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Rich Murphy

Rich Murphy

Freelance Writer & Author

United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

I believe in excellence. Writing isn't about just putting words on paper, it's about expressing ideas. Like any art, the writer has only been successful if the reader sees what he sees, hears what he hears, and feels what he feels. I am an experienced writer with over 180 books published; in addition to my 500+ page web site and 3 blogs. Let's just say, I've been writing for a while. I started writing as an engineer, writing proposals for the company I worked for. As such, my writing had to be clear, concise and answer the questions before they were asked. My writing had to convince the higher-ups in the company to spend money, make changes and believe in what I was saying. When I write, I strive for clarity, simplicity and something that will stir the reader to action. Any subject, no matter how dull it seems, has something in it that can excite; otherwise it would die from apathy. I want to find that thing which excites and express it to others. I have Five general areas in which I consider myself a strong writer. While each of them seem totally separate from each other, they form the structure of who I am, and where I've come from. 2 - Survival and Prepping - I started out as a survivalist as a teen, in the 1970s. That was the latter days of the Cold War and along with some friends, I had plans to head for the Colorado Rockies. Seeing the need, I started studying survival. I guess that just never left me. With the resurgence of interest in survival brought about in the modern prepping movement, I decided that my knowledge was needed. There is too much being written by people who don't know survival, to sell to this niche. When I write about it, it's from the viewpoint of personal experience. When I explain how to do something, it's because I've already done it. 1 - Technical subjects - I'm not talking about product reviews here, I'm talking about engineering technical subjects. As a former engineer, I can grasp technical issues, and explain them in a way that others can grasp what I am saying. Although not normally considered "technical" I must include the building trades amongst this, as I have also been a contractor. If you need "how-to" articles written on the building trades, I can almost do it in my sleep. I find that very few technical people can write well, and very few writers understand technical issues well. I guess that makes me the oddball. Maybe I'm the oddball you need. 2 - Education - I am passionate about the need to educate our children; to bring about reform in our schools; and to bring technology into the classroom. If something isn't done about our educational system, the United States will no longer be able to be world leader, we'll slide back into being a third world country. 3 - Marriage and Family - Amongst my personal writing, there is a fairly large section dealing with marriage, family issues, child raising, and maintaining a healthy marriage relationship. Of my three blogs, one is a daily posting; it is called: "Romantic Act of the Day." Need I say any more? 4 - Christianity and the Bible - Most of the books I have written are for Christians, the Church and teaching about the Bible. I hold a masters degree in Biblical Studies, and an honorary doctorate degree, awarded to me for my writing. No, I don't know it all, I'm just trying to learn it all. I won't say that I can't write about other areas, because I can. I have written a fair amount about business as well. But these four areas are my strengths. The question is, are those the strengths you need?

$44.44 /hr
127 hours
5.00
Niels Ganser

Niels Ganser

German Engineered Ruby on Rails Solutions & Reliab...

Germany - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

Hi, I'm Niels, a seasoned software engineer based in Germany mostly working on web applications of all kinds using Ruby on Rails (3 and 4), (My)SQL, mongodb, redis, HTML(5), CSS and JavaScript in an agile manner. I also set up and maintain Linux servers. Several applications that I architected, implemented and maintain are in active production use. Please see my portfolio for details. I have years of experience as a senior developer – working solo, in co-located teams as well as in distributed teams – and hold a postgraduate diploma in Management of Software Projects. My greatest prides are proactiveness, reliability and good communication Please note that I do *not* do graphic design. Not for a lack of interest, but for an unfortunate lack of artistic talent. Sorry! :)

$128.50 /hr
5,367 hours
4.91
Fernando Vaz

Fernando Vaz

Product and Project Manager for Web Applications

Brazil - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

Product Manager and Product Owner in the development of web-based applications. I have wide experience with different project management methodologies and tools. A tech generalist, I love applying technology to solve real problems, and seeing great ideas turned into beautiful products. I also have experience in managing projects with distributed teams, specifying software products and article writing. I regularly teach courses in Agile Project Management, Software Requirementes Managment and Microsoft Project.

$38.89 /hr
4,711 hours
5.00
Ovi I.

Ovi I.

Highly Experienced Developer

Austria - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 29 - Portfolio: 6

> WHO IS THIS GUY? < 27 years old passionate developer, with more than 8 years experience in web development. > WHAT CAN I GET FROM HIM? < You will always get high quality work from me if we work together, no excuses. - consultancy - coding frontend UI - developing custom backend - complete solutions based on Drupal, Wordpress or custom platform - web apps (AngularJS) - fixing bugs - performance optimization - server administration (LAMP, Amazon Web Services) - all sort of scripts (web scrapers, data analysis/conversion etc.) - other custom coding (I accept challenges!) > WHY DOES HE DO THIS? < I am passionate about what I do and I feel this is helping me learn and grasp the new trends in the web industry much faster compared to others that just 'do their job'. I take pride in what I do and don't accept compromises when it comes to high quality work. > NEED MORE INFO! < Feel free to contact me regarding any question you might have. I usually respond within 24 hours or less.

$44.44 /hr
850 hours
4.99
Aldrin L.

Aldrin L.

Architect, Backend Engineer (Scala, Java, Hadoop)

Brazil - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 1

Over the past 15 years I've worked with projects ranging from Startups to Fortune 100s. From C++ to Scala, past assignments involved: - Protocol Design in C++/Delphi - Java API Publishing - Maven Plugin Development - Distributed Systems using RESTful backends - Scala / Akka Design - Jenkins Plugins Writing On a daily basis, I spend between Systems Architecture, Build Planning, for Hadoop and Restful Backends, specially under Amazon Web Services. Oh, I'm also a Cloudera Certified Administrator and Developer. Favorite platforms include Scala, Python and General Java. See my full profile for more descriptions and feel free to browse my github and bitbucket profiles at the addresses below: http://github.com/ingenieux http://bitbucket.org/aldrinleal Favourite customers involve pragmatic teams, with contant online presence, and direct involvement with the end customer, and a problem involving legacy and the next generation Feel free to discuss our next project - I'm always looking for the next challenge!

