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Abel Paran

Abel Paran

BS Computer Science, Data Entry Specialist, Data Analyst

Philippines - Tests: 2

I am a graduate of the Visayas State University, with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Likewise, I am a Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) scholar-graduate under the Science and Technology Scholarship Act (Republic Act No. 7687) and a holder of a Career Service Professional Eligibility having obtained a general weighted rating of 84.27 in the October 21, 2012 Career Service Professional Examination. Having been trained in the discipline of Computer Science, I am knowledgeable in using the different Windows Operating Systems as well as the Linux variant Ubuntu. I am skilled in the troubleshooting and networking of computers. Furthermore, I am proficient in performing tasks using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), the Suite, SPSS for Statistical Data Analysis and Nero and I’m capable of utilizing a number of programming languages. In addition to my skills in the productive use of computers, I am quite proficient in the English language and I have experienced being a journalist owing to the years I’ve spent as an editor of the official publication of the Hilongos National Vocational School. I gained working experience under the supervision of Ventures Link International, Inc. as a Precinct Count Optical Scanner (PCOS) Technician during the 2010 Elections (May 2010). We were trained with the operation and basic troubleshooting of the PCOS machines and we were to give technical support to the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) whenever technical problems occur during the conduct of the elections. Additionally, I volunteered as a Data Encoder at the office of the University Registrar of the Visayas State University during April-June, 2010.

$3.33 /hr
4,958 hours

Aldion P.

Aldion P.

Proficient C/C++ Programmer

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

For a combined 12 years, I have been involved in projects using C/C++, C# as the main programming language. 4 of those 12 years, I have developing embedded software for ECUs, and most of those years, I have been developing desktop applications, network management software applications, and micro-processor targeted software(ARMM, etc.). I also have some experience in developing websites using PHP, MySQL, and HTML. I also have had part-time programming projects using Java, and VC++.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
2,186 hours

Wendy Larry Lozada

Wendy Larry Lozada

Excel Expert, Forex Trader, FX Technical Analyst, Researcher

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 7

Over the last 3 years, I have worked in a wide range of Microsoft Excel projects both online and offline. My core competency lies on complex data analysis, and I am seeking opportunities to build excel spreadsheets from the ground up for you or your business. My MS Excel skills are: - Basic and Complex Excel functions and formulas - Lookup formulas, match, index & formatting - Simple dashboards to depict key parameters with conditional formatting - Charts, Graphs, Sparklines, and Conditional formatting - Sorting, Outlining, and Filtering data - Pivot tables, Pivot charts, and slicers - Merging multiple worksheets (Consolidation) - Excel VBA, macros Besides MS Excel, I have also spent over 3,000 behind the forex charts. I may consider myself at the near mid stage of my development towards professional trading. As I improve my trading skill set, I also want to share my wisdom and knowledge on trading. I am available for any Forex related jobs or projects. Efficiency and high quality-work is what I offer to maintain trust and satisfaction of my clients.

96% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
1,859 hours

Chad Stetson

Chad Stetson Agency Contractor

Prolific Writer, Editor, Project Manager

Canada - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

I’m currently a writer for eBay US, eBay UK, and eBay AU. I’ve written for many notable clients on oDesk on a long-term basis including Travelocity, Trefis, and Worldstart, as well as numerous individual clients. My feedback scores speak for themselves, as does the amount of money I have earned on this platform alone. My skills include writing, editing, and project management. I’ve worked in a variety of environments both online and offline, and have proven myself as an intelligent and dependable worker and leader. I’m a motivated individual who has put more than my fair share of blood and sweat into my work. I’ve held a variety of positions at various companies during my 10+ years in the professional world, including being an Owner, Communications Director, Project Manager, Editor, Copywriter, SEO Specialist, and Social Media Manager. If you’re looking to review my track record, I highly suggest reviewing my feedback comments and scores, or check out some of my portfolio pieces. A quick example of my published work can be found here: Educationally speaking, I hold a Bachelor of Arts (major in psychology) from the University of Manitoba. I'm currently completing a Master degree at Trinity Western University. Additionally, I've completed certification in Academic Writing and Religious Studies. If I seem like a match for you, don't hesitate to send me a message or an invitation to interview. I'm always open to discussing new projects and I'm constantly looking for more work. Additional samples and references available upon request. Cheers, Chad Stetson

Associated with: YiDesigns Agency, Kinzer Projects, LLC Agency

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
1,468 hours

Daniel M.

Daniel M.

Expert technical support

Kenya - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

A talented professional with over 5 years of experience in service oriented positions. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Solution oriented with an emphasis in developing and simplifying procedures. I have experience working alongside Executives, Business Managers, Engineers and fashion designers which has allowed me the opportunity to manage increasing workloads with tight deadlines. I take time to carefully review each project before bidding, and I only accept projects that are a good match for my skills to ensure that you receive outstanding professional service. An experienced professional who is ready and able to assist with your projects so that you can focus on generating revenue. Please reach out to me, to discuss how we can work together to free up your time and help you achieve your goals. HIGHLIGHTED SKILLS - Project Management - Brand Creation & Management - Problem Solving - Business Development - Internet Marketing - Team Building & Management - Marketing Campaigns - Administrative Support - Creation of Excel Spreadsheets, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word - Listing management on BigCommerce, eBay and Amazon SERVICES OFFERED - Virtual Assistant - Customer Service - Executive Support - Project and Virtual Team Management - Brand Creation & Management - oDesk Recruiter / Hiring Manager - Mobile app development through the BiznessApps platform

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
8,471 hours

Jacqueline Bensusan

Jacqueline Bensusan

Creative, Insightful, Swift

United States - Tests: 6

While a picture may be worth a thousands words, just a few words can paint a whole glorious picture. My copious inner fires dance each opportunity I get to exploit my fervent passion for words. Dubbed as a "grammar nazi" since my teen years, I've been known to mark up even published works. With 8 years in marketing and communications, copywriting, editing, and proofing are at the top of my list in favorite skills. I've also been known to dabble in technical writing. Furthermore, my bounteous affection for Art keeps things fresh and balanced, as I live for the creative process. I've been blessed with more than 7 years of graphic design experience, to include logos, business cards, brochures, restaurant menus, websites and more. Have Wordpress needs? My technical side loves customizing Wordpress themes. I've even been known to create themes from scratch, when none of the available themes fit the client's needs. I can also integrate Wordpress with a variety of apps through API. I welcome a variety of assignments, whether copywriting/editing, graphic/web design, Wordpress development, Infusionsoft administration and more. Please don't hesitate to submit inquiry for any needed clarity! Your Success is My Passion!

94% Job Success
$19.19 /hr
2,196 hours

Amal Dutta

Amal Dutta Agency Contractor

System Analysis & Design, Project Management, Technical Writing etc.

India - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 5

Thanks for visiting my profile. My full name is Amalabha Dutta. Currently I am working for PreScouter, Inc. (a Chicago based Technology Scouting Company) as Marketing Data Analyst (CRM). Prior to that I worked for a New York based company for customization and implementation of a Zoho CRM/Recruit based solution integrated with the website of the company. During Nov-2011 to Jun-2012 I have customized and prepared contents for a Zoho CRM Project for an Australian company. I have examined SugarCRM, SalesForce, VTiger and Microsoft Dynamics for comparison of features and limitations to prepare myself to work on these platforms. During 2008 to 2011, I have worked for two projects for Customization and Implementation of ERP/CRM on MS-SQL Server /.Net Platform over and above general administrative and strategic planning functions for small business houses. My objective is to best utilize my qualification, experience, dedication and extraordinary learning capabilities to turn every assignment I undertake into success. My employers have utilized my abilities in Technical Writing for Documentation and preparation of Training Materials etc. Throughout my career, I have prepared Business Proposals, Project Proposals, RFPs, Tender Documents, Contract Documentation on many occasions apart from Business Correspondence. I love to learn / improve / adapt continuously. Recently, I have enrolled with the Partner University of vmware to learn 'virtualization' from the world leader in the field and have already passed three module tests. I have also passed many oDesk and Brainbench tests with outstanding marks. Please visit the relevant sections for details. My employment history ============== I am working for a New York based company for customization and implementation of a Zoho CRM/Recruit based web-integrated solution. Prior to that, I have completed an assignment from an Australian Pharmaceutical Company for customization and implementation of Zoho CRM. While working for this project I have also used other cloud based solutions in Zoho, Google etc. apart from using Teamviewer, Skype and GoogleTalk on a regular basis. During 2008 to 2011, I have led teams of professionals for customization / implementation of ERP Solutions in two particular fields – 1) Healthcare; and 2) Logistics/ Transportation. Starting from a Purchase Officer’s job in a Public Sector Company in India, I have worked in many areas and levels up to the level of General Manager. I have domain knowledge in a number of fields such as Pharmaceuticals, Engineering Consultancy, Logistics/Transportation, Banking, Healthcare and Real Estate. Apart from General Administration, HR, Business Development etc. my focus has always remained around modernization – particularly, office automation and allied projects. I have hardcore experience in managing the entire spectrum of ERP Sales/ Customization/ Implementation encompassing the following functions: Demonstration of ERP Solutions to prospects; Requirement/ functional/ gap analyses; Customer interaction for finalizing contractual terms; Coordinating with presales team and signing off contracts; Overseeing preparation of Blue Prints and Business Mapping Reports; Recruiting technical personnel; Taking part in preparation of technical/training manuals; Conducting training programs for the senior level participants. My core competency lies in communication at any level for complete end to end management of ERP/Software projects that includes myriad of managerial activities, Technical Documentation, Presentation, Recruitment, Training etc. I have done innumerable writing projects; apart from Software Documentation and Training Manuals I have mostly done Technical Writing and SEO jobs through various entities in the web. Please visit my personal blogs to know more: 1) 2)

Associated with: Data Consultancy & Training Services

100% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
7,332 hours

Dianne L.

Dianne L. Agency Contractor

Cust service and business support (VA)/Freelance writer/SEO specialist

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

For 3 years I was a customer service representative in one of the fastest Business Outsourcing in the Philippines. I had been resolving different customer issues and had been providing them with an excellent customer service. I am a freelance writer with SEO experience and a well rounded Virtual Assistant. I have handled Real Estate clients and provided them with top quality service be it a phone support or simply data entry. I guarantee a satisfactory service to support your need for customer service with excellent communication skills both in writing and speaking. I am trained to do multi tasking so should you need a Professional Writer or should you need any business services I can support them for you. I am very flexible and trainable.

Associated with: Sam Ingersoll Agency, CharCole2 Simulated Services

100% Job Success
$6.67 /hr
9,303 hours

Grace Florencia Manalili

Grace Florencia Manalili Agency Contractor

Top Rated Writer and Editor with Copywriting experience

Philippines - Tests: 25 - Portfolio: 26

I always give first-rate service to all my clients. I can work with minimal supervision. I have excellent command of the English language. I have 24 articles on 15 niches published on Ezine. These articles have garnered over 75,000 views. I have written articles for different blogs and websites. I have written Ebooks, newsletters, book reviews, product reviews, product descriptions, research papers, training manuals and life coaching lessons. I have proofread and edited articles, web content, research papers, proposals, emails, press releases and books of other writers. I have also done copywriting for SEO companies, health and fitness websites, travel websites, web services, real estate, an IT company and a printing company. I love to do research. I consider each task as a new learning experience. I was named one of top Upwork freelancers in the Philippines in 2012. I was also one of Top 25 writers (worldwide) on Upwork for the month of August 2009. I am a dedicated service provider and I give 100% in everything that I do.

Associated with: CORMAN Business Solutions

100% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
8,314 hours

Natallia R.

Natallia R. Agency Contractor

Software Documentation / 15-Year Experience

Lithuania - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 20

Documentation can be state of the art. Proved by my clients. As a perfectionist, I guarantee high-quality content, professional formatting, screen-shots, logical structure, correct style and grammar. The artistic taste and graphical design skills are what you won't find in other writers. An American copywriting company has been outsourcing me their technical writing projects for years; thanks to that I have obtained a great international experience. Results of my work accompany: • One of the most popular backup software packages; • A leading call center software and its integrations with Salesforce, NetSuite, RightNow; • An open source identity management solution; • An open source middleware package used by leading enterprises such as eBay, AAA, Boeing; • An electronic transactions system; • A business software package; • VPN services; • VPN services; • A web service; • A cloud hosting platform (Some customers are under NDA). Summary Technical writing for software products. 15 years of experience in creating and support of different types of documentation. Formats: wiki (Confluence), PDF, HTML-help, video, and many more. Installation and Configuration Guides, User and Admin Manuals, Knowledge Bases, FAQs, Release Notes, How-Tos, Video Lessons, White Papers, etc. How can I be useful for your project? • Develop instructions from scratch. • Proofread and improve your documentation. • Organize a team of writers to fulfill large projects. • Teach technical writers in order they do their job on a high level. • Estimate your project costs and time. • Recommend tools and formats that fit your needs. • Keep your documentation updated.

Associated with: Self-Employed, Nata1

100% Job Success
$19.99 /hr
11,788 hours