk) in many and different positions mostly as a consultant. My primary work types were to translate; to proofread and to research issues related to Brazil or that involved my language somehow i.e proofreading software localization. I did also work as a graphic designer although the designer jobs were a minor part of my experience here. I am able to work within the following language pairs: From/To English/ Portuguese Danish/Portuguese Spanish/Portuguese Portuguese/English I am a tech savvy, as you one would imagine based on my degree. This nature makes me a very flexible freelancer to work with and around technologies and pick up quickly almost anything IT related. Any kind of media or service is fine for me.

Groups: Article Samurai

$14.00 /hr
465 hours

William Anderson

William Anderson

Programmer,Designer,Engineer,Scientist,Technical Translator

Switzerland - Tests: 3

Programmer,Aerospace Engineer,Writer,Translator,American based in Europe. Fluent in German, French, Dutch and Romanian, in addition to native English. My technical expertise is in the design of inflatable structures and the numerical simulation of physical systems, which almost always requires programming. Programming expertise includes Unix Shell Scripting, JAVA, FORTRAN, VB, C++/C#, APEX, ThinkDesign CAD API. I also have experience in LaTeX, GNUPlot. My goals on oDesk are to find exciting projects & expand my expertise.

$25.00 /hr
75 hours

Rafaela Lima

Rafaela Lima

Efficiency and quality in everything I do.

Brazil - Tests: 4

Hello, I am Rafaela. I am Brazilian. For about 4 years now I have been working as a Tester. I am able to test softwares of all kinds. Also, I have experience with translation. I lived in NYC for a quite while what let me learn a lot of English, so today I also work with translations. I use UpWork as my second income, so I work with high quality and efficiency in everything I do to make my name shine in this big community.

99% Job Success
$7.78 /hr
833 hours

Sercan K.

Sercan K.

Design & Programming

Turkey - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 30

1. GRAPHICS DESIGN After working for one of the biggest label design & printing company of Ankara, Turkey, I decided to work as a freelancer. Please check the site of previous workplace at and check for label examples in my portfolio. I offer unlimited changes in my works even after the payment is sent. 100% customer satisfaction and lifetime support is guaranteed. 2. TRANSLATION A native Turkish speaker with creative thinking, highly experienced in translation and writing for websites and mobile applications. Services I provide: - Business letters/announcements - Medical receipts - Marriage/divorce certificates - Beauty/fashion blogs - Travel/itinerary websites - Young adult fictions/children's books - Mobile applications - Transcription - Technical documents - Aviation documents Also, I am looking forward to some opportunities to develop myself in different areas. Above all, clients' satisfaction is definitely my priority in working.

$10.00 /hr
0 hours

Abdirahim Ismail Shiekh

Abdirahim Ismail Shiekh

Somali Translator

United Arab Emirates - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

I am a professional Somali to English - English to Somali translator, and I also know some of the script languages, like HTML and PHP, so I can translator websites with PHP and HTML codes too.

Groups: Certified Translation Professionals

100% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
51 hours

Diego Augusto De Faria Barros

Diego Augusto De Faria Barros

Developer & Translator

Brazil - Tests: 10

I have experience in Computer Science with emphasis in Information Systems, specially on the following topics: Design and development of systems (implementation, analysis and design), databases and information processing. I Also, do translations and proofreading of English and Portuguese texts.

98% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
515 hours

Roger L.

Roger L.

Project Management / SMM&Marketing Specialist/ Portuguese Translator

Brazil - 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

100% Job Success
$17.78 /hr
5,241 hours