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Paul Walden

Paul Walden

Copywriter at plantadvertising.com

Australia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

An Australian copywriter with over 14 years’ experience, I got my first full-time agency position when renowned advertising profile Steve Trygg saw the work I was doing whilst studying at Berghs School of Communication, one of Europe’s foremost marketing academies. Steve immediately offered me employment at his B2B agency SandbergTrygg, at whose European headquarters I then worked in parallel with my copywriting studies. This was way back in 2001. Covering quite technical accounts in the telecommunications, trucking and stock-trading industries, I stayed with SandbergTrygg until relocating to Cairns in 2003. Adpower Plus, at the time North Queensland’s largest advertising agency, then employed me to service their clients – a mix of B2B and B2C companies and organisations, including Stockland Shopping Centres, Pacific Toyota, Medtel, Tourism Tropical North Queensland and Cairns Convention Centre, to name a few. Having made my mark on the Queensland market, I proceeded to go international with my own business in 2006 and have since worked for clients ranging from large corporations and organisations such as Rio Tinto, City West Water and the Maavarim Group to smaller outfits such as Zimperium Technologies, Enteract and Joolca. This has involved research, analysis, conceptualisation, copywriting and creative direction for numerous very different products. In other words: I’m equally at home advertising fast-moving products in the Western retail market as I am selling hospital equipment to African governments. Every last bit of my creative is built on solid research. Simply put, I not only come up with HOW to convey your message; I also provide the strategy required to decide WHAT to say. Since 2011, I am based out of Melbourne, where I run the strategic marketing agency Plant Advertising. And it’s only now that this piece of text is going to get truly valuable to you, because, for all that I’ve told you above, what really matters is how good my actual copy is, right? So, check out the work samples at www.plantadvertising.com or have a look in the special Dropbox folder that I’ve prepared for oDesk clients at http://bit.ly/1t95lkB Remember, whatever copywriter you end up selecting for your project, the whole point of creative is to increase sales or otherwise convince your target group of this, that or the other – and far from all copy does that. Bottom line: if you’re going to compromise on your marketing, you might as well not do it at all. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Paul Walden

$85.00 /hr
138 hours
4.98
Greg Rawlings

Greg Rawlings

CPA with Masters Degree in Business Taxation

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8

Assisting Entreprenuers on an Independent Basis in the Areas of Accounting, Finance and Taxation: Senior Tax Accountant - Price Waterhouse Los Angeles; Accounting Instructor - University of La Verne; Sole Proprietor - Greg L. Rawlings CPA; Chief Financial Officer - RWR Homes and related companies; Trustee - family trusts of undisclosed high net worth family; Valuation Consultant - FDIC structured transaction pools

$125.00 /hr
747 hours
4.99
Ivan T.

Ivan T.

Ruby / Rails Architect w/ scaling exp. 8 yrs, 12k...

Russia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

Independent full-stack developer / technical architect skilled in: * Ruby / Ruby on Rails (from edge to legacy) * Scalable, decentralized (modular) applications architecture * Databases: relational (PostgreSQL, MySQL), NoSQL (Redis, Riak, MongoDB, Neo4j), big-data-specific (Google BigQuery, Amazon Redshift) * Background jobs processing: Sidekiq, Resque, delayed_job * Message queuing: RabbitMQ (AMQP) * Client-side tech (HTML5 / CSS3 / JavaScript [native / AngularJS]) * RESTful APIs implementation, integration with any third-party APIs, data harvesting from sites which do not provide an API * Social media integration (authentication, querying, publishing): Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and more * Process: TDD/BDD with RSpec, Cucumber, Capybara, Zeus, Guard * Rails applications deploy, monitoring, maintenance: Heroku, Amazon EC2, Linode, Heroku) * Amazon Web Services infrastructure: EC2, S3, Glacier, Redshift,.. * Version control systems: svn, git (with GitFlow, GitHub Flow workflows) As a back-end technical architect / developer, I can develop scalable and stable multi-node server-side applications and also can evaluate your Ruby/Rails application and make suggestions on possible optimizations / refactoring / adopting best practices. As a team lead, I can divide, regroup, prioritize and delegate tasks to developers, consult developers on best practices, ensure high overal quality of software product. I like challenges, have solid skills of problem solving, do not require supervision to successfully perform my duties. Dependability is also one of my key strenghts (never left my work half-done / half-functioning). If my current rate fits your project's budget, contact me to discuss technical and other aspects — I'm looking forward to it.

