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Diana Muniz Barbosa

Diana Muniz Barbosa

Administrative and Personal Assistant. Customer Support Manager.

Canada - Tests: 9

If what you need is an experienced, hard-working, responsible and fast learner person, I can offer that and more. Since I join oDesk I have been a personal assistant, virtual assistant, project manager and administrative manager, I ca help you with many tasks like translations (English-Spanish, Spanish-English, French-Spanish), customer service, market and Internet research, recruiting, administrative support, I am detailed oriented, pro-active and need little supervision. My goal is to make your life easier by giving you the best quality work. Before joining oDesk, I was a long time experienced PR with speciality in fashion and marketing looking to expand my work campus and to help with my knowledge as much as I can. I had work in Milan, Paris, NY, Mexico and some other countries as a PR and marketing consultant, mostly traveling to any place my services were needed including the Middle East. I believe that my experience in all those places makes my profile interesting because of my knowledge of too many different cultures.

Groups: Pro Customer Service

100% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
3,022 hours

Roger L.

Roger L.

Project Management / SMM&Marketing Specialist/ Portuguese Translator

Brazil - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 3

To go beyond the expectations of those counting on my professional skills and in the areas I am fully capable of providing excellence. Such areas include but are not limited to: Project and team managing skills: Over 5 years of experience managing teams, providing training programs to allow team members to be fully capable of acquiring the necessary skills to perform their daily tasks. Project and Team leadership and experiences have included: - Leading Projects from Start to Finish - Write Extensive and detailed Guidelines - Monitor Team Performance - Plan and provide Team Skill Growth - Manage, Lead, Execute and Monitor projects with dozens to Hundreds of Participants 100% remotely - Weekly team and project detailed reporting Company owner for almost 4 years. Owned a remodeling construction company where I managed a team of 15 professionals in the same area. Which involved duties such as: - Provided training and personal coaching to develop their professional skills in the field. - Responsible for managing and structuring the company while providing services to nationwide companies and personal clients. - Responsible for bills to pay and basic accounting such as maintaining cash flow of the company, cutting checks for the staff - Responsible for projects and duties among our teams Costumer Support Management: More than 2 years of experience with IT Technical Costumer Support, levels 1 and 2. Direct costumer support by phone, remotely and in person for Nestle S/A. Duties involved: - Responsible for providing technical training for team members. - Assignment Group (AG) Tasks - Ticket handling, monitoring, follow up, execution and closure - Task Queue Handling with updates and follow ups - High Priority ticket Management: - TTR System Management : Time to Assign/Reassign Ticket Management System: Which means divide high priority tickets to appropriate assignment groups - SAP Monitoring System: Responsible for providing delicate support for Nestle brokers and clients worldwide while handling multimillion dollar orders of merchandize to big corporations such as Walmart, Carrefour and others SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Specialist. -Technical Content DEVELOPMENT. Document revision. Technical and non-technical documents. -Provided long services for clients -Website ranking Exceptional Translator: Portuguese/English and English/Portuguese I have been in the field of translation since the year of 2000. Through all these years I must say that I have gained extensive knowledge in the field of translation which also includes: - Portuguese to English Audio Transcribing - English to Portuguese Audio Transcribing - General translation Services Additional strong points worth the mention are: - Logical and analytically cable of making quick decisions - Problems identification (E.g. Recurrent incidents) and treatment of the issues raised by the market or internally (OIT) or within project/task scope - Great Communication Skills - Pro-activeness / Collaboration in helping, teaching, and coaching other people, teams and organizations. - Entrepreneurship: Problem Solver, calculated risk taker, Innovator (propose innovation / renovation) and entrepreneur. - Used to working under pressure and capable of handling pressure while multitasking at the same time. Social Media and Internet Marketing Experience in leading and managing companies social media portfolios and brandins. - Responsible for managing online presence, social media accounts, product image and deliverable. Other points include: - Creating a Social Network Marketing Plan - Marketing Techniques for Facebook - Marketing Techniques for Twitter - Marketing Techniques for YouTube - Strategy and Goals - Email Marketing - and others

Groups: Article Samurai, oTranslators

100% Job Success
$17.78 /hr
5,241 hours

Amber K.

Amber K. Agency Contractor

Project Manager / HRManager /Recruiter/WebResearcher/Content Moderator

Pakistan - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 4

MBA (Management) with 4 years HR Manager,1 year research and 1 year web development and graphic designing experience. > Demonstrable skills in research, management, reporting, as well as data management, manipulation and administration. > Expert in MS Excel Spreadsheets. >Fluency in English and strong communication skills. > Honest and hard-working with strong ethical values. Available for skype voice chat whenever required or 24/7 by Email or Phone

Associated with: CoreXiz | MultiBusinesses, The Moderators Elite!

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
6,641 hours

Andrei Volkov

Andrei Volkov Agency Contractor

Linux specialist (Sec/Opt/Dev, C/Perl/Python/PHP/BASH)

Belarus - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 13

Important: ------------------- Enhanced shield of your Web application with mod_security! Should be always. It is task #1 after installation ANY web application! ------------------- About Me and more: ------------------- I have over 16 years of work experience with Linux systems. This is the list of software and technologies with which I deal. This list is not full and expands day by day. I always can find right decisions if I found some problems. And I am always interested in looking for mostly economical and productive solutions. Of course, Cpanel, WHM, Webmin, Plesk .... I know how are working these web-wrappers and I support their. I can will tune and to make the checking of these wrappers. But that more important !! I can work without this))) Directly use configuration files of services and etc etc. Usually, it is better way on dedicated servers. ) TCP, IPv4 , IPv6, IPX ... - WiFi, WEP, WPA, WPA2 ... - SElinux, Apparmor, Smack, Tomoyo ... - LAMP ( Apache, Nginx, PHP, Perl, Mysql, Mongo), REDMINE ... - Cpanel, Zpanel, ISP ... - MySQL clustering and replication DNS servers ... - SENDMAIL, EXIM, POSTFIX (POSTFIXADMIN,MYSQL,DOVECOT,POLICYD) ... - HPC system: Torque, Maui, Moab for HPC clusters, Infiniband, FC interconnect, iSCSI, SCST, DRBD, OFED, OPENMPI ... - OpenLDAP ... - VPN with OpenVPN, PPTP, StrongVPN ... - Nagios, Zabbix, Ganglia, OSSEC ... - SVN, CVS, GIT ... - KVM, Xen, OpenStack, Proxmox ... - NBD, RAID, LVM ... etc etc During these years I have been in a large number of tasks related to administration of network devices, as well as with simple and complex server systems. I manage servers for the HPC tasks and for network infrastructure of Internet and Intranet - DNS,DHCP,*FTP,HTTP(S),MAIL etc etc. The main goals - the monitoring of the performance and the security. I also implement tasks of data backup and troubleshooting, support for the users. I have comprehensive work skills with systems based on Debian, Redhat, CentOS, SLES, OpenSuse. I've got more than 8 years of experience in developing the different software with use of C, Perl, Python, Bash, HTML on system and user levels. For example, very important skill in developing and the modification of RPM packages (rpmbuild, rebuild, kernels), custom kernels and etc etc. ------------------- Often: ------------------- How the standart service for VPS's and VDS's projects and dedicated servers: IDS, IPS, the control of contents of log's files, the control of load of the cpu, the memory, the hard disks; the backups of the databases and the files; install or update software, consultations. Emergency call via sms to cell phone. ------------------- STOP Windows and U/K/buntu etc. TIPS WITHOUT PAYMENT: ------------------- 1. VERY OFFTEN: IF YOURS WP WAS HACKED 1. disable plugins 2. execute # diff -r dir1 dir2 3. repeat for plugins if you have last version of WP code: ~ 80% cases - problems: plugin low quality (look on author: from where and who is) ~ 15% cases - problems: theme low quality (look on author: from where and who is) ~ 5% 0day of WP also you need disable all shell function in php and enable suphp/suexec modes. STOP Windows and U/K/buntu etc. TIPS WITHOUT PAYMENT: ------------------- 1. I am getting a lot questions about reliability and quality distributives/clones Ubuntu. Results on practice - Ubuntu clones - worst for server. It is truth. If you $buntu guy, I can't help you right now. I only can recommend Debian way for server. =============== 3. Nginx of course is good program. For small/middle vps. But in serious projects - apache. Nginx will be suitable for frontend. It is only practice. Always for all web application should be mod_security module. Firewall of level of web application on 7 level of OSI. Each web application/site should be under own user in environment of vps or on dedicated servers. =============== 4. By topic Wordpress. For optimisation services of OS , namely system IO(type of disks or partitions) and DB(type of engines of tables), need to use empty installation (default variants). Most problems of work WP contains in itself - customized plugins or themes. For analyze pages need begin with such services as =============== Sunday - day of rest. Or in emergency case - payment with double rate. best regards, Andrei / PS: With love from USSR. ;-)

