Martin Pollard
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Martin Pollard

VB6/.Net Outlook/Exchange Programmer


Northampton, United Kingdom


PLEASE NOTE: I do NOT do fixed price work in Odesk so don't make any fixed price offers please. I have been writing systems in various forms of Basic since 1983 the first 3 years were full time after which I moved into IT Management both general and Project. In the last 10 years I have resumed my programming activities culminating in the design and build of a full ERP system incorporating the MS Office engines for Word, Excel, and Outlook with MS Access for databases and running on the Windows platform. This is fully scaleable from a laptop to a ... moremulti location, multi organisation network. Since working with Odesk I have been doing projects to provide applications in Access and Outlook and have Project Managed a Web 2.0 build for an English University and have been recognised as one of the top 25 software providers on Odesk for July based on feedback. Outside Odesk I work as a freelance programmer, analyst, project manager, or business consultant depending on needs. I have opened two businesses and run them for 10 years and assisted in launching several others including management buyout's. I am a lateral thinker with a great breadth of industry knowledge that can be brought to bear on any systems design and build. With extensive skills in Project Management and Business Process Reengineering I am able to work in many disciplines. Gaining an MBA in March 2010 I am skilled in organisational structure and change supported by IT systems change, having an academic paper published in International Journal of Business, Management, and Social Sciences titled 'Why Information Technology (IT) systems-led organisational Change does not work' see This portfolio of skills gives me considerable knowledge of business processes and roles in many and varied industry sectors that I can bring to bear through a highly empathic approach which means I can offer advice and suggestions where improvement or a better approach can be deployed. During the last 10 years most of the programming work I have been contracted for involves building Apps or Addins for MS Outlook and Exchange, MS Access and Excel conversions and upgrades and also moves to MySQL or SQL Server Despite all of these skills, in this case I am principally looking for Visual Basic Programming or Office Integration work, Windows API work and document management within any business structure or system. less

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Work History and Feedback

  • Nov 2013 - Jan 2014

    outlook plugin for CRM
    Project did not continue for external reaons. Martin is a very experienced developer and very honest. Will work with him in the future.
    11 hours
    $28.89 / hr
    $154.09 earned

  • Nov 2012 - Dec 2012

    Outlook 2010 BCM Trouble Shooting
    Thank you Martin, If I knew how to fill this out sooner I would have made comments weeks ago, thank you for your good advice!
    2 hours
    $28.89 / hr
    $43.34 earned

  • Jul 2011 - Feb 2012

    Update DFA software

    No feedback given

    60 hours
    $28.89 / hr
    $1,733.98 earned

  • Jan 2011 - Jul 2011

    Desktop to Web Application Conversion
    Excellent work and communicator!
    66 hours
    $24.44 / hr
    $1,621.34 earned

  • Nov 2010 - Jan 2011

    Training and support assistant needed

    No feedback given

    6 hours
    $21.67 / hr
    $130.02 earned

  • Mar 2010 - Jan 2011

    Outlook integration for web-based CRM package

    No feedback given

    362 hours
    $18.33 / hr
    $6,972.34 earned

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
Upwork Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Company Managers 5.00 1st Place! 26 mins
Corporate Strategy Test 3.25 Top 30% 35 mins
Office Skills Test 4.50 Top 10% 18 mins
MS Word 2003 Test 3.90 Top 10% 36 mins
Windows XP Test 4.00 Top 10% 14 mins

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