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  1. Emily Ling

    Emily Ling

    Freelance editor and writer

    United States - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    Need something edited or written quickly without sacrificing comprehension or clarity? I'm the woman for the job! In my freelancing career, I have specialized in short SEO articles, but I also have experience writing research-based articles and a variety of fictional styles. I am passionate about working in the writing and editing industry. I have a B.A. in English: Language and Literature and English: Writing with a minor in Japanese.

    $11.00 /hr
    94 hours
    4.94
  2. Ananda Ghagra

    Ananda Ghagra Agency Contractor

    WordPress, Data Entry, Web Research Specialist

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 6

    I am a professional freelancer that provides quality material with a quick turn around and 7 years of Upwork experience and over 400+ hours worked. I am a fast learner, pick up on things very easily. And seeking some position in an any positions that would passed my qualifications, where there is a need for a variety some tasks including – computer knowledge, organizational abilities, business intelligence and database program use and to obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background and ability to work well with people. I have much experienced in WordPress, Photoshop, Data Entry, Web Research, Facebook, Twitter, Blog Writing, MS-Office 2000, 2003, 2007 & 2013 Excel-Access-VB combination, Project Admin & Management Work, VA/PA, Directory Submissions, Admin Support, and Link Building etc. I am also very fast and accurate in typing and data entry. I want to sell my skill on Upwork and want to serve honestly. I hope my buyers will be satisfied by me and they will be delighted with my work. ☆►Contact Information: I can be contacted via Skype, text messaging, email, and any other communication platform. Quick responses are guaranteed. I am a reliable contractor available 7 days a week.

    Associated with: Ghagra IT

    $5.56 /hr
    468 hours
    4.95
  3. Rizza M.

    Rizza M. Agency Contractor

    Virtual Assistant/Layout Designer

    Philippines - Last active: 4 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    Hello there! Thanks for visiting my profile. I'm an organized and hardworking individual with self discipline and time management skills necessary to deliver quality services, strict deadlines, and high expectations for the clients. I'm capable of doing tasks like: - Data Entry - Graphic Design - Web/Internet Research - Social Media Management I'm also willing to undergo training or self-study for the task that are new to me.

    Associated with: GFF Team

    $5.67 /hr
    84 hours
    5.00
  4. Samantha Savage

    Samantha Savage

    Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 05/21/2013 - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 11

    My career goal is to find a job in the Graphic Design field with a successful company, where I will be able to move up into the company and help the company grow with the better use of graphics and advertising. I have taken on certain jobs to help build specific skills to go along with my design background, such as customer service, sales, and office/organizational jobs. I have recently relocated back to the Oregon area to be closer to family and to broaden my opportunities in finding a Graphic Design based occupation.

    $22.22 /hr
    3 hours
    5.00
  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
    1,483 hours
    4.93
  6. Shelby Paul

    Shelby Paul

    Creative Writer, Illustrator, Article, Blog, Book Descript

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 27

    I am a professional writer and illustrator with the skills needed to bring the creativity and passion to your project. My objective is to bring the reader into the story with my words and the brilliant visuals I create. I have a background in child development which enables me to write with the adaptation needed to meet the developmental needs of children as well as the skills to write for various people. I have Written, Illustrated and Publish a children's book titled, I Can't Wait any Longer and made it available online through Amazon, Barns and Noble and etc... I have written and/or illustrated several other books and ebooks for clients, which have also been published. My writing skills range from young readers to adult. I am experienced in writing various types of creative writings, articles and blogs. I also specialize in Mobile App descriptions as well as Amazon Book descriptions. Self directed and motivated person with the capability to have built and managed a business, Characters and Clowns, and also, Kids' With Spirit, an Outreach Program from the ground up. Over the past 15 years I have developed a wide range of skills. I have experience with copy writing, editing, illustrations, both freehand style and vectored illustrations, typing skills, book cover design, 2D design, book description, social skills, organizational development, designing, project management, business management, and social media market. My goal is to provide quality work to my clients and to meet their needs to the extent of all my possibilities. I will professionally conquer each task and treat each client with individual care.

    $7.00 /hr
    811 hours
    4.95
  7. Anna I.

    Anna I.

    Creative Logo and Graphic Designer

    Ukraine - Last active: 3 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. Ebnul H.

    Ebnul H.

    Adobe PDF Form Developer (Dynamic & Static) with Indesign Experienced

    Bangladesh - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 32

    I am an expert Adobe PDF Form Developer with Java Script experience also I have strong typographic skills in graphic design like eBooks, brochures, catalogs, magazines, flyers, Newsletters, Resumes etc with great detail. Please view my upwork portfolio for samples of previous work. So please feel free to contact with me for further discussion about your project.

    $16.67 /hr
    1,319 hours
    4.89
  9. Andi Osiek

    Andi Osiek

    Dependable designer with marketing expertise

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 13

    A highly educated freelancer, with over 13 years professional experience which includes: marketing direction, project management, graphic and web design, illustration, copywriting, copy editing, business publications, and communications coordination. Andi currently holds a BFA in Illustration and will complete her MBA with honors (3.8 GPA) next Fall. Past employment includes: - Marketing Director for Economic Security Corporation (ESC) - Communication Director for Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce - Copy Editor and Page Designer for the Joplin Globe Newspaper In 2009, Andi left her position at ESC and has continued to work with them as a freelance contractor ever since. She has built a strong consultation and design business from her home office. Current clients include local small businesses, national not-for-profit groups, and several governmental organizations. However, her true passion lies in children's illustration—and her whimsical style is well-suited for many applications. She isn't deterred by a challenge and enjoys a life filled with variety. Andi's family continually provides her with inspiration, are her most challenging critics… and her biggest supporters. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, ballroom dancing and building “pillow houses” with her kids.

    $17.00 /hr
    23 hours
    5.00
  10. Maria Brodine

    Maria Brodine

    Creative editor, researcher, writer, & consultant

    United States - Last active: 3 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
    701 hours
    4.91