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  1. Jon  Miller

    Jon Miller

    Writer

    United States - Tests: 3

    Blogger, Article Writer, Editor. I'm a passionate and driven professional. I have extensive Motorsports/Automotive experience and knowledge. I write articles, commentary, press releases, web content, advertising copy about sports, technology and politics/current events. I also write fiction and screenplays. I have advertising agency experience as well as freelance writing experience.

    $22.00 /hr
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  2. Francisco Mata

    Francisco Mata

    Spanish transcriptionist and proofreader

    Spain

    I'm a professional spanish transcriptionist with over ten years of experience working in journalistic sector and administrative, specially legal department. Graduated in Labour Relations and Employment attributed to the branch of knowledge Social and Legal Sciences degree. I have experience in spanish transcriptions and edition on any subject including a wide variety of content: -Writing articles of sports media. -In the legal field: Transcription and correction of various European legislation as both state and local levels (judicial Law, Procedural Law, Administrative Procedure, Human Resources...) Drafting and implementation of Quality Management Systems and Environment (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) in the automotive sector companies. I offer: -Spanish transcriptions of audio content from video and audio files: -Clean Verbatim -True Verbatim. -Proofreading -70 wpm I work quickly and efficiently with high responsibility and seriousness. Client satisfaction and quality work are my top priorities. I conduct business in a professional, confidential manner with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.

    $7.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  3. Karen B.

    Karen B.

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Tests: 7

    Having been a high-school and college English teacher has made me an expert editor and proofreader. For almost forty years, I have written creatively and academically, which allows me to bring a wealth of experience in those fields, so I can work in the fiction or non-fiction genres as needed. Now retired, I have filled my time as a ghost writer of erotic fiction on Amazon.com for a successful publishing company, and as a blogger about education and writing, as well as about everyday life. I have also edited work for this company, and am happy to rework your novel/novella/short story drafts, or non-fiction pieces, as well as to do all copyediting and proofreading as needed.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  4. Kandis Knight

    Kandis Knight

    Publicist, Social Media Expert, Published Journalist, Business Analyst

    United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

    Greetings, my name is Kandis Knight ( http://about.me/kandisknight ), it will be a pleasure to assist with your business needs. In today's competitive market, an experienced social media strategist is what you need, one who is also a master publicist and clearly understands the delicate balance of proper "word choice" and brand reputation. Over the last 15 years, I have developed a wide range of internet marketing techniques based on my experience in journalism, entertainment, guerilla marketing, public relations and social media. My specially designed techniques are used in many layers to help publicize my clients, both small businesses and large corporations. I have worked hard to maintain a Klout score of 60 and an International email database of over 800,000 featuring direct contact to some of the best leaders in business, community, entertainment, sports and real estate. In, addition, I have a social media following of over 20K (Twitter 10,000, Facebook 7,000, LinkedIn 1,000, Myspace 6,000, Instagram 7,000). My core competency lies in helping companies develop their internet profiles and "personas", and teaching companies how to harness the power of the internet. I also serve as a resource to my networks, providing my social media channels with information about my clients and information that can help them in their daily lives. My techniques always positively affect "bottom-lines" due to the aggressive tactics I have learned from years of experience and the extent of the creativity I use to employ my campaigns. I operate a full service social media command center in my home, complete with all necessary office tools and resources to best benefit your campaign, including high speed internet, and Apple products and all necessary printing and monitoring devices. I also have experience in the following areas: Blogging WordPress TypePad Twitter (and many Twitter Management Applications) Live Writer Podcasting Audacity FeedBlitz Bloglines LinkedIn Facebook MySpace Flickr Twitter Ning Pinterest HTML / HTML editors YouTube Digg del.icio.us StumbleUpon Technorati reddit Google and related tools (Analytics, etc.) Camtasia/Screenflow/Keynote/Powerpoint PitchEngine Sprout Social Twellow Microsoft mastery in all packages (Office, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)

    $12.22 /hr
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  5. Anna Harris

    Anna Harris

    Internet Marketer with Office Management Experience

    United States - Tests: 4

    Hi there! I'm what used to be known as a Girl Friday - an internet marketer, office administrator, event coordinator, and all around life organizer. I love helping people get their files straight and their busy work lives back on track. My days are spent in the freelance marketing realm, creating online marketing and PR campaign strategy for small businesses. I have proven experience in newsletter and email campaign creation, social media marketing, creation of web copy and press releases, local and national SEO, social media strategy and application, website maintenance, updating and streamlining client relationship management software. However, just because I can pull out the big guns doesn't mean that I'm not good at the little stuff. My favorite tasks to help people with are the smaller, (let's face it here) kind of annoying ones, like proofreading documents, constructing legible emails, cleaning up unwieldy Excel files, organizing file folders, and most of the other things that make you wish you'd hit the snooze button just one more time this morning. I have a MSc in Internet Marketing, as well as a graduate degree in Historic Preservation, and I've worked with non-profits, small retailers, alternative health practitioners, gyms, architects, accountants, and artists. You'll find that I'm fair, open minded, and always willing to give my best to reach your goal.

    $23.33 /hr
    31 hours
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  6. RICHMOND JOHN TABUENA

    RICHMOND JOHN TABUENA

    Data Entry, Researcher,Virtual assistant, Encoder, gamer, game-testing

    Philippines - Tests: 5

    Looking for a job where i can use my educational qualification and convert my theoretical knowledge into practical work through which I hope to achieve professional growth and also be of help to the company in reaching its goals.

    $3.33 /hr
    1,621 hours
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  7. Adam Murray

    Adam Murray

    Public relations and marketing communications specialist

    Israel - Portfolio: 2

    Versatile marcoms and PR professional with proven skills in b2b, b2c campaigns corporate positioning and corporate reputation management. Clients have included international online businesses, food, drink and food service brands such as Nestle, Pizza Hut, KFC and Jack Daniel's, academic institutions, industry bodies, NGOs and entertainment companies. Responsible for leading international campaigns, new business drives and team management. Career achievements include: • Devised and implemented internal communications campaign for Amdocs’ that resulted in highest rate of participation in employee satisfaction survey for five years, and increased participation the following year • Devised and implemented employee communications for Amdocs’ corporate compliance policies, resulting in 100% employee sign-up. • Devised and implemented new Amdocs employee newsfeed, resulting in increased internal communications efficiency and a reduction of internal operational mass emails by up to 80%. • Secured positive presence for Israeli clients in US, European, South American and Far Eastern media • Voted Freud Communications employee of the year 2006. First UK employee sent to work in New York • Launched viagogo.com as Europe’s first and leading online live event ticket exchange with announcements of the company’s deals with Manchester United FC, Chelsea FC and FC Bayern Munich • Announced UK Government strategy to switch nation to digital television. Raised national awareness of “digital switchover” by 10% in six months, achieving 70% awareness six years before total “switchover” • Achieved £2million of positive media coverage for Carphone Warehouse, an ROI of 3:1, when launching the Mobile Life Report, which positioned the company as the leading authority on cellphone use in the UK • Established credibility for Anschutz Entertainment Group as owner-operator of The O2 in London in the face of political opposition. A year after opening, it became the world’s most popular music venue.

    $100.00 /hr
    8 hours
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  8. Lucas Williams

    Lucas Williams

    Internet Specialist

    United States - Tests: 3

    Multimedia Professional. Known for my initiative, ingenuity and reliability. I'm the Go-to-Guy! Specialties: Marketing / Wordpress / Customer Service / Technical Services / Research and Development / Web Development / PHP Development / Logo Creation & Branding / Web design / Social Media Marketing / Social Media Marketing Manager SKILLS: Research and Development / Adobe Creative Suite 6-4 / PHP / HTML5 /CSS3 / Javascript /Jquery / MySQL / Beginner Ruby on Rails but RD! / PC / Mac / HTML / HTML5 / CSS3 / Finding and producing efficient and effective resolutions is my niche:) PHILOSOPHY Research is imperative to success. When in doubt, research.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
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  9. Richard De A'Morelli

    Richard De A'Morelli

    Editor, Proofreader, Publishing Consultant, Web Developer

    United States - Tests: 7

    I'm an editor, writing instructor, publishing consultant and author with 30+ years of experience in the industry. I have held Senior Editor and Managing Editor jobs with print and digital publishers, and I was a bylined editorial staff member to the late Irving Wallace, one of the top-selling authors of modern times. I offer high-quality editing and proofreading services to authors and publishers. Self-publishing authors are welcome. I guarantee my work, and I've never had an unhappy client. For manuscripts over 10,000 words, I charge $.01 a word for proofreading, $.02 for copy editing, $.03 for line editing. I offer discounts for well-written copy and books over 80,000 words. Please request a quote for shorter manuscripts and projects requiring heavy rewriting. I also offer publishing support services: e-book and print formatting, cover design, ISBN and bar code allocation, and copyright filing. As a writing coach, I can help you with grammar and style, guide you on a project, or assist you in developing your own unique voice. We can explore the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing and why/when you should seek an agent. My coaching fee is a very reasonable $45 an hour. I offer a "pre-review" service with a detailed critique of the first chapter of your book. I will perform intensive editing of selected passages and give you examples of how you can improve your work in progress. A pre-review will help ensure that you are on the right track before you invest your time and effort writing an entire book. I charge a flat $75 for this service. I began my editing career as a writer. I published my first article at age 14, and since then, I have published 12 nonfiction books, two novels under pseudonyms, 500+ bylined articles, and two dozen e-courses on writing, grammar and Web programming. My latest book is "Discover the Power to Change Your Life," available on Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QVMHXLU/ and in paperback http://www.amazon.com/dp/0993634079/ Feel free to contact me if you need an editor or proofreader, or if I can help with your projects in other ways. Have an awesome day!

    $40.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  10. Heherson Salvador

    Heherson Salvador

    Freelancer, Virtual Assistant

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am an Electrical Engineer by profession with passion in technical writing and article writing. I am proficient in Microsoft office tools like Word, Excel, Power point, Outlook, Internet and also AutoCAD. I am hardworking and always strive to meet customer requirements to develop a long term relationship.

    $5.00 /hr
    6 hours
    0.00