Specialized profiles allow you to tailor your profile to your audience and to create variations of your profile that showcase your experience within specific categories. For example, you can separate out the work you've done as a mobile game developer from your work as a translator or graphic designer.

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Here's an explanation of specialized profiles from our Product Manager.

Create or Change a Specialized Profile

Once you’re invited, you’ll have the option to “Add specialized profile” in the profile editor (Find Work > Profile).

After you’ve created a specialized profile, your options are:

  • View: Shows a preview of how your specialized profile will look to clients
  • Unpublish: Hides your specialized profile so only you can see it
  • Delete: Completely removes your specialized profile (cannot be recovered)
  • Edit: Each section of a profile will have an “Edit” or “Add” option that allows you to make updates and changes. You can switch between profiles at the top to edit the parts that are customized to that profile view.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between a specialized profile and the profile I already have?

On each specialized profile you’ll set:

  • A title, overview, and rate
  • Which portfolio and work history items show (general has all, specialized shows just the relevant ones of your choosing)
  • More detail about the type of skills you have within a job category
What stays the same on a specialized profile and the general profile I already have?

The rest of the parts of the profiles (except those listed above) will be the same across profile views:

  • Skill tests, educational background, employment history, certifications, other experience, languages, availability
  • Portfolio project details (you don’t have to show all projects on specialized profiles, but their titles, attachments, and other details will be the same everywhere they appear)
  • Job Success Score

If you edit a shared part of your profile, the changes will show across on all profile views.

Who can create a specialized profile?

Freelancers who have completed work in the following categories will be invited to create a specialized profile:

  1. Accounting & Consulting
  2. Admin Support
  3. Customer Service
  4. Data Science & Analytics
  5. Design & Creative
  6. Engineering & Architecture
  7. IT & Networking
  8. Legal
  9. Sales & Marketing
  10. Translation
  11. Web, Mobile & Software Development
  12. Writing
How will a client know I have a specialized profile?

Your profile will contain an indicator that you have other specialized profiles, and the client will have the option to switch between those versions when viewing your profile (similar to how you switch between versions when editing your profile).

How do I send someone a link to my specialized profile?

Currently, you'll only be able to send a direct link to your general profile. We plan to add unique links to your specialized profiles at a later date.

