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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
75 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.

100% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
0 hours

Peter F.

Copy Editor/Proofreader/C++ Developer

Philippines - Tests: 10

For the past 14 years, I have been working as a copy editor/proofreader of scholarly articles written mostly by non-native English speakers. I also have some experience writing abstracts of business- and technology-oriented articles from newspapers and magazines. I am an independent software developer; C/C++ is my programming language of choice. I am also well versed in equation keying/typesetting using TeX/LaTeX, MathType/Equation Editor, or the Word 2007/2010 Equation Editor, or even MathML.

90% Job Success
$12.22 /hr
821 hours

Farzana Y.

Farzana Y.

Senior WordPress Developer and SEO expert, WordPress SEO, SMM

Bangladesh - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 17

----------- --------------- I'm Farzana Yasmin. I'm a WEB DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT AND SEO EXPERT. Here is my full details and work experience please review the site : I’m part of a local IT firm. I have 4+ years of experience in Wordpress, Graphics Design, Web Development, SEO/Sem/Link building/Traffic generation/Top ranking on Google. Now I have a little team at 4 members. I believe in high quality results and I do my best to deliver on-time work with great results for the client. For me, success comes after the completion of the project to the client's satisfaction. I am available in Skype and google hangout.

72% Job Success
$5.60 /hr
2,031 hours

Maria Antonette Dequito

Maria Antonette Dequito

data encoder, web researcher, excel expert

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

For the past 8 years of working in different fields as an employee with encoding, data processing, formatting, editing, scanning, keying, proofreading, imaging, checking application, and web-based application experience, I have develop the ability to adapt to most work situations and requirements and my dedication to my work gives me to the edge to deliver. I am seeking opportunities to improve my skills and to serve you better. I am committed, fast-learner, hardworking and can work with less supervision.

94% Job Success
$3.00 /hr
137 hours

Samuel K.

Samuel K.

Samuel Kamau

Kenya - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 9

I am a trainee engineer specializing in Telecommunication and Information engineering. I am more than talented in penning articles, journals, e-books and publications that leave a mark on every one who gets absorbed into reading my work right from the first paragraph. I pride in diverse and unique techniques of presenting information with utmost clarity, rich in variety of captivating styles of writing. I have honed my writing skills over the years to ably deliver work that wins me accolades from my clients. I am experienced in research and statistical analysis, medical journals, e-books as well as a reports, essays and thesis. I look forward to working for you.

100% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
989 hours

Ma Linda Belza

Ma Linda Belza Agency Contractor


Philippines - Tests: 4

MORE THAN 10 YEARS IN ADMIN/CLERICAL; specialized in MS OFFICE such as MS - WORD, MS-EXCELl and MS-POWERPOINT; EXPERT DATA/WEB RESEARCHER AND DATA ENCODER; EMAIL HANDLING; EMAIL MARKETING; WITH SALES and MARKETING EXPERIENCE on REAL ESTATE DEVT. CO. CAREER OBJECTIVES: 1. To be able to render the best quality service with utmost satisfaction towards the client or to the company. 2. To excel in solo projects/task, as well as in-group team projects even in the absence of the supervision of a team leader. 3. Prepare & perform other business functions with utmost quality as necessary. 4.To apply my knowledge, education and training in a position commensurate to my qualification and use it in a challenging task/project.

Associated with: INFINITE BLESSINGS Agency

100% Job Success
$3.33 /hr
1,370 hours