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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
2,036 hours

Anna Mae Galino

Anna Mae Galino

IT Professional, Translator, Graphics Designer, Customer Service Rep.

Philippines - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 7

-2 Years of experience with high profile technology companies including SPi Global, Inc. -Competent at managing responsibilities in a high-volume atmosphere -Skilled at interacting with customers of all socioeconomic backgrounds -Hard worker, quick learner, and ability to assume responsibility -Ability to work in a fast-paced, intense environment smoothly -Talented in problem solving and office system design -Meticulous worker; attentive to quality and detail -Committed to providing total quality work -Strong skills in organizing workflow, ideas, materials, people -Proficient in the use of computers

72% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
1,048 hours

Theresa Goodell

Theresa Goodell Agency Contractor

#1 Native US English Content Writer/Editor/Proofreader/SEO/VA

United States - Tests: 26 - Portfolio: 21

“Quality, quality, quality: never waver from it, even when you don't see how you can afford to keep it up. When you compromise, you become a commodity and and then you die.” [Gary Hirshberg] I am a U.S.-based native English speaker and writer. My English is American; however, I regularly work with British businesses, so I can do that as well. I have outstanding skills in grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and style, and can significantly edit work, if necessary, without losing the author's voice. I have a keen eye for (and ability to fix) typos, awkward use of language, clichés, style inconsistencies and other problems in articles, blog posts, ads, brochures, landing pages, websites, e-books and entire publications. I also understand and appreciate the relationship between text and search engine optimization when writing for the Web. I always approach my work with creativity and energy. I’m fast, accurate, write with spirit & humor, and even have the ability to inject interest and personality into dreary technical topics! My proofreading and copy editor experience includes numerous online publishers, websites, a law firm, an IT firm, an employee health/pension benefits plan and more. I regularly work with WordPress and Joomla sites, but can also proofread/edit source code with Notepad++. My SEO strengths include: • Ability to learn the language of your target audience • Knowledge of search engine algorithms • Keyword research and analysis • Ability to analyze site usability and architecture • Well-versed in the importance of keyword-focused breadcrumb navigation • Understanding of HTML tags and markup that comprise web pages and how to optimize them • Image optimization • Traffic analysis • Link analysis • Relevant external link building • Internal link optimization • Proper anchor text optimization • Strong communication skills • Skillful writing of keyword-optimized content • Well-versed in content distribution • Ability to find content gaps • Seasoned editor/proofreader • Experienced at social integration to leverage its power for any business • Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools • Google Authorship/rich snippets I also specialize in creating WordPress websites and managing your WordPress content.

Associated with: Hill & Associates

58% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
3,091 hours

Bonnielou Bugas

Bonnielou Bugas

Interior Designer, Certified Customer Service & Support, Game Tester

Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

A 34 year old, Interior Designer in the Philippines; committed, hard-working, results oriented, well organized with over 7 years experience in the fields of Customer Service, Private Home Designing, Commercial Designing, Landscaping, AutoCad Drawing and 3D Studio Max Designing. I am looking for opportunities to utilize my skills and professionalism. I am very proficient of using MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint and Windows based Operating System. Computer efficient with a 50wpm, able to apply Data Entry and other administrative skills.

100% Job Success
$7.78 /hr
2,603 hours

Lizette B.

Lizette B.

Web Content Expert

South Africa - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

With over 1525 oDesk hours, a 100% job success rating and more than 139 clients since 2011, you will be hard pressed to find better value in a quality content creator who specializes in web content. It gives me great satisfaction when clients place their trust in me, and I like to thank them for it by treating their brands as my own by valuing their time, respecting their privacy, and providing quality, unique content. As a professional copywriter, editor, blog manager and usability testing consultant, I have the experience required to provide you with quality services which include SEO articles, blog writing, link building, comment management, proofreading, editing, rewrites, transcriptions, and basic web design. With clients located across the globe, I am proficient in UK and USA English with good scores in Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version), English Vocabulary Test (UK Version), English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version), Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version), UK English Basic Skills Test, and 2nd place in the oDesk Readiness Test. Yours Truly, Lizette Balsdon

