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  1. Kandis Knight

    Kandis Knight

    Publicist, Social Media Expert, Published Journalist, Business Analyst

    United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

    Greetings, my name is Kandis Knight ( http://about.me/kandisknight ), it will be a pleasure to assist with your business needs. In today's competitive market, an experienced social media strategist is what you need, one who is also a master publicist and clearly understands the delicate balance of proper "word choice" and brand reputation. Over the last 15 years, I have developed a wide range of internet marketing techniques based on my experience in journalism, entertainment, guerilla marketing, public relations and social media. My specially designed techniques are used in many layers to help publicize my clients, both small businesses and large corporations. I have worked hard to maintain a Klout score of 60 and an International email database of over 800,000 featuring direct contact to some of the best leaders in business, community, entertainment, sports and real estate. In, addition, I have a social media following of over 20K (Twitter 10,000, Facebook 7,000, LinkedIn 1,000, Myspace 6,000, Instagram 7,000). My core competency lies in helping companies develop their internet profiles and "personas", and teaching companies how to harness the power of the internet. I also serve as a resource to my networks, providing my social media channels with information about my clients and information that can help them in their daily lives. My techniques always positively affect "bottom-lines" due to the aggressive tactics I have learned from years of experience and the extent of the creativity I use to employ my campaigns. I operate a full service social media command center in my home, complete with all necessary office tools and resources to best benefit your campaign, including high speed internet, and Apple products and all necessary printing and monitoring devices. I also have experience in the following areas: Blogging WordPress TypePad Twitter (and many Twitter Management Applications) Live Writer Podcasting Audacity FeedBlitz Bloglines LinkedIn Facebook MySpace Flickr Twitter Ning Pinterest HTML / HTML editors YouTube Digg del.icio.us StumbleUpon Technorati reddit Google and related tools (Analytics, etc.) Camtasia/Screenflow/Keynote/Powerpoint PitchEngine Sprout Social Twellow Microsoft mastery in all packages (Office, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)

    $12.22 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  2. Rebecca Joki

    Rebecca Joki

    Freelance writer with the "Write" words

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    I am award-winning fiction author and I have been freelance writing for several years. I an a stickler for deadlines and take great pride in my work. I write effective calls-to-action with my unique style and powerful command of the English language. I write business content including SEO Website content, marketing materials, proposals,HR-related content and various other business writing. I also write articles on a variety of other topics on a regular basis. I also content for various Websites including writing for Examiner.com as the Northern Wisconsin Fishing Examiner. I maintain my own blog at www.GetOutsideWisconsin.com and my own Website at FishLikeaGirl.us. I guest blog whenever possibel. I have received many awards for my fiction writing. . I have launched many successful email marketing campaigns for local businesses.

    $16.00 /hr
    36 hours
    4.95
  3. Nancy B.

    Nancy B.

    Project Manager: Marketing and Creative

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

    Highly experienced with a track record that includes hundreds of completed projects over a 20 year period. I can work effectively as a team leader, a team member or as a sole contractor. I have experience in the following areas: Marketing strategy, project management, marketing campaigns, mobile app design, design and production of print and web materials, copywriting, website design and development, ebooks, textbooks, packaging, email campaigns, email and print advertising.

    $55.56 /hr
    48 hours
    4.57
  4. Lugene Mae Olandag

    Lugene Mae Olandag

    Bookkeeper/Admin HR/Educator/Researcher/Writer/SEO

    Philippines - Tests: 3

    * Candid, hardworking, believes in integrity and consistently sets firm goals to myself. * Thinks positively and demonstrates an unwavering resolve to do whatever must be done to produce the best long-term results, no matter how difficult. * Able to not only meet my employers’ expectations, but has consistently exceeded those markers. I am determined to do well in my job and have a successful career, as well as to make the company I work for more competitive.

    $3.33 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  5. Halona B.

    Halona B.

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Are you a frustrated internet entrepreneur who has has been burned a few times trying to hire writers who claimed they could bring you big money, yet your sales continue to be less than stellar? Do you know you have a product or service that can change people's lives for the better, yet not enough people know your product even exists? Are you tired of apologizing and crying to your partner as you watch your savings dwindle down to ZERO while others with HALF YOUR TALENT are laughing all the way to the bank? STOP THROWING MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN! Discover how my writing services can help you turn your SORRIES into SALES and your CRIES into CASH! No, seriously! What frustrated internet entrepreneurs don't understand is that WRITING FOR SALES is a skill that needs to be learned and practiced. You need to be more than just an English speaker with a degree in English to sell your products and services online. What you need is someone who understands internet marketing, and a writer who gets the whole sales formula for success. WHO AM I? I am a writer and an editor who works with authors, speakers, coaches, and experts of all kinds who are ready to SELL and make an IMPACT. WHAT DO I DO? WRITING: I write sales pages, email sequences, blog posts, perform SEO research, etc. BOOK EDITING: I also support nonfiction writers who need their books edited. My specialties are medical, health, wellness, and spiritual topics. If you're tired of doodling around and bumping into duds who promise the world, but deliver on very little -- let's talk about how I can use my writing talent to get the sales you are so ready to receive.

