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Maureen Tomaino - Freelance Animal Illustration & Greeting Card Illustration
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$14
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I studied Graphic Design, specialized in Textile Design, Photography, Life Drawing and Color and Design. Went on to teach at my home studio all aspects of Painting focusing on Watercolor and Mixed Media of over 20 years. Have exhibited my work over the years in a number of galleries country wide in South Africa and overseas. Am looking for Freelance Watercolor work to enhance my portfolio and widen my horizons.
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Beth Pogreba - Freelance Editing & Writing
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As a university-level ESL instructor, Beth specifically teaches research, editing/proofreading, presenting speech writing, and many other various kinds of writing. She has 7 years of experience teaching ESL students and currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse, where she works closely with students of all levels, from novice to advanced. Beth teaches a variety of subjects including reading, writing, speaking, listening, research, and American culture. Her administrative experience within the ESL department has allowed her to write and update placement tests for the university. Beth‘s first-hand experience working with international students has given her the opportunity to train other offices on campus. She has now opened her consulting business to the public and offers seminars and workshops on intercultural communication as well as train-the-trainer programs. Contact her for a list of her most requested workshop topics. Beth holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Education. As a student Beth wrote hundreds of essays and completed extensive research (and actually loved the writing of the research papers!). She also edited numerous research papers, specific to the APA style, for students within a different Master’s in Education program. She is also familiar with MLA and Chicago style formats. Furthermore, Beth is certified to teach both English and English as a Second Language (ESL) in the state of Wisconsin’s public school system. She was the copy editor for the published fiction book Genetic Armageddon: The Birth of the Genetic Apocalypse written by Deswin R. Gbala. She is a member of TESOL and NAFSA, and is completing the NAFSA Academy for international educators. In addition, Beth keeps her Spanish minor fresh by continuing advanced classes and communicating with department staff.
La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Mijin Kang - Freelance Creative Writing & Blog Writing
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I majored in Creative Writing at Oberlin College and have two writings published in small press anthologies. I worked with writers such as Dan Chaon, David Mura, and Junot Diaz. I grew up in the church and currently attend a Calvary Chapel church (that studies the Word in-depth). You can view my writing at my blog- www.ablaringquiet.com
San Jose, California, United States
Gary Boyd - Freelance Article Writing & Newsletter Writing
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3.0
2 Skills
$40
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RESUME from Gary Boyd a.k.a. GKBoydInk LLC Objective: To help websites sell by turning my words into gold. Experience: I have written copy for the past 12 years for websites like Demand Studio.com, Elance.com, Suite 101.com, Guru.com, and Mahola.com. My niche is writing SEO articles and doing white papers for B2B businesses and getting them to the top of the search engine pages. My copy-writing services include: * Website content copy-writing * Press release copy-writing * Case studies * Promotional magazines * Brochure copy-writing * Email marketing copy-writing * Sales letter copy-writing * Landing page copy-writing * Business 2 Business copy-writing * Editorial, articles and blog posts * Resume, cover letters * Auto-responder copy * Internet Research Specialist * White Papers Courses taken over the years from American Writers & Artists Inc. include: Accelerated Copywriting, the Architecture of Persuasion, Writing for Autoresponders, Business to Business Copy, Freelance Writing Business Success, Internet Research Program, Resume Writing, and How to Write White Papers. Vitamin B12: Can It Help Dementia? By Gary Kent Boyd Expert Author Gary Kent Boyd Dementia is a medical specific term that means an in general loss of cognitive memory, attention span, language, and the ability to solve problems. In some causes the condition is reversible, in others, like Alzheimer's, it is not because of the actual destruction of the brain cells. Going back to the medical literature in the 60's very few cases of Alzheimer's dementia were known. So what is going on with this current explosion of dementia in our time? Variables When looking for answers we must look at what has changed in our society today that was not present prior to 1960. Well there has been a definite exposure to toxins that have infiltrated our ground water and waterways. There is a more heavy concentration today to eat more fatty fried foods using aluminum pans and aluminum has been found to accumulate in the brain causing adverse effects. There has also been changes in vaccination policy along with certain learned knowledge that has been ignored in medical practice today. All of the above have contributed mightily it is believed by the experts but there is one specific factor that becomes quite interesting because it concerns what doctors are practicing today. Practices & Profit There has been a concerted effort today by the modern medical community to curb interest in alternative treatments such as vitamins, minerals, supplements, and the use of natural herbs. The so called medical term "evidence based" used by the healthcare industry implies that any spots of knowledge that might help in the treatment or cure in the medical field if not approved by them according to their research should be regarded as quackery. The Healthcare Industry The healthcare industry, as it stands today, chases the almighty dollar and according to their rules of engagement there is more room for profit in treatments then there is in cures. Thus the chasing after of new profits from new drugs in the pharmaceutical industry to hit on a new patent that will spit out profits while not being soundly researched and not looked at closely by the FDA. B -12 Shots After Word War 2 when soldiers starting returning home because of poor diet in the service some were given vitamin B -12 shots to