Anthony G.
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Anthony G.

AM - The Merchant of Words : For Words Worth Their Weight - NZ

$30.00/hr

Ghaziabad, India


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Don’t let the title mislead you. As the Merchant of ... moreWords, I’m not related to the Merchant of Venice. To be honest, Shakespeare never appealed to me. Neither did academics. Thus, I just about managed to complete my schooling – or let’s just say that my teachers got fed up of me. After all, I was an immense strain on their conscience. It couldn’t have been easy deciding where I deserved fractional marks for an answer i.e. a 0.3 here or a 0.6 there etc., could it? Suffice it to say that my academic success in school resembled a village after a Mongol raid. A few years later, I began working as a software developer. In that time, I learnt that I could create software for an accounting system. Considering that all I knew about accounting was the definition of debit and credit, it was an educational achievement on the job. I also learned how to travel to various parts of the city. An online job that taught me several offline things! Later, I found myself applying for an executive position to answer e-mail queries sent by Amazon.com’s customers. However, the powers that were thought I was a glutton for punishment. Therefore, they made me a Quality Editor instead. I handled the responses for the escalation e-mail queues. I also trained and audited e-mail responses for 15 executives. A relocation ended this brief but enlightening dalliance. My next assignment was as a back office executive in insurance processing. I processed transactions related to insurance cover. In some time, my supervisors realised that my innocent smiles (certainly not my good looks!) lay behind all their troubles. So they gave me charge of a team, of a process and of a client relationship too. From indexing scanned images of insurance claims related post to recovering money from at-fault third parties, my team did it all. Sadly, they also did me in… I finally turned to becoming a freelance content developer: writing about things I hadn’t heard of or seen, for clients I hadn’t ever seen (or ever would, for that matter!) at places I didn’t even know existed. After such an extensive background, can I really write? Well, in over 16 years of experience that is the only thing I’ve done. See how: • As a software developer, I WROTE computer programs and manuals • As a quality editor, I WROTE e-mails and responses • As an executive in back office processing, I WROTE manuals, desktop procedures and white papers • As a team leader, I WROTE policies, manuals, emails, white papers etc. • As a content developer, I WRITE articles, blogs, website content, product descriptions etc. So what’s common across: softWare – auditOr – data-entRy – team leaDer and writing Stuff fulltime? The answer is simple: All of them deal in WORDS…that express what needs to be done in the best way possible… less

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Don’t let the title mislead you. As the Merchant of Words, I’m not related to the Merchant of Venice. To be honest, Shakespeare never appealed to me. Neither did academics. Thus, I just about managed to complete my schooling – or let’s just say that my teachers got fed up of me. After all, I was an immense strain on their conscience. It couldn’t have been easy deciding where I deserved fractional marks for an answer i.e. a 0.3 here or a 0.6 there etc., could it? Suffice it to say that my academic success in school resembled a village after ... morea Mongol raid. A few years later, I began working as a software developer. In that time, I learnt that I could create software for an accounting system. Considering that all I knew about accounting was the definition of debit and credit, it was an educational achievement on the job. I also learned how to travel to various parts of the city. An online job that taught me several offline things! Later, I found myself applying for an executive position to answer e-mail queries sent by Amazon.com’s customers. However, the powers that were thought I was a glutton for punishment. Therefore, they made me a Quality Editor instead. I handled the responses for the escalation e-mail queues. I also trained and audited e-mail responses for 15 executives. A relocation ended this brief but enlightening dalliance. My next assignment was as a back office executive in insurance processing. I processed transactions related to insurance cover. In some time, my supervisors realised that my innocent smiles (certainly not my good looks!) lay behind all their troubles. So they gave me charge of a team, of a process and of a client relationship too. From indexing scanned images of insurance claims related post to recovering money from at-fault third parties, my team did it all. Sadly, they also did me in… I finally turned to becoming a freelance content developer: writing about things I hadn’t heard of or seen, for clients I hadn’t ever seen (or ever would, for that matter!) at places I didn’t even know existed. After such an extensive background, can I really write? Well, in over 16 years of experience that is the only thing I’ve done. See how: • As a software developer, I WROTE computer programs and manuals • As a quality editor, I WROTE e-mails and responses • As an executive in back office processing, I WROTE manuals, desktop procedures and white papers • As a team leader, I WROTE policies, manuals, emails, white papers etc. • As a content developer, I WRITE articles, blogs, website content, product descriptions etc. So what’s common across: softWare – auditOr – data-entRy – team leaDer and writing Stuff fulltime? The answer is simple: All of them deal in WORDS…that express what needs to be done in the best way possible… less

Anthony G.
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Anthony G.

