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  1. Jovan Pehcevski

    Jovan Pehcevski

    Researcher, Academic/technical writer, Data and Information Scientist

    Macedonia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    As a PhD in Computer Science, I am an experienced researcher, academic writer and data and information scientist. Over the last 12 years I have gathered an extensive experience in practising and teaching the following computer science concepts: information retrieval, data mining, machine learning, database management systems using MySQL and Oracle, native XML databases using XML, DOM and SAX, web development techniques using (X)HMTL, DHTML, PHP, and MySQL, deploying web services and service oriented architectures, and tuning Apache web server for performance, security and caching. My core competency lies in academic research, data and information science, as well as writing, proofreading and editing of research papers and thesis of all academic levels. I am seeking opportunities to offer my rich professional and academic experience for the strategic growth and developmental needs of your business. My core research interests and strengths are as follows: - Focused information retrieval - Evaluation of focused and content-oriented XML retrieval - Entity retrieval and knowledge discovery - Data mining and big data analytics - Business intelligence and predictive analytics - Time-series data forecasting - Recommendation algorithms for social/news networking sites - Native XML databases, NoSQL and relational database systems - Web servers and web technologies - Web database applications and Internet programming - Web and enterprise security

    $66.67 /hr
    1,640 hours
    5.00
  2. Topher L.

    Topher L.

    Specializing in Server Administration, Configuration, and Deployment

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    I have been in the telecommunications industry for over 13 years and have worked as a consultant to major Fortune 500 companies in the past for both business and technology needs. I have a vast knowledge of anything that relates to the internet, both hardware and software realms and have worked on a variety of projects ranging from the simple to large scale transition ones spanning months at a time. I understand a business' need to get projects done right the first time and have always exceeded my clients goals. If they're not happy, I'm not happy. I have a dual bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in Business Information Technologies and Business Management. My Masters in Business Administration is in International Business and most IT skills I have picked up on my own or through various courses either online or at the local community college. I look forward to working with you and completing any projects you may have, from the quick fix to an entire server farm rebuild. I am also a word class back end programmer familiar with MySQL, Bash, PHP, Perl, and Python. Please, no front end design work, I don't have an eye for creativity (unless it's something simple of course). I look forward to working with you and any projects you may have for me.

    $39.00 /hr
    380 hours
    4.98
  3. Ann K.

    Ann K.

    Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

    Sweden - Last active: 7 days ago - 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!

    $30.00 /hr
    81 hours
    4.98
  4. Billel H.

    Billel H.

    Master's Degree in Computer Science

    Algeria - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 1

    An outline of my skills and experiences will show what I have to offer, I am professional in: -Web Development : html5, xhtml, CSS, PHP, JavaScript , jQuery, Resposnive Web Design, SEO, xml, ASP.NET using C# and VB -Integrated development environment (IDE): Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Netbeans, Eclipse, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6. -Database: SQL, SQL server 2008R2, MySQL, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL and Data warehouse. -Programming language: C# ,java , python, Visual Basic, C++. -Office Suite: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook), SharePoint. -Design and Multimedia: Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (Photoshop and Acrobat X Pro). -Operating System: Windows(XP, Vista, 7,8), Linux(Ubuntu, Red Hat), IOS. -Networking: Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) model, LAN, VLAN, WAN, DNS, DHCP, switch, Access point and Router Configuration. -Modeling language : Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Merise. -Architecture and Mechanical engineering: Technical drawing, Architectural drawing. -Management: Human Resource management. -languages: English, French and Arabic. I am at your disposal to DO THE BEST.

    $25.00 /hr
    82 hours
    4.79
  5. Federico N.

    Federico N.

    Writer and graphic and web designer

    Portugal - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

    Over the last 10 years, I have developed a wide range of websites using HMTL and Flash, including sites for startup companies and small businesses. My strength lies in my design skills. Besides that, I have design posters, brochures, ads or boxes. My first working days were as a graphic designer and I still loving it. Now I am finishing a HTML5 course in order to refresh and update my web skills. There are two more fields I do my living with, photography and writing. I have my photo website, www.fedenogales.com and I write for different companies, always in Spanish.

