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  1. Christi Aldridge

    Christi Aldridge

    Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creator

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 15

    I have a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Journalism. I was an award winning columnist for my university paper, and wrote articles for the school's magazine as well. I am creative and love to express that. I have been writing online for the past five years specializing in areas such as crafts, entertainment, beauty and fashion, home decor, DIY, kids' activities and parties, holiday ideas, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and literature. I am also trained in copywriting, opinion articles and public relations writing. I'm a grammar and spelling lover and adore editing as well as writing and have taken copyediting classes. I have a sharp sense of humor, flawless spelling and grammar skills and I tend to work very hard but very fast. I'm experienced with social networking, HTML, Microsoft Word, SEO writing and blogging. I love coming up with ideas and being creative so my articles aren't run of the mill. I'm friendly, social and great with customers and clients as well. I was named one of Yahoo's Top Writers of 2012, and stay busy with projects ranging from social media, product descriptions, blogs, and Buying Guides to page reviews and ratings, article writing, and editing. I love the written word, especially when it's spelled properly! I'm prompt, trustworthy, and strive for excellence every day, and I enjoy becoming a better writer with each project I work on.

    $27.78 /hr
    1,633 hours
    5.00
  2. Judy L.

    Judy L.

    Writer, Editor, Translator

    Netherlands - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

    I am a writer who's got a proven track record for delivering. I am knowledgeable, thorough, and precise. I do meticulous research of the topics I am given, and even for the fiction that I write. I am, by nature, a detail-oriented person. My past history includes medical school and graduate-level research, as well as laboratory work and editing scientific papers. As for translating, I have lived in the Netherlands for seven years, and have taken and passed the NT2. My approach to translating is less than literal, but I've always felt that if you can discern that the document is a translation, then the translator has failed. I endeavor not to leave any awkward traces of Dutch.

    $33.33 /hr
    38 hours
    4.99
  3. Sue Peterson

    Sue Peterson

    Freelance Writer/Editor/Tutor/Curriculum Developer/Educator

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    Capitalizing on 30+ years of teaching experience (regular and special education, ESL, gifted/talented) at all grade levels from elementary through adult learners and in various subjects with strong interest in reading, creative writing, and drama, I will help you with your individual or company needs. I have presented at numerous state and national conferences, secured dozens of grants, and written/produced over 50 plays for children. A published author of 450 children's books, I have also written adult books for clients on o-Desk. My background includes extensive work in curriculum and editing any type of text. Please read my profile to see more about my exemplary writing and editing abilities distinguishing me in the top 1% of o-Desk contractors. Creative and hard working, your goal is my goal.

    $33.33 /hr
    2,258 hours
    4.99
  4. Lauren B.

    Lauren B.

    Writer/Editor/Attorney: Law| Business | Creative| Academic | etc.

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 12

    For more than 15 years, I have been a writer and editor in many different capacities, from writing white papers on healthcare policy, to founding and editing a literary journal, to editing theses and dissertations for graduate students, to crafting and revising resumes. I am also an attorney, with very strong legal research and writing skills in many areas of the law. Much of my professional experience has been in healthcare policy and law, and I have an excellent grasp of medical terminology and am familiar with a broad range of health topics and issues. In addition, I write literary fiction that has been published widely. My collection of short fiction was published in June of 2014. If it's not listed, I might know it. If I don't know it, I'd love to learn it. I look forward to working with you. (Please note that my fees for legal work are higher than my posted hourly rate, which is my fee for general writing and editing.)

    $30.00 /hr
    22 hours
    4.97
  5. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

    Words have power – tremendous power. My mission is to harness that power in order to help my clients, whether that involves crafting clear, concise business manuals or helping a first-time writer to prepare a draft for submission to agents. I have been writing and editing professionally for nearly four years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work.