$30.00 /hr

AM - The Merchant of Words : For Words Worth Their Weight - NZ

Ghaziabad, India

Overview

Don’t let the title mislead you. As the Merchant of Words, I’m not related to the Merchant of Venice. To be honest, Shakespeare never appealed to me. Neither did academics. Thus, I just about managed to complete my schooling – or let’s just say that my teachers got fed up of me. After all, I was an immense strain on their conscience. It couldn’t have been easy deciding where I deserved fractional marks for an answer i.e. a 0.3 here or ... morea 0.6 there etc., could it? Suffice it to say that my academic success in school resembled a village after a Mongol raid. A few years later, I began working as a software developer. In that time, I learnt that I could create software for an accounting system. Considering that all I knew about accounting was the definition of debit and credit, it was an educational achievement on the job. I also learned how to travel to various parts of the city. An online job that taught me several offline things! Later, I found myself applying for an executive position to answer e-mail queries sent by Amazon.com’s customers. However, the powers that were thought I was a glutton for punishment. Therefore, they made me a Quality Editor instead. I handled the responses for the escalation e-mail queues. I also trained and audited e-mail responses for 15 executives. A relocation ended this brief but enlightening dalliance. My next assignment was as a back office executive in insurance processing. I processed transactions related to insurance cover. In some time, my supervisors realised that my innocent smiles (certainly not my good looks!) lay behind all their troubles. So they gave me charge of a team, of a process and of a client relationship too. From indexing scanned images of insurance claims related post to recovering money from at-fault third parties, my team did it all. Sadly, they also did me in… I finally turned to becoming a freelance content developer: writing about things I hadn’t heard of or seen, for clients I hadn’t ever seen (or ever would, for that matter!) at places I didn’t even know existed. After such an extensive background, can I really write? Well, in over 16 years of experience that is the only thing I’ve done. See how: • As a software developer, I WROTE computer programs and manuals • As a quality editor, I WROTE e-mails and responses • As an executive in back office processing, I WROTE manuals, desktop procedures and white papers • As a team leader, I WROTE policies, manuals, emails, white papers etc. • As a content developer, I WRITE articles, blogs, website content, product descriptions etc. So what’s common across: softWare – auditOr – data-entRy – team leaDer and writing Stuff fulltime? The answer is simple: All of them deal in WORDS…that express what needs to be done in the best way possible… less

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Work History and Feedback

  • Professional Editor - Insurance Industry Content

    Jan 2013 - May 2013
    5.00
    Anthony does a great job. I would certainly hire him again.
    $223.33 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Finance writer required for the credit card niche

    Feb 2013 - May 2013
    5.00
    Anthony's work is absolutely spot on and in fact if it wasn't visible on his profile, it would be very difficult to tell that he's not a native English speaker, such is the quality of his work. On top of that, he is proactive and reliable in his work ethic, providing more than I expect in the weekly alotted time, making suggestions when instructions are unclear and providing a level of attention to detail that is rare in this field. Thanks for your great work, and I'll definitely be offering you future work when it arises again.

    76 hours

    $14.44 / hr
    $1,102.21 earned

  • "POWER OF WORDS" article

    Jan 2013
    5.00
    Amazing. Professional. Recommend without hesitation. Will be working with him again.
    $100.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Educational Research Assistant with knowledge of APA format

    Sep 2012 - Jan 2013
    5.00
    Exceptional work! Thank you for completing tasks on time and with fidelity.

    46 hours

    $8.89 / hr
    $472.77 earned

  • Web Content Copyeditor/Copywriter

    Oct 2012
    5.00
    Anthony NF G is smart, fast, reliable, and responsive. He's very reasonably-priced, honest and does a good job. I highly recommend him for any sort of copy-editing and copy-writing whatsoever. --Maurice Ferando
    $40.00 earned
    Fixed Price

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Tests

NameScore (out of 5)Time to Complete
English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)5.001st Place!10 mins
English Spelling Test (UK Version)5.001st Place!12 mins
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)5.001st Place!12 mins
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)4.90Top 10%23 mins
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (UK Version)4.60Top 10%19 mins
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (UK Version)4.60Top 10%32 mins
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style)3.40Top 10%23 mins
UK English Basic Skills Test4.75Top 10%18 mins
Content Writing Skills Test3.90Top 10%40 mins
UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)3.00Top 20%40 mins
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)4.25Top 20%40 mins
MS Excel 2003 Test3.75Top 10%27 mins
Analytical Skills Test4.00Top 10%40 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)4.90Top 10%10 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)4.90Top 10%21 mins
U.S. Word Usage Test4.40Top 10%19 mins
Computer Aptitude Test3.70Top 30%45 mins
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test3.50Above Average40 mins
Email Etiquette Certification4.45Top 10%13 mins
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)4.25Top 30%14 mins
MS Excel 2007 Test3.25Above Average40 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test4.50Top 10%25 mins
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