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Re: Expanding Specialized Profiles for Freelancers

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Yaroslav G Member Since: Apr 11, 2017
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Specialized profiles is a good idea, but specializations list isn't well made.

For what I'm interested in, there are:

1. Video Production (I assume, live-action videos, AKA filming. That's not completely clear or me, for clients especially. They call "videos" everything - 2D and 3D animation, live action videos... any moving images - and they're right)

2. Videographer (the same?)

3. Video Editing/Post Production

4. 2D animation

5. 3D animation

6. Motion Graphics Design (why on earth is this a separate category??? Motion graphics IS just a particular type of animation, either 2D or 3D)

7. Cartoonist (again, cartoons IS JUST A PARTICULAR TYPE (or style) OF ANIMATION,  can be either 2D or 3D)

 

So you, Upwork staff, just have made more difficult for clients to find a freelancer for their job, and more difficult for freelancers to be found.

 

I personally make videos - shoot and edit live action videos, and make 2D and 3D animations (motion graphics mostly, but not only).

 

So which 2 specializations should I choose to be found and to make the job, what is in our common interests, guys?

 

Why won't you make just:

1. Live action video production (AKA filming, videography, cinematography, shooting vids)

2. Video Editing/ Post Production

3. 2D animation (meaning motion graphics, cartoons, and all the possible types and styles included)

4. 3D animation (motion graphics, cartoons, and all the possible types and styles included)

 

OR even:

1. Live action video production (AKA filming, videography, cinematography, shooting vids)

2. Video Editing/ Post Production

3. Animation (2D and 3D, since many freelancers do both. Motion graphics, cartoons, and all the possible types and styles included)

 

Also, would be nice if you made a note about which specialization means what (as I did in brackets, but in a  clever way)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bojana D Member Since: May 2, 2011
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Quick question, can we edit the category of the specialised profile? I have one, and I'm considering using the second slot too, but I realised when I edit the current Illutration profile, I can't really change the category - only  the title and the other custom text fields. Does that mean that once I've created two sub-profiles, I'm left with whatever categories I've chosen for them unless I decide to delete them? And if I do decide to delete one of them, do I get back the slot to add another, different sub-profile later? 

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Sorry about the delayed response, Bojana. That's correct that currently a freelancer would need to delete their specialized profile in order to switch to a different service. After deleting one specialized profile, you should be able to add a new one. 

~ Valeria
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Lyndall C Member Since: Jan 28, 2019
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I just created my specialized profile and it's a wonderful feature. The animiation showed the ability to customize the work experience section but when I delete a work experience on my specialized profile it also deletes it on my main profile. This is a pretty essential feature. The portfolio is easy as it let's you choose what to include. I am missing something? How to I customize the work experience? Thanks.

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Lyndall,

 

Are you referring to the Employment History section? Employment History, Education and Other Experiences sections are the same for the main profile and all specialized profile. If it's updated, it will be updated for all profiles.

~ Valeria
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Lyndall C Member Since: Jan 28, 2019
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Yes I am referring to the Employment history section. In your demo animation it shows that you choose which work entries to include for each specialized profile. But when I remove the work experience in my specialized profile, it removes it everywhere including my main profile.
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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Thanks for following up, Lyndall! The demo is referring to Upwork Work History. The freelancer is able to choose which contracts completed on Upwork they want to display on their specialised profile. Employment history will show the same on all profiles.

~ Valeria
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Daniel M Member Since: Oct 8, 2015
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Screenshot attached:

Screenshot from 2019-01-31 18-11-02.jpg

I hope the image above is autodescriptive enough to explain my issue. I just want to add my "Shopify website design" job under my "Store Design" profile and I can't.

Curiously this morning I could add this job successfully and it was showing in the "Work history and feedback" section, but later I realized that it disappeared and now I can't add it anymore.

What's the issue?

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Daniel,

 

I'm going to check and get back to you shortly about the job that doesn't have the check box next to it. 

Meanwhile, I've merged your post into this thread about Specialized profiles.

~ Valeria
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Daniel M Member Since: Oct 8, 2015
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Thank you Valeria, I will be looking forward your feedback. Smiley Happy

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