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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

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

Maribeth Villon

Maribeth Villon

Team Manager/Proofreader

Philippines - Tests: 9

Over the past two (2) years, I've handled a team of proofreaders and website curators. This team consists of 17 members, who are performing various tasks that basically involve data entry and post editing. As a team leader, my tasks are as follows: - give reviews/feedback of my members' work - conduct monthly meetings with the team via Google Hangout or Skype - create month-end and quarterly review reports - make weekly updates and 5/15 reports to the management team - guide the members towards the accomplishment of various special projects for the company My stint as a team manager has honed my skills: leadership, communication and interpersonal (albeit virtual). I can make things happen! :) P.S. More information about my current job will only be disclosed in a formal interview.

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
3,704 hours

Maureen A.

Maureen A.

Professional & Experienced Web/Graphic Designer, SEO Expert

Ireland - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 12

A proficient web/graphic designer and SEO expert with considerable experience using Wordpress. My objective is to be a professional and reliable contractor. I aim to help my clients achieve their goals by offering high quality service at an attractive price with all tasks completed in the shortest time possible. I am also interested in the research and writing opportunities including but not limited to: - Blog posts - Article writing and submission - Academic writing - Online research on any topic/category Check my portfolio for samples of my work or visit for past work.

88% Job Success
$18.89 /hr
15 hours

Gweendalyn Lachica

Gweendalyn Lachica

Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time. WordPress Expert – WP installation, plugins installation, content management, pages creation, template modification, basic SEO, and website updates. Editor/Proofreader - correct spelling, grammar, punctuation mark placement, and sentence construction. Creative/Technical Writer - article, blog, essay, feature, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. Honest and reliable. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

98% Job Success
$8.00 /hr
4,238 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

Ramiro Yaben

Ramiro Yaben

English-Spanish Translator specialized in Apps and Web Content

Argentina - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 2

Professional freelancer from Argentina, skilled in translating, but also writing and proofreading. More than 20 passed tests in Upwork. Fluent in English (Duolingo Proficiency Exam successfully passed with 10/10), and native Spanish speaker, can efficiently translate to these languages. A wide experience backed by more than 75 successful jobs in Upwork. Amateur writer with more than 15 texts published, and experienced in this platform with content writing and article writing jobs. Programming knowledge, in Visual Basic and Visual Basic .NET. Went to Escuela Superior de Comercio Carlos Pellegrini, one of the most important in Argentina. Studied English at Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesa. Currently studying Political Science at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), renowned college of Latin America. I aim to work on interesting jobs and tasks that require my language knowledge, but also in those that aren't very complex or tricky; I'm highly efficient working on simple texts (for example from apps, websites, software, articles, books, blogs and related) and that is my main preference while taking and applying in a job. I will always turn around good quality work, within the defined deadline, and I'm open to comments, questions and critics everytime. I'm a very reliable, responsible, dedicated, experienced and comprehensive person, also when comes to personal difficulties, and I expect the same from my clients. I'm a proud to tell that thanks to Upwork I was able to be the official Spanish translator for Chatous, Kiwi Q&A and Crossfader apps, blogger for HoyEnTec, and data input manager at Jot Internet Media S.L. As a proof of my knowledge, you can see some of my passed tests in Upwork: - 5.00/5.00 in Spanish Spelling Skills Test (1st Place in Upwork) - 4.65/5.00 in English to Spanish Translation Test (Top 10%) - 3.40/5.00 in Spanish Proofreading Skills (Top 10%) - 4.40/5.00 in U.S. English Basic Skills (Top 10%) - 4.50/5.00 in Spanish Grammar Test (Top 10%) - 4.25/5.00 in Spanish To English Translation Skills Test - 3.60/5.00 in Content Writing Skills Test (Top 10%) - 4.25/5.00 in Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version) (Top 20%) - 2.75/5.00 in UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style) (Top 20%) - 4.90/5.00 in English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) (Top 20%) - 4.60/5.00 in Spanish Word Usage Test (Top 20%) In programming tests: - 3.00/5.00 in Visual Basic 6 Test (Top 20%). Thanks for reading and hope you contact me! Ramiro

99% Job Success
$12.50 /hr
161 hours

Megan M.

eBook Formatting, Conversion, and Editing

United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I've worked with eBooks in a variety of formats. I've converted to/from the following: MS documents, OpenOffice documents, iWorks documents, txt, pdb, pdf, rtf, mobi, epub, lit, pml, and html. I know how to do basic formatting, editing meta data (like cover, title, author, isbn, etc), interactive table of contents, interactive footnotes, images, block quotes, tables, bullet lists, etc.

100% Job Success
$13.33 /hr
152 hours

Adrian-Silviu Olar

Adrian-Silviu Olar

JAVA | Android Developer

Romania - Tests: 15 - Portfolio: 25

Are you seeking for professional help when it comes to the fields of computer science and programming? Your search is over because you have come across a hard working computer science graduate with over 2 years experience in OOP, JAVA programming language and Android. I am ready for it!

95% Job Success
$12.00 /hr
434 hours