    $60.00 /hr
    1,109 hours
    4.99
  6. Michael Gietz

    Michael Gietz

    Creative Writer/Web Content

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 6

    I have 26 years of creative writing experience, including a published novel. I specialize in ghost writing, article writing and website content, but I can accommodate a wide variety of writing requirements. I have studied under Michael Chabon, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, and I have worked on academic research projects, dissertations and position papers. I have written and edited screen plays and maintain an active connection with Hollywood and academic circles within U.S.C. I take my work very seriously, but I think it's important to not take myself too seriously. I take great pride in ensuring that you are completely happy with my work, otherwise the project is not finished.

    $56.00 /hr
    1,225 hours
    5.00
  7. Matthieu R.

    Matthieu R.

    Native French Translator Video Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 6

    Main objective : Find long term collaborative work contracts. Want to know more : After a French scientific Baccalaureate, I graduated from an international audiovisual and fine-art school - obtaining their two diplomas. Then, spent over 5 years working as a film, sound and video editor for 2 major post-production hubs in France, where I digitized, restored and handled many featured film productions from major movie catalogues (Universal, Canal +, Hammer productions, Cine cite, etc.) along world known TV series (Friends). I moved to the USA in 2001 where I started helping on numerous independent movie productions, theater play designs, directed several audiovisual and musical productions, managed low and medium budgets, edited multi-camera productions, edited TV spots, radio spots, created e-learning voice modules, screen captures, produced informative material and released published, licensed and copyrighted works. Softwares I use : the Adobe CS5, Final Cut Pro X & Motion 5, and Office from Microsoft just to name a few. On another hand, being a French native, I can create subtitles or translate dialogs for movies and manage European localization projects, from web-site to e-learning booklets to cooking recipes, technical documents and more... Currently the French localization provider for several interactive software companies, one translation agency and a major audiovisual products distributor. Thank you for considering my application. Looking forward to our collaboration.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $75.00 /hr
    531 hours
    4.96
  8. Tonya D.

    Tonya D.

    Creative Writer, Blog & Article Writer, Social Media Expert

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a professional, accurate, native English writer, specializing in travel writing. With my degree in Broadcast Communications, I write for blogs, articles, newsletters, social media, emails, travel proposals and more. A Jane of all Trades, I've written everything from training manuals to scripts to educational materials for children and adults. I can edit your materials professionally and proficiently. I enjoy writing destination articles and travel specials, as well as travel advice blogs. In addition to travel writing, I manage social media accounts for several companies, travel, restaurant and non-profit to name a few. Social Media Marketing is an important step in increasing engagement with your customers, and providing a two-way conversation that is unique in business advertising. I believe in the 80/20 rule with 80% engagement and interaction, and 20% promotional. Previously, I have developed curriculum and training for large call centers as well as facilitating training for K-12, retail, call centers and small business. I have trained one to one as well as large groups, both in person and virtually. I also have experience providing technical support to home and business users. Strong writing skills used to write step by step documentation that is comprehensive yet clear. I have call center experience providing customer support to up to executive levels.

