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  1. Andrew Hessel

    Andrew Hessel

    wordsmith

    United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm a gifted storyteller, dedicated to helping clients tell theirs. I say this unabashedly and with complete confidence. The proof, of course, is the words. Today, finding the right words is more important than ever, and I strive to under-promise but over-deliver. The name of my company says it all: words-are-my-biz And my philosophy is simple: The right words sell. The wrong words leave sales on the table. WHO AM I? I’m a professional writer living in Portland, Oregon with a lifelong passion for the power of the written word. I’ve written everything from novels to blogs, sales collateral to web content, ad copy to letters, business proposals to sales plans and training manuals. Not to mention a few thousand papers getting my four kids through high school and college. I love what I do. WHAT IS MY BACKGROUND? I bring more than thirty years of sales and marketing business management experience to every project, and by this I’m talking about major corporations to mid-size companies and start-ups, working in fields including software, real estate, law, publishing, advertising and services. I confess to having a particular fondness for high degree-of-difficulty challenges. JUST HOW DO I DO WHAT I DO? By asking questions, listening and considering what I hear, followed by collaborative brainstorming to develop a plan we both embrace with confidence and enthusiasm. As you seek synergy within your organization, I seek it with my clients. It pays huge dividends. The common thread is in finding the way to communicate more effectively, internally and externally, with staff, customers and prospects. The common challenge is in identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and unique competitive factors confronting each client. HOW CAN YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT ME? Visit my website, home to my novels, blog and publishing company, Old Dog Publishing.

    $95.00 /hr
    754 hours
    4.99
  2. Keith R.

    Keith R.

    Communications Strategist - Writer, Editor, Creative Wordsmith

    Spain - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 14

    Every company, organization, and individual has a motivation – a thought that comes into being, waiting for the moment to be expressed into actions and words. Often, thoughts linger on the verge of development due to the inability to partially or entirely transform them into literature; or the hesitation that doing so will deviate from the powerful essence of a thought that could ‘become’. Benefit from a communications strategist who will collaborate with you – from a writer, editor, and creative wordsmith perspective – to create original content as well as interpret your ideas, concepts, and literary works. Your existing communications will also be developed and enhanced to exceed your objectives and goals. We will work together to identify areas for improvement while outlining a strategy for change, and exploring innovative possibilities. Ours is a potential collaboration towards successfully creating, developing, and achieving your communication goals. I offer clarification through consultation and compose to establish literary flow. I am a wordsmith architect whose expertise is complemented by 20+ years of collaborating with companies from multiple sectors, corporate-level executives, entrepreneurs, and others. My sought-after consultation is also a reflection of my inherent ability to ‘engage’ by accessing the feeling of what you are trying to communicate. My collaborations have included: Entrepreneurs - establishing clear communication of their ideas Corporations - helping to develop written strategies Websites - in search of quality content Book authors - requiring a keen eye for creative and emotional infusion Book publishers - editing and proofreading for continuity Business startups - developing the foundation of their identity Marketing companies - for perspective to improving and expanding their message Translations companies - quality English writing across multiple industries The mom - seeking to express the depth of her sentimentality The student - fulfilling his/her written university requirements The executive - requiring beneficial insight and organization These collaborations, and more, are supported by an ongoing recognition of achievements and acknowledgements: "You get me." "You exceeded my expectations." "You knew exactly what I wanted to say." "You understood the objective from my perspective." "Your ability to evaluate, communicate, and deliver is extraordinary."

    $30.00 /hr
    3,105 hours
    4.99
  3. Shoaib K.

    Shoaib K.

    Clutter-breaker extraordinaire.

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 11

    You want to break through the clutter. I want to deliver content that does. Simple. Creative content and sales-driven messages are my fortes. I have developed marketing communications materials such as brochures, sales letters, press releases, product descriptions, TVC and RDC scripts, advertising copy and packaging copy for numerous successful brands. I like to think of myself as a versatile writer, and can tweak my style according to the intended audience, platform and message content. I have written and published hundreds of articles online, and my research skills are legendary. I think typos are the scourge of the earth, and my attention to detail borders on the perverse!

    $55.56 /hr
    681 hours
    4.88
  4. Matthieu R.

    Matthieu R.