What are the available profile specializations?
The following profile specializations are currently available.
Accounting & Consulting
Category Subcategory Specialized Profile
Account & Consulting Accounting Accounting
Account & Consulting Accounting Bookkeeping
Account & Consulting Financial Planning Financial Analysis & Modeling
Account & Consulting Financial Planning Financial Management / CFO
Account & Consulting Human Resources HR Administration
Account & Consulting Human Resources Recruiting
Account & Consulting Human Resources Training & Development
Account & Consulting Management Consulting Business Analysis
Account & Consulting Management Consulting Instructional Design
Account & Consulting Management Consulting Management Consulting
Account & Consulting Other - Accounting & Consulting Tax Preparation
Admin Support
Category Subcategory Specialized Profile
Admin Support Data Entry Data Entry
Admin Support Other - Admin Support Order Processing
Admin Support Personal / Virtual Assistant Virtual / Administrative Assistance
Admin Support Project Management Project Management
Admin Support Transcription Transcription
Admin Support Web Research Online Research
Customer Service
Category Subcategory Specialized Profile
Customer Service Customer Service Customer Service
Customer Service Technical Support Technical Support
Data Science & Analytics
Category Subcategory Specialized Profile
Data Science & Analytics A/B Testing A/B Testing
Data Science & Analytics Data Extraction / ETL Data Extraction
Data Science & Analytics Data Extraction / ETC Data Processing
Data Science & Analytics Data Mining & Management Data Engineering
Data Science & Analytics Dating Mining & Management Data Mining
Data Science & Analytics Data Visualization Data Visualization
Data Science & Analytics Machine Learning Deep Learning
Data Science & Analytics Machine Learning Knowledge Representation
Data Science & Analytics Machine Learning Machine Learning
Data Science & Analytics Other - Data Science & Analytics Bandits
Data Science & Analytics Other - Data Science & Analytics Expertimentation & Testing
Data Science & Analytics Quantitative Analysis Data Analytics
Design & Creative
Category Subcategory Specialized Profile
Design & Creative Animation 2D Animation
Design & Creative Animation 3D Animation
Design & Creative Animation VR & AR Design
Design & Creative Art & Illustration Cartoonist
Design & Creative Art & Illustration Illustration
Design & Creative Audio Production Audio Editing / Post-Production
Design & Creative Audio Production Audio Production
Design & Creative Audio Production Music Composition
Design & Creative Audio Production Music Production
Design & Creative Audio Production Musician
Design & Creative Brand Identity & Strategy Brand Identity Design
Design & Creative Brand Identity & Strategy Brand Strategy
Design & Creative Brand Identity & Strategy Social Media Strategy
Design & Creative Graphics & Design Art Direction
Design & Creative Graphics & Design Creative Direction
Design & Creative Graphics & Design Editorial Design
Design & Creative Graphics & Design Graphic Design
Design & Creative Motion Graphics Motion Graphics Design
Design & Creative Photography Image Editing / Retouching
Design & Creative Photography Photography
Design & Creative Physical Design Exhibit Design
Design & Creative Physical Design Fashion Design
Design & Creative Physical Design Store Design
Design & Creative Presentations Presentation Design
Design & Creative Video Production Actor
Design & Creative Video Production Scriptwriting
Design & Creative Video Production Video Editing / Post-Production
Design & Creative Video Production Video Production
Design & Creative Video Production Videographer
Design & Creative Voice Talent Vocalist
Design & Creative Voice Talent Voice Talent
Engineering & Architecture
Category Subcategory Specialized Profile
Engineering & Architecture 3D Modeling & CAD 3D Modeling
Engineering & Architecture 3D Modeling & CAD 3D Rendering
Engineering & Architecture 3D Modeling & CAD 3D Visualization
Engineering & Architecture 3D Modeling & CAD CAD
Engineering & Architecture 3D Modeling & CAD Jewelry Design
Engineering & Architecture Architecture Architecture
Engineering & Architecture Architecture Landscape Design
Engineering & Architecture Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering
Engineering & Architecture Chemical Engineering Chemistry
Engineering & Architecture Chemical Engineering Oil & Gas Engineering
Engineering & Architecture Chemical Engineering Process Engineering
Engineering & Architecture Civil & Structural Engineering BIM Modeling
Engineering & Architecture Civil & Structural Engineering Civil Engineering
Engineering & Architecture Civil & Structural Engineering Quantity Surveying
Engineering & Architecture Civil & Structural Engineering Structural Engineering
Engineering & Architecture Contract Manufacturing Sourcing & Procurement
Engineering & Architecture Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering
Engineering & Architecture Interior Design Interior Design
Engineering & Architecture Mechanical Engineering HVAC & MEP Design
Engineering & Architecture Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Engineering & Architecture Other - Engineering & Architecture Biology
Engineering & Architecture Other - Engineering & Architecture Electronic Engineering
Engineering & Architecture Other - Engineering & Architecture Energy Management & Modeling
Engineering & Architecture Other - Engineering & Architecture Engineering Tutoring
Engineering & Architecture Other - Engineering & Architecture Hydraulics Engineering
Engineering & Architecture Other - Engineering & Architecture Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Engineering & Architecture Other - Engineering & Architecture Mathematics
Engineering & Architecture Other - Engineering & Architecture PCB Design
Engineering & Architecture Other - Engineering & Architecture Physics
Engineering & Architecture Other - Engineering & Architecture Science Tutoring
Engineering & Architecture Other - Engineering & Architecture Solar Energy
Engineering & Architecture Other - Engineering & Architecture Wind Energy
Engineering & Architecture Product Design Industrial Design
Engineering & Architecture Product Design Product Design
IT & Engineering
Category Subcategory Specialized Profile
IT & Engineering Database Administration Database Administration
IT & Engineering ERP / CRM Software Systems Architecture
IT & Engineering ERP / CRM Software Systems Engineering
IT & Engineering Information Security Systems Compliance
IT & Engineering Information Security Information Security
IT & Engineering Information Security Network Security
IT & Engineering Network & System Administration Network Administration
IT & Engineering Network & System Administration System Administration
IT & Engineering Other - IT & Networking DevOps Engineering
IT & Engineering Other - IT & Networking Solutions Architecture
Legal
Category Subcategory Specialized Profile
Legal Contract Law General Counsel
Legal Corporate Law Business & Corporate Law
Legal Intellectual Property Law Intellectual Property Law
Legal Other - Legal Immigration Law
Legal Other - Legal International Law
Legal Other - Legal Labor & Employment Law
Legal Other - Legal Regulatory Law
Legal Other - Legal Securities & Finance Law
Legal Other - Legal Tax Law
Legal Other - Legal Paralegal
Sales & Marketing
Category Subcategory Specialized Profile
Sales & Marketing Display Advertising Campaign Management
Sales & Marketing Display Advertising Digital Marketing
Sales & Marketing Email & Marketing Automation Email Marketing
Sales & Marketing Email & Marketing Automation Marketing Automation
Sales & Marketing Lead Generation Business Development
Sales & Marketing Lead Generation Lead Generation
Sales & Marketing Market & Customer Research Market Research
Sales & Marketing Marketing Strategy Content Strategy
Sales & Marketing Marketing Strategy Marketing Strategy
Sales & Marketing Other - Sales & MArketing Community Management
Sales & Marketing Public Relations Public Relations
Sales & Marketing SEM - Search Engine Marketing Search Engine Marketing
Sales & Marketing SEO - Search Enginer Optimization Search Engine Optimization
Sales & Marketing SMM - Social Media Marketing Social Media Marketing
Sales & Marketing Telemarketing & Sales Telemarketing
Translation
Category Subcategory Specialized Profile
Translation General Translation Language Localization
Translation General Translation Language Tutoring
Translation General Translation Translation
Translation Legal Translation Legal Translation
Translation Medical Translation Medical Translation
Translation Technical Translation Technical Translation
Web, Mobile & Software Development
Category Subcategory Specialized Profile
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Desktop Software Development Desktop Software Development
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Ecommerce Development Ecommerce Development
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Game Development Game Development
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Mobile Development Mobile App Development
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Mobile Development Mobile Game Development
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Other - Software Development AR / VR Development
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Other - Software Development Database Development
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Other - Software Development Emerging Tech
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Other - Software Development Firmware Development
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Other - Software Development Software Development Tutoring
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Product Management Product Management
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Product Management Scrum Master
Web, Mobile & Software Dev QA & Testing Automation QA
Web, Mobile & Software Dev QA & Testing Functional QA
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Scripts & Utilities Scripting & Automation
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web & Mobile Design User Research
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web & Mobile Design Mobile Design
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web & Mobile Design Prototyping
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web & Mobile Design UX/UI Design
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web & Mobile Design Web Design
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web Development Back-Edn Development
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web Development CMS Customization
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web Development CMS Development
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web Development Front-End Development
Web, Mobile & Software Dev Web Development Full Stack Development
Writing
Category Subcategory Specialized Profile
Writing Article & Blog Writing Content Writing
Writing Copywriting Copywriting
Writing Creative Writing Creative Writing
Writing Creative Writing Ghostwriting
Writing Editing & Proofreading Editing & Proofreading
Writing Grant Writing Grant Writing
Writing Other - Writing Business Writing
Writing Other - Writing Writing Tutoring
Writing Resumes & Cover Letters Career Coaching
Writing Technical Writing Technical Writing

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