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  1. Courtney J.

    Courtney J.

    Freelance Support, Writer, Basic HTML, ADMIN, Image Editing

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 3

    Are you tired of feeling like you are buried in work? Do you find yourself losing sleep over things that you just can't find the time to accomplish? Could another pair of hands and a little more brain power help relieve you? Maybe you should consider hiring a virtual assistant - Me! I am experienced in customer support. I have held a remote position as Customer Service Manager for an online ecommerce website. I also have worked online for an Internet Marketer's customer service team as well has held numerous customer service positions offline. I can find anything on the internet as I'm great with research. From both experience trying to find things on the World Wide Web for myself along with a little college training, I can find it all! I also have experience in basic HTML, basic image work in Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office2007 programs, Adobe Encore, XCart, 1Shoppingcart, WordPress,, and more. I can do anything from writing to data to html to simple graphics. If you need it, I can do it - and if I can't, I'll learn how to quickly as I'm an eager and rapid learner. I have experience in management as a project coordinator, making me not only a good time manager but also a good leader and able to delegate tasks to others! I thank you for your consideration. Hoping to do business with you soon, Courtney M. Cosby Indiana, United States

    $12.22 /hr
    119 hours
  2. Alyssa Morein

    Alyssa Morein

    Freelance Content Developer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a freelance content developer and editor with over five years' experience writing and editing museum and educational content, now expanding into the corporate field. I enjoy collaborating with clients to make their written communication clear, lively, and of course, free of grammatical error, and I always deliver my work on time.

    $40.00 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Sara Burton

    Sara Burton

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2

    I am a writer and editor with the belief that clear communication remains of vital necessity. Allowing for the exchange of ideas, clarity opens the door for heightened comprehension in a given exchange. In my work, I always strive for clarity, cohesion, and eloquence. I remain meticulous regarding attention to detail and the ability to work within deadlines. I thoroughly enjoy working with people from an array of backgrounds, and I hope to support the growing international community! I double majored at the University of California, Berkeley in History and International Relations. I've worked with youth, teaching writing and grammar skills. I also worked with students of all ages, from elementary school children to graduate students. I have provided editing services and customized writing training for American and international students. Aside from that, I also have experience ghostwriting online content for websites and business.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
  4. 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
    0 hours
  5. Rebecca S.

    Rebecca S.

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 1

    Since 2010, I've been providing copy editing, proofreading, and fact checking services to a variety of customers, including academics, fiction authors, safety consulting firms, IT departments, and more. I have experience working with Chicago, MLA, and APA style manuals. I am currently working on a PhD in English Literature from Western Michigan University, and I have an MA in Medieval English Literatures from the University of York and a BA in Publishing Studies from Illinois State University.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Cally Worden

    Cally Worden

    Writer and Editor

    France - Last active: 05/20/2014 - Tests: 3

    Experienced freelance professional with the versatility and talent to write and edit in any style, to a specific brief or word count if required. I am a native English speaker, with published writing across a range of media - my skills can bring you innovative, creative and factually accurate features, web content and fiction. Your project, however big or small, is in safe hands!

    $30.00 /hr
    1 hours
  7. Rebecca Batty

    Rebecca Batty

    Experienced Executive and Personal Assistant

    United Kingdom - Last active: 06/24/2014 - Tests: 1

    Work with me as your online PA! My years of experience in a wide variety of businesses & sectors have taught me how to cope with the pressure of high output, busy roles with calmness and a cool head, a friendly, human and communicative approach to working relationships and a determination to get the job done well. Roles with variety are ones in which I have always excelled; in particular the challenge of delivering a high quality service, to a deadline. Over the last 7 years I have worked my way up from entry level office roles on corporate receptions, gaining further experience as PA/Magazine Assistant, being promoted to Acting Publishing Manager roles in a Media & Publishing company; taking on some varying temporary roles in team support and administration along the way, including audiotyping for a law firm, to my recent role as Executive Assistant to the CEO & Chairman of a public listed Indonesian mining company, floating on the London Stock Exchange. During these years of progression I acquired solid, all-round administrative experience, in a variety of settings. From overseeing budgets, proofing and editing key documents with accuracy and attention to detail, organising small-medium scale business events, co-ordinating designers and temporary employees to having an influence in company branding and marketing. Furthermore, my role as Executive Assistant saw me liaising with high profile individuals such as Ambassadors, political figures, peers & knights of the realm and high net worth individuals. I now look to further my career and experience in a variety of areas, offering my services remotely on-line as an assistant, project manager/coordinator or administrator, as required. Contact me today, I would be happy to discuss your requirements for remote collaboration.

    $42.22 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Shannon Geis

    Shannon Geis

    Multimedia Producer/Writer

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    I studied Journalism and Politics at New York University, and received a professional certificate in Digital Graphic Production. I spent a semester at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and received a certificate in Documentary Radio and Multimedia Production. I received a Master's degree in Oral History from Columbia University, where I was interested specifically in digital humanities. I have a background in web production and copy editing, as well as experience in customer service. I have recently started studying programming languages, including Python and Javascript. And I have an interest in data analytics and visualization.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Karen Park

    Karen Park

    Senior Editor with more than 20 years experience

    United States - Last active: 07/05/2014

    I am a project manager and editor with more than 20 years experience in online and print industries: Project manager: I manage projects of all sizes from start to finish, including overseeing strategy, design, coding, SEO and Social Media for digital projects. Facilitation: I am a trained facilitator who has lead numerous strategy meetings with companies such as Ingersoll Rand and Georgia Aquarium. Editing: Editor of a health and fitness section of a newspaper in which I wrote a column each week, created and developed content plan, including scheduling freelance writers and editors. Worked as a sports editor where I was in charge of editors and designers. I also wrote headlines, captions and edited stories. I am very good at meeting tight deadlines, and my teams were responsible for meeting multiple nightly deadlines in addition to longer-term deadlines.

    $44.44 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Ilana Masad

    Ilana Masad

    Writer, Editor, Proofreader, Transcriber

    United States - Last active: 11/22/2014 - Tests: 3

    Ilana Masad is an Israeli-American writer, editor, copy-editor, transcriber, social media expert, reader and ghostwriter living in New York City. Her professional work in these fields began in 2012, when she spent a full academic year on the staff of The Oxford Student newspaper at Oxford University. During her first term she served as a copy-editor; during her second term she served as chief copy-editor as well as editor of the Arts & Lit section, where she instituted a popular flash fiction column. Her final term at Oxford was spent serving as deputy editor (as well as de-facto chief copy-editor). She was also recruited by the Oxford University Student Union to serve on the editorial staff of E&E, a new magazine dealing with issues of the environment and ethics. The highlights of her time as an editor at the OxStu include her interview of Davey Havok (front-man of the band AFI and author of the book POP KIDS) and her interview with Joss Whedon, Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof regarding their adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The year at Oxford was fruitful in other ways. Masad saw the first publications of her fiction appearing in Tin House’s Open Bar, as a winner of round two and the final round of the Master Plotto: Student Edition contest. Later, she also received the Rex Warner Literary Award from Wadham College. Masad received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College, where she spent her final year as non-fiction editor of the Sarah Lawrence Review. She began writing occasional book reviews for The Lit Pub. She also interned for Bookish and soon became a freelance writer for them. She then interned at the prestigious Writers House Literary Agency, working with both senior and junior agents representing the likes of Nora Roberts, John Green, Neil Gaiman and others. Most recently, she was working as a copy-writer and editor for Prose Media, a copywriting firm, as well as providing social media services for various authors. She is also beginning to ghostwrite, and continues to transcribe interviews for D-Facto Films, a Canadian documentary-film company, and VICE Media. Masad meanwhile continues to publish her fiction online and in print.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours