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  1. Kharen Arpilleda

    Kharen Arpilleda

    Virtual Assitant /email response handling/ Data Entry/ Data Analysis

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    I'm hard working, good listener, open-minded, fast learner and willing to work long hours and I'm willing to adjust my time to meet whatever time difference between me and my employer. I am a good communicator and I always plan ahead and make sure to keep my work fast, clear and organized. I have a strong networking skills and the ability to foster and build relationships, I am dedicated to succeed centered on building trusted relationships, strong work ethic, persistence, and a desire to reach my full potential but despite of this I am still very much willing to learn new ideas in different ways. Proficient with Microsoft documents (words,excel, powerpoint ) Internet marketing, Online media marketing, Sales, Virtual assistant, Administrative support, article writing, blogger. Advanced knowledge with calendar management, Google docs. An active user of different social media sites Facebook, Instagram, linkedIn, craighslist, mailchimp, dropbox etc.. I can be reach through wechat, viber, whatsapp, chaton and skype.

    $4.50 /hr
    663 hours
    0.00
  2. Lachris J.

    Lachris J.

    Excellent Writer, Web Designer & Brand Specialist

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 10

    Over the last 5 years, I have designed a variety of websites for startups, artists, career professionals, nonprofits and small businesses. My ability to develop an amazing website from the ground up with little or minimal direction is what clients love most about me. My continued management of the site even after I build it is also what I pride myself on. I am very interested in working with startups or with clients who need a redesign. Additional functionalities/benefits included with my web design often include: * Brand Management * Copywriting * Graphic design * Social Media upgrades * Email marketing * Video slideshows AREAS OF EXPERTISE (but not limited to): * eCommerce websites * Mobile sites * Advanced Expertise with Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, and LinkedIn * Business and sales presentations with graphics, animations and transitions * eBook publishing * Publicity & Media * Speech writing * Article Writing & Submissions * Web Analytics and Reporting * Self-starter, goal-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks * Able to adapt, learn and implement new information quickly * Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and communication skills * Excellent time management and organizational skills

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  3. Jade K.

    Jade K.

    Instructional designer and developer of award-winning e-learning

    United Kingdom - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    I am an independent e-learning consultant specialising in instructional design, e-learning development and blended learning design. With an in-depth understanding of instructional design and a keen eye for visual design, I create learner-focused e-learning materials that are both effective and easy on the eye. I use a wide variety of e-learning and multimedia development tools with particular expertise in Articulate Storyline and Studio. Previously I worked in libraries in the higher education sector with a particular focus on developing online learning materials to support students’ academic skills development, including the University of Manchester Library’s award-winning “My Learning Essentials” programme.

    $70.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  4. 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
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  5. Anna Harris

    Anna Harris

    Internet Marketer with Office Management Experience

    United States - Last active: 07/08/2014 - 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
    0.00
  6. RICHMOND JOHN TABUENA

    RICHMOND JOHN TABUENA

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

    Philippines - Last active: 12 hours ago - 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
    1,508 hours
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  7. Lucas Williams

    Lucas Williams

    Internet Specialist

    United States - Last active: 10/05/2014 - 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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  8. Adam Murray

    Adam Murray

    Public relations and marketing communications specialist

    Israel - Last active: 07/27/2014 - 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
    0.00
  9. Heherson Salvador

    Heherson Salvador

    Freelancer, Virtual Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - 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
  10. Shalitha Kumara

    Shalitha Kumara

    Data entry , Internet research , Copy writing , Copy-editing

    Sri Lanka - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I have skills for Data entry , Internet research , Copy writing , Copy-editing.I can give my full commitment to complete a task.So I hope to polish my career and help for my clients to complete their targets.

    $3.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00