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  1. Clare Hopping

    Clare Hopping

    Freelance journalist and digital consultant with ten years experience

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

    I am an experienced copywriter, editor, digital consultant and project manager. Working in the digital publishing industry for more than ten years, I have innovated a number of digital strategies for website launches and advertising campaigns. Achievements include launching five international websites, producing a printed MagBook for Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and BlackBerry and managing the migration of five websites in six weeks from a third-party platform to Drupal. I am familiar with Agile and have a PRINCE2 Foundation and am available for all types of project on a contract or purely freelance ad hoc basis.

    $70.00 /hr
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  2. Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Nonprofit 501c3 Tax Exempt Status: Idea to Reality

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

    I am author of the Do Your Own Nonprofit 51-book state series and Nonprofit Touchdown: Winning the 501c3 Game Against IRS. Also founder of Pasture Valley Children Missions and Owner of Chalfant Eckert Publishing, a traditional publisher with hybrid qualities allowing authors to keep their rights and royalties while enjoying world-class publishing services. I can take your idea for a nonprofit organization, even if it is only an idea, and turn it into a reality quickly. The paperwork and process are intimidating, but not to me. Let me help you get it finished so you can get to the mission you are on to make the world a better place! I put my rates in at $50 an hour. For new U.S. nonprofits less than 27 months old with annual revenue this minute of less than $50,000 and assets less than $250,000, that hourly rate translates to 2 hours total for the state and federal paperwork. The exception is for schools, hospitals, churches. That paperwork is much more involved and will require a closer look and a conversation to come up with what is fair and gets the job done. In any case, I am fair, reasonable, know what I am doing, don't waste my time or yours, and provide quality work. Are you are writer? Want to know your actual publishing potential? Need a ghostwriter, content or developmental editor, copy editor or proofreader, publicist? Chalfant Eckert Publishing has them all at a fair price for GREAT work. Some of our authors have been publicized into Best Seller status and have made appearances on national syndicated talk shows. We are good at what we do, we have to be. I own the company and I won't settle for anything less! LOTS of references available upon request for nonprofit services and publishing, including attorneys. What are you waiting for? It is time to get started!

    $50.00 /hr
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  3. Celia H.

    Celia H.

    Business Development Consultant (Marketing | Project Mgmt | Events)

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

    CELIA IS A BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT with a background in B2B/B2C sales, marketing, and event production in the specialty food, fashion retail, education, and nonprofit industries. At her last full-time job, she identified new markets and sales opportunities to scale a specialty food startup, successfully creating a new product line and seeding the product in Boston; she also managed the company’s social media, PR, and brand identity efforts. CELIA HAS GREAT PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS that she uses to manage trade shows, vendor relationships, Web advertising campaigns, and sales pipelines; she also has excellent research and communications skills and extensive experience creating and refining internal and external communications collateral such as presentations, brochures, proposals, email blasts, and website and social media content. CELIA CHOOSES PROJECTS SELECTIVELY and targets opportunities to make strategic, meaningful, and polished contributions.

    $49.99 /hr
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  4. Julie A.

    Julie A.

    Product Marketing On-Demand

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

    Product Marketing Manager with global manufacturing/distribution experience in commercial and consumer markets. I have managed furniture, hardware, plumbing, and electrical product lines. Expertise in category/product management, marketing, project management, branding and team leadership. Strengths include creative problem solving and product life cycle management. Track record of launching winning products and improving profits.

    $133.89 /hr
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  5. Stefano Papaleo

    Stefano Papaleo

    Italian translator and proofreader, web and graphic designer

    Italy - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 6

    I am an Italian freelance translator and web and graphic designer with years of experience both in the linguistic and IT areas. I translate from English, Spanish and German to Italian, develop and design websites and graphic products for web & print (logos, brochures, business cards, banners, virtual cards, flyers, posters etc.). I have translated quite a wide and varied range of material from technical documents to tourism, marketing, press releases, policies, agreements, company profiles, technical manuals, user guides, commercial and travel offers, videogames, software license agreements, networking technical documentation, several websites and software applications, surveys and resumes and marketing material on enterprise and consumer IT and A/V products (Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Oracle, Red Hat, JBoss, eBay, Barco, Computer Associates, AOC, Agfa, Axway, VMware, Infor, HP, ATEN, Sonos, Onkyo, Yamaha, Unify) including localization of enterprise software applications. Services: - Translation - Proofreading/Editing - Localization - Copywriting - Transcription - Transcreation - DTP & graphic design I provide also proofreading and editing in Italian and I can provide web design or DTP services and can handle material in quite a wide range of formats and platforms (Linux, Win, OS X, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone). I'm quite familiar with handling files in several programming and scripting languages such as Visual Basic, C, C++, Java, HTML, PHP, Perl, XML, ASP etc. Visit www.pagineweb.biz or my social profiles for more info. Specialties: translation services, localization services, information technology, web design/development, travel & tourism, marketing, SEO, comics, graphic design

    $51.11 /hr
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  6. Jonathan Storm

    Jonathan Storm

    Consultant

    United States - Last active: 04/28/2014 - Tests: 10

    I value intellectual honesty, equanimity and dispassionate discourse, diversity of perspective, creative collaboration, scientific inquiry, and a healthy, nuanced sense of humor. I value people, not organizations. I draw a lot of diagrams and carry a notebook and whiteboard wherever I go. Given a pot of coffee, or a few pints, and a lot of markers, I'll talk shop for hours. I recently took up juggling just so I can think faster. Incidentally, it's also fun. Some wordier information follows. Since entering networking in 2004, I've had the good fortune of being given unfettered access to a smorgasbord of technologies from numerous vendors in a wide variety of implementations. The gestalt of this practical experience is enhanced pattern recognition, which has proven invaluable when encountering new technologies and unfamiliar systems. I've also developed a fairly unhealthy relationship with the Internet, and for all her vexing inconsistencies and mind-boggling architectural flaws, I always run right back. BGP had me at "Open." I strive always to distill recursive complexity from seemingly inextricable intricacy, reducing special cases to degenerate ones (though, in the wild, an 80% solution is often quite good). I prefer primary research and the considered development of new processes and best practices to the repetitive application of existing ones, and this drives me to automate the tedious bits wherever possible. I'm always in search of new and interesting problems--and new methods with which to solve them. To that end, I spend a great deal of time writing code and studying mathematics, all the while finding new applications to ground the theory. If I stumble upon a particularly recalcitrant problem, I teach everyone I see about it until some vital insight reveals itself or I find someone to instead teach me.

    $60.00 /hr
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  7. Jere A.

    Jere A.

    Editor, Researcher, Attorney

    United States - Last active: 07/11/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a scholar and an attorney with a love of the written word. As a doctoral candidate, I have written scholarly articles, creative essays, grant proposals and web content. I've worked as a Writing Consultant, a proofreader and editor, and also transcribed films and indexed books. I enjoy using my skills of editing and writing to create inspiring content for clients. *I am familiar with MLA, APA, Chicago and Turabian citation styles. *I'm especially interested in content relating to arts, culture, environmental issues, lifestyle and spirituality. *Prior to returning to graduate school, I worked as an attorney for twelve years in the areas of real estate, corporate, nonprofit and intellectual property law.

    $66.66 /hr
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  8. Hywel John

    Hywel John

    Writer with expertise in copy, scripting, dialogue and character.

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 4

    I am a professional writer with particular expertise in general copy, dialogue, character, plot and narrative. I work mostly in stage and screen - I have had several plays professionally staged both in Europe and in the USA, and am published on both sides of the Atlantic - but I also work as a freelance copywriter for hire, bringing my classical craft and entertainment industry experience into the wider commercial sector. I will write you zinging text, dialogue and script, whatever your brief. Please don't hesitate to get in touch. www.hyweljohn.com

    $55.60 /hr
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  9. Olympia Aivazi

    Olympia Aivazi

    Brand Consultant / Copywriter

    Greece - Last active: 09/09/2014 - Tests: 1

    Having worked in sectors such as client services, business development, retail identity, branding and design management, I have developed an astute awareness of the design disciplines, research methods, strategy and operations needed in order to enable design innovation for the business, design coherency for the brand and finally, design relevance for the user. Through a methodology of observation, collaboration, concurrent business & user analysis and concept development, my role as a Branding Consultant is to bring together and coordinate cross-functional teams of designers and brand owners/managers in an integrative creative process that will successfully bring products, services and experiences to market. My work and collaborations have been awarded in numerous national & international design competitions and featured in exhibitions such as Grafist 13 (International Istanbul Graphic Design Week), Design Walk and Green Design Festival, in magazines & newspapers such as +design, House&Garden, Casa Viva, Ta Nea, Kathimerini, Athens Voice, Novum (DE), Eye (GB), Etapes (FR), Wallpaper (GB) and in book publications by Taschen, Victionary, Gestalten, Chois Gallery and more. Expertise & Services 1. Market & Brand Analysis Reports which includes analysing the existing Brand; assessing consumer perceptions, competition and current market trends; identifying new markets; advising on market growth and new business opportunities 2. Brand Strategy which includes advising on the overall future image of the Brand that can affect logo and package design, interiors, pricing, placement, customer services 3. Design Management which includes; coordinating with product, sales or marketing teams to create the right product presence, design, or logo, preparing design briefs; monitoring design development; advising on financial and functional implications of design; developing and monitoring the design program; progress reporting 4. Naming, Website and Social Media Profile text writing based on each clients communication needs.

    $90.00 /hr
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  10. Heidi Asundi

    Heidi Asundi

    Editor and Project Manager

    United States - Last active: 08/15/2014 - Tests: 5

    During the last eight years, I have helped publishing companies in various industries (healthcare, textbooks, business & training) improve the quality of their print and electronic products. I have managed projects in production and editorial, while adding my grammatical and graphic design talents. I am seeking opportunities to edit or manage any print or electronic product for your business. I also have some experience in tailoring content for app development.

    $55.00 /hr
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