$100.00 /hr
12,686 hours
5.00
Dragan Simonovic

Dragan Simonovic

oDesk Top Rated UX/UI designer & developer with 15...

Slovenia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 13

Help small and medium companies to build their successful online businesses utilising different platforms like Magento, WordPress and ExpressionEngine. Innovative, solutions-focused web professional with comprehensive background orchestrating the design and development of cutting-edge web sites and user experiences that strategically leverage and maximize online presence. Well-rounded business and technical savvy includes experience supporting the challenging needs of individuals as well as large corporations. Offer high-level expertise analyzing customer requirements and enabling attainment of specific growth and profit objectives. Seasoned leader and team player capable of managing and working together with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver exceptional solutions, systems, and service to clients.

$60.00 /hr
766 hours
4.95
Joanna L.

Joanna L.

Graphic Designer - Print, Layout and Web

Australia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 30

I follow briefs with great precision and I have an eye for detail. I have advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) with an ability to work on deadlines and prioritise and organise workload to deal with changing demands. I also have extreme experience and knowledge in Prepress, so my output files will be Print Ready Files if need be. Through my creative approach to projects, I help my clients and their brands meet their full potential. I continually challenge myself to deliver the simplest, most effective, efficient and creative solutions. I have acquired valuable experience in creating Print Ads, Billboards, Flyers, Business cards, Invites, Decals, Magazines, Logos, Layout, Brochure etc. I work quickly and confidently and I love what I do. I am extremely motivated, I learn quickly and I have strong analytical skills. I take a lot of pride in a job done well and set high standards for myself to ensure the work I produce is of a consistently high quality. You will find that I am an extremely fast learner and highly adaptable to the demands of a new project. I expect to hit the ground running in any new work.

$55.56 /hr
950 hours
4.91
Bogdan B.

Bogdan B.

Linux System Administrator / DevOps

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

- Linux maintenance/troubleshooting (RHEL, Centos, Debian), - Cloud hosting (Amazon EC2, AWS, S3, Digital Ocean), - Networking (dhcp, DNS:powerdns/bind/named, vpn: openvpn/pptp, firewalls: iptables/ipfw, qos, proxies), - LAMP/LNMP Stack - Mail servers (exim, postfix , antispam/ antivirus: clamav/spamassassin/amavis, courier, dovecot), - Bulk marketing (DKIM, SPF,DMARK,ADSP, high speed/inboxing, Interspire, PowerMTA), - Automation (puppet, shell scripting), - Automation Deployment (Capistrano) - Monitoring (nagios,Icinga, zabbix,Cacti,Graphite), - Magento System Performance Optimization - Wordpress Performance Optimization - Mysql Perfomance Optimization, Replication - Full Disk Encryption / Remote Unlock /PXE unlock (Luks/DiskCryptor) - Load Balancer (haproxy)

$38.89 /hr
241 hours
5.00
Dina R.

Dina R.

Communications / PR Consultant

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

Dina's expertise includes public relations, media outreach, B2B communications, news and feature writing, blogging, event management, project management, and marketing communications. She has provided communications direction to some of the world's largest and most recognizable brands including Pfizer, Olympus, and eBay, as well as fitness entrepreneurs, technology startups, medical professionals, independent marketing agencies, several US federal government agencies, global product/service companies, and nonprofit organizations. Her industry experience is concentrated in healthcare (pharmaceutical and consumer), women's health & wellness, technology, and caregiving/aging services. She is also an RYT-certified yoga instructor and a freelance writer and blogger whose work has appeared on a parenting website, in national magazines, independent websites, corporate blogs, trade publications, and a website targeted to professional women.

