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  1. Ibrahim Assi

    Ibrahim Assi Agency Contractor

    Powerful Content Writer

    Lebanon - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 16

    I'm an American native and a University of Michigan Business/Marketing graduate. I have 10 years experience in creating web content and, also, for the past 5 years I've been the lead content developer for a web technologies firm and have helped my employer and all their clients create professional web content from scratch, edit already-written content, and most importantly, maximize the content's appeal by making it as market-oriented and search-engine-optimized as possible. Basically, my strengths lie in two areas: First, I create/edit any web content, regardless of its type or subject orientation. Secondly, I intensely focus my content towards maximizing its SEO power & market-orientation. Please refer to my portfolio for a small taste of what I can do. Regarding my skills, as a former columnist & editor, along with significant experience as an English teacher and currently a full-time professional content writer, you will not find a more creative & impressive content writer

    Associated with: A+ Digital Marketing

    $20.00 /hr
    48 hours
    5.00
  2. Andrew Harding

    Freelance translator and programmer.

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

    I enjoy playing with LaTeX and have manually installed a LuaLaTeX installation, component by component and line of configuration by line of configuration. LaTeX is my preferred tool for most kinds of document production, and I've set test papers, reports and sales literature in it. I can produce source files which use either UTF-8 font-encoding and calls to the operating system for opentype/truetype, or which use the traditional escapes and the NFSS. I enjoy writing in C# and have designed a program that loads properties from different tables in MySQL, and manipulates them conditionally (based on the values of relevant fields in the MySQL table that drives the program) following the biochemical model that I am using. My program then writes the resulting data to CSV, where I have a script upload it to MySQL and also run Gnuplot. I can manually group and sub-total data in a spreadsheet of hundreds of thousands of lines, and, of course, construct multi-worksheet models using spreadsheets. I would consider myself to have an expert user's knowledge of Microsoft Word. I have used fields to properly set out documents, and also to construct templates where the user need only enter variable values into a prompt. I have been playing with HTML since I was about 14, and am easily able to hand-code it, and to apply CSS to it using id and class attributes. Ich habe Arikel zu Englisch von Italianisch, für einen Möbelkonzern und eine Telefonfirma, unter Freiberuflichaufträge, erfolgreich übersetzen, obwohl mein haupt sprachlich Projekt mein Deutsch erweitern ist. Mein Deutch ist praktisch aber kann ich nicht die Sprache ohne ein Wörterbuch sprechen, und mein Gehörbegriffsvermögen ist furchtbar. Ich habe, jedoch, eine strenge, fortgeschrittene Anfängers Lesenerkenntniss entwickelt: die Berner Zeitung ist meine haupte Quelle über internationalen Angelegenheiten und Wirtschaftnachrichten, und lese ich gern die gelegentlichen Roman (ich empfehle stark „Vermesserung der Welt”). [I have successfully translated articles into English from Italian for a furniture business and a telecom company under freelance contracts, although my main linguistic interest is improving my German. My German is functional but I cannot speak the language without a dictionary, and my aural comprehension is terrible. I have, however, developed a strong intermediate reading knowledge; the Berner Zeitung is my main source on international current affairs and business news, and I enjoy reading the occasional novel (I would highly recommend 'Vermesserung der Welt').]

    $6.67 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  3. Craig-f S.

    Craig-f S.

    Content Writer

    United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 13

    To produce quality content takes time, effort and research. It is my job to ensure you are provided with the best quality content available. All content provided is 100% Copyscape and guaranteed to meet your requirements. I am flexible and easy to work with respective of your budget and available at your request to communicate closely with you to fulfill your requirements for the project at hand.

