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Editing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.81.

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  1. Andrea D.

    Andrea D.

    Legal and Business Professional

    United States - Last active: 10/09/2014 - Tests: 4

    I am a legal professional with extensive research, writing, and editing experience. I have experience in general contract and business litigation. I have most recently been assisting in large-scale corporate litigation. However, I am looking to transition my career to a more advisory-type position. As such, I am looking to increase my experience and skill level through projects and opportunities outside my every day practice. Aside from my day-to-day law practice, I also engage in freelance editing assignments, ranging from requests from other legal professionals to professional in the IT industry. My experience and interests are quite broad. I always welcome the opportunity to engage in activities where I will learn or experience something new. I do not engage in telephone conference and/or Skype communications.

    $38.89 /hr
    109 hours
    4.56
  2. Des Wienand

    Des Wienand

    Grant Writer, Creative Writer, & Non-Profit Management Consultant

    United States - Last active: 04/25/2012 - Tests: 4

    ** For grant writing, I charge $50/hour, plus 5% commission on successful grants, OR $100/hour with no commission. ** "Des, Your articles are very well written and I really look forward to growing our operation into something bigger so I can better compensate you in the future." -Current oDesk Client "We could not have landed that last Capital grant without you. Now our kids will have a new science center with your help to get over this final 'hump' and finish out our campaign with a bang!" -2011 Non-Profit Client (I wrote several grants for them) "Desiree- GREAT job on the article! You really know what you're doing. Thanks for all your hard work!" -Recent oDesk Client "Thanks for your help in editing my eBook. Your ideas really helped to bring everything together. It was great working with you and I'll let you know when I'm done with the next book." -Recent oDesk Client I am down-to-earth and easy to work with. I have the ability to manipulate words in creative, technical, and professional formats. I am intelligent and extremely internet savvy. Even if you just need a little help editing, I'm your girl. YOU tell me what you need and I can do it! A little more...  I have successfully worked as a high-level non-profit executive for 13 years with professional writing, grant writing, fundraising, marketing, and sales experience. After being encouraged by many to write professionally, I recently left the executive world and moved west to finish writing my book in Oregon and take a less-stressful fundraising position at a private school. Now I have extra time to contract my writing, marketing, and consulting talents to companies looking for a little extra help. Please find more details in my SKILLS section and please let me know if you have any questions.

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Elina VanNatta

    Elina VanNatta

    Marketing Consultant/Copywriter

    United States - Last active: 03/31/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    My passion: Helping organizations succeed by marketing effectively. What you should know about me: I am not always gentle, but I am always candid. If your strategy sucks – I’ll tell you. My experience in brief: In the past 10 years, I have gained diverse skills in the areas of marketing, branding and sales; writing and editing; SEO and SEM, as well as Wordpress, landing page anatomy, blogging and much more. I enjoy dissecting organizations’ strategies, assessing their marketing and branding, and making recommendations for improvement. I love being a virtual marketing director! What I can do: - Current marketing/branding/sales assessment - Marketing/Branding plans to correlate with your Strategic Business Plan - Copywriting: brochures, flyers, content, sales letters, sales scripts, sales presentations, e-mail campaigns, Adwords ads - Blog and article writing - Adwords: setup, review, management - Wordpress: installation, updates, customization - On-page SEO - Preparing for trade shows - Building and training sales teams

    $44.44 /hr
    3 hours
    4.85
  4. Irene Valerio

    Irene Valerio

    Spanish/English Translator, Statistician

    United States - Last active: 03/06/2012 - Tests: 8

    1) Experienced Spanish/English translator, efficient, creative and talented. Native speaker born and raised in Latin America. I have worked in translation and simultaneous interpretation for over 13 years both in Latin America and the US. Extensive translation work in diverse fields and formats such as full length books, scholarly articles, legal documents, technical and business, workshops and lectures. Also available for editing, proof reading or technical writing work. 2) Applied statistician by training (Master's degree), able to perform complex and insight generating analysis as well as create user-friendly, easily communicable reports and presentations of results. Experience with medical and insurance data Numerous respectable references in both fields available upon request

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
    4.78
  5. Nathan D.

    Nathan D.

    Content Management - AAS, CPT/CFT, CSN

    United States - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 12

    Nathan DeMetz provides content management services to various companies via the freelancer website oDesk. Currently engaged in ongoing projects with eBay, he focuses primarily on quality assurance. Additionally, Nathan works with content creators to help them understand and implement changes in the project processes over time, and works closely with project managers to ensure requirements and deadlines are met. Previously, Nathan worked in the hospitality industry as management, leading the better part of two-dozen employees through day-to-day activities. In this role, he also worked closely with business-to-business customers as well as the average traveler to increase guest satisfaction and increase sales. Nathan's prior management experience also includes overseeing daily activities in the lamination department of Medtec Ambulance and two stints as a receiving group leader with separate companies. Outside of his day job, Nathan operates Nathan DeMetz Personal Training, as he has a desire to help people reach their fitness and health goals, in hopes that this will lead to a better life for these people, who will in turn pay it forward.

    Groups: MediaPiston Writers

    $20.00 /hr
    701 hours
    5.00
  6. Riza Parungao

    Riza Parungao

    Professional HR /IT Recruiter, Real Estate Expert , Admin/Bus.Dev.

    Philippines - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 6

    To join an organization and contribute to its growth/expansion with my unending pursuit for excellence in the field of work assigned to me; Have high affinity for challenging tasks and new endeavor hope to be professionally trained and ultimately given a challenging position with an opportunity for career advancement. - Excellent cross-cultural communication skills - Positive-thinking with good working attitude - Patient, Willing to learn and adapt to changes - Disciplined, Self-driven, Self-motivated & Result Oriented - Ability to work in a team and independently under pressure From all my past employment experiences, I have acquired a strong interpersonal skill which enables me to adapt easily in any environment that I am in. Self-motivated, approachable, highly dependable personality filled with a desire for continual upgrade and improvement; has also opened up more opportunities and greater exposure for me. "No matter what qualification's we have, no matter how good we are, always remember how important TEAM WORK is. Without that team behind us, we have nothing."

    $11.11 /hr
    14,140 hours
    4.68
  7. Patrick H.

    Patrick H.

    Experienced Content Manager, Project Manager, and Lead Editor

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 21

    Outside of the freelance world, I work for an Associated Press affiliated company, covering a Major League Baseball team. Within the freelance realm, I currently hold positions such as Senior Editor, Lead Editor, Editor Trainer, and Project Manager; some requiring roles as the direct point man to Fortune 500 companies. If you need to ensure that your content is the best possible, I encourage you to read my past feedback, check out some of the dozens of tests I have taken, and contact me with your project details so I can tell you how I can help. Whether you need someone to monitor the content on your small business blog, or you need someone to handle the hiring and managing of a team of 200 writers and proofreaders, I can help. Just as a note, not to demean the position, since it is often the core of any good content strategy, but I have no interest in being a "writer" at this point in my career, so please do not invite me to jobs in that role.

    $27.00 /hr
    2,195 hours
    4.94
  8. Emily N.

    Emily N.

    E-book Ghost Writer - Product Descriptions Writer - Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

    An avid e-book ghost writer for self-help/self-improvement, parenting/family, and business niches, a unique product description writer, and a diligent editor. Availability: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST ***Please note: I do not sign any contracts outside of Upwork. Upwork protects both clients and freelancers fairly, so there's no need to sign any outside contracts. Please review the Upwork User Agreement here: https://www.upwork.com/info/terms/ Thank you.

    $17.50 /hr
    1,218 hours
    4.95