I am a 29 year old Energy Engineer, from France. I have two Master's diplomas in Engineering, including a successful semester spent abroad in Australia. My work experience ranges from R&D Photovoltaic Engineering in Germany, to consulting for NGOs throughout the world, as well as extensive volunteering. Most of my work has been conducted in English, and a lot of it involved communication mixing both French and English. I am a self-taught person with interests in diverse subjects, such as sailing voyages, permaculture, cooking, diving, and developing my electric bike. I developed a strong command of both French and English through years of reading, learning, and living abroad. Additionally, I have studied English/French translation as a compulsory element of my graduate education. For these reasons, I sometimes offer my services as a translator or content-writer. As a professional engineer and consultant, I always make sure that my clients are getting above and beyond what they expect within the allotted time frame. I am currently developing a community-based project involving the reuse of LiCo batteries. Thus, working online is a perfect opportunity for me to be able to acquire enough capital to kickstart my new venture.
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Writing has always been my passion; somehow, I've been lucky enough to find a way to fold it into my work. My ability to speak in the voice of the audience, as well as the voice of the brand, has led to success in grant writing, social media marketing and content planning. After an inspiring volunteer experience, I started working for a progressive nonprofit that both accepted, and fostered my desire for an entrepreneurial approach to nonprofit management. I bring almost a decade of experience, enthusiasm, and passion for the world of nonprofit. My projects range from short-term to long-term, and I am also a skilled strategy consultant. My motto has always been "nonprofit at heart, entrepreneurial in spirit." My own personal mission is to leave an organization in better shape than I found it. So far, so good! Specialties: 1) Grant Research, Writing & Reporting: - Research and build prospect database - Draft letter's of inquiry (LOI's) - Prepare grant proposals (RFP's) 2) Program build-out: - Narrative drafting - Outcome analysis and development - Volunteer recruitment & management 3) Fundraising & Development: - Strategic plan development - Craft and prepare fundraising strategy - Corporate Sponsorship/CSR program development - Third-party event management - Marketing and public relations 4) Website Development: - Content planning - Site design (via enduser-friendly Wix) 5) Accounting & Bookkeeping: - Budget planning: operating & programmatic - General Bookkeeping: QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Online 6) Resume & Cover Letter Writing - Having maintained leadership roles in high-level positions, I am also skilled resume and cover letter writing. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! I put the mission of the organization first and foremost,which makes me flexible and efficient.
I am the go-to guy for employers in need of high quality health care information. My work has been published by companies that help them sell their products and services. My accomplishments and functions include the publication of medical articles and medical research; preparation of lectures with slide presentations; performing statistical analyses; formulation of USMLE questions based on NBME standards; and on-line medical consultations. Client satisfaction is my goal and I guarantee exceptional work. No remunerations will be accepted from unsatisfied employers.
My 20+ year career in communicating ideas has come full circle on the Web. I am a trained Journalist, Filmmaker, and former Fulbright Scholar who can work with you on a variety of writing, marketing, crowdfunding, and media needs. Special knowledge in film history, film criticism, and the arts. An American English native speaker, I also have a background teaching English as a second language.
German native speaker. Speaking and writing English on a daily basis in my main profession as a booking agent and tour manager for more than 15 years. Substantial translation experience in the context of my main job, especially translating artist biographies, press releases, official funding applications, technical and hospitality riders, tour/show itineraries etc. Worked, travelled and lived in Canada, UK and Australia for several years. And last but not least...married to a native English speaker.
I am a full-time UK-based arts professional with 18 months' experience working in the visual arts. I have completed numerous projects in this time covering film, animation, sculpture and installation, drawing and painting, sound, performance and outdoor arts. My academic background is in biological sciences and environmental physics. In the past 18 months, I have undertaken three international arts residencies, have had two UK-based solo exhibitions (one supported by Arts Council England) and participated in several international group exhibitions. My work is held in private collections in Australia, Canada, Iceland, Germany, the Republic of Ireland and throughout the UK. I have been published internationally and have presented work at conferences both in the UK and internationally. I have six years of project management experience in addition to my visual arts background. This experience includes fundraising, grant applications, writing publicity materials, creating content for web and print, graphic design, creating copy, organizing conferences and workshops, and managing events.
** For grant writing, I charge $50/hour, plus 5% commission on successful grants, OR $100/hour with no commission. ** "Des, Your articles are very well written and I really look forward to growing our operation into something bigger so I can better compensate you in the future." -Current oDesk Client "We could not have landed that last Capital grant without you. Now our kids will have a new science center with your help to get over this final 'hump' and finish out our campaign with a bang!" -2011 Non-Profit Client (I wrote several grants for them) "Desiree- GREAT job on the article! You really know what you're doing. Thanks for all your hard work!" -Recent oDesk Client "Thanks for your help in editing my eBook. Your ideas really helped to bring everything together. It was great working with you and I'll let you know when I'm done with the next book." -Recent oDesk Client I am down-to-earth and easy to work with. I have the ability to manipulate words in creative, technical, and professional formats. I am intelligent and extremely internet savvy. Even if you just need a little help editing, I'm your girl. YOU tell me what you need and I can do it! A little more... I have successfully worked as a high-level non-profit executive for 13 years with professional writing, grant writing, fundraising, marketing, and sales experience. After being encouraged by many to write professionally, I recently left the executive world and moved west to finish writing my book in Oregon and take a less-stressful fundraising position at a private school. Now I have extra time to contract my writing, marketing, and consulting talents to companies looking for a little extra help. Please find more details in my SKILLS section and please let me know if you have any questions.
I am seeking challenging and rewarding opportunities to apply and extend my business analysis & management skills and experience, either thru a consulting assignment or an attractive long-term commitment. I have proven and varied business consulting, writing and management skills, education and experience gained in my 25 yr. Military / Civilian DoD engineering and acquisition management career + my subsequent real estate development and business consulting activities. I'm a service-disabled military Veteran (USAF) with a BS and MS in Engineering (Astronautical), an MBA and an active real estate license in FL. I also have senior management experience with Non-Profits and am currently the Executive Director of the Surf and Song Foundation in SW Florida. I have extensive and proven Business Plan, Proposal and Grant development skills that include ALL aspects of the document, including not only the extensive topic-specific research and full text writing but also doing all the financial and investment planning via complex EXCEL file I’ve built for this purpose (full 3 or 5 year Pro Forma development, P & L profile generation, cash flows, Balance sheet, etc.), market & competitive analyses, marketing strategies, User demographic evaluation, , sales analyses, etc. I've developed Business Plans / Proposals for my OWN projects as well as for many prior DoD & commercial customers in my past positions. I am an EXPERT with MS Office tools (EXCEL, WORD & POWERPOINT), Quicken & Quickbooks, and automated Decision Support processes and tools (AHP / Expert Choice). I can travel for extended on-site needs. See my resume for more details. I am a "Certified oDesk Contractor".
I am an experienced and reliable writer and copy editor with a strong track record of work across a range of platforms. I pride myself on providing a high standard of service and delivering work that is clear, direct and easy to comprehend. I also have significant experience of producing grant and business proposals, securing upwards of £2,000,000 in external funding for a range of statutory and non-statutory bodies in the United Kingdom. My background covers academic journal writing and editing, as well as creative original content focusing on sports journalism and healthcare commentary. The majority of my grant writing expertise has focused around the commissioning of services for vulnerable and marginalised groups. I have also written white papers for a range of start-ups and established companies. I guarantee that I will only add my name to work that is of the highest standard. I will ask questions where I am unsure, provide revisions where requested and only consider the job completed when the client is happy with the end product.
I am a passionate entrepreneur with an MBA in general business. My strengths lie in business creation, development, marketing, and support. I am interested in all phases and aspects of the business process and am fast-paced and highly productive.