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Erinelise - Freelance Creative Writing & Transcription
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Erin is the mother of twin girls and two boys, is an at-home mom and a student majoring in geology. She loves dogs and has two papillons, a rat and fox terrier. Erin lives near Sacramento and is a fourth generation Californian. Some of Erin's passions are geology, writing, photography, and genealogy, and she loves traveling, being in nature for camping, hiking, rock collecting and more.
Carmichael, California, United States

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Marybeth Bilardo - Freelance Photo Editing & Cartooning
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Objective: Hard working, deadline driven indivdual, seeking a graphic design/ medical illustrating job that will keep me on my toes. Work Experience: Intern at Cleveland Magazine August 2011 to Oct 2011 Emeritus at Brookside Estates, Middleberg Hts, Ohio July 2010 to Present ? Take care of residents in a lock down unit/memory care ? Assist them with normal daily routines ? Make them comfortable as possible during their “end of life care” Falling Water Healthcare, Strongsville, Oh January 2010 to July 2010 Take care of the daily needs of the residents Marco’s Pizza, Strongsville, Oh July 2007 to January 2010 Produce pizza for our clients and serve them with great customer service Education: Virginia Marti College of Art and Design Oct 2008 to Sept 2011 Associate Degree of Applied Business in Graphic Design Strongsville High School, Strongsville, Oh March 2007 to June 2008 Elida High School, Elida, Oh August 2004 to March 2007 Design Skills: Software Skills: Corperate Identity Adobe Photoshop Web Design Adobe Illustrator Page Layout Adobe InDesign Color Theory Illustration Anatomy and Figure Drawing
Strongsville, Ohio, United States
Debra Kovacs - Freelance Graphic Design & Ad Design
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Seasoned graphic designer with a diverse background in design for printed materials, websites and exhibits. Capability of understanding client needs and developing concepts that make sense, resulting in industry specific high-profile visibility. Ability to work with clients to achieve a mix of visual beauty and specific direction targeted to their individual needs. Detail oriented, organized and deadline driven. Complete project supervision from concept to completion. Specialties include corporate identity (logos/branding), annual reports, websites, magazine design, advertisements, brochures, newsletters, trade show/exhibits, collateral materials, event publications and premiums. Industry specialties: healthcare, not-for-profit, small business, industrial, financial, fashion, software, publishing. Sole proprietorships to large corporations.
Englishtown, New Jersey, United States
Sarah Scutt - Freelance Portrait Art & Creative Writing
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I am a writer of the creative sorts, bringing bits of my brain to the page. This has included short stories, poetry, screenplays and songs, and opinionated articles. I also love to put people on paper. There is something old fashioned and quaint about a person's face that has been meticulously scratched out with a pencil. Some of my creative writing work can be found at http://dreams-n-things.blogspot.com/.
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Douglas Lathrop - Freelance Quality Assurance & Software Testing
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DOUGLAS LATHROP, JR. 4 Tower Drive Cell (513) 969-5481 lathropd@bellsouth.net Newport, KY 41071 CAREER SUMMARY Quality Assurance Manager / Engineer: Directed and Managed multimillion dollar national and international quality projects and teams involving various industries for Kroger Co, Ascendum, Humana Inc., DST Health Solutions, Insuresoft/Applied Systems Inc., BellSouth, State of Alabama (DHR), and United States Air Force. EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW Leadership: Set vision and path for large, complex, and parallel projects, using detailed and complex methodologies, and rigorous QA processes. Worked with diverse and dynamic teams (telecommuters, overseas staff, vendors, and system integrators) to provide mentoring, motivation, and training under tight budgets and tough schedules. Management: All phases of SDLC - waterfall and iterative methodologies; quality management practices; all phases and types of testing; strategic planning & measurement; requirements management; program/project management; budget management; effort and schedule estimating; testing environment management & tool implementations. Accountable for staff HR responsibilities: performance management, salary/bonus planning, & recruiting. Technical: Breadth and depth of technologies include mainframe, client server, n-tier – web and proprietary client, Oracle EAP, TIBCO MDM, web services (Web Methods), ETL and point to point interfaces, intranet and extranet, single sign on, secure login, real-time & batch, and automated testing. Methodologies, Standards, and Tools: Lotus Notes, MS Outlook, Clarity, MS Project, Project Server, Rational Robot, WinRunner, Quality Center, QTP, TestTrack, Clarify, Jira, McCabe IQ, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, VBScript, CA-Service Desk, SharePoint, MSF, CMM/CMMI, ITIL, Waterfall, Agile, TQM, software metrics. TRAINING • Entry, Mid and Advanced Level Air Force Leadership & Management Courses • Certified