I am a professional, accurate, native English writer, specializing in travel writing. With my degree in Broadcast Communications, I write for blogs, articles, newsletters, social media, emails, travel proposals and more. A Jane of all Trades, I've written everything from training manuals to scripts to educational materials for children and adults. I can edit your materials professionally and proficiently. I enjoy writing destination articles and travel specials, as well as travel advice blogs. In addition to travel writing, I manage social media accounts for several companies, travel, restaurant and non-profit to name a few. Social Media Marketing is an important step in increasing engagement with your customers, and providing a two-way conversation that is unique in business advertising. I believe in the 80/20 rule with 80% engagement and interaction, and 20% promotional. Previously, I have developed curriculum and training for large call centers as well as facilitating training for K-12, retail, call centers and small business. I have trained one to one as well as large groups, both in person and virtually. I also have experience providing technical support to home and business users. Strong writing skills used to write step by step documentation that is comprehensive yet clear. I have call center experience providing customer support to up to executive levels.
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My goal is to work with organizations and companies to develop strong branding through competent, clear, concise, and quality marketing materials. Just as you expect seamless, coherent, effective design, I expect concise, coherent, and constructive feedback from my clients on my work. I work using provided artwork (for updates or changes) or from scratch. I do not use templates from open source websites. My hourly rate reflects my experience, skill level and work efficiency. I am highly selective on the projects and clients I work with. I also can provide stock, product and headshot/portrait photography services. I am happy to provide a quote for a flat rate project.
The combination of my education and experience is a solid foundation for a position within Instructional Design (ID). Having completed a BS and MS in Instructional Design, I have a strong foundation of ID methodology, theory, and design principles. I have over 3 years working experience within higher education as an Instructional Designer and educator, in addition to my time learning through higher education. My roles have ranged from my work with The Center for the Application of Information Technologies at Western Illinois University as an Instructional Designer meeting with faculty and building online educational systems, to teaching undergraduate students technology within the classroom, to developing online and classroom training and professional development materials for East Carolina University Office of Grants and Contracts. I also have corporate training development experience with UnitedHealthcare and Manic Media Group, INC, based in Washington D.C.. Within those two positions I managed multiple projects and assumed a lead designer role. I was tasked with implementing best practices, solid design work, and suggesting appropriate design methods while remaining innovative. Within Instructional Design, I am a multipurpose tool. I excel at front-end analysis, developing the foundation for design and development through the ADDIE model, evaluation and measurement, and overall client relations. Furthermore, as a creative individual, I also excel at storyboarding, multimedia development, photography, and various design software programs, such as the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. I have intermediate to proficient skills with most technologies used in this fiend, to include BlackBoard, Lectora, and Camtasia. Being able to design and develop instructional materials and systems with outstanding design and visual principles, and developing full working instructional design systems that are rich with analysis and instructional design theory, I feel I am a perfect candidate for this position. Furthermore, my written and verbal communication skills are superb, and allow me to navigate a variety of conversations and situations. Having been a non-traditional student, I also understand the demands and needs of online learning students from the viewpoints of the University, the Faculty, and the student alike.
Seasoned Business Analyst, Business Analysis Trainer/Mentor and Process/BPM Consultant with extensive IT/Business experience across global clients (of varied size and industries). Experience of working across many parts and cultures across the globe such as the India, U.S., U.K., Germany, Australia. Experience of training in Business Analysis and CBAP preparation across individual or small batches from the US, UK. Also have experience of training large size batches from multinational management consultancy and technology services. Proud to be Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) and happy to be ODesk endorsed as Top Rated Consultant. My objective is to continue excelling as Senior Business Analyst/Consultant while adding value to my clients during various phases of a project such as: • Extensive interaction with key stakeholders like users, senior leaders and vendor representatives. • Keeping tabs on governance/quality of organization-wide RFPs/requirements from various application domains, while functioning as the lead on requirements management process team • Active participation and contribution in stream leader meetings • Planning and actively participating in various workshops on solution concepts, scope, requirements analysis and detailed level functional requirements, gap analysis and design • BPA (Business Process Analysis) and improvement. Creation of As-Is end-to-end process maps highlighting the key processes, data(domain) models, rules and improvement opportunities • Creation of extensive documentation of requirements (new/enhancements) in the form of data and business process models, dashboard designs, use cases, user interface models (wireframes/mock-ups) or screen definitions, worksheets containing critical information like user groups and performance requirements • Assisting IT staff (including outsourced teams) in technical design, testing strategy, test case reviews/testing/QA. Creation of acceptance tests on behalf of business teams • Active participation in overall project planning, status tracking, document control, traceability and post closure activities • Extensive QA/testing and reviews of partner integration B2B transactions (data) to ensure those are per specs • Creating Message Implementation Guides (MIGs) for various interfaces including critical business processes related to Advance Shipment Notice (ASN/ 3B2) and Milestone updates (3B3)s • Designing client specific BPM Methodology based on industry best practices • Training and mentoring in the area of Business Analysis, CBAP-CCBA exam preparation, BPM/BRMS, Quality guidelines and process expertise. Successfully trained batches in the US, Canada and India • Member of Business Process and Data CoE (Centre of Excellence) team for a top tier client’s eBusiness team Professional Highlights: • Over the past 17 years , I have worked in all stages of SDLC, using different methodologies such as waterfall, agile, incremental. During all these years, I have contributed in wide variety of engagements as Business Analyst. I have in depth knowledge of BABOK framework. • I have specialized expertise in process improvement areas such as Business Process management Systems(BPMS), Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Business Rules management Systems (BRMS), EAI and B2B based integrations. • I have worked with several US, UK and Australia based MNCs (such as Motorola, Genworth Financial, Capital One, British Telecom to name a few) on various IT engagements. While building my career expertise, I have lived and worked in India, U.S., Australia, U.K. and in Germany. As part of my odesk based consulting I have worked with several diversified clients located across U.S. Canada, Australia, Sweden and Dubai. • I have wide variety of business domain experience such as end to end Supply Chain, Trading, Insurance, Risk, Telecom, Performance Monitoring, in general web based systems, and ERP processes related to Sales, Inventory, Purchase and Logistics. I have also worked in the same role with small scale businesses as well, plus I have experience creating a small b2C online business setup. • Come from very strong technical and engineering background. Primary specialties include cloud computing, SOA and web-services, J2EE, client-server, .NET • I am certified NLP Practitioner from Australia and have skills to train/coach on the same as well. • Last but not the least- I have worked with global teams in completely remote model or partly remote model successfully for almost 5 years altogether. I have managed to do so successfully with regular communication and sharing updates, using remote access tools such as VPN, skype, teamviewer, GotoMeeting, WebEx along with appropriate preparation for the meetings and presentations. And yes, of course with help of great teams I have worked with.
I have many years of experience as a corporate marketing manager for mid-sized companies and as a consultant. I provide a variety of marketing and management functions. This could be anything from working with senior management to develop and implement a strategic marketing plan, sourcing external service providers, project management, website development, content writing and collateral development, training of in-house marketing personnel. I understand the challenges faced by businesses with little or no dedicated internal marketing staff. Because I am fully conversant and hands-on with a variety of marketing tasks I am able to provide a broad range of services that typically are not found in a single provider. This saves my clients time and money and leads greater cohesiveness overall. Industrial distributors, manufacturers, business technology providers and others, value my depth of knowledge and my ability to establish or streamline marketing department processes for greater efficiencies. I have excellent project management skills which means that a project will meet your expectations in terms of quality of finished materials and delivery dates. I use data and analytics to balance the 'art' of marketing with science. My skills have been instrumental for improving returns on clients' investment of marketing dollars. I also have experience in the preparation of business plans for start-up, expansion, and immigrant investors.
Quality, Integrity, and Respect are what companies and individuals expect to recieve with their product(s). I provide all three with a decade of administrative, technical, and managerial experience. As a bonus, I am self-motivated, a life-long learner, and I have a passion to make great a product! I provide administrative, data, clerical, internet research, and writing expertise. I have a decade of experience in data entry, report writing, and process improvement. I have over five years of managerial duties covering a large operation (1000+ employees). Other skills include a range from project management, consulting, and Microsoft Office. I provide admin support from the basic, to the highly complex. I have, and do conduct simple copy/paste Excel jobs or internet research tasks. However, I also, if you review my porfolio, specialize in creating custom Excel-based programs which ultimately increase efficiency, and reduce overall costs. My experience includes work with PC, Mac, and Google versions of Excel. If you are an individual or small to medium business, I also have experience and certification in business process improvement. If you are looking for ways to minimize defects in your product(s), or eliminate inefficiencies in your daily processes, I can help produce solutions. For my services, I stress quality and communication. The bid prices I submit are fair, yet I am also flexible with clients. I believe that flexibility and communication are two crucial things for an freelancer to have. There are other freelancers out there who will bid such a small fee to get your services. I hope you are wondering what kind of service and quality you will actually be receiving! The bid prices I propose are always based upon the value of the work performed. When it comes to communication, I am open to communicating via Skype, email, text, and phone. Thank you for taking the time to read through my profile. I hope to work for you soon!
With my 15 years of experience in all aspects of appointment setting/lead generation/cold calling, I am a results driven, tenacious sales professional, demonstrating leadership skills to provide proven results in numerous fields. I have experience in managing all phases of the sales cycle, from prospecting and cold calling to closing and follow-up. If you want truly professional results on your campaign, let me handle the calls for you!
I’m a freelance Blogger-Copywriter, Social Media Specialist, Research and Data Entry Specialist. I write for several websites about cooking, about tourism and about local news. I'm also developing apps for iPhone and Android phones. I create mini-audio guides about the most beautiful towns and villages in Tuscany. I’ve been working in tourism and new technologies since 2006, when I was Content Manager for multimedia guides for visiting art cities. Then I worked as E-Commerce Manager for a leather company selling leather goods all over the world and I was in charged of customer service and webmarketing. I also worked for a famous Florentine webagency that has several websites about Tuscany, as well as a dedicated blog and forum. I used to write contents, doing SEO and being active on the forum and on the blog. I’m a motivated and dynamic person and I commit myself into work really hard. I’m also mum of a lovely boy. At the moment I’m trying really hard to get my job priced and not just appreciated.
Although I have been a member of Odesk since 2010, I have just begun to aggressively pursue opportunities in my profession as I would love the opportunity to work more freelance projects doing what I love! Over the last 11 years, as a media and event planner, I have developed a wide range of skills including customer service, prioritizing, and data management. My core competency lies in full service project management and I am seeking opportunities to managed projects and information in an administrative capacity for you or your business. I also have experience in the following areas: PhotoShop CS, CAD Software, Data entry, budgeting, and auditing. LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/latoyalewis/
Owner of E.B. Howard Consulting. I am an independent consultant that provides grant preparation and evaluation for organizations. I have 10 years of experience in the development of program resources, grant proposal development, designing evidence-based programming and activities, monitoring the implementation of those programs, evaluation, and providing feedback for continuous program improvement. As an experienced evaluator, I have extensive experience in advising and working with a variety of technical-focused projects that involve applying operational research theory and methodology; developing logic models; and projects that require applying knowledge of qualitative/quantitative analysis. I have worked with a variety of clients that include school districts (LEA), higher education institutions (HEI), community-based organizations (CBO), nonprofits, and start-up business entities. Specific services include, but are not limited to • Business plan development, • Evaluation, • Grant funding research, • Grant proposals development, • Grant reporting, • Operational efficiencies advisement, • Policy & procedure development, • Proposal review & copy editing, • RFP response development, and • Strategic planning. PLEASE NOTE: 1. Funding/Grant Applications with a final deliverable within seven (7) days will be bid at a higher rate. 2. Before accepting your project opportunity, I require a 15-minute conversation about the specifics of your project. This is a chance for both of us to ask and answer any questions we might have about your project. 3. I require a signed contract with specific deliverables and deadlines in addition to oDesk. This helps me organize my projects and priorities. 4. I rarely accept opportunities requiring less than a 48-hour turnaround. Unless it is editing or content analysis. 5. Upon request, I am happy to provide you a specific list of my funding & project experience and/or references.