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  1. Karla Lant

    Karla Lant

    Writer, Editor, Professor

    United States - Last active: 28 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
    273 hours
    4.95
  2. Audrey Howitt

    Audrey Howitt

    Writer, Researcher, licensed psychotherapist, voice teacher, lawyer

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 3

    I really enjoy research and writing. As an attorney, over the past twenty years I have honed my skills in that area. In the past year, I have begun to add creative writing skills and would like to continue in this area as well. My core skills lie within several divergent areas: I am an excellent researcher and writer. I am also a licensed psychotherapist and am well versed in technical areas within the psychology field. Finally, I am an excellent singer and voice teacher and am a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

    $22.22 /hr
    11 hours
    4.93
  3. Sarah M.

    Sarah M.

    Professional Freelance Writer for Upscale Projects

    United States - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 13

    Current Work Schedule is as follows: 8 AM ET - 3 PM ET, M-F NO weekends Hello! My name is Sarah, and I'm pleased to make your acquaintance. I am a skilled Professional writer with three years' worth of experience in various genres. My current focus is on the beauty/skin/hair genre as I have been working exclusively in this realm for the past 3 years now. I am capable, however, of developing content in any niche - see my feedback below as proof. I have the ability to write on any topic assigned to me, and have the know-how to provide you with results oriented, natural, great sounding content which will drive traffic to your website or blog and increase your overall business. Currently, I am a writer for a multitude of venues, including websites, blogs, and magazines, among other entities. Some of the genres I have written articles and blogs on have been: Travel Family Food Coffee Schools Weddings Services offered by Companies Sales pitches Endorsements for products Weather Medical jobs Job salaries Airports Informative articles Medical Marijuana 'About Me' sections on websites and much more. My work speaks for itself, and is always 100% original. I use perfect American English, and always strive for perfection. I double and triple check my work to ensure the quality of my work goes above and beyond expectation. This has been noted in my feedback. Thank you for taking the time to look over my profile and consider me for the position. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    $20.00 /hr
    7 hours
    4.79
  4. Meaghan McGauley

    Meaghan McGauley

    Administrative Support/Data Entry/Virtual Assistant/Writer/

    Canada - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    As a committed individual, I undertake all my assignments seriously and tackle problems promptly. I specialize in giving quality services with respect for deadlines and high expectations. I can bring value to you and your business and help you solve administrative issues as long as it is within my range of expertise. Also, I have been a Paralegal since 2010. I provide quality work in; * Data Entry and proof-reading * Web research * Virtual Assistant * Customer service * Administrative Support * Microsoft Excel * Microsoft Word * Adobe Photoshop (Catalogs, Brochure, Book Cover and Etc.) * Adobe Illustrator (Photo Editing) * Call Handling * Email Handling * Image Editing * Social Media Marketing (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Wordpress) * Transcription * Video Conversion * Appointment Setting * Calendar Management * Technical Support Currently I am working on improving my portfolio.

    $5.56 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Maysa H.

    Maysa H. Agency Contractor

    Expert Arabic journalist

    Egypt - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 11

    I'm good in the Arabic language., English, French. mother tongue: - Arabic I am a lawyer, journalist, Arabic language teacher. I have experience in journalism and law for 8 years. I have one year experience working in customer service. I have one year experience working in Teaching Arabic I'm working on writing articles about the economy, laws and all other fields. I'm excellent at writing in general. and Arabic press releases I really like obligation, discipline and dedication in work.

    Associated with: Three brothers

    $11.50 /hr
    947 hours
    4.93
  6. Brandon Tvedt

    Brandon Tvedt Agency Contractor

    Master Wordsmith, Marketing Ninja, and Business Consultant

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 27 - Portfolio: 97

    *** One of oDesk’s Top Contractors of 2012*** I seek to fulfill assignments for all my clients in a quick and professional manner. My three watchwords are Reliability, Consistency, and Honesty. You, my potential client, are likely looking to use the internet to market your product or service. You may lack a particular skill or piece of marketing expertise, and you’re looking for a contractor to help you solve your problems. Hopefully, I can help you end your search; I’ve been helping clients solve their internet marketing problems, both large and small, for nearly 15 years now. In just the past 12 months right here on oDesk, I have received near-perfect feedback from over 75 separate clients. So, how can I help you, specifically? Most people who find their way here will be in need of a writer. The written (or increasingly, typed) word still remains the basis of all communication, and therefore, all marketing efforts as well. That’s why I’ve gone out of my way to master the English language. I’m actually one of the 50 highest-rated contractors in the entire U.S.A. in terms of Written English proficiency according to Brainbench, the worlds’ largest third-party skills certification site. I can imbue even the most pedestrian of prose with a verve and vitality anyone would be hard-pressed to match. If you need simple content, such as static web pages, blog posts, product reviews and the like, I can discover the unique selling points of your product or service and create crisp, clear, top-quality content that will convert to sales for you at higher rates than you thought possible. Or perhaps you are in the market for something a bit more complex? Have no fear – the more challenging the project the more I enjoy working on it. Thusly, I also write Press Releases (fully AP formatted and styled), do resume touch-ups, personal Bios, eBooks, video scripts, storyboarding, and more. If it can be written, I can write it, and at the very highest level of quality. I even work on Academic and authority-level writing. I can assist with editing your dissertation, proofreading your thesis, or researching and drafting industry white papers or grants. I’m also sensitive to the needs of ESL students who understand their content but have difficulty demonstrating that fact in English. Maybe you don’t need any content at the moment though. What can I do for clients who need other services? Quite a bit. My expertise extends into technical areas as well. I’m able to offer cutting-edge web design services, and also offer fully administered SEM campaigns. Whether you are looking to get organic results in SEO, go viral with Social Media Marketing (SMM), or acquire targeted traffic through a PPC campaign, I can assist you every step of the way, from campaign design, to execution, to the ongoing monitoring and maintenance required to successfully execute a modern inbound marketing campaign. I’m AdWords certified and have agency-level subscriptions to all major industry software. I even have a fully equipped recording studio available at my home office and am an accomplished Audio-Visual engineer; I can produce anything from simple YouTube style explainer videos or personal testimonials to full on custom animation designed from the ground up to suit your project. Finally, you might be here because you’re in need of a business consultant, someone who can help you make sense of the big picture. You may need help tweaking a business or marketing plan, or assistance developing a process document. You may even just want some old fashioned niche research done. I can assist you with these projects, and more. All of my strategic advice is predicated on in-depth research, and focuses on demonstrating clear ROI to clients as soon as possible. So if you find yourself in need of top-quality content of any sort, assistance developing or implementing a modern marketing campaign, or a business consultant to help you navigate a particularly thorny development, please reach out to me. You and your bottom line will both be glad you did. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Associated with: Quest for Content Agency

    $83.33 /hr
    468 hours
    4.92
  7. Melissa Bernard

    Melissa Bernard

    Paralegal, Writer and Editor, Social Media

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    I am a highly skilled writer and editor. I hold a bachelors of science degree and also a paralegal degree. My paralegal experience has given me knowledge of legal terminology and procedures. I also have a lot of experience in medical and veterinary technology.

    $13.00 /hr
    386 hours
    4.26
  8. Juancé Gómez

    Juancé Gómez

    Author. Playwright. Ghostwriter. Script Doctor. English Translator.

    Panama - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

    Independent Writer: Experience as a writer over the last 10 years, with many articles published in Venezuelan & American printed media and the internet. Author of a book called “Los Siete Pecados del Venezolano” (The Seven Sins of Venezuelans”), published 2010 and still on sale. Author of 3 Theater Plays: “La Lupe en Tres Tiempos” (Winner Best Musical MHTA- 2015) and “El Ocaso de Aurora” (2013), “Muero por un trago”. Main Written Skills Ghostwriting Research & Analysis Reports Proofreading Spanish & English Legal Translations Corporate video transcriptions English & Spanish Tutoring Script Doctoring Copywriting Web Site Content creation

    $12.50 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  9. Miriam W.

    Miriam W.

    Creative & tech writer w/ excellent admin/legal skills. Berkeley grad.

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 28

    Professional journalist and writer with over 20 years experience and a prestigious college degree! I've supported myself for many years as a paralegal and researcher in the working world while researching and writing freelance on the side. I possess a strong passion for writing, evidenced by numerous publications, and my graduating from the University of California at Berkeley Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. I'm currently working on publishing a collection of poetry. I am proficient in creating and rewriting website content, blogging, writing technical documents and newsletters (both corporate and nonprofit), performing legal research and drafting legal documentation. **_A word is dead When it is said, Some say. I say it just begins to live that day. - Emily Dickinson _**

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  10. Josh P.

    Josh P.

    Perfectionist| Writer| Voice Actor| Singer| Researcher| Consultant

    United States - Last active: 09/05/2013 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    Over the last 12 years, I have developed a varied skill set, which is applicable to a wide variety of competencies that I have had the pleasure of performing in both formal and informal settings. From leadership in small business to creative entrepreneurial endeavors to start-up consultation and more, I often find myself exploring new horizons, which keeps my brain active and engaged. My core competency is in creative writing, speaking and singing. I also have experience in the following areas: brainstorming, designing, testing, implementation and troubleshooting. I could also bore you with a long list of other skills that might seemingly have nothing to do with each other; however, I feel it would be more effective to say that these skills have contributed to my ability to flex into whatever prospect I am currently exploring. I strive to serve others instead of serving myself. Joshua Pattillo – Your happiness is my success!™

    $37.78 /hr
    1 hours
    0.00