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Marie O'Sullivan - Freelance Writing & Editing
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Publishing professional with more than 20 years experience as an independent contractor. Marie O’Sullivan 6 Sea View, Termonfeckin, Co Louth, Ireland Ph: +353-86-812-4472; Fax: +353-41-988-1759; e-mail: mros@eircom.net Freelance Experience Institute of International Education, New York, NY and EducationDynamics, Chester, PA Product Specialist and...
Termonfeckin, Louth, Ireland

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Artist Hurd - Freelance Creative Writing & Poem Writing
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Its music that keeps the world with some type of smile. Im here to give people music that does that very thing. I have had the gift to compose music since i was eleven. The money isnt why am engaged trying to make something work cause if it was about million of dollar an i was just giving that i would do something else. It's more than money the love that yarns from my heart is with showing that music is a art form not a career
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Elenita C. Aposaga - Freelance Photo Editing & Poster Design
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I considered myself a neophyte into this world, although writing and reading is a favorite pastime since my childhood. A very private person who loves to risk for chances that comes my way and in any manner it may be. This work will surely ignite my passion if given the chance, likewise will hone my total being.
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Angelique LaFontaine - Freelance Art & Fiction Writing
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I am a Mechanical Engineer but have been writing fiction stories for over 15 years. I have a Poetry Book that I illustrated and published myself. I also have published the first of a four book series entitled Sandstone and Mirrors: The Crossover. My website is www.AngeliqueArtWork.com I am interested in free lance writing of all types as means to ease my way into pursuing my passion of writing.
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Kim Goins Kosek - Freelance Mural Painting & Landscape Painting
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I am a muralist usually painting on canvas. My murals can be shipped anywhere in the world. After a to scale rendering is approved I work closely with the customer regarding size specifications,subject and color . I have an on line portfolio of some of my work. Every mural is different so if I haven't painted it yet it I can paint an original for you. My online portfolio is: www.artinteriorsofswfl.com I have a licensed and insured business with many professional references. Contact me with any serious inquiry, no solicitors please. Thank you. Kim Goins Kosek
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Gregory D. Putnam - Freelance Songwriting & Business Writing
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Gregory Putnam Towanda, IL g.putnam@hotmail.com 309-533-3330 Cover I am a certified, practicing Six Sigma Black Belt who has over two decades of experience in project management, process improvement, change management, and instructional design. Seeking challenging opportunity to utilize my vast experience with business processes, including process mapping, VOC plans, and other continuous process-improvement activities. Notable Activities & Accomplishments • Leading major department for implementation of new compliance tool for Asset Risk Management (ARM) tool, focused on Non-Public Personal Information (NPI). o Supporting effort to strengthen a Fortune 50 enterprise’s cyber security. o Created compelling visuals fortifying knowledge transfer. o Mapped semi-annual recertification process for applications, business services, and business processes. o Serving as advisor for development of program’s effective, sustainable governance strategy. • Gained consensus & guided process improvement for gathering critical data among areas across enterprise in one of world’s largest IT departments. o Improvement “calms down” situation where one small team needs to convince diverse areas and departments to take time out from demanding schedules to meet program goals and objectives. o Developed handbook, in support of process improvement, to help business partners more clearly and concretely understand work needed to satisfy ARM Program. o Designed set of 4 integrated processes: • Business process inventory • Application inventory • Application validation process • Application reconciliation process • Increasing process quality & velocity for Chairmen’s Council-sponsored risk-management initiative, while garnering tremendous cost reductions through internal VOC program. o Strengthened top-down strategy by providing core materials. • Led three major (change) projects for Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES) at the University of Illinois, including three-part VOC plan (student, faculty, staff): o Defined Processes for student IT support: • Employed Lean Six Sigma-based strategy (DFLSS) to design Lync implementation. • Incorporated Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) implementation. • Introduced Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF). • CITES Attribute Creation Process. • Wrote CITES IT Service Lifecycle. • Devised CITES Services Authoritative Data Flow diagram. • Developed CITES Continuously-Improving Process Flow, as a model. o Created Lync Activation Process in Unified Communications Implementation Program for provisioning and activating Lync users. • Non-Person Account Activation Process. • Wrote Process Performance Model for CEO. • Telephone Use Case diagrams. • Developed Unified Communications Major Outage process. • Mapped Changing Lync Account Process. o Led development of ITIL-based Service Management Environment. • Used Fundamentals Version 3. • Designed processes for all ITIL areas. • Defined Executive-Level New Request Workflow. • CITES Service Desk Incident, Problem, Release, Change Management processes. • Captured Change Management Best Practices. • Worked with executives to create new, $12,000,000 IT Quality Department consisting of three components, process management, quality assurance, and quality control. • Consulted directly with leadership, leading process definition and improvement efforts for SDLC in 7,000+ employee Systems Department. • Managed several IT improvement projects, including Payout Annuity Underwriting, Web Segmentation, Systems Information Retrieval Process, (SDLC) Exception Review Process, Test Center Information Management, Executive Support, Workstation Support, and others. o Savings total roughly $1,670,000 collectively. • Wrote enterprise white paper, titled Developing Effective Standards in a Corporate Environment. • Designed end-to-end process maps and workflows for several major business components. • Ran one of nation’s largest IT department’s first ever Six-Sigma process-definition project (DMEDI) with CEO focus: o Ushered multi-million savings and prevented further outages. • Served as project manager for major manufacturer’s global initiative project, the Quality Initiative, taking international dealers from green-screen technology (AS400) to GUI in Unix environment. o Same project team tackled the Y2K challenge simultaneously. • Led as pre-release manager for major telecommunications company’s $600,000,000, cutting-edge technology project, navigating through two major, cutting-edge, corporate environments simultaneously. o Introduced world’s 1st 4G-Network platform. • Devised process evaluation system based on CMMI and risk mitigation for major insurance company. • Helped write custom CMMi strategy for major insurance company’s IT Department. • Drove Change (process) among major resistance for two global manufacturers. • Co-wrote, directed, and produced business video introducing viewers to Six Sigma methodology by using common pizza-making process. o Easy to follow. o Sold in 4 countries on 2 continents. Project Experience Artech Information Systems 01/2017 to 06/2017 Consulting for Wells Fargo – Chicago, IL Continuous-Improvement Program Lead • Guided all Operations departments through Process Program with executive-level leadership. • Served as ScumMaster for 3 project teams. • Led SAFe activities for 3 project teams. • Attend weekly Leadership Strategy meetings to develop direction and policy. • Oversaw CMMi & ITIL efforts in conjunction with Process Design activities. • Reviewed metrics program for strengthening and improvement. • Designed future-state processes, based off current-state. • Analyzed and assessing metrics and measures. • Reviewed corporate, IT policies. • Managed process mapping teams. HTC Global 07/2013 to 12/2016 Consulting at State Farm Insurance – Bloomington, IL Program Manager/Process Analyst/Technical Coordinator • Guided all departments through Asset Risk Management (ARM) Program. Work with executive-level leadership on daily basis. • Developed inventory business processes & applications. • Determined risk for processes & applications exposed to Non-Public Personal Information (NPI). • Linked NPI processes with their associated applications. • Guided mapping infrastructure of related processes & applications (with other relevant Configuration Items. • Risk-rank all processes & applications, in regards to NPI. • Re-engineered implementation process for improved process velocity and accuracy. • Worked with business partners to design more effective strategy: • Reduced meeting hours and frequencies. • Put expert work directly into hands of exerts. • Focused specific training for specific users. • Employed work sessions, rather than individual, repetitive sessions. • Working with business partners and System’s application owners: • TROUX • Rally • uCMDB • MEGA • ROVR • Mingle • Visual Studio • Team Services • JIRA • WSSR • ID Generator • Archer • HPAM • Held facilitated sessions with area leadership and Business/Systems (subject-matter experts) SMEs. • Created Application Checklist as a tool to help SMEs determine status as application. • Identified gaps in processes & training. Diversified Crop Insurance Services 07/2012-12/2012 National Training Manager • Started with 1 report and ended up with 3 reports, amidst resistance from analysts & experts who had been with the company from its beginning in the mid-90s. • Wrote a future-state white paper, outline steps to be taken to create a customer-focused, process-centric organization. o Gained consensus from directors of corporate departments for regional buy-in. • Developed training guide for insurance new account & claims processing. o Devised training for regions to align for consistency and to cultivate best practices. o Traveled to all 5 regions to establish team identity and set foundation for partnership in future work. • Worked with Processing Team and Underwriting Team to capture and baseline processes among regions. o Based training on common processes. • Created training videos for new Outlook distribution list policies. • Initiated inventory control practices for training room and materials, including monitors, projectors, laptops, video cameras, etc. • Worked with industry vendors to purchase yearly safety training for 200+ employees. • Used blend of tools, including Visio, Word, Captiva, Articulate, Excel, Mind Map. 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Pro Tech Consulting Services 04/2011-06/2012 Consulting at the University of Illinois - CITES– Urbana Business Analyst/Project Manager • Managed Unified Communication (UC) project - Service Management Process Design (UC-20). o Created a process-definition process, based on Design for Lean Six Sigma (DFLSS). • Designed processes for ITIL Service Management-Based service center. o Incorporated Six Sigma, ITIL, and Microsoft Operations Framework. o Led newly formed team on steps to define this new process. • Designed workflow for Lync provisioning for Unified Communication migration. o Outcomes include development of a baseline provisioning process, to serve as foundation for future UC Services implementation. • Mapped workflow for future-state Lync provisioning. • Mapped workflow for impending Exchange migration. o Map includes preparatory steps based on best practices captured from pilot migration. • Mapped workflow for CITES Service Desk Knowledge Base Process. • Advanced strategy to standardize implementation to diverse, numerable departments: o Designed guide to help users in determining phone line options for types & functions. o Included visuals of pre-set functionality. o Constructed detailed steps that allowed users to configure phone service. o Documented UC Lync-optimized phone devices. • Captured technical data course ownership & flow. • Captured Attribution Creation process, current- and future-states. Access Process Solutions, LLC -- Independent Consultant 2001-2011 Project Work Cybersearch LTD. Business Performance Analyst 09/2009-03/2011 • Managed vendor contracts. • Helping to convert to an outsourcing operation. • Designed standard processes. Inventory Control Specialist 11/2008 –09/2009 Case IH • Brought in for Black Belt and to lead process transition: • Mapped inventory & operations processes. • Collected VOC from customers for process-improvement planning. • Established metrics for effective Just-in-Time (JIT) inventory process. • Conducted Kaizen events • Helped design Kanban system for steel inventory • Improved use of ERP systems. • Worked with executives to determine strategy. • Responsible for improving inventory accuracy. • Guided Change in processes among all manufacturing departments amidst strong resistance. Amdocs 12/2007-09/2008 Release Manager • Served as pre-production Release Manager for Sprint account to deliver $600,000,000 4G telecommunications software for Sprint/Nextel. • Utilized statistics and statistical analysis for overall process evaluation and improvement. • Supported team developing VOC-based standards for ease of use. • Managed any changes to the scope of a release following a formal Change process and obtained necessary approval. • Managed vendor contracts for optimal resource utilization. • Developed strategic partnerships with other teams to effectively communicate, coordinate and execute assigned releases. • Documented and communicated status of the software to stakeholders as needed throughout the release life cycle. • Conducted pre-release meetings with stakeholders to communicate risks and reviewed the deployment schedule and special instructions (back-out procedures and dependencies). • Implemented solid, consistent development and release tactics and executed these tactics consistently over time to ensure successful software releases. • Represented and acted as liaison for the release management team in discussions on release timing, process and strategy with various groups including senior management. • Articulated and presented release management’s process requirements and related strategic goals. • Drove the release planning process and defined best practices and processes for the IT organization to efficiently support major, minor, emergency and off-cycle releases. • Worked closely with Change Control Team to schedule releases. • Determined the readiness of each release based on release criteria provided by the development organization (quality of release, production environment readiness, training and support plans, rollout and back-out plans and risk management plan). • Shaped release strategy and process and drove the implementation plan. • Re-defined and then managed the release process end-to-end, from the planning of release content through to actual release deployment to production. • Presented impact assessment requirements (knowledge transfer) for all release/builds to various internal stakeholders and created detailed implementation/rollout plan along with swim lane for managing deliverables during go-live and dress rehearsal drills. Country Companies 11/2006-05/2007 Business Analyst • Led development of use cases, process flows, & models. • Served as liaison with offshore developers. • Developed software requirements for DRIVE. • Worked with SMEs to develop training. • Created instructor-led training and e-learning sessions. • Gathered customer requirements for internal/external procurement application development. • Led facilitated sessions for User Groups. Allstate 05/2005-10/2006 Instructional Designer/Process Analyst • Worked with executives to determine strategy. • Took over project manager responsibilities in midstream. o Took over team lead role for marketing software implementation in PMI environment. • Led in development use cases, sequence flows and process models in RUP. • Oversaw development of test scenarios using UML. • Guided implementation of internal marketing processes following established scope and timelines. • Introduced Six Sigma tools and techniques. • Utilized statistics and statistical analysis for overall process evaluation and improvement. • Oversaw data collection to ensure quality and timely delivery of accurate data. • Facilitated requirement sessions for specific marketing areas. • Worked as liaison for contractors/vendors. • Developed and designed SDLC bookend process training. • Designed basis for web-based training. State Farm 02/2001-04/2005 Process Trainer/Change Agent • Led/coordinated organizational Change plans for transition to process focus. • Facilitated individual & team understanding of how Process focus benefited customer needs. • Helped roles redefine values and direction. • Communicated appropriate information to appropriate stakeholders at appropriate times. • Used variety of tools & techniques to help guide Change. • Consulted with leadership, leading process definition and improvement efforts for SDLC. • Introduced Six Sigma tools and control charts. • Delivered process training, including process, procedures, standards, policies, and tools. • Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for Six Sigma Interest Group. • Captured current-state processes for executive support activities • Trained analysts on Voice-of-Customer strategies. • Held facilitated sessions for specific Systems areas • Created Web Based Training (WBT) training for same (e-learning & instructor-led). Caterpillar Inc. Trainer/Technical Writer (Consultant 1995-1997 -- Permanent 1997-2001) 05/1995 – 01/2001 • Technical writer for enterprise Quality Initiative, which took worldwide dealers from green-screen to GUI technology in UNIX environment. • Coordinated Quality Initiative effort with Y2K solutions. • Responsible for developing and publishing processes for internal and external publications. • Defined processes for global dealership call center. • Created and designed corporate training for over 2,000 mechanical engineers-turned-authors, Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) to meet ISO standards, AIX Workstation, Arbortext (authoring software) and Controlled English. • Developed installation process documentation and delivery for new-release software. • Tested documents on site at worldwide end-user locations. Student 08/1989-05/1995 • Took full-time classes, while working. • Earned bachelors and masters degrees. (Actually received masters in 05/1999) • Taught variety of classes at Heartland Community College. Newman & Ullman, Inc. 02/1975—07/1989 Warehouse Supervisor, Sales Representative • Supervised warehouse operations for paper, food, fountain, chemical distributor. • Redesigned warehouse schematics for conversion to computer. Certifications Six Sigma Black Belt; ITIL Foundations; Agile Coach; Change Management; Daryl Sink Needs Analysis, Instructional Design; Train the Trainer; Power Point Advanced Education Bachelor degree in technical writing, Master degree in teaching technical writing, Illinois State University Technologies Client Server, Host Platforms, Macintosh, IBM, Unix, AS400, AIX,SAN, LAN, WebSphere, Java, Lync, Exchange, EDE, Minitab, SmartTerm, Crystal Reports, ERP, SAP, MRP, Cognos, Microsoft Project, Primavera, Access, Sequel, Office Suite, PageMaker, Word, Arbortext, Excel, Acrobat, Word Perfect, Power Point, Outlook, Windows NT, Notes, SGML, HTML, XML, DreamWeaver, Rally, Hypercard, Front Page, Doc-to-Help, Visio, Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Photo Impact, Que Tip, Rational Rose, Clear Quest, TROUX, Archer, uCMDB, WSSR, MEGA, ROVR, HPAM, Articulate, Captivate Structured Methodologies Six Sigma: DMAIC, DMADV, DMEDI; RUP; RAD; ITIL; PMI (PMBoK); Agile; JSD/JSP; CMMi; Project Office (PMO/PMP); ITAR; SCRUM; IEEE Process Framework; Waterfall; ICIS, Black Box, ERP; KanBan; Kaizen; Piaget Stages of Development; Adult Learning Theories; ADDIE; SAM.
Normal, Illinois, United States
Nompumelelo Ngoma - Freelance Painting & Art
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$84
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Iam a third year student at the University of Johannesburg, and I have studied Three years of printmaking at the Artist Prof Studio (2008). I have worked at the Standard Bank gallery as a tour guide (2006). I am passionate with what I do and I take my profession seriously.
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Shauna - Freelance Children's Book Illustration & Illustration
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I have worked in the art and entertainment industry for five years and counting in many areas such as voiceovers, illustration, and writing. Recently, I have started event planning for social and business gatherings. My vision is always unique and my style is very distinct yet pleasing. I also support others' visions and goals extremely well with great success.
Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
Michelle Murphey - Freelance Illustration & Graphic Design
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I see inspiration everywhere, and it gives me the creativity to be a visual artist in any medium. I am a traditional artist with a keen eye for color, and while I have a passion for design, my ultimate love is drawing and illustration. For approximately twelve years, I have enjoyed a career in graphic design which has included positions in advertising and the in-house corporate world, as well as independent contracting and consulting. I have designed everything from corporate logos, advertising and brochures to book covers, posters and lottery tickets for foreign governments, work that has been recognized and awarded. A customer-centered, do-it-all designer who wears many hats, my range of expertise includes web design, web animations and banners, and graphics for web. In recent years, I came to photography and spent nearly three years in Hawaii as a free-lance photographer. I endeavor to capture the world around us in a way that others will take notice of many things otherwise taken for granted, to exalt the beauty of the ordinary and capture the grandeur of the extraordinary.
Washington, D.C., Virginia, United States
Leonard Walker - Freelance Book Writing & Editing
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3.0
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$30
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LEONARD PAUL WALKER, JR. EDUCATION: Graduated Carver High School (Montgomery, AL) – June, 1979: Attended University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) – August, 1979, to May, 1982: Attended Auburn University (Montgomery, AL) – June, 1988, to December, 1989: • Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society – June, 1989 • Selected for Who’s Who Among College Students in America – August, 1989 Graduated Auburn University – December, 1989 (Honors) • Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication WORK HISTORY: Montgomery Police Department – March 3, 1983, to September 26, 2014 (Retired): June, 1985 Assigned to Traffic ******** Unit / July, 1985 – 80 hours Advanced Accident Investigation Training. August, 1985 Promoted to Detective / Duties included evidence collection, investigation of traffic *********, and preparation of case files for presentation to the Montgomery County Grand Jury. September, 1992 Promoted to Corporal. / Shift-level supervisor and administrator of unit daily assignments. December, 1995 Promoted to Sergeant – Assigned to Shift Supervisor. Acted as Public Relations spokesperson for the Traffic Division. Prepared and appeared in many public service announcements for the department. February, 1999 Promoted to Lieutenant – Assigned as Communications Shift Commander / Duties included management of Records Desk, Emergency Communications Center, and Department Computer Network, and staff of approximately 20 civilians and officers. May, 1999 Assigned to Motors as Shift Commander / Duties included management of vehicles, assigned equipment, 15-officer bureau. Oversaw management and bookkeeping for all federal traffic overtime and equipment grants. Elected and served as President of Central Alabama Law Enforcement Committee – 2005—2006. Conducted administrative disciplinary investigations and case file preparation for Internal Affairs Bureau. July, 2013 Assigned as Administrative Assistant to the Patrol Division Commander / Duties include oversight and editing and review of all administrative documents, budgets, official publications, internal disciplinary case files, and formal disciplinary charges. Duties also include oversight, administration, and supervision of all public assembly permit applications on behalf of the Chief of Police. Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles – August 1, 2016, to Present: August, 2016 Assigned as Probation and Parole Officer. Supervises probationary felony offenders sentenced in the Circuit Court. Acts as an officer of the Court and conducts pre-sentence, post-sentence, and youthful offender investigations. Oversees federally-funded ACES Probation Program in Montgomery office. SKILLS: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Copywriter, Editor, Criminal Investigator. NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: Published Author Novel: The Wormhole Effect – published by Synergebooks Publishing, Nov. 2015 Novel: The Phoenix Protocol – published by Synergebooks Publishing, Mar. 2016
Montgomery, Alabama, United States