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  1. Betti Hunter

    Betti Hunter

    Journalist and copywriter

    Germany - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9

    I'm a native English speaking freelance journalist and copywriter, currently based in Berlin. Specialises in: - Long and short form journalistic articles - Content writing for websites and marketing copy - Press releases - Blog posts - Social media management - Reviews - Proofreading and editing Over the past 18 months, I have: - Successfully devised and orchestrated a successful digital marketing campaign for a small UK-based printing company - Researched and written in-depth investigative and feature articles for national magazines and newspapers - Produced marketing copy and strategies for a renowned UK circus company and an international hula hooping festival - Co-founded/edited an independent student newspaper. Samples of my work are, of course, available on request. I look forward to working with you.

    $15.00 /hr
    79 hours
    4.98
  2. Mithuna Subramanian

    Mithuna Subramanian

    Google Shopping Feed | Excel Expert | Data Researcher | Data Entry

    India - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7

    Reliable contractor who fulfills the needs of client 100%. Strives hard for customer delight and five star rating. Over the last 3 years, I'm working on Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) on a daily basis. I have experience in data researching / data mining apart from data entry. I also have experience in fixing remote computer problems using teamviewer.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.98
  3. Chelsea Dibble

    Chelsea Dibble

    Chelsea Dibble: Writer

    United States - Last active: 26 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    I am an extremely passionate writer and an excellent wordsmith. Much of my writing is witty, conversational, intelligent and unique; the stuff that isn't is being edited at the moment. I can write an upstanding non-fiction or informative piece or a compelling fiction piece. I also try to follow these ideals in my daily life: My best work is ahead of me. Get things done. Edit. Live each day with discipline. Apologize quickly and often. Write thank you notes. Listen to big ideas. Think of big ideas. Checklists are extremely rewarding. Write 1000 words a day for fun. Practice. If something can't be seen creatively, move to a different angle and look again. Everyone is their own protagonist. Respect that. Take responsibility for everything you do. Be a Renaissance man. Wear as many hats as possible for a few years. Specialize in something after those few years. Be annoyingly curious. Edit. Some of the topics I love writing about include: travel, health and fitness, finances, advice, fiction, advertising, small business marketing, heuristics, hiking, mountaineering, self-help, fashion, music, weddings and pedagogy.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    4.99
  4. Rhea fe S.

    Rhea fe S.

    Experienced Copyeditor

    Philippines - Last active: less than one minute ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    I am an experienced copyeditor who has worked for one of largest BPO companies in the Philippines that is associated with Springer, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Wiley Blackwell, and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins for 3 years . During my time with the company, I have gained tremendous amount of knowledge. Now, I am able to make project-specific stylesheets to make copyediting easier and consistent. I am flexible and quality oriented, and I am able to write or edit articles with near-to-perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation, consistency, word usage, and syntax. I am very particular when it comes to detecting and correcting errors such as subject-verb agreement. I have great knowledge when it comes to differentiating US and UK spellings and I am very well acquainted with the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS). I have experience in editing articles and books from a variety of topics such as sciences, medical, and business, to name a few. I am a fast learner and I am able to work under pressure and with minimal supervision. Top 20% of the Upwork U.S. English Basic Skills Test. With my experience and expertise, I believe that I am a big asset to my employer. I am responsible, hardworking, diligent, and honest. I give the paid amount justice through my excellent work and dedication.

    $6.67 /hr
    14 hours
    4.35
  5. Crystal Watanabe

    Crystal Watanabe

    Battling typos and rabid comma usage!

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

    Aloha from sunny Hawaii! Need an editor who will go the extra mile for you and your novel? Whether it be sci-fi, fantasy, crime, romance, or politics, I'll be there at your side helping you find typos and plot holes, shore up your writing, and tell you what works and what doesn't, making suggestions for you every step of the way. My name is Crystal and I am a 35 year old woman born and raised in the islands of Hawaii. I am a published cookbook author. You can find my book at http://www.yumyumbento.com. I have a BA in English from the University of Hawaii. My proofreading and copy editing skills are frequently requested both online and in my years in administration at a higher education institution. I am a friendly, creative individual unashamed of pointing out errors and giving constructive criticism and feedback. I am also not afraid of receiving it.