    $33.33 /hr
    168 hours
    4.95
  6. Wayne Williams

    Wayne Williams

    Audiovisual Archivist specialising in restoration & media convergence

    South Africa - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 14

    I am an audiovisual archivist and am always excited to be involved in research and, particularly, restoration projects of this nature. I have undertaken and successfully completed projects for clients ranging from independent artists to national academic institutions - ON TIME AND WITHIN BUDGET! I further specialise in development and optimisation of your online presence, with particular emphasis on convergence of audio, video and other media content with information technologies. I also focus strongly on structure and content. I have worked on a range of projects, from development of small blogs to management of large multimedia projects. I am seeking opportunities to build long-term relationships with small to medium businesses looking to improve their online visibility and profitability. I also have experience in: * Audio, video and image editing * Research and creation of quality original web site content * On- and off-page search engine optimisation (SEO) * Technical writing, particularly focusing on development and creation of user guides, instruction manuals and troubleshooting guides * Editing and/or translation of English and Afrikaans articles

    $25.00 /hr
    3 hours
    4.76
  7. Danette Sheppard-Vaughn

    Danette Sheppard-Vaughn Agency Contractor

    Project Manager/Executive/Personal Assistant Extraordinaire

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - 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

    $33.33 /hr
    7,082 hours
    4.96
  8. Kahmen L.

    Kahmen L.

    Content/Project Manager

    United Kingdom - Last active: 10/06/2013 - Tests: 3

    I am a dedicated results-driven project manager who has overseen product launches, delivered fully responsive websites and managed a digital network of over 70 affiliate sites. Having worked in broadcast media, affiliate marketing and SEO technology solutions, I have a wealth of experience in client-facing roles and have worked extensively with tight budgets, short deadlines and sky-high expectations. I am degree-qualified in marketing and with my professional writing background, I am ideally positioned to oversee content delivery for marketing communications, websites and SEO.

    $44.44 /hr
    25 hours
    4.98
  9. Lisa Abellera

    Lisa Abellera

    Designer, Editor, Publishing Consultant

    United States - Last active: 10/27/2011 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

    I believe that authors should not compromise when it comes to publishing their books. As a person who loves books – both reading and designing them, I am committed to your success. I strive to create high quality book designs that you would be proud to see on a bookstore shelf. It is my goal to guide authors just like you through the complex world of self-publishing. Since my background is in writing and editing, I make a special effort to understand the heart of your book, so that I can design a book that is not only fresh and engaging but expresses your story or message. I also understand the importance of a strong author platform. I can custom design your website so that it not only promotes your book, it enhances you as a writer. When you hire me, you will be getting a skilled publishing professional who, as the creative director of an indie publisher, has been responsible for producing numerous commercial book titles, on budget and on time. I have a MFA in Creative Writing and a BA in Strategic Management. In addition to my design accomplishments, my creative writing has been published in literary journals and anthologies. I have written an extensive amount of research papers, peer reviews, and critical essays on creative writing. I also have created educational B2B and B2C marketing PowerPoint presentations for financial services, real estate developers and building contractors, and written well-researched, SEO and other web articles on a variety of topics such as, health and well-being, baby development, and food and wine. I am available for your creative project involving: ~ Multi-page layouts for publication interiors, including fiction and nonfiction books, cookbooks, magazines, newspapers and catalogs ~ Book cover design and manuscript layout and conversion for print and ebook publication ~ Custom website design and development, including responsive design ~ Design and update of marketing materials such as flyers, marketing packages, ads, press releases, etc. ~ Production of digital assets for all visual web and email communications ~ Letterhead, business cards, business forms ~ Album art, DVD and CD inserts and packaging designs ~ Graphic and icon design ~ Web hosting and domain registration ~ WordPress consulting including installation and upgrades, plugin installation and setup ~Social media set-up and customization ~ Creative Writing (including consulting & coaching) ~ Articles (magazines and web content) ~ Editing and Proofreading Services I am committed to meeting your deadlines and providing you with high quality work. Let me help you succeed in your creative endeavors. My design portfolio can be viewed at: Abelleradesignstudio.com/publishing My writing can be viewed at: lisaabellera.wordpress.com

    $65.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Rachel Tibbs

    Rachel Tibbs

    Experienced Copy Editor

    United States - Last active: 05/02/2014 - Tests: 8

    I am an experienced copy editor, able to work quickly and accurately. I love to take on new challenges; learning new skills quickly and multitasking efficiently are skills that I put into practice every day. I have extensive experience working with Microsoft Word (including Track Changes) and PowerPoint, as well as years of experience working with non-native English speakers both domestically and around the globe. Excellent long-distance communication is a must in our industry, and your questions will always be answered promptly and thoroughly. Some specific tasks that I complete on a regular basis are: Copy edit and proofread manuscripts. Edit and write APA-style reference lists. Index textbooks and reference books. Write and edit advertising copy. Work closely with authors, typesetters, designers, and editors via frequent emails.

    $25.00 /hr
    5 hours
    4.91