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  1. Patrick Seguin

    Patrick Seguin

    Writer and Marketing Communications Consultant

    Czech Republic - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 12

    I can help you build and maintain close relationships with your customers by identifying market needs and communicating clear solutions. I have fourteen years of experience in online marketing and product marketing, gained through positions in major international companies operating in the Czech Republic, including O2 and AVG Technologies. At present, I'm developing and executing communications strategies, and producing content, for eFace2Face, Inc., provider of the first and only web-based video calling and real-time collaboration solution with integrated electronic signature. Also, writing has always been a vital part of my career. With over two decades of experience, I can help you speak with your audience effectively. I enjoy bringing fascinating ideas to life while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. Specialties: Online marketing, online community project management, product marketing, marketing communications, public relations, cross-functional team leadership, project management, digital metrics and analysis, HTML, CSS, website usability, content management, event management, copywriting, creative writing, copy editing, audio and video production and editing, public speaking, translation (Czech to English)

    $50.00 /hr
    3,761 hours
    5.00
  2. Casey James

    Casey James

    Your Voice of Choice. + Copywriting/Editing, Proofreading, Design

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 13

    **Administrative/clerical/editing/copywriting etc = $25.00/hr, no min/max** **VO rates begin at $60.00/hr WITH A ONE-HOUR MINIMUM** Highly skilled, detail oriented and professional. Excellent written and verbal communication. An abundance of creativity and a sense of humor that begs to be unleashed. Extensive experience in Voice Over and Acting, plus Copywriting, Editing/Proofreading, Research, Social Media and Blogwriting. Works and plays well with others, yet self-driven and highly motivated. Technically proficient with many popular software programs (MSOffice, Adobe, Quickbooks, etc) as well as Social Media websites/platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc). Solid background in Web Design, Graphic Design, Digital Photography and Photoshop. Self-professed 'Jill-of-all-Trades'; does not extend to Brain Surgery or Astrophysics. Looking forward to contributing my skills in the following areas: * Voiceover/Acting * Copywriting * Editing/Proofreading * Data Entry * Graphic Design * Web Design * Content Writing * Blogwriting * Administrative Support * Social Media Management **For all work outside of Voice Over, my rate is $25.00/hr but I am also open to fixed-rate projects as well. *******************VOICE OVER RATES & DETAILS*************************** ***VO rates begin at $60.00/hr WITH A ONE-HOUR MINIMUM and most times will include edited tracks (breath removal, clean-up, etc). Additional charges for music and sound effects. Please feel free to request a quote. Casey James - Your Voice of Choice Providing versatile reads for every occasion. From rich and earthy, to giggly and upbeat, to sensual and breathy, to nurturing and real - plus everything in between - I aim to be your Voice of Choice. I work from my home studio, where I can voice, edit and deliver audio tracks in .mp3, .wav .aiff or other popular formats. Quick turnaround and professional service are paramount. Please visit the below links for my demos: Commercial Demos: https://db.tt/e5mB67UU https://db.tt/7WRXeaOQ https://db.tt/422r1916 Narration Demos: https://db.tt/s5OmqtGE https://db.tt/OzeLshTu IVR (Phone messaging systems) Demo: https://db.tt/dGH4Jp5n

    $60.00 /hr
    618 hours
    5.00
  3. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 17 hours 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
    1,151 hours
    4.99
  4. Jean Hilde-Fulghum

    Jean Hilde-Fulghum

    Female voice talent, native English speaker, warm/sincere/believable!

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 12

    My goal is to make your voiceover project sound fabulous! My specialty is providing a warm, sincere, believable female vocal presence that will convince and reassure your clients, bringing you better results. In addition, I can be the hip young thing on your IVR system, the knowledgeable teacher (I'm a retired lawyer) for your online ed class, the midwestern mom selling your product, the classy British art expert narrating your travelogue, the techno-geek explaining your computer course or website, as well as the dangerous dame in your video game or the little kid who brings your latest iPad children's story to life! You know the old saying, " Fast, Good, or Inexpensive: Pick Two"? Well, I give you all three, and more! I bring to all my projects professionalism, timeliness, creativity, flexibility, and a great sense of humor, all at an affordable price. I specialize in quick turnarounds (often within 24 hours or less!) and can easily work on short notice. Thanks for your time! I look forward to working with you. :-) Video demo reels here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWdlzF8mxdA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2DBO4ZvDls

    $55.56 /hr
    43 hours
    4.96
  5. Dolissa M.

    Dolissa M.

