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Beth H.

Beth H.

Editing | Ghostwriting | Instructional Design | Voiceovers

United States - Tests: 25 - Portfolio: 3

I'm a woman with a wide variety of interests and aptitudes, which makes me a very flexible freelancer. With a background in instructional design and safety training development, I'm an experienced writer and editor, helping professionals shape the content of everything from e-mails to essays to e-books. I've written and proofread everything from marketing copy to short stories and poetry. In my spare time I do a lot of reading and writing, and enjoy brushing up on my design, language skills, and musical abilities, both vocal and on bass guitar. In addition, I'm also a qualified safety professional, with certifications including my CSST, CSSS, and OSHA 30-Hour in Construction. More details can be found on my LinkedIn page: If you have any questions or would like to learn more, feel free to reach out!

100% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
91 hours

Isaac Preston

Isaac Preston

Instructional Design and Web Solutions Consultant

United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 8

Instructional Design, Training Courseware Development, Classroom Training, All Industries Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Presenter, Engage, Quiz-Maker, Video Encoder Microsoft Office Suite; Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Project, FrontPage, Publisher, Outlook Arbortext Epic Editor, UltraEdit 32 Pro Text/Hex Editor, and other ML Editors and Publishers Adobe; FrameMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Acrobat, Fireworks, DreamWeaver, InDesign Web Development: -Highly Proficient with Mark-up Languages (XML, SGML, HTML, XHTML, HTML5) -Highly Proficient with Scripting Languages (AS2-3, PHP, JS, jQuery, Node.js) -Highly Proficient with DTDs, Style-sheets, FOSIs, CSS, CSS3 Software Documentation, User Guides, Software Training Course Design Script Development for XML, XSLT, SQL, CSV, HTML, and HTML5 Conversions Technical Training and Writing, Commercial and Department of Defense (DoD) Technical Manuals, Training Support Packages, Safety Analysis Reports (SARs) Training Presentations, In-Process Review (IPR) Presentations Tracking Documents, Deliverables, Contracts, Budgets, Full Process Business Analysis Highly Proficient with Military Standards (MIL-STD 40051 (series), NAVAIR 3001, 1222) Interactive Authoring Documentation System (IADS) (U.S. Army Proprietary)

$44.44 /hr
57 hours

Emily Chorley

Emily Chorley

Creative and innovative eLearning designer/developer

Portugal - Portfolio: 4

I am an eLearning / instructional design expert with very strong creative skills and through my passion and reputation have now established myself as being fully freelance and for the past year have been living and working in Portugal. In my 6 years of working at a University I have developed perfect skills in Articulate Storyline, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). My masters degree in Graphic Design with Typography has enabled me to produce innovative and engaging work and I would like to invite you to view my on-line portfolio.

84% Job Success
$40.00 /hr
105 hours

Jade K.

Jade K.

Instructional designer and developer of award-winning e-learning

United Kingdom - 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.

$60.00 /hr
0 hours

Mark Baranowski

Mark Baranowski

Instructional Design & eLearning Development Consultant

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 26

Austin, Texas based professional with 17 years experience in design, development, management, and quality control of Fortune 500, DoD, and corporate eLearning and mLearning engaging training and simulations over a wide variety of disciplines and industries. Responsiblities in various phases of the course development lifecycle including: needs analysis, requirements gathering, instructional design, course development, quality control, course deployment, and evaluation. Core competencies include: • Expert experience developing scenario-based online lessons, assessments, demos and interactive simulations with Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline • Working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to understand their unique needs and objectives • “Chunking content” for improved comprehension (Information Mapping) • Drafting storyboards using advanced Adult Learning Theories (ADDIE, SAM, etc.) • Combining the approved storyboard and creative vision into an engaging and interactive course • Multi-language course development through precisely syncing translated on-screen text and imagery with narration script • Publishing course to client’s requirements • Assisting in deployment of the course Software/Technologies: Articulate Storyline & Studio (Engage, Presenter, Quizmaker); Adobe Suite (Acrobat, After Effects, Audition, Captivate, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop & Premiere); Camtasia; HTML, PHP, CSS, XML, SCORM, Section 508. Major Projects: ________________________________________________ E-learning Talent • TGI Fridays: Food Safety Manager Course - 9 Lessons in English - Also translated into 6 languages (Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Russian) • Milwaukee Tools: Retail Sales Process Course - 4 Courses • National Institute for Safety Research, Inc: FARS GES Course - 5 Modules • Pennsylvania State Police: Privacy, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Training - 3 Modules • Hellermann Tyton: HelaGuard - Sales Associate Course EBK Inc. • Rcare - Installing the R-Cube Network Course - 5 Modules • Rcare - Using the R-Cube Network Course - 4 Modules Pinneast Inc. • U.S. Army - Human Resources Coordinating Course (10 Modules) • Strayer University - Lecture Development (30 Lessons) • ACE Group - How ACE Profits Course (6 modules in English - Translated into Thai Language) Website:

$27.78 /hr
86 hours

Debbie Jaffee

Debbie Jaffee

Instructional Designer, Survey Design Expert, Experienced Researcher

United States

The combination of my education and professional experience makes me the ideal candidate for your project. I am a Higher Education and Student Affairs PhD candidate specializing in Instructional Design and Human Performance. I have over 8 years of experience within higher education fulfilling roles in assessment, instructional design, and classroom instruction. My higher education roles have ranged from my work with the Center for Postsecondary Research where I advised a variety of institutions across the nation on their survey administration and helped to interpret survey results (NSSE, FSSE, and BCSSE surveys), to Campus Recreational Sports where I created risk management training modules for adult learners and streamlined assessment efforts, to the Division of Student Affairs where I created and led trainings on conducting assessment. Also, I volunteered to serve as a Teacher's Aid for a Master's level course, a Research Advisor to Master's students working on their Capstone projects, and as a Research Assistant to the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Most recently, I worked as a Higher Education Consultant whereupon I worked for a variety of public and private institutions as well as healthcare providers across the country. These experiences make me a well-rounded candidate with a skill set that can easily transfer to any field of study. Having a solid research foundation has enabled me to quickly identify key concepts and effectively interview subject matter expects (SMEs). My expertise in assessment strengthens the end-user experience and provides the client with meaningful data. I understand how to use effective classroom assessment techniques (CATs) to ensure learners remain engaged in classroom content, including but not limited to well-articulated student learning outcomes, interactive learning modules, and formative and summative assessments. I follow the ADDIE model when designing and developing course content and I build trainings in Adobe Captivate. As my PhD is in Higher Education, I understand the diverse demands and needs of today's adult-leaders. I also understand how to make learning engaging for the end-user and how to provide the client with meaningful data. I look forward to working with you and best meeting your project needs!

$85.00 /hr
5 hours

Rachel Kovacs

Rachel Kovacs Agency Contractor

Instructional Design, Technical Writing, Editing, Consulting

United States - Portfolio: 5

My name is Rachel Kovacs, and I have the writing, editing, and instructional design experience that you are looking for. When you hire me, you hire 20 years of experience and 10 years of undergraduate and graduate school. Skills: Instructional Design Technical Writing Creative Writing Editing Training and Development eLearning Development Consultation

Associated with: TRLJ Media, LLC

100% Job Success
$45.00 /hr
42 hours

Abbie Martin

Abbie Martin

US Based 23 years Instructional Design and E-Learning

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

As a Florida-based independent contractor, I specialize in developing training curriculums/instructor-led-training, e-learning, instructional design and technical writing. Developed specialized work for General Electric, Tyco, Carnival Cruise, IBM, Dell, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Lockheed Martin, Medco, PPG, Bayer, Ricoh Copiers, Pitney Bowes, DirecTV, Pfizer, Office Depot and American Express among several other clientelle. From the assessment of training needs to creating virtual web-based training, to evaluating the outcome of the delivered training; I cover it from beginning to end. I maintain over 23 years of combined experience in the e-learning and blended learning fields, and we are the ones to provide you with the most state-of-the-art talent to meet your training needs. You can rest assured you will obtain quality, professional work from a highly skilled and talented individual (former ASTD VP of Membership for S. Florida, Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design, coupled with 23 years of experience delivering the highest quality with state-of-the-art talent to various Fortune 500's). Samples:,,

Groups: Corona Labs

75% Job Success
$65.00 /hr
205 hours

Edufic D.

Edufic D.

E learning Video Production Agency

India - Portfolio: 16

Edufic Digital is a new media organisation managed by a set of experienced professionals, who have come together to establish, one of the fastest growing Content Management and Digital media solutions and services companies. We specialize in working with Universities/ training institutions/ educational institutions such as yours to help convert your learning modules/ training content into interactive e-learning content. Our core competency include developing • Explainer videos for blended learning (in 2D/3D/ video) • Interactive coursework for students/ participants incorporating features such as gamification, scenario based learning, assessments etc (developed in HTML5/ authoring tools such as articulate storyline 2/ adobe captive) • Interactive e-books • Instructor led training material development (ILT) • Gamification and simulation of learning material • Learning Management System implementation and maintenance (LMS)

64% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
0 hours

Frank Fucile

Frank Fucile

elearning specialist

Canada - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

Allow me to introduce myself - my name is Frank Fucile and I am an experienced elearning specialist with more than 15 years working in the fields of online learning, education and corporate training. I am seeking out contract work that I can complete from my home office in Nanaimo, British Columbia. I have been designing, developing and supporting Online Programs and Courses since 1995 and I have an extensive portfolio of courses and programs that I have worked on - see attached portfolio document. With a fully equipped home office I have all the necessary communication and technology tools at my disposal. I am also an experienced web conference moderator and facilitator in both Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate) and Adobe Connect.

$55.56 /hr
8 hours