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  1. Sharee Wells

    Sharee Wells

    Writer

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 16

    I love writing. Writing and rewriting are my pleasure. I'm looking for opportunities to write, edit, proof, and generally perfect your documents or communications. Proper grammar and spelling are keys to my writing success. If you are not a native speaker of American English, I can help you sound like one. Three specialties of mine are 1) making your documents objective by removing subjective or first person terminology, 2) ghost writing to make your communication sound just like you, and 3) assuring your communication is clearly understood by your target audience(s). If you need a writer for internal items like policies and procedures, business and strategic plans, training curricula, and intranet content, I can help! I would also like to work for you if you need a writer for customer facing documents like marketing pieces, business correspondence / email, and presentations or web content. In addition, I can write, edit or correct dialogue so that your speeches, advertisements or scripts sound natural and confident. Give me a try! I look forward to easing your mind about what you say.

    Groups: Article Samurai

    $30.56 /hr
    223 hours
    5.00
  2. Maria Brodine

    Maria Brodine

    Creative editor, researcher, writer, & consultant

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    I am a professional writer and social science researcher living in New Orleans, Louisiana. I specialize in editing, proofreading, writing, and research. I have an M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia Univ., as well as a B.A. in Honors English from San Diego State Univ. I have versatile skills and interests and can cover a wide range of topics in the arts and sciences. As an anthropologist, I am well versed in cross-cultural perspectives, enabling me to write for diverse audiences. In addition, I have over ten years of experience as a freelance proofreader, editor, and tutor. On the creative side, I love to work with horror, science fiction, and fantasy, though I am certainly open to other genres. I am skilled at breaking down and paraphrasing highly technical language, which is advantageous for technical and science writing. In all areas, I have a meticulous editorial eye for grammar, spelling, formatting, and content.

    $40.00 /hr
    577 hours
    4.91
  3. Rebecca F.

    Rebecca F.

    Voice Talent (Australian): Audio Books, Voice Overs, IVRs

    Australia - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 9

    Female Australian Voice Talent and Coach, Radio Experienced Voice-over Artist, Character voices and accents too! Based in Australia. Hear me NOW by clicking the link: [Generic demo] Generic demo: https://soundcloud.com/rebeccafoster5/demo4 Kids and Character voices demo: https://soundcloud.com/rebeccafoster5/kidsdemofoster2 [Please PRESS PLAY BUTTON onscreen to hear samples] 24 HOUR TURN AROUND FROM WHEN JOB IS ACCEPTED for gigs up to 500 words. Usually I can deliver for jobs up to 1000 words within 24 hours too, depending upon job load. I usually deliver by midnight as my work day usually consists of 2-5pm and 9pm-1am. I have an iPhone so am accessible at all times though - getting messages sent from oDesk to me directly. I am a qualified Drama Teacher, Actor and Voice Artist (Bachelor degree, Theatre from University of Queensland). I have experience in radio with 4RPH and 2RPH (Radio for the Print Handicapped), with on air presenting the news and my own show called "Girl Talk" about women's and girls' issues. I have attended short courses in Radio Presenting with Australian Film, Television and Radio School. Over the last 15 years, I have been teaching English and Drama (Voice & Movement and more!) to high school students in Australia and the UK. I have also had experience in creative writing pursuits, including writing for film and theatre. I have had my own work produced on stage and in (short) film. I seek to attain work in the following areas: voice-over work, writing; proof-reading; researching; and editing. I care about social justice issues and would be a great spokesperson for related projects. I also work with businesses and educational institutions to get their voice heard. TERTIARY EDUCATION 2006 PGDip of Creative Industries (Film) Qld University of Tech. 2003 Radio Broadcasting Australian, Film, TV and Radio School 1999 Certificate in TESOL Qld Academy of Languages 1999 Certificate in Arts (Photography) Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE 1997 Postgraduate Diploma of Education University of Queensland 1996 Bachelor of Arts (English, Drama / Theatre) University of Qld

