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  1. Nicole Schilling

    Nicole Schilling

    Small Business Support and Development

    United States - Last active: 10/02/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a passionate entrepreneur with an MBA in general business. My strengths lie in business creation, development, marketing, and support. I am interested in all phases and aspects of the business process and am fast-paced and highly productive.

    $30.00 /hr
    47 hours
    4.97
  2. Michael Sugarman

    Senior Editor, Writer

    United States - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 5

    Michael prides himself on efficient text, both succinct and compelling. For five years, he has been writing for online publications and drafting public relations copy. For two of those, Michael has worked as Senior Editor at a rising music blog. He holds a BA from Columbia University

    $50.00 /hr
    19 hours
    5.00
  3. Karla Lant

    Karla Lant

    Writer, Editor, Professor

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 8

    I am a freelance writer and adjunct professor; I was a trial attorney until 2010. I have a BA and an MA in social sciences and each course of study was writing intensive. I have a JD from Columbia Law School. I have an LLM in biotechnology and genomics (thesis outstanding). My academic training and current teaching roles have given me expertise in AP, MLA, Chicago, APA, and other style guides. I have written a weekly column in a local online magazine, I write and manage several large business blogs, and I have managed and produced social media for several organizations. I have demonstrated editorial judgement and a superior command of the English language. I have years of teaching experience with adults and children. I have experience providing voice talent, especially for technical businesses (please see sample below). Finally, I have years of experience with training and course development. I am based in Phoenix, Arizona. PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Online portfolio: https://karlalant.contently.com Sample Press Releases: Live Casino Partners: http://www.pr.com/press-release/467632 Victoria Milan: (All English language press releases by Karla Lant) http://www.victoriamilan.com/press/ Sample Web Copy: Visualized Arts: http://visualizedarts.com/ Au Lac Gallery: http://aulacgallery.com.au/about/ Academic reference projects: Multicultural America, eds. Cortes, Carlos Eliseo and Golson, J. Geoffrey, 2014, multiple sections. Golson Media project: Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets, ed. Golson, 2014, multiple Industry Profile sections. Graphic World projects: Marketing Handbook (article on Social Media) and Business Law Handbook (article on Global Business Law), 2014. Lifestyle/Humor: Victoria Milan US: http://www.victoriamilan.us/blog/ Smiles for All: http://www.smilesforall.com/author/karla-lant/ http://www.smilesforall.com/three-surprising-things-wont-kill-laptop/ Professional Publications: “Are You Competent to Argue Juvenile Competency?” For The Defense, Vol. 15, Issue 01, Page 1, 2006. Lant, Karla. SEO Dos, Don'ts, and Must Haves. 11-04-2013. http://www.amazon.com/SEO-Donts-Must- Haves-Karla-Lant-ebook/dp/B00GJWJ3EW Book Reviews, Academic Work: “Review: ‘Recommendations for revisions to the Declaration of Helsinki,’” [International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, “Commentaries” section, Fall 2007.] “Book Review: 25 Months” [American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, issue on clinical biomedical ethics]. “Book Review: The Socialist Feminist Project,” Association for Feminist Anthropology, 2004. http://www.aaanet.org/sections/afa/?book-review=the-socialist-feminist-project-a-contemporary-reader-in-theory- and-politics “Book Review: Death Is That Man Taking Names,” POLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Spring 2004. “Breeder at Law,” Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Spring 2002. http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/coljgl11&div=9&id=&page= Zombie Nation: Racism, AIDS, Haiti and Horror, University of Alabama, 1998. Books: Lant, Karla. The Candida Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. The Paleo Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. The Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla (co-author). Candida Diet and Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Editing projects: Please request samples http://www.nacdl.org/Champion.aspx?id=1659 Musical Theater: http://www.intransitthemusical.com/#!meet-the-writers/vstc2=karla-lant

    $55.56 /hr
    264 hours
    4.95
  4. Rebecca Hincke

    Rebecca Hincke

    Creative Writer, Singer, Voice Talent, and Photographer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 15

    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
    631 hours
    5.00
  5. Morgan Staggers

    Morgan Staggers

    Editor, Researcher and Hack Provocateur

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 15

    I'm here to serve your writing and editing needs. Proficient at internet research, I use a number of citation styles including MLA and APA to reference my academic work. For marketing and SEO applications, my writing utilizes search content and HTML placement for optimal indexing. I have authored numerous on-spec articles on law, business and leisure pursuits. I've also edited novels and scholarly papers for clarity and flow. Please examine my oDesk portfolio to see the wide variety of projects I have submitted to my clients. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in government and English, I seek to leverage my life experiences and interests into my writing. My thoughts are shaped by lucid reasoning and proper grammar. Depending on audience and subject, I adjust my style to cater to almost any readership. Please contact me if I can be of assistance to your project.

    $22.22 /hr
    146 hours
    4.96
  6. Susan Scales

    Susan Scales

    Transcription / 97 WPM / Perfectionist / Reliable / Rate Per Audio Hr.

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 20

    Objective: To provide 100% accurate transcriptions of audio/video in a timely manner (the time frame to be decided by the client). I will follow whatever style guide the client selects. My profile hourly rate is per audio/video hour, not per labor hour. I have recently raised my rate from $75 per hour to $100 per hour when comparing what work I typically do to what TranscriptionWing charges for similar work. Using their calculator at http://www.transcriptionwing.com/price.html, for 60 minutes of good quality audio with no accents and identifying speakers, they estimate $107.40 for delivery in 5 business days. Typically I deliver transcripts for audio with foreign accents and audio challenges within one day for 60 minutes of audio. Their estimated price for comparable work is $209.40. So my current rate is quite a bargain especially when you consider that I give specialized attention to every client, tailoring the transcript to their specifications instead of using a standard catch-all format that some companies use. Raising my previous rate of $1.25 per audio minute to my current rate of $1.67 per audio minute is still a bargain compared to CastingWords.com. CastingWords charges $2.50 per minute for a 1 day TAT, $1.50 per minute for a 6 day TAT, and $1.00 per minute as their budget rate. I normally have a 1 day or less TAT for good quality audio/video lengths of up to 2 hours (American accents), as either strict verbatim or slightly edited verbatim, completely proofread, delivered in .doc format. I am willing to negotiate for specific assignments, however. My current AWPM is 97 with 99% accuracy. I currently transcribe at around 4 minutes per audio/video minute for good quality audio/video. I am a perfectionist, and I thrive in work where perfection is highly valued. I am steadily working towards my goal of 260 WPM with 100% accuracy. I want to perfect my transcription skills, meaning to transcribe the final copy of an audio/video in real time. The industry standard is one hour per 15 minutes of audio. So my goal is to transcribe 15 minutes of audio/video in 15 minutes flat, with 100% accuracy (correct formatting, spelling, grammar, punctuation). I am a native speaker of American English and transcribe with American spellings. I use _The Oxford Guide to World English_ to help me with other accents. While working for CastingWords, I transcribed British, Australian, and some other world accents. I am familiar with speakers from India. I can transcribe audio with multiple speakers, as I had done for CastingWords. I have specialized knowledge in the Internet marketing, music, mathematics, and education fields. I also have great knowledge of the King James Version of the Bible. In the near future, I plan to earn a degree in Medical Transcription and earn the title of Certified Medical Transcriptionist. Besides my specialties, I have a wide range of knowledge over many subjects, from sciences to computer technology and video games, and many others. I have good skills in researching unknown terms, and I love to learn new things everyday.

    $100.00 /hr
    117 hours
    4.92
  7. George Baclay

    George Baclay

    Musician | Composer, Engraver & Arranger

    Philippines - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    As a musician, I compose and arrange music from various sources. I am proficient in Finale, the software I have been using to engrave music over the past years until today. I am also a freelance writer. I have been writing articles and essays in various discipline. Possessing a versatile personality, I am exposed to numerous activities related to music and writing, and have done broad varieties of tasks including management tasks. Having a candid personality, it is always a great pleasure for me to work with and for someone.

    $11.11 /hr
    1,119 hours
    4.86
  8. Cherrie Rose Ang

    Cherrie Rose Ang

    The worker in Me

    Philippines - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a student of Philosophy in one of the most prestigious university in the Philippines. So far, I have been working as tutor for 6 years now. This developed my flexibility due to my daily exposure to different types of people with different attitudes. I am working as writer/translator/researcher here in oDesk. I am also running a blog, (cherrierosecang.wordpress.com), which you might find useful in assessing my writing style. My interest ranges from philosophy to music to current events. I love to learn new things and share them to anyone. I have experiences in organizing events and programs. I am also singing in different charity institutions. Lastly, I am hardworking and determined to earn experience, skills and financial freedom. I also see that open communication is the key to successful work relationship between me and my client. Thank you for visiting my profile and have a nice day!

    $6.67 /hr
    244 hours
    4.71
  9. Rachael G.

    Rachael G.

    Expert Writer, Editor, and Researcher

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7

    I have more than 5 years of experience working as a freelance writer. I have written dozens of ebooks on a wide variety of topics. My strongest expertise lies in the fields of health, fitness, nutrition, and self-help. However, I also have a strong background in personal finance and the stock market. What I don't already know, I am capable of researching. I have almost 10 years of experience conducting research in various capacities. I have written countless reports and analyses of scientific studies. I have also been lead researcher on 3 separate projects which required in depth analysis of scientific literature as well as on-the-ground fieldwork. I have my BA in English and Anthropology. I graduated with honors from the University of California, Riverside. I am now a graduate student at the University of Vienna. So whether you need an informative ebook, a thoroughly researched report, or a detailed stock analysis, I've got you covered.

    $17.00 /hr
    58 hours
    4.98
  10. Sabina Družić

    Sabina Družić

    Article and blog writer

    Bosnia and Herzegovina - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    I have graduated from Pedagogical faculty, Department of English and Literature and I have been working as an English teacher for three years. As much as I enjoy teaching and tutoring, I am very passionate about article writing and blogging. My goal is to provide my clients with the best service possible and I will do my best to meet their requests.

    $11.11 /hr
    90 hours
    4.98