    Journalist and Mediamaker Can Help You Get Noticed

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 7

    My 20+ year career in communicating ideas has come full circle on the Web. I am a trained Journalist, Filmmaker, and former Fulbright Scholar who can work with you on a variety of writing, marketing, crowdfunding, and media needs. Special knowledge in film history, film criticism, and the arts. An American English native speaker, I also have a background teaching English as a second language.

    $55.00 /hr
    386 hours
    4.63
  6. Stephen L Vernon

    Stephen L Vernon

    Experienced writer,actor,voice artist and improv comedian.

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 13

    I have over twenty years experience in customer service, Arts administration, teaching, voice-over work, management, creative writing, non-profit work, improvisational comedy and public speaking. I hold two BA degrees, one in Communication Studies and one in Theater Performance, and also a Masters degree in Liberal Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies. I have taught privately, in the NC school system and also as an adjunct professor (during which time I served on various thesis committees). Presently I serve as the Artistic Director of a non-profit theater company.I have also been the co-company manager of an improv comedy group for the last 20 years. I have numerous years experience writing press releases, forming curriculum, training employees, leading group activities and workshops (corporate and public sector) and also managed a retail establishment for 5 years. I am comfortable working as part of a team or on my own, and have a strong work ethic, accompanied by a professional attitude and good time management skills. Along with my "real world" experience, I have been a director of plays and variety shows for over 20 years, and have directed casts of over 100 people on quite a few occasions. I have strong leadership skills, enjoy helping others reach their goals and an active imagination that I enjoy applying to projects. I have also organized several fund raisers and charitable events. Regardless of the work setting, whether customer service, writing, management or performance, I posess the ability to be creative and have relied upon my ability to think "outside the box" to the benefit of myself and my employers. I also have a strong sense of humor (which goes a long way towards avoiding experiencing or causing stress!). I enjoy researching and am a quick study of disciplines that are new to me. I have, for the last 8 years, also been a privately contracted in-bound phone call service agent. I am comfortable dealing with situations that require discretion, and am detail oriented. Please feel free to contact me about "unusual" jobs as well (legal of course!). Thank you for reading my profile, hope to hear from you!

    $55.56 /hr
    85 hours
    5.00
  7. Tom McMeekin

    Tom McMeekin

    Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

    United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 11

    I'm a professional multi-media journalist who can write, edit, research, produce, and design high-quality content on almost any topic and for any medium. From creating blog and social media posts to complete marketing communications plans, I have worked with clients including university programs, acupuncturists, chefs, commercial painters, e-commerce sites, news sites and forums, and more. I do not compromise my high ethical standards. Sorry, but I do not accept jobs that involve "ghostwriting" without credit, "spinning" and stealing others' copyrighted work, or other shady practices. What you get with me is a passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented, mass communications expert. What you do not get is someone who will rush the job or be a mindless "yes man" -- if I accept a job then I am committing to give you my best work effort, and that includes sometimes offering suggestions or advice -- getting you the final product you NEED, not just the one you think you want. I generally do not do Skype interviews or meetings for any projects paying less than $1,000. I am happy to answer any questions through ODesk or email, and I am happy to do a trial period for any ongoing positions. Sorry, but the reason I choose to do online freelancing is to make my own schedule and work in my pajamas; if you can't deal with that then best of luck finding someone who is a better fit for you.

    $50.00 /hr
    234 hours
    5.00
  8. Ingrid E.

    Ingrid E.

    Commercial and character voice-over artist, and writer

    Australia - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I've been doing voice-overs for over two years, and I can do characters of all kinds and ages as well as straight-read voice-overs. I have trained in Los Angeles under voice agent Mike O'Dell at MJ Lallo Studios, and RIchard Horvitz (voice of Invader Zim). To hear samples of my voice, head to: http://www.voices.com/people/ingridelkner I have voiced explainers for corporations like KPMG, HBF, and Medibank, as well as radio ads, cartoon characters, professional voicemail greetings and IVRs, and I even have my voice inside of a plush bear! I have a history of public speaking, debating, stage acting, film acting, stand-up, street performing, and singing (with several years of vocal tuition). In addition, I have a diploma in Professional Writing & Editing, and an Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting. Check out my client feedback to get an idea of what it will be like to work with me!

    $77.78 /hr
    4 hours
    4.95
  9. Christopher K.

    Christopher K.

