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Emily Jones

Emily Jones

Proofreader - Project Manager - Copy Editor

United States - Tests: 4

Over the last 10+ years, I have written and edited countless articles and blog posts on a freelance basis and have been involved in ghostwriting, proofreading, and co-authoring ebooks, technical manuals, and team education materials. I have extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing a team and I am currently seeking new engagements that will allow me to use my editing and supervisory skills to bring both clients and projects to your organization. I am dedicated to my projects and my teams and it is my mission to exceed my clients' expectations.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
2,613 hours

Mechele S.

Mechele S.

Writer, Proofreader, Pinterest, Web, Photo Editing, Internet Research

United States - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 11

My Experience: Magento and several other E-Commerce Platforms Community Support/ Moderating Groups/Online Auction Sites Product Photography / Product Uploads/Product Placement Photoshop, Illustrator / In Design Online Auction Sites/Online Seller Platforms and Social Media Platforms Research and Wholesale Finder Extraordinaire Writing, Editing & Proofreading Pinterest Specialist

$12.22 /hr
0 hours

Danette Sheppard-Vaughn

Danette Sheppard-Vaughn Agency Contractor

Project Manager/Executive/Personal Assistant Extraordinaire

United States - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 11

My objective is to secure home-based and/or virtual employment in order to generate additional income, as well as continue to build a client base of extremely satisfied individuals who are delighted with my abilities and talents.  The following qualities enable me in this endeavor:  • Extremely efficient, organized and detail-oriented in all aspects of business and management. • Superior interaction skills with both laymen and professionals and customer service advocate. Effective in working with individuals and groups. • Creative and insightful critical-thinker with excellent problem- solving ability and communication skills (written & verbal).

Associated with: oDesk Payroll, Songspirations

100% Job Success
$38.89 /hr
8,020 hours

Joe M.

Joe M.

IT Specialist

Israel - Tests: 7

With over 20 years experience in the IT/Internet & Multimedia fields, I am ready to undertake any challenge. My main specialties include: IT Project Management, IT & Network Infrastructure, Active Directory, SharePoint, MS Azure, E-commerce, eBay, Web Development, Wordpress, ,Graphic Design, English-Hebrew Translation, Web Research and Data Entry/Scraping/Mining Processes.

Groups: LoginRadius

100% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
744 hours

Stephan Hornick

Stephan Hornick

English-German-Japanese-Chinese Translator & Strategic Project Manager

Germany - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

I am a native German young professional translator with 8 years of translation and proofreading experience. I have a language, culture and IT magister degree (best 3%; remark: magister is a degree between master and doctor) and profound knowledge in a broad spectrum of fields (e.g. medicine, IT, computer linguistics, literature, teaching, politics, philosophy, mathematics, financing, physics and so on). I have further advanced skills in microsoft word, excel, access, open office, adobe photoshop, programming & webdesign in HTML, Basic, Java, Haskell, Lisp, ACT-R, project management, strategic management and so on. I have been living in Japan, China, US, UK and Colombia. I am accustomed with their cultural differences and use most of these languages daily. As a client, consider punctionality, thoroughness and a qualitatively high literal standard my three most important aspects of work as a translator. I would appreciate it very much, if you let me know from the start who is going to read the translation. Case by case, I will shift between technical translation and creative translation and adapt the language and the style accordingly. I am looking forward to your email.

$16.67 /hr
0 hours

Med Dhaker Abdeljawed

Med Dhaker Abdeljawed

Mobile and Desktop App Developement, Translation

Tunisia - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I am a Mobile and Desktop App developer and designer , i worked for many Academic and professional projects, as I am a native arabic speaker, i speak english and french as well, over the last 4 years i translated a wide range of documents in legal, administrative, technical areas, i was also able to translate general topics, I am in charge of a blog about translation that i try to update regularly. My skills based on writing articles and translating technical and general documents. I can make transcription and voice dubbing as well, Beside that i am a java expert, i have a licence (equals bachelor) in computer science and softwares.

$6.00 /hr
0 hours

Angel García

Angel García

Excelent software developer with Java experience

Venezuela - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

My main goal is to complete jobs providing an excellent service, with professional results always on time. I am currently finishing my Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science. I have experience coding in Java / C# / PHP / C++ also in the development of webpages with HTML / CSS, developing algorithms, working with data structures, also with CMS ( Especially Drupal ) and with DBMS such as Oracle, Mysql and a little less in Postgresql. A side goal is to amplify my base of knowledge inside and outside my career.

$15.00 /hr
15 hours

Belinda Regan

Belinda Regan

VA,WordPress,Social Media, SEO Writer/Blogger with TEFL Certificates.

Spain - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 19

Over the past 5 years I have gained experience in SEO writing, for various web sites, and blogs. I work with a designer/developer and as a team we have developed key marketing tools, improved SEO, and the general look and writing of various websites. I also VA, Project Manage WordPress websites and the Social Media side! Having proved my technical writing skills I am now branching out into other areas such as WooCommerce and customer services where I hope my varied skills will achieve an impressive provider record. Use of email responders, email campaigns, and Google Apps. Adding to my profile is my past experience as a PA in London where my office skills and the ability to organise and prioritise my work load have proven essential. As a qualified TEFL teacher my English grammar and writing skills have played a key role in all my writing work enabling me to produce higher than average articles, content and blogs. Experience: VA,Word Press Project Manager, WooCommerce, Drop Shipping, Customer Services, SEO Writing, Internet Research, Word Office, Blogging, English Grammar Correction, Editing, Use of Email Responders like Aweber, Mail Chimp, Arranging Email Campaigns, Social Media Marketing and Networking, Google Apps.

Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

96% Job Success
$13.50 /hr
1,559 hours

Kristina M.

Kristina M.

Project Manager and Virtual Assitant

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

I have more than half a decade's worth of experience with excellent proficiency in Agile project management in front-end web development, software development, content management, e-commerce, social media marketing, and ui/ux design. I am diligent, proactive and have an amazing attention to detail. I have worked as a project manager for a couple of companies. I was responsible for marketing different brands, companies and products that were the contractor's clients. From building a brand to creating a website to maintaining a healthy online marketing and presence were what I was hired to oversee. I have an English Degree but I am very passionate in tinkering websites, auditing a scrutinizing what needs to be improved for the brand become more marketable. I am very easy to work with. I say everything as it is, to the point and I do not like fluffing up progress reports. I think it is imperative to have an open and good communication with my team. I have worked on mobile and web apps in the past. Here's some of the industries I've worked on: - Web analytics - "AirBnB of project spaces" - Smart homes - eCommerce for a fashion retail company - Mobile bar company - Mobile app for prescriptions - eCommerce for a construction company - White hat-based Internet Marketing company name a few. If you think I'd be a great addition to your team, please let me know.

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
2,610 hours

Adri B.

Adri B.

Administrative Support/Wordpress/Translator/Google/Developer/SEO

Spain - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

I am here because I want to apply my knowledge to everybody, my objective is to make some extra money and learn more with the work that I love. I have experience and studies in Higher Level Management Systems and Network. I actually work with some Wordpress sites and I have experience in HTML, CSS, updating webiste content in general terms, Web Research and Data Entry and have experience with white hat SEO, off-page and on-page. I done translations from english to spanish about software,apps,websites...,so I am very capable to translate english to spanish perfectly.

100% Job Success
$13.50 /hr
91 hours