Over the past 15 years I have developed a wide range of skills working as an independent contractor. I love to learn and because of that there are multiple jobs that I enjoy and excel at. Although I enjoy all of my jobs, I am most passionate about writing. I am fortunate to have a lot of experience in many areas, such as: Writing: SEO Content, Copy writer, Creative (bachelor's degree in Journalism), Mac Specialist, IT (tech support for AOL), Paralegal (legal asst. degree), Private Investigation (licensed), Researcher, Data Entry, Writing for ChaCha and Ask.com, Accounts Payable and Receivable, General Automotive Knowledge (1 year auto mechanics), and more. However, whatever it is that I am tasked to do I give my all. It is very important to me that I do the job to my employer's expectations; it makes them feel good which makes me feel good.
Egyptian Entrepreneur and Web Architect experienced in both backend & frontend development with focus on Cloud Computing & related technologies. Experienced in PHP and its frameworks, Cloud Associate certified, and BCS professional member. Bsc in Computer Science, and founder/Co-founder of Clapso web development house, NileDrive Cloud Storage Platform and Strezy Location & addressing platform.
Over the last 14 years I have produced 30 eLearning courses, authored 15,000 pages of telecommunications user manuals (print and help), and designed the information architecture for 6 telecommunications firms technical publications and learning environments including converting classroom led training into eLearning, virtual classroom, and virtual lab/simulations. I also designed and ran a 3 implementations of single sourcing authoring for user manuals and training using DITA 1.2 XML. I have also participated and designed information architectures for intranets primarily in the SharePoint 2007/2010/O365 environment. I am conversant in creating ontologies/taxonomies for metadata management and converting these into information models and operationalizing the ontology into content. For the purpose of developing 4 new information development tools, I have participated in the gathering of user requirements/task analysis, created software design mockups and use cases, and providing testing and design feedback to the developers. I also designed the information development environment for technical publications for these 4 software products. As a university lecturer in military history and politics, I have taught over 1500 students, edited at least 3,000 papers and designed 2 courses. I have taught live in the classroom, virtually (webinar) and via asynchronous LMS (TopClass, Desire2Learn, and Blackboard).
I am a Norwegian national with a degree in Linguistics and Translation (English <> Norwegian). As a translator and proofreader/editor I am experienced and knowledgeable, with an eye for details. I take pride in being efficient, hard working and professional. I am also a fast learner. I enjoy working with languages and possess good communication skills, which aids me in the accurate and proper translation of projects. My main language pair is Norwegian <> English, however I also translate FROM German, Swedish and Danish. I work in WordFast Pro, Trados Studio 2011, Across, MemoQ, XTM, and A.nnotate. I have completed projects for companies such as Duracell, Bernina, LG, Microsoft, 3MK, Neoprobe, DSC gmbh, Covidien, Mineral Plast, Rolls-Royce, GE, Zagg, and more. My main fields of expertise are Medical and Technical texts, with extensive experience in IT/Electronics and Business, and of course, general texts. Whether working in a team or by myself, I strive to make the best possible use of my strong points. I am proficient in the use of computers, having used them extensively on a hobby basis, as well as for previous work. My experience includes some maintaining and updating of a database. I am familiar with MS Office tools, and I type approximately 50 wpm. My work experiences are varied and in several of my previous jobs I have had managerial responsibilities. As such I am used to being a self-starter and getting things done.
** UK Businesses: - I offer a free consultation and free report on your business marketing strategy and / or website. No obligation. UK Based companies only. Contact me for a chat. -- I'm looking to help businesses maximise their marketing. I can edit your website so it brings in leads, SEO it, suggest online and off-line marketing actions and generally mentor you going forward. I prefer UK based businesses, any sized businesses and I offer the initial consultation free. Over ten years working with UK SME's building cost effective websites and setting up Internet Marketing. Backed up with, to quote a recent client, 'Spade Loads of business acumen'. I have worked with over 2000 website builds. From a £75 website to an API driven cart site - I can help. I have supported creative businesses, general business start-ups and matched business mentors. I enjoy contributing to growing businesses; Business Support and Marketing. All business need marketing and sales - if you have a business and require more sales or want to streamline your sales; I'm your guy. I'm experienced, have a problem solving brain, dedicated driven sales focused person with good connections nationwide. Trained in the USA by a world class corporation I scored record breaking sales results. I developed marketing company and a sales organisation in the UK to be the biggest in the country. The marketing and structure I set up was so 'wide eyed' with a 'nail on the head' offering that our products sold in the thousands and grew nationwide. Allow me to analyse your company, I will deliver suggestions and fixes to enable you to hit your targets. Then I will work with you in the background or with you as part of the team. One client he reported; 'Since working with Paul I’ve doubled my business’ ARM Services. How to start working with me: I will check your business marketing setup and advise as to the best actions. This may include SEO, Websites, Mobile Apps, Explanation videos, Google AdWords, Google AdSense, website content, free portals etc. Whatever it takes to get you more customers and keep them. I will make suggestions and discuss with you options to move forward. I'm interested in helping business increase leads and sales. Ideally integrating Internet and traditional marketing. Over the last 12 years I have delivered Internet marketing projects to business in all parts of the UK. Based in UK. Fully Internet connected. Happy with temporary, part time and as needed projects. Face to face meetings available in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Ideally I am looking for corporate businesses who have a good product and want to get the product to market or expand market share. I assist with the following tools: - Website brief for start ups. - Website Check and Report - this report is a working document that focuses on delivering leads, sales and contacts. - Marketing structure design to include database set up, design of contact process and training how to operate. - Writing of marketing emails either edited existing or new. - Consultancy on how to increase your websites performance. - Project manage SEO campaigns. - Training of sales teams, this can be completed face to face or via phone. Ask a question - glad to help.
I'm a professional software engineer (over 14 years) who has been focused on the Ruby language for the last 7 years. I have developed and maintained several enterprise-scale Sinatra and Rails applications, as well as smaller apps and tools using Ruby. Prior to that I was a Smalltalk and Java developer, working on projects ranging from small in-house tools to enterprise applications. I also have a lot of experience in SQL (MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, & SQL Server) and noSQL (Redis & MongoDB primarily). I have experience in mentoring and teaching programming seminars (TDD, OOP, Ruby, Smalltalk, Agile development). I'm a huge fan of eXtreme Programming (XP). I work well remotely, and have done so professionally since 2011.
My goal is to apply my knowledge and experience in order to create stable and functional software which is easy to use. I prefer less features over broken features. Over the last four to five years I've worked on many projects both in the web, desktop and enterprise space. Based on the requirements that we recognize I will guide you through all phases of delivering the software solution to You or your users. Besides developing the actual solution I can manage your servers, deployment, issue tracking and anything else we might need in order to meet our goal.
I have 6 years experience in web development.. Had to solve many problems and use several approaches and solutions in my projects.. I mostly work at back-end development. Currently I'm working on node.js and have developed almost every kind of back-end application and have dealt with different architectures. I've been developing things with node.js for 2 years and I love it. Previously I was programming on PHP for 3 years and some big projects, for video streamings and social media. When you're working in back-end you will need DBs.. I had to optimize some PostgreSQL and not only solutions for scaling.. for NoSQL dbs, I love Mongoose. RDBMS I prefer PostgreSQL. but have experience with MySQL, MSSQL, SQLite. I also love to develop front-end stuff and make vizualizations with d3.js and use angular.js/backbone and etc.. Always stay up to date. I've also got experience in three.js I love challanges, interesting ideas and projects to have fun.