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  1. Ann K.

    Ann K.

    Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

    Sweden - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

    My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usually apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, and then that rate apply. On the other hand could other duties require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi-skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of your kind of recaps what service is. Additionally to the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. Besides having extensive work experience, the studying of sociology, psychology and computer science at an academic level constitutes useful knowledge. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me, and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at an early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing, I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Regarding human language, I write with a fine imagination, do my research and have a splendid vocabulary. Regarding computers, I like to make life easier for end users, and I also focus on usability. Regarding both languages, I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if you're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

    $30.00 /hr
    83 hours
    4.98
  2. Brigitta S.

    Brigitta S.

    Professional Health Writer

    South Africa - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a passionate medical and alternative health writer with a mission to make health and well being both simple and practical for my readers. Services offered include : writing content on alternative health, well being, physical conditions, supplementation, nutrition, home remedies, online content, editing, proofreading, web content, SEO articles, blogs, web design. The write stuff. On time. Every time.

    $22.22 /hr
    1,420 hours
    5.00
  3. Yessica G.

    Yessica G.

    Language is the vessel of the mind.

    United States - Tests: 9

    Accurate, concise, thoughtful composition is not only ideal in the realm of written communication; it is essential to understanding and clarity. As a writer, I consider the needs of the client as well as his or her preferences. I effectively incorporate these aspects into the text, and successfully evoke the desired response from the reader. I accomplish this by defining the target audience, and studying them. Why? I am keenly aware that in order to affect the readers, I must first understand them and their motivation to read. Will this be a compulsory read or a leisure read? Do they seek comprehension of a complex concept or indulgence in fiction? Is a clear and concise presentation of facts or elaborate description best? A noteworthy text concurrently and harmoniously satisfies both client and audience, and the needs and desires of one are not sacrificed for the other. As a writer, I am highly attuned to this, and will find a harmonious balance for the text.

    $12.00 /hr
    203 hours
    4.88
  4. Jaquelin Elliott

    Jaquelin Elliott

    Writer, Editor, Proofreader and Translator

    United States - Tests: 4

    A recent graduate of The University of Michigan, where I won fellowships and awards for my Academic and Creative Writing, I am an excellent writer, editor and proofreader of all types of fiction and nonfiction. I also specialize in French-to-English translation. My goal is to deliver you clever, professional prose and sharp, detail-oriented proofing/editing. I have a quick turnaround time and an anal attention to detail and accuracy bred from years of pouring over English essays and taking red pens to my textbooks.

    $15.00 /hr
    549 hours
    4.99
  5. Nancy Bach

    Nancy Bach

    Writer/Editor Always high quality and on time (or early)

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 52

    Highly experienced writer, editor, and project manager. Currently managing virtual team developing and writing online content for global finance business. Also providing primary editing and some writing for major Internet travel and language-learning businesses. I have BS and MBA degrees and have worked in various technical, marketing, and managerial roles while living in Hong Kong, Switzerland, and US. - Built and led virtual, cross-cultural teams world-wide - Strong leadership, communication, and organizational development skills - Change agent and manager - Very proficient trainer and facilitator A broad-based writer and perfectionist editor, I'm skilled in working with clients who are not native-English speakers. My range includes articles, full-length books and series in travel, technical, business, children and young adult, motivational, romance, user guides, and training materials. I'm editor-of-choice for several children's, business, and travel authors.

    $40.00 /hr
    3,081 hours
    4.97
  6. Kathryn Schenk

    Kathryn Schenk

    Kathryn Schenk - Words of Every Size and Shape

    South Africa - Portfolio: 50

    With a love of storytelling and communication propelling me, I spend my days creating and perfecting the written word for a clientele that spans the globe. I delight in my work, and my clients do too. -- “Katie is the consummate professional and an amazing writer. Her writing is fresh, engaging and compelling. Regardless of the project, you won't be sorry you hired her. THE BEST writer on Elance.” -- “It's great working with this freelancer! She's extremely responsive and accountable and never misses a deadline. Highly recommend working with her!” -- “This writer produces some of the best work I have seen so far. She captures your attention and imagination & holds it right through.” Whether you have 140 characters to grab a prospect’s attention or you need to hold your reader’s attention for 1700 words, you want a writer that invests passion into finding the best words for the job. Your search for the perfect content and copywriter ends here.

    $75.00 /hr
    841 hours
    4.99
  7. Martha Lane

    Martha Lane

    Creativity, quality, accuracy

    South Africa - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    What can I offer that no-one else can? A wide variety of skills encompassing training, e-learning design and development, document design and development, tested writing and editing skills, database development (MS Access and VBA), advanced Excel and Word skills, graphic design, template development and automation, creativity (I am a computer artist and poetry/short-story writer), a passion for quality, experience that spans two continents, and a PhD.

    $12.00 /hr
    64 hours
    4.65
  8. Prospero jr P.

    Prospero jr P.

    Transcriptionist, Published Writer, Proofreader

    Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Prospero is an experienced English transcriptionist and published English creative writer. He has transcribed hundreds of hours of audio and video files in English for Elance clients alone. Outside of Elance, he has transcribed thousands of hours of recordings because of his nearly eight years' experience in transcribing medical, general, and voice mail audio and video files in English, covering a myriad of topics and spoken by both native and non-native English speakers. His prose and poetry have appeared online on Alfie Dog Fiction, Every Day Fiction, Every Day Poets, Bewildering Stories, The Corner Club Press, Pure Slush, Flashes in the Dark, Short-Story.me, Short-Story.Net, and in print and online on the Philippine Graphic, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, and Philippine Panorama to name a few. He is also an experienced academic writer, SEO article rewriter, medical indexer, and quality analyst/proofreader.

    $5.00 /hr
    1,182 hours
    4.96
  9. Lucy Ellis

    Lucy Ellis

    Writer / Editor / Proofreader

    United Kingdom - Portfolio: 44

    I am a passionate communicator with over 15 years' experience in publishing. As a writer I have had 7 biographies and a music critique published in the UK, Western Europe, America and Australia. As a ghostwriter I have produced personal memoirs tackling difficult subjects such as addiction, abuse and depression. I have also penned several health and well-being eBooks. As a journalist I am a regular blogger for a number of sites and have contributed numerous lifestyle articles, blogs and quizzes to a wide variety of websites and magazines. As a professionally qualified proofreader and editor I have brightened boring blurb and given a creative flourish to established copy. For businesses I specialise in employee communications, making complex compensation and benefits concepts easy to understand.

    $75.00 /hr
    175 hours
    4.98