    $5.00 /hr
    188 hours
    4.60
  4. Abdullah Mohamed

    Abdullah Mohamed

    Reverse Engineer, IT Security Trainer, Analyst, Security Consultant

    Egypt - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    Hello world, My name is Abdullah Mohamed, 21 year-old student at Alexandria University, currently studying Computer and Communication Engineering. I love Electronics, Information Technology Security field, and coding in C and Python. I've also got a little blog in which I share my technical projects from time to time, you can have a look at it from the link: http://defensivetech.blogspot.com

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Cole Reibin

    Cole Reibin

    Quick & Reliable Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 26

    100% English speaker with a B.S Degree in Computer Science, Applied Computer Graphic concentration and over 8+ years in Graphic Design, specializes in designing: Postcards, flyers, banners, coupons, signs, door magnets, info-graphics, brochures, templates, and much more! My number one priority is making sure your needs have been met or exceeded. The quality of work I create is of the utmost importance, and I don't stop a project until you are completely satisfied! I also have an exceptionally fast turnover rate with many projects being completed within just 2-3 days. Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope to hear from you soon! Sincerely, Cole Reibin

    $25.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.72
  6. Emily Jones

    Emily Jones

    Proofreader - Project Manager - Copy Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4

    Over the last 10+ years, I have written and edited countless articles and blog posts on a freelance basis and have been involved in ghostwriting, proofreading, and co-authoring ebooks, technical manuals, and team education materials. I have extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing a team and I am currently seeking new engagements that will allow me to use my editing and supervisory skills to bring both clients and projects to your organization. I am dedicated to my projects and my teams and it is my mission to exceed my clients' expectations.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,275 hours
    4.92
  7. Cheryl Humphreys

    Cheryl Humphreys

    Highly skilled writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 14

    Highly skilled editor and technical author. Co-author of "7 Steps to Making Money on oDesk" and "Get the Best - A Guide to Hiring the Best Freelancers on oDesk" Strong writing, editing, planning, administration & organisational abilities across all sectors. Proactive in prioritisation of workloads across several clients alongside solid engagement with stakeholders. Published author of two books on Celiacs Disease as well as ghostwriter for many other books (available on Amazon and other sites under pseudonyms). For the latest updates on my freelance career, http://digitalmined.com/going-from-zero-to-hero/#sthash.WEBezSRR.7s1xmFmH.dpbs

    $33.33 /hr
    346 hours
    4.95
  8. Mary Antonette Trasmonte

    Mary Antonette Trasmonte

    Clinical Scribe/Virtual Assistant/Researcher/Registered Nurse

    Philippines - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 10

    You should hire me because I am simply the best. I am a versatile worker who strives for excellence and perfection. My work does not only revolve around the degree that I have. I am able to adapt to other jobs at a fast pace and able to produce great results. I am willing to learn things that are beyond my comfort zone and I am also excited to impart what I have learned from the University and from my previous work experience

    $6.67 /hr
    7,511 hours
    4.87
  9. Gweendalyn Lachica

    Gweendalyn Lachica

    Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

    Philippines - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time and 70wpm typing speed. WordPress Expert – WP installation, plugins installation, content management, pages creation, template modification, basic SEO, and website updates. Editor/Proofreader - correct spelling, grammar, punctuation mark placement, and sentence construction. Creative/Technical Writer - article, blog, essay, feature, press release, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

    Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

    $8.00 /hr
    4,232 hours
    4.99
  10. Md. mamun K.

    Md. mamun K.

    Specialized of Web Design | Data Entry | Web Research | SEO

    Bangladesh - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

    I am interested in the position of a Any kind of Web Design, Data Entry Professional, Blog Commenter, SEO and Personal Assistant. I can work for 40 hours a week or even more. I can begin working immediately. I am looking for a long term job. Given my related experience and excellent capabilities, I would appreciate your consideration for this job opening. I believe that my skills can match to this position. Now I want to build my career in Odesk. For my qualification, I've finished a course on web development and I specialized in Data Entry, Blog Commenting, and being a Virtual Assistant. I am intelligent, organized and thorough in checking work details, thus I believe I qualified for this position. I would be grateful to learn new skills. I am someone with excellent English and make perfect sense and be very compelling. I am confident that I have the skills you need.I have my own computer with high speed internet. You should hire me because aside from the skills I possessed, I am a good follower and a fast learner. I am willing to be trained and I can work under pressure. I am so eager to learn new things and I don't stop at just what I have learned, yet I crave for more. It would have be a great pleasure to be working with you and your company and to experience new things with you. I can multi-task effectively. I am an efficient team worker and I always make sure I don't cause my teammates some headaches.

    $7.78 /hr
    81 hours
    4.65