Taking an hour of time to correctly define your project before presenting it to the Elance community for bids can save time, money, and headaches down the road.
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For almost 30 years now I've been translating between end users and technical geeks. I will help gather your project requirements into a language that the technical geeks will understand. If desired, I can then work between your technical contractors and you or your end users to see that the project is on target, on time and on budget. Conversely, if you're a technical geek who...
I have been working on the "customer-focused side" of the IT industry since 1984. I've developed a strong ability to understand the needs of end-users across a broad range of industries and job types. I am then able to work with those end users to translate their technical needs into achievable technical goals. Once those goals are established I can then work with the technical staff to manage the project, translating both end user and technical requirements back and forth between the two groups. Industries that I have worked in include, but are not limited to: telecommunications, publishing, graphic arts and new media, auto dealerships, real estate, a broad range of brick-and-mortar retail, online retail, non-profits, food services, education, hobby and leisure, entertainment, and manufacturing.
I am fluent in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and HTML. I am conversant in DreamWeaver, FrontPage, Access, Photoshop, Flash, and Visual Basic. I am familiar with Flash, JAVA, PHP, SQL, several C programming languages, and (for you dinosaurs out there) various versions of RPG, COBOL and Fortran.
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