perk up their energy and get them out of the doldrums. It was a very common practice also for the elderly to receive regular B -12 shots when deficiencies were noted at least once a month. B -12 vitamin shots were noted for their increase in energy, relief from depression, mental acuity, and overall feelings of good will. However, at the start of the 60's the so called evidence based medical community elite came to their own conclusions that there was absolutely no evidence for this beneficial practice to continue simply on their say so. Chose to Ignore What the elite chose to ignore was true evidence that most older people, especially in their mid 60's, develop a deficiency in vitamin B -12, a vitamin that is very necessary in the elderly for essential metabolic functions, specifically in the brain and heart. In early studies almost 50% of the elderly still living in the community and 80% living in nursing homes were deficient in the vitamin B -12. Through astute observation it is apparent that the healthcare community is more consumed with shaking down the elderly for profits, using them as pharmaceutical tests for their new patented drugs, then it is trying to find cures for dementia related to Alzheimer's. Five Year Study A noted study done in England by the University of Oxford over the last five years shows that when there is a low level of vitamin B -12 in the brain in the elderly there is a form of brain shrinkage (atrophy) that happens. When this took place the B -12 deficiency did not even have to be severe in order for this to occur. It was observed that this type of atrophy to the brain is a very significant indicator of difficulties in the future with language, memory, and orientation. New Vitamin B -12 The new form of vitamin B -12, that is more compatible with the body, can be taken under the tongue in doses of 5,000 to 10,000 mg a day. There is no known toxicity for vitamin B -12 at any given dose. To escape the onset of dementia the evidence that the University of Oxford points to is regular and sustained ingestion of vitamin B -12 for continued mental health for the brain. Conclusion It has been general knowledge for years that as you grow older your body does not absorb vitamins and mineral like it did when you were younger. Finding a good nutrient dense multivitamin with an excellent antioxidant formula that is specifically designed to support energy production, heart health, eye health, and healthy digestion should be the goal of everyone that is concerned about staying healthy when you reach the golden years. It would appear those old country doctors of bygone days apparently knew what they were talking about. If you like this article and would like content like this for your blog or website please go to http://garyboyd2244.blogspot.com for more insight on how to get web copy at affordable prices. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Gary_Kent_Boyd The Myth of Global Warming By Gary Kent Boyd Expert Author Gary Kent Boyd The very first myth that the earth is warming is that all scientists agree that it is, which is absolutely not the facts. A poll recently taken states that 83% believe that global warming is not taking place and only 17% do. So all scientists do not agree the earth is warming and have data to prove what they believe are the facts. Global satellite data is the best way to measure global warming to check climate measurements. The satellite data, so far to date, since 1979 has shown no measurable increases or any evidence to show that the globe is warming. In fact, the earth experienced a far greater warming period between the 10th and 15th centuries that was designated as the Medieval Warming Period then is happening today. Medieval Warming Period The time between the 10th and 15th centuries was a time of unusually warm weather and continued until the 15th century when a cold period know as the "Little Ice Age" appeared. The warmer climate resulted in a remarkable increase of prosperity, knowledge, and new art forms in Europe. Agriculture thrived, marshes and swamps dried up, eliminating breeding grounds for mosquitoes that was spreading malaria and killing the population off at the time. Former wetlands were converted to productive farmland that help reduce infant mortality and increase the population that had been devastated by disease before this time. It is estimated that the European population increased to approximately 60 million at the end of this warm period. Vikings Vikings moved from Iceland to Greenland to colonize it and built settlements in Canada. Greenland prosperity reached its height in the later part of the 12th century and the start of the 13th centuries, when over 3,000 colonists occupied over 280 farms. The settlers experienced difficulty in the late 14th century at the beginning of the "Little Ice Age" cooling. The settlements were finally abandoned in the 15th century when it had become too cool to raise any crops. The warming that humanity is experiencing today is simply the result of the emergence from "the Little Ice Age", which was close to the time of the founding of our nation. Scare Tactics Of course the irony of all these global warming scare tactics is that a slightly warmer climate with an increase in carbon dioxide (plants thrive on carbon dioxide) is actually very beneficial to the earth, as opposed to having a negative effect. Economic studies, done by economics professor Robert O. Mendelsohm of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, have demonstrated that moderate warming and higher carbon dioxide levels will increase the total value of all final goods and services (GNP), and will increase standards of living, primarily by improving agriculture and forestry. Homes in the North could have heating fuel savings, farmers in Canada could become richly supplied with cod and oil riches, shippers could rely upon an Arctic shortcut between the Atlantic and the Pacific, and forests could expand making available more wood for construction while lowering the price at the same time. This is the conclusion of part one. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Gary_Kent_Boyd
Quincy, Illinois, United States
Danish Ashrafi - Freelance Banner Design & Illustration
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4.0
2 Skills
$8
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Proficient Front End Web Developer & Graphic Designer with up to 5 years experience. Proven proficiency in creating ads, brochures, newsletters, stationery, multimedia marketing, layouts and publications with knowledge of Website designing using different CMS like WordPress, OpenCart, Prestashop, Joomla, Blogger & Magento. Problem-solving skills.