$55.00 /hr
2,308 hours
4.80
Merlijn B.

Merlijn B.

Freelance Translator (Dutch/English/Spanish)

Spain - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6

My name is Merlijn and I'm a Dutch native freelance translator based in Spain. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the Universiteit Utrecht and a Master's degree in Literary Translation from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. I translate from both English and Spanish into Dutch and from Dutch into English. I'm also available for correction and revision of translations or articles. As a certified translator I will always deliver quality in a timely manner. Please have a look at the feedback I've received from other clients to get some insight in what they've liked best when working with me. As for translation experience, I've done many different subtitling projects, both films, documentaries and series. I have experience in literary translations, technical texts, such as manuals, tourism and travel brochures and websites, and webpages with a variety of topics. As you can see on my profile here, I've also been working for quite a while on a huge dictionary project. Besides translating, I'm currently also active as a certified English teacher on freelance basis both at an academy and private classes.

$42.00 /hr
820 hours
5.00
Simon Vernon

Simon Vernon

Vbulletin Expert, IT Support & Web Developer

Thailand - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

A highly professional individual with over 13 years experienced who thoroughly enjoys all aspects of Information technology and technical support. I have the skills and aptitude to support and implement technology over a wide variety of platforms and can offer a wide range of services. I am the creator and owner of the one of the largest IT certification forums on the internet www.certforums.com and have over 10 years experience of working with vBulletin. I can provide installation, upgrade, template desgn and backup services for many popular scripts including vBulletin, Drupal, Wordpress, phpbb, Xenforo, Joomla and many more.

$33.33 /hr
189 hours
5.00
Jonathan Duncan

Jonathan Duncan

C#,VB,WPF,ASP,MVC,WebAPI,HTML5,Bootstrap,Javascrip...

Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

25+ years of programming, 14+ years as a job. It's not just how I make a living, it's also something I really love and enjoy doing. I develop robust desktop software, great responsive websites, optimize databases and create reports. I communicate well and feel that it is my duty to let the client know how things are progressing. I also give constructive input but respect the client's final decisions. I program desktop programs in C# and VB.Net (both WinForms and WPF) and websites as either ASP.Net, MVC 5 or single page Angular applications. I have worked heavily with MS Access and MS SQL. I have extensive experience writing reports for SQL Server Reporting Services(SSRS) and RDLC reports for web and desktop applications. Here are a few aspects of the challenging projects I have worked on so far. Added eyedropper functionality (pick a color from an image) using HTML5 Canvas and listed fonts installed on the computer to a single page SVG graphic editing web app. Created custom mouse cursor. Runs on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer. Created response Bootstrap WebAPI/Angular site to teach Latin. Created an MVC 5 demo website for travel agents to create and manage quotes. Wrote a program to play music on a low-latency and high fidelity 8 output channel professional sound card. Created an output program for industrial displays. Wrote a program that receives industrial protocol messages over TCP/IP and follows with the appropriate action. Read and nicely write INI files. Created solid user registration and product activation for desktop applications. Created graphic editor with easy user interface for complex set of symbols. Advanced document layout for specialized graphics. From a third party website, retrieve the distance between two locations for use in calculations. Load GoogleMaps map in desktop application with route between source and destination addresses. Created an ASP website to edit database. Created custom JqueryUI controls to validate and display the data in a user friendly way. Make websites with HTML5, javascript, and JQuery. Created and optimized MS SQL databases. Displayed time from events in database in the user's time zone. Optimized, rotated and created arrays of 3D data. Created fast working implementation of a query to find areas of similar data throughout millions of records for MS SQL. Made reports (SSRS) with automatic emailing to the clients. Made a RDLC report for a desktop application based on MS SQL. Implemented a full costing program in MSAccess. I also speak, read and write English, French and Spanish fluently.

$40.00 /hr
3,410 hours
4.75