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  1. Diego Augusto De Faria Barros

    Diego Augusto De Faria Barros

    Developer & Translator

    Brazil - Last active: 6 months ago - 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.

    $16.67 /hr
    515 hours
    5.00
  2. Enid W.

    Enid W.

    PHP/html Coder

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - 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.

    $26.00 /hr
    657 hours
    4.93
  3. Ronda S.

    Ronda S.

    Business Consultant

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 3

    I have 20+ years of experience in Systems and Business Analysis, which includes writing technical and functional specifications, performing requirements gathering and supporting documentation and performing QA testing on finished software programs. I also have several years of experience as an Administrative Assistant and doing clerical work. I can type 70+ WPM with 100% accuracy (I double-check all work to ensure no errors) and am interested in supplementing my current full-time job with additional part-time work in the evenings and on the weekends. I am very thorough in every project that I work on, and check/double-check all of my work before turning in a finished product. I hope that you find my skills and professional experience suitable for your needs.

    $13.33 /hr
    682 hours
    3.97
  4. Anke Moen

    Anke Moen

    Dutch language services

    Spain - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 6

    I am a native Dutch speaker currently living in the north of Spain. I have experience in transcribing and translating from English, Spanish and Italian to Dutch. I also have broad experience in research and administrative support. Before I moved to Spain I worked several years in the legal field; as a paralegal in Italy (2 years) and as a lawyer in The Netherlands (4 years). In Spain I took a fashion design course and I worked in the fashion industry as an international buyer and as the head of the buying department (6 years in total). Since embarking on my freelance career, I have worked on many different projects, covering a wide variety of styles and topics, translating from English/Italian/Spanish to Dutch and vice versa, pre-editing a book on marketing (English) and preparing the content of websites. I offer the following services: TRANSLATING, LOCALIZATION AND PROOFREADING English > Dutch Spanish > Dutch Italian > Dutch With an LL.B in Dutch Civil Law (The Netherlands), an LL.M. in European Law (England) and a Certificate in Fashion Design (Spain) and over 6 years of experience in the advisory and litigation practice and another 6 years in the textile industry, I have developed two main areas of expertise: legal and textile. My goal is always to provide high-quality. Having lived and worked in several countries I have the cultural knowledge needed to adapt your content to the target audience. I know when to be literal and when to convey the tone of the author. Depending on the complexity of the text I can deliver a 2000-2500 word job in 24 hours. RESEARCH AND CONTENT WRITING Since a year I combine my activity as a translator with website content writing. So far I have worked on three projects (tourism and wine), providing all written content, including slogans, legal documents etc. as well as making all necessary arrangements for programming. ADMIN SUPPORT With over ten years of experience organizing people and projects I have developed good organizational skills. I can help you streamlining your business and personal tasks so you can forget about the details and stay organized and productive. I’m a hard worker with an eye for detail and I’m committed to deliver before deadlines. I look forward to working with you!

    $20.00 /hr
    253 hours
    5.00
  5. Jessica Zawadzki

    Jessica Zawadzki

    Freelance Writer / Editor / Research Assistant

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 3

    I am an individual with a background in Political Science, Legal Studies, and Psychology from Northwestern University, but have also had vast experience in public relations, social media, and events planning. Attention to detail, clarity, and producing quality work efficiently are of utmost importance to me, making me an excellent candidate for a vast array of projects including but not limited to essays, content writing, graphic design, creative writing, editing, and research.

    $12.22 /hr
    53 hours
    4.92
  6. Vanessa W.

    Vanessa W.

    Administrative assistant; Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 11/30/2014 - 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
    5.00
  7. Barry O.

    Barry O.

    Imagineer

    Ireland - Last active: 1 day ago - 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.

    $20.00 /hr
    499 hours
    4.82
  8. Lorraine Laurie

    Lorraine Laurie

    Product Sourcing, Data Entry, Data Miner/Scraper, and Graphic Arist

    Philippines - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

    Information Technology graduate with brilliant academic track record with strong analytical, problem-solving, and people management skills, seeking entry level or higher for any position available. Well-informed in using Microsoft Windows, Internet, Email and MS Office applications, Infusionsoft, Google Adwords, Google Sheets and Documents. Acquired knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, HTML, Corel Draw, Publisher, MS Access and a background in Visual Basic programming. With experience in customer service and BPO environment. My core competency lies in Data entry, Graphics/Web Design, Internet research & Administrative assistance. I believe in giving my best to any task/job that I take up. I take pride in the quality of my work and I am sure that you too will agree once you have seen my work.

    $3.33 /hr
    413 hours
    4.56
  9. Michelle M.

    Michelle M.

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

    Spain - Last active: 25 days ago - 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 888.com, 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
    4.60