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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: 16

    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
    1,755 hours
    5.00
  2. Giacomo M.

    Giacomo M.

    Expert Game Designer and Creative Director

    Italy - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 8

    Share with me your vision and I will make it real: a vibrant and breathing reality. An experienced narrative and game designer raised in the world of indie video games and fantasy RPG. Expert in the field of fantasy and sci fi genres. 4+ years as narrative and game designer, developing MMORPG, RPG and city building games, acknowledged by players as rich and memorable experiences. 6+ years as a writer, creating entire world settings, casts of characters, factions and deep story arcs, delivered with visceral impact. My professional experience includes games like Planeshift, HOG, Heroes' Tears and Arakion. My computer science education and familiarity with Unity game engine are bonuses. I will use my creative eye to make your game shine. --------------------- Member of Mensa International, high IQ society, since 2006. Portfolio: http://www.fantasyeydor.com/portfolio

    $25.00 /hr
    869 hours
    5.00
  3. Judy L.

    Judy L.

    Writer, Editor, Translator

    Netherlands - Last active: 3 days 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
    39 hours
    4.99
  4. Rebecca Hincke

    Rebecca Hincke

    Creative Writer, Singer, Voice Talent, and Photographer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 17

    Canadian living in London. I am enthusiastic, energetic, creative, and passionate about every new task I take on. I have a passion for the English language and love creative writing, editing, and any project that allows me to be imaginative with words while still making use of excellent spelling, grammar, and punctuation (I'm a bit of a stickler in that regard!). I have years of photography and photo-editing experience, professional training as a classical and opera singer (and a variety of other genres), experience working with children, visual merchandising experience, and many, many years spent in retail honing my customer service skills. I am hardworking, highly motivated, reliable and responsible, with a desire to excel in all that I do. While I've got a lot of experience under my belt, there is so much more to gain, so I am always eager to learn new skills and expand my knowledge.

    $33.33 /hr
    647 hours
    5.00
  5. Brooke Pierce

    Brooke Pierce

    Writer, Researcher, Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    I have been working as a freelancer for over 15 years, and during that time I have developed long-term working relationships that have allowed me to expand my abilities while also giving me the flexibility that comes with telecommuting. I am always looking for interesting new projects to take on, especially in the areas of article writing, copywriting, and editing.

    $38.89 /hr
    545 hours
    4.75
  6. Sue Peterson

    Sue Peterson

    Freelance Writer/Editor/Tutor/Curriculum Developer/Educator

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 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
    2,277 hours
    4.99
  7. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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 five years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work. Note: I currently have a very full client schedule. As a result, at this time I am only accepting the following types of new work: * Editing or assessing fiction manuscripts (novels, novellas, and short stories) * Travel writing

    $60.00 /hr
    1,160 hours
    4.99
  8. Michael Gietz

    Michael Gietz

    Creative Writer/Web Content

    United States - Last active: 4 days 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
  9. Ann K.

    Ann K.

    Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

    Sweden - Last active: 12 days ago - 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
    81 hours
    4.98
  10. Zechariah Manning

    Zechariah Manning

    Building Your Brand ...Smarter

    United States - Last active: 12 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