Program Manager - Air Force Level 1 Acquisition • Certified DMR Project Manager – “Project Management in a Consulting World” • Clarity – Project Manager & Resource Manager • Certified McCabe IQ Engineer • Total Quality Training - Strategic Planning, Goals, Metrics, Process Analysis • Value Management Training – Benefits Realization (Information Paradox) • Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, Microsoft Solution Framework, MS Project Server • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People • ITIL Implementation Overview • CMM/CMMI Assessment Training • SharePoint 2007 Computer Based Training • Online Trading Academy Mastermind/XLT EXPERIENCE July 2013- CARDOU LLC Newport KY Present Managing Partner • Create company for the purpose of trading currencies, equities, futures, and commodities. • Spent 1.5 years in training on trading concepts and platform tools • Prepared paperwork needed to establish trading accounts with 4 different firms and 6 different platforms. February 2010- Kroger Co. Cincinnati, OH July, 2013 Senior QA Lead • Led 4 major QA programs and projects - Rules Based Pricing, Targeted Coupons, Gift Registry, and Master Data Management & Product Lifecycle Management. o Master Data Management: Retail item information management system o Gift Registry: Online event registry and management system o Targeted Coupons: Retail coupon & discount management system o Rules Based Pricing: Retail price management system • Team sizes varied from 3 to 35 testers and values of $3M to $150M • Practiced risk based testing approach – team agreement on level of acceptable risk • Planned & scheduled deliverable compilation tasks – risk analysis, test scenario list, estimates, test plan, test case writing schedule, test case entry, test execution schedule, test results, test data acquisition plan, and traceability matrix • Conducted impact analysis and risk analysis for regression test planning. • Provided effort and duration estimates for all projects and types/phases of testing (System, System Integration, SOA, Performance, Automated, Disaster Recovery, Security, E2E, UAT, regression and data conversion testing). • Built QA project schedules to manage & track QA testing phase and task progress • Wrote and implemented Test Plans for each project - all phase and types of testing • Planned & managed system integration testing- some releases had up to 35 interfaces • Worked with project teams & users to plan and conduct full end to end testing • Coordinated with business/data analysts and end users to provide UAT support • Setup & managed Automated Testing approaches - cut costs and helped contain risks • Worked with teams to build QA processes specific to each program/project • Helped BAs assure high quality requirements and functional design documentation • Helped recruit, train and onboard new QA testers and leads • Spearheaded root cause analysis for high and critical defects – defect prevention • Participated with development teams in Agile Sprint Recap and Planning activities • Daily, Weekly, and Monthly status, issue, risk, and metric reporting • Member of release management team -coordinated code deploys for all environments o Managed concurrent testing for 2 releases and 3 phases of test execution o Accountable for 4 different testing environments that support ongoing release development activities and a production break-fix environment. • Helped teams implement Change Management process – manage change impact o Member of change control board responsible for providing QA impact analysis - responsible for adjusting plans, staying on schedule, within budget • Led daily defect triage meetings – Effectively evaluated and prioritize defect fixes • Conducted team meetings, project QA kick off meetings, & project status meetings • Wrote standard QA engagement language for master service agreements and statements of work. Helped negotiate statement of work language with each vendor. • Responsible for developing, implementing, and enforcing Program QA Governance. • Implemented a virtual QA support team - included business analysts, data modelers and profilers, interface support people, data analysts, and legacy application analysts. • Mixed waterfall and Agile development and delivery model. • Member of program process improvement team - responsible for improving release over release delivery as well as defect root cause analysis to help defect prevention August 2006 – Humana Inc. Louisville, KY October 2008 QA & Testing Program Manager • Led team of 24 responsible for developing & maintaining quality tools, reporting, metrics development, project management, and process management. • Assembled team that pioneered SharePoint technology usage within organization. o Created Quality and Release Management Portal to provide information related to enterprise software quality practices and release management tools. o Developed Master Release Calendar – provides enterprise view of release dates for 300+ applications via combined SharePoint and .NET architecture. • Directed team responsible for requirements, hardware environment design, load testing, training, conversion, and UAT for custom web based testing tool. • Managed development of Quality Management Reporting System – converted 50 Excel reports and charts to SQL Server based system accessed via web interface. • Responsible for enhancement and maintenance of existing Lotus Notes based testing management system. Supports 2000 users, library of 300,000 test cases. o Developed data warehouse to mesh legacy Lotus