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  1. Amit M.

    Amit M.

    Wordpress |PHP | ZEND | MYSQL | MAGENTO Expert

    India - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Every valuable thing in our world of contrasts has it's own price. Something more, something less.. On what depends your everyday choice? No matter in what - clothes, foodstuffs, real estate, car or any of available services. If your answer is price then I guess you have a wrong way my friend. I work as full-time freelancer so I'm completely dedicated to your needs and readily available over skype! I love to code and client satisfaction is my prime motto. I only bid when I truly feel I can provide the project at hand with 100% expertise. Technical Skills - Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL, Oracle; - Web: HTML/CSS, Javascript; - Platforms: Wordpress, Magento, Shopify, YII

    $11.00 /hr
    88 hours
    5.00
  2. Tom S.

    Tom S. Agency Contractor

    Mathematician, Programmer and Translator

    Germany - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

    I just finished my studies of mathematics with focus on physics and computer sciences in Iceland. Next to my studies, I have been programming already for several years on a freelance basis and provide professional translation services. The programs that I created so far mostly are GUI applications under Windows, as well as web-based applications using PHP and javascript. In addition to these experiences, I have also intensive knowledge of C/C++, Matlab, R, and various other programming languages. You can see some of my programs in my portfolio and on my website. In addition to being a programmer, I have also several years of experience as a translator. As a German native speaker, I mostly translate from English to German, and occasionally from German to English. I have lived abroad for more than three years now, and therefore know a couple of other languages as well. These include French, Icelandic, Swedish, Dutch and Bulgarian. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Best wishes, Tom Schiller

    Associated with: e-ComFreelance Agency

    $24.00 /hr
    681 hours
    4.78
  3. Jessica D.

    Jessica D.

    Comprehensive Editing, Proofreading and Spinning Services

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    My main focus is on editing. I have extensive experience in proofreading and editing for grammatical, syntax and spelling errors in written content and currently do so for a variety of clients. I have a firm grasp on rewriting articles in spin syntax, and have the ability to spin content either manually or through TBS software, depending on preference. Either way, I can assure it will be done with an outstanding degree of human readability. I also have experience in creating content based on web research within a rigid set of guidelines in SEO format for a high-profile client. Current projects include providing image moderation services for use in sponsored ad campaigns, as well as tagging objects within images with similar products in a variety of fashion-centric interactive web advertisements. Other noteworthy skills include a strong knowledge of AP guidelines within the context of titles. I have in-depth knowledge of: - Microsoft Word - Microsoft Excel - Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Lightroom - The Best Spinner Topics of expertise include photography, technology, graphic design, fiber crafts, and parenting.

    $14.44 /hr
    3,790 hours
    5.00
  4. 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
  5. Ann K.

    Ann K.

    Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

    Sweden - Last active: 23 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
    82 hours
    4.98
  6. Gina B.

    Gina B.

    Data Entry/Web Research/Administrative Support/Quality Control

    Australia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I finish computer related course and first worked as cashier/service crew in well known food shop in our city. Then i worked as a computer sales representative then went to teaching computer subject both in primary and secondary level. But above all these experiences, what matters in doing a job is that you love your job and interested to learn more to improve your skills. There are people that dont like clerical work and data entry jobs but not me. I can assure you that i have all the patience to do my job.

    $10.00 /hr
    5,669 hours
    5.00
  7. Preston H.

    Preston H.

    20+ years expert SQL database designer preferring MySQL and PHP.

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 48 - Portfolio: 4

    I am one of the top database design specialists on Upwork. My sophisticated hand-crafted database design will save your organization significant time and money. I am a serious professional with over 20 years of experience as a programmer and database specialist. My emphasis has been on creating elegant SQL database design integrated with user-friendly front-end software (desktop and web applications). I have worked mainly as a database designer, programmer and database administrator for bioinformatics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and biomedical research applications. I also have extensive experience programming database-centric software (websites, web applications, desktop applications) for publishing, business, financial, personnel and other purposes. One of the things I enjoy most is creating database schemas which make sense for both programmers and non-programmers, designing with an eye toward flawless data integrity, maximum maintainability and optimal performance. I love crafting websites and web applications which perform with shocking speed. It makes for a better experience for users, developers and administrators. My expertly designed database systems - with well-written queries, intelligently chosen indices, and sensible caching strategies - can easily perform 10 to 100 times faster (using the same underlying hardware). My emphasis when working with clients is on their data and system usability, not specific trends or technologies. But in case you're wondering about some specifics, I strongly believe that the database data should be integrated with but also somewhat independent from a presentation/application layer. Data in the database should be easily accessible from one or many different applications built using one or multiple different technologies. Currently I favor PHP/JavaScript/HTML5 for web applications, RealBasic/Real Studio/Xojo for cross-platform applications [Mac OS X/Windows/Linux], Xcode for Mac OS X-only/iOS applications, Visual Studio for Windows desktop applications. I prefer using MySQL for back-end RDBMS, but I also use Oracle, Microsoft MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL and SQLite on a regular basis. If your data and information organization is already in great shape, and if you are satisfied with how your database-integrated software and website performs, then you probably don't need a high-end expert like me. I can make routine modifications, add to well-crafted existing systems, etc. But so can many other people. But if you're just getting started on a new system that you want done right, or if you suspect your database website programming strategy needs an overhaul, then I can get you on the right track in a short amount of time. * * * * * * * * Let me mention a few of the client-friendly policies and practices I apply with all my clients. I don't do these things to distinguish myself from other contractors. (I would hope they all do the same.) I do these simply because this is how I would want to be treated if I was the client: - You don't need to have your own web servers; I can host development and/or live production work on my own high-capacity servers. - I don't mind working on a client's servers, or doing dev work on my servers and transfering finished work to client's servers. - I do not charge clients any fees for hosting their websites or software systems, or for moving their websites or software systems elsewhere. - I provide clients with root log-in access to all the work I do for them; you are welcome to log into the server (cPanel, FTP, and phpMyAdmin) at any time and copy or back-up or move any work I do for you. - If I am working for you, all work product, all source code, all database design belongs to you. Always. Period. - I am happy to work with you and/or other programmers you enlist to work on a project; I am happy to pass off development work. - I do not provide mysterious "black box" solutions. I am happy to have you look under the hood at everything I do. You don't need to know anything at all about the inner workings of a system. Or you're welcome to ask about the most intricate details. - If we're developing a system from scratch, I prefer to do so using very widely-available technologies (PHP/MySQL/JavaScript/HTML5) which you can hire countless other people to work on if you decide to have other developers work on your system. - Do not be embarrassed to ask ANY question! I enjoy working with clients who have zero technical know-how in programming/databases/etc., partially because I appreciate their expertise in OTHER fields (real estate, art, medicine, law, science, civics, etc.) If you already know everything about databases and programming you probably wouldn't need me, would you?

    $84.00 /hr
    721 hours
    4.99
  8. Richard De A'Morelli

    Richard De A'Morelli

    Editor, Proofreader, Publishing Consultant, Web Developer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7

    I have 25 years of experience as an editor and proofreader, working in both print and digital media. I've held management-level editorial positions at book and magazine publishers, and I was a bylined editorial staff member to the late bestselling author Irving Wallace. I also have a 30-year track record as a freelance writer, with 12 published nonfiction books and 500+ bylined feature articles. I have a proofreader's sharp eye for detail, and I'm well versed in Chicago and AP Style. I can handle a wide variety of editing assignments, from basic proofing to light copy editing to heavy rewrites. My schedule is flexible -- I can work days, nights and weekends as needed. I have a fast, dependable Internet connection, and I'm available to start work immediately. Beyond editing and writing, I have 15 years' experience in Web design and site management. My past Web projects include creating and managing the Virtual University website, and I'm now developing a social network from the ground up at http://social.vu.org -- this project is a work in progress and will launch later this summer. I'm proficient in HTML 5, CSS 3, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, Perl, SEO, and responsive web design. After reviewing my resume, if you feel that I'm a good match for this job, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  9. Angel García

    Angel García

    Excelent software developer with Java experience

    Venezuela - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    My main goal is to complete jobs providing an excellent service, with professional results always on time. I am currently finishing my Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science. I have experience coding in Java / C# / PHP / C++ also in the development of webpages with HTML / CSS, developing algorithms, working with data structures, also with CMS ( Especially Drupal ) and with DBMS such as Oracle, Mysql and a little less in Postgresql. A side goal is to amplify my base of knowledge inside and outside my career.

    $15.00 /hr
    15 hours
    5.00
  10. Peter F.

    Copy Editor/Proofreader/C++ Developer

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 10

    For the past 14 years, I have been working as a copy editor/proofreader of scholarly articles written mostly by non-native English speakers. I also have some experience writing abstracts of business- and technology-oriented articles from newspapers and magazines. I am an independent software developer; C/C++ is my programming language of choice. I am also well versed in equation keying/typesetting using TeX/LaTeX, MathType/Equation Editor, or the Word 2007/2010 Equation Editor, or even MathML.

    $12.22 /hr
    763 hours
    4.55