98% Job Success
$23.00 /hr
1,676 hours

Clemencia Salazar

Clemencia Salazar Agency Contractor

Admin support and expert in data conversion

Philippines - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

I worked in different areas of work covering data conversion, editorial services and managing a team in one of the Business Processing Outsourcing company in the Philippines. I am proven to be effective in managing time, people, resources including stability of project margins and profitability, and excellent client communications. My skills set include: - Administrative support - QA (website and application) - Data Conversion - Forms Conversion - Web Research - Legislative Consolidation and Updating - Project Margins (i.e. cost, profitability, etc.) - Editorial services My experience working online added my knowledge and gain confidence in working independently. I was able to involved in decision makings for the betterment of the projects and provide solutions that help my client improve and grow their business. My ultimate goal and commitment is customer or client satisfaction and maintaining the rank as top rated freelancer.

Associated with: SureWorkz Agency, Global eLancers, Online Job Services

100% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
7,369 hours

Nina isabel A.

Nina isabel A. Agency Contractor

Personal Assistant, Administrative Support & Professional Data Entry

Philippines - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 10

I'm seeking a job opportunity where my skills in the field of Data Entry, Personal Assistant, WordPress, Craigslist, Data Mining, MS Office and Web Research, App Q&A, Live chat and Email support and other related work can be greatly enhanced. My goal is to have a great and honest relationship with my employers that can deliver productivity to us both. I have a very strong desire to work and to have a long term work relationship to my client. Your success is also my success. More Power! GOD Bless

Associated with: DDLL Group, DDLL Group

96% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
2,347 hours

Miko Gandhi Paulin

Miko Gandhi Paulin Agency Contractor

Project Manager/Web Development Engineer/Online Support

Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 18

I am very motivated and a team player. I started working full-time as a freelance consultant/project manager and further strengthen my skills. I can easily connect with other professionals from different cultures and I work best under pressure. Communication is second nature to me and with my strong technical background, I always aim to provide a solid customer service experience for the clients. • Over 18 years I.T. experience in technical sales supports, I.T. consultancy and help desk support. • Drive change through innovative solutions that will strengthen organizational processes and enhance productivity. • An active proponent of collaborative leadership and participative management with the ability to clearly communicate complex issues and ideas into manageable components. • Establishes innovative solutions that drive change, strengthen organizations, and enhance productivity. • Uncommon planning, team building, negotiating, mentoring, and communication skills. • Strong technical background ensures through project knowledge; further, solid customer service and project management experience ensures quality management and satisfactory results. Proven Record of Delivering: • Capital Project Management • Leadership & Team Building • Cross-functional Leadership • Executive Presentation • Strategic Planning • Customer-centric Solutions • Performance Management • Efficiency Improvement • Multi-site Administration • Web Site Development & Enhancements • Web Applications and Services Projects

Associated with: KineticDesignz Services and Consultancy

100% Job Success
$9.50 /hr
1,591 hours

Vinissa A.

Vinissa A.

Technical Encoder/Data Entry/Virtual Assistant/Web Searcher

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

To secure any position that commensurate to my qualification and obtain a challenging duty and opportunity to increase responsibility with a career path of advancement and to enhance and share my knowledge and to help the company in meeting their mission and objectives

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
3,330 hours

Anil M.

Anil M. Agency Contractor

Article writing/copy writing/web, graphics editing.all under one name

India - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

I am an experienced freelancer in the fields of technical writing, copywriting and data entry tasks. An engineer by profession, I take all sorts of works from the contractors from all over the globe. I have an excellent track record for the past 4 years in here.

Associated with: EduMall Solutions

80% Job Success
$3.89 /hr
3,368 hours