Notes DB with SQL DB • Conceived & developed quality metrics program - created metric development framework, metric profile & library concepts to facilitate successful metric adoption. • Spearheaded Change Management process and DB for tracking organization, training, documentation, work aid, process map, report, metric profile changes. • Participant on ITIL Release Management & Problem Management initiative teams. o Release management process re-designed to improve speed to market, enhance quality, and assure project benefit realization. • Developed effectiveness metrics for process changes to assure process adoption. • Program Manager for Medicare User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Program under Humana Testing Management Organization (TMO). • Built program from ground up while still delivering projects to production. • Transitioned Medicare business organization from chaotic/fragmented approach to UAT and project acceptance to alignment with all other lines of business. o Change involved process, culture, leadership, and organizational initiatives that impacted 30 individual teams. • Worked with several teams to introduce automated testing to their testing practice – cut 100’s of man hours from their regression testing activities. • Co-Led team that conceived, developed, and delivered data copy tool - cut hundreds of hours from test data creation process, increased quality of production products. • Conceived and wrote requirements for initiative to refine test data refresh process to selectively copy production data-reduced time and effort needed for this activity. • Quality Manager for user acceptance testing of IT Portfolio Management tool (Clarity) – rapid deployment for 1000 users with zero major defects. May 2005 – DST Health Solutions Birmingham, AL August 2006 QA/Design Manager • Directed Design team that consisted of 11 designers performing in various roles; Designer, Architect, Developer, QA Analyst. Responsible for requirements gathering, solution creation, technical design delivery, test planning. • Managed software design work for mainframe COBOL/DB2 PowerMHS HMO s/w. • Refined Architecture, Design, and Module Testing portion of SDLC processes – Cut design and testing effort by 20% while cutting defects by 35% • Implemented automated test management tool (Test Director) to document requirement traceability and provide SDLC team approach to test planning. • Maintained and improved work estimation algorithms. Created templates that allowed accurate custom estimates based on client type and release criteria. • Primary interface for software modification proposals, estimates, and sales support. • Accountable for progress, status reporting, risk identification, & issue escalation for continuous pipeline of 10-15 simultaneous and distinct projects at a time. • Created a repeatable process for data conversion design projects to support custom release upgrades, respond to government mandates, and fix data corruption problems. • Team designed 3rd party product interfaces using custom Application Programming Interfaces and XML technology – allowed quick expansion of product functionality. • Managed 100 person budget - revenue of $8m and expenses of $6m. • Responsible for weekly expense, revenue, & capacity forecast updates & projections. • Maintained release content forecasts – used information to manage resource leveling. • Performed root cause analysis for design defects, poor estimates, & quality problems. • Led effort to prepare for CMMI Level II – created/executed level III action plan. May 2003 – Insuresoft LLC (formerly Applied Systems Inc.) Northport, AL April 2005 Development/QA Manager • Directed and managed development activity for Diamond Policy Management System for Auto and Life Insurance Carriers. • Managed 28 person staff, five distinct teams; Production Support, Quality Assurance, Special Projects, Database Development, & Account Implementation. • Responsible for automated testing (Rational & Mercury); software metrics; quality management tool evaluations, selection, and implementation • Managed VB6 to .NET code conversion, N-tier development, custom development, database design/architecture, multi office coordination, data conversions. • Implemented Architecture team, matrix staffing model, & spiral development model. • Created and presented product vision to staff and various client executives, implemented resource management tool, PM practices, defect management teams. • Justified acquisition and implementation of McCabe IQ quality measurement tool. o Created product offering from tool’s capabilities resulted in major sale. o Presented strategy of use to clients – enhanced client “good will”. • Leader of software process re-engineering efforts; source code management, version control, build management, testing prioritization, development process integration. September 2001- Competent Staffing Resources, Inc.: Client - BellSouth Birmingham, AL April 2003 Program Manager/Senior QA Consultant • Integrated Testing & Analysis System (INTAS) implementation consists of several hundred mid-range servers housed in Data Centers and tens of thousands of clients. • Managed development and implementation projects for INTAS application. • Led response to best practices audit – Presented successful out brief to executives. • Responsible for QA standards; disaster recovery, defect and code management. • Led design, testing, installation, and implementation team during $2m h/w upgrade. • Wrote Quality Assurance plan-standards compliance & minimized defects resulted. • Performed impact analysis of vendor application upgrades and BellSouth IT infrastructure modifications to determine timing of system upgrades. • Managed capital investment and expense budgets totaling more than $3.5m. • Maintained relationship with enterprise development teams to oversee migration and integration with other applications. All milestones ahead of schedule, under budget! • Managed relationship between project team, five vendors, IT infrastructure organization and company wide customer base. April 2000- Comforce, Inc.: Client – BellSouth, Accenture Birmingham, AL August 2001 QA Program Manager/Senior Consultant • Managed many diverse system development projects - Demonstrating risk, issue, action item, deliverable, budget, vendor, client, project, communication, jeopardy, quality and cost/schedule management skills. • Employed BellSouth SAMR2 & Accenture Method/1 system development methods. • Developed Quality Assurance plans for all projects and facilitated compliance. • Managed human resource, capital equipment, and expense budgets totaling $2.9m. • Contributed strong CMM knowledge and experience to CMM Level II certification. • Produced high quality IT development life-cycle cost and schedule proposals. July 1999- DMR Consulting Group, Inc.: Client - State of Alabama, DHR Montgomery, AL March 2000 Technology Assessment Manager • Managed technology assessment for purchasing & supply chain management project. • Participated in an integrated consultant and customer team responsible for performing technology, process, organization, and culture analysis. • Prepared and delivered technology architecture schematics, product and vendor evaluations for short-term/long-term technology improvements to DHR Executives. • Performed QC duties for internal and external deliverables at engagement gates. • Expertly prepared and delivered engagement progress presentations and deliverables. • Identified previously unknown technical and functional capabilities to management - demonstrated how current environment could be improved using existing resources. • Wrote proposal to develop and implement Procurement S/W Acquisition program. • Hand-selected as Project Management Career Path Manager - Developed training plans, mentoring guidelines and Project Management career counseling program. November 1997- DMR Consulting Group, Inc.: Client - BellSouth/Andersen Birmingham, AL June 1999 Team Lead/Senior Project Manager • Contributed to two Strategic Plans for Year 2000 testing and led creation and tasking of Y2K Environment Team. Largest project awarded to business unit, $10 million. • Mapped complete and detailed Y2K testing process - used as risk assessment tool. • Provided direct support to top-level Program Manager and Business Unit Director. • Spearheaded McCabe V2000 (Application Testing Specialty Tool) justification, acquisition, training, setup, configuration, technical support, tool upgrades. • Managed team of six McCabe specialists - developed task plans, processes, deliverables, project schedules, and custom tools. July 1993- USAF, Software Design Center Montgomery, AL October 1997 Chief, Implementations & Development & Superintendent, Operations Support • Responsible for Air Force Space Command Defense Messaging System (DMS) • Supervised and led eight hardware and software site survey and installation teams. • Participated in negotiation of four major contracts totaling - $21m. • Developed model to predict required equipment quantities for over 300 sites. • Led teams that performed six site equipment installation surveys in two months. • Presented DMS briefings to senior leaders throughout Air Force and DOD. • Resource advisor for team of seventy - Increased moral and quality of deliverables. • Managed development, maintenance life-cycle and technical support activities for sixty developers impacting 195 sites, 14500 users and $4.2m annual budget. • Directed sustainment program for 2,000 COBOL programs - 1.8m lines of code. • Participated in Level II and III CMM assessment of software development processes. • Contract Quality Assurance Evaluator responsible for $18m in development tasks. EDUCATION • 1991 - Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, AL A.A.S, Information Systems Technology • 1989 - Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, AL A.A.S., Computer Science Technology ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • Retired from the U.S. Air Force with rank of Senior Master Sergeant (E-8). • Top Secret Clearance while in U.S. Air Force. • Owned Stop-A-Minute convenience stoar • Started and operated Automation and Information Technologies Consulting • Started and Operated CarDou LLC Trading company • Senior, Wright State University, B.S., Computer Science (210 qtr hours)
Newport, Kentucky, United States
Dakota Ritter - Freelance Songwriting & Singing
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5.0
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$20
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I'm a former six round American Idol contestant with a constant following on twitter, who makes my living in music writing and performing. I write all my own music and many peoples as well, and I've worked with some good friends in the music business with co-writing and tips and learning such as my good buddy Hunter Hayes. I would love to write lyrics and song write and hear play your next big hit and, or next EP/album. with a very reasonable pay rate and going rate this couldn't be a better idea!
