An American national living in Japan, I focus on cultural awareness and international communication. My background as an ESL teacher and as an interpreter for a travel agency gave me the opportunity to work with individuals from around the world. These experiences help in writing concise, clear ESL teaching materials and practical tests with logical explanations for the answers. Now I work from home so that I can take care of my young son. I take pride in professionalism; high-quality, level-appropriate English; and attention to detail. I have a black belt in judo and am interested in textile arts. In addition to academic work, I enjoy writing about my hobbies and about Japan; not flat stereotypes, but real experiences from living in a foreign culture today.
I have over 12 years of experience in web and print design, as well as Flash animation and traditional illustration. I have worked freelance, for small startups, and in large corporate environments. I have experience in the industries of healthcare, science, entertainment, and retail web marketing. I am devoted to the best results every time while balancing perfection and the deadline. I am able to work in a wide range of styles, and in fact thrive at achieving the perfect look and feel for any given project. I am also a Certified Usability Analyst through Human Factors International.
A professional with more than 11 years of experience in software testing. Expertise in automation tools like QTP, Selenium, Load Runner, SOAP UI. Very good at database testing, web testing, mobile testing, manual and automation testing. Experienced in handling offshore teams. I have got very good experience in testing mobile apps on iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry. Expertise in functional, security, usability testing.
I’ve been using WordPress since 2005 and actively doing client work since 2012. I have recently expanded into customizing Shopify sites and themes. As an independent developer I excel at the following: * Converting your design into a WordPress or Shopify site * Making sure your site works on all devices, from smartphones to widescreen desktop monitors * Custom fields, post types and page templates * Site installations * Theme customizations * Site migrations * Backups * Sass I will communicate with you frequently. You'll never have to wonder about the status of your project. I'm intimately familiar with cPanel and DigitalOcean droplets and most shared hosting and VPS server configurations. More importantly, I'm very good at troubleshooting and understanding software platforms. If I can't take care of a task, I'll let you know right away.
I am an talented and experienced Technologist that is knowledgeable in the field of network engineering, sales engineering, physical security engineering (Alarm Systems, Access Control, and Video Surveillance), and communications. I am a very direct and trustworthy person; I will not waste your time, so I expect you will not waste mine. If you request my services, I will assume you are aware of my hourly rate; please do not request a lower rate. I enjoy the work I do and I do my best to be as efficient and as productive as I can while always putting the client's interest before my own financial gains. With that being said, I am a sole contracting firm; I run a very successful local profitable business here in Hawaii. I can provide consulting services and remote network engineering skills utilizing Amazon AWS VPC and EC2 network design on VPN, BGP, GRE utilizing VyattaOS. LAN infrastructure - Routers/Switches/Firewall, VLANS, LACP, PAgP,802.1q, RSTP, OSPF, BGP, Trunking, etc. WAN infrastructure - Point to Point DS3 (T3) and DS1 (T1) utilizing ATM and SONET Technology; DSL and cable modem Internet Backup links, Site to Site/Site to Mult-isite and Client to Site VPNs. Internet and intranet DNS - Domain Registration, Domain setup on Microsoft / Bind DNS servers, and troubleshooting DNS Related issues. - Domain delegations utilizing glue records and also setting up caching nameservers. Wireless: Mikrotik, Ubiquiti, and Motorola Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint design, installation and configuration. Wireless RF planning of indoor and outdoor wireless networks utilizing heat maps for wifi coverage. Technology: I have a great deal of experience in various ISP (Co-location, Data Center, Internet Service Providers) technologies that focuses on managed services utilizing Juniper and Cisco Firewalls, Cisco, HP and Foundry Layer 2 and Multilayer switches, Cisco and Juniper Routers, Cisco and Foundry Load Balancing utilizing Content Switching and ServerIron Technology, and IP address optimization. IPv6: I can provide IPv6 support and consulting services on the creation of business plans, business cases, migration, transition, new installations, and upgrades to your existing IPv4 network. Security Solutions: Honeywell, 2GIG, GE, ITI, Alarm.com, Total Connect, Interactive services, IP CCTV, IP Surveillance, IP Camera, Alarm System and CCTV System design (Pre and Post Sales Support). CVE-2014-0160 - OpenSSL Heartbleed patching.
I have a BS in Biology and Psychology and an MA in Clinical Psychology. Currently, I am an adjunct faculty member teaching Psychology and Sociology, respite provider for a child with autism, teaching assistant for an electrophysiology course, lab coordinator, and freelance (mostly) science writer. I also work on an autism research project I developed that is based on neuroscience and applied behavior analysis techniques. I satisfy my creative bouts with art, photography, singing, and by writing about science and psychology topics. In my spare time I maintain a website fusing science and art, www.Ms-RAZarate.com. The jobs that I decide to devote time to are always dual purpose, to support myself financially and support my personal goals, the latter being more important.
I am a professional editor and writer with over 10 years experience in newspaper, magazine, business and web content editing and writing. I have researched, written and edited articles on a wide range of themes from current affairs, arts and travel to human interest and lifestyle. I have also been a developer, writer and editor of a range of business materials, including corporate profiles, advertisements, brochures and newsletters. I am exceptionally proficient in research and copy editing with an eagle-eye for detail. My clients appreciate my ability to effectively grasp a wide range of requirements and deliver excellent results within specified deadlines.
I strive to be creative by telling stories, making something unique, and trying new things. I am versed with motion graphics, animation, compositing, and cinematography. If you need someone to think outside of the box, I am your guy. My portfolio can be found here: http://johnweedengraphics.com/ and my Demo Reel can be found here: https://vimeo.com/114848076