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Melissa Hunn - Freelance Admin Support & Data Entry
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5.0
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$30
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I am the Managing Member of Efficient Typing Services. A company founded by myself to assist business/students with their administrative and secretarial needs. To be cost effective to save the company or individual financially. I have 15 years' experience in the Administrative and Secretarial fields and have gained extensive knowledge in these fields. I take pride in work, am a honest person and always feel that working for a client is like a partnership in the sesnse that you work together to obtain the goals. Maybe not physically working together but communication to ensure that both parties are always happy and content! My clients are my priority as without them I am nothing!
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Bethany Ann Matheny - Freelance Graphic Design & Website Design
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5.0
2 Skills
$30
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WORK EXPERIENCE BAM Design - Graphic Design, Web Design and Development (1996 - present) Freelance Web Design, Web Development, Logo Design, Brochure Design, Ad Design, Video Editing, and Fine Art. Elance, Inc. Independent Contractor for Website & Logo Design Package Program (5/2005-present) Created logos and websites for over 122 clients from all over the world. Air Repair, LLC – Web/Graphic Designer (4/2011-9/2012) Created and manage http://www.airrepairllc.com and social media sites; Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr, igoogle, YouTube, Pinterest, Scribd and Blogger. Created SEO for Air Repair which resulted in meeting Air Repair’s goal of being number one when “Air Compressors WV or Air Compressors, West Virginia” is searched. Created business cards, letterhead, t-shirts, and vinyl signs. Take photos and post them to the website and social media accounts. Viking Pools, LLC – Web/Graphic Designer (7/2010-4/2011) Created and managed all consumer and dealer websites and SEO for Viking Pools, Crystal Palace Pools, Composite Pools, Liberty Pools, Blue Hawaiian Pools plus many other brands. Designed a new website for Extended Living Spaces at http://www.extendedlivingspaces.com Created designs for social media. Created graphic designs for magazines, webzines and websites. Edited video from Extreme Makeover Home Edition. MT. Liberty Connections, Inc. - Marketing Director & Webmaster (3/2008-6/2010) Responsible for creating and managing all in-house marketing campaigns. Created concepts and designs for newspaper ads and promotional items. Designed and maintained the company website. Created stationary designs and vinyl signs. Alaska Computer Specialists – Graphic Designer & Webmaster (1/1996-1/1999) Created ads, logos, brochures, and websites. Managed storefront. Created video advertisements by video editing with Adobe Premiere. Taught classes on Microsoft Office to large corporations and organizations. SOFTWARE EXPERTISE Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Fireworks, Premiere, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver) CorelDraw, Quark Express, QuickBooks. EDUCATION International Academy of Design and Technology - BS Web Design and Development (forthcoming) Sierra Nevada College (Lake Tahoe, NV) AFA Digital Media Chugach School District - Anchorage, AK - High school Diploma w/GPA of 4.0
Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States
Bret Keough - Freelance Video Editing & Journalistic Videography
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3.0
2 Skills
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I have been a Production Intern for ShareWIK Media Group for about two years, doing everything from video editing and production to on-set filming. I pride myself on my work, often going way beyond the primary focus to complete the given task in the best way possible. Most of my experience is in Final Cut Pro, but I have proficiency with Apple computers, Microsoft Office, and Photoshop. My portfolio can be found at this link: < http://www.visualcv.com/nknuuo1>. I am currently seeking a position with a television production agency, but am willing to help out in any way that I can for a media-based firm.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Maryam Jilani - Freelance Poem Writing & Creative Writing
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3.0
2 Skills
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I have done M.A in english literautre and linguistics. i wirte as a hobby, although i use all forms of creative writing from short stories to memoirs as well as articles but i feel that poetry is my strongest point.
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Lauren W - Freelance Content Writing & Art
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Kudos
4.0
2 Skills
$15
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I'm a freelance writer and artist, with a passion for music. I have developed many different skills during the years and would like to put them to use. My timing is excellent, I am not, I repeat not a procrastinator. I'm on this website to get the job done. What you see is what you get here. Let me work for you and you won't be disappointed.
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Adam Lefton - Freelance Copywriting & Content Writing
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Kudos
4.0
2 Skills
$15
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Summary Points: - Former Managing Editor and Literary Agent's Assistant - Extensive experience editing and providing feedback on manuscripts - Skilled press release and copy writer for web and print Experience: Founding Director, LitRagger LLC Remote (May 2012 – Present) - Developed and supervised construction of iPad application for small press literary magazines - Recruited magazines to join app for launch - Formatted content in InDesign and Photoshop for display on the iPad - Crafted message and tone for all marketing collateral - Managed all social media efforts Managing Editor, Sycamore Review West Lafayette, IN (May 2010 – May 2012) - Wrote and designed marketing emails and tracked response using My Emma - Wrote copy for direct mail campaigns - Created and updated social media accounts - Produced content for blog and updated/redesigned website - Maintained databases to track subscriptions, donors, contributors, and prize submissions Literary Assistant, Ralph Vicinanza Ltd. New York, NY (March 2006 – March 2009) - Wrote copy for annual rights guide - Read and wrote reviews of manuscripts under consideration for representation - Vetted and negotiated contracts - Arranged agency presence at annual bookfairs Intern, Lotus Public Relations New York, NY (May 2005 – February 2006) - Wrote press releases and other collateral for clients - Pitched client news to major media outlets through press releases, phone calls, and email - Discussed innovative ways to raise clients’ profiles at weekly staff meetings - Monitored media outlets for client-related news Student Writer, Dickinson College Office of Media Relations Carlisle, PA (August 2004 – May 2005) - Wrote press releases announcing campus news, grants, awards, and upcoming events - Conformed to AP Style - Edited releases written in other departments - Fact-checked and researched press release subjects Education: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Master of Fine Arts in May 2012 Concentration: Fiction; Cumulative GPA: 4.0 Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA Bachelor of Arts in May 2005, *** Laude Major: English; Minor: Creative Writing, Fiction; Cumulative GPA: 3.5/4.0 Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook Filemaker Pro Adobe Creative Suite Wordpress (CMS) Familiarity with all style guides Publications: Fiction: - “We Never Really Had Old Times,” Water~Stone Review (forthcoming) Fall 2012 - “Strays” Washington Square Review, Spring 2012 - “If It Fits” Pindeldyboz, 2007 - “A Letter to my Journal Re: Hectic” McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, 2007 Reviews: - Boldtype Issue 54, Dangerous Laughter by Stephen Millhauser, 2008 - Boldtype Issue 57, Meatpaper (magazine), 2008 - Boldtype, Issue 59, How Fiction Works by James Wood, 2008 - Sycamore Review, 24.2, Crimes in Southern Indiana by Frank Bill, 2012 Honors and Awards: - Honorable Mention, 2011 Zoetrope: All-Story Fiction Contest - Roy Battenhouse Memorial Award, National Society of Arts and Letters, 2011 - Purdue Employees Federal Credit Union Award for a Short Story, 2011 - Finalist, Unifed Literary Contest, 2011 - Intro. Journals Award Nomination, AWP, 2010 - Semifinalist, The L Magazine Literary Upstart Contest, 2009 - Dean’s List, Dickinson College, 2005 - Poetry Award Nominee, Dickinson College, 2005
Austin, Texas, United States
Carter Boyce - Freelance 3D Animation & Logo Design
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3.5
2 Skills
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Objective To obtain an entry-level job or internship in 3d modeling and/or texturing Education Associates in Digital Media Parkland College, Champaign, IL Skills 5 years Photoshop experience 4.5 years After Effects experience 3.5 years Illustrator experience 3.5 years Maya experience Employment 2010 - 6/2010 Freelance for Shatterglass studios • Worked to create an animation for Carle Foundation Hospital as a promotional video. • Created an animation used in a commercial for a law firm.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Robin Jones - Freelance Ad Design & Brochure Design
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5.0
2 Skills
$85
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Senior Graphic Designer, Special Projects Manager Astec, Inc. (an Astec Industries, Inc. company 2000 – Present (13 years) I drive, grow, and expand corporate and consumer brand recognition and loyalty, strategically increasing shareholder value and growth Result-based conceptual creation, development, promotion, design, packaging and branding through major media, marketing, exhibits, and events. Art Director, Sears Department stores, major appliances ARS Advertising 1999 – 2000 (1 year) Art directed major ads, pop displays, sales incentive programs and major sales campaigns.Created and developed FSIs and CGGs (in-store and trade-focused initiatives) for all major appliances (Whirlpool, GE, Maytag and more) in the Sears stores.
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
J Philip Smith - Freelance Album Design & Book Cover Design
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Kudos
4.0
2 Skills
$35
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Accomplished Children's book Illustrator, Mural Artist, Painter and Artist for 7+ years. I have worked on various children's novels, children's illustrations and narrative, Book Cover Design, and Story boarding. Formal training from Syracuse University Visual & Performing Arts School.
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Rosalia Piscopo - Freelance Document Design & Business Writing
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3.0
2 Skills
$45
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FORMAL EDUCATION • Communication degree, University of Technology, Sydney – 1988 (complete). • Arts degree, University of Tasmania – 1978 (incomplete - majored in English Literature). • Economics degree, University of Tasmania - 2000/01 (incomplete). • Volunteer Adult Literacy tutoring course • Certificate IV: Workplace Assessment and Training Citizenship: Australian WORK EXPERIENCE (in reverse chronological order) Nov 2013 – June 2014 Technical Editor Thales Australia Pty Ltd Duties • Edit all documents written for the Defence Next Generation Desktop Project. • Implement a process, in alignment with company policy, for the creation, management, quality assurance and delivery of documents. • Re-design the generic template. • Liaise with project management staff. Achievements • Improved the presentation of documents delivered to the client. • Established tighter control over document management and in doing so reduced errors in document identification and management. March – June 2013 Technical Writer/BA DEEWR Duties • Write the online help text for the Tertiary Protection Service (TPS), a system designed to assist overseas students when educational providers default on the delivery of courses. • Liaise with business analysts within DEEWR and the TPS business subject matter experts at Innovation. Nov 2012 – Feb 2013 Technical Writer Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation Duties • Write the Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) and a range of quick reference guides as the need arose. • Liaise with system engineer (consultant) and other IT administration staff. • Search databases and networks to source existing documentation for the DRP. • Analyse disaser recovery procedures with regard to off-site storage of back-up tapes. Achievements • Opened up the communication between the IT staff and other units within the organization and an external organisation, encouraging collaboration and informing them of the IT unit’s activities. Dec 2011 – June 2012 Writer DEEWR Duties • Collate the information required to complete the Security templates for a number of systems. • Interview personnel to obtain the relevant technical information. • Search databases and networks to source existing documentation for the purpose of extracting information for legacy systems security documentation. Achievements • A good rapport with staff, facilitating collaboration. • Provided advice on the structure, pitch and content of security templates. May 2011 – Nov 2011 Writer/Editor DEEWR Duties • Edit all documentation produced by the Enterprise Architecture Office (EAO). • Advise EAO staff on the presentation, expression and grammar of content. • Collaborate with EAO staff to determine the correct content for the EAO Corporate and Service web pages. Collate the necessary documents and information for the Web Graphic Designer. • Rearrange the electronic filing (Sharepoint) in accordance with the Records and Information Management guidelines. Achievements • A good rapport with staff which facilitates easy collaboration. • A filing system which enables staff to filter records so as to find documents more easily. • Clear, readable documentation. November 2010 – April 2011 Web Writer/Editor University of Canberra Duties • Work with the Business Analyst (BA) and Web Designer to determine the content and structure of the new staff website. • Research, collate and rewrite information as instructed by the BA. • Create new content when needed. • Liaise with university staff to ascertain their requirements, i.e. complete revisions of the website according to final feedback from administrative staff. • Edit all aspects of the staff website. Achievements • A website with meaningful, relevant and easily understood information that realistically serves the needs of the University staff. July 2010 - August Technical Writer/Trainer Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) Duties • Write an on-line user guide, facilitator guide, quick reference guides, PowerPoint presentation and exercises for DEWHA’s Water Entitlement Purchasing System (WEPS). WEPS was built with SAP technology. • Conduct training on the general navigation and use of WEPS. Achievements • Documentation and training for a system during testing and enhancements of WEPS. July 2006 – June 2010 Quality Review System Specialist DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITY, DEFENCE Duties • Write the content and content treatment of an eLearning course on grammar and Defence writing standards. This is a small introductory part of a suite of courses. • Review all hard copy and on-line training materials and associated documents in accordance with set quality review standards and project schedules. Achievements • An overall improvement in the standard of writing of documents and on-line modules pertaining to training. • Fewer complaints in quality review feedback forms after training sessions. May - September 2007 Technical Writer AUSTRALIAN GREENHOUSE OFFICE Dept of Environment & Water Resources Duties • Write a user manual for the Online System for Comprehensive Activity Reporting (OSCAR). Though the user manual was largely based on an existing manual, I was required to liaise with staff to obtain further information regarding the final system developments. I worked at home to complete this task as I was also contracted to Defence (detailed in the next position description above). Achievements • I completed the manual within a limited (self-inflicted) timeframe. • On completing the user manual, I continued with the administrator manual, completing the first draft. December 05 Bid Editor DIMENSION DATA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD Duties • Analyse each tender emailed by AusTender to determine whether it falls within the scope of Dimension Data Australia’s skill sets. Deliver those tender notices, which show potential to the relevant SME and Account Manager. Assist the SMEs and Account Managers, where necessary, to write their contributions and ensure that the tender is responded to correctly and contains all the information requested. Monitor the progress of the response to ensure that it is completed on time and copy edit the final version. Achievements • Prior to my appointment tenders were being lost because of their late lodgement. The directive given by the Branch Manager was to increase the number of on-time lodgements and to motivate staff to submit information in a timely manner. This involved close collaboration with others and persistence when all seemed futile. By the end of my period of employment at Dimension Data, the tenders were being lodged on time. September-October 2005 Technical Writer AUSTRALIAN NURSING FEDERATION (ANF) Duties • Write the policies and procedures of all staff in the ANF. This involved interviewing each staff member, analysing the information collected, assembling that information into a comprehensive set of duties and formatting the content into easily referenced text. Achievements • Prior to taking on the contract I determined a shorter timeframe to completion, which I assessed from the initial description of the position. • Acted as a catalyst for change within the office and addressed the discrepancy between the perceived and actual role of each employee within the organisation. July-September 2005 Technical Writer DEFENCE HOUSING AUSTRALIA (DHA) Duties Write profiles of reports created in COGNOS. The profiles were initially used for training purposes. At a later date they will be placed on-line as reference material for users of the reports. Achievements • The contract was for three months but staff training was to take place six weeks from the beginning of my contract. In response to a request from the Systems Manager, I worked weekends and extended office hours during the week to complete the profiles in time for the training sessions. I was able to forecast my activities whenever this was requested and I always delivered the profiles on time. June-July 2005 Proof-reader AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION (ASTA) Duties • Ensure consistency in the language and formatting of a final report, which was a collation of smaller reports submitted by schools around Australia. ASTA had invited schools to participate in a science project that required them to collaborate with their local community. The individual school reports outlined the process and outcomes of the project. Achievements • Although contracted to proofread the document, I was able to assess the content and perform a more comprehensive edit of the text. October 2004 -January 2005 Certificate IV : Workplace Assessment & Training TAFE Tasmania. June-August 2004 Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor Course Student TAFE Tasmania. January - March 2003 Writer/Researcher IMBUE MARKETING Duties • Write business documentation, copy-edit marketing reports, research competitors on the internet. Achievements • Researched competitor companies and products of Imbue Marketing’s clients in order to understand market trends. • Copy-edited proposals, marketing reports and promotional material. October - November 2002 Writer/graphics editor COCA-COLA AMATIL Duties • Create two Powerpoint presentations for training sessions. Achievements • Created two Occupation Health & Safety Induction slide presentations using Powerpoint. There were a total of forty slides for each presentation. • The work was carried out in my home office in Hobart, for Coca-Cola’s Sydney head office. April 2001 – June 2001 Writer TASMANIA FIRE SERVICE Duties • Write a brochure, newspaper advertisement and reference manual on Fire Safety Standards in public and commercial buildings. Achievements • Liaised with the head of Fire Services, Tasmania and manager of building safety for discussions on content and graphics. • Sourced the graphic artist for the artwork. • Took over supervision of artwork after a breakdown in communication between the artist and the manager. The artwork was not progressing as scheduled. • Liaised with the manager and printer regarding the final artwork. • Completed all tasks within the set timeframe. January 2001- January 2002 Writer/Editor IMBUE MARKETING Duties • Review all Imbue Marketing’s business documentation. Achievements • Ensured that all documentation for Imbue Marketing was appropriate and clear. • Wrote the promotional material for Paula Szabo (Imbue Marketing) in response to her nomination for the Clarence Council Business Woman of the Year award. She was awarded the title for 2001 as a result. 18th April – 31st Sept. 2001 Web Conversion Officer/tester Corporate Section DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT Duties • Test the department’s new website. Transfer data from the old website to the new resource database. Achievements • Completed testing the new “Water” website’s reporting structure on Lotus Notes. I had limited previous knowledge of Lotus Notes and testing methods. • Migrated website pages from the old website to the new site. This was achieved by a strict deadline after which the site was to be publicly launched. 31st July – 13th Sept., 2000 Editor/proof-reader SONARDATA PTY LTD Duties • Edit an on-line user manual written for scientific software. Achievements • Edited on-line help files for a commercial product marketed internationally. Learnt how to use Robohelp for editing the text. • Edited a hard-copy instructional manual at short notice and within a two-hour timeframe. March – August 1998 Graphics and text editor COCA-COLA AMATIL Duties • Edit a set of training manuals for managers. Achievements • Plagued by technical difficulties, such as the slowness of emailing large documents from the home office in Turramurra to CCA, and the non-compatibilities between Word95 and Word98 (Microsoft had just introduced Word97, Word95 was no longer available in the shops and my hired computer had the Word97 while CCA stayed with Word95), the work had its complexities. However, the upgrading of the training manuals was completed on time. 22nd September 1997 – 28th February 1998 Writer ARISTOCRAT LEISURE INDUSTRIES Duties • Document the Security Gaming Machines (SGM) system, designed to manage financial transactions, security, memberships, and information on the players and staff of gaming venues. I was one of six writers and responsible for the ‘security module’. Achievements • Entered into an Access database, all the field names displayed in the Security module, together with their definitions. • Interviewed SMEs, and consulted the other 5 technical writers, to obtain information on the software’s functions. • On completion of the first draft of the manuals (at the end of the contract), I was asked to extend my contract so as to help produce the second draft. • Together with the project leader, I revised the definitions for the fields of all 6 modules and my contract was extended a second time.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia