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  1. Andrew Quint

    Andrew Quint

    Advertising Copywriter-Brochures-SEO-Web Content

    United States - Portfolio: 5

    You will benefit from my decades experience as a former civil rights investigator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These skills enable me to research and produce, clear, concise and readable articles, books and reports for you. You will benefit from the research and writing skills obtained in my nearly 20 years experience at HUD producing professional writing of all types. These included handling a wide variety of legal and business communication and reports. Presently, I volunteer with an organization that helps tenants exercise their legal rights. You can also obtain from me web content, e-books and other materials about my other interests, which include health, medicine economics, business, investments and science. Furthermore, I edit works on these and other subjects. In addition to writing articles, books and reports, I also do sales copywriting.

    $35.00 /hr
    137 hours
    4.95
  2. Stacey Atkinson

    Stacey Atkinson

    Writer and Editor

    Canada - Portfolio: 2

    I am a professional editor ranking in the top 20% of proofreaders and copy editors on Elance. I have twelve years of experience working for government in various jobs, writing and editing plans, reports and strategies. Since 2012 I've been working freelance, editing blogs, websites, book manuscripts, and marketing material. I am an award-winning author of a fiction novel and I regularly blog about opportunities for self-published authors. I hold a bachelor of design and an editing certificate, and I also have experience in stock photography, book design, and social media. Currently a member of the Editors' Association of Canada and the Independent Book Publishers Association.

    $23.00 /hr
    80 hours
    4.93
  3. Madelaine Palko

    Madelaine Palko

    Content Strategist, Curator, & Producer

    Canada - Portfolio: 6

    Media Consultant: Online Content Curator, Strategist & Producer Madelaine Palko, Principal at MPalko Media Consulting, is a responsible, organized individual with extensive editorial, curatorial, and content management experience. Madelaine was educated in Fine Art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (University) and attended Graduate School at Concordia University in Communications and Media Studies. Her experience in a wide spectrum of media and love of popular interactive culture, provide a solid foundation for her business MPalko Media Consulting. MPalko Media Consulting is committed to providing your business or organization with insight into your current on-line content assets: website/s, social media channels, information and marketing collateral, etc. Our management consulting services will enhance your valued media assets - ensuring that your corporate mission is strategically focused and clearly communicated. Service Description Madelaine can provide your on-line business/organization with a qualitative content audit and analysis of your on-line assets. And, streamline your media channels (website, social media sites, etc.) with original, focused, SEO-friendly content. She can provide you with research, writing, editing, proofreading and video closed captioning services at a fair and reasonable price per project.

    $49.00 /hr
    18 hours
    5.00
  4. Nadine L

    Nadine L

    Transcriber, 110wpm, film/photo editor, tutor, writer

    United Kingdom

    Education: BSc Psychology (2:1) MA Philosophy of Biological & Cognitive Sciences (ongoing). I have experience in a wide range of jobs and projects including event organising, tutoring, film and photo editing, personal assistant for several start-up businesses and website design. If there are a range of jobs you need doing chances are I can help with all. Fluent in English including spelling and grammatical differences for UK and US English. Some French, German and Arabic. General: Speed typing (110 WPM), proofreading, grammar-checking, essay & article writing, general admin and computer work including but not limited to Powerpoint, Excel, SPSS, Photoshop CS5, iMovie, Final Cut Pro. Photo and video editing. Tutoring: up to (I)GCSE level in all subjects (not including 2nd language) A-level and Undergrad in Philosophy and Psychology, including Statistics & Research Methods and SPSS.

    $20.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  5. Adele H.

    Adele H.

    Online typist and editor

    Australia

    I am an organised and hardworking person, capable of working under pressure. I have a Certificate III in Business and very good keyboard and typing skills. Three years ago, I became a parent for the first time. I’m looking for an online position, so that I am able to return to the workforce, yet continue to raise my daughter.

    $16.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Katherine Fritcher

    Katherine Fritcher

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    United States - Portfolio: 1

    As an undergraduate, I studied at the University of Nevada, Reno and earned three separate bachelor degrees in English Literature, History, and German Studies. As part of the German Studies major, I spent a year living in Germany. While an undergraduate, I worked at the University Writing Center, tutoring students in writing skills. After I graduated, I attended the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland, working on a Master's Degree in Medieval Icelandic Studies. An ongoing project I am part of is adapting fairy tales into children's apps and I am now finishing my first novel. Writing has been fundamental part of both my academic career and my personal pursuits and I look forward to applying my talents to help you, my clients, in your business pursuits.

    $14.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Calista C.

    Calista C.

    "Professional service and committed to quality"

    China - Tests: 1

    Elancer Top 20% for English Grammar & Spelling. UK native speaker. Legal graduate. Experienced in AUDIO VISUAL TRANSCRIPTION, ARTICLE WRITING, PROOF READING (& EDITING) and VOICE OVER. I am also an experienced TEFL teacher (UK and Abroad). I also have a law enforcement background and experience in writing legal reports for presentation at court (UK). My particular focus is on grammar and spelling and punctuation. I am also familiar with American and British English. 63 word per minute average typing speed.

    $16.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Amanda G.

    Amanda G.

    Professional, timely, and quality work.

    United States - Tests: 3

    I offer exceptional English writing, proofreading, and transcription services, as well as high quality customer support services. I am a 28 year old mother of 2 living in Las Vegas, NV. I hold a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from UNLV and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies from UNLV. I have been a teacher with the Clark County School District for 7 years, teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade through those years and specializing as a Literacy Site Leader. I am also certified as a Teacher Mentor. I am taking a break from teaching to spend more time with my two children and am looking to work more from home. I am a very professional and outgoing individual whom is goal driven. I am a motivated female who is looking to provide my expertise in education, writing, and customer service to those in need.

    $16.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.58
  9. Abdullah Mohamed

    Abdullah Mohamed

    Reverse Engineer, IT Security Trainer, Analyst, Security Consultant

    Egypt - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    Hello world, My name is Abdullah Mohamed, 21 year-old student at Alexandria University, currently studying Computer and Communication Engineering. I love Electronics, Information Technology Security field, and coding in C and Python. I've also got a little blog in which I share my technical projects from time to time, you can have a look at it from the link: http://defensivetech.blogspot.com

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00