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Farzana Y.

Farzana Y.

Senior WordPress Developer and SEO expert, WordPress SEO, SMM

Bangladesh - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 17

----------- --------------- I'm Farzana Yasmin. I'm a WEB DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT AND SEO EXPERT. Here is my full details and work experience please review the site : I’m part of a local IT firm. I have 4+ years of experience in Wordpress, Graphics Design, Web Development, SEO/Sem/Link building/Traffic generation/Top ranking on Google. Now I have a little team at 4 members. I believe in high quality results and I do my best to deliver on-time work with great results for the client. For me, success comes after the completion of the project to the client's satisfaction. I am available in Skype and google hangout.

72% Job Success
$5.60 /hr
2,031 hours

Anna Mae Galino

Anna Mae Galino

IT Professional, Translator, Graphics Designer, Customer Service Rep.

Philippines - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 7

-2 Years of experience with high profile technology companies including SPi Global, Inc. -Competent at managing responsibilities in a high-volume atmosphere -Skilled at interacting with customers of all socioeconomic backgrounds -Hard worker, quick learner, and ability to assume responsibility -Ability to work in a fast-paced, intense environment smoothly -Talented in problem solving and office system design -Meticulous worker; attentive to quality and detail -Committed to providing total quality work -Strong skills in organizing workflow, ideas, materials, people -Proficient in the use of computers

72% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
1,048 hours

Ma Linda Belza

Ma Linda Belza Agency Contractor


Philippines - Tests: 4

MORE THAN 10 YEARS IN ADMIN/CLERICAL; specialized in MS OFFICE such as MS - WORD, MS-EXCELl and MS-POWERPOINT; EXPERT DATA/WEB RESEARCHER AND DATA ENCODER; EMAIL HANDLING; EMAIL MARKETING; WITH SALES and MARKETING EXPERIENCE on REAL ESTATE DEVT. CO. CAREER OBJECTIVES: 1. To be able to render the best quality service with utmost satisfaction towards the client or to the company. 2. To excel in solo projects/task, as well as in-group team projects even in the absence of the supervision of a team leader. 3. Prepare & perform other business functions with utmost quality as necessary. 4.To apply my knowledge, education and training in a position commensurate to my qualification and use it in a challenging task/project.

Associated with: INFINITE BLESSINGS Agency

100% Job Success
$3.33 /hr
1,370 hours

John S.

John S.


United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 10

Over fifteen years of experience in copy writing and editing, technical writing, creative writing, online ad campaign management and search optimization. I produce concise and attractive copy and web content, and can proofread, ghost-write or research documents on a wide variety of subjects. I always meet my deadlines.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
1,089 hours

Theresa Goodell

Theresa Goodell Agency Contractor

#1 Native US English Content Writer/Editor/Proofreader/SEO/VA

United States - Tests: 26 - Portfolio: 21

“Quality, quality, quality: never waver from it, even when you don't see how you can afford to keep it up. When you compromise, you become a commodity and and then you die.” [Gary Hirshberg] I am a U.S.-based native English speaker and writer. My English is American; however, I regularly work with British businesses, so I can do that as well. I have outstanding skills in grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and style, and can significantly edit work, if necessary, without losing the author's voice. I have a keen eye for (and ability to fix) typos, awkward use of language, clichés, style inconsistencies and other problems in articles, blog posts, ads, brochures, landing pages, websites, e-books and entire publications. I also understand and appreciate the relationship between text and search engine optimization when writing for the Web. I always approach my work with creativity and energy. I’m fast, accurate, write with spirit & humor, and even have the ability to inject interest and personality into dreary technical topics! My proofreading and copy editor experience includes numerous online publishers, websites, a law firm, an IT firm, an employee health/pension benefits plan and more. I regularly work with WordPress and Joomla sites, but can also proofread/edit source code with Notepad++. My SEO strengths include: • Ability to learn the language of your target audience • Knowledge of search engine algorithms • Keyword research and analysis • Ability to analyze site usability and architecture • Well-versed in the importance of keyword-focused breadcrumb navigation • Understanding of HTML tags and markup that comprise web pages and how to optimize them • Image optimization • Traffic analysis • Link analysis • Relevant external link building • Internal link optimization • Proper anchor text optimization • Strong communication skills • Skillful writing of keyword-optimized content • Well-versed in content distribution • Ability to find content gaps • Seasoned editor/proofreader • Experienced at social integration to leverage its power for any business • Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools • Google Authorship/rich snippets I also specialize in creating WordPress websites and managing your WordPress content.

Associated with: Hill & Associates

58% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
3,091 hours

Bonnielou Bugas

Bonnielou Bugas

Interior Designer, Certified Customer Service & Support, Game Tester

Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

A 34 year old, Interior Designer in the Philippines; committed, hard-working, results oriented, well organized with over 7 years experience in the fields of Customer Service, Private Home Designing, Commercial Designing, Landscaping, AutoCad Drawing and 3D Studio Max Designing. I am looking for opportunities to utilize my skills and professionalism. I am very proficient of using MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint and Windows based Operating System. Computer efficient with a 50wpm, able to apply Data Entry and other administrative skills.

100% Job Success
$7.78 /hr
2,600 hours

Diane T.

Diane T.

Article Writer and Spinner, Data Entry, Wordpress Blog Management

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

I aim to help people succeed in their business through my writing skills. When I work with someone, I make it a point to make the partnership beneficial for both me and my employer. I get to learn a lot of things based on the topics I write about and my employer benefits from me through my good quality articles.

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
1,374 hours