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  1. Patrick Seguin

    Patrick Seguin

    Expert Copywriter & Editor with Marketing Experience

    Czech Republic - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 12

    I write copy that helps you build and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with your customers. Complementary marketing skills enable me to identify market needs and communicate clear solutions. Writing has always been fundamental to my career. With over two decades of personal and professional experience, I can ensure that you speak with your audience effectively. I have over 15 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 world’s only complete web-based video selling and electronic signature solution. I enjoy using my writing skills to breathe life into innovative ideas while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. I look forward to meeting you!

    $50.00 /hr
    4,068 hours
    4.18
  2. Cheryl Humphreys

    Cheryl Humphreys

    Highly skilled writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 10 days ago - 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
  3. Cindy Scinto

    Cindy Scinto

    Graphic Design, Web, Writing, and Editing

    United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 28

    Extensive work with Adobe products including all graphic design, web design, and document management software. Past jobs included system management, networking, book cover design and interior layout, writing for media and online venues, editing, copy-writing, logo design and marketing plan development, photography, and other multimedia positions. I am a published author with two books out, six more being written, blog work, newspaper work, published articles, and am a self-publishing consultant. Business name: Adelphos Books, All Aspects of Writing, Editing, Publishing, and Promotion

    $16.67 /hr
    31 hours
    4.96
  4. Heather Butler Smith

    Heather Butler Smith

    Creative writer specialising in business.

    United Kingdom - Last active: 12 days ago

    I have over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and training both in the UK and the USA. I have written and/or created professional profiles, technical manuals, business plans, workshop/training content, promotional materials and website content. Having lived and worked in the UK and USA I am skilled at writing for either audience.

    $60.00 /hr
    27 hours
    5.00
  5. Aisha S.

    Aisha S.

    A Freelance Writer and Blogger for Businesses

    Nigeria - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 13

    Hello! Need a writer? My name is Aisha Sulaiman. I am a freelance writer, ghostwriter, blogger copywriter and online content writer. I help businesses achieve their marketing goals by writing quality web copy, blog content and effective lead magnets for their marketing campaigns. I also develop and write case studies white papers and eBooks as a tool for your content marketing campaign. Is content creation or development putting you under pressure? Are you a marketing manager, editor or a small business owner with a tight schedule and no time to create awesome blog posts, eBooks, case studies, white papers, newsletters and other marketing materials that can help you get more sales and generate more leads? Then let me help you as a freelance writer to take off that content creation pressure and create content tailored to meet your need for you. Reaching out to people via content is essential as it helps to convey important messages to your audience, clients, students or members as the case may be. You can use articles, blog posts, white papers, reports and so on to engage and deliver information on your behalf to your clients and audience even when you are not there. Hence creating an automated marketing tool for you. This gives your businesses the needed leverage to capture more leads. Do you also find it difficult to write a piece of article, report or eBook that can explain issues to your audience in a simplified form? then you are in the right place. Have no fear I will handle it. Or maybe whenever you sit to write the words just don’t flow and you have a piece of writing to deliver with the deadline so close, I can help you out with that too. Just like a client I had who found it difficult to write, he just feels this block each time he sits to write but the thought keeps flowing inside his head and if he was to just talk, he would be able to pour it all out. So I suggested to him “why don’t you create an audio and send it to me and I will create a piece out of it for you”. This ended up as a ghostwriting project. Whatever your writing needs might be, we can always find a solution for you. All you have to do is contact me. With years of writing experience, you can be sure to get your projects done excellently. First I will work with you to define your audience and the purpose of the write-up. I will then create an outline on the scope of your project with suitable points for you to review. I can also help you with images for blog posts and finally, you will get revisions done to your satisfaction; and the end result? content that is meaningful and fully packed with information. Get in touch and let’s discuss your project.

    $50.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.18
  6. Rakhi Sinha

    Rakhi Sinha Agency Contractor

    The Syntax Systems - Business Content Solutions

    India - Last active: 27 days ago - Portfolio: 6

    Hello! I am an MBA with a graduation in Science. Backed by my drive for writing, in 2006 I quit my job as a Project Manager and combined my professional & creative skills to build The Syntax Systems (TSS). Through our experts panel, we have been delivering content solutions across the globe. Today, we have collaborated with several businesses helping them communicate effectively to their target audience. We will be glad to partner your excellence too!

    Associated with: The Syntax Systems

    $16.00 /hr
    15 hours
    4.94
  7. John Lamrock

    John Lamrock

    Graphic Designer

    Australia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 12

    Graphic designer with 7+ years freelance experience. Highly skilled and with a strong eye for detail, I offer complete design solutions, a professional attitude with outstanding communication, and vibrant, effective designs which will bring your projects to life.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Jade K.

    Jade K.

    Instructional designer and developer of award-winning e-learning

    United Kingdom - Last active: 14 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    I am an independent e-learning consultant specialising in instructional design, e-learning development and blended learning design. With an in-depth understanding of instructional design and a keen eye for visual design, I create learner-focused e-learning materials that are both effective and easy on the eye. I use a wide variety of e-learning and multimedia development tools with particular expertise in Articulate Storyline and Studio. Previously I worked in libraries in the higher education sector with a particular focus on developing online learning materials to support students’ academic skills development, including the University of Manchester Library’s award-winning “My Learning Essentials” programme.

    $60.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Germe noah D.

    Germe noah D.

    Sales Agent/Translator/Transcriptionist/Web Researcher

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    Transcription I have a great experience in transcription from interviews, movies, lectures, webinars down to podcasts. I can work around 1-2 hours of video or audio per day. I can transcribe around 10-15 minutes of audio per hour provided that the audio is clear with an American or British accent. I research difficult terminologies to keep accuracy at 99% or higher. Translator I am good with Cebuano to English, Filipino to English and vice versa in translation. Sales I am an excellent Sales Agent who has been in the top list and awarded few times with my dedication and hard work. I have successfully balanced Customer Satisfaction versus Sales and Conversion and is consistent with it. I worked as a Live Chat Product Specialist and Sales Agent of a company for around 2 years. Data Entry I am an experienced data entry specialist who is keen to details, format, and accuracy to whatever little thing I need to work with. I am working with data entry my entire life once in a while. I am a speed typist (up to 90 wpm) with great skills in Office applications such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher. Web Researcher During those times when I am an SME(Subject Matter Expert), I was given an additional task to research competitors to be able to make comprehensive comparisons and keep the company I'm working with on top. I was successful in gathering information about their plans and services and its benefits and pricing to make sure that our plans and offers are both competitive and feasible. I am always willing to learn new things and a challenge lover. I love to go above and beyond my limitations and client's expectations in work.

    $3.33 /hr
    0 hours
    4.69