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  1. Rebecca Joki

    Rebecca Joki

    Freelance writer with the "Write" words

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    I am award-winning fiction author and I have been freelance writing for several years. I an a stickler for deadlines and take great pride in my work. I write effective calls-to-action with my unique style and powerful command of the English language. I write business content including SEO Website content, marketing materials, proposals,HR-related content and various other business writing. I also write articles on a variety of other topics on a regular basis. I also content for various Websites including writing for Examiner.com as the Northern Wisconsin Fishing Examiner. I maintain my own blog at www.GetOutsideWisconsin.com and my own Website at FishLikeaGirl.us. I guest blog whenever possibel. I have received many awards for my fiction writing. . I have launched many successful email marketing campaigns for local businesses.

    $16.00 /hr
    36 hours
    4.95
  2. April Banta

    April Banta

    Creative Approach. Results-Driven Focus.

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

    Results-oriented, forward thinking marketing executive with proven, consistent ability to strategically plan, design, and execute marketing strategies through multichannel management and collaborative teamwork. Solid track record of success in strategic planning, brand development and management, process development and implementation, problem-solving, creativity, leadership, and relationship management. Utilize strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as oversee marketing staff of four and marketing budgets. A driven leader with a passion for effective campaigns and the determination necessary to ensure project completion.

    $55.00 /hr
    115 hours
    5.00
  3. Marsha M.

    Marsha M.

    Nitpicking with a Purpose ... now certified!

    Jamaica - Portfolio: 4

    There's a reason most of my Elance clients would recommend me, and many have hired me more than once! The reason is simple: they get high quality work at an affordable rate, within a reasonable time frame. A look at my lifetime earnings through Elance (currently over US$25,000) will confirm these claims. I'm a published novelist, and until recently, I worked freelance while maintaining a full-time job as a college instructor. I've taught Spanish, Communications, Caribbean Studies, Foundation English and Academic Writing, and have degrees in Spanish American Literature (M. Phil.) and Spanish Education (B.Ed.). I am a certified Copy Editor and an experienced proofreader, and I've recently decided to become a full-time freelancer. My Elance projects include: *Copyediting/proofreading *Transcription *Data entry/Project categorisation *Web-based research *Quiz-writing *Grading of English papers (university level) I have also had two long-term, part-time, telecommuting projects through Elance, both in administrative services. I currently work in project categorization for a company in England (June 2013 - present), and previously I worked as an administrative assistant for a group of language schools in South America (July 2008 - October 2010). The tenure of these projects (over two years each) is a testimony of my commitment and the level of service I provide. I'm highly ethical and committed to quality service, and I specialize in improving the quality of my clients' work.

    $25.00 /hr
    1,190 hours
    4.94
  4. Patrick Meuer

    Patrick Meuer

    Academic Writing, Copy Editor, Proofreading

    United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    In college I was a history and political science major, as such I have a knack for academic writing and I am a quick typist. I received multiple scholarships, awards and research grants during my academic career and was the top student in the history department my senior year. In addition, I often needed to transcribe audio files in order to use them for papers or research project and as such I am an accomplished transcription specialist as well. Finally, I Worked in overseas marketing for a Tokyo based aviation lease firm for two years between 2013-2014 and gained excellent experience in networking, sales, marketing as well as expertise in various computer software programs. Most of all I learned how to work in a fast-pace environment where meeting deadlines is a must. If you hire me, I can guarantee that your job will be done on time and you will receive a finished product of the highest quality.

    $13.00 /hr
    20 hours
    5.00
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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