    $26.67 /hr
    2,233 hours
    5.00
  9. Zechariah Manning

    Zechariah Manning

    Building Your Brand ...Smarter

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    —Creator of ZM Designz Branding— ■ Personal Website: www.zmdesignz.com ------------------------------------------------------ ► Mission and Vision— • To establish long-term professional relationships with value-driven businesses and individuals. • To effectively communicate the values of my clientele to the market they serve. • To create intriguing and tailored designs that evoke a positive response and a call to action. • To provide timely and prioritized customer service, clearly articulating milestones and project status. • To perform with integrity and purpose in all I design and put my hand to. • To serve with humility and appreciation with all whom I'm privileged to collaborate. • To deliver a product both my client and I will be proud of for years to come. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Brief Summary— As a graphic designer, hands-on branding advisor, and creative consultant, I specialize in bringing your business to life. Whether it's creating a brand image from inception, or refreshing the face of an existing business, my goal is to foster a mindset in your clients that calls them to action. Effective communication is a staple of my services. I can be counted on to consistently articulate relevant and important information in a timely fashion. I exceed expectations and provide excellent customer service. I'm really looking forward to serving you and helping you meet your goals. I'm easy going too! ■ More About Me: www.zmdesignz.com/about ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Office Hours— *(PST) — Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm (Phone/Chat Appts 10am - 4pm) Saturday, short-hours for rush orders. Sunday, out of the office ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Referrals— I appreciate referrals. Learn more about how you can benefit: ■ www.zmdesignz.com/about/#referrals ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Rush Orders— *For Saturday "rush order" accommodations, as well as 24-48-hour immediate turnarounds, a 25% rush fee will be applied. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Payment Schedule— Fixed price contracts require a 50% non-refundable down payment, with the remaining 50% due at time of file delivery. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Deliverable File Formats— *Adobe's Creative Coud powers my creations, and when applicable, delivers your files in native formats. Please expect all files to be delivered in the following formats: .ai, .psd, .indd, .pdf. Raster formats such as .jpg, .gif, or .png are available for delivery upon request. ■ http://www.zmdesignz.com/#adobe ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Job Invitations— Though I value and very much appreciate all job invitations and budget ranges, I work hard to provide a top-tier experience for the clients I serve. Before sending me an invite, please take some time and look through my work history to get an understanding of my price-points, the level of service, and the quality of work you can expect when hiring me. All job invitations that fall outside of my general price-points and hourly rates will not be considered. Thank you kindly for your understanding in this regard.

    $55.56 /hr
    797 hours
    4.98
  10. Rose H.

    Rose H.

    Chinese Translator, Tutor, Writer, Voiceover Artist, IT and E-Business

    China - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    If you want high-quality professional, please don't miss me. I will be your special one. Language: Native Chinese, English, Japanese Simplified Chinese(Mandarin); Traditional Chinese(Cantonese, Taiwanese) Education: I hold 3 Degrees from the best university in China. Master & Bachelor of Computer Science(software engineering) in Peking University; Bachelor of English Literature(Teacher-Training) in Beijing Language and Culture University; Experience: Computer teacher in the key university; IT engineer in the famous telecom corporation; E-business professional in the domestic association; Translator in the international corporation. Interests & Skills: Literature and Voiceover. I am profoundly cultivated in literature since childhood, not only read a lot of the world masterpieces, but also composed many well-reputed writings and translations, so I have strong talent in literature, and be excellent in Chinese writing and lingual culture. I also like singing and be good at recitation since childhood, my voice is in good condition that sounds gentle and sweet. My websites: Chinese literary writings: http://blog.sina.com.cn/u/1471348897 Songs and recitations: http://www.tudou.com/home/_84084344 Personality: I am reliable, well-educated, detail-oriented, rich-experienced translator dedicate to keep improving and provide Chinese native-level, high-quality, professional services. Services: 1. Translator: English-Chinese & Chinese-English Translation, Transcreation, Transliteration, Transcription, Proofreading and vice versa service, especially in IT technology, business, literature, culture, history, tourism, film & media, government & diplomacy, education, academic theses, children's articles, fashion, cosmetics, food and beverage, retail, website localization, as well as all kinds of topical papers included print design. I have many topical translation experience for the corporations and individuals, include the foreign students come from the global first-class university, successful professionals and entrepreneurs. I assure 100% manual translation, and I am willing to provide post-delivery quality assurance support. Since I have outstanding skill in literature, and I always proofread once again after translating, so my translation can keep qualified that just like to be written naturally by a native. 2. Voice artist: voiceover talent, multimedia producer. 3. Chinese tutor & computer teacher: 4. Chinese Writer: creative writing. 5. IT & E-business consultant, researcher and analyst. 6. Admin professional: Office toolkit (word, excel, powerpoint, etc), PDF file, photoshop, html, mobile applications, internet research, data processing, conversion and recovery.

    $29.00 /hr
    255 hours
    5.00