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  1. Brady Glazer-Powell

    Brady Glazer-Powell

    Recent Graduate

    United States - Last active: 11/24/2014 - Tests: 4

    I graduated May 2012 from Smith College, MA, with a Bachelor's degree in Biology (focusing on ecology) and Medieval Studies (focusing on languages and literature). I have a wide range of interests, from writing and editing, animal health and nutrition, and ecology, to learning new languages, history, and sustainable agriculture. I have had jobs in almost every field: I've been a cashier at Target, a chicken manager on an organic chicken farm, a tour guide for zip-lining in Western Mass. and horse riding in New Zealand, a veterinary assistant, a stable-hand, a research assistant and copy-editor, and a builder of hiking trails in Vermont. I've organized, planned and prepared for, advertised, and led outdoor adventure trips from rock climbing to hiking to canoeing. I was (until moving to CO for school) part of a partnership to work an old farm in Western Mass. that is owned by the East Quabbin Land Trust: we started work on a micro-dairy and a pork operation, and began plans to sell eggs, chicken and vegetables. I attended a holistic management class for beginning women farmers, and am returning to school in the fall of 2013 for a degree in Animal Health at CSU. I will be continuing on to a vet tech program with an interest in zoo animals and wildlife. As you can see, I have extremely diverse interests and experiences. For now, I am simply looking for an exciting temporary position (until I finish school) to widen or deepen by existing experience. My eventual goal is to be a zoo or wildlife vet tech while also fulfilling my life-long dreams of travelling around the world, learning new languages, and increasing my writing skills in both fiction and non-fiction. Maybe ambitious, but better to reach too far than not far enough!

    $10.00 /hr
    48 hours
  2. Emilie De Wolf

    Emilie De Wolf

    French and Spanish translator and teacher

    Mexico - Last active: 02/07/2013 - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 2

    Over the last five years I've been developing my skills as a teacher and as a translator. As a teacher I've been working as an English and French teacher in primary and secondary schools in Mexico and Belgium, In the academic field, I've also been giving Psychology classes at the University of Brussels As a translator I've been working for an International Association, traducing from English to French and to Spanish I have excellent French, Spanish and English written and spoken abilities that could really help you for translating or transcripting. I am now living in Mexico and am free to help you on that kind of tasks Don't hesitate to contact me!

    $10.00 /hr
    13 hours
  3. Aileen A.

    Aileen A.

    Customer Service Specialist, Lead Support and VA

    Philippines - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 11

    To assume a position where I can use my out most capability and skills to contribute to the goals of the company I am working for and at the same time gain additional knowledge and experience for self development. Have Technical Support and Customer Service Experiences. Inbound and Sup Calls, Email Response and Chat. Handled Guests Relations as Front Desk Clerk.

    $7.00 /hr
    5,097 hours
  4. Lisa A.

    Lisa A.

    Public Relations, Journalism, and Event Management

    Australia - Last active: 12/30/2013 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I'm originally from Canada, but have lived in the United States, Taiwan, and my current home base has been Melbourne, Australia for the past 5 years. Over the last 10+ years I have gained skills and experience in the areas of: Public Relations, Publicity, Journalism, and Event Management. I have worked for numerous publishing companies, including newspapers, magazines, book publishers, and online media. I have managed musicians and artist tours, ran extensive publicity campaigns, and have liaised with media across all the spectrum (radio, print, digital, etc). I organise events and music festivals, working within a team of up to 300 people. My roles within these events varies from Artist Liaison, Workshop & Speakers Coordinator, to Media & Publicity Specialist. I have a Bachelors Degree in Communication & Media from San Diego State University in San Diego, California USA. I love music, art, travelling, yoga, and I'm a nerd for social media! I love meeting new people and learning new skills, so I hope to hear from you soon. Lisa :)

    $20.00 /hr
    14 hours
  5. Namita Gandhi

    Namita Gandhi

    Freelance writer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 11/19/2013 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    Over the last fifteen years, I have worked on a wide variety of research projects for various television companies. My remit varied from researching a certain subject on the internet or going out on interviews and collating the data. One of the most recent projects that I was involved with was finding case studies for a documentary about infertility and egg/sperm donation. I have also written a number of articles for Parenting magazines on varying subjects. In addition to this, I have worked for a number of companies as a freelancer doing content writing, copy writing, proofreading and editing.

    $15.56 /hr
    46 hours
  6. Skylar Starbuck

    Skylar Starbuck

    Blogger and Editor

    United States - Last active: 12/22/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    As a college student who is entering my last year of school, I have spent much of my time in English and journalism classes. I had an internship writing for a virtual college lifestyle magazine and was an editor for a section of the magazine. I currently maintain my own health/fitness/lifestyle blog. I have taken 12 credits of photojournalism classes and have experience with Photoshop. Experience proofreading papers and articles written by others.

    $11.00 /hr
    32 hours
  7. Lanetta S.

    Lanetta S.

    Native Texan: Freelance Writer/Admin Support/Customer Service

    United States - Last active: 05/30/2010 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 7

    I have over 30 years work experience. I do not work outside the home, nor do I have any children. In fact, I have a serene working environment many miles away from the nearest town that allows me to focus on the task at hand. I welcome challenges, applying my knowledge, and learning new skills. I also enjoy purposely exploring the Internet.

    $15.56 /hr
    281 hours
  8. Vanessa C.

    Vanessa C.

    Travel Writer, Travel Business Start Up Consultant, Travel Planner

    United States - Last active: 09/11/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    I am an experienced, independent travel agent and travel writer. Whether you are looking for someone to research the travel industry or write content for your website, I can save you time and frustration. I am a skilled travel content writer, have knowledge and experience with travel agency start up and a working understanding of the travel industry. Let me help you get your travel business up and running.

    $13.33 /hr
    178 hours
  9. Cindy Evangelista

    Cindy Evangelista

    Freelance Writer

    United States - Last active: 03/14/2014 - Tests: 7

    Over the last 4 years, I have had experience in blog writing (for personal and artistic expression), article writing (for Helium), and proofreading/editing (for the college student that I tutor). Over the last 2 years, I have been penning my first novel, which I hope to publish. Over the last 2 years, I have had experience in transcription. I am bilingual in English and Filipino and can translate English to Filipino and Filipino to English. My core competencies lie in proofreading/editing and creative writing. I am seeking opportunities to create new content for your website that will attract attention from your target audience or to proofread and edit any existing content to make it more presentable and updated.

    $10.00 /hr
    10 hours
  10. Holly King

    Holly King

    Administrative Professional

    United States - Last active: 12/30/2012 - Tests: 3

    Excellent editor and writer with 20+ years of experience. I am precise and consistent and have full-time access to more than one computer (Windows 7) with high speed Internet. Seeking flat-rate and hourly work in the following areas: writing, editing, proofreading, email support, telephone support, and any other areas where I may be of assistance. I believe in writing everything correctly using proper spelling and grammar and it is my job to help ensure your project is the best it can be. I'm available for any administrative work (including online research) you have available. I'm hardworking, dedicated, and organized with an eye for detail. I also consider myself to be extremely creative and so I'm interested in a variety of work. My hourly and flat-rate wages can be negotiated as I am flexible. Please contact me if you have something you think I might be a good fit for. At the moment, I am looking for work to help build up my ODesk profile. Thank you for taking the time to read through my profile. Sincerely, Holly King

    $27.78 /hr
    29 hours