Clifton, New Jersey, United States
Debra Anderson - Freelance Legal Translation & Admin Support
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3.0
2 Skills
$15
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Debra Anderson 857 Violet Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (225)636-8225 Email: debanderson500@yahoo.com Objective Highly motivated, energetic criminal justice graduate with strong work ethics and professional goals. Bring four years of law enforcement as a security guard and office skills obtained from work experience in general office. Skills Proficient in Windows 98, Microsoft Office 10, Microsoft Power Point. Accounting skills in financial report preparation, bookkeeping, Payroll, financial spreadsheets, Excel spreadsheet operations. Legal research and document preparation. Education Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Graduated 2014 Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies Graduated 2012 Colorado Tech University Online Colorado Springs, Colorado Employment April 2013 to Present Weiser Security Services Position: Security Officer Duties: Patrol assigned post as per post orders, record activities through shift. Assigned sites: Cajun Circus, UPS distribution center, Holiday Inn Hotel November 2010 to June 2012 Position: Caregiver/DSW Duties: Provided daily living assistance to patients, transportation and light housekeeping duties. Assisted patient with taking of medication. June 2005 to November 2010 R & L Inspections Position: Licensed vehicle safety inspector Duties: Inspect motor vehicles for safety specifications required by state, computer operations in data entry. Calibration of equipment for safety inspection, purchase of safety inspection stickers and daily balance sheets and deposits. May 2003 to March 2005 Family Dental Care Position: Office manager/receptionist Duties: General office duties, appointment scheduling, charting patient procedures, daily office accounting duties.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Dennis Sanchez - Freelance Document Design & Presentation Design
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3.0
2 Skills
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Well i think i am a reliable person very professional, interested on having every thing under control, hardworking and available to do what is necessary to get more, trying to strive to do the best i can be because i am sure that you get what you get when you go for it!
La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Mandy Kruger - Freelance Graphic Design & Logo Design
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2 Skills
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October 2010 to Date, Mandy has been consulting in her personal capacity until suitable employment can be found within the Telecommunications sector Period May 2007 – September 2010 Company VODACOM Last Position Held Various – See Below Responsibilities: December 2009 – September 2010 VODACOM – Terminals, Financial and On-Line Services - Midrand Senior Commercial Specialist and Mobile Advertising Consultant • Manage Commercial Online Support Requests o Analyse and determine nature of request o Investigate the problem/requirements o Provide information and feedback in accordance to request o Provide support within the allocated time frames • Cost saving on budget o Cost reductions on current contracts/transactions o Spend / ratio of cost to saving • Business Intelligence: Implement Reports/Report Automation o Analyse report request with the relevant role players and ensure that report requirements are determined in accordance with the identified need/request o Liaise with BSG to ensure that report specs are compiled utilising all the inputs o Liaise with BSG to ensure that the final report is compiled once all relevant role players are satisfied with test results o Review to be conducted to ensure that all inputs have been sufficiently addressed o Implementation of process for updating/improvement of existing reports o Ensure that all content partners/3rd Party Suppliers forward weekly & monthly reports • Business Intelligence: Internal Reporting (Weekly Dashboard, Exco Report, CEO Presentation and Board Representation) o Collate, compile and verify report details in accordance with the planned schedule o Ensure that reports are qualitative and approved o Ensure sign off of reports and distribute report to the relevant role players within the allocated time frame (weekly, monthly, quarterlyand on an ad-hoc basis) o Manage the process of archiving reports • Business Intelligence: External Reporting (Vodafone KPI Reports; Content Categorisation and 3rd Party Reports) o Collate, compile and verify report details in accordance with the planned schedule o Ensure that reports are qualitative and approved o Ensure sign off of reports and distribute report to the relevant role players within the allocated time frame (weekly, monthly, annually and on an ad-hoc basis) o Manage the process of archiving reports • Procurement / Budget Management (Opex/Capex) o Compile the Online budget in accordance with policies, procedures and budgetary guidelines (Income, Expenditure) o Conduct validation checks to verify that financial information on information system is correct (allocation of funds, budget transfers) o Monitor the budgetary actions to compare the actual figures against the budgeted figures and report on variances to enable corrective actions o Conduct the budget ‘clean-up’ with regards to savings and/or overspent requests in accordance with standard procedures o Determine and verify if sufficient funds are available with regards to purchase order requests o Movements of transactions from databases are overseen e.g. purchase order, invoices, etc • Risk Management o Identify divisional risk according to product/service or operations o Prioritise, rate and list risk according to Risk Assessment Review o Ensure sign-off of Risk Assessment Review document o Ensure that source documents are validated and accurately capture on the Risk Management (CURA) system • Manage Projects o Receive a Project Management requirement and analyse to determine the project management deliverables; or o Execute deliverables in accordance with the project plan or o Escalate the execution of deliverables to the relevant role players for completion o Monitor progress if possible to ensure that the project is delivered within the allocated time frame. Identify deviances in performance managed and reported to ensure timeous delivery May 2007 – December 2009 VODACOM Mobile Media Mobile Media Operations Manager • Strategic o Inventory Management/Forecasting Strategy; Manage campaign planning analytics process; manage campaign reporting and amend processes o Assisting Proposition Manager with New Media Propositions o Key inputs into Mobile Advertising unit budget process o Compiling and presenting management reports o Master data creation and maintenance, including workflow functionality for appropriate support of processes o Annual Strategic Plan and Budget alignment • Advisory o Create, aggregate and disseminate relevant knowledge on the performance criteria for campaigns on each platform for example: Vodacom4Me; Vodafone Vlive!; Please Call Me; The Grid; Player23; Yebo Radio; HomeGround Goal.com • Production o Manage the inventory on all platforms in real time o Manage overall interface to all advertising campaigns o Coordinate the inflow of creative o Ensure that the creative complies with current standard formatting o Plan the go-live and termination of campaigns on the various platforms o Provide support to the Sales Team in terms of updated status of all platform inventory availability and current usage • Reporting o Gather all reports on performance of all media platforms o Gather full reports on all advertising activities on all media platforms o Ensure that reports are audited and verified; coordinate reports for advertisers/clients/Sales Houses (with the Sales Team) • Analytics o Coordinate market research with Market Intelligence Team o Coordinate research with brand/advertisers on an ongoing basis o Compile research criteria o Compile reports o Ensure that the Sales Team and the platform development teams understand the ongoing changes in customer needs o Customer Profiling; Improve and standardise customer segmentation and targeting for campaigns o Standardise and facilitate customer research/case studies o Measure the effects and profitability of Mobile Marketing Campaigns o Create value with our Customer data. • Information Management o Ensure that all group documents are available on shared folders; o Manage SLA terms with the Platform Owners o Standardise and facilitate customer research/case studies • Project Management o Schedule; Budget; Resources, Risk and Changes o Management of all technical requirements for Mobile Advertising including working with external development teams from scoping to testing and implementation • Portfolio Management o Work closely with the Mobile Advertising Portfolio Managers on all their Mobile Media Projects from initial research, needs and requirements to implementation and systems/software/technical development o Management of Mobile Advertising Portfolio once launched • 3rd Party/Supplier/WASP Management o Develop relationships & managed Financials with required 3rd Party for Mobile Advertising o Develop & manage all relationships with Mobile/Media Associations: Admob; InMobi; Mobile Media Association o Online Publishers Association; Direct Marketing Association o Align Mobile Advertising with WASPA regulations o Build relationships with WASP’s as Mobile Advertising Customers o Contractual Agreements • Internal Vodacom/Vodafone Managing Committee o Sat on the SCM CC Forum: Internal Online Management Committee o Mobile Advertising Sales Team o Worked closely with the Mobile Advertising Sales team which included internal Media Consultants, Internal Vodacom Departments & External Sales Houses & Advertising Agencies o Presented regular Sales Workshops o Management of all Sales Reports for Mobile Advertising Sales Team, EHOD Management Reports, ME Management Reports, Exco Board Reports and Vodafone Reports • Procurement o Management of all procurement activities o Completion of all budget requirements at the beginning of each financial fiscal o Management of budget for Mobile Advertising Division o Budget Management reports Salary R 569 190.83 plus management bonus which was R98 000 Reason for Leaving Re-structure of Online department twice within three months. Mobile Advertising moved out of Vodacom into Vodacom Ventures Period June 2003 – 2007 Company AFRICAN LEGAL NETWORKS Last Position Held Head: Marketing, Culture, Administration, Facilities and IT Function Responsibilities: • Plan direct, or co-ordinate the organizational culture, administration, logistics and facilities management and information and technology, including formulating policies, managing daily logistics, and functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, or administration services • Direct and co-ordinate activities establishing the culture of the departments • Manage staff; prepare work schedules and assigning of specific duties • Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives and procedures, conferring with board members, organizational officials, and staff members as necessary • Increase the performance of our organization to create competitive advantage by improving the organizational culture • To build a flexible, change adaptable organization • To identify the factors that can improve the efficiency of the organization and department • Develop an action plan and strategy with positive results • Align the organizations culture with the organization’s strategy • To be the “Building Manager” for the organization, ensuring statutory compliance and being the primary contact in respect of organizational maintenance and development matters, undertaking risk assessments, organizing emergency procedures, liaising with branches eliciting their co-operation or informing them of developments • Undertake space audits and to optimize the utilization of space (departmental; administrative; branch) in the interests of the organization and client groups • Ensure that all the services provided excel in performance standards and meet all customer expectations • The guidelines for all standards to be set in accordance with the customer service department • Ensure that all legislative requirements are met • To take ownership for the business and suggest improvements which will result in increase income and/or reduced costs • Liaise, report and maintain standards on specialize areas such as maintenance, functions, catering and cleaning • Liaise with internal and external providers to obtain the best level of service for organization • Actively seek to determine internal and external customer requirements • To meet, and whenever possible, exceed their needs • Take full responsibility for general supervision and control of organized events, paying particular attention to legislative compliance, including the health and safety and welfare of people, the safety of the organization’s assets and licensing requirements • Is an active participant in all management and working groups as required by top management • Communicate and drive ideas and culture • Receive training and use the knowledge for the benefit of the organization and for personal development • Follow the purchasing and stock procedures as prescribed by the organization • To develop employees to their maximum potential • Sales & Marketing duties o Manage efficient and effective communications projects o Compile and develop the Annual Report, Quarterly reports o Engage with Business Units and Support Units for various marketing requirements: Advertising, Internal Marketing, Event Branding, and Marketing Collateral. o Develop effective and customized marketing strategies for Internal and External marketing o Review creative development for alignment with the marketing goals o Manage projects end-to-end from the business brief to the final delivery working alongside the business teams, and internal delivery teams o Manage and collaborate with external advertising agencies, production houses, direct marketing agencies and other suppliers and vendors o Supervise production of Print and Audiovisual collateral o Be accountable for adherence of SLAs, timelines and quality of output o Build and Develop relationships with the other units of company for a better understanding of their marketing imperatives o Should invest effort and time in creative problem solving to resolve issues, timeline crunches and other negotiable scenarios o Arrange and co-ordinate sales events/promotions o Developing Sales Targets o Track progress of Sales Targets o Sales Agent Incentives o Agent Recruitment, Agent Commission Structure, Agent Incentive Programs and Agent Training Manuals o Targeting and promoting of the brand to current and new members o Maintaining of good and constant relationships with local and international branches o Facilitating and coordinating the Internal Staff Growth and Development Program o Internal Communication o Produced, design and distribute Internal Newsletter o Managed editorial panel o Provided staff with concise update of all relevant product information o Develop Marketing Plan o Strategic planning: Short and Long Term o Monitoring Budgets o Company Expansion o Media; Television; Editorials o New product development o Fleet sign writing o Marketing Materials o Sourcing Suppliers o Website Advertising and promotion strategy o Researching target markets • CRM Management o Design Brief o Project Management o Implementation o Report Development o Training of all staff, directors, etc • Operational Management duties o Organise and supervise all of the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of the office o Design and implementation of internal process systems o Daily running of office o Catering, Event and Driver Management o Travel Arrangements and traveling to International branch on a monthly basis o Delegating work and workload planning o Writing reports o Liaising with members of the management teams and shareholders o Controlling the office budget o Dealing with complex queries and complaints – internal and external o Meeting with senior managers to review office performance o Devising and conducting induction programmes o Organising office maintenance and repair work o Supervising the implementation of new office systems o Arranging for health and safety equipment to be tested on a regular basis o Reviewing and updating health and safety policies o Take initiative in the CEO’s absence o Filling and backup systems implementation o Take initiative in manager’s absence o Project, Data and Database Management • IT duties o Setting up of the computers and network for the entire office and branches o Content Guidelines o Intranet Design: Site Structure o Site Control & Maintenance o Manage backups, security and user-help systems o Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to assess computing needs and system requirements o Direct daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines o Assign and review the work of computer-related workers o Stay abreast of advances in technology o Provide for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery o Review and submit for approval all systems charts and programs prior to their implementation o Evaluate the organization’s technology use and needs and recommend improvements, such as hardware and software upgrades o Control budget and expenditure o Meet the department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and other, to solicit co-operation and resolve problems o Installation of hardware and software of computers o Installation of hardware and software of server o Maintain and update of all computer systems o Staff training on systems and software • Logistics and Facilities Management o Consult with users, management, vendors, and landlords to assess logistical needs and requirements o Developing business by gaining new contracts, analyzing logistical problems and producing new solutions o Analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines o Assign and review the work of facilities workers o Provide for security and access control, and disaster recovery o Evaluate the organization’s facilities usage and needs and recommend improvements, such as routine maintenance o Control budget and expenditure o Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit co-operation and resolve problems o Review and submit for approval all initiatives prior to their implementation o Co-ordinate processes to ensure customer satisfaction o An awareness of and strategic response to external influences, such as legislation, FIAS, etc is vital o Monitor the quality, cost and efficiency of the service, processes. o Co-ordinate and control the process cycle and associated information systems o Analyze data to monitor performance and plan improvements o Allocate and Manage staff resources according to changing needs o Liaising and negotiating with customers and suppliers o Planning projects • Human Recourses duties o Performance Management, Staff Contracts, New Staff Induction Program, Training on all systems and processes, Writing of Job Profiles for staff and managers, Monitoring Staff Leave, Keeping personnel records Conducting appraisals and maintaining appraisal records, Organising the recruitment of new staff and Dealing with a wide range of human resource issues i.e. Labour relations • Administrative duties o Determine staffing requirements, train new employees, or oversee those personnel processes o Monitor businesses and agencies to ensure that they efficiently and effectively provide needed services while staying within budgetary limits o Manage the movements of goods into and out of production facilities o Review and submit for approval all initiatives prior to their implementation o Management of office environment o Gathering, adapting, storing and distributing information with the company o Using information systems o Providing specialist support to other departments and managers o Providing document and telecommunications management o Managing quality and cost control o Rendering service to other functions within the organization o Providing training and development for my own staff o Ensuring that human and material resources are correctly utilized o Meeting with other members of management and planning for the future • Risk Management o Identify & manage risk in area of responsibility Reason for Leaving Career growth and advancement Period June 2003 – Present Company VUKA GROUP OF COMPANIES Last Position Held Marketing Manager Responsibilities: • Vuka Group of Companies consists of Vuka Properties, Vuka Water Projects, Sebenza ISP and Vuka Computing • Corporate Identity • Market Research • Media Buying • Newspaper Advertising • Staff Training • Human Resources duties Reason for Leaving Career growth Period January 2000 – May 2003 Company BLU HORIZON COMMUNICATIONS Last Position Held Director / Owner Responsibilities: • Creative and Graphic Design • Brochures, Adverts, packaging, Posters, Corporate Identities, Annual Reports, Monthly Newsletters and Annual Newspapers • Multi-media and Presentations • Photographic Shoots • Copy Writing and Editing • Media Buying and Planning • Web Design • Event Management • Business Plans and Strategies • Accounts worked on • Magalies Meander, Absa, Standard Bank Insurance Brokers, Fourways Mall, Village Walk, Simmons SA, Singer/ Pfaff, Pratleys, Place Direct, Interact Promotions, Harry’s Food Store, The Hat-Trick Restaurant, Kaya Rock Shopping Centre, The Book Place, GTV, Ken Hamilton Advertising and Paul Bosworth Consortium Reason for Leaving Business closed Period January 1998 – December 1999 Company TAYLOR MADE ADVERTISING Last Position Held Personal Assistant to Managing Director Responsibilities: • Office Management • Putting in place of all systems • All confidential correspondence and tender documents • Client Liaison and Meeting • Liaising between the Creative Department and Clients • Staff Management • Company and Client Function • Travel Arrangements • All PowerPoint Presentations from design to execution • Bookkeeping up and until Balance Sheet including Creditors and Debtors • Cash Flows and Future Forecasts Reason for Leaving Started own consulting company Period January 1994 – December 1997 Company CELL COMMUNICATIONS Last Position Held Office Manager Responsibilities: • General Office Duties • Staff Management • Sales and Stock Control • Bookkeeping up and until Balance Sheet including Creditors and Debtors • Cash Flows and Future Forecasts • After Sale Service and New Contracts • Liaison with Head Office / Franchise Reason for Leaving Relocated to Johannesburg PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS / SKILLS • Finance & Administration [+10 years Intermediate Experience] • Drafting business unit and project budgets • Monitoring and controlling budgets of approximately R8m [SA Rand] • Assessing risk in products and services • Analyzing process flows • Cost accounting • General office administration • Basic bookkeeping • Invoicing / Banking • On-site quotations • Ensuring that all clients’ accounts are paid promptly • Compiling statements for clients, allocating payments to clients’ accounts, debt collection and working out interest on outstanding accounts • Management[+10 years Expert Experience] • Independent strategic thinking person • Functional, quality and operational management skills • Liaising with Senior Management and Directors • Chairing, conducting and attending meetings • Attending board meetings, developing documents for board meetings and