    Native French Translator Video Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 6

    Main objective : Find long term collaborative work contracts. Want to know more : After a French scientific Baccalaureate, I graduated from an international audiovisual and fine-art school - obtaining their two diplomas. Then, spent over 5 years working as a film, sound and video editor for 2 major post-production hubs in France, where I digitized, restored and handled many featured film productions from major movie catalogues (Universal, Canal +, Hammer productions, Cine cite, etc.) along world known TV series (Friends). I moved to the USA in 2001 where I started helping on numerous independent movie productions, theater play designs, directed several audiovisual and musical productions, managed low and medium budgets, edited multi-camera productions, edited TV spots, radio spots, created e-learning voice modules, screen captures, produced informative material and released published, licensed and copyrighted works. Softwares I use : the Adobe CS5, Final Cut Pro X & Motion 5, and Office from Microsoft just to name a few. On another hand, being a French native, I can create subtitles or translate dialogs for movies and manage European localization projects, from web-site to e-learning booklets to cooking recipes, technical documents and more... Currently the French localization provider for several interactive software companies, one translation agency and a major audiovisual products distributor. Thank you for considering my application. Looking forward to our collaboration.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $75.00 /hr
    531 hours
    4.96
  5. Arsalan F.

    Arsalan F.

    High Quality Essay / Creative / Academic Writer- Researcher / Blogger

    United Kingdom - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    4.9 out of 5 score on odesk. 5 Star Rating. ☆☆☆☆☆ One of the most selective and sought after writers on odesk. 5 Years Odesk Experience, 160+ Hours logged. Trusted and Verified Freelancer. ✓ I work for serious clients only and take selective projects. I have written hundreds of papers and worked on numerous projects consisting of : • Academic assignments. • Literature Review. • Essays (any topic) • Creative writing/Article writing. • Admissions essays/Recruitment /Scholarship applications / Personal statements. • Project proposals. • Copy-editing, Content- development, Blogging. • Case Study solutions. • Copywriting • Research papers/ Research reports- I am well versed with all citation styles such as MLA, APA, HARVARD etc. My clients have included Google , Odesk and numerous internet startups/established businesses. I have graded and provided critique on students' essays. I have also written essays, literature reviews and academic reports for countless students. I have an established track record here on odesk. I never compromise on quality. I do my work with the utmost precision and with attention-to-details, and the results speak for themselves. I have a day job that pays me well, freelancing is only my hobby. I get a lot of interest from prospective clients for work and my availability is limited, contact me asap for your project. I want to work with serious clients who appreciate the value of hard work and dedication. My ultimate objective is to deliver you with an excellent output.

    $27.78 /hr
    165 hours
    4.91
  6. Carla Geenen

    Carla Geenen

    Experienced online coach/counselor

    Netherlands - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    Are you looking for someone to help you achieve the things you love? Would you like to have a regular talk with someone about your life and business goals, your dreams and ambitions, your worries and doubt? Are you looking for someone with an open heart and mind? Someone who sees you, the real you, and is dedicated to help you make progress on your purpose and passion? Someone to increase your accountability and serve as a sounding board and support group in one? I graduated with honours from the University of Amsterdam (MSc.) before becoming a personal coach and trainer. I completed several courses on NLP, coaching and counselling and hold over 7 years of experience. In the Netherlands I run my own coaching business (www.carlageenen.nl) both Life and Work related. My experience in Personal Branding has lead to the publication of the coaching tool Brand New You. English readers can read more on my blog www.howtodowhatyoulove.wordpress.com. I am a reliable professional with integrity. My method is intuitive and client-centered. I use a wide variety of excersises and techniques. Clients appreciate my ability to quickly understand their situation/personality, ask the right questions and help them move forward in a positive direction. It is my personal believe that understanding and loving yourself is key to living a happy life. Dutch is my native language. But I do have high commend of English. Being educated as a Cultural Antropologist, and having travelled the world, I love to work with an international clientbase. Meeting people from all over the world, sharing in their struggles and triumfs, is what makes this work wonderful to me. Looking forward to hear/feel from you! Best regards, Carla Geenen

    $35.00 /hr
    58 hours
    5.00
  7. Bhavna Vaish

    Bhavna Vaish

    Well Read, Creative, Ex-Corporate Professional

    India - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a well read, talented and creative writer with a passion for quality. The creative processes of writing enthuse me. I am looking to expand my writing repertoire and continue on my journey of words and expressions. I would be happy to assist you in any kind of writing assignment that you may have. I also like to use my command over English for other assignment such as proofreading, transcribing (with proper grammar) etc where I can add value. I am an MBA with more than a decade of experience in Banking and Capital Markets and am now looking to work as a freelancer. I enjoy travelling to different parts of this wonderful planet, understanding different cultures and meeting new people. Cheers

    $29.44 /hr
    580 hours
    4.86
  8. Isabel F.

    Isabel F.

    Business Consultant | LinkedIn Marketing | Branding | Content Writer

    Portugal - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 4

    Reliable. Trustworthy. Competent. EXPERTISE: Branding & Positioning / Content & Relationship Marketing. Providing excellent customer focus I bring multilingual & multicultural sensibility to my strategic & creative work in MARKETING, LEAD GENERATION & SALES in many areas of technology & industries, international trade, procurement & sourcing. VALUE PROPOSITION: Keeping it simple, identifying the essential, eliminating the rest! As a seasoned Management Consultant I have seen many companies grow and perish. I understand what distinguishes them ...I work above, below, through & on-line, in order to dramatically increase my clients' RESULTS! CORE VALUES: No lies & no tricks! I sincerely believe in doing the right thing to enable my clients to succeed. If they succeed, then I succeed. MOTTO: "Three sentences for getting success: Know more than other. Work more than other. Expect less than other." (W. Shakespeare) "QUALITY is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort" (John Ruskin) ... I'm a former SME Co-founder & Managing Director Owner with over 25 years of sales & marketing entrepreneurial experience within business development. Please check out my RECOMMENDATIONS and BACKGROUND ACTIVITY on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/isabel-futscher-fernandes/b/37b/648 EXCLUSIVE SERVICES: I deliver over-the-top personalized service... I will take time to understand the challenges and needs in order to give the best possible help. LINKEDIN MARKETING: As an experienced business developer & a strategist, I assist on LinkedIn profiles & Company Pages, Personal & Business Branding, effective LinkedIn SEO, LinkedIn Marketing Segmentation, Positioning, Lead Generation, LinkedIn PR Management & long term online Marketing Management ... always focusing in QUALITY connections and due "net-worth", I deliver RESULTS with an extreme sense of urgency & professionalism. My preference is to develop long-term relationships with clients. Please take a look at my brief presentation: www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7qcklsv2QA COACHING: I have the maturity and skill set to prepare, support & manage your in-house or virtual workforce team assuming direct communication via email & SKYPE. Your BUSINESS VALUE & GROWTH: I do care about it and look forward to assisting YOU … Let's talk!

    $70.00 /hr
    581 hours
    4.99
  9. Tamma Ford

    Tamma Ford

    Business Consulting. Business Writing. Language for Business.

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 16

    Business Consultant: Consulting for new or growing businesses. Strategies and guidance for starting up your company, for seizing expansion or funding opportunities and for adapting to change. Presenting ways of looking at your company that help you make both the easy and the hard changes: your product/service lines, revenue streams and pricing structures, staff issues, processes and procedures, vendor suitability, potential new markets, sales & marketing approaches, and more. Business Plans: I have researched and produced hundreds of short and long business plans hand-in-hand with the entrepreneurs or managers, resulting in funding and/or whatever the plan was meant to achieve. Full-length plans have included the business presentation in Word and Powerpoint formats, a presentation of Financial Projections and start-up costs in an Excel format. Business Writer: I have direct, multi-industry business-world experience and bring that knowledge to my writing for you. Well-organized, clear thinker able to translate the clarity to paper for you. I can provide great clarity for your readers in the many ways your business communicates - sales and brochure copy, email blast messages, business letters, descriptive copy for all kinds of products or services. Notably: Resumes, Cover Letters: Professional resume building, hand-in-hand with you. Functional and chronological, and some "free-form" upon request! Editing and proofing of these so that the English is correct, coherent and clear for your target readers. Compelling cover letters complete your resume. Fiction and non-fiction work: I can assist with all phases of E-book writing and/or e-book ghost-writing within my knowledge base - from helping outline and plan the book, to writing it from scratch for your review, to providing all types of editing of any book already completed or started by you. French to English: I am proficient in written and spoken French. I can translate most business and general topics from French to English with ease for you. I am able to compare, edit and proof any such translation you wish to have double-checked. Published Author: I have written numerous e-books and articles for myself and clients. Please view some samples via my Expert Author Profile on http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Tamma_Ford as well! Language for Business: I have been an ESL - English as a Foreign Language - trainer for adults in the business world for 30 years.

    $35.00 /hr
    148 hours
    4.91
  10. Daniel Vargas PhD

    Daniel Vargas PhD

    Marketing Consultant, Business & Academic writer

    Netherlands - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

    Creative value and insightful analysis just a click away! Over 7 years of professional experience as a writer, digital marketing strategist, and academic researcher, make up the core value of my work. I'm a uniquely skilled provider of: -Planning, Execution and Evaluation of Inbound Marketing (Result driven content marketing: lead acquisition, CRM, Campaign planning execution and evaluation, creative strategy, SEO&SEM strategies) -Academic writing and research, article writing, and editing: expertise in business, economics and the social sciences. -Business writing (articles, white papers, executive briefs, grant writing) -Creative writing (copywriting, ghostwriting, script writing)

    $30.00 /hr
    708 hours
    4.83