    Copywriter/Editor/Animated Video Producer/Screenwriter

    United States - Last active: 12/14/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 32

    Live Produced and/or Written Video Samples: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hGnT9C2B3s http://razzmarketing.com/product/copywriting/#.URwJ8lo4X0A http://lightningboltmedia.com/ http://razzmarketing.com/product/copywriting/#.URwJ8lo4X0A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctSNMmBXJvw&fb_source=message http://razzmarketing.com/product/marketing-video-production/#.URwKTVo4X0A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y73XG5pPS4 http://razzmarketing.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls3xCeQFs7E http://razzmarketing.com/product/online-marketing-solutions/#.URwKBVo4X0A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX94bBeiIhs http://razzmarketing.com/product/web-design/#.URwK3Vo4X0A http://www.truequity.com//site/index.php Website Samples: http://razzmarketing.com/ http://www.ncentix.com/ http://nine10.ca/ http://sbweddingdecore.com/ http://www.centralcitychiro.com/ http://www.cbdwellnesscentre.com.au/ Words and phrases have rhythm and flow. They have the ability to soothe, hypnotize, agitate, or energize. They are a weapon to be used with care and precision, requiring mastery of both pace and tone. Because of my experiences in the film industry, both with screenwriting and physical production, as well as having nearly 8 years of experience in the field of copywriting, I have become accustomed to free flowing creative interaction, and concise and efficient communication. I have also come to appreciate the necessity for candor, criticism, and honesty when deadlines and budgets simply cannot be compromised. Because businesses and sales are moving more and more away from handshaking and into satellite negotiations, companies, perhaps more than ever, need writers who can make connections, evoke emotion, and incite action through the power of the written word. People see too much "advertising," and will not give you long to excite them, which is why good copywriters are direct, persuasive and efficient. The copywriter is the gateway to your potential customers. But today's copywriter must be more than that. They must be part psychologist, part public relations. They have to be able to translate complex thoughts and business jargon into relatable text any layman can grasp. They need to be teachers, and sellers, and friends to your client base. These necessary elements that a copywriter must possess are my strengths. I spent nearly 15 years in the film industry, which taught me politics and persuasion. I'm a trained life coach, which means I know how to read and inspire people. I have contracted and currently contract for companies like Warner Bros., Knot Standard, Cheap Caribbean, American Express, IHG, Travel + Leisure, MapQuest, Ariba and SAP, which means I'm very experienced in high-level marketing and ad copy. I was a full time screenwriter for more than ten years, which means I know how to produce dynamic elements with pace, rhythm and punch. I have written for film, television commercials/one hour dramas, and sitcoms. I have penned one sheets, taglines, synopses, pitches, professional bios, web content, proposals, press releases, SEO laden content, Meta Descriptions and Title Tags, marketing letters, business proposals, radio spots, game reviews, film reviews, :30 second television ads, and feature articles. I have been published many times online and in print and recently did some freelance work for Groupon. I believe I can offer you an excellent resource for fresh new material given the opportunity to do so. If you have a dropbox account, I have an online digital portfolio that is quite hefty. Please let me know and I’ll send you an invite, or be happy to mail you a hard copy of my portfolio at your request. I also have an extensive portfolio and resume on oDesk. I thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Christopher Kusiak CLK Industries

    $166.67 /hr
    143 hours
    4.92
  10. Milena T.

    Milena T.

    Professor of Finance and Voice Over Artist

    United States - Last active: 01/20/2013 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    Obtain contract work in the field of finance utilizing my resources in the areas of economic and financial research, corporate financial management, and investment portfolio management. I hold a Master's Degree in Finance from Walsh College as well as 8 years professional experience in the field. I also have over 15 years experience as a professional singer, actress, and voice over artist. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music. I specialize in the following types of reads: teen through middle-aged female, British accent, retail/announcer, real person, corporate/technical, narration/storytelling and e-learning reads. You will receive a high quality mp3 or .wav file within 24 hours or less of notification of hire and mutually approved script. If you are not 100% satisfied with my work, I expect NO payment. I am a professional and I pride myself on getting your job done right and I have many satisfied clients. More about my experience: I am the owner and director of The Voice Works Studio, LLC since 2002 where I provide voice overs, and teach performing artists vocal technique and business skills. I have my own professional recording equipment with excellent sound quality and can provide clear audio vocals with fast turnaround time. Some of my recent clients include: GoodbyeCrutches www.goodbyecrutches.com Arch-Tech Virtual http://archvirtual.com/ Tipodean Technologies http://www.tipodean.com/ Michael Sheldon Reed Design http://www.msreeddesign.com/about-me/ Hawaii Web Studio http://www.hawaiiwebdesignstudio.com/ ...and many more!

    $55.56 /hr
    12 hours
    4.93