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Abdullah Mohamed

Abdullah Mohamed

Reverse Engineer, IT Security Trainer, Analyst, Security Consultant

Egypt - 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:

$25.00 /hr
0 hours

Joseph Diola

Joseph Diola

Web Researcher/Expert Data Entry/Lead Generation/Craiglist Expert

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

To obtain a full time position that will utilize my persuasive abilities and outgoing personality for maximum success. I want to be part of the company that is related on my field of studies, because for me its fun, challenging and exciting. I learn faster when it comes to this field which is computer related job. Base on my experience, I really feel excitement on having new project or meeting new people on the job. That's why it inspires me working everyday. So I'm looking forward on working other projects specially on computer related job, and I will give my very best shot out of it. My skills sets include: * Data Entry Expert * Marketing/Data Entry Specialist * Craigslist Expert * Market Research * Web Researcher * Lead Generation * SEO * LinkedIn Audit

100% Job Success
$4.44 /hr
2,264 hours

Jazzy W.

Jazzy W.

Experienced writer, web designer & self-publisher.

United States - Portfolio: 11

As an experienced writer and web developer with years of experience, I can offer digital and print assistance for your writing, public relations, web, or publishing project. I can assist in producing dynamic press releases, blog articles, op-eds and feature articles for your organization. I earned a degree in English Literature from the University of Connecticut, and I studied proofreading at EEI Communications. For the past three years, I worked as a columnist and investigative reporter for Midcity DC Magazine in Washington, D.C. I am an exceptional writer who offers both writing and web development services—a bonus for clients looking for powerful content for the web. In the past years, I have developed a number of websites on the WordPress content management system platform, including:

$17.00 /hr
0 hours

Alex Faure

Alex Faure

IT Guru, professional creative / technical writer

South Africa - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 17

When looking for a professional writer, choose one with experience! Look no further. Hiring me means hiring a creative professional with years of experience and a consistent reputation for delivering superior results at all times and on deadline. Do not waste time with poor quality, requiring constant rewrites and inferior content. I have an honours degree in English (Theory of Literature), a passion for language and have excelled in the field of script writing and communications with South Africa’s leading TV magazine Top Billing. With more than 35 years of professional writing experience I am used to meeting deadlines, exceeding expectations and delivering according to client needs. I deliver excellence - from technical reports, public relations articles, journalism, script writing, creative writing, company reports, internet blogs and web content – you will immediately know the difference when you deal with a professional. Use me once, for the start of a long relationship.

$25.00 /hr
0 hours

Mary Antonette Trasmonte

Mary Antonette Trasmonte

Clinical Scribe/Virtual Assistant/Researcher/Registered Nurse

Philippines - 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

96% Job Success
$6.67 /hr
7,924 hours

Ryan M.

Ryan M.

Customer Support Expert, QuickBooks Specialist, Java Programmer

Philippines - Tests: 3

After graduating in 2006, I have worked in the BPO industry providing technical support to hardware, networking, and accounting software clients in the United States. I have direct contact with customers of our clients helping them solve issues ranging from simple computer operation to complex accounting software resolution. I am available to work every 10 am - 7 pm PST.

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
8,615 hours

Gweendalyn Lachica

Gweendalyn Lachica

Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time. 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, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. Honest and reliable. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

98% Job Success
$8.00 /hr
4,238 hours

Al Christopher Mendoza

Al Christopher Mendoza

Marketing Writing & Editorial Consultant

Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

I am a Marketing Writing & Editorial Consultant providing content writing, editing, and proofreading services in various topics and content types, from marketing collateral to technical documents. I author thought leadership, white papers, company reports, case studies, marketing blog, and other marketing collateral. I create user manuals, how-to guides, handbooks, and training materials for processes and tools. I review content to ensure consistency in language, in-house style, and templates. I assess all necessary elements for the type of content (that it should be clear, succinct, engaging, and original for creative work; that it should be geared toward target audience, formal in tone, factual and accurate for scholarly work; with sound spelling, punctuation, and grammar). Whenever appropriate, I suggest industry-best publishing practices to clients (these practices include the use of style guide for consistency, sharing of useful reference materials for writing and editing different types of content). When it comes to overall experience, I have 8+ years of combined practice in digital marketing, technical communication, print journalism, public relations, and creative writing. I have worked on different projects, ranging from educational materials to literary content, marketing pieces and feature articles, and technical information development projects. I’d also been exposed to editing international standards written by authors in various fields, such as information delivery, engineering, chemistry, physics, and language. Having worked in different industries―including the newspapers, knowledge process outsourcing companies, and shared services of organizations in the U.S., Germany, and Switzerland―I have acquired an in-depth background in quality assurance, training and mentoring, leadership, and editorial team management. I provide consulting services both in writing and editing.

$40.00 /hr
75 hours