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  1. Elizabeth B.

    Elizabeth B.

    Editor and Writer

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 6

    Expertise in editing, proofreading, academic writing, writing, and ghostwriting. With a BA in English Literature/Creative Writing and a background in writing, editing, and journalism (newspaper and magazine), I enjoy working with you to help your work become effective, high quality, efficient output. I have edited dozens of documents and book manuscripts, earning a reputation here on Elance (now Upwork) as a proficient, exceptional editor with a fast, cheap turnaround. Having ghostwritten more than ten top-ranking Amazon self-published books in genres that have included virtually everything, my past experience in the field has grown throughout the past couple of years. I work from what you give me; full creative liberty is not something that I usually accept, since I believe the ideas of your story should come from you! I believe in an open line of communication and am not afraid to ask questions, ensuring satisfaction with the finished product.

    $20.00 /hr
    89 hours
    5.00
  2. Nashella Z.

    Nashella Z.

    Elementary Teacher with Masters' in Rdg/Lang Arts

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Portfolio: 1

    I am an elementary teacher with 18 years' experience, and a Masters' Degree in Reading and Language Arts. I hold undergrad minors in math and language arts and was previously a journalism major. I have served as a literacy coach and model teacher in my school district, providing professional development in literacy to other staff members. Prior to teaching, I served as an executive secretary and type approximately 70 wpm.

    $16.00 /hr
    315 hours
    4.97
  3. Chris Churan

    Chris Churan

    Writing and Proofreading Specialist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 7

    I have a master's degree in exercise physiology with extensive experience in writing and editing from Arizona State University. I have been a professional writer and proofreader since 2010 and have strong education in medical, health, fitness, and nutrition writing and editing. Services Offered --Proofreading eBooks, manuscripts, blogs, articles, and website content. --Blog writing on various topics including fitness, exercise, exercise programming, health, medicine, disease, nutrition, weight loss, obesity, and many more. --eBook formatting for Kindle and other formats. I take your Word document and add formatting that meets the Kindle guidelines for self-publishing. Demonstrated Ability --Top 10% in Proofreading and Microsoft Excel --Top 20% in Medical Writing and Blog Writing --Higher than 4.8 stars with quality, long-term clients. Why hire me? I give all of my attention and dedication to your project. I enjoy making my clients happy and one of the best ways I do this is through guaranteed work. The piece of mind that your project will be completed on time and accurate is what separates me from the rest.

    $15.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.88
  4. Jan D.

    Jan D.

    Project Manager/Expert Virtual Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 14

    Over the last 6 years, I've written hundreds of web content and print articles for various clients. From there, I started to develop my own set of affiliate marketing websites using the Wordpress platform. I quickly moved on to accepting jobs creating and managing Wordpress sites, including domain and hosting registration as well as other technical concerns. And not only that, I'm also an all around virtual assistant for most of my clients working as a project manager, researcher, graphics person, customer support representative, content writer, etc. I have also managed several people in the past to deliver end results for the businesses we are a part of. My core competency lies in the fact that I am a fast learner, a versatile virtual assistant, and a competent project manager. Timeliness is of big importance to me. I have experience in the following areas: content writing, Wordpress sites, email marketing (Aweber and Constant Contact), project management (Basecamp), affiliate marketing (Clickbank, Commission Junction, etc.), online retail (Amazon FBA), Google Analytics, etc. My aim is to help you grow your business by being someone you can depend on to do tasks while you focus on the more important part of your business.

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $11.11 /hr
    5,966 hours
    4.99
  5. Cheryl Humphreys

    Cheryl Humphreys

    Highly skilled writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 14

    Highly skilled editor and technical author. Co-author of "7 Steps to Making Money on oDesk" and "Get the Best - A Guide to Hiring the Best Freelancers on oDesk" Strong writing, editing, planning, administration & organisational abilities across all sectors. Proactive in prioritisation of workloads across several clients alongside solid engagement with stakeholders. Published author of two books on Celiacs Disease as well as ghostwriter for many other books (available on Amazon and other sites under pseudonyms). For the latest updates on my freelance career, http://digitalmined.com/going-from-zero-to-hero/#sthash.WEBezSRR.7s1xmFmH.dpbs

    $33.33 /hr
    346 hours
    4.95
  6. Phillip Schein

    Phillip Schein Agency Contractor

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    United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 12

    I write, I ghost, I edit. I create original content matching your specifications in your "voice". I can either deliver assignments based on academic research or produce original fiction. My background is diverse: from biology and information technology to changes in current US tax code. Words for me are both message AND medium. While a single, on-demand job is good, long-term collaborative relationships are better! My rates are ALWAYS competitive. Please request samples of current content.

    Associated with: The Clearing House

    $22.22 /hr
    1,054 hours
    5.00
  7. Joshua Fairfield

    Joshua Fairfield

    Writer and Editor with a Web Design Focus

    United States - Last active: 10/24/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    Since graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Arts in English, I have established my own business that helps companies leverage the power of SEO, SEM, and emerging technologies through the creation and curating of value-added content. In simpler, less inflated terms: I am a writer and designer who has learned how to write and design for the web. I love writing website content, email marketing campaigns, blog articles, press releases, journalistic pieces and everything in-between. I'm delving deeper and deeper into developing websites and creating complete marketing campaigns. I'm excited about where the future might take me. Contact me today so we can start working on a better future together.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,761 hours
    4.96
  8. Diane T.

    Diane T.

    Winning Strategies That Get The Grants You Need!

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago

    Professional grant writer with nearly twenty years of experience in the nonprofit sector. I have worked for some of the most prestigious organizations in New York City, and I would love to put my knowledge and skills to work for you! My areas of expertise encompass scientific and cultural projects; artistic and cultural exhibition programming; and scientific writing, including basic and clinical biomedical research. In today's challenging economy you need performance, accuracy, and creativity in order to attract the attention of funders to your programs, projects, and exhibitions. The diverse realms in which I have worked enable me to bring your initial concepts to reality in ways that will make your ideas shine and win you the grant dollars you need. Let me help you get the money you need!

    $38.89 /hr
    219 hours
    4.95
  9. Marcus S.

    Marcus S.

    Copywriter and Social Media Marketer

    Australia - Last active: 23 days ago - Portfolio: 9

    Hi there, I’m a professional Copywriter and SEO Specialist based in Perth, Western Australia with over a year’s worth of experience in these varied roles -- first at Exclusive Copywriting and now at the award-winning SEO Company, WebpageFX. In the last fourteen months I’ve written over 650 articles for a diverse range of clients and topics across marketing, news, technology and more. I work remotely and to daily deadlines in my current role via Basecamp and produce high-quality, well-researched content for the web. I am comfortable with next to no brief, can generate my own ideas and angles for specific topics should you require and all of my work is certified by Copyscape for authenticity -- whether it be a 650 word article or a 5,500 word eBook. Thank you in advance for taking the time to look through and review my profile. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have.

    $20.00 /hr
    201 hours
    5.00