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  1. Judy L.

    Judy L.

    Writer, Editor, Translator

    Netherlands - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am a writer who's got a proven track record for delivering. I am knowledgeable, thorough, and precise. I do meticulous research of the topics I am given, and even for the fiction that I write. I am, by nature, a detail-oriented person. My past history includes medical school and graduate-level research, as well as laboratory work and editing scientific papers. As for translating, I have lived in the Netherlands for seven years, and have taken and passed the NT2. My approach to translating is less than literal, but I've always felt that if you can discern that the document is a translation, then the translator has failed. I endeavor not to leave any awkward traces of Dutch.

    $33.33 /hr
    39 hours
    4.99
  2. Alan W.

    Alan W.

    Web Design | Web Development | Logo Design

    New Zealand - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 13

    I offer a range of graphic design, web design and web development services for my clients. I work hard to provide clients, like you, with the best quality projects. It doesn’t matter if you hire me for a small graphic design job – or a large ecommerce website – I won’t stop work until you’re 100% happy with what I do for you. I maintain strong communication with clients at all times, I know it’s important for you to be kept “in the loop”. I also adhere to all deadlines set, allowing for a smooth workflow on every project I undertake. Web design & development I work with an array of content management systems, including WordPress. To date, I have designed over fifty different websites – including ecommerce websites, corporate sites, and lead generation websites. If you’re looking for a professional, attractive website design built on an easy-to-use CMS, I can help you. Logo design I’ve designed an array of logos for my clients, including logos for ecommerce websites, startup businesses and more. Before commencing work on your logo design, I will consult carefully with you to ensure the design embodies your specific requirements. Typically I will provide you with multiple concepts, allowing you to choose the best design for your business. If you’re looking for a professional logo design that won’t break the bank, let me take care of it for you! Graphic design I have a strong track record of providing my clients with quality graphic designs – from letterheads and business cards, to website concepts and infographics. I have a close eye for detail, I’ll work hard until everything looks the way it should – creating a graphic that you’ll be proud of. No matter how big or small your design task happens to be, I’m your man! If you’re caught in two minds about hiring me, why not check out my feedback? You’ll see pages of positive comments from lots of satisfied clients I’ve worked with in the past. I’d really like the opportunity to work on your project, so get in touch now and let’s discuss your requirements.

    $40.00 /hr
    433 hours
    4.84
  3. Miranda R.

    Miranda R.

    XHTML/CSS/Flash/Photoshop/Illustrator Pro in Seattle, USA

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 3

    Over the last several years I have developed many websites using a variety of methods. I enjoy the flexibility that CSS/XHTML provides, so that is my medium of choice - all of my work is standards-compliant (XHTML 1.0 strict), and I have also converted many outdated sites into standards-compliant sites with table-free CSS layouts and improved functionality, leading to a better overall user experience. In addition to web coding, I have extensive experience in photography and traditional graphic design. My goal is always to produce sites that are as visually appealing as they are functional. I also have experience working with ColdFusion, Flash, PHP, JavaSript, and related technologies, and can convert PSD files into themes for Wordpress, Joomla, osCommerce, and similar formats, with great attention to detail and retention of full functionality. I believe in keeping 'the big picture' in mind - I incorporate SEO techniques into every project, and plan projects to allow for future expansion and updates.

    $38.89 /hr
    7,675 hours
    4.85
  4. Margaret L Hartmann

    Margaret L Hartmann

    Copywriter and Online Marketing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 12

    Too often, online marketers get caught up in chasing the next fad. But doing more business online is, at the heart of it, very similar to doing more business offline. Relationships are what's important, and hacks and tricks only go so far. I'm not your ordinary freelancer. I sometimes describe myself as "a writer who's not afraid of numbers." My drive to understand the written word and the world of business has given me an unusual collection of experiences and skills: -I'm an experienced copywriter who has created sales letters and other marketing materials for businesses several industries. -I'm a Google Partner, with certification in AdWords, Bing, and Google Analytics. I've successfully managed PPC programs with monthly spend ranging from under $1,000 to close to $45,000. I've also designed and run website split testing programs for clients. ***Please note that my rate for PPC is $50/hour.**** -In the past, I worked in publishing as a writer and editor for about 10 years, giving me a solid grounding in proper editorial procedures and standards, what materials sell, and the financial considerations involved in publishing a book. I've found that a lot of the business skills I've learned in this world are highly transferable to other industries. -I've been managing my own web-based businesses on the side since 2003. To any project, I bring a drive for thoroughness, patience, good judgment, and a deep investment in seeing my clients meet and exceed their goals. Your success is my success. I constantly test and look for data to support decisions. For my clients' ultimate benefit, I constantly seek out new learning opportunities (conferences, webinars, workshops, etc...). Finally, I'm highly dependable: I'm very selective about the commitments I make to insure that when I do take on a project I not only meet my responsibilities but hopefully knock it out of the park. I'm most interested in projects that allow me to work with a website's marketing needs in a holistic manner. Rather than push the particular solutions I can personally offer, such as AdWords or a content marketing campaign, I much prefer to analyze the needs of that particular business and come up with a plan that will address what's most needed, in the most effective way. If I don't think that a certain marketing technique will work well for you, I'll tell you so. I also work best with clients who understand that good results take time. I audit the work of others frequently, and have seen the consequences of going for the quick win without attention to long-term profitability. Sample Results (see also portfolio section below): -Created an extensive remarketing program with the highest ROI in an individual campaign at over 800%. For this client I have also been successful at cutting spend (in the case of one campaign as much as 88%) while maintaining sales. -Another client brought me on board to see if a display campaign set up by a previous consultant could be optimized further. When auditing the campaign I identified changes to the targeting that led to a 600% increase in leads. -I improved the click-through-rate (CTR) of an assisted living facility by 1700%, while halving the cost per click and raising the average position. -Through testing, I achieved ad-level CTRs as high as 12.28% (average 2.56%) for a WordPress developer. These results are for non-branded keywords. Client Comments (see also oDesk reviews): "Just took a look inside the account. You've really turned around the conversion rate. Thanks again for the great work on this." "I really appreciate your weekly reports, and how you provide a different perspective on the account's performance and what can be improved each time." "Your audit and keyword research has been extremely helpful to us in thinking about our business." [This client, a web developer, liked my analysis so much that they've hired me to provide the same service for their own clients.] "Thanks for the detailed report. This is a great start. Today we had 3 leads come in within 1h and 30m. That is highly unusual." I'd be delighted to discuss your online marketing program and what I can do to help.

    $40.00 /hr
    866 hours
    5.00
  5. Brad R.

    Brad R.

    MCITP, MCSE, Virtualization, Network Engineer/Mangr, Writer

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Experienced Technology Leader, Implementation Manager, Change Agent and MCSE/MCITP. In-depth knowledge of IT systems and operations, project management, large-scale system implementations and information security with over twelve years with hands on experience as an Enterprise Administrator and Network Manager in NT, 2000, 2003 and 2008 environments. Extensive experience in Server Virtualization including VMware and Hyper-V integrated with HP and EMC SANs. Practiced understanding of Exchange, Lync Server 2010, Fortigate UTM devices, Active Directory, PKI and DFS. Five years of experience as a corporate Microsoft/Certification trainer and serving as an MCSE/CCNAinstructor for technical schools, colleges and corporations such as AT&T; and Comcast Cable. I have created course curriculum for two online schools. I am extremely proficient in Server 2012 and 2008, including Server Core edition, Hyper-V, Fortinet, VMware, Procurve, HP and EMC SANs, Active Directory, Exchange, SQL, Procurve switches and many other technologies. I have been highly involved in server virtualization for seven years and am proficient in both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. I am also a professional writer and have contributed to several white papers and authored published articles in professional journals. Have also written and reviewed test questions for IT professional certifications. I am looking for other opportunities to supplement my work load. My Microsoft Profile can be accessed by this link: http://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/brad.rudisail/profile For more information on me go to www.bradinthecloud.com

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $34.94 /hr
    1,818 hours
    4.96
  6. Christine M.

    Christine M.

    Landscape Architect

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    Ohio Registered Landscape Architect with solid work experience in real estate development, ranging from residential and mixed-use to corporate office and public projects. Use strong organizational skills and attention to detail to guide the process from concept design and entitlements through site coordination and construction administration. Also an American-born, English-speaking writer/proofreader/editor with excellent grammar and verbal skills. Have published several articles on topics including design, sustainability, and real estate and have performed marketing functions including the design of brochures and development of written materials to target and land prospective clients.

    $33.33 /hr
    112 hours
    4.99
  7. Roane Beard

    Roane Beard

    Viral Visual Storytelling

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    ROANE BEARD is a freelance writer specializing in short scripts for explainer videos, corporate trainings, and YouTube, along with creative writing for table top role-playing games and video games. He also creates screencast videos and presentations for education and small businesses. He was the founder, CEO and Lead Thinker at Think Now Education, a small business aimed at unleashing the creative potential of students afterschool, and is the creative force behind Newshounds Journalism Club. His newest project is his beautiful baby girl. Send Roane a message via oDesk for information on how to follow him on Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

    $55.56 /hr
    333 hours
    4.98
  8. K thomas L.

    K thomas L.

    Analog and Digital Designer - Over 20 yrs. Exp.

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Experience in small signal analog design, sensor interfacing, signal conditioning, sensor applications, data capture and analysis, digital design, microprocessors and small FPGA based systems. I have over 20 years experience developing ideas and bringing them through the design process to a finished product. I develop entire systems, including power, mechanical, optical, and software aspects. I excel in small, innovative designs using new technology. I design for durability and dependability coming from a background of experience in designing for harsh environments, high volume production lines, medical, and space applications. I have design experience in serial communications, optical systems, rf communications, programming, DSP hardware and software design, PC board design and technical writing. I offer my services to take your idea and bring it all the way to production, or to fill any need in the process. I am also available for consulting, helping you to refine your ideas into something that is both manufacturable and functional.

    $70.00 /hr
    2,540 hours
    5.00
  9. Paul Walden

    Paul Walden

    Copywriter at plantadvertising.com

    Australia - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    An Australian copywriter with over 14 years’ experience, I got my first full-time agency position when renowned advertising profile Steve Trygg saw the work I was doing whilst studying at Berghs School of Communication, one of Europe’s foremost marketing academies. Steve immediately offered me employment at his B2B agency SandbergTrygg, at whose European headquarters I then worked in parallel with my copywriting studies. This was way back in 2001. Covering quite technical accounts in the telecommunications, trucking and stock-trading industries, I stayed with SandbergTrygg until relocating to Cairns in 2003. Adpower Plus, at the time North Queensland’s largest advertising agency, then employed me to service their clients – a mix of B2B and B2C companies and organisations, including Stockland Shopping Centres, Pacific Toyota, Medtel, Tourism Tropical North Queensland and Cairns Convention Centre, to name a few. Having made my mark on the Queensland market, I proceeded to go international with my own business in 2006 and have since worked for clients ranging from large corporations and organisations such as Rio Tinto, City West Water and the Maavarim Group to smaller outfits such as Zimperium Technologies, Enteract and Joolca. This has involved research, analysis, conceptualisation, copywriting and creative direction for numerous very different products. In other words: I’m equally at home advertising fast-moving products in the Western retail market as I am selling hospital equipment to African governments. Every last bit of my creative is built on solid research. Simply put, I not only come up with HOW to convey your message; I also provide the strategy required to decide WHAT to say. Since 2011, I am based out of Melbourne, where I run the strategic marketing agency Plant Advertising. And it’s only now that this piece of text is going to get truly valuable to you, because, for all that I’ve told you above, what really matters is how good my actual copy is, right? So, check out the work samples at www.plantadvertising.com or have a look in the special Dropbox folder that I’ve prepared for oDesk clients at http://bit.ly/1t95lkB Remember, whatever copywriter you end up selecting for your project, the whole point of creative is to increase sales or otherwise convince your target group of this, that or the other – and far from all copy does that. Bottom line: if you’re going to compromise on your marketing, you might as well not do it at all. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Paul Walden

    $85.00 /hr
    154 hours
    4.98
  10. Flemming Thorsen

    Flemming Thorsen

    English-Danish translator, linguist, localizer, reviewer & copywriter

    Denmark - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    As a translator I will make your content sound as if it was originally written in Danish. As a copywriter my objective is to understand your target audience, and tailor my copy into the most effective style for engaging the reader and promoting your cause. I have experience with all sorts of subjects from technical apps to children's tales, and I have completed localization assignments for both major international companies and small startup businesses.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals

    $44.44 /hr
    230 hours
    4.87