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  1. Tom McMeekin

    Tom McMeekin

    Writer and Mass Communication Professional

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

    Currently, I am primarily seeking ongoing or full-time positions which utilize my passion for creating great work, my strong ethics, and my varied media production skills. Since earning my Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2011, while also working as a graduate teaching and research assistant, I have successfully helped freelance clients grow their businesses with projects in writing and editing, blogging, social media, media relations, and other marketing communication work. I will bring to your organization more than 10 years work and academic experience in the field of journalism and mass communication; a creative spark; and a wide diversity of interests, experience, and personal network connections.

    $50.00 /hr
    234 hours
    5.00
  2. 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
  3. Michael Sugarman

    Senior Editor, Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 month 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
  4. Manolito Sulit

    Manolito Sulit

    Tagalog/Filipino Translator, Web Admin, DE & Content Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 14

    Thank you for your interest in my profile. You can call me Manny. A published writer in Filipino and a former teacher of the language, my poems and stories are collected in paperback, ebook and magazine editions. I have also written, directed and produced a full-length indie movie. I've got my Journalism degree from UST and some postgraduate translation units during my stint at DLSU. My oDesk career has started way back in 2008 as a VA doing data entry for MLS. After a year, an offer came to implement Internet marketing strategies that promote language learning products and also to develop affiliate sites. Since then, more clients have entrusted me with more exciting jobs related to content, data entry, online marketing, website management and the like. I look forward to working with you in your project. Best regards.

    $12.00 /hr
    6,432 hours
    4.92
  5. Tanya Richards

    Tanya Richards

    Photoshop Artist/ Photo Retouching

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 39

    I have been the head designer at a stationery and gift company for 10 years. I have lived and breathed in Photoshop. I am a painter on the side, so Photoshop is just a digital extension of that for me. My work is detailed and realistic, with a great understanding of composition and color. I also assist with our catalog with layout, photo retouching and product replacement/fixing. Skills: * Logos * Photo Retouching, resizing * Photo Rebuilding/ Restoration * Any type of image manipulation in Photoshop * Product shot improvement for websites * InDesign layout * Print material

    $16.67 /hr
    1,456 hours
    4.93
  6. Jill McCoomber

    Jill McCoomber

    Copywriter, editor, news release specialist, blogger, graphic designer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 35

    More than 31 years in journalism, public relations, marketing, photography and graphic design provides me with all the skills needed to offer a complete array of services. These include professional copywriting and editing; website content and design; blog copywriting; e-book content, editing, design and production; advertising, logo and other graphic design; photography and photo editing. Among my specialties are eye-catching flyers, brochures, print and online advertisements, SEO website content and blogs (experienced with Wordpress and Squarespace), B2C and B2B business writing, press releases, sales letters, copywriting, copy editing, marketing plans, annual reports, photography, stock photos and photo editing. Experience includes copywriting, design and layout for all types of printed materials, websites, newspapers and magazines. Extensive experience in travel writing, business and individual profile articles, commercial, advertorial and infomercial scripts for radio and television/video, e-mail and direct-mail campaigns and press release production for a wide variety of businesses, organizations, schools, nonprofits, political candidates, products and services. More than 10 years of full-time experience in resort, entertainment, and retail marketing and publicity. Exceptional research and interview skills. Expert in American English, perfect grammar and punctuation guaranteed. My goal is to make your copy, printed materials, e-book, advertising, website, signage, presentation or product stand out from the crowd! My hourly fees are negotiable and fixed-price jobs are welcome. The job isn't finished until the client is completely satisfied!

    $65.00 /hr
    47 hours
    4.72
  7. Anna I.

    Anna I.

    Creative Logo and Graphic Designer

    Ukraine - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 26

    Hi there! :) My name is Anna and i have over 5 years working experience in different areas of design, such as print design, logo design illustrations and etc. Illustrations and drawings are my passion. I am guru in Photoshop and Illustrator. I have experience in creating flash animation, + general understanding of language Action Script 3.0, I think fast, and quickly realize my ideas into reality :) Individual approach to each customer, execution of orders on time.

    $11.11 /hr
    40 hours
    4.92
  8. Laura Resurreccion

    Laura Resurreccion

    Artist, Illustrator, Designer and Writer

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 60

    I have a fine art background and I originally thought this graphic design career would just be a day job. I didn't think I'd love it so much! I earned a state certification to practice advertising art in high school. I have a Bachelors of Technology with a major in Visual Communications from the State University of New York at Farmingdale. I have 16 years experience with various national and international clients you may have heard of. Logo design is my passion, I think of graphic design as a problem-solving process and it is a very rewarding process for me. I count myself very lucky, I get to meet the most brilliant people who have amazing ideas and I get to help them with their goals. See my website for more information about me and my style http://lauraresurreccion.wix.com/lrgraphics I do best when a client has information about their business and a clear vision. Though some of my favorite projects have been with clients who let me start from scratch. I love working with people who are smarter than me with great ideas. Skills include Adobe Creative Suite, Web Design, Social Media Customization (For your Facebook, Twitter and Youtube pages), Fine Art Illustration, Vector Illustration, user interface front end design, Email newsletter campaigns, article writing, creative writing, content writing, ghostwriting and editing services. If you have completed a novel or a dissertation I can offer editing services and proofreading services. Please message me with your details to get a personalized quote. See the latest work in progress and things that inspire me on my company facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/lrgraphicsupstateny

    Groups: Application Developers Alliance

    $30.50 /hr
    316 hours
    4.68
  9. Lisa M.

    Lisa M.

    Social Media Marketing Expert, Social Manager, Top Ghostwriting Author

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8

    Over the last 5 years, I have developed a wide range of websites and social marketing campaigns Wordpress, Instapage, and all social media platforms including: Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and more! My focus has been startup companies and small businesses. My core competency lies in complete end-end management of a website development project, social marketing campaigns and ghostwriting and building your brand online. and I am seeking opportunities to build websites from the ground up for you or your business. I also have experience in the following areas: Wordpress (CSS/Coding). Instapage. Leadpages. Social Marketing. Ghostwriting. Project Management. Branding and Graphic Design. Overall online strategy.

    $55.56 /hr
    77 hours
    5.00
  10. Matthew Hester

    Matthew Hester

    Writer, Video Editor, Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    As a writer and journalist for over six years, I am experienced in copywriting, editing, and meeting deadlines. I have experience writing hard news, opinion, critical review, features, personality profiles, sports features, and how-to articles. I have won over 50 awards for my work, including first place in the state of Oklahoma for Critical Review. I am a certified Video Producer, Video Editor, and Video Production Assistant in the state of Oklahoma and have worked with the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce, Parent Promise, and Tech JOYnT, along with various other organizations and individuals. I won First Place in Broadcast Production at the Business Professionals of America 2013 National Conference, the Award of Excellence for Film at the Oklahoma PTSA State Reflections Contest, and I have won multiple other state and local awards for my work. As a Graphic Designer for over four years, I have experience in logo design and creating content for desktop publishing. I have work with Sunflower Mountain Farm, Geekcycle Designs, and Anisquall, along with various other organizations and individuals. I have business certifications for Adobe and Apple products, as well as WorkKeys certifications, and I hold significant training, expertise and experience in Windows, Mac, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Final Cut, Microsoft Office, Canon cameras, and Nikon cameras. I utilize a distinct voice and style to excel in artistic fields like film, music, graphic design, literature, and writing. I excel in communication and utilization of web-based networking with experience in building and running online communities. I am a self-motivated and hard worker and was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout for my dedication, perseverance, leadership, trustworthiness, and ingenuity. I am always dedicated to the task at hand and will get your job done right.

    $13.33 /hr
    28 hours
    5.00