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  1. Tracy G.

    Tracy G.

    Project Management / Content Management

    United States - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 8

    My goal is to help my clients succeed by providing them with quality work that is second to none. English is my native language and I have written professionally for over six years. I pride myself on communication, as well as making plans and ideas come together. My skills include project management, copywriting and editing for manuscripts and documents, proofreading, customer service, word and data processing, updating and maintaining blogs for several firms, research, and writing. I love learning new skills and enjoy a challenge. I am adept at Microsoft Office programs including Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. I also work daily with WordPress and Google tools. I have worked for a variety of clients, including oDesk Enterprise Solutions, as an editor and project manager. I have done other project management work and have a basic, working knowledge of SEO, Wordpress, and HTML. I have worked extensively with the legal industry, helping promote legal sites through content, SEO, and social media. You won't be disappointed when you let me work for you because I will provide you with top-notch work that is of the highest quality. I am reliable, trustworthy, and precise. If I say I will deliver, you can plan on it.

    $33.33 /hr
    3,145 hours
    5.00
  2. Shoaib K.

    Shoaib K.

    Clutter-breaker extraordinaire.

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 11

    You want to break through the clutter. I want to deliver content that does. Simple. Creative content and sales-driven messages are my fortes. I have developed marketing communications materials such as brochures, sales letters, press releases, product descriptions, TVC and RDC scripts, advertising copy and packaging copy for numerous successful brands. I like to think of myself as a versatile writer, and can tweak my style according to the intended audience, platform and message content. I have written and published hundreds of articles online, and my research skills are legendary. I think typos are the scourge of the earth, and my attention to detail borders on the perverse!

    $55.56 /hr
    681 hours
    4.88
  3. 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
    1,222 hours
    4.99
  4. Brian Frydenborg

    Brian Frydenborg

    Freelance Writer / Researcher / Analyst / Consultant / Historian

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

    Personal website with more detail: http://www.brianfrydenborg.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianfrydenborg I have almost 15 years of experience writing about, researching, and analyzing complex public policy, historical, political, and international affairs subjects ranging from UN peacekeeping to ancient Rome. My Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University is a double major in History (concentration Asia and Russia) and Politics, and my Master of Science degree from the George Mason University School of Public Policy is in Peace Operations, a term which basically refers to everything that occurs in and concerns conflict/postconflict and disaster/postdisaster zones, especially international development, humanitarian relief and aid, and governance/institution building. I can easily provide a quality work product concerning any of these topics and many others, and can also easily research, write, and analyze new subjects. I also have extensive travel experience, including to Japan, Cuba, Liberia, Israel and the West Bank, and Jordan, to list some examples. My resume, which provides more detail, can be found on my LinkedIn profile http://www.linkedin.com/in/brianfrydenborg/ Please feel free to contact me regarding any of your research, writing, analysis, and consulting needs. I am also available for interviews as a subject-matter expert. NOTE TO CLIENTS: I DO NOT DO FIXED-PRICE CONTRACTS USING ODESK'S FIXED-PRICE SYSTEM. oDesk removed most protections for contractors with its new fixed price system so this is non-negotiable. HOWEVER, WE CAN AGREE TO A FIXED PRICE USING THE HOURLY SYSTEM TO BILL in that you can set an hourly cap on your end that will not allow the price to go past a certain point without your permission and action on your end and the system will not let me bill past this limit. In this situation, depending on our arrangement I can work until the job is done regardless of how many more hours past the cap it takes. My basic ground rules are 1.) any contract we make is going to only be the project outlined in that contract; additional work will require a separate contract as opposed to just adding to existing contract to keep things clear, and so that the client rating can reflect the actual work stipulated in said contract and not additional requests made after a contract is agreed upon 2.) I will be very responsive in my communication expect a similar responsiveness in return 3.) I ask that I not be held responsible for a third party's satisfaction with my work since you as the client, not I, have the relationship with the third party, but I will be happy to work off of feedback from a third party for any contract in order to address that third party's concerns 4.) if for any reason you are unsatisfied with my work I ask that you communicate to me the reasons why so that I may address any issues or offer a resolution that will bring you to a state of satisfaction 5.) If your work requires the APA documentation format and it is something other than a very short assignment, there will be a non-negotiable 10% surcharge because of the extra time this style requires. I look forward to doing business with you!

    $59.99 /hr
    259 hours
    4.98
  5. Tiffany B.

    Tiffany B.

    Natural Health Professional

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    Hello! I am a freelance writer with a true passion for the written word! Not only am I skilled in blogging and article writing, but I have experience in website content creation, social media, copy writing, e-books, and email marketing. I have written and published my own e-books as well as written articles for various health websites and have my own blog. My other passion is health and I have received certifications to practice as a Nutrition Consultant, Holistic Health Practitioner, Master Herbalist, Yoga Teacher and Weight Management Coach. These certifications have given me the knowledge and credibility needed to be a reliable, trusted source. I would love to work with you on your next project for which you need a skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced freelancer. My goal is to produce quality pieces of work of which my client and I are proud, and I will ensure that you are pleased with your results!

    $33.33 /hr
    771 hours
    4.90
  6. Daniel Roux

    Daniel Roux

    Project Manager with Specialization in Translation

    United States - Last active: 17 hours ago - Portfolio: 3

    I have an original, analytic, inquisitive mind and a great drive for implementing ideas and achieving goals. What sets me apart from other applicants is my broad scope of international experience and my ability to transfer it to any industry. I have successfully migrated from the military field to architecture to human resources to training and development to software technical writing, to marketing, to sales and to the translation industry. I am a highly motivated, independent self-starter with two technical college qualifications as well as varied international managerial and project management experience. I am a results-oriented person who excels in a high performance team since I have high standards of competence and performance for others and myself. Software skills include, Windows, Mac OS, Microsoft Project, Trados, MultiTrans Prism Flow, OmniPage Pro, ABBYY Finereader, Acrobat Pro, LifeCycle Designer, oDesk platform and more.

    $44.00 /hr
    804 hours
    5.00
  7. Danette Sheppard-Vaughn

    Danette Sheppard-Vaughn Agency Contractor

    Project Manager/Executive/Personal Assistant Extraordinaire

    United States - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 10

    My objective is to secure home-based and/or virtual employment in order to generate additional income, as well as continue to build a client base of extremely satisfied individuals who are delighted with my abilities and talents.  The following qualities enable me in this endeavor:  • Extremely efficient, organized and detail-oriented in all aspects of business and management. • Superior interaction skills with both laymen and professionals and customer service advocate. Effective in working with individuals and groups. • Creative and insightful critical-thinker with excellent problem- solving ability and communication skills (written & verbal).

    Associated with: oDesk Payroll, Songspirations

    $38.89 /hr
    7,308 hours
    4.98
  8. Nicolle Bennett

    Nicolle Bennett

    Editor/Content Manager

    United States - Last active: 08/11/2014 - Tests: 2

    Experienced web editor/content manager with over ten years of resource development, medical editing, web research, and quality management experience. Experience with CMS systems, social media management and mobile app development. Proofread web and print copy for pharmaceutical and advertising clients; developed resources and managed online communication outlets for the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service and www.cancer.gov. Web editor, content manager and social media strategist for www.tv411.org/. Proficient in the Chicago Manual of Style; MLA, AMA and AP Styles; Microsoft Office; Adobe Suite and both PC/MAC. Skilled in handling highly sensitive/confidential information, tailoring resources appropriately and meeting tight deadlines with quality results. Professional training in medical/pharmaceutical editing and proofreading and legal proofing CompTIA A+ Certified Technician

    $30.00 /hr
    675 hours
    4.96
  9. Kimberly S.

    Kimberly S.

    Writer: Content / SEO / Copywriter / Creative

    United States - Last active: 09/05/2014 - Tests: 2

    Over the past 15 years I have developed a wide range of skills working as an independent contractor. I love to learn and because of that there are multiple jobs that I enjoy and excel at. Although I enjoy all of my jobs, I am most passionate about writing. I am fortunate to have a lot of experience in many areas, such as: Writing: SEO Content, Copy writer, Creative (bachelor's degree in Journalism), Mac Specialist, IT (tech support for AOL), Paralegal (legal asst. degree), Private Investigation (licensed), Researcher, Data Entry, Writing for ChaCha and Ask.com, Accounts Payable and Receivable, General Automotive Knowledge (1 year auto mechanics), and more. However, whatever it is that I am tasked to do I give my all. It is very important to me that I do the job to my employer's expectations; it makes them feel good which makes me feel good.

    $33.33 /hr
    847 hours
    4.99
  10. Palesa M.

    Palesa M.

    Researcher/Statistical analysis/Academic writer-editor/Proofreading

    South Africa - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I currently hold a PhD in invasion biology. I am skilled in all aspects of research including study design, research material, literature reviews, data analysis and interpretation and academic writing. Im fluent in both verbal and written english and have published peer- reviewed research papers in my field. I'm proficient and have extensive experience in computer based skills MS Office suite, Corel draw and several other programs including GIS and statistic programs (SPSS, Statistica and R). I have also done presentations at many international conferences. I am to provide quality services to all my clients and will treat all work with utmost confidentiality and integrity.

    $30.00 /hr
    341 hours
    4.85