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Abdullah Mohamed

Abdullah Mohamed

Reverse Engineer, IT Security Trainer, Analyst, Security Consultant

Egypt - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

Hello world, My name is Abdullah Mohamed, 21 year-old student at Alexandria University, currently studying Computer and Communication Engineering. I love Electronics, Information Technology Security field, and coding in C and Python. I've also got a little blog in which I share my technical projects from time to time, you can have a look at it from the link:

$25.00 /hr
0 hours

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
74 hours

Mithuna Subramanian

Mithuna Subramanian

Google Shopping Feed | Excel Expert | Data Researcher | Data Entry

India - Tests: 7

Reliable contractor who fulfills the needs of client 100%. Strives hard for customer delight and five star rating. Over the last 3 years, I'm working on Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) on a daily basis. I have experience in data researching / data mining apart from data entry. I also have experience in fixing remote computer problems using teamviewer.

89% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
0 hours

Jade K.

Jade K.

Instructional designer and developer of award-winning e-learning

United Kingdom - Portfolio: 4

I am an independent e-learning consultant specialising in instructional design, e-learning development and blended learning design. With an in-depth understanding of instructional design and a keen eye for visual design, I create learner-focused e-learning materials that are both effective and easy on the eye. I use a wide variety of e-learning and multimedia development tools with particular expertise in Articulate Storyline and Studio. Previously I worked in libraries in the higher education sector with a particular focus on developing online learning materials to support students’ academic skills development, including the University of Manchester Library’s award-winning “My Learning Essentials” programme.

$60.00 /hr
0 hours

Alyssa H.

Alyssa H.

Spanish-English Translator and Article & Blog Writer

United States - Tests: 3

I graduated recently with bachelor's degrees in International Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies. I am a disciplined, motivated individual with a worldly perspective derived from my experiences working and studying abroad. Currently, I offer my services as a freelance blogger, article writer and translator. I am a contributing writer for a start-up online travel magazine and was recently hired as a blogger for a health website. Service details: Skilled in English-Spanish and Spanish-English translation, article writing, blog writing and proofreading. Specialize in topics of non-profits, international development, Latin America, travel and health. Especially interested in Spanish-English translating, subtitling/transcription jobs and researching and writing on the above-mentioned subjects. I would be delighted to work with you!

$20.00 /hr
0 hours

Ryan M.

Ryan M.

Customer Support Expert, QuickBooks Specialist, Java Programmer

Philippines - Tests: 3

After graduating in 2006, I have worked in the BPO industry providing technical support to hardware, networking, and accounting software clients in the United States. I have direct contact with customers of our clients helping them solve issues ranging from simple computer operation to complex accounting software resolution. I am available to work every 10 am - 7 pm PST.

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
8,585 hours

Vinita B.

Vinita B.

Once written, words live for all eternity

India - Portfolio: 1

‘To be or not to be’ is how I would like to express my attitude towards writing and as proof, some examples of my work that I take pride in projecting are - Constant improvement has always been my ethos and with each passing day I hope to stretch my horizons and explore new areas of knowledge through my writing.

73% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
12 hours

John Kerby Villamar

John Kerby Villamar

Data Entry Specialist

Philippines - Tests: 1

I want to gain myself as a freelancer in Odesk. I have a 10 years experience in Data Entry. I want to give my best in my employer and make a long term relation with him. My objective is to provide accurate service to my client and give client full satisfaction. I am hard worker, honest and very dedicate to my job. I want to build my career with ODESK freelancing site. I always ready to do your job with great confidence. I always try my best to produce high quality work for my client.

$3.00 /hr
62 hours

Elbot Carman

Elbot Carman

Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Brand Developer

United States - Portfolio: 21

My name is Elbot (pronounced just as it’s spelled). I developed an interest in Graphic Design and Illustration in my youth, and went on to dabble in it as a teenager. I later went on to pursue a college education in concern to both. I currently hold a BA in Digital Art (Minor in Information Technology) from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and an MFA in Media Design from Full Sail University. I've worked for several different companies and clients in the past few years across the country. I carry a great passion for graphic design and illustration. My “artistic influences” include Naota Oshima (Character designer responsible for Sonic the Hedgehog and NiGHTS into Dreams), Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy and American Dad), and Yoshitaka Amano (The original character artist for Final Fantasy, now famous for his silkscreen prints). My design influences mostly revolve around being raised by a mechanical engineer (my father).

$17.00 /hr
1 hours