Associated with: UPWORK.LINK

100% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
1,023 hours

Marissa A.

Marissa A. Agency Contractor

Expert Translator and Transcriptionist: English, Spanish, Italian

United Kingdom - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 7

Since 2010, I've been working as a translator and transcriptionist for different companies. I can translate from/to English and Spanish and from Italian into Spanish and English. My grammar and spelling skills are excellent. I also do editing & proofreading in Spanish. I have experience doing Spanish audio transcriptions wih a fast turnaround. I can deliver a Spanish audio transcription directly translated into English at a great price and high quality. My typing speed is 82wpm, which means I can do the job quite fast, I pay great attention to detail and follow the instructions given by the client. Since I started working through oDesk and Elance (now UpWork), my goal was to build a great reputation. I have achieved it by gaining the trust of all my clients , and delivering an excellent service on time. This is reflected in my overall perfect reviews' score of 5. I am certain that my translations will be accurate and idiomatically sensible. I am a very organized, responsible and dependable person. Deadlines will be met. If you are looking for translations in other languages, please contact me. I manage a team of translators that I've personally assessed to ensure they provide the best quality at good prices. All the translations are proofread by native speakers of the target language. We translate technical, medical, legal documents, website content, brochures, etc. We also provide DTP service at affordable prices if needed. Some of the languages offered: Thai, Indonesian, French, Tagalog, Dutch, German, Arabic, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish, etc. Please ask. Software: Trados, Express Scribe, Microsoft Office, OCR.

Associated with: SLS Specialists in Language Services

94% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
2,796 hours

Jaime H.

Jaime H.

Proofreading, *Customer Service, English, Spanish, Translator*

Colombia - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 1

Over the last several years, I have had the joy of building a successful career as a freelance business services provider. For a Colombian-American, having returned home after a very long time, this has truly been a blessing in my work life. I have had the opportunity to work with many different entrepreneurs around the world in a wide variety of projects that include some of the following: Translation Tourist guide Customer Service Translation & Localization Social Media Marketing Telemarketing General Project Management and Administration Virtual Assistance Data Entry Appointment Setting ...and other expertise.

Groups: oTranslators

84% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
1,426 hours

Jukyung Lee

Jukyung Lee

English-Korean Translator a

Mexico - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

As a translator, I have 2years of experiences in translation. I have lived in USA for 2years as a promoter of an NGO. I was in charge of promoting Korean volunteers. I translated the website, weekly news and so on.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
6,166 hours

Silviu  iustinian M.

Silviu iustinian M.

Account Manager/Customer Support

Romania - Tests: 16

Writing requirements both functional and quality requirements, software requirements specifications.Worked on projects for DFS (german air traffic control), Deutsche Bahn, EADS. Customer support for both hard- and software. Account and Sales Manager for international companies. Management and business consulting.

100% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
11,440 hours

Caroline Fakhr-Laure

Caroline Fakhr-Laure

French German Spanish English team lead, translator, customer support

Greece - Tests: 15

Use my language skills (French, German: native, English Spanish : fluent) for project management/administration, research, localization, writing, customer service, simple translations, in short: anything that might help your business.

100% Job Success
$27.78 /hr
8,195 hours