My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usuallay apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, then that rate apply. On the other hand could other assigments require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing, since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of yours kind of recaps what service is about. Besides the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. In addition to work I've been studying sociology, psychology and computer science at academic level. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Where human language is concerned I write with good imagination, do my research and have a very good vocabulary. Where computers are concerned I like to do life easier for end users and I also focus on usability. Where both languages are involved I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if yo're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!
I am an experienced web developer and email marketer. I have been developing simply functional web applications, and in interactive online experiences for a number of years. I work with the following technologies HTML/5, Ruby on Rails, ASP .net MVC, and PHP. I am a strong email marketer with about 4 years of experience. I have worked on campaign planning and management, HTML and Responsive Email builds (coding), Data Management and List Segmentation, Landing Page builds, Custom solutions and API, and more. I have a solid experience with ExactTarget, MailChimp, Mad Mimi, and others. I can generally pick up other email marketing platforms fairly easy.
During 25 years as the principal IT "guru" and "go-to-guy" for an operations research (OR) consulting firm I have acquired unique and proven insights on the design, development and deployment of applications that are: useful (provide the user with a needed capability); useable (the capability is easy and convenient to use); and used (applications that are useful and useable will actually be used effectively). I have also acquired an extensive toolkit that is useful for fixing existing applications and, more importantly, rescuing development projects that have somehow gone awry. My intent is to leverage this experience in order to provide clients with timely, cost-effective and well-structured solutions to their IT challenges whether those are: new applications, refit of legacy applications, or the rescue of behind schedule/over cost development efforts. I'm committed to the use of appropriate tools ... for example, Cobol, C , C#, or a proprietary 3GL (e.g. Delphi) or 4GL (e.g. Focus) can all be used in appropriate circumstances as the application language. Similarly the database approach employed may be XML, relational, hierarchical, network, or OLAP. In a Windows environment Access and/or Excel may be all that is needed. In many cases, given the client environment, Lotus Domino may be the answer to web applications in lieu of ASP, Java, or .NET. My principal area of expertise is the design and development of databases including the user interfaces required to insure the application meets the "useful, useable, and used" criteria. I'm also committed to making the most effective use of the tools available, regardless of how they are selected (e.g. legacy system, client IT capabilities, requirements based etc.) and guarantee that the tools will never constrain the solution.
Throughout my career, I have maintained the highest performance standards within a diverse range of administrative functions. I have a successful track record in supporting the efforts of executive-level staff, including, CFOs, Presidents & CEO, and Chairman of the Board. I have a strong background in all aspects of office management, from scheduling meetings to coordinating travel all over the world. With excellent organizational and communication skills, an outstanding work ethic, and the ability to work well in both team-oriented and self directed environments, I am positioned to exceed your expectations.
I specialize in developing Java web applications, mainly using Spring Framework, JSF and Hibernate. I have over 7 years of experience in this field working on many big and small projects. I feel very comfortable working on complex and demanding projects while still maintaining high standards and quality as well as a bullet-proof code, despite pressing deadlines; I work right the first time, correct own errors, regularly produce accurate, thorough, professional work. I have the ability to break a situation down into smaller pieces to identify its key or underlying issues. It includes not only organizing the parts of a problem systematically and comparing all the aspects of a problem, but also figuring out cause-and-effect relationships (if...then...) that can help solve it. I am able to adapt and be open to new ideas and improvements to products and processes.
I am a DevOps who has strong skills and pragmatic experience. Also I had extensive IT background as an expert Linux sysadmin for over 12 years. My knowledge of programming languages and systems administration allows me to integrate and automate much of my work. My GitHub account: https://github.com/freeminder Linux distros: RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian Virtualization hypervizors and containers: KVM, VMware ESXi, oVirt, OpenVZ, LXC, Docker, DEIS, Kubernetes Cloud platforms and API: AWS, DigitalOcean, Softlayer, Rackspace, Linode Monitoring: Zabbix, Nagios/Icinga, Munin, Cacti, Monit Load balancers: HAProxy, Nginx Web servers: Apache, Nginx App servers: Phusion Passenger DB: MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster, PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB Mail servers: Postfix, Exim, Sendmail, Dovecot, Courier Control panels: cPanel/WHM, Parallels Plesk/Power Panel Configuration management and deployment: Chef, Capistrano Continuous Integration: Jenkins SCM: Git Scripting: Bash, Ruby, Python Frameworks: Ruby on Rails BDD: RSpec, Capybara
Over the past eight years I have developed extensive book & magazine design and print media skills through working with various organizations requiring frequent print collateral. Because I strive to exceed clients' needs with their marketing materials and demonstrate exceptional production skills, I have created a close-working and communicative working relationships with my clients. I am seeking opportunities to extend that rapport with new customers.
A professional, diligent, multi-talented writer with a proven track record in producing documentation across many industries. A native Brit with over 18 years' experience of working in IT as a Technical Author, and possessing superb Microsoft Office skills, in particular Microsoft Word: a Word user since 1993; an expert with Word 2007, 2010, and 2013; a registered Word expert on AllExperts.com; and a designer of solid, workable, professional Microsoft Word templates since 1999 - every organisation worked at has assimilated their documentation practices, recommendations and templates to my own. An ISO9001 expert, with a number of years working in Quality Assurance and in Quality Control, I am also a qualified English language teacher with first-class editing and proof-reading skills - as one client wrote on their feedback, [Russ has an...] 'Exceptional eye-to-detail...and 'Exceptional literacy skills' - you will be hard-pushed to find better. VBA code and functionality can help to improve the look-and-feel of all your documentation. Built-in naming conventions and version control can, improve accuracy, reduce editing time, and minimise user-error; and, code of this nature helps ensures consistency throughout your organisation's suite of documents - all this can be incorporated. Check out www.wordwords.net and www.1clickbookcreation.com for further information.
Experience and Background ■ I have a Masters in Spatial Analysis and have worked extensively in data analysis and visual analytics. ■ I have created interactive reports and visualizations with tools such as Tableau, ArcGIS, MapInfo, Access and more. ■ I have created databases in Access and worked extensively with SQL server, and to a lesser degree with Oracle. ■ I also have a knack for technical and creative writing. ■ I have designed several RPG's as well as a simulation game of IT Business Management. Business Intelligence and Analytics Carree Objectives ■ Drive value by providing data driven insights to businesses and stakeholders. Provide that insight via analysis and visualizations that tell a compelling story. ■ Continue to expand my repetoir of Business Intelligence, Analytical, and Statistical tools -- which currently includes Tableau, GIS, SQL Server, Alteryx, SPSS, and R (to name those I have used the most). ■ Provide analysis that changes how the company or group views their business and customer/clients. ■ All based on meticulously crafted and validated visualizations, maps, and analysis.