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Joe Helfrich | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 7, 2015

Joe Helfrich

Reader, writer, ranter
   United States
  |   Doylestown, OH

Overview

I've written everything from breaking news and advertising copy to comic book reviews and opinion columns. I'll take on all sorts of projects, from long term content creation to quick turn around editing jobs.

In my day job, I'm a software quality assurance analyst, specializing in web page development and back end integration. I'm the guard between the developers and the customers, and keep a close eye not just on how the application works, but on the content of the documentation and the websites themselves, to make sure that we...

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Oct 24, 2010|Article Writing|$250|Completed
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5.0
Dec 4, 2009|Article Writing|$200|Completed
Dec 3, 2009|Testing & QA|$400|Completed
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5.0
Oct 21, 2009|Article Writing|$200|Completed
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5.0

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Skills (4)

Tested
Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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QA Testing
Software Testing Test
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Service Description

I live in Doylestown, OH, grew up in New Jersey, and have lived in New York and Colorado.

I have a day job, a disabled partner, and a toddler, so I may take a bit longer to complete a job than some. But my estimated delivery dates take these limitations into account, and when I commit to a date I'll do everything I can to meet it.

I specialize in black box and gray box software QA, with an emphasis on web based applications and GUI design and usability. I use a mixture of structured and exploratory testing, depending on the project scope and platform involved. In my experience, structured and automated testing can only take you so far—there is no replacement for actually experiencing an application directly and repeatedly to evaluate it's robustness and security, particularly when dealing with web applications where the environment in which the application is used and the actions of the user base can vary so widely.

In addition, I have considerable experience working with user and developer reported bugs to determine the root causes of production issues that can be difficult to reproduce, isolate, and diagnose.

I work for a major internet and catalog retailer who sells products on a variety of platforms, including internally develop applications for phone and web orders, Drupal based solutions both with standard Drupal commerce and ubercart implementations, and multiple externally developed sites including the Marketlive e-commerce platform. I have extensive...

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fiction
reviews
reporting
ghostwriting
black box testing
software QA
quality assurance
web site testing
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Joe Helfrich