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  1. Cole Reibin

    Cole Reibin

    Quick & Reliable Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 26

    100% English speaker with a B.S Degree in Computer Science, Applied Computer Graphic concentration and over 8+ years in Graphic Design, specializes in designing: Postcards, flyers, banners, coupons, signs, door magnets, info-graphics, brochures, templates, and much more! My number one priority is making sure your needs have been met or exceeded. The quality of work I create is of the utmost importance, and I don't stop a project until you are completely satisfied! I also have an exceptionally fast turnover rate with many projects being completed within just 2-3 days. Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope to hear from you soon! Sincerely, Cole Reibin

    $25.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.72
  2. Dr. Tayaba Khan www.pensante.org

    Dr. Tayaba Khan www.pensante.org

    Health, Medical, Writer, Editor, Digital,Marketing

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 15

    Dr. Tayaba holds over 12 years of experience in healthcare communications for clients in USA, UK, Australia, Mauritius, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Pakistan. Linkedin Profile: https://pk.linkedin.com/in/tayabakhan About Pensante: We are clinicians, dentists, academicians, statisticians, marketers, digital maestros and social media experts with over 12 years of experience in our core areas of expertise. We have successfully combined clinical, academic, business, marketing, brand, social and digital experiences to create a healthcare communication service like no other. We 1. Love marketing on traditional and digital media 2. Are sensitive to healthcare communications needs 3. Are super critical to obtain highest levels of accuracy 4. Love conversations on different media 5. Love thinking out of the box to craft your message www.pensante.org

    $22.00 /hr
    72 hours
    4.80
  3. Lane F.

    Lane F.

    Article Writing, 2D Design, Video Prod. & Editing

    United States - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

    Hi I'm Lane! I stand by my work, and have 3 years of experience writing articles, producing high-quality videos, and beautiful 2D images like logos and thumbnails I'm becoming increasingly interested in making videos. Over the past 3 years, I've been producing videos as a way to get traffic to my tech blog. I've earned over 750,000 views on YouTube with these videos. I enjoy producing video, and would love to create a video for your business that fits into your vision. Here are some examples of my work with video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw4jPnw9MDc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIoIVQMOIbQ (Video below is not appearing in search engines yet) https://youtu.be/rGrG4yd2x30

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Kristin Jordan

    Kristin Jordan

    Freelance Writing & Editing

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    With a degree in Literary Arts from Brown University and with over five years experience in virtual assisting, blogging, freelance writing, and editing; I am proficient in English and skilled at various styles and forms of writing. I am also able to multitask effectively and meet tight deadlines. I am seeking opportunities for proposal writing, ghost writing, web content, and blogging (including SEO). Typically I charge $25-$30 per an hour or $0.04 - $0.06 per a word depending on the scope and nature of the project. I can provide references upon request. My tech skills include Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, Wordpress, Power Point, iPhoto, Prezi, Dropbox, Google Documents, and iMovie (including transcription).

    $27.78 /hr
    178 hours
    5.00
  5. Umair Khan

    Umair Khan

    Master in Data entry,Microsoft skills and Web expert

    Pakistan - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

    Over the last 2 years, I have gained huge experiences with Customer Service, Data entry, Technical Support, Email Handling, Classified ad posting, SEO, Article copy paste, Commenting on Forums, Excel, Power Point, CRM Software, Social Media Management, Creating Facebook Groups, Fan Page, Twitter etc. My core competency lies in Online Marketing, Inbound Marketing etc. My main objective is to provide excellent service, with timely, accurate, and professional results.

    $10.00 /hr
    532 hours
    4.93
  6. Cheryl Wicker

    Cheryl Wicker

    Publicist, Marketing Consultant, Award-Winning Producer, Journalist

    United States - Last active: 10/02/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 13

    I have worked in media for the past 17 years as a publicist, journalist, award-winning film/TV/video producer, TV host, celebrity interviewer, social media expert, casting director, recruiter, and writer. I own my own PR agency, Premier1 Studios, which specializes in Christian entertainment media and marketing where I write and distribute national press releases, create press kits, set up SEO websites, set up and manage social media pages, book media tours, plan media events, etc. I also produce promotional videos, book or movie trailers, speaker reels, etc. My objective is to obtain contract jobs in any of the following areas: * Marketing, branding, publicity and social media * Writing (publicity, journalism, blogs, creative or technical) * Consulting in the areas of PR, marketing, social media, & filmmaking * Producing * Event planning * Public speaking * Voice-over * Hosting * Casting * Recruiting My PR/marketing experience covers the following arenas: * FILM - as a producer of two films (Flag of My Father, Desires of the Heart), I handled the PR and marketing * BOOK PUBLISHING - worked as the public relations specialist at Howard Publishing, now Howard Books with Simon & Schuester and have worked and am currently working on book publicity campaigns through my own agency; have also worked on the PR campaign of the #! NY Times Bestselling author Richard Paul Evans through Motive Marketing * RADIO - was the Internet marketing manager for a group of five radio stations, The Radio People. * TOURISM - Worked as the public relations coordinator at the Monroe-West Monroe CVB My writing experience includes: * PUBLICITY - Press kits and press releases. You can view press releases here: One Focus Living, Flag of My Father. You can view sample press releases and online press kits in my portfolio * JOURNALISM - Articles and blogs - Write as the National Christian Movies Examiner on Examiner.com and am a contributor for various other publications including Sonoma Christian Home. I also write my own blog at ChristianMovieConnect.com and CherylWicker.com * MARKETING - Website copy and promotional material, including brochures, DVD cover copy, print ads, radio/TV commercials, video scripts for book trailers & promotional videos,etc. Have won awards for some of my pieces. * CREATIVE - , plays, skits and narration for church productions * TECHNICAL -Technical articles. Former ghostwriter for the Greenqube.com blog My background is extremely multi-faced which gives me a broad range of experiences to draw on for my work. I currently serve on the Northeast Louisiana Film Commission and the President's Task Force for Christian Women in Media. I speak at film festivals and conventions, churches and other organizations. I travel to many film and media events around the country and am very connected in the entertainment industry, particularly in the faith-based genre. A few things you should know about me is that I am the ultimate perfectionist. As a business owner, I strive for excellence in everything I do. So I do not take my responsibility lightly when another business hires me so that I can help to make them successful! I am well organized, have great communication skills, am hard working, and am easy to work with. My goal is to complete your project according to your specifications with the highest work ethic, in the most efficient means possible, and maintaining a pleasant work experience at all times! I am happy to negotiate for a rate that will work with your budget.

    $55.56 /hr
    31 hours
    4.91
  7. Francesco paolo D.

    Francesco paolo D.

    Engineer of the written word. Writer & translator.

    Czech Republic - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

    He has been working in the Italian motion picture industry for several years. At the same time, he developed a strong experience in publishing, since his first short story was printed when he was 18. He just completed his first novel and he's finalizing a draft for a short stories collection. He already developed several formats and concepts for film and television. His aspiration is to be a full time writer, producer and director. And a good cook, of course.

    $14.00 /hr
    5,072 hours
    5.00
  8. Ariane A

    Ariane A

    Expert Writer / Professional Voice Talent / Creatives Associate

    Philippines - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 6

    Ariane is a proficient writer who can adapt to both creative and technical projects. She has experience in corporate, academic and media writing, and is well-versed in marketing, public relations, SEO and social media. Backed up by a B.A. in Communication Arts, 3 years in the field of freelancing, and 2 years in corporate communications, she is more than ready and capable for your writing, layouting and voice talent needs. -- Ariane is also a professional voice talent whose voice has been featured in various radio and television commercials in the Philippines. She has also done automated phone prompts for some of the biggest companies in Manila. Using her excellent English skills, she speaks fluently and passionately, and is flexible enough to do both character and announcer roles.

    $17.00 /hr
    1,707 hours
    4.94
  9. Mohamed Atlagh

    Mohamed Atlagh

    Writer-Translator/Reviewer (English-French) | Web & Graphic Designer

    Morocco - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 10

    As i just got my Master's degree in France (Nancy-I). I am fluent in French and English as well. I am a Network security engineer with a passion for Writing. I can do on a high level Translation, Web content and articles writing, Proofreading etc. I am looking for opportunities that would enable me to put my organizational, Creative and communication skills to use in both French and English. My passion for languages pushed me to prepare and get both my TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and DALF (French Language Advanced Diploma) diplomas.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $22.22 /hr
    177 hours
    4.99
  10. Katherine C. H. E.

    Katherine C. H. E.

    Singer Voice Artist Writer Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    Clear communication is the ultimate goal of every bit of performance and editing -- whether it is a how-to book, a song, an article, or a blog post. I have had a love of performing, writing, and editing since I was a little girl in Music City and published a weekly family newspaper. I went on to serve as copy editor for my award-winning high school newspaper, and I was asked to be the Editor of the paper my senior year but instead opted to leave high school a year early to begin my studies at Georgetown University. At Georgetown I minored in English (with a History major) and studied with great literature professors and took journalism from renowned TIME writer Ted Gup. At the Smithsonian Institution I copy edited many of the art catalogs created to accompany touring art exhibitions. At the Art Museum of the Americas I wrote and edited dozens of books and articles about art and artists and edited many more. I have edited recipe-tested. I had a column in a North Carolina newspaper. I have written a book for which I also did all the design work. All along the way I have been singing and developing my voice skills. I have taught hundreds of teleseminars on a wide range of topics, and I created an entire line of guided meditations. I have even done voice over work for radio in Italian. I also write and record Custom Songs.

    $22.22 /hr
    37 hours
    5.00