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Leah T.

Leah T.


Philippines - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

I am a near native American English speaker but have also worked closely with Australians and Southeast Asians so I can easily understand accents from different regions. I also come from a background of working for multinationals all throughout my corporate career so you can be assured I can proofread quite professionally.

97% Job Success
$7.78 /hr
2,159 hours

Jean-Francois Denault

Jean-Francois Denault

International Marketing Consultant

Canada - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

Consultant specializing in marketing and competitive intelligence, market research and business plans. I have had the opportunity to work with clients in nearly 20 countries around the world. Clients have come from across the world, from Asia (Japan, China, India), to Europe (France, UK, Italy) to the Middle East (UAE, Oman, KSA). I specialize in the life science segment, working with healthcare, pharma, biotech and medtech startups. Major clients have included Bayer, ChemoFrance as well as Microsoft, Infosys and Caterpillar.

92% Job Success
$60.00 /hr
293 hours

Madlen Noack

Madlen Noack

Sales-/Marketingspecialist with high office skills

Germany - Portfolio: 6

After 2 years working in the middle management of a publishing company in germany, I decided to travel through Asia and finally I was falling in love with Asia. I learned kiteboarding in Vietnam and lived for 3 month at the location Mui Ne. During this time I started to work as an Virtual Assistant. Currently I am living and working in Mexico. I offer high quality work and I always deliver in time. I have a lot of experience in marketing, sales, market research, customer care, projectmanagement, leadmanagement, CRM and social media management. I am well organised, flexible and work pro-active.

85% Job Success
$17.78 /hr
447 hours

Marc Stern

Marc Stern

Expert Writer/Photographer/Editor

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

You name it, I've probably written about it as I have had a long career as a freelance writer/newspaper writer-editor where I was allowed to freelance as long as it didn't conflict with my primary jobs. As I was design editor and an assistant news editor, that was unlikely. I was named auto editor in 1971 and began writing a column on cars that ran for a total of 47 years in three different newspaper groups. I have driven (honestly) more than 4500 cars and have had about 12,000 stories published (likely more). I have had three covers on Popular Mechanics and one on Mechanix Illustrated and I was a contributing correspondent to Automotive News, AutoWeek, Trailer Life, Pickup, Van & Off-Road World and more. I am an a Boston Car and Ham Radio Examiner and I have done extensive content and SEO work. In addition, I write regularly for various outlets about cars where some consider me some sort of expert. I am also a consumer electronics writer and solid reviewer.

95% Job Success
$19.00 /hr
499 hours

Brittany F.

Brittany F.

You give me requirements, I give you results.

United States

Marketing Strategist // Content Specialist Learn more at I work full-time for a technology-driven marketing company, and I wear many hats. As it turns out, I'm a jack of all trades and a master of none -- except writing. I have a BA in English, and during college, I was a communications fellow for a clean energy non-profit and a staff writer for my university's newspaper. More recently, I was an editorial intern-turned-assistant for a reputable nonprofit encyclopedia, and I continue to generate content as a social media and marketing specialist for a grassroots-but-growing cancer charity. My availability is somewhat limited at only 5-10 hours/week, but I work quickly, am self-motivated, and have a keen eye for detail. But all you really need to know is this: you give me requirements, I give you results.

100% Job Success
$35.00 /hr
153 hours

Jose Bello

Jose Bello

Business Consulting

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 17

I create plans and models for entrepreneurs and startups. My documents help them pitch to investors, banks, and potential business partners. Many of my clients are founders, organizations and companies seeking to create business and marketing plans, business models, full pitch decks or online presentations. Among my past clients I have financial institutions, crowdfunding site, technology startups, food distribution companies, entertainment ventures, media websites and green energy companies, plus many nonprofit organizations, in the US, Canada, Europe, MENA region and Australia. My best clients are the ones with new and disruptive ideas. In my process I ask many questions, do a lot of research, propose new ideas, explore diverse channel of distribution, provide a lot of graphics, create models using a canvas business model system, run numbers and create financial projections. At the end, I do everything I can to create useful and powerful documents for my clients. "OFF-LINE" I have my own business consulting firm working near New York City - I have an MPA from Cornell University (USA) and I speak English and Spanish. --- MY PHILOSOPHY on writing business plan is simple: every business plan is unique and every client deserves a professional and timely service. I do not over promise, I do what I said I will do. Simple. Some business and marketing plans are designed to get a loan from a bank, others to get potential investors excited about a project. Most of the time is a tool to raise money, but all the time should be an instrument to guide your future. In my work I get inspiration from big angel and venture capitalist firms, such as the giant investor Sequoia Capital; that has invested in companies like Apple, Google, YouTube, PayPal, Instagram, Yahoo!, Atari, Kayak, Zappos, and LinkedIn. I always suggest my potential clients to read what they are asking from people that want to get funds from them: They are not asking for a 100-page business plan. They believe that the best founders are clear thinkers. --- MY PROCESS is also simple. I start with your ideas and your initial data and work until you are completely satisfied. I want to invite you to see my process of writing business plans here: Before you hire me I give you a very clear plan of what I will do for you, step by step, with a feasible timetable. Again, I do not over-promise, I do what I said I will do. By hours, this is a breakdown of my typical development process: 1) Business Consulting (2-6 hours) 2) Market (Research and Plan) (4 to 8 hours) 3) Financials (4 to 10 hours) - 3 to 5 years of Sales, Profit & Loss, Cash Flow and Balance Sheet forecasts. 4) Writing (8 to 16 hours) - following the format of California VC firm Sequoia Capital and adding charts, maps, graphics, etc., to clarify your business pitch. My tools are 1)Internet for research, 2) Skype for communication, 3) ASANA to organize my work, 4) Excel to plot all financial projections, 5) PowerPoint to design pitch decks, and 6) a few RedBulls to work overnight and on time. Everything will start with a Skype chat and we go from there. --- TERMS I work around your budget. I know that startups are not cash cows. Because every plan is unique, I like to discuss final payment terms during the interview process. My original bid is a guide for the client, and is based, usually, on a week of work (about 40 hours). Depending on the nature, format and stage of your business project, my work could take about a week and in some cases several weeks. My hourly rate is $100, and usually will take me 24 to 32 hours of work to develop a comprehensive plan. If you hire me as a fixed rate contract, I operate on a 3-payment basis. The first 30% is due at project start, a second payment of 30% at an agreed upon middle milestone, and the final 40% upon completion of the project. --- SAMPLES Looking for samples of my work? Here is a list of some of my past projects: IT service start-up in Germany, data center in Uganda, online food service platform in Brazil, crowdfunding site in California, niche social network in the UK, nonprofit in Mozambique, real estate fund in Taiwan, TV production company in Los Angeles, agro-business in Nigeria, entertainment company in Holland, publishing service in Spain, nonprofit in Washington DC, beverage company in the UK, entrepreneurial education center in Dubai, pharmaceutical start up in Lebanon, electric company in Saudi Arabia, and several iOS native app start-up in Australia, Ukraine, Puerto Rico and USA. Sample Business plan - Sample Pitch Deck - If you request a connection via Linkedin you can see past clients’ recommendations here: --- FINAL NOTE: If you do not hire me, let me wish you good luck in your future business. Keep it up and dream big. Jose Bello

89% Job Success
$100.00 /hr
523 hours

Pooja M.

Pooja M.

Top Rated odesk Freelancer- web/linkedin research and email grabber,

India - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

I am seeking opportunities of providing assistance for your business while keeping my skills sharp. I had been a hard working recruiter and business development executive for five years and have decided to utilize my time and skills by doing productive projects at home. I have provided different types of services including Virtual Assistance, Webinar ,Email Marketing, Web Research, Data Entry, Excel, email compilation,Linkedin Research, List building, Zoho CRM, Rapportive. I have subscription of top business directories like Hoovers and Zoom and Linkedin premium account.

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
3,816 hours

Shawn V.

Shawn V.


United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 15

Columbia MBA. US Army veteran. Ranked in top 0.02%. Tested top 1% in multiple skill areas. I am the founder, owner and sole operator of Red Nov Consulting, a firm that specializes in Excel consulting and financial analysis. I help businesses and individuals optimize their spreadsheets and create user-friendly, efficient, dynamic and unique solutions for their needs. I am fluent in visual basic (VBA) and have 15+ years experience working with Excel's advanced functions and features. I am a freelancer you can trust. I have performed 60+ jobs and received a perfect 5-star rating with multiple repeat clients. What clients are saying: - "Extremely responsive and knowledgeable." - "I can wholeheartedly recommend him." - "Went above and beyond." - "Shawn rocked!" - "Best you are going to find...period." - "One of a kind." - "Fast and professional." I hope to help you today.

84% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
1,346 hours

Suzanne La Licata

Suzanne La Licata

Versatile Project Manager - Talented Writer - Marketing Strategist

United States - Tests: 9

Versatile software professional engaged by select clients to provide business development, product management, senior advisory/analyst and creative skills for enterprise solutions and web projects. Leading U.S. based and offshore teams with extraordinary talent in creative direction, digital and print advertising, graphic design, strategic marketing, brand identity, writing and PR, business process outsourcing, research, data analysis, web launches, content management and new product initiatives. Specialties: * Account Management * Creative Services * Agile / SCRUM Development Cycles * Client Acquisition Strategy & Development * Project Management & Execution * RFP | Proposal Writing, Edits & Management * Cloud Solutions * SaaS Implementation & Delivery * Product Vision, Management & Roadmaps * Software Demos | Deals Teams | Mockups * User Focus Groups * User Experience * Marketing & Communication Plans | Research * User Stories | Personas | UX - UI Testing * JAD Sessions * Business Process Redesign * Analysis & Documentation * Online Training Delivery & Presentations * Course Content, Selection & Design * Virtual Work Teams & Management * SOA | Automation Projects | Integrations * Data Transformations * System Conversions * Print & Digital Ad Campaigns * Creative Briefs * Media Placement * Graphics * Website and CMS Management * Word Press* MS Office Suite * JIRA * Salesforce * Events* Verticals include: ACA | Health Insurance, HR, Health & Welfare Benefits, Higher Education, Energy, Competitive Sports, Non-Profits, ESL Whether slinging out deep data or dazzling design, I am having more fun than should be allowed educating, organizing and leading projects and teams into the sunlight. If it's redesigning portals or processes, workflow or the workforce, deploying ad campaigns, writing books or building websites or brands, as to the power of collaboration, my favorite saying is: “1+1 = 3". My varied portfolio ranges from communication companies to large insurance concerns to digital media businesses. Brainy folks know me as an implementation and product management specialist - with a solution driven, platform agnostic approach. Past engagements include virtual team leadership, senior advisor for business acquisition and development projects, hands-on, shirt sleeves rolled up consulting of new product roll outs, training, educational events, sponsorship, community journalism and help with channel marketing needs. I provide proposal, technical and freelance writing with an enterprise level focus to improve market position, win contracts / competitions for clients and to support marketing, technology, service delivery and sales teams too.

$55.00 /hr
462 hours



SEO, Google Adwords, Online Marketing

India - Tests: 1

In the last 4 years I have helped many companies increase traffic to their website and also generated leads from their online marketing channels. I have experience working on SEO (both on-page and off-page), Google Adwords and Social Media Marketing. My core competency lies in understanding client's business, analyzing their online presence and designing and implementing strategies accordingly

100% Job Success
$4.44 /hr
1,483 hours