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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

Enid W.

Enid W.

PHP/html Coder

United States - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 1

My specialty is transforming your visual design into web elements (graphics, navigation, layout) and applying them to a website framework such as WordPress, X-Cart, or CMS Made Simple. I am a problem solver with high attention to detail and a great sense for correcting poor web design! I position myself more toward the developer side than the designer side, but I have a good eye for things that need fixing, and can come up with ideas for improvement. I know my way around PHP/MySQL but I'm still learning how to write original PHP code. I continually increase my skills by tackling the challenges presented by new projects. My current work hours are limited. I check email every day. I am a native English speaker. Once hired, I am available by email, phone and Skype.

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
871 hours

Ignacio M.

Ignacio M.

Spanish translator (from English, German and French)

Spain - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

I have years of experience translating from English, French and German to Spanish. In addition to my background in translation, I have a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, which allows me to translate both financial content (like Forex and academic finance) and marketing, including localizing SEO, SEM, ASO and marketing translations. I can translate code (XML, HTML, Python, Poedit, Wordpress), as coding is a hobby of mine. I have experience working repeatedly for companies like Amazon, eBay, Pergo, Sony or Wordreference. I own copies of MS Office 2007 and Trados 2011. I can work with new software on demand. My quality is top notch and I've never missed a deadline.

100% Job Success
$17.78 /hr
799 hours

Vanessa W.

Vanessa W.

Administrative assistant; Proofreader

United States - Tests: 12

Over the past 20 years, I have worked in office assistant/managerial roles that demanded accuracy, ability to multitask to ensure timely and quality product, and paying close attention to detail. I am offering highly accurate and efficient performance whilst responding to the needs and requirements of any buyer thus providing a sense of accomplishment for both of us once goals have been met.

$11.11 /hr
1,349 hours

Barry O.

Barry O.


Ireland - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 3

I have over 10 years experience working with and designing office solutions using Excel, Access and Word. I combine strong technical skills with excellent customer service and always strive to meet customer expectations regarding specification and time. My particular strengths are in systems design, data modelling and automating processes within office environments. I am seeking opportunities to design customised Information Systems and Solutions using Excel, Access and Word for small to medium sized businesses.

83% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
642 hours

Md. Didarul Alam

Md. Didarul Alam


Bangladesh - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

Over the last 20 plus years I have worked and gathered hands on experience on various IT job areas like software testing, SQA, Report Writing and Training, Technical and creative writing, project management, research analysis, web development, content writing, editing, proofreading, web maintenance and web mastering, etc. So, I am here now equipped with technical and creative writing, report and article writing, theses and academic writing, software testing and quality assurance, webpage design and development, content writing, editing, proofreading, webpage maintenance and web mastering, etc. to help you and your organization/company.

67% Job Success
$7.50 /hr
210 hours

Delano Alexander

Delano Alexander

Social Media & Content Manager

South Africa - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Media, Communications, & History. My postgraduate studies is focused on my core interests in Media & Social History. At the heart of my being, I am an academic, critical thinker and strategist. My work experience is built from being a part of some of the biggest brands and companies in the world. I have developed key skills in the areas of customer experience, social media management\marketing, sales, operations and everything in between. I have also worked in small independent, local operations where as an employee, you are a jack of all trades and no job is too small. I am extremely passionate about social media and about creating great experiences for users and consumers. I am an ENFJ personality type and true to form, my approach to business can be aggressive. I have a strong sales background and I believe every interaction is a closing and upsell opportunity. My approach to social media is about quality and not quantity. I believe that your social networks need to do more. They need to meet the needs and expectations of your members and you need to be the expert in your field. I am a fan of diverse content and love creating worthy pieces. "Passion is oxygen of the soul" Billy Butler

97% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
1,205 hours

Greg Douglas

Greg Douglas

Computer Marketer, Sales, Consulting, Fish Farming Consultant

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

Over the last 10 years, I have polished my computer and online skills along with my sales skills. I have been a successful forum moderator, online sales and marketer, and salesperson. My interests are varied and range from computer work, sales work (in person, online, and on the phone), marketing, and consulting. I enjoy consulting, along with making other people successful! . My core competency lies in , and I am seeking opportunities to, build businesses by increasing sales, increasing marketing presence, and overwhelmingly beat the competition! I am also looking to do voice over work, but have not done any as of yet. I have access to professional sound equipment, and have a rich baritone voice. I am a native American, and have no accent. I am extremely passionate about aquaculture/fish farming, tropical fish, and fishing, and have developed my own high quality/low cost fish food formula! I have fished extensively from S. California and into Mexico. I have also sailed from Hawaii to Alaska! Feel free to interview me!

75% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
51 hours

Michelle M.

Michelle M.

Copywriter, Content Writer, Editor. I love to write & I write to sell.

Spain - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 11

If effective, emotional, high quality and quick copy is what you're after, then my ability to get the right message across, and years of experience in doing so, will ensure you the best copy every time. I am an Australian/British writer with 7 years' experience writing promotional copy for English markets the world over. I have spent 6 of those years writing for, a world leader in online gaming, where I went from being the company's only copywriter to managing 5 copywriters and 4 translators, signing off on thousands of pieces of copy. I love to write clear and convincing copy, but why would you want ME? • I'm versatile. My specialties are emails, webpages, direct mail and banners/pop ups, but I've also written for magazine articles, TV ads, SEM, games platform copy and more. • Finding out what works and what doesn't is my passion. I've conducted countless A/B tests on email subject lines and body copy to improve deliverability and readability, and have even written copywriting manuals and style guides for my copywriting staff. • I'm used to working within the confines of strict briefs, clear tones of voice and strong brand identities, but likewise I love to recommend strategies if creative leeway allows. • I have an Associate Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management, which means I'd like to think I know the methodology behind what works. • I have an incredibly high attention to detail (as my tests show!) and have written for all types of English, from US to UK to Australia and in between. • I'm super-organised, I love words, I love grammar and I love the mentality and psychology behind putting words together to convince someone to take a desired action. I'll work hard to make sure your copy gets you what you need every time. Thanks for reading and I hope to work with you soon.

$29.00 /hr
88 hours