    $38.89 /hr
    79 hours
    4.95
  4. Cheryl Humphreys

    Cheryl Humphreys

    Highly skilled writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 10/06/2014 - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 14

    Highly skilled editor and technical author. Co-author of "7 Steps to Making Money on oDesk" and "Get the Best - A Guide to Hiring the Best Freelancers on oDesk" Strong writing, editing, planning, administration & organisational abilities across all sectors. Proactive in prioritisation of workloads across several clients alongside solid engagement with stakeholders. Published author of two books on Celiacs Disease as well as ghostwriter for many other books (available on Amazon and other sites under pseudonyms). For the latest updates on my freelance career, http://digitalmined.com/going-from-zero-to-hero/#sthash.WEBezSRR.7s1xmFmH.dpbs

    $33.33 /hr
    346 hours
    4.95
  5. 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
  6. Karla Lant

    Karla Lant

    Writer, Editor, Professor

    United States - Last active: 3 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
    265 hours
    4.95
  7. Galina Dimitrova

    Galina Dimitrova

    Linguist - English, Bulgarian & all Slavic languages

    Bulgaria - Last active: 26 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    I can work fast, cheap and with high quality. You can pick only two of the three :) Over the last 12 years I have been working with local and foreign companies - translating on a daily basis; these include: - one of the biggest Bulgarian companies - "M-Tel" - a mobile operator (translating press-releases); - one of the biggest American subtitling companies - "Deluxe Digital Studios" (translating, proofreading, S/IQC of various features, featurettes and trailers); multiple accountancy and law companies - translating and editing their documentation and presentations. - some of the best international translation platforms. For the past six years I have been translating, transcribing and recording training and teaching materials for an audit company. I have also served them as a copywriter. My multiple publications in various spheres on local and national level (mostly books and magazines) have been highly estimated. Since 2003 I have been working with the Union of the Bulgarian Writers - provided overall interpretation for their international seminars, translating books (including poetry) into English and editing Bulgarian and English texts of various nature. I have translated about 15 novels from English, 2 from Czech, 2 to English and 5 poetry books. I have interpreted (simultaneously) from and to English on many International forums and meetings. I founded my company Galexa Pro Ltd. in 2009 to meet the growing needs and requirements of my customers. They work with me because of my professionalism and loyalty - qualities that are currently the basis of my company.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $20.00 /hr
    22 hours
    4.98
  8. William Woody

    William Woody

    Screenwriter, punch up artist, script doctor and story consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 7

    You've got an idea you're excited about. There are a lot of choices you'll need to consider. I would be honored if bringing me on board is one of them. Half a decade as an award-winning clean comedian has taught me to associate silence with failure. Between that and my education and experience in the film industry, I've learned how to get attention where I want it and when I want it. I'm available for screenwriting, script doctoring, punch up, proofreading, editing, story development, critique, SEO, copywriting and more. I look forward to hearing from you.

    $40.00 /hr
    194 hours
    4.88
  9. Karen Burkey

    Karen Burkey

    Creative Writer, Proofreader, and Typist

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 1

    I have 20+ years of experience working extensively with MS Word as both a creative writer and technical editor (grammar, punctuation, etc.). In addition, I have experience with Excel, Power Point, and Access from the Micro Soft Office suite. On a more personal level, I write fiction, both short stories and novels, simply for the love of writing. Also, I have worked with Sony Vegas and Roxio Video Wave in creating my own fan-made music videos, and GIMP for editing and manipulating graphics.

    $25.00 /hr
    62 hours
    4.99
  10. John Aymong

    John Aymong

    Adept Digital Illustrator

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 15

    Clients come to me for the creation of richly detailed, quirky, energetic worlds that communicate the feeling of an upcoming event or brand concept. Clients also seek me out for logo design, music album layout and design, images for television broadcast which help tell a story, personalized comics, concept roughs for creative meetings, ad campaigns, and more. I am also a writer, having had a formal post writing commercial scripts for businesses and communities. I look forward to being your ODesk captain and delivering you just what you are looking for!

    $33.33 /hr
    109 hours
    5.00