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Small Office Solutions

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Member since July, 2002

## BIO Over 30 years in IT, last 17 as a freelancer. Won the Freelance Contractor category of the Remote Worker Awards 2009 (UK). **Application development and consultancy to organisations large and small**: have built websites for Cisco Systems and Sun Micro information systems for Dun+Bradstreet, Supply Chain tools for Sainsbury and accounts databases for the local plumber - and many many more! Very flexible, high quality of service. We achieved ISO9001 (2000) Quality Management Certification in December 2007. See our <a href="" target="SOS">**Code of Ethics**</a> and <a href="" target="SOS">**Quality Policy**</a> for more information. Area of Expertise , (both and C#), VBA, VBScript, Excel, MySQL, SQL Server, HTML, CSS, JScript; All 32- and 64-bit Windows platforms; Wide range of browsers (e.g. Firefox, IE, Safari, Opera etc..)

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@derektpvw

  • 97%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 50%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Exams

  • UK English 1 Top 2%
    93%
  • US English Level 2 Top 5%
    98%

Top Skills

  • Software Architecture
  • Visual Basic
  • Windows Desktop
  • ASP
  • SQL
  • .NET
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • User Interface / IA
  • C# Programming
  • Translation
  • XML
  • Web Security
  • Javascript
  • Copywriting
  • Testing / QA
  • Web Scraping
  • Technical Writing
  • CSS
  • Freelance
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Recent Reviews

  • image of simviator Website edits $207.00 USD

    “Derek provided a great service and was very professional at resolving my issues. He also worked very quickly which makes a great change from many on here.”

    simviator Flag of United Kingdom 1 year ago.
    • PHP
    • Graphic Design
    • MySQL
    • HTML
  • image of PaulParseNIP Provide Feedback on Software Application. - open to bidding $25.00 USD

    “Small project on which he over-delivered way beyond expectations. Terrific attention to detail. Has applied his knowledge to the task enthusiastically and fully. Delivered back work of exemplary quality. Thoroughly delighted with the results, without doubt recommending him.”

    PaulParseNIP Flag of United States 1 year ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Data Entry
    • Excel
    • Web Scraping
    • HTML
  • image of rich12345 Bonus for DerekTP on 7/1/2009 12:28:54 PM $45.00 USD

    “Rating: 5.0/5.0”

    rich12345 Flag of Spain 5 years ago.
    • PHP
    • ASP
    • Project Management
    • Engineering
    • Software Architecture
    • Microsoft Access
    • Software Testing
    • Website Testing
    • MySQL
    • Website Management
    • Web Hosting
  • image of rich12345 aspjpeg upload help $150.00 USD

    “First class service in both project turnaround time and quality of work. I would highly recommend DerekTP.”

    rich12345 Flag of Spain 5 years ago.
    • PHP
    • ASP
    • Project Management
    • Engineering
    • Software Architecture
    • Microsoft Access
    • Software Testing
    • Website Testing
    • MySQL
    • Website Management
    • Web Hosting
  • image of r0g Accurate long/lat geocoding of 1100 UK postcodes. $12.00 USD

    “I am very pleased with Derek's work and manner, I recommend him unreservedly.”

    r0g Flag of United Kingdom 5 years ago.
    • PHP
    • Engineering
    • SQL
    • Software Architecture
    • Software Testing
    • Website Testing
    • MySQL
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Geolocation
    • Anything Goes
    • Website Management
    • Database Administration
    • Web Hosting
  • image of ericstephens Bonus for DerekTP on 10/16/2008 10:58:22 AM $225.00 USD

    “Rating: 5.0/5.0”

    ericstephens Flag of United States 6 years ago.
    • PHP
    • C Programming
    • Visual Basic
    • Engineering
    • Software Architecture
    • Software Testing
    • MySQL

Experience

Principal consultant

May 1995

I founded Small Office Solutions Ltd in 1995 specifically to provide support and development services to small businesses and to individuals working remotely from their employer. Since then the business has grown and we've helped customers throughout the UK, as well as globally from Canada to Australia. SOS has also published software on a licensed basis, and today concentrates on web applications and websites, developing sites from new as well as maintaining, fixing or enhancing existing sites. We also of

Education

B.Sc. Energy Studies

1976 - 1979 (3 years)

British Computer Society Part 1

1979 - 1980 (1 year)

Certifications

BCS Part 1 (1981)

A certification for IT professionals in the UK, the "Part 1" exam has since been superceded by other more subject-specific qualifications. In the early 80's I achieved Part 1 certification following post-graduate study on a 1-day-per week course over a year, in conjunction with review of on-the-job training with my employer.

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  • Straight A's

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  • US English Pro

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 2)
  • US English Pro

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 2)
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • The Giver

    Award your project to a Freelancer.
  • The Enforcer

    Reporting a project or contest that violates our terms of service.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • The Biller

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Investor

    Post a featured project.
  • The Prospector

    Post your first project.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method