I have an architectural background as a chartered member of the RIBA and offer services as an architectural researcher, writer, project manager, communicator and illustrator serving architects, designers, the construction industry and others. I can also carry out construction job estimating work. I have worked as such on Elance for the last three years and have recently joined Odesk. Please see my profile on Elance here: https://www.elance.com/s/marybon/?rid=2K2Z6; My professional background is coupled with extensive international work experience, including commercial experience outside the profession. I have lived and worked in either highly urban or extremely remote locations in several countries, including the UK, Eire, Chile, Italy, France, French Polynesia and the USA. I am married and raising 2 bi-lingual children. I also offer French to English, Spanish to English and Italian to English architectural translation services. I enjoy supporting cultural heritage and environmental causes through my work. In contrast to my hardworking online time, I can be found exploring my immediate surroundings in the Aveyron region of France, sketchbook in hand.
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Owner of Natasha Drake Grants, an independent grant writing and fundraising business. I am a professionally and academically trained writer with more than six years of experience in grant programming, including development, solicitation, implementation, and evaluation. In addition to grant writing, I have a strong background in prospect research and donor stewardship. I am skilled at communicating in a variety of contexts and have worked with a diversity of nonprofits, community organizations, and government entities. My services are unique in that I am skilled at weaving emotionally compelling stories with data driven content into successful fundraising documents and presentations. Selected Successes: *Wrote more than 150 successful grant proposals totaling $6 million in funding. *Secured nearly $1 million in new or increased funding through targeted donor research and strategic grant writing. *Managed a team responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of approximately $3 million in annual donor funding. *Built a grant writing team from the ground up at a national nonprofit, managing the team's expansion from one individual into a full-time staff of three. I am a motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter with experience collaborating in remote team collaboration. Services include, but are not limited to: *Grant Writing *Proposal Development *Grant Review & Editing *Grant Training *Donor Research *Donor Development *Reporting & Evaluation *Content Development *Multimedia Presentations *Miscellaneous Writing Services
I have 10 years experience in Administration, within energy and natural gas organisations. My roles have covered data entry, front reception duties, record keeping and management, budget management, risk registers, meeting minutes and documentation, updating of manuals, project administration, sound knowledge of OH&S regulations, high level of word processing skills in Microsoft Office suite. I currently hold a Certificate IV in Business, and am embarking on my Diploma in Business Administration.
My training and administrative experience spans more than 25 years, a variety of different industries and both private and public sector. I have a firm grounding in administration and finance. During my lengthy career, I have developed a broad range of writing, editing, proofreading and other administrative skills that I now offer to clients via Elance. I offer Proof reading and editing Report writing Article writing Transcribing Research Creation of training and development plans Training manuals Design of training materials, quick guides, flow charts and games that engage interest and promote participation General Administration Having previously worked for 10 years in the pre-schoolchild care market I can also provide planning and developing educational activities and games for young children.
My objective is to find a position where I can highlight my skills and experience I am efficient and able to meet any task head on. I enjoy working and using my skills effectively. I have just earned my Associates degree and I am working toward my Bachelors degree in Business Management and Economics.
In spite of my young age I am a motivated writer in the fields of politics, behavioral aspects of our today's society, history, philosophy, languages, journalism, creative writing and fiction. Until now I have lived in six countries for several years including Switzerland, Ecuador, Austria, Venezuela, Colombia and, finally, Kenya. After living in these countries experiencing a diversity of clashing cultures and seeing society and corrupt governments at their worst, I have long before decided that I no longer want to be a silent witness, but shout out and tell the world about current situations in countries they do not know of. Furthermore, I also intend to oppose all stereotypes generated throughout the years, and prove that they mostly happen to be invalid. Although I am not a native English speaker, I am fluent in writing as well as speaking this beauteous language. Other than that I fluently speak (and write) German, Spanish and I am currently learning French, too. As a result of my rather eventful and internationally oriented past, I am able to analyze and criticize certain topics or events of the afore mentioned fields without any difficulties, given the fact that my stance is based on my global experience. Up until now I have been chief editor and journalist of a school newspaper in Kenya, and translator of a few official school documents, additionally I have participated in a writing-workshop, which later on was published in a book.
As an experienced administrative support professional, it is my utmost goal to produce quality work. Organized and always adept, I am able to complete requests in a timely manner. I have extended experience in customer service, content writing, blogging, event planning, data entry and research. I am also knowledgeable in computer technology, social media, and web development. I am flexible in negotiating rates and always meet requirements.
A graduate of BS Physics for Teachers, a Department of Science and Technology Scholar and a Registered Teacher in the Philippines. I'm currently working as a public school teacher, teaching Grade 7 Integrated Science for regular students and Grade 7 Technical Writing for the Special Science Class. In our school, we are promoting active learning through the help of technology, such as computers and projectors. We are doing PowerPoint presentations for our lesson everyday. I also have a part time job in a private company. I am working there as a Human Resources Assistant. My job basically includes email and text blast, filing of 201, conducting initial interviews and orientation, and handling minor employee-related concerns. Usually, this part time job is from January to June only (summer season). My hobbies include writing, picture and video editing (simple), browsing the net and reading. I love Publisher and Excel, but I am also knowledgeable in Word and PowerPoint.
I'm a professional multi-media journalist who can write, edit, research, produce, and design high-quality content on almost any topic and for any medium. From creating blog and social media posts to complete marketing communications plans, I have worked with clients including university programs, acupuncturists, chefs, commercial painters, e-commerce sites, news sites and forums, and more. I do not compromise my high ethical standards. Sorry, but I do not accept jobs that involve "ghostwriting" without credit, "spinning" and stealing others' copyrighted work, or other shady practices. What you get with me is a passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented, mass communications expert. What you do not get is someone who will rush the job or be a mindless "yes man" -- if I accept a job then I am committing to give you my best work effort, and that includes sometimes offering suggestions or advice -- getting you the final product you NEED, not just the one you think you want. I generally do not do Skype interviews or meetings for any projects paying less than $1,000. I am happy to answer any questions through ODesk or email, and I am happy to do a trial period for any ongoing positions. Sorry, but the reason I choose to do online freelancing is to make my own schedule and work in my pajamas; if you can't deal with that then best of luck finding someone who is a better fit for you.