Austin, Texas, United States
Chris Crossley - Freelance Book Design & Page Design
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Hi I have had 30 years experience within the printing field, mainly involved with 4 colour prepress. proficient in Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator. The job i am doing at the moment is as a typsetter, helping to create ebooks. While doing this job, i have also subcontracted out my services as a designer for tshirt screenprinting. All i do everyday .. is create
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
TommyLuv - Freelance Digital Art & Poster Design
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3.5
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$6
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I'm an artist that has many fields, and would love to hone my skills. I have been drawing since I was 8, and I still continue with my passion. Most of my themes are from retro sci fi-to modern geek culture. I am passionant and I very much love what I do.
Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Angela Oneal - Freelance Fashion Photography & Photo Editing
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ANGELA M. O’NEAL Tempe, AZ 85282 SEEKING A POSITION RELATED TO PHOTOGRAPHY OR VISUAL MEDIA UTILIZING MY EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS; • Photography (Creative, Technical, Production and Editing) • Graphic Design • Print Production/Quality Control • Customer Service • Studio Management SOFTWARE and EQUIPMENT Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Canon and Nikon Cameras EXPERIENCE 2005 - Current SAKIphotography - AZ and NYC • Freelance Photography / Self Employment Producer of and Photographer for photoshoots consisting mostly of Entertainers Headshots, Bands and DJ’s Promotions, Fashion, and Product. Have recently had photos published in the books “How To Beat Up Anybody” by Judah Friedlander and “FULLBLEED: New York Skateboard Photography”. 2002 - 2005 NEXT studio - Tempe, AZ • Studio Manager and Assistant Photographer for Eric Crown Handled all aspects of in studio pre and post production of photoshoots including booking models, setting up lighting and maintaining digital gear, photo assisting and shooting, post production editing, re touching, printing, and displaying of images in the Scottsdale nightclub NEXT. Also managed the HTML and content of the studio website. 1998 - 2000 Comedy Cellar and Olive Tree Cafe - NYC • In House Photographer Photographed live shows, events, and projects produced by the club for display in the club and in promotional media. • Hostess and Waitress Greet and accomidate guests in a very busy, fast paced, hi energy cafe and comedy club with a confident and cheerful attitude. Responsibilities included taking and serving food and beverage orders. Processing money and credit. Maintaining a clean and safe environment for staff and guests. 1997 - 1998 CLICKS One Hour Photo and Copy - NYC • Sales Associate and Press Production Established efficient communication with co-workers and customers to ensure a clear understanding of what needed to be achieved in the coordinating and preparation of projects for printing, including electronic file conversion, document scanning and enhancement, from start to delivery while maintaining consistent print quality control. EDUCATION 1992 - 1995 • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design - Milwaukee, WI • Major - Photography 1986 - 1990 • Menomonee Falls High School - Menomonee Falls, WI REFERENCES • ERIC CROWN Co-founder and former CEO of Insight Enterprises, Inc. Tempe, AZ • ARDEN CIERECH Managment at Comedy Cellar/Olive Tree Cafe NYC • JUDAH FRIEDLANDER Comedian/ Actor/ World Champion LA/ NYC • PHIL PROVENCIO General Manager at Carolines Comedy Club NYC
Scottsdale, AZ, Arizona, United States
Claire Mcgee - Freelance Animation & Digital Art
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$20
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Professional summary Before college i lived in Brazil worked as a translator for an oil company ( english, Portuguese). This job required interpersonal skills, flexibility and a lot of hard work. Studied classical oil painting for one year at Belas Artes in Lima Peru. I then returned to Canada and enrolled in the Traditional animation program and completed the three year course. Directly after school i started working at mercury filmworks as a layout artist for a disney tv series. Core qualifications • layout • prop • character design • illustration • concept • computer proficient, well grounded in photoshop • quick learner • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with senior artists • open to new art development strategies • eager to learn different medias Experience Translator 01/2005 -01/ 2006 petrobras worked in rio de janeiro translating conferences. Waitress at mambo nuevo latino in ottawa as a waitress during the summer 01/2008-0101/1010 Layout artist 04/2010 - 11/2010 Mercury Filmworks I have been working on a disney T.V show in the layout department. Working from storyboards layout scenes. The process requires, thorough understanding of what is happening in the story ( following storyboard), where the characters are in the scene, size relationship, maintaining style of show and seperation of bg for Z-depth. Education Portuguese intensive 1 year program Rio de janeiro, Brazil Classical oil painting course 1 year Belas Artes, Lima, Peru 3 year animation program ( traditional) Algonquin college, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada