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Jim Provencher - Freelance Digital Art, T-Shirt Design, Cartooning, Storyboarding, & Illustration
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4.3
8 Skills
$50
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I am a cartoonist, illustrator, graphic artist, and educator. My work history includes advertising, branding, print media, prepress, screen & embroidery design, storyboarding, cartooning and illustration, web design, and as an instructor in the Massachusetts Vocational School System, where I taught Design & Visual Communications. I was recently teaching adults at night the Adobe software at...
Holden, Massachusetts, United States
Joseph Mahoney - Freelance Political Cartooning & Illustration
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5.0
2 Skills
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Walpole, Massachusetts, United States
Dennis Calahan - Freelance Political Cartooning & Cartooning
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2 Skills
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Tracy Murray - Freelance Writing & Database
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4.0
2 Skills
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Summary Business Systems Analyst/Risk Advisor who has the combined analytical, organizational and technical skills to successfully manage a busy, multifunctional position. With a proven ability to learn new systems and technology, has expertise in converting manual processes to automated systems to enhance efficiency. Works effectively across departmental units, with all levels of management and staff, to complete tasks, and track multiple projects simultaneously. An excellent communicator (written and oral) who relates well with individuals throughout an organization. Known for dedication and taking pride in work. Welcomes the opportunity to expand knowledge and take on new challenges. Key Skills Proficient or familiar with a vast array of programming languages, concepts and technologies, including: MS Office Suite 2003, 2007, 2010, Project, Visio, Outlook, Front Page, Crystal Reports, VS Studio 2005, 2008, Web Reporting Services, SharePoint 2.0, SharePoint Designer 2007, Adobe Writer 8.0, 9.0 Remedy, Peregrine, Risk Navigator, HP Project and Portfolio Management, Cisco WebEx and Teleconferencing, TM1, Mobius DocAnalyzer, Novell GroupWise, Corel Word Perfect, Lotus Notes Windows, UNIX, Oracle, Toad, SQL Server 2005, 2008, Microsoft Change Management System, Serena, ACL 8.0 Data Mining, Attachmate Extra (mainframe) Work Experience BBVA Compass Bank, Birmingham, AL 2005 – present Information and Technology Services/Sr. Risk Advisor 03/2011 – present Provide risk-management and internal control support to the Technology & Support Services division, being responsible for the proper application of the Internal Control and Operation Risk Model within the Line of Business. Develop partnerships with Data Services, Network Services, Telecom, Project Management, Transformation, Design and Development and Computer Operations by understanding their goals and deliverables, key processes, technologies, and areas of potential risk. Ensure that the operational risk level assumed by their assigned business unit is within the limits established by Management. Assist Sr. Management in the development of an appropriate internal control environment. Identify critical risks and controls on an on-going basis. Evaluate internal controls, and ensure SOX controls are updated and revised as necessary. Including, but not limited to, a verification of effectiveness of the design of the control; incorporation of the control in the business operation; evaluation of the operation and recommend changes as necessary. Work with the business units to identify control testers who, independently test SOX controls and provide training to those testers so they have effective testing and supporting documentation. Evaluate and report on SOX testing results. Work with the business unit to identify and review new processes; map out the macro process, process, function, and associated risks/controls. Follow up on the status of outstanding internal audit, compliance and regulatory issues and work with management to implement corrective actions. Maintain US entities overall risk/control assessment and provide appropriate reporting to management. Participate in critical business unit projects to provide guidance on potential risks. This may also include working with the business unit to develop an action plan to mitigate / remediate the weakness. Ensure that operational risk levels assumed by the business unit are within the limits established by management, utilizing all Operational risk tools and databases to ensure accurate tracking and reporting of issues. Maintain strong communication with both internal and external constituencies, including bank customers, bank regulators, and external auditors. Business Systems Support Analyst/Sr. Risk Advisor 2008 – 03/2011 Liaison for Internal Control, Operational Risk, Regulatory Relations and Risk groups to purchase, support and troubleshooting hardware/software/network issues, along with any other departmental technical needs. Responsibilities also include user setup, VPN request submission and user support, creation and approval facilitation of CER’s(expenditure requests) for any technology related purchasing, yearly budget projections for hardware/software, ad hoc reporting, and creation of documentation for various databases and process for users support/training, vendors, system audits, and disaster recovery purposes. ? Creation of Training and System Manuals for RMTS (Risk Management Tracking System) and OLM (Operational Risk Manager) web applications. ? Initiated the document transfers for Mortgage sales between KPMG, BBVA NY and BBVA Compass resulting in multiple significant sales for the bank. ? Designed and Implementation of SharePoint Sox Testing Site and process documentation. ? ICOR System Support SharePoint Site, including documentation libraries and an issues tracking process. ? Created a database to fill a Remote Deposit limits reporting and monitoring gap, after the company wide implementation of the Remote Deposit Capture. ? Ongoing Support all levels of management internal to BBVA Compass, Executive Management from parent entities, FRB, State Examiners, FDIC, D&T and Board members, ensuring security of any confidential information. ? Ongoing Support for Internal Control and Operational Risk Groups, including CIRO’s from all Lines of Business. Business Systems Analyst/System Administrator 2005 - 2008 Business Analyst and System Administrator for PPM (HP Project and Portfolio Management, formerly a Mercury IT Governance product). Responsible for the Operations and Technology Request For Service process(approximately 600 new “project type” requests a year), determining a planning or implementation designation, identify distributions points (within IT, IS and PM), and the acknowledgments to the lines of business, leads and sponsors. System Administration of the 3-Tier Web based, oracle database application, User Setup, Training and Support (over 400 users and 200 requestors). ? Creation, Weekly Distribution and Monthly Prioritization of all requests for service submitted to ITG, currently PPM. ? Conversion from ITG to HP Project and Portfolio Management, working with HP and Compass resources, brining all Information Technology, Information Systems and Project Management resources into one system for work demand and time reporting. This also included brining all requestors from the line of business into our system, as users to take the submission process from manual to online. ? Implementation of the LDAP authentication for ITG which consolidated users log in. ? Implementation of DST Changes, this was necessary to maintain the correct time and date stamp for auditing and historical purposes within ITG. Wachovia/SouthTrust Bank, AL 1999-2005 Administrative Project Analyst/Project Coordinator 2000-2005 ? Designed and implemented a project prioritization database allowing for improved prioritization based on expenses and regulatory benefits of projects. ? Developed and maintained management reporting database automating the reporting system and drastically reducing report production time by 80 hours per month. ? Designed and implemented the SecureMail Database used by the Fraud Prevention department to automate the process between Deluxe and SouthTrust to look at suspicious check orders and letters of denial to customers. This was designed to fill gaps with Deluxe check vendor capability. ? Spearheaded conversion of 200+ workstations, PC and software, for the IS group from Compaq with Lotus and Corel, to Dell with Microsoft. Including set-up of the equipment, data connections, software requirements (each group and position having different requirements) and training of the software. Within deadlines, and no use impact Administrative Assistant 1999-2000 ? Compiled and organized extensive documentation on a large number development projects from seven project managers in preparation of major audit. Received an excellent audit rating. Jefferson State Community College, AL 1996-1999 Office Assist/Internship ? Supported 16 full-time and 32 part-time Liberal Arts Professors ? Provided Student Assistance Education and Professional Development A.S., Office Administration Technology, 1999 GPA 3.69, Phi Theta Kappa Accounting Assistant Certificate, 1999 Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, AL Completed seminars /online courses: Project Management, Technical Writing, Performance Assessment, Effective Business Writing, Leadership Management, SQL, SQL Server, Time Management, Visual Studio, Web Reporting Services, SharePoint 2.0 Community Activities 2005 to present Instructor (Grades K & 2nd), Junior Achievement 2007 to present Meals on Wheels volunteer
Alabama, United States
Karissa Jones - Freelance Proofreading & Creative Writing
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I am a 20 year old college student. I have been interested in and participating in creative writing since a very young age. I have completed two novels and a good amount of poetry. In high school I was on the school paper as a writer. I have taken two college-level creative writing workshops.
Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
Eric Lilja - Freelance Article Writing & Proofreading
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3.5
2 Skills
$15
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Qualifications: Qualifications include a BA degree in Creative Writing & Literature. Education: High-School information: • Los Alamitos High School. • GPA maintained throughout the four-year (eight semesters) courses: 3.5. College Information: • California State University, Long Beach. • GPA maintained throughout: 3.2. Relevant Experience: Five years of experience in freelance writing, as well as familiarity with remote access. Previous employment was focused on editing article submissions. I feel confident in my ability to adapt and thrive while meeting deadlines, and I have a strong motivation to work. Other Experience: • Working with computers and following developments in electronics have been a lifelong interest. • I enjoy working with people, especially those sharing an interest in technology and literature. • Showing detail and evidence while expressing an opinion is always an important parameter for me. • I devote myself to anything with which I am tasked, and take pride in seeing through all projects to completion.
Long Beach, California, United States
Alice R Fraser - Freelance Comedy Writing & Editing
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Cambridge Masters in English Literature, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, with professional experience in a corporate law firm and a major investment bank. Teaching, editing and tutoring experience over 10 years. Professional comedy writer and performer. I write creatively and functionally to your needs.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Risa Hope - Freelance Presentation Design & Drawing
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5.0
2 Skills
$25
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Creative and vibrant professional with 15+ years expertise in all aspects of successfully developing and marketing consumer products including, toys, beauty products, gifts, jewelry, printed design, packaging, pet products, licensed clothing and licensed home goods. Self-Motivated, excel in managing multiple projects concurrently with strong detail, problem solving and follow-through capabilities. Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate and build cohesive teams that achieve results. Expertise includes ability to make dynamic presentations, is highly articulate, analyzes situations rapidly, has superior writing skills, is highly organized and is able to handle rapid change easily. Skilled at evaluating progress of projects and reviewing and resolving ongoing issues. Ability to partner with creative staff to develop new private label product categories, packaging programs, and develop line of products and monitor them from conception to market. Ability to get things done quickly.
Putnam Valley, New York, United States
Victoria Block - Freelance System Administration & Technical Support
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2 Skills
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Victoria Block shymousee@gmail.com SUMMARY System & Database Administrator with extensive experience in project management, account administration and troubleshooting within the IT government services industry. Proven abilities in requirements management, website design and testing resulting in operational efficiency. Expertise in SOP, equipment tracking and contract negotiations to resolve problems for cost savings. Adept at customer support and user training for process im-provements. Excellent team collaboration, communication skills and ability to resolve challenging technical is-sues. TECHNICAL SKILLS Languages Java Script, HTML, CSS, C++, SQL, Visual Basic, Python Databases Oracle, Access, SQL Tools/Suites Active Directory (ARS), Microsoft Office, versions 4 thru 2011, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher, GroupWise 5.2-6.5, Netscape Suites, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Pro 6-10, Corel Office Suites, versions 8 thru 10, Lotus Suites, Novell, Support Magic, Citrix, ZenWorks, Palm Desktop utilities, Intel’s LANDesk, ADAMS, Norton, Iprint, NDS, FileMaker Pro 8 MS Exchange 2008 MS Outlook 2003 through 2010 and McAfee. Environ-ments DOS 6, Windows OS 3.1 through Windows 7, including Server variations, Novell 4.x-6.x, Unix/Linux, Active Directory, VMWare and Mac OS 7 through X. Hardware Server support, Memory, Hard drive, PDAs, Laptop maintenance with main-ly Dell, Digital equipment, G3 iMac, G4 and G5 towers, network cards, LAN/WAN, TCP/IP, RAS, networking configurations, tools, and mainte-nance. Clearance NRC Clearance EXPERIENCE Dell Federal Services Reston, VA 2012-2013 System Administrator/Database Administrator System Administrator for the administration of accounts, troubleshoot drives issues, rights and network prob-lems for a government agency of over 5000 users. • Administer daily the creation, deletion, modifying accounts, distribution groups, resources and rights using Active Directory. • Maintain SQL Databases. • Build Windows 2008 Servers. • Build SQL 2008 R2 Servers. • Worked on a team to build a MAC image for the incoming Mac Computers and providing support for the Mac computers. • Created Security Groups. Aitheras. Rockville, MD 2009-2012 System Administrator /IT Coordinator Responsible for making recommendations for equipment to fit the needs of the users. Installed and maintained the IT Equipment for over 200 employees and troubleshot hard-ware and software problems. • Created, maintained and managed an MS Access Database which tracked the dates of purchase, the identification number assigned, the cost of the equipment and when the equipment was excessed. • Hardened (test/security scan, conducting risk assessment, vulnerability assessment using NIST require-ments) hardware and software that is to be installed on network. This was done to ensure the integrity, availability and confidentiality of information systems. This was accomplished using Nessus. • Manage the software upgrade project by researching the versions of the software in the environment, the version of the software available and providing the cost of upgrading the software and which software should be upgraded first. • Analyze the cost of using a local color printer, local black and white printer, a LAN color printer, a LAN black and white printer. Information was broken down to show the average cost per page for each printer. • Prepared a budget of IT related equipment that would be needed for the next fiscal year. Negotiated the price of the equipment needed. • Manage printer refresh project by providing the failure rate of the printers in the environment, assess the cost of replacing the printers, provide recommendations to management, provide the downtime if failure occurred, the length of time to replace the printer, the cost of the toner cartridges, researching the re-placement printer and the cost, the reliability of the replacement printer and provided various solutions for the refresh rate of the printers. • Negotiate the price of IT Equipment that is to be purchased from various vendors. I would compare the costs of the equipment along with the cost of the shipping to see which vendor would give the better deal, then I would ask the other vendors if they could meet or beat the other quotes. • Analyze the cost of using a local color printer, local black and white printer, a LAN color printer, a LAN black and white printer to copying documents on a copy machine. • Main point of contact regarding computer security. • Administered secure laptops using Securedocs to encrypt and decrypt the hard drive. Created logins, passwords for various users of the laptops and updated the laptops and Securedocs as needed. L3 Communications. Fairfax, VA 1999-2009 Lead System Administrator Responsible for the creation of accounts, deleting of accounts, administering accounts, and troubleshoot any problem that may arise. Also, responsible for: creating accounts in Active Directory, Novell, and using LanDesk for remote users. ? Provides comprehensive IT Support and Services to a campus-wide environment with over 4000 users dealing with installation of software/hardware, network monitoring, and reconfiguration of IP/IPX addressing. ? Experience with testing and reconfiguration of Remote Access Clients (i.e.: Window’s Dialup Network & Citrix) at both Desktop and Laptop levels along with documentation of the processes. Experience with Magic SQL, a data warehouse for ticket creation, daily status and reporting, as well. ? Administers network and user rights and restrictions daily using Novell 4.x/6.x, along with remote software distributions to users of NRC. Experience working with maintenance and restoration processes of Novell Email accounts along with daily assistance of said programs. ? Experience with the use of multiple programs, such as PConsole, Active Directory, Netware Admin, and Web JetAdmin, for user support, network assistance, and file restoration. ? Organized the equipment coming in and out of the tech room/dept tracked assets, entered assets in asset management tracking system, processed RMA’s and warranty requests. Managed the monitor return project in which I would track the number of monitors that were failing along with the make and model of the failed monitors, the length the monitors were in service prior to failure, the model that was replacing the failed monitors, which make and model had the least amount of failures, the cost of the time the failed monitor was out of service, recommendations on which monitor should be used as replacement and prepared reports for upper management to make the decision on which monitors to purchase. ? Tested and implemented the rollout of the ARS system for Account Management and deskside personnel. After the testing and implementation was completed, I was responsible for writing the SOP and any documentation that was needed for the system. The ARS system was used to administer accounts and provide rights to the technicians for installs of hardware and software. ? Administered maintenance and restoration processes of Novell Email accounts along with daily assistance of said program. ? Created, administered, deleted and troubleshot accounts using Active Directory. ? Used Novell Zenworks to remote to computers to resolve any issues, troubleshoot and verify information. EDUCATION Database Administration, University of Maryland University College Bachelor’s Degree in History, Illinois State University Associate of Arts Degree in History, Illinois Valley Community College TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CISSP (Learning Tree Boot Camp for CISSP) Information Systems in Orgs, Ethics in the Information Age, Database Concepts, HDA Training, Novell Training, A+ Training, Java Scripting (completed May 2005), Apple Technician, LANDesk Training, Dell Desktop and Server, VMWare, HTML and CSS.
Beltsville, Maryland, United States
Autumn Williams - Freelance Photography & Blog Writing
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4.5
2 Skills
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I am an experience professional with a degree in Mass Media Arts, concentration in Journalism, and a second degree in Photography. I am very creative and will and can take direction very well. I am looking for freelance work. I am very open to different opportunities and experiences. I am proficient in several cameras, editing programs, Microsoft Office and iWork programs.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States