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  1. Samuel Reynolds

    Samuel Reynolds

    Customer Service and Sales Specialist

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4

    Excellent data management and organization skills--Experience with Database, SQL. Excellent geospatial data analysis skills--ESRI ArcGIS / ERDAS Imagine software. With extensive experience in marketing, social media management, and creative content composition, I am the type of person who will get things done for your business. Email marketing, lead generation, and marketing strategy oversight for start-up companies are other strong points of my toolkit. I am equipped and willing to help you move your marketing strategy forward. Using geospatial analysis to assist in business decision support is a very unique skill that I can use to improve the operations of your business. I have over a decade of sales and customer service/support experience, which I would love to put to work for you. With an acute understanding of mechanical and technical systems, I will fit in to your organization with the ability to understand many processes and products in ways that non-technical persons cannot. In my work experience, I have mastered the art of pleasing customers, and have honed a keen attention to detail. My strong suits are writing, proofreading, editing documents, thinking critically, providing excellent customer service, and selling ideas and products. Please, no cold calling or recruiters.

    $17.22 /hr
    1,065 hours
  2. Cayla Silbermann

    Cayla Silbermann

    Experienced Researcher, Critical Essayist and Fiction Writer

    Kenya - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4

    In spite of my young age I am a motivated writer in the fields of politics, behavioral aspects of our today's society, history, philosophy, languages, journalism, creative writing and fiction. Until now I have lived in six countries for several years including Switzerland, Ecuador, Austria, Venezuela, Colombia and, finally, Kenya. After living in these countries experiencing a diversity of clashing cultures and seeing society and corrupt governments at their worst, I have long before decided that I no longer want to be a silent witness, but shout out and tell the world about current situations in countries they do not know of. Furthermore, I also intend to oppose all stereotypes generated throughout the years, and prove that they mostly happen to be invalid. Although I am not a native English speaker, I am fluent in writing as well as speaking this beauteous language. Other than that I fluently speak (and write) German, Spanish and I am currently learning French, too. As a result of my rather eventful and internationally oriented past, I am able to analyze and criticize certain topics or events of the afore mentioned fields without any difficulties, given the fact that my stance is based on my global experience. Up until now I have been chief editor and journalist of a school newspaper in Kenya, and translator of a few official school documents, additionally I have participated in a writing-workshop, which later on was published in a book.

    $15.00 /hr
    14 hours
  3. Denise Julia Abas-Medina

    Denise Julia Abas-Medina

    Account Manager / Excel Extraordinaire/Enforcer

    Philippines - Last active: 07/18/2013 - Tests: 3

    To become part of a team that allows me to develop, nurture, and enhance my learned skills. I have more than 5 years of experience in mentoring and coaching teaching agents to provide quality customer service. I'm confident that my passion for the agent's development and welfare, together with my skills and experience will enable me to make a significant difference.

    $11.11 /hr
    1,618 hours
  4. Jennifer M.

    Jennifer M.

    Freelance Journalist & Editor, Web Specialist

    United Kingdom - Last active: 08/12/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 14

    I have been working as a freelance journalist and editor for almost three years, and I am keen to expand my portfolio to cover a wider range of topics and interests. I have a natural aptitude for creative writing, both fiction and non-fiction; my strong educational background enables me to adapt easily to formal styles, as is required for technical and academic projects. As well as being a gifted writer, I have a strong background in graphic design, ecommerce and web development. Since commencing web design work, I have gained expertise with several different CMS systems including Joomla, Wordpress and Drupal. I have also worked extensively with stand-alone shopping cart solutions such as Opencart and Magento.

    $30.00 /hr
    196 hours
  5. Alexey C.

    Alexey C.

    Freelance Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 01/23/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

    So, I hear you need a writer. Why else would you be on my profile? You're looking for someone to turn thoughts into words. Someone who can take information on your latest product and rouse excitement through the right arrangement of syllables. Someone who can express your company's identity, keep up with search engines, and still draw reader interest. Someone who can tell a story - no matter what that story is. Hi there! My name's Lexi. Let me shake your hand and give you the tour. I specialize in interesting content, sans the fluff. If you're looking for one-shot, keyword-filled content that will lose readers in a heartbeat, I suggest you look somewhere else. If you want someone who will sit down, listen to you, and help you tell your story, you're in the right place. I handle blogging, ghost writing, website content, and copywriting of all sorts. You need it written, I'm here. If you want to know a little more about what I can do for you, send me a message. I'd love to hear about your project, chat about the weather, or discuss the finer points of skateboarding. In the meantime, feel free to check out my portfolio, or simply head on over to my website (at ) to view my blog and writing samples. I look forward to working with you!

    $25.00 /hr
    27 hours
  6. Lesley Wheeler

    Lesley Wheeler

    Iowa Writers' Workshop trained Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 2

    Hello! I look forward to working with you on your project. I am a writer, editor, and teacher with over ten years of experience. In addition to being a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, I am a college instructor and published writer. I am very detail-orientated and love working on any and all kinds of writing and/or editing projects. Contact me at any time-- I'd love to hear from you!

    $22.22 /hr
    34 hours
  7. Sanna A.

    Sanna A.

    Bilingual swedish native who will work for less.

    Sweden - Last active: 06/19/2014 - Tests: 4

    My name is Sanna and i live in a small town on Sweden's west coast. I am a Swedish native with excellent English skills, and even though I am not yet an educated translator I am very capable of taking on jobs as I have been bilingual since childhood. My skills were confirmed this summer as I took a month long trip to the UK. Every single one of my co workers thought i was actually from the UK myself which was lovely to hear. I should also mention that i have taken a 1,5 year course in text communication, where we practiced writing all kinds of texts including professional articles. I am therefore fairly farmiliar with Adobe InDesign. Since I am a student, I am willing to work for a fairly low hourly rate. This is a way to make extra income while studying on the side and I am open for suggestions. This fall I will begin my three year "Language and translation"-course at Stockholm University. I wish to live in England in the future. Kind regards, Sanna.

    $10.00 /hr
    17 hours
  8. Patrick Cifone

    Patrick Cifone

    Customer Service Data Input Creativity Specialist

    United States - Last active: 07/25/2011 - Tests: 9

    For the last 30 years, I have performed and recorded both vocally and with guitars (electric and acoustic) in studios and venues from 20 to 2000 people. For the last 20 years, I have also been in Transportation management and logistics, ranging from ground bus and trucking to US Federal Airport Security. I have designed supervisory training courses and created data worksheets to compile information for government and private sector interests, working with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint from Windows ME through XP and Office 97 to 2007. My skill set ranges from general office to creative speaking and musical projects.

    $40.00 /hr
    1,732 hours
  9. Nelson Manning

    Nelson Manning

    Experience and Skill: I do writing and marketing.

    United States - Last active: 04/15/2013 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

    I've carved a niche for myself in writing for clients that need someone who can not only write well for your company but also not be a pain to deal with. That is a winning combination, I've found. Rather than a text-producing robot churning out bland work, I offer you a person on the other end of the line who can disagree respectfully if he thinks things are going in the wrong direction and offer alternative solutions. I'll do my best to make sure that the money you've payed to me will make you more money.

    $44.44 /hr
    435 hours
  10. Eric Doyle

    Eric Doyle

    Editor with Print Publishing and Web Experience

    United States - Last active: 08/16/2013 - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a working editor with magazine, book manuscript, scholarly journal, and educational materials experience, as well as two MAs in the humanities. In addition to my freelance work through two educational materials companies and a New York-based senior literary agent, I have served as managing editor for both a small-town art and literary magazine and an interdisciplinary academic journal. I have especial experience and interest in working with educational and scholarly content. I have been working as a freelance editor since 2009 and relish the possibility of new challenges.

    $30.00 /hr
    337 hours