directors meetings • Troubleshooting and problem solving • Strong delegating abilities • Public Relations & Communication [+10 years Expert Experience] • Dealing with clients, and resolving problems, this may arise • Ensuring efficient running of office area at all times • Very good verbal and written abilities • Well-mannered, approachable person • Research [+10 years Expert / Intermediate / Limited Experience] • Work and study related research, covering areas such as training, development and training tools • Revenue protection practices • Sales & Marketing[+15 years Expert Experience] • Build customer base – Identify new business opportunities and gain new or expand business on a national level • Build customer relations • Detailing – Utilize promotional material during each sales call to ensure call effectiveness • Budget planning – ensure appropriate expenditure to maintain cost effectiveness • Develop level of product-, market- and industry knowledge necessary to represent and sell products effectively • Promote products in accordance with company marketing policies and sales strategy • Plan each working cycle and weekly activity • Maintain proper written records of all customers’ ordering habits and my specific sales objective for that customer • Setting effective long- and short-term goals and objectives • Cold canvassing • Compose presentations of new products • Demonstrations of new products • Achieving sales targets • Service existing client database • Penetrating proposals, quotations and presentations • Keep abreast of new products, technology and competitor activities • Staff Management & Human Resources[10 years Expert / Intermediate / Limited Experience] • Recruitment of new employees • Job analysis and job descriptions, profiles • Performance evaluation, management and motivation • Training, development, mentoring and coaching • Change management • Attending to issues around discipline and grievance • Negotiating for salaries & wages • Technical [IT] [+10 years Expert / Intermediate / Limited Experience] • Needs-analysis in consultation with the end-user and technical specialists [programmers] • Implementation of information systems and related procedures [these include software, hardware and networks] • Evaluation and amendment in consultation with programmers of systems where necessary • Training of end-users • Ongoing support and maintenance of database structures and internal filing systems to ensure optimal functioning of the system • Database and data cleanup where necessary in consultation with data base administrators [DBA’s] • Liaising with current and future clients with regards to specific systems needs • Building and installation of hardware • Server installation and setup • Technical [+10 years Expert / Intermediate / Limited Experience] • Production management techniques • Work-study • Quality Assurance • Operations research • Work Scheduling • Preparing report concerning violations, which have to be corrected [Worked with professionals] • Interpreting legal requirements and recommend compliance procedures to contractors, craft workers and owners [Worked with professionals] • Process planning • Liaising with current and future clients with regards to specific systems needs • Monitor drafting responsibilities, products and drawings [Worked with professionals] • Coordinate all aspects of detailing with schematic capture, wiring, harnessing, cable drawings and sand casting [Worked with professionals] • Responsible for drawings development and detailing from conceptualization stage through final release – [Worked with professionals] • Analyzing client specification and aided in initial design development. • Architectural renderings and presentation of graphics. [Worked with professionals] • Programming [10 years Expert / Intermediate / Limited Experience] • Service process control • Evaluating test/process procedures and documentation • Service test process to new computer technologies and customer specifications • Developing hardware control software and computer interface circuitry • Designing and implementation of new system enhancements • Programming and design on a portfolio management system [In service industry not manufacturing] • Competencies • Assertive Leadership • Decisiveness and assertiveness • Quality and high service oriented • Able to communicate with purpose and clarity • Cross-functional • Team oriented and motivating • Planning & Development • Creative, focused and Out-of-box thinker • Able to interact at a high level with top executives • Strategic and analytical thinker • Strong negotiating and influencing skills • Delivery and results orientated • Perform well under high-pressure environment • Good presentation and business networking skills • Able to interact at a high level with top executives • Have dealt with high profile business men/woman and dignitaries • Adaptability, strong client focus, trustworthiness, willingness to stretch, openness to feedback and learning opportunities • Very strong project management skills: scoping, planning, reviewing, negotiating, delivering and internal client engagement
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Uriel Shlush-Reyna - Freelance Fantasy Art & Children's Book Illustration
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$20
Rate/Hr
Üriel Shlüsh-Reyna is a young, traditional media artist residing in Brooklyn, NY. Her use of colour is bold and subject matter can be dark, daring, or sweet. Experienced with various types of illustration and design, her style can mold and transform to fit her clients needs and expectations. Üriel has had her art displayed in various venues and galleries across Brooklyn as well as being part of collected group shows. She has worked as an artist assistant for several well known ceramicist and sculptors and was an in-house artist for an artisanal iced cream shop. Professional, flexible, and open minded... Looking forward to working with you.
Bronx, New York, United States
Paulo Moreira - Freelance Drafting & Industrial Design
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Kudos
3.5
2 Skills
$70
Rate/Hr
Profile: Well experienced Mechanical Engineering Technologist in Design, Quality, Testing, Calibration and Metrology. with working experience abroad and in Canada Core Qualifications • Post secondary education in Mechanical Engineering Technology • Team leader of agricultural equipment manufacturing • Experience in the plastic manufacturing field • Great communicator, organized, confident and a great team objectives player • Computer skills: Pro-Engineer, Solidworks, MS Office, AS400 • Languages: English, Portuguese, French ( Basic reading ) Relevant Skills, Experience and knowledge • Metrology and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) • 10 years experience in Pro-Engineer and 1 in Solidworks • Experience in manufacturing environments of metal and plastic components • CMM Experience on a CNC Brown and Sharpe with PC-Dmis and a Manual Mitutoyo • Gauge Repeatability and Reliability testing, Travel and Efforts testing • Laboratory testing: Corrosion, Humidity, Hot, Cold, Humidity, Chemical and Weld Penetration • Contact suppliers on a regular basis • Product development team meetings Professional Experience Testing Technologist May 2013 to Present ABC Group North York, Ontario, Canada • Management and testing performance of complex DVP&R. • Precise and timely reporting to business units. • Participation in product development team meetings with OEM. • Knowledge of laboratory testing equipment. Industrial Automation Designer June 2012 to December 2012 (Contract) ACPA - Automação Industrial (www.acpa.pt ) Terrugem, Sintra, Portugal ACPA is an Industrial Automation Equipment Manufacturer primarily for the automotive industry, supplying countries like: Spain, India, Indonesia and Canada • Developed automation solutions for the manufacturing industry. • Idealization of 3D CAD models, assemblies as well as shop drawings. • Managed outsourced and internally manufactured material. • Was the face of the company dealing with international customers. • Administration of time with suppliers to meet delivery dates. Agricultural Equipment Designer February 2002 to June 2012 Galucho - Industrias Metalomecânicas, S.A. (www.galucho.pt) São Joao das Lampas, Sintra, Portugal Galucho is the largest company of the region, and also one of the largest manufacturers of agricultural equipment in Portugal exporting to 17 countries worldwide • Developed and continuously improved all three pivot agricultural trailers. • Developed and enhanced all conic agriculture national and export trailers. • Designed and improved livestock trailer. • Developed and problem solved a 12 cubic meter manure spreader. • Produced parts manuals in three languages. ( Portuguese, English and French ) Quality Assurance Technician March 1999 to January 2002 Galucho - Industrias metalomecânicas, S.A. (www.galucho.pt ) São Joao das Lampas, Sintra, Portugal Galucho is the largest company of the region, and also one of the largest manufacturers of agricultural equipment in Portugal exporting to 17 countries worldwide • Management of all calibrations. Internal and External. • Calibration of most of the company's internal Measuring Equipment. • Performed metrology. • Collaborated on Internal Quality Audits. • Analyzed non-conformities: Internal and External. • Performed mechanical and chemical tests. ( Hardness, resilience and tensile tests, weld penetration ) Metrologist March 1997 to July 1998 Collins & Aikman Plastics, Scarborough, On • Corrected GD & T on project drawings. • Coordinated all dimensional work in the lab. • Ordered, inspected and approved all CMM/SPC fixtures. • Performed & coordinated GRR's on CMM fixtures. • Performed dimensional analysis and layouts and supported lab initiatives as required. Education Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma 1995 Sheridan College, Brampton, ON Mechanical Engineering Tool Design Diploma 1992 George Brown College, Toronto, ON
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada