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  1. Brian Dale

    Brian Dale

    15 Yr Tech Veteran / Creative & Technical Writing / Voice Talent

    United States - Last active: 06/14/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    Seeking venues to exercise my 3 main skills & areas of expertise in a more global market. I would love to work with you if you can use help with: 1) WRITING : either creative or nonfiction (or even poetry). I have a wide range of interests & knowledge & a librarian's knack for researching just the right fact & would love to combine that with my blarney-kissed words to enliven your ideas with eloquence & precision. 2) VOICE TALENT : deep American male voice w/slight Southern charm I am a recorded singer/spoken word poet & have a professional studio for my use in order to fulfill all your voice talent needs with the utmost clarity & quality in a wide array of formats & file types. 3) IT SUPPORT, SERVER ADMINISTRATION & MORE My "day jobs" for the last 15 years have been in the field of Information Technology & I have a wide array of experience in all the most-used desktops, servers, programming languages & networking hardware. With professionalism & attention to detail I can serve all of your desktop support, server administration & web application/site coding needs while maintaining clear lines of communication at all steps along the way. My true objective, though? To find a community of employers & people with needs that match the skills I have taken a lifetime to master & allow us to work together to make both of our lives & businesses more successful. I think you'll find my clear & honest way of doing business very refreshing & efficient for all involved!

    $33.33 /hr
    5,071 hours
    5.00
  2. Kirsty Burger

    Kirsty Burger

    Creative writing solutions for commercial needs

    Australia - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 41

    Rated by Elance in the top 1% of all those in the writing and translation field and top 5 of all the Australian providers. I am a freelance copywriter who has a passion for causes. I have been combining my passion for writing and my passion for causes in writing for not for profit groups for over 20 years. My experience includes writing for church, para-church agencies and overseas aid organisations. I have the ability to write compelling copy that causes people to act. My articles have been published in their respective newsletters. I have also assisted many businesses to promote their products and services. I am located in Australia, so I can be working while you sleep, adding productivity to your company. I also have premium financial administrative skills in both Excel and Word which adds further value to any writing project. I also have a creative flair, bringing genuineness to the expression of emotion, in the creation of verse for greeting cards and other poetic forms.

    $20.00 /hr
    2,495 hours
    4.99
  3. Ashley P.

    Ashley P.

    Professional Writer and Editor, degree in English and Creative Writing

    United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    I graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Art in English and Creative Writing. In the years since graduating from college I have held positions as an Editor in Chief, Administrative Assistant, Chief Blogger, and various other positions wich involved a great deal of professional writing. I believe my writing ability is what sets me apart from other freelancers on the site. I am also adept at administrative tasks such as data entry, creating schedules, communicating with clients, and other organizational duties. Some of my skills include typing a clean 90 WPM, basic HTML knowledge, a strong proficiency in all Word software, professional editing, writing, administrative tasks, and having 11 years of professional experience in these fields. As you can also see from my tests I placed 1st out of 400k+ test takers on the US Spelling Test. Aside from the professional description above I am absolutely in love with writing and words. I've always been told I have a knack for writing the perfect description that people never knew they wanted. Since I was young I devoured books like The Hobbit and a lot of children's books. I decided after college I wanted to devote myself to actually doing what I went to college for. And living in a small town doesn't lend well for writing outside of your home. So I decided the best step to take was to become a freelancer and help people all over the world with their writing needs. I've written everything from stories about video games to a memorial for a loved one. I hope by reading this you can see just how much I love to write. If you're looking for someone who is truly passionate about reading, writing, and language in general, I hope you contact me and let me assist you with the perfect phrase. - Ashley

    $12.22 /hr
    4,432 hours
    5.00
  4. Jean Louise Quino

    Jean Louise Quino Agency Contractor

    Customer Service Refinement and Management l Creative Writing

    Philippines - Last active: 10/22/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 28

    On Customer Service: My communication skills, passion to please and ability to genuinely care for others have landed me into a very rewarding and fulfilling job as a Customer Service Representative, promoted me to Customer Service Consulting and Refinement in just one month's time ( see http://screencast.com/t/rcGb2VtF) and to a Human Resource Manager in the subsequent month. Solving customers'; problems and making them feel good even in the most trying times is a great privilege that I cherish daily and the driving force that propels me on. On Writing: I'm an artist by heart, so everything I do results in a marriage of excellence and beauty. In the same manner that I can make a picture paint a thousand words, I can also paint a thousand pictures with my words. My passion for writing stemmed from my love affair with the English language and my innate zest for life. Give me a dead topic and I will fashion it, mold it, give it a lovely form, breath life into it and animate it. Whatever you want, however you want it. One of my strengths is that I am able to look at one scenario from different point of views. In the end, it's not about the writer, it's all about the reader, so I don't care whether I'm recognized or not. All I want to do is to contribute to the well-being of my collective self present in all thoughts, for in reality, I am my own reader in the person of all others. - Jean

    Associated with: Art for Life

    $11.11 /hr
    5,042 hours
    4.99
  5. Nikolay C.

    Nikolay C.

    Brainbench certified JSE/JEE dev, DB dev, Sys-Arch

    Ukraine - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 11

    Would you like to find a powerful Java-dev? If so, please read further... 1. Intentions I'm working as a free-lancer more than 2 years already, and worked > 12 years in scientific and software engineering areas. I'm here because I'm looking worldwide for interesting work related to software development using the following technologies (some or all): - Java 5/6/7 (JSE, Swing, CORBA, Web Services, etc.) - JEE5/6 (EJB3, JSF, Hibernate, etc.) - GWT, Spring, Struts, etc. - And other JSE/JEE-related frameworks - GlassFish, Tomcat, JBoss, Jetty, etc. - JME (CLDC 1.1, MIDP 2.0) and Android - Maven, Ant, etc. - Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and other DBMS - Some sub-tasks could be related to C/C++ with STL (but NOT the whole project!) - UML and/or Agile Modeling - Well-organized Agile processes - Etc. It would be nice to be involved into software concepts and architecture development. Also it would be nice to have possibilities for applying my initiative and creativity. I'm ready to work as a free-lancer for the beginning up to 40+ hours per week), and you may hire me as a full-time employee as well. I'm ready to move mostly to any country or city. In such case I'm ready to start as a developer (or senior developer), but with possibility to grow up to TL, and further up to SA or PM (of course, starting from TL or SA would be nice). 2. Education - University Master Degree in the area of Informatics and Computer Systems 3. General Skills I have a wide working and scientific experience with dozens of technologies (> 14 years). The most deep experience I have with the following techs: - JSE5/6 and J2SE (Java Core, Multithreading, AWT, Java2D, Swing, CORBA, WebServices, Networking, etc.) - since 1998 - JEE5 (EJB3, Hibernate3, JSF, CometD, Jetty, Tomcat, JBoss, GlassFish) - about of 5 years - J2ME (CLDC 1.1, MIDP 2.0, WMA) - about a year - Other Java techs (Jakarta Commons, Log4J, Velocity, Maven, Ant, etc.) - many years - Android development (support about 0.5 years) - C/C++ and STL - since 1995 (STL from 2001) - Oracle 9i/10g, MySQL, PostgreSQL, InterBase - since 2000 - OOA/OOD/OOP and UML Modeling - since 1995 (UML from 2001) Large experience with the following platforms and tools: - Windows - since 1995 - Linux/UNIX - since 1997 - MS Office (incl. Visio and Project) and Star/OpenOffice - since 1997 - IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans, Eclipse - since 2001 - C++Builder and Delphi - since 2000 - PL/SQL Developer - since 2005 - Enterprise Architect and other UML tools (Rational Rose, Poseidon, etc.) - since 2001 Git, SVN and CVS - since 2001 Management Skills - since 2004 (worked on TL and PM positions) Architect Skills - since 2000 (designing concepts, business models and architectures for quite complex scientific, B2C and B2B applications) Language Skills: - Russian - native - English - fluent, working language since 2001, ~1000 pages of docs written - German - intermediate (quite fluent, but non-perfect) - Ukrainian - can understand in 100%, cannot speak/write fluently 4. Contacts - You can contact me via oDesk. Usually online (GMT): - 10:00am - 5:00pm - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

    $40.00 /hr
    14,416 hours
    5.00
  6. Miranda R.

    Miranda R.

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

    United States - Last active: 23 hours 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
    7,808 hours
    4.85
  7. Katharina M.

    Katharina M.

    Professional translations by certified German translator

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    As a certified German translator I am constantly looking for new business relationships and translations projects, as well as projects that include English/German correspondence, localization, proof reading, and copy writing. I obtained a Master's degree in translation studies as well as a Bachelor's degree in International Business, Economy and Marketing. Additionally, I am a certified translator for English by the state of Germany. Over the last 7 years I was able to gain experience in translating, proofreading and writing English and German text. My work includes translation and proofreading tasks of the following areas: LEGAL: legal documents, contracts, waivers, imprints and non-disclosure agreements IT: website content and software applications, as well as technical user manuals, product write-ups buyer's guides and mobile Apps MARKETING: business communication, presentations and marketing/ PR materials EDUCATIONAL: language learning materials for German including in depth explanation of grammar rules, creation of flashcards and course materials TECHNICAL: technical text, product manuals and description Copy Writing experience: E-Books, product information with SEO focus, Travel guides, Articles and Blogs I'm aware of the differences between creative translation and exact translation and will adapt my style to your respective needs. Furthermore, I work with SDL Trados to ensure the highest possible quality of my translations, including the layout and formatting of the source documents. My work is very detail-oriented, yet fast-paces because Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $33.33 /hr
    1,578 hours
    4.96
  8. Victoria P.

    Victoria P.

    Word Master

    United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I have a BA in English and have taken a few Masters level courses in education. For five years I taught language, reading and honors creative writing. Over the course of my career, I have had a total of six books published, all fiction, the majority focused at young adults. I have worked as a freelance writer in both the non-fiction and fiction capacities, writing everything from captions and copy to short stories and novels in myriad genres. While my forte is fiction, I do consider non-fiction work.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,868 hours
    4.93
  9. Shannon George

    Shannon George

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 9

    Searching for the perfect words to take your brand to the next level? Let this versatile, seasoned wordsmith help. With nearly a decade of professional writing and editing experience, I can handle just about any writing or editing project you can throw at me. I have worked in both digital and print media, and my broad range of expertise spans from editing online knowledge-base articles to writing magazine cover stories. Some of my core competencies include proofreading/editing all types of materials (with proficiency in both AP Style and Chicago Manual of Style), copywriting, blogging, article writing, writing for SEO, and creative rewriting of web content -- for example, your website. I have also managed projects and teams of writers. Clients appreciate my professionalism, sharp eye for detail, conscientious work ethic, and fast turnaround. My objective is to acquire a part-time position in which I can apply my compositional and/or editorial expertise to craft engaging, grammatically sound content -- whatever your content needs may be.

    Groups: Article Samurai

    $30.00 /hr
    1,558 hours
    5.00
  10. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 17

    Over the years I have developed myself and others in various business and leadership skills. My recent clients were family owned small businesses, but also Fortune 500 companies whose brands are in our homes wherever we might live at the moment. I studied and worked in several countries around the world - US, Switzerland, Middle East and Europe - in start-ups and operations management of multinationals. I consult and coach international clients mostly in business management and marketing. Am often writing or editing training or other manuals for them. Since Nov 2012. I am also the principal consultant for WiFi Austria Institute's 'HR Manager' course. This is 9 month course for which I also develop training material. My blog is No Panic Management and if you Google me you will find few more websites I made, with copies I wrote. My name is on first page of Google (when searching for it.) My objective is to work only on things I like, with people I like. They are professionals with integrity and attitude. It means they like and respect business, as well as others they work with. Do not work for companies who do not treat employees well. Ultimately I am looking for ways to help business grow and create jobs, whether it is mine or anyone else's company. That is a greater mission behind any ''small'' task I undertake. I take different jobs at my spare time, those I can do well, enjoy, and those that enhance my business experience while delivering result. Should you have a good business proposal or idea for me, I'd be happy to hear it. Am always welcoming new opportunities for business development and mutually beneficial partnerships.

    $50.00 /hr
    1,714 hours
    4.78