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  6. Theresa Goodell

    Theresa Goodell Agency Contractor

    #1 Native US English Content Writer/Editor/Proofreader/SEO/VA

    United States - Tests: 26 - Portfolio: 21

    “Quality, quality, quality: never waver from it, even when you don't see how you can afford to keep it up. When you compromise, you become a commodity and and then you die.” [Gary Hirshberg] I am a U.S.-based native English speaker and writer. My English is American; however, I regularly work with British businesses, so I can do that as well. I have outstanding skills in grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and style, and can significantly edit work, if necessary, without losing the author's voice. I have a keen eye for (and ability to fix) typos, awkward use of language, clichés, style inconsistencies and other problems in articles, blog posts, ads, brochures, landing pages, websites, e-books and entire publications. I also understand and appreciate the relationship between text and search engine optimization when writing for the Web. I always approach my work with creativity and energy. I’m fast, accurate, write with spirit & humor, and even have the ability to inject interest and personality into dreary technical topics! My proofreading and copy editor experience includes numerous online publishers, websites, a law firm, an IT firm, an employee health/pension benefits plan and more. I regularly work with WordPress and Joomla sites, but can also proofread/edit source code with Notepad++. My SEO strengths include: • Ability to learn the language of your target audience • Knowledge of search engine algorithms • Keyword research and analysis • Ability to analyze site usability and architecture • Well-versed in the importance of keyword-focused breadcrumb navigation • Understanding of HTML tags and markup that comprise web pages and how to optimize them • Image optimization • Traffic analysis • Link analysis • Relevant external link building • Internal link optimization • Proper anchor text optimization • Strong communication skills • Skillful writing of keyword-optimized content • Well-versed in content distribution • Ability to find content gaps • Seasoned editor/proofreader • Experienced at social integration to leverage its power for any business • Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools • Google Authorship/rich snippets I also specialize in creating WordPress websites and managing your WordPress content.

    Associated with: Hill & Associates

    $25.00 /hr
    3,091 hours
    3.40
  7. Gary Singer

    Gary Singer

    Innovative Writer And SEO Specialist

    United States - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 43

    My services enable you to hire one person only who can simultaneously create effective content and optimize it for the search engines. I specialize in developing and editing content that maintains interest and compels conversions. All production is absolutely unique and will be optimized to comply with current search engine algorithm protocols. Today, more than ever in the past, unique, touching, emotional, and engaging content writing is key to the success of any Internet or business venture. I utilize my creative writing abilities to effectively promote products and services on the web. I also excel at developing any literary vehicle including original prose and commentary. My style is unique and creates demand. My writing history is varied: website content, blog posts, poetry, short stories, my kids' homework, and subversive espionage solicitations from third world countries. With my SEO background, my writing will always be search engine-friendly and fully optimized. I work well with other site builders. Creative writing is more to me than work; it is a passion and one I embrace with complete enthusiasm and dedication.

    Groups: Article Samurai, BoonEx

    $27.78 /hr
    857 hours
    4.96
  8. Kali K.

    Kali K.

    World-Class Project Manager

    United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

    Quality. Efficiency. Integrity. Let's get it done! Coming from 12 years of engineering and project management at Microsoft, I bring all the best-in-class patterns and practices to help companies of any size build applications and content that are professional, smart, and clean. I am here to help you succeed with a variety of site building, team management, and communication goals, including: program management/project management business writing copy writing specs web content English translation creative writing voice overs I also offer services in a variety of administrative capacities that you want to be done by someone who really wants you to look good! These include data curation Microsoft Excel and Access SharePoint administration email handling and management transcription web research As an owner of startups myself, I am daily immersed in managing and deploying new technology, applications, and trends on both the proprietary and open source sides of the aisle, especially related to international business, e-commerce, blogging, the knowledge of which I’ll be happy to bring to your aid. Here is just a sampling of what I interact with day after day: Basecamp, Teamwork, Assembla, and Trello Microsoft SQL Server Team Foundation Server nopCommerce Joomla! ASP.NET PHP IIS Amazon PayPal Expressions Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) Google Docs Google Analytics Aweber …and a host of custom built applications For more info, visit my page at kalikucera.com

    $21.67 /hr
    1,920 hours
    4.95
  9. Tasneem Sachee

    Tasneem Sachee

    Expert Article Writer/Copywriter, SEO-search engine optimised content

    Canada - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    Over the last few years, I have developed content for small and medium sized businesses focusing on 100% original content catered to both the search engines and the human reader. My approach is to write content based on keyword research with the right amount of keyword density. My aim is to incorporate everything from H1,H2, H3 tags to Page Title, correctly optimized description and keyword tags, internal linking and more. I also have experience in the following areas: Setting up a wordpress site or blog, installing relevant plugins, keyword research using Market Samurai and Google Keyword Tool, email marketing, HTML, video optimization. I offer fanatical customer support with all my projects. Looking forward to building a fruitful and mutual business relationship together!

    $16.67 /hr
    145 hours
    4.91