    $27.00 /hr
    169 hours
    4.83
  6. Calee A.

    Calee A.

    Editor and Proofreader

    United States - Last active: less than one minute ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 13

    "Thorough, honest critique, professional, quick response, and competitive in pricing. Calee A. is not just an editor but a grand teacher." Whether you need a simple line edit proofreading or a more substantial content edit for consistency and tone, I can ensure your writing is coherent, engaging and error-free. As an editor, I approach each job with dedication and professionalism. I keep in contact with the authors throughout the process and believe in the importance of the author's voice. As a lover of literature, I also work as an advocate for the reader, ensuring an engaging and readable flow. I am also an experienced writer, and have written a wide range of copy, including children's, academic, product oriented and technical. I am familiar with writing for SEO optimization.

    $15.00 /hr
    992 hours
    5.00
  7. Lane F.

    Lane F.

    Article Writing, 2D Design, Video Prod. & Editing

    United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

    Hi I'm Lane! I stand by my work, and have 3 years of experience writing articles, producing high-quality videos, and beautiful 2D images like logos and thumbnails I'm becoming increasingly interested in making videos. Over the past 3 years, I've been producing videos as a way to get traffic to my tech blog. I've earned over 750,000 views on YouTube with these videos. I enjoy producing video, and would love to create a video for your business that fits into your vision. Here are some examples of my work with video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw4jPnw9MDc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIoIVQMOIbQ (Video below is not appearing in search engines yet) https://youtu.be/rGrG4yd2x30

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Joanna Nicholson

    Joanna Nicholson

    Experienced writer/editor who gets the job done!

    Canada - Last active: 25 days ago

    Hi there! I'm an experienced writer, editor and communications specialist based in Toronto who's committed to getting your job done--on time, on budget and to your utmost satisfaction. People often tell me I have a way with words. I've written about everything from real estate to pension plans, food to fashion, and politics to pop culture. It's given me a lot of practice when it comes to learning new subject matter and conveying complicated ideas in clear, accessible and engaging language. I'll find just the right words to get your message across! As an editor, I'm well-versed in Canadian Press Style from my background in journalism and copy editing as well as APA and Chicago Style. I've edited and proofread everything from manuscripts to academic essays. Working in my current field (communications/PR) involves not only writing and editing, but also crafting compelling communications strategies for a wide range of clients, drafting news releases and using social media.

    $27.00 /hr
    1 hours
    5.00
  9. Will F.

    Will F.

    Editor, Copywriter, Songwriter for Hire

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

    As a strong editor, copywriter and songwriter, my words can help build your business. (aka Make you money!) Writing and editing have always been a passion and a gift, and it would be a pleasure to offer you my services. I will provide you with excellent, focused content suitable for you, your customers, or your listening audience. Do you need articles rewritten? Check. Want to make your website more interesting to attract more readers? Check. Do you have a song idea but can't write worth a darn? I'm your guy! Open and frequent communication is important to me, so I’m always open to further instruction and feedback from you. (I'm a nice guy...just look at my picture!) I am currently receiving training in online content strategy (SEO, keywords, all that junk) to better serve you! My work includes: Editing Proofreading Web Content Creative Writing Songwriting SEO Let's do some good work together. :)

    $16.00 /hr
    3 hours
    5.00
  10. Jeniffer Migwi

    Jeniffer Migwi

    Transcriber

    Kenya - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1

    I am very passionate about finance and have worked as a finance assistant for 3 years. Currently doing my Msc. Finance & Investment. Tend to be a perfectionist and like getting my work done as early as possible. I don't like doing things last minute as it does not give room for checking for errors. I have good attention to details which comes in handy with transcribing tasks. I am also a part time transcriber with CloudFactory which means that I have the required experience as a transcriber.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00