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  1. Marlene E.

    Marlene E.

    Data encoding Specialist,Administrative Support,Web researching

    Philippines - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 10

    I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Negros Oriental State University, Philippines. Currently establishing a home-based career through online job experiences, attending training and seminars for personal development and upward movement. The work I had with McDonald's and my On-the-Job training at Cooperative Bank provides an opportunity for me to enhance clerical jobs, customer service, take responsibility for works with less supervision and meeting the deadlines. As a matter of fact, I'm a recipient of the Most Proficient in On-the-Job training Award. I can do encoding and editing with Microsoft Word, Power point, and Excel. Currently exploring and enhancing my skills in making and designing invitations,business cards and posters with Corel DrawX. In addition, I am eager to try new work loads, learned and adopt it.

    $3.36 /hr
    157 hours
    3.00
  2. Tabitha Wilson

    Tabitha Wilson

    Looking for opportunities

    United States - Last active: 06/16/2014 - Tests: 2

    I am looking to make an at home career for myself to benefit myself and my family. I am a hard worker, fast learner, and extremely dependable. I have customer service experience from years of working in a restaurant as a manager/ waitress. I was never late and every customer I had praised me for being efficient as well as friendly. I have been working freelance doing basic data entry and transcription. I have all transcription software and equipment. I also have sales experience as well as office managment experience. I have a skype id so if I am considered for a job I am able to give it for interviews. I learn fast jobs and expectation and go above what is expected. I am confident in my abilities and looking for a chance to prove myself and make a career.

    $13.33 /hr
    176 hours
    2.55
  3. Jaima Russell

    Jaima Russell

    Writer/Editor

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    I have a strong background creating and executing media campaigns, planning and implementing promotional events and establishing and nurturing relationships within a community to promote a personal business as well as retrieve relevant information for a news source.

    $22.26 /hr
    156 hours
    0.00
  4. Sam Shahazad

    Sam Shahazad

    Marketing, Data entry, Content writer, Transcriber

    Pakistan - Last active: 6 months ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    You can check my employment history i was a medical transcriptionist. I worked as an IT specialist for VTCS network providing local company. Ive done marketing for several products for my elder brother in his business.ive done lots of data entry for a client . ive done article writing . i have fast hands on MS Word and Excel . i can type more than 50 words in a minute

    $3.50 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  5. Mariechill Bustamante

    Mariechill Bustamante

    Blog, Content and Article Writing

    Philippines - Last active: 11/15/2013 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    With a eight-year experience working in a knowledge process outsourcing company, I am exposed to work that involves abstracting of articles from various journals from different countries, especially the U.S., including but not limited to academic publications, serial publications, patents and literary publications, and offers them with synopsis for posting on the Internet. I am committed towards writing of clear and concise representative summary of articles in easily-understandable language, and offering keywords or topical headings that best describe the subject of the summary. Other than that, I also have some experience in fields including blog writing, data entry, MS Excel, PDF, Adobe Photoshop, web researching, copy editing, article spinning and E-mail handling.

    $3.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  6. Theresa Goodell

    Theresa Goodell Agency Contractor

    #1 Native US English Content Writer/Editor/Proofreader/SEO/VA

    United States - Last active: 06/23/2014 - Tests: 26 - Portfolio: 21

    “Quality, quality, quality: never waver from it, even when you don't see how you can afford to keep it up. When you compromise, you become a commodity and and then you die.” [Gary Hirshberg] I am a U.S.-based native English speaker and writer. My English is American; however, I regularly work with British businesses, so I can do that as well. I have outstanding skills in grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and style, and can significantly edit work, if necessary, without losing the author's voice. I have a keen eye for (and ability to fix) typos, awkward use of language, clichés, style inconsistencies and other problems in articles, blog posts, ads, brochures, landing pages, websites, e-books and entire publications. I also understand and appreciate the relationship between text and search engine optimization when writing for the Web. I always approach my work with creativity and energy. I’m fast, accurate, write with spirit & humor, and even have the ability to inject interest and personality into dreary technical topics! My proofreading and copy editor experience includes numerous online publishers, websites, a law firm, an IT firm, an employee health/pension benefits plan and more. I regularly work with WordPress and Joomla sites, but can also proofread/edit source code with Notepad++. My SEO strengths include: • Ability to learn the language of your target audience • Knowledge of search engine algorithms • Keyword research and analysis • Ability to analyze site usability and architecture • Well-versed in the importance of keyword-focused breadcrumb navigation • Understanding of HTML tags and markup that comprise web pages and how to optimize them • Image optimization • Traffic analysis • Link analysis • Relevant external link building • Internal link optimization • Proper anchor text optimization • Strong communication skills • Skillful writing of keyword-optimized content • Well-versed in content distribution • Ability to find content gaps • Seasoned editor/proofreader • Experienced at social integration to leverage its power for any business • Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools • Google Authorship/rich snippets I also specialize in creating WordPress websites and managing your WordPress content.

    Associated with: Hill & Associates

    $25.00 /hr
    3,091 hours
    3.40