$55.56 /hr
3,109 hours
4.83
Andrew Hessel

Andrew Hessel

wordsmith

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I'm a gifted storyteller, dedicated to helping clients tell theirs. I say this unabashedly and with complete confidence. The proof, of course, is the words. Today, finding the right words is more important than ever, and I strive to under-promise but over-deliver. The name of my company says it all: words-are-my-biz And my philosophy is simple: The right words sell. The wrong words leave sales on the table. WHO AM I? I’m a professional writer living in Portland, Oregon with a lifelong passion for the power of the written word. I’ve written everything from novels to blogs, sales collateral to web content, ad copy to letters, business proposals to sales plans and training manuals. Not to mention a few thousand papers getting my four kids through high school and college. I love what I do. WHAT IS MY BACKGROUND? I bring more than thirty years of sales and marketing business management experience to every project, and by this I’m talking about major corporations to mid-size companies and start-ups, working in fields including software, real estate, law, publishing, advertising and services. I confess to having a particular fondness for high degree-of-difficulty challenges. JUST HOW DO I DO WHAT I DO? By asking questions, listening and considering what I hear, followed by collaborative brainstorming to develop a plan we both embrace with confidence and enthusiasm. As you seek synergy within your organization, I seek it with my clients. It pays huge dividends. The common thread is in finding the way to communicate more effectively, internally and externally, with staff, customers and prospects. The common challenge is in identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and unique competitive factors confronting each client. HOW CAN YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT ME? Visit my website, home to my novels, blog and publishing company, Old Dog Publishing.

$95.00 /hr
704 hours
4.98
Michael Clements

Michael Clements

Explainers, Animation, Motion Graphics, Video, Web...

United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 14

WHY HIRE ME? Simple. Whether it's making your work look great or refining a complex message and bringing it to life in video, print, or on the web; I have the skills, experience and creativity to deliver. You get agency-honed skills combined with the talents of a trained creative director, all at freelance rates. My specialties include: • Explainer Videos (including Scripting, Storyboarding, Design and Animation) • Animation and Motion Graphics • Video Production and Editing • Graphic Design for Print, Display or Digital Media • High-end Marketing Collateral • Packaging Design and Visualization • Web Design, UX/UI, and HTML/CSS/Javascript/JQuery Coding My work is the synthesis of passion for good design, skills polished by years of industry experience and a dedicated sense of professionalism. The results are clear: projects which consistently meet my clients' needs and exceed their expectations.

$83.33 /hr
2,827 hours
4.57
Alex ST

Alex ST

20-y experience, Professional & Topnotch Services

Indonesia - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 1

My profound experience in language skill for seventeen years, particularly in English>Indonesian vv pairs, I believe will suit with any translation services. My clients come from local and international companies. In these last six months I have dealt with more than 20 international clients, which are willingly content to work again with me for future projects. My translation specialties are advertising and public relation, medical and health care, computer and softwares, business, banking and marketing, E-commerce, IT and engineering, hotel and hospitality services, tourism and lifestyle fields. I have translated various patent documents, for instance automotive and car tire control, scientific chemical products such as chemicals for high-tech textile product, medical chemistry (pharmaceuticals and medical interventions), etc. As well, I have experiences in copy writing project, promotional marketing and advertising purposes, transcription, DTP, localization, pedagogy, subtitling, voice over/dubbing. Proofreading is one of my best services. One and the main of my CAT tools is SDL Studio Trados 2011.

$38.89 /hr
113 hours
5.00
Darko Bozhinovski

Darko Bozhinovski

Developer

Macedonia - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 4

Create and learn, push boundaries in the ever-evolving web and mobile web technologies. Making something work well, while doing it in a clean and precise, standards-following manner is a must for me. I always seek a way to test my knowledge and acquire more along the way, while making a customer happy with my work. My projects so far whether done as a freelancer or part of a company, include work for various organizations ranging from NGO's to local telecommunication operators. I often use CoffeScript (and by extension JavaScript - both Node.js and Browser-based) along with the accompanying CSS and HTML. Aside from those I have professional experience with PHP and Mongo and have a basic understanding and some experience with ActionScript, Adobe Flash and Adobe Air, Google Go and GWT. My projects are mostly built on open-source technologies, and I try to contribute back to the community whenever my time or the project I am working on allows it. I also have experience with design, both print and web. However, this is more out of interest, to be able to communicate better to a designer in a team project. I don't consider myself to be primarily a designer.

$32.00 /hr
135 hours
4.77
Robert Hoisan

Robert Hoisan

Video Editor, Animator, After Effects and Premiere...

United Kingdom - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I am a Motion-graphics and visual effects artist, working in TV, film and advertising since 2002. I create Explainer Videos, Motion Graphics and Video Training Material. I am specialized in creating complex video training material for schools or technical work courses.I can create incredibly accurate training videos for industries like industrial mechanics or aviation. My 4000 + hours on Odesk with 100% positive feedback from all my clients gives you the guarantee that you will be receiving the highest quality. For long time contracts i am willing to negotiate my hourly rate. However, i do prefer fixed price contracts if the client agrees. Have a look at my portfolio for more info: rhm-design.com Let me know about your project. Thank you!

$55.56 /hr
4,434 hours
5.00