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  1. Farzana Y.

    Farzana Y.

    Senior WordPress Developer and SEO expert, WordPress SEO, SMM

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 17

    ----------- http://farzanayasmin.com --------------- 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 : http://bay-coders.com/farzana-yasmin/ 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.

    $5.60 /hr
    1,906 hours
    4.63
  2. Miko Gandhi Paulin

    Miko Gandhi Paulin Agency Contractor

    Project Manager/Web Development Engineer/Online Support

    Philippines - Last active: 4 days ago - 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

    $9.50 /hr
    1,591 hours
    4.91
  3. Theresa Goodell

    Theresa Goodell Agency Contractor

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

    United States - Last active: 06/23/2014 - 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

    $25.00 /hr
    3,091 hours
    3.40
  4. Bonnielou Bugas

    Bonnielou Bugas

    Interior Designer, Certified Customer Service & Support, Game Tester

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - 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.

    $7.78 /hr
    2,504 hours
    4.94
  5. Russ C.

    Russ C.

    Senior Technical Author, Microsoft Word and Self-publishing Wizard

    Thailand - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 96

    A professional, diligent, multi-talented author with a proven track record in producing documentation across many industries. A native British national with advanced Microsoft Word skills, and a wealth of experience as a technical author, proof-reader, editor, and self-publishing wizard, means I can transform your work from where it is, to where it needs to be while achieving the highest possible standards. - - - - "Exceptional eye to detail."- - - - * With excellent skills in PowerPoint, Excel, and many other common programs, such as PhotoShop, Wordpress and other Internet-related apps, you will gain one of the most important factors when looking for professionals online - peace-of-mind. - - - - "Russ was amazing to work with..." - - - - * Peace-of-mind that allows you to focus on what YOU need to do to build your business; peace-of-mind about not having to worry about whether your money is being well spent; and, the peace-of-mind from knowing that you have made the right choice and that you will get what you need, on time, ahead of budget, and of the highest quality. - - - - "It was a pleasure to work with you..." - - - - * I believe in trust, I believe in relationships, and I believe in satisfaction. Most of my clients I've know for a long-time, and this only comes through effective communication, flexibility and, above all, the ability to deliver. - - - - "...if you need someone with Russ' skills, we can't recommend him highly enough." - - - -* Indeed, when reviews include client comments like the above (all taken from feedback available in full in my work history), you know that not only are you are making a sound choice, but you're also getting maximum value. But, again, what price peace-of-mind? How comforting is it to know that you can get on with what YOU should be doing and can leave me to get on with delivering what your business needs. Today we exist in a global marketplace, and with the possibility of being let down increasingly likely, let's be honest... ...why risk it? A Word user for 21-years, a technical author for 18, a designer of professional Word templates for a little less than that, I'm a qualified English Language teacher (CELTA), have a BA English Language (1st Class Honours) and guarantee my work 100%. So ALL the risk is on me. - - - -"Russ was perfect for the task (and perfect for most tasks, I'd imagine)" - - - -* If you think my rate is a little high, then factor in that I'm a Word expert: this means I know what I'm doing, I don't mess about, and I deliver, when I say I will. - - - -"Russ communicated very quickly and finished the job very fast!"- - - -* Having said that, if you have any questions for me, about the work I've done, if you think I can help you, or are even just after some advice, then feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Russ * Quotes are from client feedback on my profile below.

    $50.00 /hr
    1,431 hours
    5.00
  6. Vinissa A.

    Vinissa A.

    Technical Encoder/Data Entry/Virtual Assistant/Web Searcher

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - 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

    $5.56 /hr
    3,140 hours
    4.45
  7. Anna Mae Galino

    Anna Mae Galino

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

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - 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

    $11.11 /hr
    1,048 hours
    4.93
  8. Lizette B.

    Lizette B.

    Web Content Expert

    South Africa - Last active: 1 day ago - 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

    $23.00 /hr
    1,620 hours
    4.72
  9. Elaine Hansen

    Elaine Hansen

    ACCURATE. DETAILED. FRIENDLY. Gets YOUR Job Done Right the 1st time.

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 10

    YOU need Precision, Speedy Turnaround and Excellence? With ELAINE HANSEN, You've found the Right Fit. I have / offer: -> Accurate 76 wpm type speed (22,800 kph) -> Quality Assurance / Editor / Proofreader / Transcription / Data Entry / Research -> B. S. degree in Education / English -> Native English language -> 25+ years successful provision of corporate / nonprofit Administrative support -> Trusted with highly-sensitive, confidential information -> Awarded 1st Place for Spelling skills in both U.S. and UK and Top 10% placement for skills in Communication, English and Vocabulary -> Freedom for You to do other things while I work Independently and Consistently I look forward to putting my Knowledge, Skills and Abilities to work for YOU Today!

    $12.56 /hr
    1,358 hours
    4.61
  10. Christina S.

    Christina S.

    Professional web writer

    Canada - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    When you need words assembled together to create that special piece of magic, I'm the one you contact. I've got over a decade of experience in all aspects of writing, ranging from stocks and ecommerce to how-to guides and tweets. My training consists of internships, university courses and paid positions by some of Canada's biggest companies, and it's led me to create my own business, Expert Wordsmith. A lot of my writing experience has come from newspapers and magazines, places where I had to learn how to write within specific outlines and produce high-quality work under tight timeframes. It was also where I learned to self-edit, a skill that many of my clients appreciate because they get exactly the work they're looking for the first time. No matter where in the world you live, I'm familiar with various writing styles and forms of grammar so if you need a document written in APA, American, British or anything else, you've got it. As well, I can help with the web design and development portions of your site to make it as user-friendly as possible. I specialize in the following, but my skills are so diverse I'm comfortable writing on nearly any topic presented to me: * Ebooks (both fiction and nonfiction) * Copywriting * Technical writing * Academic writing * Creative writing (fiction, short stories, novellas, etc.) * Training modules * Online courses * Current events, politics, and miscellaneous journalism Drop me a line, tell me what you need, and let me get it done for you. Take care! Christina

    $24.44 /hr
    2,190 hours
    4.69